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How to Reinstall Windows 7 to SSD WITHOUT the Disc?

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June 23, 2014 6:58:51 PM

I'll be getting this SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and I want to make it my primary drive to store windows and some applications but I don't want to move my current system image to it, I would rather start from scratch. Is there any way to do this? Thanks



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June 23, 2014 7:05:57 PM

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Is there any way to do this?


Do you have your install media and license key?
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June 23, 2014 7:10:14 PM

USAFRet said:
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Is there any way to do this?


Do you have your install media and license key?


The only thing I have is the product key found through the magic jelly bean program. My current installation came with the PC when I bought it.
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June 23, 2014 7:22:18 PM

Since I only have the key, could I just install the appropriate iso of windows and boot from a cd?
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June 23, 2014 7:33:45 PM

symphonicfinale said:
Since I only have the key, could I just install the appropriate iso of windows and boot from a cd?


If you have the license key, download the relevant ISO from here:
http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-...

Install and proceed.
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December 14, 2014 12:41:12 PM

Ya,but what happens when you want a clean start os and have the code off the bottom of my Toshiba laptop I got from BB. It is a factory built one. Or do I need the factory disks for my serial # laptop so all drivers get on. I don't want all that bloat that is frim Toshiba and BB on it.
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December 14, 2014 12:44:34 PM

wanab said:
Ya,but what happens when you want a clean start os and have the code off the bottom of my Toshiba laptop I got from BB. It is a factory built one. Or do I need the factory disks for my serial # laptop so all drivers get on. I don't want all that bloat that is frim Toshiba and BB on it.


Resurrecting a 6 month old thread...but as above.
Download the relevant ISO from that link.
Install
Activate with your license key printed on the laptop.
Get the drivers from your manufacturer.
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December 14, 2014 1:09:04 PM

Since the thread has been revived, might as well ask.

Once I've done a clean install of my OEM OS and Microsoft Office to my new SSD, if I want to keep using my HDD, do I need to delete the OS/Office copies on that drive?

How would I do that, without just formatting the entire drive?

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December 14, 2014 1:12:20 PM

otrousuariomas said:
Since the thread has been revived, might as well ask.

Once I've done a clean install of my OEM OS and Microsoft Office to my new SSD, if I want to keep using my HDD, do I need to delete the OS/Office copies on that drive?

How would I do that, without just formatting the entire drive?



Ideally, you save any personal data from it, and wipe the drive.
Copy stuff back as needed.
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December 14, 2014 1:21:11 PM

Here’s my challenge: I’m installing a Samsung 840 EVO SSD (500GB) on my Asus G75VW laptop. I currently have a 1TB HDD, with 635GB’s worth of data on it…about half of that is games (around 45 titles on Steam/Origin). My external HDD for backups is also only 500GB.

I’ve been thinking about doing a clean OS install on the SSD, which would be easier versus reducing my current drive and cloning. I only want to move two or three games to the SSD and want to keep the HDD with work files and other games that load relatively quickly.

It seems that either way I’m going to end up reinstalling a bunch of things, either OS/Office or 400GB’s worth of video games…

Thoughts?
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December 14, 2014 1:31:14 PM

Clean install on the new SSD is by far the best way forward.
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