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Remove Windows 10 and Reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium

Q: Remove Windows 10 and Reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium

I did a full install of Windows 10 yesterday and I did not keep any files or documents as I have them backed up on my external drive. The problem I ran into was that my NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 has no updates for win 10 and does not display properly. My computer came with Windows 7 home premium installed and I have the product key. As I have installed the full verion on Windows 10, I cannot recover the computer to win 7. I did not get a Windows 7 disc when I bought the computer so I need to know if I can download a copy of the Windows 7 Home Premium somewhere and use my current product key? When the computer was new I made a set of recovery discs and I still have those ... I don't know if they can help. Any help and/or advice would be very helpful. A link to the download would help as well. Thanks in advace for your help. Jim.

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Preferred Solution: Remove Windows 10 and Reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium

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A: Remove Windows 10 and Reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium

Yes those discs you made will reinstall W7, disc 1 is bootable, put it in the drive and restart the PC, when you see the Dell logo press ESC key a few times, then select your boot device (cd-dvd rom), it should now boot from disc 1 and start the recovery process, it is a lengthy process, so be patient and dont do anything unless instructed to, it will reboot on its own many many times, do not interrupt the process. When it is done with recovery there will be a screen to start setting up your user name and so forth.

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Found an ISO for Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, burnt it to a DVD and reinstalling windows 7 onto laptop.
I enter my product key but get the error in the headline above. I have my product ID and product key, what can I do to install windows 7 on my laptop

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Hi All,

I am having a Sony Vaio laptop which came with windows 7 home premium 64 bit pre-installed.

At present I need to format my c: drive,and do a fresh install for Windows 7 same version.

But the problem is I am not having the DVD to install windows 7.

Also am not able to create to system repair disc,the only thing which I have at present is windows backup.

Please help in re-installing windows7.

Many Thnks.

A:Reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

To fresh install, you need to get hold of a win7 install dvd, either borrow or download from the internet (Google is your friend). To activate, use the sticker key.

But do make a set of recovery disks before clean instaling windows. There should be an inbuilt tool in the computer for that.

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Good Afternoon All
I am new to this so i would like begin by saying hello. I have windows 7 home premium 64x currently installed on my computer. I have a valid licensed edition. I need to reformat my hard drive and would like to reinstall it on my computer. I no longer have the CD, so i do not know what to do. Could anybody assistance or does anybody have any ideas.
Thank you kindly

A:Reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium

Hi mrprecice Did you buy your copy of Windows 7 in retail (in a store), or did it come with your computer/laptop? If you bought it, you can download the Windows image matching your Windows version from Microsoft website, at the link below.http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recoveryThen, you'll need USB Flash Drive or DVD of at least 4GB to create an installation media (I can walk you throught this process).

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Hey guys, I never recieved any CD's for installing my laptop to brand new again. I'm stuck on a part that will not let me to install my laptop again, it says either insert or your installation disc or exit. All I have is my repair disc.
Help on how to reinstall my laptop without the installation CD?

A:Can't reinstall my Windows 7 Home Premium

Help on how to reinstall my laptop without the installation CD?

PC spec's? OS?
There should be a recovery partition on the pc. Without knowing the PC specs any other advice is just guessing.

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I kept getting a BSOD so I bought a reinstallation disk from amazon.com and I still get them (not as much) but it says my windows is not legit. How do I make my PC the way I bought it.

I have no CD for it but a I have a 32 GB USB, I been googling how to do it for awhile and can't figure it out. As far as I understand I need to get a system image and put it on my USB or something.

This links I found so far are these.

Microsoft Home Use Program - Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016. The software suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access and more! I don't know what to to from there.

Can anyone tell me if these links are safe to download from and if that's what i need?

Windows 7



I tried to "use system image to reinstall windows" in control panel but it doesn't change anything.

Here is all I have so far and what it says about my windows not being genuine.

A:How do I reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 bit with USB

I kept getting a BSOD so I bought a reinstallation disk from amazon.com

So what is it that you actually buy?

I have no CD for it

What you bought from Amazon.com should be?

So I'm confused as to what you have and don't have. Your second link is from MS to create a ISO for windows 7. You will need you product key, a legitimate product key, for that to work. Personally, this sounds all a bit fishy.

BSOD's are mostly related to hardware/driver issues but sometimes software. So reinstalling the OS really won't help your situation until you find out what is causing the BSOD first.

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I was recently given a Dell Inspiron 1720,it had a bad hard drive,so I bought another one and had it installed,the laptop bios recognizes the new hard drive,so I try to reinstall windows vista home premium,but when I try to boot from the dvd drive,it will not boot,but instead it says no bootable devices,so how can I fix this problem and reinstall windows vista home premium on this new hard drive.

A:Can't reinstall windows vista home premium

Make the optical drive first in the list of bootable devices to make sure it is accessed. Try booting the installation DVD on another computer to make sure it is good.

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When I purchased this generic computer I expected a clean installed version of Windows 7 x32bit. However what I received was a version updated from Vista. I have the Vista disk and a "Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program"disk, both with product keys.
My C drive (250Gb) contains only the operating system and programs, D drive (500Gb) is data only and F drive (External 1Tb) is used for backup.
I backup weekly including a system image. I do not have A "System Reserved" partition.
If at some time in the future I need to do a Re Format and Clean Install will I have to reinstall Vista, Update it and then use the Windows 7 disk or is there an alternative? I hope it never happens but I want to be prepared.

A:Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium x 32bit

You can do that, but if you can get full installation media from your OEM, you could also use that. The Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program disc came from the OEM that sold the original machine to the original owner - they purchased it with Vista right before Win7 was available, and got the upgrade disc for free. I can't say I've ever actually seen one, but from the description it sounds like any other upgrade disc. There is a tutorial here for installing clean from an upgrade disc, so you might be able to try that.

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Hi!This is a 6+ years old machine running under HP's preloaded MS Windows 7. OS has been regularly upgraded via internet as advised from time to time by MS/HP; i.e., all service packs, etc installed.Antivirus is Avast free version, latest with updated virus database as from Avast.I use CCleaner from time to time. Machine has become incedibaly slow! Often, it takes 3-5 minutes and more to boot up. And shuts down very slowly, too!! :-(I was thinking that perhaps reinstalling the OS may help. (I do defrag etc after every few months; NOT a v heavy user).I understand that I will have to backup my data etc. and I will have to reinstall all my software. Can some one kindly help me? I am NOT a techie. Thanks a heap!Have a great day every day, all! :-)Farid AnsariMale, 67 years, Pakistan

A:want to reinstall my Windows 7 Home premium edition OS (orig...

If you are still running on the original HP factory install, the recovery partition will likely still work. Go to the program HP backup and recovery manager and it should give you some options to restore the computer using software on the hard drive or to make a recovery disk which you can then use to restore it. My only concern, on  laptop that age is whether we would be trying to restore onto a defective hard drive. Bad hard drive will first show up as a general slowdown in performance. Tap F10 as you power up and see if you can find a hard drive test in the BIOS and run it. 

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I am having a problem uploading a music cd to my computer, I was able to upload music cds up until last week. My cd drive is not even recognized in my comptuer, and I dont know what to do to get my cd drive, my only thinking is to reinstall the cd drive, but I dont know how to do that in Windows Vista. Have any suggestions of how to find my cd drive becuase it is not being recognized. I have an Acer Laptop 5100-3949 if that gives you any way to know how to fix it

A:Anyone know how to reinstall a cd drive on Windows Vista Home Premium

No installation or drivers necessary. They are plug-and-play. Does the drive show up in Device Manager?

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I am having trouble coming back to Windows 10. I got it on the day it was released, but it started messing with my computer, so I went back to Windows 7 Home Premium. It said I could return at any time, so I decided I would wait a few months. Well now,
when I try to get Windows 10 back, my computer reboots like nothing happened. Could someone please respond with a solution ASAP.

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Hi all

I think I'll go crazy i some minutes...
The computer of my parents is full with several viruses. So the easiest way to clean the comouter is, to make a new setup and rei stall Windows.

So I inserted the original Windows 7 install DVD, and set the DVD to the first position in BIOS. But when it starts from the DVD, there is only a black screen with a small "ED" on the right bottom of the screen. And that for minutes! Wtf??

So istarted the old to replace Windows and started it over the explorer. This works. But when I came to the screen where I can chose the partition, i'm unable to format the hard disk, because of missing drivers. Where is this?
So i installed it on a other free partition and it worked. But i keep having all the trash on the hard disk. So i tried to format the partition over the explorer. But it dont work.

So please help me, im going crazy! How can i reinstall this??

I've Windows 7 Ho e Premium x86


A:Unable to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium to clean the Computer

Try Cleaning the HD Drive first, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Would like to know what the proper way to go about formating hard drive and reinstalling windows 7 all I have is the repair disk, data back up disk & the Image disk i got the dell laptop from bestbuy and geeksquad did the set up well actually 3 weeks ago my motherboard and processor took a crap and it was replaced but i dont have a windows disk and actually had to get a program to track down the cd key but i dont have any dell software installed in here and its missing to many system files to run down. so i fifgured i would just "start over" so if anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated. thanks

A:Trying to wipe HD clean and reinstall windows 7 home premium 64bit OEM

Do you have a valid Product Key with 25 characters like this: xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx?
What sounds better:

The PC as it was when shipped from Dell?

A PC with a clean installation of Windows 7 and nothing else?

If you have a valid Product Key and want the latter, not the former, you can download an ISO file form Mydigitallife.info, burn it to a disc, install from that disc, and activate using the Product Key.

There is a different procedure if you want to restore to as when the PC shipped from Dell.

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We have one of these Laptops which needs to have win7 reinstalled.
The COA sticker is on the laptop.
Can we download win7 and reinstall using that key on the COA?
Windows 7 Home Premium Free Download ISO 32 Bit 64 Bit

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I reinstalled Windows 7 from the original operating disk. I saved everything to the Recovery partition (I didn't know any better). After installation, I tried to add software to my laptop but it said I didn't have enough space!

I reinstalled Windows 7 again, this time saving it to C:. But, I don't know if it worked or not. My computer says I don't have enough space to add software to my laptop.

My computer shows:
OS C: 139GB free of 218GB and
Recovery E: 349MB free of 14.6GB.

How can I correct this? Can someone please help me? I'm no techie, but I can follow step-by-steps instructions. Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit reinstall. Saved to wrong partition.

If you have a Windows Disk, why not just format every partition from the Setup and install it to the Hard Drive.

A screenshot of your Disk Management would also be nice.

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I am trying to remove my password on my pc but it is not allowing me to do so.  I keep on getting a message saying "Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password."  I do
not know what to do to remove it.  Can someone help please.

A:Can't Remove Password on Windows 7 Home Premium

How did you remove the password in Windows 7? Could you provide the detailed steps for us?
Please try to go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts, click Manager User Accounts; in the users list, select the particular user which you want
to remove password, and try to reset the password with a blank password to check if it can work.
Hope it helps.
Alex ZhaoPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I need to remove windows and reinstall. I have a messed up version of Xp home, need to remove it and re-install windowsxp I also am having problems installing a 56K modem. This computer was used by a friend with a dsl modem, they sent the modem back and now this computer has none. I had a modem on another computer that had a serious registry problem. I put that modem in the gifted computer and cant use it. Dont know how. So I was hoping if I reinstalled windows xp home with the available disk it would work. I cant just ;put in the xp disk because it says it is an older version. I guess because of automatic upgrades that are periodicly installed. So how do I remove windowsxp home and reinstall? lalefty

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I'm trying to remove windows components in the add/remove programs area, but there is no option for it in there. Any ideas on how to get it back so i can remove Windows Mail?

thanks in advance

A:Vista Home Premium Missing Windows Components Add/Remove

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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:

except when I boot up my disk, I only get to the 2nd step:

2) Progress Bar:
The next screen is a more graphical progress bar indicating Windows 7 is still working in the background.

it wont go past this screen.

The same thing happens when I boot it up normally(without the disk for windows 7 home premium), only with the disk in it has the windows 7 rather than the vista look.

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

A:Solved: Replacing windows vista home premium with windows 7 home premium

You've got this thread started too http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1008564-laptop-hangs-loading-bar-screen.html

Is that one now solved too? You've marked this one solved, could you explain how you solved it in case others need to solve the same problem sometime in the future?



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Hey guys,

I want to upgrade my OS from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I have the Anytime upgrade DVD (provided at the time when I bought my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium). Since this is the first time I will ever try to upgrade my OS and I will be paying for it (lol) I wanted to clear a few doubts before I went about it. My current OS is a Deutsch (German) version. I want my new OS to be in English. So my question is -

Will the upgrade process provide me with the option to choose an installation language?

I researched a bit about language packs and if I'm not very wrong, Multiple language packs work only for Business and Ultimate versions but not for Basic and Home premium. Third party language packs like Vistalizator has been reported to work fine but Microsoft doesn't recommend it and some users have reported to have problems where it pops the message " your windows is not genuine".

So should I do an upgrade or just do a clean install with an original Windows 7 Home Premium DVD?

A:Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

I am not sure about the answer regarding the language pack, but I am sure about the upgrade or the clean install. Do the clean install. A clean install is always preferred over an upgrade. With an upgrade all the old problems that may exist with the OS are just carried to the new installation.
Upgrades often fail, either because of third party software that is not compatible, or malicious software that breaks in the new install.
There are some members that back up their stuff and do a clean install on a regular basis to have the OS run smoothly as the first day. Trust me go with the clean install and enjoy your new OS

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I currently have Windows Vista Home premium installed on my computer and need to upgrade to windows 7.
I understand I will  have to purchase it, that is fine, it has been suggested to look on amazon, etc. I just want to make sure of a product code or ID number specifically before i make any purchase.

As I said i currently have windows vista sp2, build 6002, and am wanting to upgrade to windows 7 sp1.

please advise.

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Greetings Tech Support Guy, The computer I wish to purchase has Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled, with a ticket to purchase an upgrade To Windows 7 Home Premium.
As I wish to use Windows 7 immediately (without bothering with Vista Home Premium) can you please advise, in detail, how I can delete Vista completely and install Windows 7 with minimum fuss.
All help greatly appreciated,
With Best Regards

A:Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

When you get the Vista DVD, boot from it and choose Custom "advanced" installation. Then highlight the partition you want to put 7 on (preferably the Vista partition) then click "delete" (be careful which partition you choose) once the old Vista partition is deleted, be sure the new unallocated partition is highlighted and hit next to continue installing 7. Here is a screenshot, your partition structure may be slightly different.

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Hello Folks, Firstly i would like to appologize if i've post in wrong section or there's a similiar problem posted already, i already search for similiar question but didnt found any. I did some google search, also with no luck.

Here's my story.

I've purchased an Acer Laptop last year, it came shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium and i've been using this OS until now.

I really like this OS, this is the best OS i've ever tried but now i feel like upgrading to Windows 7 Professional x64.

So lets say if i have already purchased a copy of genuine Windows 7 Professional x64, how do i install it? Just insert the Installation Disc, and it shall prompt me with upgrade menu? Or Do i need to boot from CD-ROM and run installation from there?

Lets say if i can just run installation by inserting Installation Disc, and click "Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional", will it 'overwrite' my current documents/User Settings/Themes/Gadgets ?? These settings are important for me, i wish to keep them untouched if possible. This is question 1.

Question 2
What will happen to my previous Windows 7 Home Premium x64 licence if i decided to upgrade? When i bought this laptop, they dont give me any installation disc, so i cant re-install this OS.

Question 3
What will happen to my Ms Office 2010 licence ? As far as i know, once we activate the copy and register at Microsoft, which i already did, It cannot be activated twice.

Question 4
Application like Egistec - WinLocker,... Read more

A:[SOLVED] How to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Premium x64

Hi and welcome to TSF the info on upgrading should be here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

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I ran the windows 7 advisor and it says everything is a go, but how do I proceed from here? Do I need a cd or is there a free download available from Microsoft?

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i recently got windows vista home premium and decided to upgrade my windows xp home edition SP3. It was going great until it needed to complete the upgrade. Up ntil 64% all was well. But once it hit 64% for awhile the computer shut down. After it shut down on its own i rebooted it and it said "upgrade unsuccessful. restoring your previous windows and settings. Do not turn off or restart your computer." I really want to know how to install it without any problems and i need help. Anything will be good and appreciated!
I have a Compaq Presario C301NR whit 2gigs of ram and 320gig HD. I still have the disc and everything and the computer was not harmed. After it shut down on its own

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I currently have an AUSUS G60VX Notebook with Microsoft Window Vista Home Premium 64bit and would like to upgrade my windows.  With all the available sources on the internet to download from, I'm unsure of which would be legitimate and whether I will
get what I'm looking for without compromising and damaging my system.

I am looking for a reliable legitimate source to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Thank you

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hi im using desktop pc windows xp sp3 home edition on c/drive and i have windows 7 home premium on d/partition dual boot i like windows 7 how do i remove xp from my pc when screen boots up i get choice whether i want to start windows 7 or earlier version

A:windows xp sp3 home edition and windows 7 home premium dual boot

Are you using two HD's or two Partitions

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management from Win XP & Windows 7?

Screenshot tools.
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Hi,I have been looking for a solution to upgrade my Inspiron 1525 laptop, preinstalled with Vista Home Premium 32 bits when I bought it.The target is to prepare path to upgrade to Windows 10.I need Windows 7 or 8 to start with.I could not find a way on Dell website.
Many thanks in advance !Isabelle

A:Upgrade for my Inspiron 1525 Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits to Windows 7 or 8 and then to Windows 10

Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the Inspiron 1525 is not tested for windows 10 and we would not suggest that you upgrade the version of windows 
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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Only 9 days to go before the upgrade is no longer available and i need some help please. It looks like the windows 10 was able to download, but not able to install but i don't know.??

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It's the 32 bit version, i dealt with the digital Home Support team at Virgin Media and one of their technicians took control of my Laptop because i thought i had connection issues..and he and another operative were on it for like 6 hours!
Turns out that it was my Internet Explorer browser and not my connection, he said that theirs no trace of the Internet Explorer installation, and that he tried re-installing but it wouldnt permit it.
When you click on the browser to access the web two boxes come up saying that windows is looking for solutions but then nothing happens..
So im using Firefox now with my IE browser not functional, can i contact Lenovo for help regarding this?
Would a simple Recovery Disk do the job, instead of a complete reinstall?
Do i need to buy another full version of Vista Home Premium 32?
Im not very techy guys, but im sure alot of you are and im relying on it..lol.
Thanks guys, any answers really appreciated.
Have a nice day.

ps - The technician said that a windows re-install should help.

A:How do i reinstall Vista Home Premium without the CD?

Would you be kind enough to give me the make and model of your computer?

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I'm researching a solution to a problem I have, which is reinstalling the OS to an SSD:

This morning I deleted the 59Gb partition I created to install the OS when I first built my PC system 5 weeks ago because I wanted to free up space, I have a "Crucial M4 128Gb" SSD:
During the installation process ( WIN 7 "Home Premium" x64 OEM ) I deleted the above partition then hit next I didn't format btw, when prompted "Where do you want to install Windows?" I clicked ( Disk 0 Unallocated Space 119.1 GB ) created after the deletion then hit Apply:

The error reads "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks":

So I'm not sure what this means, anyways at the moment my desktop is down, I'm researching online for solutions/advice via my laptop if anyone has advice/guidance on a possible fix would greatly appreciated.


A:WIN 7 Home Premium x64 Reinstall Error on SSD?

If you want to install in EFI mode you'll need to follow these extra steps: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

More info on EFI to decide: Installing Windows 7 on UEFI based computer - Ask the Core Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
The 30-year-long Reign of BIOS is Over: Why UEFI W... - Input Output

If you decide you'd prefer to install in normal mode remove the EFI Boot disk from BIOS boot order, replace with DVD drive, then HDD. You may have another setting to enable for "Legacy BIOS" or similar. Then wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command to clear any GPT formatting.

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I have a HP laptop, had to reinstall win 7, but had problems. So Ubuntu 11.10 is now running. IS there a tutorial as to how to partition and reinstall? I made the 4 restore disks when I purchased laptop, or should I invest in a new full Win 7 version? Any thoughts would be helpful.

A:Using Ubuntu 11.10, would like to reinstall Win 7 Home Premium

My guess is that the recovery disks will take care of the partitioning and formatting for you. I don't see any reason at all to purchase another retail copy of Windows, when you already own it with your hardware purchase and you have your recovery disks.

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I have a copy of Windows Vista Home Premium x86 and I want to DualBoot!!! Tell me: can I do this?? If I can, tell me how!!!

A:Can I DualBoot Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Vista Home Premium??

Well to do this you would need two product keys. Since you can only use one key on one installed system, to dual boot two vista OS you would need a seperate product key for each one, if you have two keys all you need are two seperate partitions to install them on.

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Ok, so i bought an OEM copy of vista for a customer. I built their system, installed it, then they said they spent too much on it and had all the parts returned. I picked up this copy of vista on my own at a store, and I cant return it.

From what I have heard about the OEM versions of vista they tie themselves to the motherboard of the system they are installed on. Apparently there is a loop hole, if you call microsoft and say that your MB died they will re-activate the key for you.

I called microsoft the other day about this and the guy said no, they dont tie to the motherboard, and as long as the key is not currently in use I can install it on any system.

I just decided to use this copy of vista for myself, but when I boot from the CD I get the vista loading bar, then it gets to the vista login screen, but its only the background image... nothing else happens. Does anyone have some first hand experience with OEM copies of vista? Was the tech support guy at microsoft just an idiot, or was he right... and perhaps there is just an issue on my end.

thanks in advance.


A:Vista Home Premium 64bit - OEM reinstall.

oem software is tied to the motherboard it was originally installed on. The loophole is only good if replaced with the very same motherboard.

All we have to go by is what is in microsfts eula that we must agree to when installing. IMO, if any microsoft employee says anything different - get it in writing.

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Two months ago we upgraded our Lenovo desktop from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10. Now we've decided we don't like it. I couldn't find my W7 Home 64 disk, but I have a W7 Professional 64 DVD which I then used to reinstall the OS. At the end of the installation I was prompted to enter the product code. I, of course entered the code from the W7 Home Premium sticker, and was given an error message indicating some sort of mismatch. I then skipped that step, and the tower is now functional.

Before I use another PC to get the proper drivers from Lenovo, and reinstall the printer, MSE and copy the pictures, documents, etc. from a flash drive I'd like to know if this is going to work. Will I be able to activate over the phone? If I get the Ethernet driver installed will I be able to activate online? Or do I have to find a Windows 7 64 Home Premium iso image (I think one may be available somewhere on this site) and do another reinstall?

A:Can I Use a W7 Professional Disk to Reinstall on a W7 Home Premium PC

Windows 7 COA key will only work on the Proper Windows 7 installation.

Home Premium for Home Premium only.
Pro for Pro only ect.

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Please advice on the performance comparison between
- Windows 7 Home Basic versus
- Windows 7 Home Premium
assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM.

Just a hearsay...that Windows 7 Home Basic is lagging behind Windows 7 Home Premium in terms of performance assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM. Please confirm whether this is true or not.

By the way, how to activate the Windows Aero in Windows 7 Basic???

A:Performance comparison btw. Windows 7 Home Basic versus Home Premium

Hello cheesum and welcome to Seven Forums.

Last question first. This tutorial may help enable Aero. Please note that there is no way to enable transparency on Windows Home Basic.

Aero - Enable in Unsupported Editions of Windows 7

As far as performance, I have not been able to find any specific "speed" tests to say one way or the other.

Difference Between Windows 7 Home Basic and Home Premium | Difference Between | Windows 7 Home Basic vs Home Premium

But if Basic and Home Premium are run on two identical machines (not just identical RAM, but also identical hard drive/hard drive speed, identical CPU, identical programs and apps installed, etc) I would give a very slight performance advantage to Basic simply because it doesn't have the same amount of features that Home Premium has. Fewer features to load usually equals faster performance. But I think any performance advantage would be so slight it wouldn't make any appreciable difference.

I did find some comments comparing Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional.

performance difference 7 home premium vs. 7 professional? - Microsoft Community

Of course, others may completely disagree with my thoughts and that's cool. Healthy discussion and debate is welcomed.

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HP s3240uk Pavilion Slimline
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 469293 MB, Free - 374406 MB; J: Total - 381549 MB, Free - 202607 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Acacia, 1.00, MS1C79R82004688
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have found many well meaning suggestions aimed at helping others like me to resolve this annoying aspect of networking between Windows 7, Vista and XP but it seems like we are all banging our heads against a brick wall. I have tried every suggestion I can find on other forums but still my Windows 7 computer cannot access my XP Home or Vista machines. The message I see each time I try is as follows:- "\\WINXP (or \\VISTA) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permissions. The account is not authorised to log in from this station." You will of course appreciate that the 'administrator' is myself. I can access files and a printer on Windows 7 from the other two computers providing I place shared files in the public folder ... no problem with this.

Before you ask ... Yes, I have checked that all three computers have the same Work... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 can see but not access files on XP Home SP3 and Vista Home Premium

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I have recently purchased a new Acer Aspire 5535 laptop. It has Windows Vista Home Premium (WVHP) installed.

The computer came with a number of programs that I am not interested in having on my system. In addition, I was not provided a restore disc. I do own a copy of Windows Vista Home Basic (WVHB).

I would like to keep WVHP as I appear to be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 . . . but I would like to reinstall to get rid of all these worthless programs. Can I use a WVHB disc with my new WVHP product key?

Could I install WVHB with the WVHB product key, then use the WVHP key supplied by Acer to upgrade?

Thanks for your time in answering my question. I hope it isn't unclear.



A:Windows Vista Home Premium Key Home Basic Discs

I believe that if you install with the Basic disc the process will offer you a choice
of versions. Choose Home Premium and complete the install. Activate with your
Acer's Vista Product Key.


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I recently performed a system recovery because I was unable to back up to earlier time before we started having computer issues. Anyway I performed a recovery. Stumbled accross this by accident that windows has 3 days before it wall automatically activate. So I clicked activate. It gave me this message header. "The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation". There are 3 options. 1 is to Buy a new product key online. 2 is to type a different product key. 3 is to contact Hewlett-Packard Company to resolve this issue. I contacted Hewlett-Packard Company and they had me call Microsoft. Microsoft wants to charge me $100 for something I already own. Very confused. Anyway does anyone have a fix for this. Thank you

A:Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation

You have two choices:
You may either reinstall using the recovery partition, if you have one.
You could look for the key on the computer. It can be anywhere, including the battery compartment, if you have a lappy.
As a last restort you can try to use magic jelly bean, but I have doubts since you reinstalled.
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

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I have a laptop that is running Windows XP and have confirmed with the laptop manufacturer that I can upgrade it to Windows 7 Home Premium. I searched online for purchasing Windows 7 Home Premium and found some sites that offer a Product Key, Download Link,
and License key. Is this an option I can use? If so, can it just simply be downloaded onto the laptop that has Windows XP running? 
Thank you.

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How to add domain names in Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit?

I am being asked to add domain name in the white list to get e-mail without any problem. Actually there was a suspension in e-mail news letter when I contacted the company I was told to add their domain name in the e-mail.

If it is e-mail I can add but I do not know how to add domain name. Please share your thought and oblige.

Thank you

PS* I am not asking about Windows Live mail

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Newbie here. I managed to read a few threads and apply the excellent directions in an attempt to solve the "Windows is not genuine" issue on a Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop computer.

I have successfully used SLMGR to instal the product key which was confirmed by Windows Script Host dialogue box.

I still have the dreaded "Windows ..not genuine" message in the lower right corner of the display.

I have run the Diagnostic tool and pasted the results below. I hope i have complied with posting requirements.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0x8004FE22
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-HWYW4-9D99Q-3P2FD
Windows Product Key Hash: yHNVz8gKHrscMEqWqTBICH+aHX8=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9813687-19285
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {37644056-B144-49D8-A177-8A6F0D9BD03F}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.130318-1532
TTS Error: T:20140213215912267-
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
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A:Windows 7 Home Premium Build 7600 This copy of Windows is not Genuine

You've had a Trusted Store Tamper - often the result of malware (or conflicting AV's)

What Anti-Virus programs have ever been installed?

Please download and install Malwarebytes Anti-malware (free version) from http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ - UNtick 'Enable free trial of MBAM PRO' at the end of the installation - and update it, then run a full scan in your main account, and Quick scans in any other user accounts.

Delete everything it finds

post back with a new MGADiag report, and we'll see if anything has changed

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Hello everyone, I've been stuck on trying to upgrade to Windows 10. I am currently using a OEM Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, HP Pavilion dv6 laptop.

Problem started when I notified Microsoft that I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10. I upgraded with my wife's laptop first. She also has the same laptop, but its a newer version. Windows 10 installed fine, so I decided to do mine. So I repeated the steps I did when I upgraded my wife's laptop. I clicked on the Windows icon in my task bar. It told me Windows upgrade was ready, so I clicked on continue. I let the update take its course. After 8 hours of seeing the words "working on it" I decided to exit out of the program, thinking something is wrong. I restarted my laptop and clicked on the Windows icon again. This time I did this before I went to bed. When I woke up it still had the words "working on it." So I did some research and I came across a thread that stated to use Windows update. I ran the Windows update and to my surprise Windows 10 was there (it was the only update). I clicked on update and it started to download, so I figured life was good. Windows 10 downloaded and installed. It went through the three phases (Baking up files, installing software and drivers, and then validation)<--if those are not the exact three phases I forgot, but there are three phases-->as soon as the third phase finished it states that something goes wrong and reverts back to Windows 7 Home Premium. So I commence my r... Read more

A:Windows 10 upgrade reverts back to Windows 7 Home Premium (previous OS

Did you begin this extravaganza with Windows 7 Home Premium?

Or Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1?

What's an "SUR"?

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Hello friends!

I make a bunch of videos for YT, and ever so often, I want to make a quick video on WMM. Yesterday, I was working on a project (with a bunch of large files) when I split a clip. The first part of the clip turned black in the thumbnail section and wouldn't play in the preview. I've had this happen before, so I closed the program and reopened it but now the entire timeline was gray and neither the video would play in preview, nor the audio (an overlaid WAV) would play. So, I restarted my computer. Nothing. For 12 hours, NOTHING. So, today I decided to make sure I had all the correct updates and drivers, but when I downloaded my first update and tried to open the program it wouldn't let me and I got a new message:

"Sorry, Movie Maker can't start. Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements before trying to start the Movie Maker again, and then try to update the drivers for your video card if Movie Maker still doesn't start."

I had just updated all of the drivers, so I decided to uninstall and re-install the program. I remember an issue with this when I first downloaded it so I went on to this forum to be sure I was downloading the correct program but still NOTHING!

I am fairly computer savvy and am literally at a loss! I can edit my videos in a different program, but this particular video was about ten minutes from being complete, after working for about two hours and I would be pissed to have to start from scratch... Read more

A:Windows Movie Maker on Windows 7 Home Premium Suddenly Not Working


Not an answer Im afraid but was just wondering if you got it resolved? Im having problems too but with an "access denied" message although I did at one point also get the same message as you posted above? I have put a query on the boards specifically about my message but was just wondering if you had solved your problem?

Cheers, P

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For a while I have been having problems updating Windows 7 Home Premium x64 using Windows Update, getting the Error Code 80246008 (please ?Error Code 80246008? pic attached).

I decided to investigate this and found this Microsoft page:
Windows Update error 80246008 - Windows Help

Tried to start BITS but got the Error Code 2147024894 (please see ?BITS start error? pic attached)
I then downloaded WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab and ran it.

Tried first to troubleshoot and repair BITS but also some error messages surfaced (please see ?BITS troubleshooting errors? pic attached)

Then tried to troubleshoot and repair Windows Update but also got error messages (please see ?Windows Update Troubleshooting errors? pic attached)

Yesterday I did also a partial re-installation of the OS (only key files), using the OS image that came pre-installed with the laptop. This did not work. (I did a fresh reinstall of the OS just some 3 weeks ago to get rid of all the little bugs that had accumulated so far, which makes this situation a bit more frustrating).

Since none of these things helped I did what you state on the Windows Update Posting page:
1 ? Ran the SURT from the Desktop and it seemed to install a file. (please see ?Hotfix for Windows message? pic attached). It took about 20 mins or so to do it.
2 ? Did a sfc /scannow from command prompt, logged in as admin. (please see ?sfc scannow check results? pic attached)
3 ? Did a system reboot.
4 ? Tried windows up... Read more

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I have an acer aspirex3200 desktop which is running windows vista home premium service pack 2 its a tripple core processor with 4gigs of memory with option to go to 8 gigs of memory, it has a 360gig hard drive , it has a 8400 AMD processor. the problem is when installing windows 7 home premium or windows 7 ultimate it begins to install as if everything will work until it come to point where it cannot not read a file or something on my motherboard at that point it dosen't installing. will some body help me ASAP.


A:having problems upgrading from vista to windows 7 home premium or windows 7 ultimate

Are you selecting the Custom Install option or the Upgrade option? Also, is your current OS (Vista) 32bit or 64bit? What service pack do you have? You will need to know this. To check, simply right click on Computer, and click properties and you can find out there.

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