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Windows 7: Upgraded to SSD, can't restore to factory to clean it all up

09 Dec 2019   #21
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
So you downloaded the Win7_HomePrem_SP1_English_COEM_x64.iso.
Did you burn a DVD with it or did you do a USB Win 7 installation disk?
If you did a USB Win 7 installation disk, how did you make it? (you can't only transfer the iso file to the USB disk)
I did as you suggested, on a USB stick.


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09 Dec 2019   #22
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As I wrote before, to make a USB Win 7 installation disk you can't only copy the iso file to the USB drive.
Follow this tutorial Create a Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive (use Rufus to create a USB Win 7 installation disk).

Once created, follow my instructions from post #2 Upgraded to SSD, can't restore to factory to clean it all up
- With ABR backup your SLP license
- Download all the drivers for your desktop
- Boot from the Win 7 installation disk and do a clean Install
- After installation, open Device manager and Install all the missing drivers
- When done, you can offline activate using ABR activation_restore.exe
- Install all updates using Simplix
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10 Dec 2019   #23
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks much. I was able to do almost everything. Some HP drivers didn't load but I'll try again.
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10 Dec 2019   #24
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Witch drivers didn't install?
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10 Dec 2019   #25
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A few of them. sp5133 (the file does not meet the minimum requirement) Another 511368 error (259)

But I didn't install them first. I tried but it took literally hours of a black screen and... nothing.

It wasn't 'til I entered my own SN for the Windows 7 that anything worked at all.
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10 Dec 2019   #26
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What serial number? You didn't follow my instructions to retrieve the SLP using ABR?
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10 Dec 2019   #27
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

My own serial no. It just didn't work. I was waiting for hours to just do a single HP update. Hours with a black screen. I have a legitimate license that came with the machine.
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