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Windows 7: How to wipe out everything on computer for reinstallation of Windows 7

31 Dec 2011   #131
dynamite140

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Service Tag is 2BFWRL1.

At the moment, im downloading those 3 files specifically for my desktop.


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31 Dec 2011   #132
gregrocker

 

It appears Atheros is your wireless. Broadcom is likely your Ethernet.

Do you mainly use wireless or ethernet cable?

Ethernet is normally always provided by installer.

Are you sure you don't have either or both already installed in Device Manager? Do they show that they need a driver with an ! mark?

You may only need to connect to your network. Ethernet often starts up connected after install.
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31 Dec 2011   #133
dynamite140

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Hi. Sometimes i connect my cable modem to my desktop so i'm wired. But at this moment, i put my wireless router back on so i could go on the laptop.
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31 Dec 2011   #134
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Do you want me to unplug my router now and connect my internet wired ? Is that what you mean?
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31 Dec 2011   #135
gregrocker

 

Yes, it's likely you'd already be online had you been plugged into Ethernet.

Are there applications you want from the Applications disk? A lot of them are bloatware so if you don't rely on those programs I would hold off installing them until you need one.

Same with the drivers, use the ones given by optional Updates and only import those missing in Device manager.

There are some hotfixes and other downloads which help enable drivers to run better but I'd wait to see how performance pans out first while studying them to first realize exactly what they are for.
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31 Dec 2011   #136
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Yes they both have that Yellow Exclamation Point. I have those 2 exclamation point everytime i try to reinstall windows and only way to fix this was install the driver cd from dell..
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31 Dec 2011   #137
gregrocker

 

Yes plug in the wire as it's likely you'd already be online since the installer delivers ethernet driver 90% of the time.

The drivers disk is just an outdated verson of the drivers posted online, with some applications which I'd only install if you rely on them. You can always add any later.
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31 Dec 2011   #138
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Greg, i basically install every program from that application CD so it would make my computer work. I have no clue what im installing. I just extract every program. Of course i rather not download and extract bloatware but i have no idea of the programs in the cd, so i just do every single one.
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31 Dec 2011   #139
gregrocker

 

Why not only import that programs that you rely upon now? You can always add others later. All I ever want is Works, for example.

It defeats the purpose of a clean reinstall to replace all the bloatware. You might as well run Factory Recovery.
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31 Dec 2011   #140
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Okay i connected my desktop wired with my cable modem and internet doesn't work.
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