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Reinstallation of windows 7 on laptop with another windows 7cd

Last response: in Windows 7
September 6, 2012 4:25:45 PM

I have sony vaio laptop come with window 7 home basic.Laptop showing problem while running some programs.I want a fresh installation of window 7 home basic but no window 7 disk come with laptop.
Should i download window 7 home basic ISO file from Microsoft website and activate it with the key written on the bottem of the laptop.I want to know will it work.
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
September 6, 2012 4:43:04 PM

Won't work. The key on the PC is OEM. The .iso is retail.
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
September 6, 2012 4:46:29 PM


Bet is to create restoration disk from

start menu ==> all programs ==> sony tools

burn disk and reinstall

good luck
September 6, 2012 5:04:35 PM

thanks for your reply..
Sir i am having the restoration (three)disks.The place from where i have purchased the laptop they have created these restoration disk for me.But by mistake instead of putting restoration disk in cd-drive i put the window 7 ultimate 32-bit disk and installed the windows.Now when i am putting the restoration disk it is showing OS version mismatch because earlier it was window 7 home bsic.Now what can i do for installing my original window 7 home basic come with laptop .