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Windows 7: What to do after a clean install of Win 7

30 Mar 2012   #1
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
What to do after a clean install of Win 7

I just did a clean install of Win 7. I have the intel network driver so I'm online but that's it. I have no drivers or programmes at all. What to do next.

Yes I forgot to do a backup. It did create an oldwindows folder.

I have genuinely activated my Win HP

I have a HP Dv7t 64-bit

Any info is much appreciated, thanks. Am keen to learn


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30 Mar 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

See your other thread.
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30 Mar 2012   #3
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

What exactly do you want to do with your computer? You please tell us first so that focused and specific suggestions may be offered.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
I just did a clean install of Win 7. I have the intel network driver so I'm online but that's it. I have no drivers or programmes at all. What to do next.

Yes I forgot to do a backup. It did create an oldwindows folder.

I have genuinely activated my Win HP

I have a HP Dv7t 64-bit

Any info is much appreciated, thanks. Am keen to learn
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30 Mar 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

Here are the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything you need to know is there. Too bad you didn't ask ahead so you could prepare properly.

Since you didn't back up your files you can copy them out of the windows.old folder into their respective User folders on the Explorer bar on the left side of the Explorer window.

Once you're sure you have everything you can delete windows.old.
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30 Mar 2012   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Do your updates , reinstall your programs etc. Strange question
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30 Mar 2012   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Take an image, plain jane vanilla. Gives you a clean point to restore too in the future in the event that you have a problem or want to start clean again.
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30 Mar 2012   #7
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks everyone. I just want to make sure my laptop is set up correct for best performance etc before I start putting my music n movie programmes, adobe CS5 n elements, iTunes etc etc.

I did a clean install so I could start a fresh with my new laptop with out all the other stuff thats always pre-installed but got myself caught without drivers etc. I have been to HP site now and installed some things off there. I have a few replies now so will go thru some of the options.

Anymore advice to optimize my laptop for best performance is welcome. I watch a lot of movies music and adobe editing software.

Thanks
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