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#1 user5930

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:55 AM

bought a used windows 7 pc. the owner built it themselves. i want to factory restore it... but it says i need the windows 7 disk to do that (something like that cant remember exact phrase).. which disk do i need exactly... would i need to buy the whole new windows 7 program? or are there just ones so i can just facorty reset it?

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#2 user5930

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 04:00 AM

and also will i lose all my drivers?

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 04:11 AM

HI - If you reinstall windows, you will lose all of your drivers.

 

If you have the product key for windows 7, you can go to this website and burn the ISO onto a CD/DVD/USB for free.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows7



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:08 AM

If the system is an "owner-built" system...then it cannot be a laptop and whatever motherboard is reflected in said system...holds the key to whatever drivers may be required.  User-built systems do not have recovery mechanisms incorporated...there is no need of such since the user installs Windows, assuming an appropriate license to do so.  You would need the Windows 7 install disk or the iso referenced by Voidz above...to effect either a repair install or a clean install of Win 7.

 

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:57 PM

How old is the system?


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