I do not have Windows 7 media but I do have my product key. How do I restore my computer?

Big Screw up. No Backup discs or restore points...Need help


I messed up bad. trying to install Acrobat Adobe Reader for PDF files. error..failed to load core dll. Error 1606

No System restore or recovery points earlier then Dec. 2011 files may have been deleted in disc cleanup

I do not have the Windows 7 disc, and no windows backup, but I have the product key that I found on my system

already activated, how can I restore my Desktop???

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Choose the dowloadable .ISO file listed below that matches what you have installed on your computer. Once you create a bootable DVD from the .ISO file you can use it to perform a repair install.

 

Windows 7 - ISO download with SP1 included
http://techdows.com/2011/07/download-windows-7-integrated-with-sp1-iso-official-direct-download-links.html

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 with SP1 (bootable)
http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24208.iso

Windows  7  Home Premium x64 with SP1 (bootable)
http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24209.iso

Windows 7 Professional x86  with SP1 (bootable)
http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24280.iso

Windows 7 Professional x64  with SP1 (bootable)
http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24281.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate x86  with SP1 (bootable)
http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24394.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate X64  with SP1 (bootable)
http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24395.iso

Full list of Windows 7 direct download links:
http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/14-windows-7-direct-download-links

Dell users read this:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/w/microsoft_os/microsoft-windows-and-microsoft-office-downloads.aspx


After downloading the .iso file use ImgBurn or Gear ISO to create a bootable DVD.

Create a Bootable Windows 7 DVD using the .ISO file
Burning a Windows 7 ISO File on a DVD
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/977640

ImgBurn - In addtion to supporting the creation of Cds/DVDs from .ISO files,
it supports a wide range of other image file formats, and it's free.
(BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, MDS, NRG, PDI and ISO)
http://www.imgburn.com/

Download and install Gear ISO burn (Free):
http://www.gearsoftware.com/GEAR-ISO-Burn.php

Note: Always use the slowest burn speed (4x or 2x) if offered a choice.

 

================ Repair Install ===================================

Windows 7 - Repair Install:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
"This will show you how to do a repair install to fix Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers."



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Disk clean up does not delete personal files, neither does system restore.

Please review the following article if you have a problem installing Adobe Reader:

Can't download, install Reader | Quick fix - Adobe
Best,
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