Solved ConAsus recovery discs reinstall my nonoriginal Windows 7?

March 6, 2014 at 19:11:28
Specs: Windows 7
I just bought a refurbished Asus U47A with a bad product key for windows 7 home premium. Asus said to buy the recovery discs but will this give me a fresh Genuine windows 7 to work with? Sorry for the duh factor but I honestly am confused. Do I need to buy a separate new Windows 7?

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#1
March 6, 2014 at 20:54:32
I would say that if you buy the recovery discs you shouldn't have a problem and windows should activate immediately....let's see what the others say....

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#2
March 7, 2014 at 05:18:03
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Check the partitioniong on the HDD. If the "nonoriginal" installation didn't overwrite the recovery partition, all you need to do is press the F9 key at bootup.

http://support.asus.com/Troubleshoo...

Otherwise, come up with a product key (Google is your friend) then reinstall Win7 Home Premium from scratch. If you don't have a disk, download the ISO from the following site(s) & create one. These are direct download links:

Win7 Home Premium 32Bit SP1: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net...

Win7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net...


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#3
March 7, 2014 at 06:35:19
I just bought a refurbished Asus U47A with a bad product key
Sounds like a pirated install, so I think the recovery discs will work fine....it depends on what is meant by refurbished....refurbished by who?

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#4
March 7, 2014 at 10:50:21
Thanks everyone for your answers! This forum is great! I actually ended up calling direct to Microsoft after messing around for hours and they were able to use some code to come up with the correct key. Wow. Have no idea what that was about but I am still thinking to buy the Asus recovery discs just in case to have on hand since this was a refurbished, supposedly from Asus certified, but figure when I'm traveling 6,000 miles from home on business and have a problem those discs could come in handy eh?

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#5
March 11, 2014 at 05:51:39
You may be able to make your own set of disks.

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