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10-27-2009 09:33 PM
I did a clean installation of Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything is working just great, but of course I lost my preinstalled application, such as Microsoft Works and whatever other apps came preinstalled. My 'factory image' partition is intact, and I believe it has everything I need, but I cannot figure out how to get my apps back. Instruction say to use Recovery Manager, but that program was obliterated by the clean Win 7 install.
Bottom line: how can I recover/reinstall my preinstalled applications?
10-27-2009 09:48 PM
I don't think it can be done.
The only way to get those applications is to recover back to Vista and do an actual upgrade.
10-28-2009 08:36 AM
My research seemed to indicate that you could use Recoivery Manager to retrieve preinstalled apps. I was thinking that if I could download and reinstall Recovery Manager, I could get my apps back.
I'm pretty sure everything is in the factory image partition - there must be some of way of retrieving the apps, at least I hope there is.
10-28-2009 06:45 PM