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Windows 7: backing up restoring computer fresh install Just fast question


21 Apr 2012   #11

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on side note if a fresh instsall how does microsoft essiteials bundled with malware sound? is that enough or do you need a back up anti virus?" or instead all that just like a bundle software like addware alone or comando pack..

I trying think free options. Again I prob won't do it I always say im going to end up being to lazy but I dunno the computer keeps random resseting and loosnig my network card its odd the driver . network card just are gone for a secound then restart and come back,

Worries me though sounds more like a hardware issue then a windows issue

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21 Apr 2012   #12

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i guess i just dont know which is better. I think I would rather do factory because less chance of a screw up, however even if a clean install goes wrong if I have factory cds (back up cds) I can always do that right? The cds mean I don't need anything else right they put all three partions back on the hd no matter what? lol just being carefull
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21 Apr 2012   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxsicknessxx View Post
i guess i just dont know which is better. I think I would rather do factory because less chance of a screw up, however even if a clean install goes wrong if I have factory cds (back up cds) I can always do that right? The cds mean I don't need anything else right they put all three partions back on the hd no matter what? lol just being carefull
If you do a clean install, you will not have the Toshiba drivers, but you can download them from Toshiba before you start. You may not need them anyway. The clean install of Windows will give you new drivers and that may be all you need.

Maybe you got a drivers disc with the Toshiba?

Microsoft Security Essential and Malwarebytes is a good combination, but NOTHING you do will be perfect protection.

As long as you have factory recovery CDs that work, you can always go back to a factory state, even if you try a clean install first.

I don’t know what Toshiba will say about your warranty if you do a clean install. How would they know? If you have recovery CDs, you can always return to factory reset and your warranty should be OK.

If you don’t have recovery CDs, you should make them today.
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21 Apr 2012   #14

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Oh well its just someone said might be mother board and should try return to toshiba, but I had two places try fix it and they bolth said different things... guess everyone got opion :P Seeing how computer seems good on safe mode I got feeling its just windows error, but I dunno dam thing might me possesed
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21 Apr 2012   #15

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one last question for the best results should I back up to a dvd/usb or make a seperet partion and back up to that? Thanks

(so there is not automated backup that back ups everything for you then once your done installing windows you run it and just reinstalls everything? have pick and choose right?)
I don't have much I guess I just want to know if I have download all my drivers/installs like guide says or if there another option thanks
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21 Apr 2012   #16

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ok ok ... soo Im hoping if I do this I won't be posting 15 times a day with problems... though I still have hesitation.

Question if I do this is there a chance my labtop will need something that comes with it that a clean install would not have? I have restore cds just in case so its not a big deal... also what doesn't come with this? Like my labtop came with some helpfull programs does this mean windows only? No word program? no anti virus? no nothing?

I assume this is where the good comes in?
the faster speed? sorry just again as much info as I can get is wanted thanks before I do this or not because a working computer is better then a not working on I could still factory reinstall the orginal set up to fix this windows problem... Dunno..

will I see a huge preformace gain from this? Because I have all the bloatware turned off anyway I mean its the same windows right? just no bloatware? sorry for so many questions I think I need a windows 7 class lol
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21 Apr 2012   #17

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Don’t back up to the hard drive in the Toshiba. Back up to an external hard drive, USB, or DVDs. You don’t have to partition anything.

Backup your personal files manually, not automated. Pick and choose what you want to back up—email, bookmarks, pictures, videos, etc.

Your laptop came with Windows plus the Toshiba stuff. A clean install will NOT include the Toshiba stuff. A factory reset will include the Toshiba stuff.

A factory reset or a clean install should perform about the same. The advantage of the clean install is that less space is used and you don’t have unneeded applications cluttering the drive. Also, you can probably find free programs that work better than most of the Toshiba programs that were included.

I have no idea what programs were included with the Toshiba. A clean install will include Wordpad, but not Word. You would have to supply your own antivirus, such as MSE.

I would try a factory reset with the recovery partition or recovery disks. If that does not work, try a clean install.
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21 Apr 2012   #18

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thanks for info the way people said it I thought a clean install would be super faster, I guess when say faster they mean the software it came with won't be bogging it down right? Well seeing how my issue is random restarts and update issues either one will help, but I think a clean install prob be faster and a factory restart prob be better choice the first time. I get you point to try factory first then try clean install... kinda like level 1 then level 2 :0 Thanks for being patient with me I appreciat it
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21 Apr 2012   #19

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ok ok i swear last question :P if I save all my data to back up file will this NEGITIVLY effect my computer? if I do factory defaults or should I just start off fresh? I just remember in old days when tried save data it came out corrupt and stuff? Dunno if windows 7 better
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21 Apr 2012   #20

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxsicknessxx View Post
ok ok i swear last question :P if I save all my data to back up file will this NEGITIVLY effect my computer? if I do factory defaults or should I just start off fresh? I just remember in old days when tried save data it came out corrupt and stuff? Dunno if windows 7 better
I don't see how saving your data to a backup drive could possibly have a negative effect unless you somehow don't do the backup correctly.

You should always have your data backed up, even if you are not doing a factory reset or a clean install.

If you are going to do a factory reset or a clean install and want to save your data, you have to do a backup---you don't have a choice.

Backup the data and do a factory reset. If the reset works, move your data back to the new installation.

If the factory reset still has problems, do a clean install.

If you still have problems after a clean install, it's probably a hardware issue.

The very first thing you should do is make factory recovery disks.
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