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Windows 7: Clean install Windows 7 32 bit and I have a Program Files x86 folder.

22 Jan 2015   #41
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManyBeers View Post
Actually I'm not all that worried about it. Since if I'm not mistaken the fact that is was created
when the disks were stamped( July 13, 2009)means that folder is in fact on my cd it comes with my
installation of Windows .
I already have a SP1 burned DVD. I downloaded the iso file and burned it sometime after I installed SP1
and since I have cloned my ssd to my old Seagate drive as a backup I could take my SP1 dvd and do a repair install to it. I don't think a repair install would touch either of those folders though.
I agree, but only you would know if a repair install would make a difference.

From post #1
Quote:
Is this normal?
I think everyone trying to help you does not see what you do, so the answer is "No, it is not normal".

I do agree an SFC is a good idea, it's best to run that periodically just to make sure there are no issues ...
It can't hurt, but may find problems you don't even know about (yet).


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22 Jan 2015   #42
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

The best thing to do is to follow the Clean Installation Process.
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22 Jan 2015   #43
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

2015-01-22 16:46:41, Info CSI 00000080 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-01-22 16:46:42, Info CSI 00000082 [SR] Cannot repair member file
Code:
[l:18{9}]"ehres.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-ehome-ehres, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-01-22 16:46:45, Info                  CSI    00000084 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:18{9}]"ehres.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-ehome-ehres, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-01-22 16:46:45, Info                  CSI    00000085 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:172{86}]"Microsoft-Windows-MediaCenter-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.7601.17514.MediaCenter"
2015-01-22 16:46:46, Info                  CSI    00000088 [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:40{20}]"\??\C:\Windows\ehome"\[l:18{9}]"ehres.dll"; source file in store is also corrupted
I ran sfc /verify only
That is the only issue which I knew would be because yesterday using resource hqacker I replaced
the Windows Media Center startup image in ehres.dll with my desktop image so media center appears to run transparently. And I did not want to repeat the process.Picture


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22 Jan 2015   #44
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Anyways I noticed that every folder in Local Disk (c was created on July 13, 2009

If this is true then you did not do a clean install, as per your title.
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22 Jan 2015   #45
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManyBeers View Post
Actually I'm not all that worried about it. Since if I'm not mistaken the fact that is was created
when the disks were stamped( July 13, 2009)means that folder is in fact on my cd it comes with my
installation of Windows .
I already have a SP1 burned DVD. I downloaded the iso file and burned it sometime after I installed SP1
and since I have cloned my ssd to my old Seagate drive as a backup I could take my SP1 dvd and do a repair install to it. I don't think a repair install would touch either of those folders though.
I agree, but only you would know if a repair install would make a difference.

From post #1
Quote:
Is this normal?
I think everyone trying to help you does not see what you do, so the answer is "No, it is not normal".

I do agree an SFC is a good idea, it's best to run that periodically just to make sure there are no issues ...
It can't hurt, but may find problems you don't even know about (yet).
Hey it might be normal for an Upgrade DVD set vintage Oct. 2009 which is when I received mine. For all I know that folder was there from the getgo and I just never paid it no mind figuring it was just another Windows folder.
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22 Jan 2015   #46
gregrocker

 

Do you have performance problems at all? If not then you could keep it the way it is.

If so then the next step would be a Repair Install. The OS is reinstalled while all files, programs and most settings are kept in place. This can however pass through bad settings so it's effectivess is somewhat limited.

Thus I'd compare the install you have now with the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 as you may not yet be experiencing Win7's native perfect performance until you delete all partitions and folllow those steps, tools and methods.

For example the millions of users who stick with factory-installed Win7 never experience the native performance of the OS as long as they do. Having a modded OS with such an obvious and unprecedented file mishap would make the install suspect enough to me to reinstall just to be sure you've got native Win7 performance.
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22 Jan 2015   #47
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Manybeers,

No one knows what's on that disc. Your install is odd after using that disc. Members have advised you to get fresh install media and pointed you to a tutorial that will get you a very nice Windows 7 install on your machine.

I wish you luck figuring out why that disc did what it did. It is impossible to do forensics on a machine in a remote environment.

How you go forward is up to you.

Bill
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22 Jan 2015   #48
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Anyways I noticed that every folder in Local Disk (c was created on July 13, 2009

If this is true then you did not do a clean install, as per your title.
I installed the DVD I showed you to my ssd with two formatted ntfs partitions (one System reserved and the other the rest of the disc). By definition that is a clean install.

When was your Program Files folder created?
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22 Jan 2015   #49
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The only folder that says Date modified 7/13/2009 on the install I did 1 hour ago is PerfLogs, Common Files, MSBuild, Reference Assemblies, Windows NT and there are 4 others modified 11/20/2010.

Every other folder shows todays date. The Program Files folder has todays date on it.

So it must be your disc, so you can mark the thread solved.
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22 Jan 2015   #50
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

In Post #43
Quote:
That is the only issue which I knew would be because yesterday using resource hqacker I replaced
I'm going back to eating popcorn !
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