Clean Vista install WITH NO ACTIVATION

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  1. husky55

    husky55 Notebook Evangelist

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    @orev, thanks so much for your ABR. I made the activation backup with no problem. I just installed win7 SP1 so I have not tried that yet.

    The other program have been removed from the various mirrors or something is funny with my JDownloader. In any case I was just fooling around.:)
     
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    Hi guys, quick question:
    I want to do a clean Win7 install, and I am about to use abr to do the activation thingy. Now I am about to download Windows 7 from the legal links (other thread on the forum). My Vaio came with Win7 Home Premium in German.
    Is the activation also language sensible? I mean do I need the german version again or will it work if I give it a try with Win7 Home premium in English this time?
    many thanx :)
     
  4. orev

    orev Notebook Virtuoso

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    The language does not matter.
     
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    Great! Downloading now... will give it a try. Thanks!
     
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    I hate Vista. Very nice guide though. Thank you.
     
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    pcunite Notebook Enthusiast

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    How can I do this on a Compaq Presario CQ60? I only have a recovery partition and no WAU folder.
     
  8. orev

    orev Notebook Virtuoso

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    You can do this as long as you can get a standard Vista DVD to install from, and the drivers for your computer from their web site. There is no strict need for the WAU folder or any of the preinstalled software setup files -- you just won't be able to reinstall them later, so if you need any of those, make sure you find another way to get them.
     
  9. shashanktg1

    shashanktg1 Newbie

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    Hi,

    Does a Vista 32-bit Home Premium CD contain Vista 64-bit Home Premium?
     
  10. orev

    orev Notebook Virtuoso

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    No. It's 32-bit only. You need the 64-bit DVD/ISO to get 64-bit.
     
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