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Windows 7: Clean re-install but forgot to save drivers

30 Mar 2012   #11
enjoylife1788

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
Ok will do that. Thanks

What about all my programmes? That is still empty
Unless u made an image of your previous install, you will have to reinstall every program/software with their setup files. Since u have not made any backup, the only option u have to redownload them from their respective sites and install.

And as posted above, go to device manager and see any yellow exclamation marks. If there are any, u need drivers for those devices only..


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30 Mar 2012   #12
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have an HP Dv7t Win 7 Home prem 64-bit all genuinely activated.

I basically have nothing. There is nothing in my programmes and features.

I downloaded important updates etc and am now just wondering where to start with the rest. What must I do?

Thanks for all the help guys
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30 Mar 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
I have an HP Dv7t Win 7 Home prem 64-bit all genuinely activated.

I basically have nothing. There is nothing in my programmes and features.

I downloaded important updates etc and am now just wondering where to start with the rest. What must I do?
What do you want to do?

What do you mean by "the rest"?

Why did you buy the PC?

If you want to write a novel, you may have to install Word.

If you want to keep track of your budget, you may need to install Excel.

If you want to use the Internet, you should install anti-virus.

Etc.

Why did you buy the PC?

You're giving us nothing to go on.

Maybe you don't need any programs?
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30 Mar 2012   #14
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sorry. Every other PC I've had has had so many programmes and features on it from the start that I just thought some of the must be compulsory for the PC to work properly (especially as I had no idea what half where apart from the obvious
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30 Mar 2012   #15
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

iTunes, Vlc, Winamp, MSE, Microsft office, I understand I will have to get them, I just thought I'd have to download or install certain programmes or features just to run windows properly.

So I go to HP site to get drivers I need do I need to do that for Windows after activation. Or is activation it for windows
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30 Mar 2012   #16
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I watch a lot of movies and music. Make videos n pics in photoshop etc
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30 Mar 2012   #17
enjoylife1788

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
I watch a lot of movies and music. Make videos n pics in photoshop etc
I gues u answering the questions yourself. U need to redownload all the programs u had before. Photoshop, vlc, ms office etc..
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30 Mar 2012   #18
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
iTunes, Vlc, Winamp, MSE, Microsft office, I understand I will have to get them, I just thought I'd have to download or install certain programmes or features just to run windows properly.

So I go to HP site to get drivers I need do I need to do that for Windows after activation. Or is activation it for windows
Unless you have issues, why think about more drivers? You got a pile of drivers when you installed Windows. Does all of your hardware work? Do you have any exclamation points in Device Manager?

You have 30 days to activate. It has no connection to drivers.

No, you don't need to download a bunch of stuff. Just go to Windows Update periodically to get critical and important updates. Make sure you have SP1.

Concentrate on configuration:

How much space is devote to System Restore?

How large is your page file?

Consider turning off hibernation if you don't use it.

Check Windows Disk Management to get a visual look at your partitions.

Get anti-virus going and make sure it is updating. Consider an anti-malware application such as Malwarebytes.

Run Windows Experience Index to get a general benchmark of your hardware.

Set Windows Update the way you want it--notify only, automatically install, whatever you want.

Check your defrag schedule.

Look in the BIOS a few times. Is all of your memory acknowledged? Are your fans spinning?

Download a program such as HWInfo32 so you can track temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds.

Take a look at the startup tab of msconfig and try to restrict the number of apps shown running at startup.

Run Disk Cleanup periodically.

Take a look at Task Manager and Resource Monitor to get an idea of your processes and RAM usage.

Etc, etc.

Then install your needed programs.
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30 Mar 2012   #19
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok cool. I just thought there would be some nesasary programmes for windows to get. So I just download the needed drivers and the few programmes I use and that's it? That seems to easy, I thought there would of been more to it. It's lovely to have a completely fresh and bear PC. There is usually so much stuff in the programmes and features thing in the CP.

Thank you
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30 Mar 2012   #20
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thank you ignat.

My sleep option is grey and unusable?
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