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    Win7 Home Premium OEM disk

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    I need to do a non-reformat, non destructive repair of my Win 7 Home premiim OS in my HP laptop. As my Win 7 came preinstalled in my laptop, I do not have any installation disk to do the repair. Can anyone know where I can download a copy of the Win7 Home premium OEM version of the installation disk?

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    cchan,

    What make is your laptop?
    Two things you might try:
    1. Check your documentation some machines have a program that will create a Windows Installation disk.
    2. Call the manufacturer many will for free or a small fee send you an Installation disk.
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    Hi RetiredGeek,

    My laptop is Compaq Presario.
    I just emailed Compaq support. Waiting for their reply.

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    Do you know anyone that you could borrow an installation disk from. A retail disk will contain all versions of Win 7 (HP, Pro, Ultimate, etc). Your key will unlock the appropriate version. This might be all you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cchan View Post
    Hi,

    I need to do a non-reformat, non destructive repair of my Win 7 Home premiim OS in my HP laptop. As my Win 7 came preinstalled in my laptop, I do not have any installation disk to do the repair. Can anyone know where I can download a copy of the Win7 Home premium OEM version of the installation disk?

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    cchan,
    Hello... Have you, or can you create a "System Repair Disk"? Repair Disk Instructions If your OS is still working give it a try...Couldn't hurt. Regards Fred
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    If you use any other OEM or retail DVD, you will wipe out the program to use "System Recover".
    Then you will HAVE to get a DVD from the HP for this machine, which I would do any way..

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Burn Your Own Windows 7 DVD

    1.) Download the Microsoft Windows 7 DVD Tool here:

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool


    2.) Download the .ISO file here (scroll down to "ISO Method"):

    http://codesagar.com/content/guides/win7download.html


    3.) Use the DVD Tool to burn the disk. No muss, no fuss. I have clean-installed Windows 7 H/P three times with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlg118 View Post
    1.) Download the Microsoft Windows 7 DVD Tool here:

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool


    2.) Download the .ISO file here (scroll down to "ISO Method"):

    http://codesagar.com/content/guides/win7download.html


    3.) Use the DVD Tool to burn the disk. No muss, no fuss. I have clean-installed Windows 7 H/P three times with this.
    Will the ISO file fit on a CD-R? ISO file is 3.0 GB but do not know what the uncompacted size is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlg118 View Post
    1.) Download the Microsoft Windows 7 DVD Tool here:

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool


    2.) Download the .ISO file here (scroll down to "ISO Method"):

    http://codesagar.com/content/guides/win7download.html


    3.) Use the DVD Tool to burn the disk. No muss, no fuss. I have clean-installed Windows 7 H/P three times with this.
    These are useful links, thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldb View Post
    Will the ISO file fit on a CD-R? ISO file is 3.0 GB but do not know what the uncompacted size is.

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    You will need a DVD, no way that will fit a CD-R.

    ALso, uncompacted size is always bigger.
    Last edited by ruirib; 2011-07-22 at 11:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldb View Post
    Will the ISO file fit on a CD-R? ISO file is 3.0 GB but do not know what the uncompacted size is.

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    No. An ISO file is a disk image so the size will stay the same when burned onto recordable media, hence you need a DVD. CD-Rs can only contain around 700MB compared to a DVD-R which is normally around 4.7GB.

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    Strange, when I first inserted a blank CD-R disk it said 7.0 GB free. A later reinsert showed 702 MB free. I downloaded the ISO file and then ran the ei.cfg removal file. I then burned the ISO file to a blank DVD disk using my installed burning software. Not sure if the Microsoft product removes the ei.cfg file or not. Tried out the new DVD and it appeared to work, I stopped it short of installing the files. Thanks to rlg118 for a useful post. This is a nice alternative or option to have in addition to the disk images I periodically create.

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    Addenda

    The ei.cfg removal tool is separate. You can get it here:

    http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/

    Just make sure that you download the proper .iso file and that your product key matches the version you're trying to install.

    There is also an Activation Backup and Restore tool which will backup your activation files, and restore them if you do a clean format and install. Back them up and save them on a USB stick somewhere.

    http://directedge.us/content/abr-act...up-and-restore
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