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Windows 7: Trying To Do Clean Install on Windows 7 Pro Laptop. No CD or DVD.

01 Feb 2018   #1
CAG43

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Trying To Do Clean Install on Windows 7 Pro Laptop. No CD or DVD.

I want to do a clean install on my HP Elitebook 8460p laptop but do not have a CD or DVD.
Can someone direct me to the most efficient and uncomplicated way to do this?
I have tried several methods found on Google but none of them seemed to work.
One method told me the computer had a virus, even though I had run all the security tools beforehand and no viruses appeared then.
Thanks so much.

CAG43


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01 Feb 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

There should be an option under the Start menu for doing a factory restore to the original HP specs. There should also be an option for creating a set of factory restore DVDs.

The first thing you need to do is create a set of factory restore DVDs. Have about five or six blank DVD-R disks, plus a permanent marker, on hand before starting; you will likely need only four disks, but have a couple of extras in case one of them is a bad disk. And keep in mind that HP allows you to make only one set of disks (I have no idea why they have that limitation), so be very careful when you are making them.

After creating the factory restore disks, try to do the factory restore from the Start menu. If that isn't possible, then use the Factory Restore disks that you created.
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01 Feb 2018   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are using bootable installation media on usb, either use usb 2 ports, or inject the Renesas usb3.0 drivers into boot.wim.

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Avoid using the ports on the left hand side of the laptop that are labeled SS for SuperSpeed. Those are the USB 3 ports.
Unable to deploy Windows 7 SP1 to HP Elitebook 8460p tester
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02 Feb 2018   #4
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CAG43 View Post
I want to do a clean install on my HP Elitebook 8460p laptop but do not have a CD or DVD.
Can someone direct me to the most efficient and uncomplicated way to do this?
I have tried several methods found on Google but none of them seemed to work.
One method told me the computer had a virus, even though I had run all the security tools beforehand and no viruses appeared then.
Thanks so much.

CAG43
OK, I'm confused (that seems to happen a lot).... are you saying that you don't have Windows on a physical DVD, or are you saying that your PC does not have a DVD player?
There's a lot of difference there.

I have several laptops, that do have DVD drives installed, but.... I have one little skinny HP that does not have any DVD drive at all, so installing anything from a DVD is impossible.
But thanks to modern technology, there is an easy answer to the problem. It's called an External, USB, DVD drive. They are not really expensive and sure come in handy at times, when a PC has no DVD drive at all or if it has one that's not working properly.

Of all the ones for sale at Amazon, this would be my favorite. It's much like the one I already have.
https://www.amazon.ca/VicTsing-Lates...rnal+dvd+drive

If this isn't the answer to your own problem, maybe it will help someone else.

Cheers Mate!
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02 Feb 2018   #5
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Think the OP is trying to find ISO ?
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02 Feb 2018   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Use Rufus to cretae a usb stick installer, it should be at least a 4GB stick.

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

And here`s a simple program I like to use to burn the Iso file to dvd, burn the dvd at the slowest possible speed.

Free ISO Burner

Iso file Download link.

TechBench by WZT (v4.1.1)

Use the key on your Certificate of Authenticity COA to activate Windows 7. Hopefully you can read it, if not you will have an issue.


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02 Feb 2018   #7
Birdman74

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you are using bootable installation media on usb, either use usb 2 ports, or inject the Renesas usb3.0 drivers into boot.wim.



Unable to deploy Windows 7 SP1 to HP Elitebook 8460p tester
Cant anybody like make an ISO or option to download an ISO with all this USB 2 and USB 3 and these Issues resolved / already injected so us people who know little can just do our installation or recovery on our machines and go about life? I wish.
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02 Feb 2018   #8
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bat 1 View Post
Think the OP is trying to find ISO ?
It's hard to say. I guess we'll have to wait till he comes back and lets us know.
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