Reinstall Windows 7 on Laptop

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Re: Reinstall Windows 7 on Laptop

Post by soup » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:51 am

It's not hard to do it yourself. There are many videos out there that will walk you through it.

I just shredded the drive on one computer and reinstalled windows and Ubuntu. I saved my files to an external first.
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Re: Reinstall Windows 7 on Laptop

Post by JUDGEDREDD » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:30 pm

Few options.

Boot the computer.
Press F8 and hold/tap until your system boots into Windows Advanced Boot Options.
Select Repair Your Computer.
Select a keyboard layout.
Click Next.
Login as an administrative user.
Click OK.
At the System Recovery Options window, select Startup Repair.
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OR if you have the disc, you could try booting in safe mode - accessible from pressing f8 whilst the computer is turning on and then running windows 7 from disc, otherwise you can again access the boot menu with f8 (whilst computer turns on) and find the option to boot from cd / disc or whatever it says (sorry I can't be more specific, I've just woke up lol)

http://www.boot-disk.com/boot_priority.htm

^ a bit more info, if you get stuck feel free to reach out


ALSO, if you have a legit 7 key you should be fine to get the upgrade to 10 for free, not much of a difference between the 2 however be warned that you can't go back once you make the jump.

One benefit is it's reformat-able without any disc
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Re: Reinstall Windows 7 on Laptop

Post by Username Taken » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:01 pm

Considering the OP started this post back in March, hopefully he's got it sorted by now.

I think the free upgrade to win 10 expired 12 months ago.
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Re: Reinstall Windows 7 on Laptop

Post by JUDGEDREDD » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:06 pm

Ah I didn't notice the OP date lol,

I upgraded from 7 to 10 about a month back on my laptop, I think Microsoft extended it as the data they get is more valuable then selling the software
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Re: Reinstall Windows 7 on Laptop

Post by JellyRedPanda » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:50 pm

If you are not confident that you can fix it, better find a com tech that will surely fix and maybe you can get a good tip and better performance.
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