Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
       #130

    QUESTION


    I don't know what service
    pack to download. I know from either the choice of 64 or 84 but the code on my sticker is x16-96072 and the codes are different.. So which one do I download??
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  2. Posts : 50,642
    Thread Starter
       #131

    You should have chosen the latest official installer with SP1 from Step 1 to do the Clean Reinstall in the first place.

    If not do all of your Important and Optional Windows Updates until it offers SP1. There will be hardly anything left to install since most of it is installed updates, so this is the preferred way to get it.
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  3. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
       #132

    QUESTION


    How do I know which iso to use. I know I need windows 7 home premium but how do i know between 64 and 84?
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  4. Posts : 50,642
    Thread Starter
       #133

    What is the make and model of your PC, and how much installed RAM?
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  5. Posts : 25
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
       #134

    gregrocker said:
    What is the make and model of your PC, and how much installed RAM?
    Dell Isnpirion 15 and 4g of ram
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       #135

    It ships with 64 bit, so you can try that. If it hangs or lags at all after carefully following the steps to get a perfect install - using only the tools and methods given - you might want to reinstall 32 bit.

    4gb is right at the dividing line between 64 and 32 bit.

    32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison - Windows 7 Forums
    64-bit More than just the RAM bit-tech.net
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  7. Posts : 31
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #136

    yeah nothing matter whether the code is different . download windows home premium 64 bit included sp1 , i followed this thread, and successfully activated windows by manually call
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  8. Posts : 330
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
       #137

    So when I plan to buy my new laptop in the future, should I attempt to clean reinstall or just run an advanced uninstaller to take out the bloatware?
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  9. Posts : 19,384
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
       #138

    Hi bberkey1,

    Its a matter of personal preference - I recommend the clean reinstall (I always perform that on OEM installations).

    Regards,
    Golden
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  10. Posts : 50,642
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       #139

    bberkey1 said:
    So when I plan to buy my new laptop in the future, should I attempt to clean reinstall or just run an advanced uninstaller to take out the bloatware?
    There's more to it than that.

    System files can be damaged even by the removal of crapware, registry keys remain. It needs to be sequenced as shown in Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

    You can try that first to see if it meets the standard for native Win7 of "always instantaneous, never hangs" on adequate hardware. If not you have a better option.
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