Solved Creating Windows 7 Installation Disc

November 22, 2011 at 12:55:35
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 2.793 GHz / 2047 MB

Hi!

I got a new Dell 15R (N5110) and it came with no windows installation disc. It only has drivers disc. It has Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed and the system is full of pre-installed software. I want to completely format and re-partition the hard disk and then install windows from scratch. I don't want any software that came with the system and only a clean windows installation. If I create a recovery disc it will install all softwares currently on the system with windows.

Is there any way to create a clean windows installation disc. If there is no way of doing that then I have a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Disc of another system so can I use that to install windows and then use my own serial after a complete re-partition. Will it work with my serial because I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate


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November 23, 2011 at 05:43:33

Each version has it's own serial number. Retail is different than OEM. I'm 99% sure that they are not interchangeable. I think you're better off living with the extra software that's on the drive or uninstalling it as you go.

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November 22, 2011 at 13:12:25

I have heard of people actually telling Dell that they didn't want what some people call "craplets" on their machine when they placed the order. They went on to say that Dell tries to stop potential customers from using that term but will still honor the request. Since you already have the machine, you maybe able to order a Dell OEM recovery version without the unwanted software. It won't be free.

I wouldn't try to use your 64bit version from another manufacturer. Call Dell.

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November 22, 2011 at 15:05:44

The other Windows 7 is purchased by Microsoft. I bought it to upgrade a Vista machine to Windows 7. I contacted Dell and yes they are charging me a ridiculous amount of money. I can add a few more dollars and get another Windows 7 Ultimate from Microsoft directly. What should I do now? Isn't there a way to create an installation disc from the recovery partition.

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November 22, 2011 at 15:46:02

Any recovery partition will have the software that you don't want so let's talk about the retail versions of Windows that you have. Only a retail version of Windows will be 'clean', which is what you want. No matter what, you have to be sure of two things:

One is that you can get the drivers that you need.

The other is that the hardware matches the version of windows, 32 bit or 64 bit.

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#4
November 22, 2011 at 17:34:18

The Windows which came with the Laptop were Windows 7 Ultimate (64Bit) and the Retail version of Windows that I have is Windows 7 Home Premium (64Bit) so can I install the retail version then use the serial of the Windows that came with the laptop.

I have downloaded all latest drivers and I will be using those.

So can I use the retail version and the serial of the OEM version?


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November 23, 2011 at 05:43:33
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Each version has it's own serial number. Retail is different than OEM. I'm 99% sure that they are not interchangeable. I think you're better off living with the extra software that's on the drive or uninstalling it as you go.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#6
November 23, 2011 at 07:21:39

Creating an install disk from the recovery partition would be hopelessly impractical. Live with the extra software or uninstall it. There is no practical alternative.

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November 23, 2011 at 12:47:26

Thanks for the help guys. I just uninstalled the all the extra pre-installed software and then created a system image. I guess this is the only option. Thanks for the replies.

Dell should really consider this and not install additional software because they don't even know whether people use it or not. I had the McAfee Anitvirus pre-installed and I don't even use it. I use ESET NOD32.

Thanks again guys.


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#8
November 24, 2011 at 08:52:03

Dell and other computer manufacturers have an agreement with the companies whose software they include. This brings in extra revenue. The current computer market is highly competitive and profit margins are small. Every year people want more and want to spend less. This helps them to stay in business.

I am not saying I agree, just explaining why.


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