Clean install help please.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by billbob, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. billbob

    billbob MDL Novice

    Mar 14, 2011
    Hi guys,

    I just got a HP with W7 HP and its got a bunch of crap installed that i dont want so i'd like to do a clean install of W7 Ultimate.

    After reading the forums here, it looks like the best way to do it is this...

    -Backup the oem certificate using OEMdump.

    -Wipe the hard drive using a bootable cd of Active Killdisk.

    -Install W7 Ultimate w/SP1 with an iso linked on the forum.

    -Manually insert the OEM certificate i backed up.

    -Manually insert the HP Ultimate key from the forum.

    Does that sound right? Will i get an activated copy of W7 Ultimate that way? Did i miss anything? Any better ideas?

    Thanks, Billbob.
  2. jamezb3

    jamezb3 MDL Novice

    Jan 6, 2009
    Yeah that sounds about right, a little overkill maybe?
    I would just install straight from usb, delete HDD from within W7 installation and use Daz loader.
  3. l2p2c2

    l2p2c2 MDL Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Since Windows 7 came preinstalled on your notebook, you have a slic 2.1 bios, so i woudn't use a loader.
    Just manually insert the certificate and serial, and you will be fully activated. Nothing else needed!
  4. dabits

    dabits Guest


    That's what I did, works great, no loader needed.