Hello my PC is custom built by me it is running windows 7 home premium 64bit. My question is how to i do a clean re install/factory reset of my OS. I'm a little scared to try anything because I don't have the Windows 7 HP Disc anymore. So how can i do a clean reinstall of windows without the windows disc.
If someone can please help me i will greatly appreciate it.
Answer by djmoore711 · Feb 22, 2012 at 02:45 AM
There is no way to do a reset on Windows (or OS X, for that matter). The only way to accomplish this is to reinstall Windows from scratch.
I will not advise the use of torrents, since it is illegal, but there are often "extra" programs included with these images. Since torrents are on the seedy side of the Internet I would not trust them. Some even have tracking programs built right in for your lack-of-privacy convenience.
Just purchase a cheaper Windows 7 upgrade disc, or wait on Windows 8 which isn't that far away.
Answer by DJ Scooby Doo · Feb 20, 2012 at 09:43 PM
My advice to you is to try to borrow a Windows 7 disk from a friend or download it via a torrenting site. If you don't like any of those options, buy a Windows 7 disk from your local retailer.