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How to re-install windows after wipe

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  • Windows 7
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November 17, 2012 3:22:09 PM

I want to wipe my hard drive becuase over a couple of years it has become a lot slower and i want to try wiping it before i start upgrading it. How can i compeletely wipe a disk but and then re-install windows on it without having to buy a new one. i don't have the original windows disk on it. Do i use the recovery disk, or do i only wipe the non-os partition.

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a b $ Windows 7
November 17, 2012 5:49:15 PM

You'll need to have the Windows CD or another form of the Windows OS itself to reinstall. The recovery CD is only used to help repair a current installation.

If you've lost the Windows CD, you can try contacting Microsoft to see if you can get another disc.
a b $ Windows 7
November 17, 2012 5:53:13 PM

CDdude55 said:
You'll need to have the Windows CD or another form of the Windows OS itself to reinstall. The recovery CD is only used to help repair a current installation.

If you've lost the Windows CD, you can try contacting Microsoft to see if you can get another disc.



since when can't you reload a system from the recovery disk/partition?
a b $ Windows 7
November 17, 2012 6:54:36 PM

daswilhelm said:
since when can't you reload a system from the recovery disk/partition?


Never heard of a OS reinstallation through a recovery disk, granted, i'm ignorant about it since i have never had use a recovery disk and haven't owned an OEM machine is years.
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