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Windows 7: Clean install of windows wont let me open exe files?

19 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Clean install of windows wont let me open exe files?

Help!
i just installed windows 7 ultimate x64 on my dell inspiron laptop.. and i cant open exe files that i downloaded (AVG) and other stuff..nor in safe mode..i did extensions fix and stuff.. please help me!

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19 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abraham2nd View Post
Help!
i just installed windows 7 ultimate x64 on my dell inspiron laptop.. and i cant open exe files that i downloaded (AVG) and other stuff..nor in safe mode..i did extensions fix and stuff.. please help me!
Hi abraham2nd,

Just curious. Where did you get Windows 7 Ultimate X64 from? If it is not genuine and downloaded from a surreptitious site, it could already have been loaded with bucketful of malware.
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19 Sep 2012   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Maybe if after testing if safe with an AVG, you could right click and Unblock the exe file & try again!

What's about your UAC setting?
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19 Sep 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Don't use AVG bloatware, use Microsoft Security Essentials.

Follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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20 Sep 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Abraham,
A strong 2nd to the recommendation you received from GregRocker.
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20 Sep 2012   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

I found a little .reg script to restore the .exe to default in windows 7.

Just download the .zip and unzip it.
Double click on the extracted .reg file and if a prompt command, accept.

Merge the .reg file and reboot. Try again open your .exe.


Attached Files
File Type: zip Restore.Exe-Reg.zip (450 Bytes, 30 views)
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20 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi abraham2nd,

Your only option, IMO, to get rid of this problem is to buy genuine Windows 7 Home Basic () or Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with a valid/legit licence and do a clean install. (You may also clean install the edition that came preinstalled and indicated on the COA sticker on your Inspiron using that COA-SLP key to activate.)

And that only after sanitising the HDD thoroughly with programs like DBAN Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing for I believe that your hard drive is infected. ( You know why I smiled.)
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20 Sep 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Abraham,
Follow the recommendation from GregRocker.

Be sure and use the Clean step using DiskPart which he discusses

This procedure from Greg covers all cases and all problems.

Nothing more or less is needed.
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20 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Abraham,
........This procedure from Greg covers all cases and all problems.

Nothing more or less is needed.
Does it really cover an illegal Windows 7 download that carries a bucketful of malware that takes over the HDD on installation?
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20 Sep 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

It says quite clearly in the tutorial to use only the licensed version for reinstall. Anything else is not supported here and illegal.
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