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Yoga 900 Laptop windows clean install

Q: Yoga 900 Laptop windows clean install

hello, I just did a clean install of windows 10 on my yoga 900-13ISK2. can somone provide me instructions on how to reinstall drivers (i get you download the file from the site and just execute it) but i know drivers and utilities required to be installed in certain order. I also want to make sure i install all of the drivers and not put any bloat wear. My computer is a signature edition, so i would like to install all drivers and programs that came out the box.

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Preferred Solution: Yoga 900 Laptop windows clean install

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Yoga 900 Laptop windows clean install

Drivers are of course needed for the hardware devices on your system to work properly, and many will be delivered by Windows Update, but I would probably update them with the versions found on the Lenovo Support site. The order that they are installed, however, is not really important as long as you reboot when requested. As far as software and utilities, you don't really need any of those for your laptop to work, and only you can determine what software or utilities you think are useful, and what you consider bloatware. Cheers,

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Hello,I'm facing some little problems that a clean install would definately solve them, but I'm afraid that if I install onekey recovery afterwords, it won't be or can't be 100% integrated with the system. There's this novo key on the side that it brings onekey recovery if i shut my laptop and then press it, would it work later after a clean install of windows OS and reinstalling onekey recovery?Is there anything that is really useful by Lenovo that I'm going to miss out on, if i do a clean install? Is there any risks at all?Thank U guys

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Is there a guide on how to do a clean install of Windows on a brand new Yoga X1 3rd gen? I want to make sure to get rid of any bloatware. I plan to download Windows 1809 if it is indeed available for download next Tuesday Oct 2nd and install fresh that way. How can I obtain my product key so I can activate windows after the clean install? Will I need to power on the machine and extract the key some how before doing the clean install? Or should there be a product key on a label on the computer or something that comes in the box that has it? Finally, is there a hidden partition or something that makes re-installing easy in the future? If so, how can I update it to the 1809 version that I am hopefully getting next week. Thanks!

A:New Yoga X1 G3, clean install of windows

I've done it.  There is no problem with the key.  It is stored in the BIOS and the machine will activate automatically.  If you are asked for a product key during the install, selecct the option to say you don''t have a key now.

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On a Yoga 3 pro that had a corrupted and unbootable version of Windows 8. 
 
I've managed to create a USB boot drive that the computer recognizes, I've deleted all partitions but when I attempt the clean reinstall I get "Windows cannot install required files, make sure all files required for the installation are available and restart the installation. Error code 0x8007013".
 
I've tried it multiple times with multiple USB drives. I've tried the Windows Media Creation tool (the computer won't even recognize it), I've tried it making a USB stick with Rufus (see above problem) and I've tried making one with Windows Media Creation tool, copying all the files off it, formatting with Rufus and copying all the files back, same problem. I've tried with Secure Boot on and with it off, I've tried with UEFI on and with it set to Legacy. No luck.
 
I'm normally pretty good at this, but this has me stumped. Any assistance would be appreciated.
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

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I've just had a clean install on my Yoga 500 14IHW hoped to re partition it and some other reasons.It seem everything is ok but few of fuctions have gone and  I can't remember what of them. But the one that I want it back is the Transition. I want it turn to tablet mode automatically when I bend it. No matter I try to find how to solve, it still not work.# I have already installed the Transition software.# All driver are updated.# I can change to tablet mode just in manualy# When I bend it keyboard and touchpad are disable.Please help. I had backed up the full disk to image with Norton Ghost and tried to restore it but it remain Windows error could not start. I tried to repair it by using usb win 10, but it still not work.Hope to see any solution soon.

A:Yoga 500 windows 10 clean install and transition d...

Hi,have you solved the problem?Please look here : https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-500-doesn-t-switch-to-tablet-mode/td-... I hope that this Topic can help you.

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Hello everyone,
 
I recently installed Windows 8.1 Pro RTM successfully so I thought it may be useful to share the steps here.
 
Disclaimer: Please proceed with caution. I'm not responsible for any gain, loss, or harm done to you, your device, or your data.
 
Link to picture
 
Pre-requisites:
1- Windows 8.1 RTM ISO image. (Available on the internet)
2- Windows 8 Pro license key. (Yes, It works with 8.1 also)
3- Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool
4- Lenovo Yoga 13 Windows 8 Drivers
5- USB Stick or HDD with at least 4GB space. (Note: All data on disk will be erased)
 
Steps:
1- Important: Take a full backup of HDD.
2- Plugin the USB disk then open Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool.
3- Point to WIN8.1 ISO image path and wait for the wizard to finish.
 

 
4- After the wizard completes succefully, keep the USB stick plugged in and then restart the device in UEFI mode.
( + C -> Settings -> General -> Advanced -> Restart now -> Use a device -> USB UEFI Device).
5- It shall boot from the USB device and begin Windows setup wizard.
6- Specify the preferred language and enter the license key and choose advanced installation.
7- In disk allocation wizard, delete partitions with the following labels: LENOVO, WINRE_DRV, SYSTEM_DRV
(Warning: Don't erase partition labeled PBR_DRV as this will erase the Lenovo recovery drive).
8- Select the resulted unallocated space (should be around 106 GB) and click ne... Read more

A:[Guide] Windows 8.1 PRO RTM clean install on Yoga ...

Hi, thank you for the instructions, but I already deleted ALL partitions.  Well, I was already going your way before I discovered this, but without the "keep the USB Stick plugged in" because I used my Desktop PC to create the bootable USB stick. Now I am having the problem in installing Windows 8.1 with UEFI only. I can't boot from USB stick with UEFI, formatted with FAT32 and used the Windows USB Tool to create the media exactly like your instructions in this case. What can I do?  I also tried installing from a second partition but the Windows setup says that there is a MBR-partition table so I am not able to install Windows on that drive. On the other hand Acronis Disk Director isn't able to format the SSD to GPT......that's a real dilemma.....I am at the end of my knowledge. Can somebody help me? 

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I need to do a clean install of Windows 10 on my girlfriends Lenovo Yoga 2. I noticed there are five different partitions on her computer...have no idea what is going on here. Should I use Parted Magic and just Secure Erase the SSD and then proceed on with the Windows 10 installation?  


























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Hello, I have decided to do a clean install of Windows 10 Professional (x64) on my Lenovo X1 Yoga (20FQ). I'm currently pulling my hair out trying to install Windows 10 in UEFI mode, I want to do this so I can use the full functionality of the TPM chip and bitlocker. No matter what I do I have not been able to install Windows 10 Professional (x64) in UEFI mode, I've only been able to install it in legacy mode. I've tried multiple configurations of the BIOS in terms of disabling Legacy/enable UEFI OS to boot but when I put the BIOS in UEFI only mode the Windows 10 Professional (x64) USB key (that I've created using the .iso downloaded with the Microsoft Download Tool), the machine refuses to boot from the USB key or the PCIe-NVMe when in UEFI Only mode. Can someone point me to a guide for installing Windows in UEFI mode?

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Hello, I just recently clean installed windows 10 on my Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD, replacing the 1TB HDD with a 128GB SSD (I don't have that much stuff). Computer seems to launch apps faster (most of the time) and also starts up faster, but my internet browsing is still kind of laggy.  So i'm wondering If i need to change the computer in anyway (BIOS, etc?) now it has a SSD rather than the shipped with HDD. Also, the clean install has taken all my preinstalled Lenovo programs so I also wonder if this will affect the performance of my laptop(- or is it better)? Because I went to the support page for my laptop and downloaded a driver for the touchpad thinking it would be the newest available and before it downloaded it said it was older than the driver it would be replacing, which I thought strange and it's got me asking if the support page is kept up to date? Ideally I would download a Lenovo app that ckecks my system for out of date or absent Lenovo software that should be there. If anyone could answer those questions I would be extremely grateful. Thanks, David

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Hello, I've just bought a new Lenovo yoga 730 15 with Intel Core i7 8550U and want to clean install Windows 7. Just can't get id done. I've loaded Win 7 to usb drive, it boots up, but won't see the drive because the "nvme driver cannot be found". Well, i cant find that driver anywhere either. Any solutions?

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Hello community, i own a brandnew Yoga 720 13 IKB and i clean installed windows 10 Education on just 1 partiton as Iam used it from my older notebooks. The install itself worked fine but the issue now is that windows wont update, there comes always the error "?There isn?t enough memory available to create ramdisk device. Error code:-0xc0000017 ..."I already tried all solutions I could find at the internet but nothing helped. How can I partition my HDs as they were before i clean installed my new windows. Do i have to to use  GPT for my SSD and all the partitions I create because I cant run the SSD anymore as Raid as it did before. So how should I set everything on my lenovo yoga (settings before clean install) so that i can run the windows clean install and updates without problems anymore. I already installed the newest BIOS Version.My other question is if I can use the neweste intel drivers for example Wlan and VGA or is it better to use the lenovo ones, which are pretty old?The last question is, how or where can I find my old Windows 10 Home Key of my Yoga 720 (in Bios, how?)Thank you so far and sorry for my english, Iam german :-)

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Help needed! Can anyone light me with the information to locate the driver for SSD (SAMSUNG MZVLB512) installed in Yoga 720-131KBR? I am trying to do a clean install of windows 10. However, it shows no disk when I reach the screen to specify a partition to install. Dose anyone have info to solve this problem? Thanks.

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Hello guys!
 
I have been chocking on this problem for 2 days now, to no avail. The short story: Tried to do the built in free windows upgrade on the computer (from windows 8.1), but something went wrong, and I ended up in the "Please restart to being the installation of windows 10" loop.
After trying several workarounds, I gave up, and opted for a clean install of the product from a USB drive.
 
The install went smooth, and most things were working out of the box, but not the touch screen. Then I went to the product page, and downloaded all the drivers there are. Installed every one of them, but still no touch input. Tried some troubleshooting tips, like trying to find the driver in the device manager, but it's not present there. So far, I tried everything there was in the first 4 pages of google (with an insane amount of search combinations).
 
Nothing...Then I read it, that several other people had this issue, but with an earlier insider build of windows. They said the only solution there was, is to use the built in recovery, but out of routine, with a clean install, I deleted every other partition... not giving a thought something could go wrong.
 
Now the device has no touch input, and sicne that was one of the main sell points, I'm not too happy about it.
 
The System window clearly states, that there is no pen or touch input available.
 
It's a fresh buy, so it's still under warranty, and if nothing else works, I will return it, ... Read more

A:Yoga 300-11IBY Touch Screen not working after clean windows 10 install. Please help

after instaling this touch start to work:http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/YOGA-SERIES/YOGA-300-11IBY/downloads...

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I want to install a fresh copy of Windows 10. Because I dont like having "leftovers" from Windows 8.1. But how do I do that? I also want to use the Lenovo apps that was installed on the computer when I got it. 
 
 
Mod's Edit: Added additional information to Subject line for clarity of problem.

A:Z50-70 Laptop - Windows 10 Clean Install

ernstlu wrote:I want to install a fresh copy of Windows 10. Because I dont like having "leftovers" from Windows 8.1. But how do I do that? I also want to use the Lenovo apps that was installed on the computer when I got it. Take a look at this link on how to clean install Win 10. After the clean install you may have to install some of the drivers from the Lenovo site or from the drivers folder in your drive. I'm not sure though about the Lenovo apps but you can try to look it up in the store or inquire from Lenovo.

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I just purchased a new Toshiba laptop it comes with Windows 8 Home 64 bit. It has been my custom when purchasing a new computer to do a complete clean install to get rid of all the bloatware that comes on the new machine. There is no Windows 8 dvd it is pre installed and I only have the Win 8 User Key how do I go out wiping out the new computer and starting fresh? Never had to deal with not having a disk before so uncharted waters for me..............

A:New Laptop like to do clean install of Windows 8

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can use the Toshiba version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Toshiba Recovery disks.
Toshiba How-To: Understanding Windows 8 system recovery options - YouTube

http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/cont...640-SP4015.pdf
Toshiba How-To: Create System Recovery Media on a USB Flash Drive - YouTube


You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:

https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp

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Hello everyone,

tomorrow I will be getting my new HP laptop, I want to do a clean install of Windows 7, which i know how to do.

to get the full functionality from the laptop after do i simply got tp the HP website and download the drivers and install 1 by 1? do i need to do them in any particular order?

HP Pavilion dv6-6051ea this is the model i am getting,


From experience I remeber on my old Sony Vaio once I had done this, things like hot keys did not work and the battery life was just terrible after and it heated up even more!! dont want any of these things hapening to the new laptop now! or should I just remove software that I dont want.

It just feels better for me knowing that there is no junk whatsoever on the new machine!!!

please advise

Thanks

Kay

A:clean install of windows 7 on HP laptop

HP should have a complete list of all necessary drivers. They are probably more current than the ones that come with the laptop. As long as all drivers are installed everything should work unless some are tied to HP's apps, which are also downloadable from their website. When you get the laptop why not install the OS on their hard drive to see which apps you like so you will know which ones to download. I really don't think there is an order in which to install the drivers except for things like chipset drivers. It's probably just my preference, but when I do a clean install I disconnect from the internet as soon as the install is complete. I install all of my drivers, then reconnect. It allows me to install the drivers I want to before windows starts installing theirs. You should also receive a drivers disk from them which will have all drivers, though not as current as the website.

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I have a feeling im screwed here, but hopefully someone can offer a solution.

I recently bought an Asus s200e with windows 8 pre-installed. This does not come with a windows cd/dvd/usb or product key. I planned to replace the HDD with an SSD.. so i formatted the drive to mess around with debian and ubuntu. I read that the KEY was tied in with the UEFI and i could just boot windows 8 from a usb flashdrive when i bought my SSD.

So i installed the SSD on the laptop and created a UEFI bootable usb windows 8 iso from my windows 7 computer. This worked fine installing on the laptop but it says it's in 'evaluation' mode and valid for 90 days. I used Belarc Advisor to pull the product key and used the cmd: slmgr.vbs -ipk "product key here" to "activate windows".

But i dont know if the product key is that of the evaluation version or not as it still appear to be in evaluation mode, i was under the impression the product key was tied in with the UEFI?

How exactly am i meant to do a clean reinstall of windows 8? If the key is tied in with the UEFI then wouldn't it just pull the product key from there when installing.. im not sure why i have the 'Evaluation Version' unless i've downloaded the wrong iso..?

Thankyou for any help.

A:Clean install windows 8 on preinstalled laptop

UPDATE:

I think i do have the incorrect .iso - i went to activate windows through cmd: slui and entered the product key that i pulled with Belarc Advisor. It said the key works but it's invalid for this version of windows 8.

On quick reflection i realized theres windows 8 basic, windows 8 pro and windows 8 enterprise. So im in the process of downloading the basic .iso and hopefully activating it with the key from the UEFI.

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Hey guys. I got my dell desktop to work after following all the instructions from you posters like greg and barefoot in my other thread.

Today i tried to do the same thing for my laptop. Its an Asus u45jc laptop. I have the Windows 7 Recovery CD for it and the CD with the Driver and Utility CD as well.

However, i encountered multiple problems.

I followed the steps on this site who tells you how to

Complete Walk-through For Doing A Clean Windows 7 Install
The problem that occurs here is
The next screen displays three install options. Depending on your personal needs, you will have to decide which option is best for you. To help you decide, here is what each option means:Recover Windows to first partition only
This option deletes only the first partition and allows you to keep other partitions, and to create a new system partition as drive "C".

Recover Windows to entire HD
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates a new system partition as drive "C".

Recover Windows to entire HD with two partitions
This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions "C" (60%) and "D" (40%).My laptop has one hard drive, so my choice is "Recover Windows to entire HD". When you have made your decision, click the "Next" button.Please note that this process doesn't delete or modify the hidden partition on the hard drive which contains the original fact... Read more

A:Asus Laptop Windows 7 Clean Install Help

Partitions and hard drives dont mean the same thing. Most people have at least 2 partitions, one for the OS the other for data. I hope you backed up your data before recovering, because it would be wiped out.

Anyways, even if you chose to install win7 on the entire HD, thats fine because you can always create data partitions later.

As for the wierd things, you said you have the driver CD, have you installed all the drivers?

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Hello,

I perfomed a clean windows 7 install on a dell latitude 820.

The stange thing is that if I press the shutdown button, windows seems to shut down but after the screen turns black the power an bluetooth lights keep burning.

I see no further activity on the laptop.

Anyone seen this before and know a solution?

Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop doesn't shutdown after clean Windows 7 install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by John14


Hello,

I perfomed a clean windows 7 install on a dell latitude 820.

The stange thing is that if I press the shutdown button, windows seems to shut down but after the screen turns black the power an bluetooth lights keep burning.

I see no further activity on the laptop.

Anyone seen this before and know a solution?

Thanks in advance.


Probably going into sleep
Go to Control Panel>Power Options>(on the top left)Change what power buttons do

Is it set to Shutdown?

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My current state:
I ordered a laptop from DELL about 6 months ago that came with Windows 8.1 Pro on it. Since it was ordered from DELL I do not have access to my Windows 8.1 Pro Product Key. I recently downloaded the windows 10 upgrade tool from Microsoft's website and went through all of the steps. Since this was the first time I figured it would be best to upgrade to windows 10 keeping all of my apps and files. This upgrade was 100% successful. I am also assuming that my windows product key is not in Microsoft's database as a valid Windows 10 Pro key.

My future goal:
Now my goal is to do a 100% clean wipe and install of windows 10 on this PC. This is the process I want to follow but I am scared to attempt it without confirmation/help from others.

Burn a Windows 10 Pro 64-bit DVD using the ISO available on Microsoft's website.Boot from the DVD using UEFIGo into advanced and completely wipe every single partition. Even the recovery partitions that DELL sets up since I won't be needing them anymore. (NOTE: I will never go back to Windows 8.1).Install windows on the Unparitioned Space and let it do its thing. I am assuming it will install with the new partition types.HERE IS THE STEP I AM SCARED ABOUT: When installing I am assuming it will ask me to enter a product key which I do not have. I am hoping since Microsoft recently made the process easier that it will see that I have a Product Key injected into my motherboard by dell and automatically use it. Can anyone confirm thi... Read more

A:Clean install of Windows 10 on a laptop purchased from DELL

You can easily get your key with this Solved Showkey - Windows 10 Forums just to be safe before you start.

It should not ask you when you install (you are right it will get it from BIOS) but if it does you can either enter your 8.1 key, or press "Skip" or "I don't have a key" and it will activate automatically anyway as your hardware ID is already stored on MS servers.

I (and many people here) have upgraded and then clean installed and it works fine as long as you install the correct version (i.e. you install 10 Pro if you had 8.1 Pro and you don't try to install 10 Home).

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Hi everybody,

The reason I am seeking your help today is that I'm trying to do an clean install on my freshly bough Asus Zenbook UX330UAK which came with a pre-installed windows 10 loaded with bloatware.
Now I know that it's touchy to mess with windows 10 pre-installed laptops beacause of OEM's partitions and stuff.

So here I am trying not to mess it up with I hope you help.

Basically all I need to know is how to manager the partition part.

Right now on my SSD I got 4 partitions

- Partition 1 : System
- Partition 2 : MSR
- Partition 3 : OS
- Partition 4 : Recovery

I read stuffs like you have to be very careful with pre-installed windows 10 laptop because of UEFI settings stored by the OEM. That if you happen to delete them your laptop won't boot anymore on UEFI mode and you'll have to swith your BIOS to legacy, do a BIOS install of windows ... bref, problems

I want to avoid that.
I read online that I should delete System, MSR and OR then create a new partition and install windows on it. During the installation profess windows will create new system and MSR partition. Right or not ?

I just need someone to shed some light on this for me.

Thanks in advance

A:Clean install on a pre-installed windows 10 laptop (partions)

First, we need a bit more information about the recovery partition. How big is it? If it is 450mb then it is just the standard, vanilla Windows 10 recovery partition and nothing special from Asus is likely to be in it.

Here's what you can do. It's not what I do with a new computer, but you can do it:

Delete Partitions 1, 2, 3 (System, MSR and OS). Do not create a new partition. Just select the custom install option in Windows 10 setup, select the unallocated space to install to, and click next. Windows 10 setup will create it's own new System, MSR, OS partitions and a new recovery partition in front of the old recovery partition which will remain left over.

What I do when I get a new computer.
I boot the new computer from a USB flash drive containing Kyhi's Recovery Tools from this forum. I save an image of the entire internal hard drive/SSD onto an external USB hard drive.

Then I boot the new computer from it's own drive and enter Audit Mode and export the manufacturer specific drivers to the same external USB hard drive using the dism /online /export-driver command.

Then I reboot the computer to a Windows 10 installation flash drive (which is also my Kyhi's recovery tools drive), completely erase (delete) all partitions on the new computer's drive, then install Windows 10 to the empty drive. If I have to, I reinstall the manufacturer's drivers from those I exported earlier.

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A friend bought a new Acer Aspire E1-570 laptop and it had a lot of bloatware so he borrowed my windows 8.1 cd and did a clean install, he told me he deleted all the previous partitions during the install (which I think erased the driver) and when it finished, there was no wifi. I looked in device manager and there was no driver for the network card. I went to the Acer website to try and find drivers to install and found 2, one for Atheros, one for Broadcom. I tried both, the one for Atheros had no way to let me install, just a bunch of random files. The one for Broadcom had a setup application, but it tried installing bluetooth drivers. It's hooked up by ethernet to the router and working but he wants wifi. You can look here http://www.acer.com.au/ac/en/AU/content/drivers for the Aspire E1-570 drivers and see what I mean.

Thanks.
 

A:Laptop won't connect to wifi after clean windows install.

he has probably removed all the recovery partitions
I assume he was using windows 8.1 and NOT 8
did the copy of windows activate OK
chances are he will need to install a few drivers
he could also call Acer and get a set of recovery CDs sent to him - in UK if under warranty and an issue with the recovery manager they will provide free

can we see a device manager screen shot
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Device Manager

Please Post back the results in device manager as requested below

You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

how to access device manager for different windows versions
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen, see the menu on the left hand side

on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

If the above does not work then

For Windows 8
If you happen to be using a keyboard with Windows 8, the quickest way to open Device Manager is via its shortcut on the Power User Menu, accessible by pressing the WINDOW ... Read more

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Hi everyone!

I have a Dell laptop that is currently running Windows 7 Professional x64 (downgraded from 8.1 Pro). I would like to do a clean install of Windows 7 myself, but have been advised that my Digital River ISO (X17-59186) would not not be activated automatically by the laptop. I think I can get my hands on a Dell OEM Windows 7 Professional x64 disk; will doing a clean install with this ensure automatic activation? Will any Dell OEM Windows 7 Professional x64 work, i.e. are they all the same?

Thanks for any help in advance!

A:Which Windows 7 Media To Clean Install On A Win 8.1 Pro Dell Laptop?

If the laptop originally came with 8.1 then it should only auto activate when you install 8.1 using the correct OEM media. You would need a legal key to activate 7 if you reinstall.

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A friend of mine is wanting Windows 2000 installed on her laptop which is currently running Windows 98. I figured I would just boot from the windows 2000 CD, format, and install the OS but theres a problem. I can't access the BIOS to change the boot order. Is there some trick to doing this on a laptop? Its a Dell Inspiron 7000.

any help would be much appreciated!
 

A:Windows 2k Clean Install on a Dell Inspiron Laptop

Hi Slapper,
Try F2!! or F1!!

 

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Do you recommend a clean install of win 10 on a new x1 Yoga 3.gen. HDR WQHD IPS? Or simply just update via Lenovo Vantage? I have read online on various problems regarding fx. color settings/profiles of the HDR WQHD screen (not just support for the HDR), are they now solved by Lenova updates? Thanks in advanceBest regardsMartin

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Hi there I would like to make a clean install of Windows 10 Pro on my Yoga 460 as it is very sluggish and did actually even freeze since I received it yesterday. Being completely new to Windows 10, Touchscreen-Devices and UEFI I am not sure which is the best way to go arround this. Entering the recovery (disrupting startup) seems like the best method for a completely clean install. Is there any easier way for that? Secondly, I would like to only install the minimum of Lenovo programs which are needed in order to use all of the features of the device. Most, if not all, to me seem like there are only an overlay of the Windows settings. Does anyone know what is required. Are only the drivers needed for the operation of the multimedia buttons/pen/touchpad/touchscreen/etc? I would be very thankful for any help/advice/link/... Take care Yogaguy  

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How can I do a clean installation of windows using the built in image partition of the Yoga 900 series. I can't seem to find any documentation online. The OS is not working correctly due to  a virus. Virus was removed but still some applications don't lunch. Any guidance or help is appreciated. Paul Adams

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Hi, I need to install Windows 10 Enterprise on my new Yoga 900 for work. As I'm a contractor, I need to do this myself. Can anyone give me some advise on the best way to do this. By this I mean what is the bare minimum software I require from Lenovo and what other drivers should I get to make sure that there is no bloatware? Cheers Mark

A:Yoga 900 Clean Install

I suggest that you go here to see the drivers and other software that Lenovo makes available for the Yoga 900:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/au/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-900-13isk?linkTrack=H...
 
The Bloatware is in the "Software and Utilities" category. You can probably spot what you don't want to download...
 
 

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I am attempting to do either an upgrade or clean install of Windows 7.  The HP laptop I have is currently running Windows Vista.  
The error message is:
Windows cannot copy files required for installation.  The files may be corrupt or missing.  Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation.

I bought the .ISO file from eKey Market for about $55.  

I've tried resetting the laptop to factory settings, and still get this error. 
I've made 2 different DVDs with the .ISO files on them.
I am using an external USB CD/DVD drive.
What is the problem?

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I've been attempting to get Windows 7 up and running on my Asus F8Sp-X1 laptop for a couple of days now. It came with Vista, which only lasted as long as it took to take the disk image with True Image, after which XP was installed. It's been that way ever since, and it runs perfectly... but everyone knows the limits of XP now since the security updates have stopped.

Since I have an unused product key for 7, I thought that would be a better choice than the Vista the laptop came with. I've never used Vista, but it is widely held that 7 is leaner and faster, and on a 3gb laptop, that seems the better choice.

The DVD that corresponds with the product key I have is of the 64-bit edition (OEM), so I plugged that product key into the MS web site and downloaded the 32 bit Win 7 SP1 DVD ISO, then created the disc.

I had already restored the original Vista setup from the image I made all those years ago, and had allowed it to update up to SP2. I started the CD and selected an in-place upgrade, which (though painfully slow) worked without any errors.

After fooling around with the fingerprint sensor for a while (finally I did get it working), I went to Windows Update to download all of the fixes that came after SP1. It never finished searching for updates... just goes on and on, with no errors and no results.

I went to the MS support site and tried the fix it tool. It claimed to have fixed things, but the problem persisted. I did a lot of reading... I tried the WURT, but it j... Read more

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Now that we have the ability to clean install 10 onto a pre-existing 7 machine, and then activate using the pre-existing 7 key...

1. Created a 200GB partition for 10.
2. Booted from USB 10 installer (created today, so latest version).
3. Installed 10 into said 200GB partition with no reported errors.
4. Installer first reboot re-loaded the installer, so removed and rebooted. You'd think they would do something about this, but I'm not holding my breath. Also few walkthrus mention this fact.
5. Boots Windows 7 original bootloader with no sign of the 10 install, so unable to continue on with the setup.
6. Booted into 7 and I can see the installed 10 partition (with no drive letter obviously). Assigned a drive letter and explorer shows Win 10 files are present, and what looks like a bootloader.

According to various sources a Win 10 install will lay down its own bootloader and provide a dual-boot to the pre-existing o/s, in this case Win 7.

As a quick and dirty I used EasyBCD to create a third entry to 10 inside the 7 bootloader, but it throws an error when trying to use that option, something about not being able to verify the o/s.

It should be noted this is an MBR arrangement, a Dell machine, with a separate 20GB OEM recovery partition containing the Win 7 bootloader.

Any "intelligent" ideas much appreciated.

A:Adding Windows 10 dual-boot (clean install) to a Windows 7 Laptop.

From an elevated ("Run as administrator") command prompt in Windows 7 try:

bcdboot e:\Windows

The path in red will be the path to the Windows 10 "Windows" folder.

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Hello,
Here is the problem I was having before for reference:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...v4-laptop.html

I don't know if this problem and the previous are related, so started a new thread. After re-installing the OS everything worked fine until a few weeks ago. So flawless for about 2 months. Very intermittent BSOD has become more frequent, just as before. Attached is my zip file for examination. Let me know if any further information is required. Thanks for your help!

A:BSOD starts 2 months after clean re-install of Windows 7 on HP Laptop

Hello there!

Since the reinstall of Windows if it still BSOD'ed then it could be Hardware. Run Hardware Diagnostic (RAM and hard Drive) Hardware Diagnostic | Captain Debugger

Check for BIOS update. It's pretty out-dated.

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY


Code:

Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\Shyam\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\082312-15927-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
Debug session time: Fri Aug 24 02:06:49.692 2012 (GMT+6)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:53:47.174
BugCheck A, {2, 2, 1, fffff80002cd6b36}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiDeliverApc+126 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: chrome.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xA_nt!KiDeliverApc+126
Bugcheck code 0000000A
Arguments 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000001 fffff800`02cd6b36
BiosVersion = F.16
BiosReleaseDate = 12/03/2009
SystemManufacturer = Hewlett-Packard
SystemProductName = HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook PC
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\Shyam\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\081912-25022-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
Debug session time: Mon Aug 20 06:21:01.110 2012 (GMT+6)
System Uptime: 0 days 9:58:55.593
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80002f292fa, fffff8800938bbf0, 0}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B
PROCESS_NAME: MsMpEng.exe
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HELP!!!!! Here's the scenerio: Computer freezes at the same "Set Up Windows" Screen each time during Windows Vista Home Premium clean install from factory recovery disks

1. HP PAVILION dv6000
2. Just installed new HDD (Seagate Momentus Laptop, 500GB) because system was freezing with old HD (WD Scorpio 320GB) and Diagnostic tool in Bios said to replace HD, so I did.
3. Able to read old HD drive via USB connection to a different computer, so data is safe
4. Ordered and received recovery disks from HP for my particular laptop and have tried to clean install 4 times.
4. PROBLEM OCCURS AT "SET UP WINDOWS" SCREEN asking for Country/Region. Mouse is frozen, and system just hangs (dead).

As I said at the top: HELP!!!!!
 

A:Solved: Hp laptop hangs during windows vista clean install

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Ok I just bought a used Dell laptop with win7 Home 64 & from my understanding the boot disk is actually now on a partition?

How do I access this partition in order to completely format the computer & reinstall a nice clean setup?

Thanks.

A:Bought used Dell laptop, how to re-install windows for a clean setup?

Sounds like you want to do this,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 laptop that came with Windows 8 Core edition pre-installed. This laptop has never worked properly for some reason. It won't shutdown the normal way (it'll just stay on the shutdown screen forever) and it never comes back from sleep without a BSOD along with other troubles that haven't been solved by updating drivers,etc.

I decided I want to do a clean Windows 8.1 re-install and upgrade on my laptop to get rid of these problems, but it's been ages since I last did this (back in Win2K times, I used to dual boot Slackware Linux) and I've bee reading about all this UEFI, Secure Boot,etc and quite frankly it's making me quite nervous. I was even planning on taking this chance to dual boot some linux distro, but it looks sooo difficult. Things are much more complicated these days for the tinkerer!

I need a bit of help making sure I don't screw up, and if I do, I need to make sure I can get back to a running system quickly.

For starters, here is how the hard drive is partitioned: http://i.imgur.com/Tr4ke87.png
And this is the Diskpart output : http://hastebin.com/raw/mejazevose

1) Why do I have 5 partitions? I understand the recovery partition, the OS partition and (after lots of reading) the ESP partition, but I'm not sure about the others. What do I need to keep? I've been reading around and I see some people recommend wiping the whole drive and starting from scratch. Is this a good ide?

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A:Performing Clean Install Upgrade on Windows 8 Dell Laptop

Originally Posted by rama


1.1)I'll create the installation media from a windows 8.1 MSDN ISO using a USB drive. When I start the installation process it will ask me where I want to reinstall it to. Do I just choose the OS partition? Won't the recovery partition be based on a Windows 8 image and be useless from now on?



Delete all partitions until you only see Drive 0 Unallocated Space.

How to clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key?

Windows 7/8 setup: Installing using Legacy BIOS Boot Mode or UEFI Boot Mode.







Originally Posted by rama


4)As a last resort, I've made a Recovery USB using the Dell Backup and Recovery Method. In the extreme case that I screw up real bad, will this work to get back a factory-state system even if I've wiped my hard drive clean?



Note: This usually does not work if your hard disk is blank: link

Reset Windows 8






This will show you how to use a new feature in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to reset your PC to completely start over back to default to remove all personal data, apps, and settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows. This is like doing a factory restore/recovery on a purchased computer.

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Hi,

Laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8/8.1 and I didn't like the OS so I decided to downgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

After finish installing OS, I download all drivers and install on my laptop. (DONE)
I connect to the internet and start to download windows updates and install them. Then the computer randomly freezes in the process of downloading the updates. Sometimes, the laptop will boot up and then freeze without me having a chance to do anything! Other times, it freezes randomly out of the blue when playing a game, installing some programs, or just not doing anything. When the computer freezes, I have to hold the power button to reboot the laptop again. The back lit keyboard is working but that doesn't really matter since the screen froze and I can't do anything unless I reboot.

I have also re installed my laptop with Windows 7, installed all the drivers again and the same problem happens again.

RAM- 6gb (4gb,2gb)
CPU- Intel I5 Ivy Bridge

A:Laptop freezing minutes later after booting up (Clean Windows Install)

Start over and this time don't force drivers into a driver-complete OS. This is not XP.


Follow the same steps as for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 especially how to handle drivers in Win7. They will all come in on Windows Update after install. Just have your wireless driver in backup in case you need it to get online and Check for Updates. Then install all Important and Optional Updates, with reboots, until there are no more offered.
If problems persist check your UEFI settings in BIOS. You've already disabled Secure Boot, correct. What are CSM, Legacy BIOS and Boot settings. Did you install to UEFI or in Legacy?
Once you do that then if problem persists start at the top of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I hope this is the correct Forum subsection to post this.

So I made a mistake while taking on a friend's problematic sony vaio laptop. They were wanting to install a newly purchased Kaspersky av, but after uninstalling the old version of Kaspersky there was a problem with an unresponsive usb mouse & mouse pad. I wasn't able to resolve the issue through various repair programs and manually reinstalling the driver, which was giving off the error code of not being properly installed or functioning. With owners consent, I decided to let Vaio Care to bring the computer back to factory condition. (I wish the owner had the owners manual to this thing.)

I made sure to backup all of the files that the owner needed saved, but failed to make any sort of backup recovery disk for the computer. Not sure if it's too late to do so, but the computer will not boot to windows any longer. I get a white blinking cursor on a black background immediately after Vaio disappears from the screen upon bootup, but cannot do anything with it.

I made a windows 7 home premium iso dvd, and when booting from it I reinstalled windows onto one of the 3 partitions on the hd (the largest of the 3 which was labeled "Primary" type). Of the other two partitions, one was labeled "Primary" and was named "System Reserved" but only 101MB, and the other was labeled "System" and was named "Recovery" and is 7.7GB. When installing, the computer does a ... Read more

A:HELP Windows 7 clean install on Sony Vaio laptop w/o recovery discs

Hello newtechy and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think the best thing to do is a clean install following the instructions in this tutorial that was prepared by one of the Forum experts. There's a special note for Sony Vaio owners at the bottom.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

I have a Vaio and I followed these instructions. I can say from personal experience this will work. I eliminated all Sony factoryware (Vaio Care, Vaio Control Center, Vaio Gate, etc) and I haven't missed any of it. The most important thing is once the computer is up and running with all Windows Updates, make a system image. When all of the additional programs are installed and updated, all personal tweaks are made, etc and you're sure the computer is working the way it's supposed to, make another system image. This can be your go-to master image that would take the place of that hidden recovery partition. And it would be even better because it would be more up to date than a factory recovery partition ever could be.

Have your friend stick to a schedule of maybe one a week or once a month and make a new system image. The more frequent the images the more up to date a restore will be. This can eliminate the need for recovery disks as well. Depending on which imaging software you decide to use, it would be a good idea to create a "system repair disk". This is just a single disk that will let you boot the computer should the entire operating system crash. From this single d... Read more

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Hello, I wanted to do a clean install of windows 10 from a USB, which I did but when I was choosing the drive where windows will be installed on, I always format also the system files partition which is usually around 100mb, because new windows will create new system files partition, so just to avoid conflict.I formated the C: drive and installed windows on it but I didn't know which other partition that has the system files on to delete or format, because there were so many partitions.Windows was working fine later on, but the wifi was dropping once every hour or even less. I updated all the drivers, I uninstalled the wifi driver and reinstalled it but nothing helped.I ended up resoring my computer using onekey.Could you please show me which partition I can delete when makeing a clean install?Thank U


























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Hi all.First of all sorry for my bad English. And here is my problem:I just bought a new laptop "Yoga 2 Pro". Because I have a legal copy of Windows 8.1 Pro I decided to reinstall the system. Before re installing BIOS UI looked normal but after re installation of the operating system BIOS UI looks strange and can not use it. You can see it on the attached photos. I tried to reinstall the system a few times but immediately after installation BIOS UI looked like in the pictures. Interesting that after removing system from SSD, BIOS UI is starting to look normal and is fully functional. I even tried different versions of the operating system because I thought that the cause lies with the ISO file. The effect has always been the same. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this problem?I will be grateful for any suggestions.  

A:Yoga 2 Pro BIOS UI corrupted after clean install W...

Well, should not have happened. I wonder if you have solved the issue. Try flashing with a new BIOS.

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Hello All

My friend has an Asus X55A laptop that her son used and abused. It was so loaded with spyware and who knows what else that I had no other choice but to reset it to the factory set-up. Asus allows users to do this by hitting F9 and then following the prompts. For the most part the reset worked pretty well but the PC is still a bit sluggish in my opinion. I did remove all the bloat ware I could find by uninstalling the software and turning off the corresponding software in MSConfig.

The laptop only has 2GB of memory and a Celeron processor and it is running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit. I do not have the actual recovery DVD that can be purchased from Asus for $50. The PC might have shipped with the DVD but who knows where it is. I have turned on the Windows Firewall and installed Microsoft Security Essentials as I do not want to do too much until I figure out what the next step is. All of the devices loaded properly in Device Manager and the PC can browse the internet. Sometimes it runs decently and other times it is sluggish as I said.

So here are my ideas and I wanted to get some feedback\advice.

If I could get a DVD with Windows 7 Home Premium, could I install Windows from the DVD and then use the Windows 7 Product key which is printed on the bottom of the laptop to activate Windows? My thinking on this is to do a clean install to wipe out any type of spyware or virus that survived the factory reset. I will have to install the drivers that Windows cannot... Read more

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Okay, I just bought a new laptop, which is a windows 8 computer that came with windows 7 pro from the seller, via the downgrade rights option in windows 8. I want to do a clean install of windows 7 pro, to remove bloatware, but I am not sure how to go about this since the windows 8 computers don't come with product keys and instead have them embedded in the BIOS. I am familiar with how to do a clean install from USB, just not with this new product key crap microsoft is doing now.

A:Clean install of Windows 7 Pro, on Windows 8 laptop

If this is a OEM computer you will have to purchase a retail copy of windows 7, wipe the hdd with a program which will overwrite the entire disc, then install Windows 7.  You will have to go to the manufacturer's website to download the drivers for Windows 7.  If you are going to purchase a retail version I would suggest purchasing the 64-bit version.

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We got users with "clean install" Windows 10 on the ThinkPad Yoga 370 instead of factory image.  in Lenovo Settings, audio, dolby section, the presets that are in OEM load are all missing.  we tried uninstall Lenovo Settings, Conexant audio driver, SIF, reinstall, same things - the enable button is there, but no profiles for dynamic, movie, music, gaming, and voice. anyone have seen this issue (or on other machines?), any idea how to reinstall those?  i wonder whether we are missing some pieces. 

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Finally decided to wipe my drive and reinstall windows.   PC has been working good but lately started acting strange with intermittent connectivity and the just yesterday all connected wifi devices lost their log info so that was odd.  Today when I rebooted this PC, I saw the original windows start up screen you'd see if during a fresh install or a restore and that's not right.  Finally I took at look at event viewer and saw a new NT user was added and I didn't do that so here we go again.   This time I suspect the vectors is a compromised Gateway which I have reset but will need to replace with better quality equipment than the junk Comcast is renting me.  This prompted me to run Farbar and come back to the forum for help.
 
2nd issue-  I need help with my Norton firewall settings.   I want to lock this pc down except for approved programs.
​Here is the log and thanks in advance again.  Farbar and addition below
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 26-12-2017
Ran by Ronin Asus (administrator) on DESKTOP-O7VPJFK (26-12-2017 17:33:55)
Running from C:\Users\Ronin Asus\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Ronin Asus (Available Profiles: Ronin Asus)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1709 16299.125 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
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A:Clean Windows Install on Wiped Drive- Am I still Clean?

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I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean erase of my 480GB SSD and then a clean install of the same Windows 7Pro 64bit. Can you tell me how and provide any cautions etc. Thanks.

A:How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?

Hello Joseph,

If you like, a normal clean install will also wipe the drive before installing.

Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi

Quick quesiton about doing a clean install on a Dell laptop.

Do you think I'll need to load any drivers at install? Or do you think I can just wipe and install from the optical drive, per usual?

A:Laptop Clean Install

The WIn7 installer is driver-complete, and Windows Update will deliver newer or any missing. If any are then missing in Device Manager, find them on the Dell Support Downloads page for your model computer.

You can also back up the Vista windows/system32/drivers file to browse for any missing drivers, though there are likely newer Win7 drivers in the installer and via Windows Updates or your Downloads page.

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Well, a relatively new laptop. I got a Toshiba Satellite A505 in the beginning of May/end of April and it did not come with a recovery/OEM installation disc. Instead, I was told to make a backup myself. I have a retail Windows 7 Ultimate disc that I used on my desktop, so I cannot use the key that came with that.

However, you can install any version of 7 (aside from architecture-specific installation discs) by deleting "ei.cfg" in the ISO OR changing the version inside of that file. If you delete it, upon installation, you'll be asked what version of Windows you want to install. You still need a proper key for each version. In my case, the laptop has Home Premium.

I'm aware that I'm not able to use an OEM key (the one on the bottom of the laptop) with a retail disc, however, you can change the "channel" in the ei.cfg file from "Retail" to "OEM" and then burn the ISO to a disc to install.

Aside from backing up drivers and utilities (and of course the entire disc), should I be worried about anything before I do this? Because as far as I'm aware it should work. I removed what I could when I first got the laptop using Revo, but A) I'm starting college next month and I want a fresh start and B) Just like with cell phones, I prefer my computers completely stock and uncustomized by OEMs.

PS: Sorry for my inactivity on the forums, I just got a full-time job at a local Allstate office so that's kept me busy for a while.

A:Clean Install on New Laptop

I would make an image of your current system (and burn the recovery disk) - just in case.
Imaging with free Macrium

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