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Windows 7: Multiple Questions (Involves Customization of Windows 7)

24 Nov 2012   #11
AggieBlazer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think I will just go with the reinstall. I tend to stay away from deleting stuff unless I am 100% I know what I am doing and won't need them. Leaving the D: Drive (Recovery Drive) there won't mess anything up will it?


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24 Nov 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

I just explained how to decide whether to keep the Recovery partition, and it is explained in the Note for HP Owners at the end of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

I hope you are reading the tutorial to understand what is involved in a Clean Reinstall of Win7, because it is completely different from XP in how drivers are handled. If you will stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial then you'll be assured of getting and keeping a perfect reinstall.
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24 Nov 2012   #13
AggieBlazer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, you just brought up the Clean Install and that threw me off a bit. I will be going step by step on your tutorial. If it doesn't work I'm coming after you

Edit: Trying to drag my user folder over to my portable hard drive, not working...I'm assuming I'm completely missing something obvious here >.<
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24 Nov 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

You only need to drag the specific User folders that you use (Documents, Pictures, Video, etc) to external. Later you'll be opening them to drag the contents to the corresponding User folder on the left-hand Explorer bar, so it's easier to have just the needed folders in one view.

Tens of thousands of users have followed the Clean Reinstall steps without any complaint. But we are here to help if you have problems.
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24 Nov 2012   #15
AggieBlazer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How did I know it was going to be something that simple? And don't copy Appdata or anything since it will be corrupted right?

You guys certainly are helpful ^.^ thanks again. I know it must put a toll on your patience
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24 Nov 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Not if you read the steps first and interact based on that. That makes it immensely easier to help.
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24 Nov 2012   #17
AggieBlazer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Not if you read the steps first and interact based on that. That makes it immensely easier to help.
I'm sure
I will do my best not to be too much trouble.
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24 Nov 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

You are no trouble at all.
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25 Nov 2012   #19
AggieBlazer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Haha we will see.
Reinstalling now, warning you to be prepared xD
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25 Nov 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Wireless driver standing by in case it isn't in the installer (70% chance).

As soon as you get online enable Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware,
set Updates to Automatic, run Updates and install all Important and Optional Updates.

You can copy in your files, install Adobe Reader, Java, MSE, Flash while Updates are installing. Just heed the restarts from Updates.

Continue installing Programs and residual Updates until all are completed, then check Device Manager, import any missing Devices from HP webpage for your model. Ask if you have any questions.

Set it all up, clean and defrag, capture a backup image before applying any theme crapware, almost all of which is unstable and dodgy.

The one feature all of my installs rave about is a slideshow in Personalize with 120 Original Windows 7 High Resolution Scenery Regional Wallpapers Free Download My Digital Life using the Win7 Aero theme so you might try that if it isn't too bland. The backgrounds are some of the most spectacular pictures ever taken, from all national editions of Win7.
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