Jul
23
2012

Reinstall Windows 7 on your preloaded Windows Machine (even when you don’t have a Installation Disk)

Many times your Windows PC Desktop/laptop/notebook/netbook or ultra book comes preloaded with Windows & there is no Windows installation disk comes with your laptop but there is a COA label on your system containing your Windows Product key. Some people think that only option left is either to make a recovery DVD on the first day of your purchase or to keep running the Windows Installation that came preloaded with your machine, Not necessarily..

Your preloaded Windows system comes with a Windows Product key or commonly known as CD-key. Keep safe of that key.

Note down the Windows Edition that your using. The version are:

Windows 7 starter

Windows 7 Home Basic

Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Ultimate

Refer Screenshot:

windows_version

Now note down your system type:

Refer screenshot below and make a note of what your system type is 64 bit or 32 bit.

system type

Note: Your product can be used on both x64 (64 bit) & x86(32 bit ) Operating system type.

Note: You should use 64 bit operating system only when you have 4 Gigabytes (GB) or more RAM.

How to get a Windows Installation Disk:

You have your Windows Product key and you are a genuine Windows user:

Download ISO file for your Windows Edition & system type below:

Make your you download the right edition with right system type, x86 (32bit) if you have less than 4 Gb Ram and x64(64 bit) if you have more than 4 Gb Ram.

Windows 7 (English) with Service Pack 1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) – X17-58996

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) – X17-58997

Windows 7 Professional (x86) – X17-59183

Windows 7 Professional (x64) – X17-59186

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)* – X17-59463

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)* – X17-59465

Burn the downloaded ISO file with either double clicking it and using Windows 7 Image burner or any third party CD/DVD burning software.

*You will need a BLANK DVD Media to burn this ISO file or follow this guide to Install Windows 7 using a USB Pen Drive

If you use a DVD, boot from it & when asked for product key, insert your product key located on the COA label on the bottom side of your laptop or sometime behind the battery pack.

Activate & enjoy.

 

For More Information : Microsoft Answers Forum

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Shantanu is a Windows Enthusiast, a troubleshooter & a writer. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Expert - IT Pro from 2007. You can check out his other work @ www.shantanukaushik.com

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