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Windows 7: Need to do a clean install but...

02 Jan 2010   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Need to do a clean install but...

I need to do a clean instaill of Windws 7 coz im sick of it freezing after i put it to sleep. How ever i dont want to lose my Office apllications coz i lost the office CD for it. And im not going to buy another copy


Anyway i can not lose em?


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02 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello Mitch,

have you tried doing a Repair Install?
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02 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You indicated that you do want to do a clean install but cannot lose your programs because you lost your CD. If I am reading between the lines correctly, you did an upgrade to get windows 7. If this is the case, the problems that you are experiencing now will only grow until you have an OS that makes your very unhappy. The only way for a nicely working OS is to do a clean instally, unfortunately there is no way to keep your programs, and do the installation with the clean install. We can try to fix your system now, but it will only be a cover up of the true problem.
You can try the repair install as suggested. In addition you can check the device manager to insure that all your drivers are up to date and functioning properly. You can make sure that everything is up to date, you can flash your MB. You can perform a memory diagnosis. You can do a clean boot to try to isolate the cause of the freezing and you can check the event viewer and the perfomance monitor for helpful information. I cannot detail the procedure for all of these test. If you need additional information, just repost and tell us what you want to know.

I truly hope that your problem gets resolved to your satisifaction..You can rest assured that Jonathan, me and the etire membership of 7 will be here to help.
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02 Jan 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have the key you purchased with Office? If not you can audit it from the system using Belarc Advisor.

Then you only need to find the installer for your version Office to reinstall and activate it. The easiest way is to find a trial version download and insert the key.

The suggestion to try a Repair Install is a good last-resort step since it reinstalls the OS while keeping programs, files and settings in place.

However if settings are corrupting your sleep wake-up it may reimport these. So try it and see.
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03 Jan 2010   #5
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello Mitch,

have you tried doing a Repair Install?

Yes, it still freezes :l
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Greg's suggestion is a good one. If you have your key, all you need is the trial.
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04 Jan 2010   #7
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Greg's suggestion is a good one. If you have your key, all you need is the trial.

I dont have the key , can i some how find it in this office?



btw i just find out my office i have now isent Genuine
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04 Jan 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Office? Borrowed a friend's disk, preinstalled trial version, household copy?

You can find all of your installed keys by running Attachment 45504

If it has a key, maybe it will activate and you can use it on your clean install with a new installer.

But we can help you best if you remember exactly where and how you got it.

Also, Sun Java has free Open Office suite that is compatible with office.
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04 Jan 2010   #9
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Well i don't quite know, because it was on my brother external hard drive, i think he had a key, coz he copyed and pasted it onto it.

I dont really want to download that thing xD

coz im running low on downloads and dont know how to use it





PS would someone be able to answer this Back up onto partion
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04 Jan 2010   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Using Belarc Advisor is easy. Just click the exe and it will download in seconds giving you a complete one-page audit of all your hardware and software including your installed keys. That way if you have an Ofc. key you can reinsert it to see if it will activate.

Open Office is just like Office, but a much smaller download. It should open your files just the same. Install it and see for yourself.

What is "running low on downloads?"
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