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Posted 05 October 2012 - 17:28
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 20:45
Yep, while this is a totally retarded rules, i'd recommend just buying an external hard drive and creating a system image. it's faster to restore from anyway.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 21:00
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Edited by John S., 06 October 2012 - 18:57. Reason: please don't link to full disc images
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 23:43
If you were so inclined, you used to be able to extract the Windows Key and use that to install a clean copy ( Need confirmation ), Not sure if this works on Win7. I also remember hearing something about companies having to send out rescue disks in certain situations, not sure of details. 4 Dvds of basically rubbish will take a while to reinstall too, A Win7 install from image on USB drive takes under 10mins and another 20 tops for essential programmes, then you can let Windows runs its updates.
Also good idea to have regular backups of Bookmarks, Pics, Itunes etc.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:22
Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:38
Thank you very much 1WayJohnny. When you said, "You will now never have to use that horrid tool again." I assume you mean I won't have to hassle with the recovery disc which would include the original OEM bloatware, yes?