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Installing windows 7 via usb without cd RRS feed

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  • I have a BenQ JoyBook Lite U105. It has no dvd, it has no recovery file, recovery software and no image copy. All it has showing it is legit copy of Windows 7 Starter is the sticker with the serial number under the computer. It is time to re-install windows since other alternatives to fixing my problems have not been found or solved. All googling provided methods to reinstall win 7 by needing the original cd (useless to me) or by getting an ISO of it somewhere. I assume that getting an ISO would mean getting an illegal copy of win 7 so this does not interest me. Is there anyway for me to install anew win 7 considering the above facts?  Thank you

     


    Whatever works
    Sunday, November 6, 2011 10:42 PM

Answers

  • Reinstall Windows Preinstalled On Computer

    OEM computer manufacturers are required to provide at least one way for you to reinstall Windows if you buy a computer with Windows preinstalled - your computer should have included either a restore partition on your hard drive, or Windows install/restore disks. Most computer manufacturers also have a feature to make your own install disks.

    If the restore partition is still there and was not removed, it will reinstall Windows 7. There is usually a prompt when you first start the computer telling you what key to press to start the restore - check your manual if you're not sure how to. Or if you have install disks - insert them, restart and boot from them to start the reinstall process.

    If you restore it to factory condition, it will be like it was when you first bought it - all preinstalled programs will be installed. Anything you installed after buying it must be reinstalled. This will remove any personal files on the computer, back them up first.

    If you don't have the restore partition or install disks:

    Contact the OEM computer manufacturer and ask them to send you an install disk or USB media for your computer - they may or may not do it. If they agree to send you one they may charge a small fee. Contact information for the manufacturer of your computer can be found here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/oemphone/

    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, December 9, 2011 2:43 AM
    Sunday, November 6, 2011 11:18 PM