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Windows 7: Clean up windows 7 without re-install

14 Sep 2015   #1
paulinoz

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Clean up windows 7 without re-install

Hi all. I am involved with a voluntary service to senior folk who need help with their computers. I'm no expert but have reasonable knowledge. I have a situation where someone's system has been left unkempt for some time and I would do a clean reinstall if I could. I can't because it is running an oem version of windows and the retailer who built/sold the machine has gone out of business and no install media was supplied. And MS will not allow downloading an ISO of the oem version. So... how can I best clean this system up without actually destroying the windows operating system? Thanks for all and any help.


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14 Sep 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Their are a list of things here. Read through them and pick what you want to do.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutsearch.php?q=optimize
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