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Windows 7: Reinstall Windows 7 without CD

09 Jul 2010   #71
gregrocker

 

Has there been any attempt to run the Recovery Partition?

Look on the first boot screen for the key(s) to press to start Recovery.

If it isn't there, then read the Manual at the Asus Support Downloads webpage for your model to find out how to run Recovery.

Or call Tech support which will walk you through it for free if you are within a year of purchase.

To answer the question posed by your post title: most tech enthusiasts locate a copy of the Win7 installer for their version (all versions can be unlocked if needed) to reinstall with the Product Key stickered to the machine. This avoids the factory bloatware on the Recovery partition. The retail and OEM installers have been the same since Vista.

If you can't use a DVD: extract the ISO using ImgBurn, unlock all versions using ei.cfg removal tool, then write to USB flash stick. USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create or Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool


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10 Jul 2010   #72
sandrav

Windows 7
 
 

Hi gregrocker,

Thank you for that information.

I just got my netbook back from the repair shop, so it's working again.


Best regards
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10 Jul 2010   #73
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks for the update Sandra.

Did they specify precisely what the problem was?
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10 Jul 2010   #74
sandrav

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Thanks for the update Sandra.

Did they specify precisely what the problem was?
Hello there,

I just told the guy what happened and he explained to me that he would format my netbook. It cost me 30 Euros

I'm going to follow this forum some more so I can learn about Win7, bios etc so next time I can do any necessary repairs myself.
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10 Jul 2010   #75
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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10 Jul 2010   #76
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandrav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Thanks for the update Sandra.

Did they specify precisely what the problem was?
Hello there,

I just told the guy what happened and he explained to me that he would format my netbook. It cost me 30 Euros

I'm going to follow this forum some more so I can learn about Win7, bios etc so next time I can do any necessary repairs myself.

I wish he would have gave more details so we all could have learned something about it, too.

Do hang arround and read some of the tutorials. A wealth of knowledge here.

Feel free to ask any question, because nobody learns from an un-asked question.
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10 Jul 2010   #77
sandrav

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Theog,

I'm going to do this tomorrow.


Thanks for the advice!
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10 Jul 2010   #78
sandrav

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandrav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Thanks for the update Sandra.

Did they specify precisely what the problem was?
Hello there,

I just told the guy what happened and he explained to me that he would format my netbook. It cost me 30 Euros

I'm going to follow this forum some more so I can learn about Win7, bios etc so next time I can do any necessary repairs myself.

I wish he would have gave more details so we all could have learned something about it, too.

Do hang arround and read some of the tutorials. A wealth of knowledge here.

Feel free to ask any question, because nobody learns from an un-asked question.

I will, thanks
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10 Jul 2010   #79
gregrocker

 

Is there a Recovery Partition on there which you can run to return to factory condition? Most computers have one.

You can also save externally a Win7 backup image with the built-in imaging utility. Then if Win7 won't start you can try to repair it first with the booted Repair CD and if this fails reimage the HD (or a replacement) in 15 minutes from Repair CD.
System Repair Disc - Create
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10 Jun 2012   #80
emte

Mac OS X 10.7.3
 
 
The same issue

Hi, I have the same issue with my 1201HA... Please can you help me? I've googled everywhere but nothing relevant found...
Is there any way to include ACPI drivers downloadable from Asus support site right to the windows installation?

Or is there any way to run recovery process from Support DVD from USB stick? I've tried so, but it cannot locate CD/DVD during installation in Asus support application booted from that USB. But I don't know how to tell application to load data from that USB...
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