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Windows 7: Failing HDD, clone fails

15 Jun 2013   #11
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

James, did you follow Greg's Tutorial Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and which installer did you get? Did you do a clean install or a repair install?


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15 Jun 2013   #12
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes sir, I did. The problem seems to be fixed now. I tried using the drivers available on HPs website. Most were not digitally signed, so they would not install. I tried to mod the registry to force them and corrupted the install. I have corrected it and used the drivers.from windows and all seems to be working now.
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15 Jun 2013   #13
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

That's good to hear. I'm glad you have it working. But, why would HP not sign their drivers? It does not make sense to me.
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15 Jun 2013   #14
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There's probably no need to on their canned install...that's all I can think of.
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15 Jun 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

I'm wondering if it doesn't state clearly enough in tutorial to use the drivers Win7 wants. Don't change any of them out unless performance points to one. Only import drivers that are missing after all rounds of Updates are completed - unless its Standard VGA placeholder driver or you need the LAN driver to get online to do Updates..

I'm thinking about putting it into a special Warning box since it seems to be ignored even four years after the release of the first driver-complete OS. It's an XPired habit which can't seem to be broken.
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15 Jun 2013   #16
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

TBH, Greg, I didn't even read the tut. After only having built machines for years, I have learned to not use windows drivers...unless there isn't one available, otherwise. So its my fault, more than likely.
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15 Jun 2013   #17
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'm wondering if it doesn't state clearly enough in tutorial to use the drivers Win7 wants. Don't change any of them out unless performance points to one. Only import drivers that are missing after all rounds of Updates are completed - unless its Stadard VGA placeholder driver or you need the LAN driver to get online to do Updates..

I'm thinking about putting it into a special Warning box since it seems to be ignored even four years after the release of the first driver-complete OS. It's an Xpired habit which can't seem to be broken.
I think a warning box with a very brief explanation would be great......force of habit makes people go to manufacturers websites for drivers when Windows Update will take care of 99% of them. Old habits die hard lol.
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15 Jun 2013   #18
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Also, from my past experience, all of the tuts on SF are great. It's almost always user error if something does not work properly, in relation to the intended resolution of said tut.
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15 Jun 2013   #19
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
Also, from my past experience, all of the tuts on SF are great. It's almost always user error if something does not work properly, in relation to the intended resolution of said tut.
That is probably true. 99% of issues are when the user deviates from the tutorial. 1% of the time, there is actually a discrepancy the tutorial author had no way to know about. You'd be surprised how many times a user will "read" a tutorial and continue having problems, be told to follow it to the letter by several members, and after the issue is resolved admit that they didn't read it at all. Sometimes we get into a hurry and skim to get the jest of it to resolve our problems....it happens.
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