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Windows 7: What can I do

03 Jul 2010   #11
z1llverdusttt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thank you for that information also!

I tried getting information off the sticker but it seems to be a little bit destroyed is there any other way to get it off of my computer?


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03 Jul 2010   #12
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Hi

Take this as my opinion, but Ive delt with mant HPs. Do HP's recovery (f11 at boot), then if you don't want their bloatware you can uninstall all of it. In this way, you will be using the 7 license you got with HP.

Use PC Decrapifier to remove the programs. But before you do read this:
Using HP Recovery Manager in Windows 7 HP Pavilion dv7-3165dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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03 Jul 2010   #13
danieladam

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

You don't need to spend money for recovery with HP, whether or not you can get into recovery mode or not. It has a recovery partition for a reason, you either can at startup from on of the function buttons, or you can download recovery ISOs for each version of windows. I have both Vista and 7 recover disks (32 and 64 for both) as ISOs stored on my external hard drive and on CDs for "just in case" reasons.
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03 Jul 2010   #14
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z1llverdusttt View Post
Thank you for that information also!

I tried getting information off the sticker but it seems to be a little bit destroyed is there any other way to get it off of my computer?
Thats strange. No, theres no way to get it off your computer. You may be able to get it from HP if you provide them with proof of ownership, serial number of the machine etc.
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03 Jul 2010   #15
z1llverdusttt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Bill2, I assume it's from wear and tear. It's more of a hard to read kind thing and not a somebody ripped it off thing :P

Trying that now danieladam.

Ah I have to register.
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03 Jul 2010   #16
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z1llverdusttt View Post
Bill2, I assume it's from wear and tear. It's more of a hard to read kind thing and not a somebody ripped it off thing :P

Trying that now danieladam.

Ah I have to register.
From reading danieldam's latest post, it appears this is an illegal patch /crack. Please do NOT use it, Please buy a genuine copy.
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03 Jul 2010   #17
z1llverdusttt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ah I see, glad I stuck to my instincts.
What I will probably do is go ahead and reformat and uninstall the things I do not need and either make my own recovery disc or purchase them.

I'll have to see what I can do about that sticker though, it's quite important.

Also, thanks for the help I really appreciate the help I get from this website
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03 Jul 2010   #18
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z1llverdusttt View Post
Ah I see, glad I stuck to my instincts.
What I will probably do is go ahead and reformat and uninstall the things I do not need and either make my own recovery disc or purchase them.

I'll have to see what I can do about that sticker though, it's quite important.

Also, thanks for the help I really appreciate the help I get from this website
Good idea.

Refer to my earlier post

Quote:
Hi

Take this as my opinion, but Ive delt with mant HPs. Do HP's recovery (f11 at boot), then if you don't want their bloatware you can uninstall all of it. In this way, you will be using the 7 license you got with HP.

Use PC Decrapifier to remove the programs. But before you do read this:
Using HP Recovery Manager in Windows 7 HP Pavilion dv7-3165dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
Also contact HP, like Bill2 said, and ask them about getting a key.
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03 Jul 2010   #19
gregrocker

 

HP Support is required by MS to provide a readable COA sticker with Product Key for your licensed Win7 version. Have them provide it, then activate your clean install. I would hold out for this as it's in their contract with MS to use their OS.

If this fails, Have you tried to run the HP Recovery partition? Go to HP support downloads webpage for your model and read the manual to find out how to run it, or tap the key given on first boot screen.

Once you have run it, use Magical Jellybean AND Belarc Advisor to audit and cross-check the Product Key from the HD. Then make your Recovery Disks from the Recovery partition which will have the utility restored which makes Recov Disks from within Windows 7. Test to make sure they boot and are ready to restore.

Now at your leisure boot the Win7 DVD, use Diskpart from the Command Line to clean the HD, CUstom Install using Drive Options to partition and format before install. Install your licensed version waiting to insert key at Computer>Properties link. Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

You can use this tutorial to extract favorite apps like Works from the HP Recov disks: https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...tml#post488270
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04 Jul 2010   #20
z1llverdusttt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Got this taken care of thanks to Bill2 and his great suggestion about the key on the back of my computer.
The sticker looked messed up at night but I could see the key in the light.

Thanks for support!
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