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Windows 7 and Factory Reset


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#1 BigD_NC

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:05 PM

Hello, I have an older (2007 ish) ASUS laptop that has Windows 7 installed.  It is rarely used so I'm not in the market for a new laptop, but it is running extremely slow.  Will not download updates, etc.  There is some sort of conflict.

 

I'd like to wipe the whole thing clean but here's my dilemma.  Windows Office is installed but I don't have the installation CD's.  If I do a factory reset, is there any bare-bones types of word available for download?

 

Really Word (and IE/Firefox) are all the laptop is used for, so I didn't know if there was some bare bones "light" version of Word out there.  Alternatively, is there anything I can download from the laptop now and reinstall after the refresh?

 

I just don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a new version of Office.

 

Thanks!


Edited by hamluis, 20 January 2016 - 02:48 PM.
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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 02:28 PM

What version of Office are you running? There are no bare-bones versions of Word unless you are talking about free programs that can open Office Documents. There are number of those including Kingsoft, Open Office, and Softmaker's Free Office.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 03:42 PM

It is Office 2007.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 03:48 PM

Pull the office key using Produkey and then go here. Hopefully one of the versions shown is yours.

 

Was Office included with the purchased computer or did you purchase it separately? What is the make and model of the computer?


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 05:13 PM

I will have to get the model info, I don't have it handy.

 

I purchased Office on my own.  It was a student version, but included everything.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 05:43 PM

I was thinking this may be an OEM version of WIndows Office but because you purchased it then you should be able to download the install media from the link I provided using the key obtained from produkey.



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:56 AM

You can always install Office 2010 starter.

However, if you have a very slow pc, you need to test the hard drive, or you could waste a huge amount of time plus the inconvenience.

In my experience, about 60% of slow pcs are slow because of failing hard drives.

 

Take a look at SeaTools (it works with any make of hard drive) - there is a Windows version or one you can boot from (SeaTools for DOS) http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/gr/seagateseatools.htm


Edited by Adam Pollard, 21 January 2016 - 05:00 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 11:30 AM

JohnC_21 is correct. This is the best way to reinstall Office on a formatted computer. Produkey is also a great way to get the Windows install key if the sticker is worn or removed.






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