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September 4, 2012 5:30:39 AM

Hi guys

I bought an HP Pavilion dv7 4150si a few months ago but it's started getting pretty slow and the only thing I can think of to fix the problem is a clean reinstall of windows and reformat of my harddrive. Problem is my laptop didn't come with any windows 7 installation disks. Is there any way around this problem?
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September 4, 2012 6:08:56 AM

Try hitting the F11 key repeatedly when you Power on, you should have a Recovery Partition which will restore your Laptop to Factory settings. If that fails report back and we'll help create an Installation disk...
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September 4, 2012 6:44:10 AM

Most Laptop with OS included had recovery partition that can be used for reset it to factory default... (Reinstall OS)

U will need to press key as dodger46 said in the post screen.

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September 4, 2012 7:38:18 AM

dodger46 said:
Try hitting the F11 key repeatedly when you Power on, you should have a Recovery Partition which will restore your Laptop to Factory settings. If that fails report back and we'll help create an Installation disk...


Yeah well there is a harddrive when I click on " My computer" That's been labelled " Recovery". Thing is that won't this reinstall my windows with all the bloatware it first came with? I really want this to be a proper 'fresh' reinstall.
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September 4, 2012 8:20:13 AM

OK Download Windows ISO from here
http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/604...

Burn to DVD and install. When you get to 'Where do you want to Install Windows' screen, choose 'Drive options (Advanced)' and there you can delete all existing partitions, Format and Install Fresh Bloatware-free...
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September 25, 2013 10:43:24 PM

Hi,



There are Two options available.



1. You can order a replacement set of Recovery Discs using the link below - these will reinstall the operating system, all required drivers and nearly all of the original software ( the exception often being trials of MS Office ). They will also re-create all the original partitions, including the Recovery Partition.



Order HP Recovery Discs.



2. Another option you could consider is to create your own Windows 7 installation disc.



Before trying the following, make sure you can still read the 25 Character Product Activation key on your Windows COA label ( 5 blocks of 5 alpha/numeric sets ).



An example of a COA Label can be seen Here.



You can create a Windows 7 installation disc yourself using another PC - just download the correct Disc Image ( this must be the same version that originally came with your PC ) from the link below and use an application such as ImgBurn to burn the ISO correctly to a blank DVD - a guide on using ImgBurn to write an ISO to a disc is Here. These Images are clean and from a well-respected source ( Digital River ).



Windows-7 sp1-iso-official-32-bit-and-64-bit



Use the disc to perform the installation, enter the Windows activation key found on the COA Label when requested and when the installation has completed, use the 'Phone Method' detailed in the link below to activate the OS - this method supported by Microsoft and is popular with people who just want a clean installation of Windows 7 without the additional software load normally bundled with OEM installations.



http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/how-to-activate-windows-...
http://bianews24.com
http://avarcom.ir



Additional drivers and software you may need can be found Here.



Best regards,

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