Advice on doing a Genuine Reinstall of Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Pinknoise, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Pinknoise

    Pinknoise MDL Novice

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    Hi Guys,

    I have a VAIO laptop here that I need to change the HDD on. I don't have recovery discs and I'm not really that keen on all the surplus software they ship with the unit anyway.

    How can I do a genuine reinstall of windows? I have a copy of Windows 7 home Pro. Do I use the number from the COA? Will that work on its own or do I also need to install a ceritificate file aswell?

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  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Hello,
    Just do the installation and use Daz Loader, that should made the stuff. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    If by a "Genuine Reinstall" you mean fully genuine in the eyes of Microsoft, then yes, using your original OEM factory key will do that.
     
  4. urie

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    @ Pinknoise, if you use OEM:COA key you need to call M$ to activate where as if you use loader it will install OEM:SLP key + correct certificate and will Pre-Activate no need to be online or call M$ that is how your computer was originally activated.
     
  5. Pinknoise

    Pinknoise MDL Novice

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    Urie,

    Thanks. I was 99% sure thats how the loaders work. This isn't my laptop, its a customers and just wanted to be sure before using a loader.
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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