Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Want to reinstall windows on Laptop, but dont have a CD
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Want to reinstall windows on Laptop, but dont have a CD

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
title says the problem.

the Laptop is really sluggish, seeing as my brother, sisters, mother and father is using it. typing with 4 search bars above me atm -.-'

I can faintly remember reading here, that you could download the installation legally and install it as long as you got the Activation key?

if so, where do I download it? (windows Vista Home premium 32Bit)

thanks in advance
post #2 of 8
What Laptop is it and most OEM laptop will not activate a window not maade by that manufacture (part of the OEM agreement) the key on the bottom will most likely do nothing so will need to get a programme that extracts it
UglyBox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 Asus P6T XFX 5870 in Xfire 6gb Partriot Viper DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD Win7 64bit Samsung Silverstone 750w modular 
Case
Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
UglyBox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 Asus P6T XFX 5870 in Xfire 6gb Partriot Viper DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD Win7 64bit Samsung Silverstone 750w modular 
Case
Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
It's a Packard Bell.
Model number I dont know, but it got:
AMD athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-60 1.90Ghz
3Gb memory
ATI mobility 3400 series
post #4 of 8
If you check the windows COA on the bottom it will say OEM and will not activate anything
look for a recovery creator tool most PB machines have one it take ages (even on a fast machine) but create recovery disc which will allow you to recover the OS if you've not played about with it to much

normall found in the PB folder
UglyBox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 Asus P6T XFX 5870 in Xfire 6gb Partriot Viper DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD Win7 64bit Samsung Silverstone 750w modular 
Case
Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
UglyBox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 Asus P6T XFX 5870 in Xfire 6gb Partriot Viper DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD Win7 64bit Samsung Silverstone 750w modular 
Case
Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 8
Yeah, the laptop should have a tool for making a recovery disc. I've just used one for my laptop and it worked fine.
M1XN
(18 items)
 
Study Zenbook
(5 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K @ 4.2 GHz ASUS Maximus VI Impact MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 @ 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 64 GB Crucial M4 128 GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T 2 TB LiteOn DL-8ATSH 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 64-bit ViewSonic VP2770 Vortex Pok3r 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600 NCASE M1 V2.5 Logitech G502 SteelSeries QcK+ 
AudioOther
HiFiMan HE-400 Logitech C920 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-3317 GT 620M 2 GB soldered + 8 GB Corsair OCZ Vertex 3 120 
OS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
  hide details  
Reply
M1XN
(18 items)
 
Study Zenbook
(5 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K @ 4.2 GHz ASUS Maximus VI Impact MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 @ 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 64 GB Crucial M4 128 GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T 2 TB LiteOn DL-8ATSH 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 64-bit ViewSonic VP2770 Vortex Pok3r 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair SF600 NCASE M1 V2.5 Logitech G502 SteelSeries QcK+ 
AudioOther
HiFiMan HE-400 Logitech C920 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-3317 GT 620M 2 GB soldered + 8 GB Corsair OCZ Vertex 3 120 
OS
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
I found the recovery tool in a packard bell folder in in the all programs menu.

Doing a complete recovery, deleting eveyrthing.

Then I will apply new TIM to it so that the fan doesnt shout so much
post #7 of 8
I just downloaded the correct OEM version for mine and used the key on the bottom, worked fine, activated fine, updates fine.

Never powered it up with the original install, so I have no idea if mine would have allowed me to make an actual OS install disc. Most recovery discs, in my experience, are junk.
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
In progress
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3/3.6GHz core/uncore, 1.225/1.2v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F22n) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-11-12-27-T1, 1.37v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
In progress
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3/3.6GHz core/uncore, 1.225/1.2v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F22n) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-11-12-27-T1, 1.37v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
these things do greatly depend on the manufacturer in most case unlesst he key on the bottom activate multiple OS they will be a for show item only
UglyBox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 Asus P6T XFX 5870 in Xfire 6gb Partriot Viper DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD Win7 64bit Samsung Silverstone 750w modular 
Case
Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
UglyBox
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 Asus P6T XFX 5870 in Xfire 6gb Partriot Viper DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB OCZ SSD Win7 64bit Samsung Silverstone 750w modular 
Case
Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Operating Systems
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Want to reinstall windows on Laptop, but dont have a CD