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Reinstalling windows 7 with comp that had it preinstalled


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#1 rjj2201

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:50 AM

This is my first post on this forum and I was looking for some help.

I am currently getting the BSOD and decided to just reinstall windows to fix the problem as I have already tried correcting this problem to no avail. The issue that I have is this.

I have an HP with preinstalled windows 7 home premium 64 bit SP1

I STUPIDLY did not create an system install disk as I know I should have when I first got the computer

I used the belarc advisor program to find my windows product key as it was worn off on the sticker

I am wondering if I can DL a windows  home premium 64 bit SP1 burn it on disk and use that and my product key for windows after I format the computer and if not how would I go about it.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:31 AM

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:47 PM

Since it's an OEM system...there probably is a builtj-in mechanism for reversion to the original install...builti into the system.  That would accomplish what amounts to a clean install with drivers and initial programs.

 

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:03 PM

 I didnt originally realize that there was a built in system repair back to factory settings, I thought to do that you had to create the back up disks originally but I got it working now Thank you



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:49 AM

:thumbsup2: , happy computing :).

 

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:34 AM

Hi, Glad to hear it is working.

 

However I would make the backup disks using the built in utility as insurance against the hard drive going bad. Quality DVDs are inexpensive and having a backup restore set is well worth the minimal expense.

 

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