Resetting Computer

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doggman's picture
Joined: 02/17/2012
Posts: 48

I am wanting to get rid of all of my files. I want to get my computer to be like windows was just freshly installed. Is there a way to do a fresh install of windows without a CD or any other storage devices?



Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

If this is a pre-built system, you should be able to do a clean install by finding the recovery partition. Another option would be to find the ISO image of the OS and create a disk from that. As long as you have a legitimate product key, it should work fine as Windows will prompt you to verify this once you are online.

Joined: 10/04/2012
Posts: 22

I don't think there is any real way to do a fresh install without the cd. You might be able to download th eos from the manufacturer website but you would need a valid cd-key. You could always try downloading a a new OS through torrents.