W7 media

Milady just scored a new W7 box from best but for $200...
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That makes two 'puters here with W7 home and i don't have media for
either one. I do have COA stickers. I'd sure like a bootable CD/DVD
for WHEN one of these boxes dies. Would anybody be willing to burn a
copy? Long shot, but is it possible to download a boot image plus disk
and burn one with Nero? Where and how?
Karl
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Karl Townsend
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no personal experience with it....
check this out:
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Dennis
Den 11-11-2011 15:34, Karl Townsend skrev:
Have you tried to see if there is a recovery partition on those 'puters. With most of the 'puters here there is a recovery partition that can be used for recovery or burn recovery medias from. However there is a catch: Burning of recovery media can only be made 1 time
At least this goes for the HP computer I'm at right now ;-)
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Uffe Bærentse
You could create a backup image of the disk now and use it to restore the disk in case of disaster.
Highly recommended:
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Reply to
GeorgeD
You can make an image of the C: drive with these and restore it if you have a problem:
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Gotta go film 11:11:11 11/11/11.
jsw
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Jim Wilkins
What version do you want and what make and model is the new box? I'll do it for you.
Reply to
Tom Gardner
Thanks Tom,
I'll follow up by email.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
FWIW:
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jsw
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Jim Wilkins
Thanks, this is what i was looking for. It does look difficult. I got as far as the backup activation step and couldn't get it to go. I'm very glad Tom volunteered to help.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
Take a look at the iso files on:
or
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Should work with your valid COA.
technomaNge
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technomaNge
This site has the downloads for windows 7 OS boot disks. I had a hard time downloading with multiple failures on this 3 gig file. You need something called a download manager. Of course, I went for free ones. the first two didn't work. A download manager called "internet download manager" worked great. Big difference is it can restart after an interuption, very common on my phone lines.
From there, a neat tip was to run a little zipped application to make this disk install ANY flavor of OS7. There's a link to this trick on the above site.
Now i have a boot DVD that can install W7 with any flavor to a dead 'puter. Looks like W7 is here to stay, I'd suggest that everybody do this BEFORE you're in trouble.
In my case, I'll install to a brand new hard drive in the computer and have two complete separate boot drives all set to go. I won't do this till a cold nasty day when I got a lot of spare time. At least with XP, I found a fresh install speeds everything up like buying a new machine. bet the same thing happens to 7.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
So, what you're saying is that it makes no difference to you whether you're stealing from Microsoft or not.
Reply to
rangerssuck
I remember mine had bad sectors last time i used it. So I'm starting a download right now:
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I've used a disk clone program to clone fresh installs of XP with all my shop software at least six times now. An old hard disk on eBay is cheap insurance. if one of the shop 'puters get flakely or even questionable, I toss in a new drive. Takes less than 10 minutes.
Karl
Karl
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Karl Townsend
Karl Townsend fired this volley in news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com:
It's even cheaper in the long run to buy a 1TB external drive, and split it up into partitions the size (or larger) of your various hard drives. Then use Drive Image XML to create exact sector images of each computer in those partitions.
When a failure occurs, you can buy another drive exactly like the original in the PC, or anything larger, create a new partition, and use DIX to put the bootable image on it.
LLoyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
I've been running the same XP installation for five years and it up until I installed IE8 a few months ago it hasn't slowed down one bit.
It is true that previous versions of Windows required occasional reloads to maintain their sanity, but post Win2k, that is a thing of the past.
My guess is that you just need to do some basic housecleaning, like removing cookies/TSRs/malware, cleaning out temp folders, defragging and the like.
Jon
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Jon Danniken

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