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Windows 7: Clean Restore Windows 7 On My XPS 8100 Desktop?

02 Apr 2019   #71
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi paulyjames,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulyjames View Post
I basically want to reinstall windows 7 with no bloatware.
Paul im curious but what laptop brands have you done clean reinstall since you never had a dell before?
We have given you the method of performing a clean install [without bloatware].
I have never owned a Dell but have I performed many clean installs on both Dell desktops and Dell laptops. Fundamentally clean installs are clean installs with vary little variation in relation to the make/brand.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
But, if your machine is quite old, the Dell dvd probably doesn't include SP1.
I suggest you get the MS win7 iso that includes SP1.
Out of curiosity, how many people is it going to take to tell you what needs doing before you actually do something?

If you use your Dell XPS 8100 disk that you found, as SIW2 has stated above, if it doesn't include SP1 [Service Pack 1], then you are adding a LOT of extra time and possibly installation failure because you first need to download the SP1 pre-requisites, then SP1 itself, and then ALL the updates since SP1 was released. What a lot of unnecessary time and work, believe me!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulyjames View Post
But if i use those old cds, can't i still download sp1 while online? What is sp1?
Answered above!


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02 Apr 2019   #72
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi SIW2,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Is there something particularly difficult about downloading the MS win7 iso which includes SP1?

You could have done it ages ago.
I really don't know what his fear/problem is with following what has been posted in order to do the clean install!

I am really curious to see how many people it is going to take to tell him what needs to be done before he actually does something?

Megahertz07 even can him the 24 hour links in post #49 for the Win 7 SP1 ISO download!
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02 Apr 2019   #73
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Another chance to download Win 7 SP1

Win7 SP1 32 Ultimate

Win7 SP1 64 Ultimate

The links are valid for 24 hours. Download them NOW.

It's a Win 7 ultimate, the only available for download from M$ site.
All versions of Win 7 installation disk has the 4 versions (Home, HP, Pro and Ultimate)
To make it a all version install you must remove ei.cfg file on \sources.
ei.cfg Removal Utility is a small application that does it automatically.
ei.cfg Removal Utility download

Download and extract it and apply to the win 7 iso file you've downloaded.


Instead of running WU and install more than 200 updates, run Simplix.
Simplix pack allows you to update Windows 7 SP1 (x86 x64) and Server 2008 R2 SP1 live operating systems. It can be installed in any language. Includes all critical, recommended, and security updates and updates for all versions of Internet Explorer.
Download Simplix UpdatePack 7 - MajorGeeks
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02 Apr 2019   #74
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Megahertz07,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Another chance to download Win 7 SP1

Win7 SP1 32 Ultimate

Win7 SP1 64 Ultimate

The links are valid for 24 hours. Download them NOW.
This will be interesting!
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02 Apr 2019   #75
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulyjames View Post
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.
I have product key, service tag, express service code sticker on it.
You just need the iso including SP1.
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03 Apr 2019   #76
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi paulyjames, have you download the ISO yet?
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03 Apr 2019   #77
paulyjames

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi there. Im going to first and try to encrypt my windows 7 desktop first. I always wanted to do this but never tried it and figure do this first since i will clean reinstall.
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03 Apr 2019   #78
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi paulyjames,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulyjames View Post
Im going to first and try to encrypt my windows 7 desktop first. I always wanted to do this but never tried it and figure do this first since i will clean reinstall.
[1] Don't you mean your HDD?
[2] I seriously hope you have got a backup of everything you want to keep to go onto the clean install!!!
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03 Apr 2019   #79
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

How you plan to encrypt your disk? If you do something wrong, you will loose all your data.
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03 Apr 2019   #80
paulyjames

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

There is nothing in my windows 7 xps 8100 desktop that i need in case the encryption goes wrong. That is why i want to do this on the xps 8100 desktop first before doing it on my main laptop dell xps 15 9550.
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