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2 years ago#1
In order to wipe the machine and have it be ready for a new user I can buy a new Windows 7 disc and just boot the laptop with it in right? I don't want her to have the stock OEM nonsense that came with the machine.

Or do I need to format first and then boot via the disc?

Anything else that needs to be done? (Or should be done?)
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2 years ago#2
You will be given the option to format if you boot from the disc.
2 years ago#3
-CJF- posted...
You will be given the option to format if you boot from the disc.


Solid.

No need to kill itunes or steam or anything like that previous right?

I suppose I should make certain I pick up 64bit Windows 7 disc too.
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2 years ago#4
Which Windows 7 should I go with?
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2 years ago#5
If its for your mother home edition would be fine.. I doubt she would need anything higher.
2 years ago#6
Kad-Man posted...
If its for your mother home edition would be fine.. I doubt she would need anything higher.


That was what I was thinking but I wanted to be sure. Now I just have to hope stores actually have physical Windows 7 still. It's hard to buy things on the internet with cash alone.
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2 years ago#7
CammyApple posted...
I don't want her to have the stock OEM nonsense that came with the machine.


Don't lie, you don't want her to find your pron collection :p
2 years ago#8
Garage_Man posted...
CammyApple posted...
I don't want her to have the stock OEM nonsense that came with the machine.


Don't lie, you don't want her to find your pron collection :p


Truth be told I have no porn on any of my machines. I know it's a tragedy but it's the way things are.

(I forgot to back things up when I switched from Linux and lost all my media)

I just don't want to spend a great deal of time futzing with the restore discs and then removing junk.
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2 years ago#9
if it has windows 7 on it already, just use the preexisting product key and grab an ISO of windows 7 off the internet. It's perfectly legal.
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2 years ago#10
Loserman15 posted...
if it has windows 7 on it already, just use the preexisting product key and grab an ISO of windows 7 off the internet. It's perfectly legal.


Even though that was tied to an OEM distribution? (I don't know how that works)
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