Store bought laptop

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by EFW, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. EFW

    EFW MDL Novice

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    Hi folks,

    I've just bought a laptop for my son so it will help him with his studies. The laptop I've got comes with M$ Windows7 Home Premium installed, along with a shed load of unwanted bloatware.

    If I download a copy of W7 Home Premium from the digitalrivers links that are on this forum and install using the key that comes with the laptop, will it activate all ok? No additional hardware will be installed; I’m just reinstalling a fresh clean copy of W7 onto it.

    Thanks

    -EFW
     
  2. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    @EFW: it will work just fine. ;)
     
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  3. EFW

    EFW MDL Novice

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    Well, thanks for the replies, will check out the program, if that does not work, I will reinstall W7

    Thanks again

    -EFW
     
  4. mictlan

    mictlan MDL Member

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    Yes.
    Backup your activation files ( oem cert + key ) with SlicToolkit or whatever you want to use then repave.
     
  5. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    #6 CaptainKirk1966, Sep 28, 2012
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    If it were me, I would do a clean install using the Digital River media, then activate with Daz loader. You probably already have a slic 2.1 in bios, which the loader installation app will detect, and activate you without actually installing the loader. Don't bother using the key stuck to the bottom of the laptop. And if possible make recovery disks so you can always return laptop to factory state you never know you may want to sell it on later when maybe upgrading e.c.t
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    #7 urie, Sep 29, 2012
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    I would as a precaution either backup your existing drivers or download ones from your manufacturers web site just in case windows 7 doesn't install all the necessary ones. Also if you have the option make recovery disks, so you can return the laptop to factory state you never know you may want to sell it at a later date.
     
  7. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Good point, don't blow away the recovery partition, especially if you haven't yet made recovery disks.
     
  8. EFW

    EFW MDL Novice

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    Fantastic! thanks guys, will look at it tomorrow and go from here. Once again, thankyou.

    -EFW
     
  9. EFW

    EFW MDL Novice

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    Just wanted to let you know, I made a backup, took 5 dvd's, installed W7 Ultimate, MS office, Daz's loader and the minikms, all activated, working great without any bloatware. Thankyou for help and advise guys.

    -EFW