Win7 fresh install

Right, So I have a new 11" Acer laptop which came with Win7 Home premium. As i has tons of crap ware, I need to reinstall Win7 clean. I have the serial key for Win7 from under the laptop but need to get a disc with a fresh clean, safe Win7 install. Where can I get this from? Any Idea?
I dont want to install a downloaded copy, as I am not sure if it will be 100% safe and without malware!

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just delete the bloatware

[FONT=Verdana]Did your computer come with a recovery DVD or a recovery partition on it at all?

If not then I would be tempted to remove the malware & spyware via the free utilities out there on the internet i.e. CCleaner (for clearing out internet temporary files & cookies), Malwarebytes, etc.

Do you know of anybody who has Windows 7 Home Edition DVD that you can borrow, so you can make a copy of it?

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Original Poster

cheers guys.. rep given.. yes there was a recovery partition and i have already made th 3 dvds, but sma not sure if the recovery dvds will have the bloatware on them as well. Hence my decision to go completely for a fresh install.

unileeds;7544006

cheers guys.. rep given.. yes there was a recovery partition and i have … cheers guys.. rep given.. yes there was a recovery partition and i have already made th 3 dvds, but sma not sure if the recovery dvds will have the bloatware on them as well. Hence my decision to go completely for a fresh install.



[FONT=Verdana]You should be alright, as generally the recovery partition is not accessed by the Windows operating system (unless it's accessible via a drive letter within Windows, which [COLOR=Navy]you don't generally see[/COLOR]) - I would suggest giving it a bash and as soon as it's done get the Windows updates downloaded along with getting an antivirus package installed onto your computer.

Edit - Would also recommend you download the latest set of the device drivers as well, so you can upgrade the older ones present after you've done the reinstall via the recovery DVDs.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Scotty Boy;7544176

[FONT=Verdana]You should be alright, as generally the recovery partition … [FONT=Verdana]You should be alright, as generally the recovery partition is not accessed by the Windows operating system (unless it's accessible via a drive letter within Windows, which [COLOR=Navy]you don't generally see[/COLOR]) - I would suggest giving it a bash and as soon as it's done get the Windows updates downloaded along with getting an antivirus package installed onto your computer.Edit - Would also recommend you download the latest set of the device drivers as well, so you can upgrade the older ones present after you've done the reinstall via the recovery DVDs.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



His problem is a lack of a Windows 7 installation disk.

DragonChris;7546733

His problem is a lack of a Windows 7 installation disk.



[FONT=Verdana]But he has the recovery DVDs, from the recovery partition, which he advised about later on.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Just use the recovery disk! Worked on my Vista/Dell install...Have since changed to 7. Much happier now! :thumbsup:

Yeah, it's a sad fact of life that recovery discs generally install the exact same amount of pointless junk that was originally on the machine when you bought it, leading to you spending far longer than if they gave you the option of either a full setup or just a plain win 7 dvd.

I had an Acer, and I found that I flatly couldn't find the drivers to do a clean install, so I had to use the recovery discs...spend ages picking every last piece of Acer based pointlessness out of the hard drive, then make my OWN recovery discs so that I could return to a useful version of windows.

I don't really understand why a recovery disc holding the windows install would be cheaper than just offering a windows disc (short of the cost of the disc, Acer being so cheap that they supplied no paperwork and no discs at all, merely a thing telling me to print out some pdfs, and a recovery disc maker telling me to go buy some discs so I can make my own recovery dvds.) Bah and stuff.

Anyways, yes, next time I'm going for a barebones, I'll drag my old video card over and get a fresh install of windows 7 on there, and I won't have to pluck out trial versions of MS Office and picking bits of Norton out of my system like a small child picking bits of onion out of his dinner. (Ew Norton)

Ahem rant over, anyways. Hopefully your recovery discs ain't as bad! Maybe do what I did, use the discs, get everything just how you want it, with updsated drivers and the software you like all set up, then make your own recovery discs!

TotalCarnage;7547775

Yeah, it's a sad fact of life that recovery discs generally install the … Yeah, it's a sad fact of life that recovery discs generally install the exact same amount of pointless junk that was originally on the machine when you bought it, leading to you spending far longer than if they gave you the option of either a full setup or just a plain win 7 dvd.I had an Acer, and I found that I flatly couldn't find the drivers to do a clean install, so I had to use the recovery discs...spend ages picking every last piece of Acer based pointlessness out of the hard drive, then make my OWN recovery discs so that I could return to a useful version of windows.I don't really understand why a recovery disc holding the windows install would be cheaper than just offering a windows disc (short of the cost of the disc, Acer being so cheap that they supplied no paperwork and no discs at all, merely a thing telling me to print out some pdfs, and a recovery disc maker telling me to go buy some discs so I can make my own recovery dvds.) Bah and stuff.Anyways, yes, next time I'm going for a barebones, I'll drag my old video card over and get a fresh install of windows 7 on there, and I won't have to pluck out trial versions of MS Office and picking bits of Norton out of my system like a small child picking bits of onion out of his dinner. (Ew Norton)Ahem rant over, anyways. Hopefully your recovery discs ain't as bad! Maybe do what I did, use the discs, get everything just how you want it, with updsated drivers and the software you like all set up, then make your own recovery discs!



[FONT=Verdana]Ah but that can be easily fixed with the following software! :-D

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Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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scrumpypaul;7542502

just delete the bloatware


sounds fine in principle but in reality quite tricky to do without leaving files behind. Its far better to do a clean install.

Original Poster

well luckily for me, I have a timeline, and all he drivers for it have been been posted online on forums. So I am good so far. Plus, the ACER recorevy software lets me make driver discs as well (or so the option is there). I will try and make the recovery discs and ssee.. Still need a WIN7 disc from somewhere!! How hard can it be.

unileeds;7553160

well luckily for me, I have a timeline, and all he drivers for it have … well luckily for me, I have a timeline, and all he drivers for it have been been posted online on forums. So I am good so far. Plus, the ACER recorevy software lets me make driver discs as well (or so the option is there). I will try and make the recovery discs and ssee.. Still need a WIN7 disc from somewhere!! How hard can it be.



[FONT=Verdana]But you won't need a Windows 7 DVD if your using the Acer recovery branded software - you should check out the guide that came with your computer (can you confirm the exact model that you have?), as I'm sure that's the full reinstallation software that you need.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Original Poster

well I have a 1810T SU7300 version. Anyway, im gonna try some hocus pocus tomorrow and see!!! thanks guys rep is on the way.. u shud have i this week!
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