Reinstalling Windows 7 Home Premium OEM...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by duke2004, May 29, 2014.

  1. duke2004

    duke2004 MDL Novice

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    Hi guys,

    I would like to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium OEM on my aunty's HP laptop. I've read this conversation here: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/29028-How-to-reinstall-Windows-7-Home-Premium-OEM

    The difference is that she doesn't need to change the HDD or any other hardware. Every piece of hardware from this laptop is working 100%. The only issue with it is that she downloaded all sorts of bloatware, malware, viruses, etc and the system is not right. Unfortunately, she didn't make a system back up after she bought it either.
    What do I have to do just to reinstall windows again and keep laptop's OEM intact?

    Thanks a lot...
     
  2. Tito

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  3. duke2004

    duke2004 MDL Novice

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    Hello again, Tito!

    There is no other way to keep it intact, isn't it? Can't I work it out from windows somehow? What u r saying is that I'm really 'forced' to download an iso image from DigitalRiver and follow the instructions from the above link you gave me?

    Thanks...
     
  4. Tito

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    Hello again! You have said:
    Isn't it better to start with a clean & updated media for reinstalling??

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    Or even give specs of the laptop there may even be a recovery partition.
    And all it would take is a certain key press when booting to restore her machine to factory state.

    You could try pressing F11 or F8 when booting the machine and then select REPAIR COMPUTER from the startup list.
     
  6. duke2004

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    Yes it is but I thought it could be done otherwise. If this is the only way to go, I have no choice. Just wanted to know if it could've been an easier way...;) What about if I don't have a SLIC 2.1 on her BIOS?
     
  7. Tito

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    If it comes with Windows 7, then it should have SLIC 2.1.
     
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  8. duke2004

    duke2004 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your reply, urie

    I think there is a recovery partition, I have to check that tomorrow. Don't have the laptop with me right now...
    The REPAIR COMPUTER would do the trick?
     
  9. duke2004

    duke2004 MDL Novice

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    OK, I will check it with SLIC DUMP Toolkit tomorrow.
    Cheers