Restore Win 7 Pro ....

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by toddwilson, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. toddwilson

    toddwilson New Member

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    Hello all
    I am in a dilemma
    I have a Toshiba L500 Laptop with Win7 Pro 32x installed
    I recently had a hard drive failure and the drive was replaced by another 500gb drive, new
    I now need to reinstall Windows 7 pro, and have the 3 system recovery discs I have made with the system recovery feature on the laptop pre hard drive crash and failure
    Can I install these even though it is a brand new hard drive, with no partition obviously for the toshiba recovery data?
    I understand I can do a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro, but this will leave the laptop without the added Toshiba features such as PC Health and webcam software and such and I do require these to be installed

    Thanks in advance
    Todd
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I believe the restore partition and DVDs created from it is an image of how the computer was when it left the factory. Everything that was on there in software should be on disks. Myself I prefer a genuine install disk that doesn't have all the bloatware and is able to be used as a source to slipstream in updates.
    Joe
     
  3. toddwilson

    toddwilson New Member

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    Thanks for your advice Joe,
    I understand the bloatware issue but these eg: Nortons and Office trial can be easily removed
    They are a pain, and remnants are probably left behind, but the pros of having Toshiba drivers and software is available to me
    Hopefully, the recovery option with the disks I have made will allow me to do this
    I just wanted to know beforehand, as I fear stuffing other things up with a failed install

    Thanks again
    Todd
     

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