Clean installation of windows 7

December 23, 2010 at 21:51:44
Specs: Windows 7 HOME PREMIUM, Core i5 2.53GHz, 4GB DDR3
I have bought a new notebook yesterday. It has pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium. But, the shipped OS contains a lot of unnecessary programs which I don't need actually. Is there any way I can install Windows separately? If that's possible, then how can I get the serial number/product key of my notebook's OS? Can anyone help me?

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#1
December 23, 2010 at 22:23:07
Best thing you can do is uninstall the unwanted programs. Unfortunatly virtually all laptops and pc's from the manufacturers come with these unwanted products preinstalled.
What you can do is create an image of your hard drive after removing the offending products to an external drive and/or dvd's, so it's the way you want it should you need to reinstall.
Windows 7 comes with the tools to do this, but my preference is to use Acronis True Image, which is not free (about $50USD) you can create a bootable disk from the program after instalation for restoring after a major disaster, in addition it has all sorts of options for automatic backup of files, folders and drive and partition images.

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#2
December 24, 2010 at 00:57:15
follow Anmors, advice, BUT...once you have a perfect system, create an image with from win 7 backup and restore, save it too a external drive or partition.
set file backup, to an external drive or another partition and create a recovery cd, do all of this from the win 7 backup and restore, i find it works perfectly well, and in fact prefer it to acronis..of course its a question of choice and extra 3rd party apps..

i would suggest you leave the hidden partition, so that in case you have an absolute disaster and lose your image, backups etc you can still do a factory restore and go back and start again.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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