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Windows 7: Home Premium Clean Install Without Viao Bloat

16 Jul 2010   #1
eddcase

7HP / VistaU
 
 
Home Premium Clean Install Without Viao Bloat

Hi,

I have just bought myself a new sony vaio laptop and im applauded at the amount of pre-installed bloat (30+ pieces of useless software).

1. is there any way i can use the recovery partition and bypass the bloat installing?
or
2. if i get hold of a dodgy copy of home premium OEM can I use that with my serial number to preform a clean install (leaving the recovery partition)? missing drivers etc is no problem.

cheers


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16 Jul 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

Yes, most tech enthusiasts find a clean copy DVD of their version to clean reinstall without bloatware using Product Key stickered to machine.

You do not want a "dodgy" copy, however. Your first choice should be to borrow one from a friend which you can copy using ImgBurn, or if it is a different version extract ISO using ImgBurn, then use ei.cfg removal tool to unlock all versions to burn to DVD: Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 Disc

If you must download it, then be sure to check the HASH against official HASH sum to make sure nothing has been added. Also rightclick scan with your AV as soon as downloaded.

Make your recovery disks or a save a Win7 backup image so you have a path back to factory condition in case of sale or needing hardware warranty repair, then wipe the HD for cleanest possible install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation Or delete other partitions using installer if you want to save Recovery partition which may not run anyway after clean reinstall.

Clean Install Windows 7
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16 Jul 2010   #3
eddcase

7HP / VistaU
 
 

That is an excellent response, thanks.

I think it will have to be a downloaded copy, do you by any chance know of of a safe torrent for home premium 64bit? also is that checksum for the iso file?

cheers
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16 Jul 2010   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Check out PC Decrapifier first, see if it cleans things up enough. If not, you can always go with a clean install.
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16 Jul 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello eddcase, welcome to Seven Forums!



There's also this excellent tutorial on how to unlock all the versions to one disk, or if you read further into the posts there's a discussion how to put it all on a bootable USB stick; have a look at the link below.


Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
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17 Jul 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eddcase View Post
That is an excellent response, thanks.

I think it will have to be a downloaded copy, do you by any chance know of of a safe torrent for home premium 64bit? also is that checksum for the iso file?

cheers
We are not allowed to link to downloads as it encourages piracy, even though we know you have a valid license.

Read all the comments for any download to know what to expect, scan immediately with AV and check the ISO HASH.

We will be glad to help you get the cleanest, best performing reinstall. Let us know when your're ready to roll.
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17 Jul 2010   #7
eddcase

7HP / VistaU
 
 

OK well I downloaded an iso over night for home premium (eightforums?), the hash checks out and the AV came back as clean.

The disc works so im ready to give it a whirl and ill let you know how it goes.

Thanks for that link bare foot kid, fingers crossed its the right version I've downloaded, if not ill be all over that.
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17 Jul 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Do remember to post back to keep us informed.
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17 Jul 2010   #9
eddcase

7HP / VistaU
 
 

update:
installation went as planned. thanks guys, some really good advice and guides, top stuff!

one small problem however, windows would not activate online but when I rang the code through it activated fine. any reason for this to happen?
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17 Jul 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad you got it sorted, thanks for the update.
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