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Windows 7: Clean Install W7 Home Premium_Prep

27 Jun 2010   #41
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The X15-65733.iso part is right......
Doing some double checking.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you downloaded your version Home Premium then you need to check against the HASH for that and not Ultimate: Windows 7 RTM SHA-1 hash / checksums

If not, then you need to unlock all versions in the ISO (using tool I posted earlier) to burn an all-version DVD so you can install your licensed version which will activate with the Product Key on COA.

Use the drivers given by the installer unless there are any missing in Device Manager, or performance dictates otherwise.

During the avalanche of complaints about DR failing to provide student download, MS corrected the situation here: Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems

Acer has several useless utility partiitons and often a hidden EISA partition which need to be cleaned from HD before install. Boot DVD Repair console or Repair CD, press Shift F10 at first screen or click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command Line, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win 7 HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT

This sets you up with one partition. If you want more, or want the 100mb Sys Reserved boot partition provided on unformatted HD's, then use the DVD to create partitions and format.

To get rid of EISA: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/02/29/delete-and-remove-to-unlock-eisa-hidden-recovery-or-diagnostic-partition-in-vista/

Be sure to make your Recovery Disks first so you have a path back to Factory Condition, or save a Win7 backup image of all partitions. You can order Recov Disk set for free from Acer in first 90 days.
OOPS!!!!!!!!

Sorry for that 7 Ultimate Keys.................

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit:
Name: en_windows_7_home_premium_x64_dvd_x15-65733.iso
SHA-1: 336779EA6B65F63E11A609B4D021439C47AB315B
CRC: 56D954E4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit:
Name: en_windows_7_home_premium_x86_dvd_x15-65732.iso
SHA-1: CC9D8220B2179E784D85BF1EA98D2EE2190D534F
CRC: 5DF6DBA0

They missing the Md5 checksum....it still doesn't match your screenshot, try again with CRC and SHA-1!


PS: post #28 corrected



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27 Jun 2010   #42
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi,NoN!
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27 Jun 2010   #43
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
I obtained a copy of the W764-bit Home Premium .iso from what was supposedly DigitalRiver.Removed the eicfg-per your post-and used imageburn to create a bootable DVD.It was veryfied.I went as far as running the .exe and it went strightway to the W7 install screen.Just as if I were performing a recovery.I got a little nervouse,though,and got out before it was too late.

The problem I have with this .iso is that it in fact did not come from DigitalRiver,but a site with digitalriver content.My dialog with digitalriver has led me to contact MS directly,for I did not attain my copy from Online Store.Of course it was preinstalled.My 90 days are up from Acer,but I've got the ext. warranty.Yet I loathe letting someone else digging around in my Laptop.Banish the thought!

I have made repair disk,system-image ,and a couple other back-up things.

I will study the rest of your post for a while.I am going to contact MS in the AM.Even though I believe I have an unlocked bootable W7 .iso,I really want to make sure it's also legitamate.Call me old fashioned.

So, are you telling me that practically all drivers needed are on this .iso disk?And that I should only need to use ACER drivers if I need to?I wish I could run all MS.Then as the time passes,tweak here and there to my needs.
Hi There!

Yes, that's what he meant! Good that you got it working.

It is pretty late here, i'm dying of !
See you later, and have a good end of day!
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27 Jun 2010   #44
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Acer has several useless utility partiitons and often a hidden EISA partition which need to be cleaned from HD before install. Boot DVD Repair console or Repair CD, press Shift F10 at first screen or click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command Line, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win 7 HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT




If I use this,and something goes wrong,can I use a Sysyem-Image to get back to previous state?And if I had to use said Image,woulld I be able to Recover to factory condition from within this Image?

I looked at a reply of yours in another thread dealing with ACER eRecovery,yet when I went to this target,it said that this factory image needs to be created before using computer.

Thank you all for your assistance and patience in this matter.
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28 Jun 2010   #45
gregrocker

 

Since you have Win7, you can save externally a Win7 Backup image of your entire HD so you can reimage it back exactly as it is if you need to:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

Or you can use the Recovery Disks to restore Vista to factory condition should that ever become necessary. I believe you said you have that disk set, correct?

This makes wiping the HD completely safe and reversible. But feel free to take all the time you want to ask any questions so you are confident it is what you want to do, and fully clear on how to do it. There is no time limit on our help.
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28 Jun 2010   #46
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
Acer has several useless utility partiitons and often a hidden EISA partition which need to be cleaned from HD before install. Boot DVD Repair console or Repair CD, press Shift F10 at first screen or click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command Line, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win 7 HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT




If I use this,and something goes wrong,can I use a Sysyem-Image to get back to previous state?And if I had to use said Image,woulld I be able to Recover to factory condition from within this Image?

I looked at a reply of yours in another thread dealing with ACER eRecovery,yet when I went to this target,it said that this factory image needs to be created before using computer.

Thank you all for your assistance and patience in this matter.


Few hours later....

Hi!

Some threads are talking about that and could be useful for your needs:

-https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...partition.html

-https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ndows-7-a.html

-Can't install 7 on Acer laptop.Recovery manager ?

-Problem w/ creating recovery disc in Recovery Manager
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28 Jun 2010   #47
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Almost There

I appreciate your posts,gregrocker.

Will clean-install void my warranty?

Maybe I should look for that answer elsewhere.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Since you have Win7, you can save externally a Win7 Backup image of your entire HD so you can reimage it back exactly as it is if you need to:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

Or you can use the Recovery Disks to restore Vista to factory condition should that ever become necessary. I believe you said you have that disk set, correct?

This makes wiping the HD completely safe and reversible. But feel free to take all the time you want to ask any questions so you are confident it is what you want to do, and fully clear on how to do it. There is no time limit on our help.
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28 Jun 2010   #48
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Update

I've been on the phone with ACER and MS several times in the last couple of hours.

ACER wants money to help me uninstall bloatware remotely.
MS tells me that my OS is OEM licsensed and that the only way to do a clean install is if I can get ACER to unlock the system lock on preloaded software(Which they acted like they knew nothing about).And that if I wanted a clean-install,I would have to purchase a retail version of OS.That if I tried to do a clean-install any other way,I would not be able to use my product-key to activate OS-by reason of the producy-key can only activate the OEM version of Windows 7.

I did find out that my warranty wouldn't be affected.

I've created 4 bootable .iso's,yet I am deeply concerned of the matter that they have different checksums.Is this normal?

I'm tempted to do the clean-install anyway,and if things go south,re-image.I just hope it is that easy.

If anyone has insight to share on this it is greatly appreciated as usual.

Oh,yeah-----Good Morning From S.C.
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28 Jun 2010   #49
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
Update

I've been on the phone with ACER and MS several times in the last couple of hours.

ACER wants money to help me uninstall bloatware remotely.
MS tells me that my OS is OEM licsensed and that the only way to do a clean install is if I can get ACER to unlock the system lock on preloaded software(Which they acted like they knew nothing about).And that if I wanted a clean-install,I would have to purchase a retail version of OS.That if I tried to do a clean-install any other way,I would not be able to use my product-key to activate OS-by reason of the producy-key can only activate the OEM version of Windows 7.

I did find out that my warranty wouldn't be affected.

I've created 4 bootable .iso's,yet I am deeply concerned of the matter that they have different checksums.Is this normal?

If anyone has insight to share on this it is greatly appreciated as usual.

Oh,yeah-----Good Morning From S.C.

Good Morning!

Haven't slept much either...ain't you?

One thing....Why do want to uninstall all the bloatwares now as if your doing a "clean install" it gonna be wiped. You might need to reinstall anyway some of them because the Acer system will need it, but i guess that those gonna be the most useful first.

Any of the 4 Dvds Checksums match the Home Premium hash? Don't think it will be a major issue if you know where you got them.

Quote:
I'm tempted to do the clean-install anyway,and if things go south,re-image.I just hope it is that easy.
You could give it try as you have done a long way now and if you feel enough confident to re-image.

I mean i did many Windows 7 install since the RC on a laptop...it always went smooth, with the MS key asked to them. Why shouldn't be the same with the key on your OEM sticker.
Just give it a try and see if it does activate.

Call them in case, and explain you had to reinstall!
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28 Jun 2010   #50
bludgard69

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi,NoN.
Always good to hear from you.
I've been rid of the bloatware since I got this thing.It's just that I've had a couple of instances where whatever was left behind-reg entries,files,folders,hidden drivers,etc. adnauseum-has caused minor irritations.

No,the checksums don't match.The file sizes even vary.Just slightly,but there you have it.

And no,I havn't gotten any sleep.I am so peturbed I couldn't sleep if I wanted to.
I am in the proccess of burning important files and whatnot just in case.

I think I am going to give it a try later on.

I know I have some good System-Images,I have used one already and it went well.So I do feel confident that I can do this at least.I just need to do it with a cool attitude so I am less likely to overlook the small print.

Good Morning to you,too.Or is it afternoon or evening where you are?

PEACE!
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