Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #540

    Since a re/install requires internet connection to update/ activate, when is the best time ti install MSE an MBAM?
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       #541

    Immediately after you get online, before Check For Updates to install all Important and Optional Updates. You can even do these simultaneously if you like multi-tasking.
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    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #542

    Gregs right mate and me I have my security suite (I use Kaspersky) already to download from a stick which I keep downloaded with the usual programs I use - prior to doing a clean install.
    So just get a stick before you set off and put the programs you usually like on the machine downloaded to the stick.
    Just for example I have the Kaspersky, CCleaner, MBAM , Superantispyware , Macrium, HW Info and Partition Wizard ready to go from the stick. It saves on time and download capabilities especially if you have a slow broadband speed as I said while the Windows is going berserk with those updates
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #543

    Great idea! Actually that is what I was thinking of doing and even had my stick ready to load up. I am also building a step by step approach to along with helpful links, keyes and passwords.
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       #544

    You can also create a batch installer using Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once
    as discussed in tutorial.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #545

    Hello Everyone.

    I just bought a used HP, and i have a SSD harddrive that i would like to use for my windows and games install.

    Is it possible to clean install widnows using the key on the sticker, on my ssd without using the recovery function, without any problems?
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       #546

    Yes, be sure to read the SPecial Note to HP Owners at the end.
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
       #547

    Re-installing Windows 7 (2015)


    Firstly, I'd like to thank Greg and the crew at Seven Forums for their accurate help and tutoring over the last few years.

    I've had to re-install again this week due to my studies and my computer system being borked by crapware. I tried over the last 2 days to install W7P 64 with updates failing left, right and centre. Then I found this guide through some googling after having been a member here for a few years.

    Anyway, followed the tutorial from Step 6 as I had original OEM converted to USB and had most of the other installers I wanted. Steps 6 and 7 have been followed to the letter and 231 updates installed successfully if a little slowly, with only one failed (which was a redundant IE8 compatibility view update).

    from Step 6 said:
    Most Update jams can be resolved by several reboots - real problems are one
    in a million.
    Now I have a baseline install, thanks again gurus :)

    Edit: Exactly what I am doing with Reflect :)
    Last edited by GDavidF; 16 Aug 2015 at 06:39. Reason: Last line acknowledgement
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    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #548

    Thanks for the kind words. I know that Greg would thank you too.
    Greg's tutorials are very complete and used by thousands if not more.

    Don't forget to make a nice clean backup of your new install.
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    Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
       #549

    Thanks for Greg and team to bring this tutorial for this forum.

    @Greg , are your around in this forum?

    I am looking for guidance on DISKMAP to provide efficient imaging/backup. I am leaning towards Win 7 64 bit clean install (long story).

    Instead of duplicate posting here. I opened a thread Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen (Clean Install)?, where I posted about present DISKMAP.

    I welcome your input in evolving proposed DISKMAP for my clean install.

    Thanks for sharing/helping.
    Last edited by MDRI; 02 Sep 2015 at 20:29.
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