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

31 Dec 2011   #151
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Also downloading the microsoft essential now and installing it.


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31 Dec 2011   #152
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

okay i downloaded all those windows update. I click computer, right click properties, i still don't see the windows sp 1. I don't see that labeled anywhere.
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31 Dec 2011   #153
gregrocker

 

Windows Updates will deliver it when ready - sometimes it waits a day or two.

Are you going back to Check for Updates after reboots?

How is overall performance when browsing the internet or through files, installing Programs?

Did you follow any of the steps which were offered to install and set up a perfect clean reinstall? Reinstalling Windows 7
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31 Dec 2011   #154
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Windows Update will not even offer the SP 1 to you until you have installed a bunch of updates.

Reboot and go back to Windows Update and see what else it offers you. Keep going back until it eventually offers SP 1.

Get Microsoft Security Essentials running and updating.
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31 Dec 2011   #155
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

okay so i updated all those updates. When it was updating... i saw that windows sp1 and something to that effect when it was installing. Is that what you guys mean?
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31 Dec 2011   #156
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

I just checked my update files... like theres a whole bunch that is my history and i do see a few with the sp1. Is that what you guys meant?

Because if not, i don't see sp1 when i click on properties after computer.
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31 Dec 2011   #157
gregrocker

 

Again: It may wait a day before offering SP1. Just keep opening Updates and Checking for Updates.

Copy your files in and install a few programs, run though some of your computer routine to see how performance feels. Watch for all of the functions you are accustomed to from your computer to make sure you don't need any additional software from the Dell site.
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31 Dec 2011   #158
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Greg, when i click my programs all i have are these 5 at the moment.

Broadcom Nextextreme-I Netlink driver and management
Microsoft.net framework 4 cliente prfile
microsft security essentials
nvidia graphics driver 275.33
nvidia update 1.3.5


I remembered when i always install it, i would have a ton of other stuff here. Are all 5 of these necessary programs?

And i don't have to bother downloading any drivers on the dell site right since i don't need useless programs? I really want my cpu to not lag.
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31 Dec 2011   #159
gregrocker

 

You only need the programs that you rely upon yet you continue to ask us which programs to install. What programs are missing that you use? Install those.

You said earlier there are no missing Drivers in Device Manager. So why do you keep asking about drivers?

Do you use Works or another word processor? You may want to install Works from your Apps disk if you rely on it, along with any other programs on there that you rely upon.
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31 Dec 2011   #160
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Greg, there are no missing drivers on device manager. But i just thought because there were so many things i downloaded from previous reinstalls... as in the utility disk... i thought there had to be more stuff needed for my desktop.

I have the wordperfect cd with me already.
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