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Windows 7: Will I have problems RE-ACTIVATING Windows 7

05 Jan 2010   #1
rodnet31

windows 7 professtional 64 bit
 
 
Will I have problems RE-ACTIVATING Windows 7

I have already installed and activated windows 7.... If I format my hard drive to fix some virus problems I think I may have... am I going to have a problem RE-ACTIVATING windows 7 when I reinstall?


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05 Jan 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

No, you shouldnt have any problems as long as it is a straight install... you may want to consider doing a system backup/image to a spare drive in case this happens again though...
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05 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Tews, of course is correct. When you reactivate, do not give your number and uncheck the box asking for an automatic activation. Once activated, use the compter, install your programs, enjoy for up to 30 days. When you are certain and everything is to your liking, activate then. You will activate with a touch tone phone, if initially it does not work. If there are further problems, you will be elevated to a person, who will validate your number and you will be all set. Now the most important part, follow Tews inst and make that system image. Put is on a separate hard drive and update once a month or so. Now regaradeless of any problems you may have; you will not have to validate or install your programs again. You can just use the image to reinstall. Go and enjoy.
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05 Jan 2010   #4
rodnet31

windows 7 professtional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for all of the info... I will make a system backup this time!
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06 Jan 2010   #5
rodnet31

windows 7 professtional 64 bit
 
 

Actually I have one more question.... Whats is the best way to make a system backup? Step by Step plz!!! I'm sort of new
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06 Jan 2010   #6
richc46

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Use system image. Go to search type backup and restore. On the left in backup and restore, you will see system image,
follow instructions.

For the best results put is on a separte hard drive and put it in a safe place. Any problems that cannot be fixed using orthodox methods, just restore with the image.
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06 Jan 2010   #7
ignatzatsonic

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06 Jan 2010   #8
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
or Paragon or System Image. I think they are all equally simple. The best is a matter of opinion. Ignatzatsonic's opinion could very well agree with yours.

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/
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