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Clean install Windows 7... No CD... :S

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March 1, 2012 8:01:19 PM

My mom's laptop HDD has been through a lot of installs/uninstalls etc.. Is there any way to do a "clean install" without the install CD? Unfortunately when she first got it it was bloated with all sorts of Toshiba stuff and the CD also wasn't included..

I was going to hook it up to my computer and format it but I don't have an install CD.. Not sure what to do!

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a b $ Windows 7
March 1, 2012 8:28:43 PM

usually theres a hidden recovery partition

try this

1. Restart the computer.

2. tap the F8 key until you see the Advanced Boot Option Screen.

3. Select Repair Your Computerand hit Enter.

4. Select your country >> OK.

5. On the System Recovery Options Screen select Restore Application.

6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

8. When prompted, select on "Full Factory Recovery"

9. Select Next >> Yes.

10. After a couple of minutes the recovery will be completed.

if that doesnt do it turn off the laptop then hold down the 0 key and turn it on--if theres a recovery partition

it should go to it
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a b $ Windows 7
March 1, 2012 8:54:45 PM

^ that will just install the bloatware that's included with laptop in the 1st place all over again

you can download windows 7 ISO image which u can burn to dvd and then install from that if you want absolute clean install, not the one that has fucktonne of *** (pardon my french)

this is completely legal as long as you have the licence and product key that should be on the sticker somewhere on your mums laptop

link to images: http://www.wincert.net/forum/index.php?/topic/8906-offi...
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March 1, 2012 11:10:19 PM

Thanks guys! :D 
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November 10, 2012 8:29:25 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
usually theres a hidden recovery partition

try this

1. Restart the computer.

2. tap the F8 key until you see the Advanced Boot Option Screen.

3. Select Repair Your Computerand hit Enter.

4. Select your country >> OK.

5. On the System Recovery Options Screen select Restore Application.

6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

8. When prompted, select on "Full Factory Recovery"

9. Select Next >> Yes.

10. After a couple of minutes the recovery will be completed.

if that doesnt do it turn off the laptop then hold down the 0 key and turn it on--if theres a recovery partition

it should go to it


Hi, tried the above, when I got to the recovery option there wasn't a "Full Factory Recovery" option. The only restore point is since I've been having problems. Any ideas on how I could find the full restore option? Thanks for any thoughts.

Steve
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