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December 29, 2011 2:56 AM Subscribe
How do you do a clean install of Windows without the CD/DVD?
posted by dave99 to computers & internet (6 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Many times I've read advice here to install a clean version of Windows on a new computer to remove all the crap that gets installed at the factory. That's good advice I think.
But I can't reinstall Windows 7 without a disc or a disc image. No disc is supplied with the computer. I can't use the recovery image supplied with the laptop because that image includes all the bloatware.
If you did a clean install on your new computer, how did you do it? Did you buy a new copy of Windows?