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Clean Install Windows 7 Without Disk


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MM9610

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Okay, I'm not too good with computer jargon. Reformat, reinstall, clean install, I'm not sure.

But what I want to do is delete all files from my laptop and reinstall Windows 7 (obviously).
So it will be just like new?

Is this possible to do; WITHOUT THE DISK?
I didn't get one with my laptop so I think I'm stuck.
If you need to know anything about my laptop please say, I really want to get this sorted. All I know is I am on a 32-bit/x86 system.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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May I ask why you can not install it with the disk? Most computer manufactures will provide you the disk if you ask them.
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But doesn't that cost money?
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Laptop what model?
If you didn't get any disks with it originally then you may have a recovery partition on the hd.
Was the system originally loaded with Win 7?
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Model is a Toshiba Satellite Pro.
It has no HDD Recovery option and it came loaded with Windows 7.
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To access the recovery partition do the following...

Power off the laptop.
Hold down the 0 (zero) key and turn the laptop on. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo appears.
Start tapping the zero key repeatedly at this point.
Stop if the unit beeps or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears.
The screen should flash HDD RECOVERY MODE for a second and then it will load the Toshiba recovery program right from the hard drive.
Note that this erases all data, and reloads all factory default software.
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Ok so by "factory default software" you mean the Windows 7 files included?
Just to be sure.
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It will return the system to the way it was brand new. If win 7 was installed originally from the factory that is what will be installed.
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Thank you. :D
The "hold 0" technique didn't work so I found an old System Image and restored to that.
It's all ok now.
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Ok thanks for letting us know how you resolved it.
Congratulations. ;) for a successful resolution for your issue.

You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :D ;)
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Wow, you're kind here. :D
Well thanks for trying to help me. ;)
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