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Windows 7: clean install windows 7 over factory

22 Apr 2012   #1

windows7 64bit
 
 
clean install windows 7 over factory

Sorry another question is there much of a boost in speed with a clean install? Is there a list of what windows comes with? I don't use anything that came with my toshiba so I doubt any program be missed just curious still debating if this is worth it., The computer seems to know :P now its acting good \right now lol

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22 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxsicknessxx View Post
Sorry another question is there much of a boost in speed with a clean install? Is there a list of what windows comes with? I don't use anything that came with my toshiba so I doubt any program be missed just curious still debating if this is worth it., The computer seems to know :P now its acting good \right now lol
There can be a HUGE boost in speed when you reinstall Windows 7 with a clean disc vs a factory restore or just a new system in general. Factory oem pcs comne with lots of bloatware that really makes a new pc SLOW. You may think that the slowness is normal until you reinstall. Then your system will be really fast again. Windows only comes with the operating system components, such as snipping tool, Windwos explorer and that stuff. It does NOT come with Norton or McAfee trials, Office Staerter, blio and all of that other junk. If you reinstall, it will just come with Windows 7, nothing else. You install everything else you need.
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22 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Depending on the notebook manufacturer, there may be software that is required for the laptop to operate correctly. You will have to visit Toshiba and download all of the drivers and software for your model. If you don't do that, after you install Windows you won't have chipset drivers, wifi drivers, etc.
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22 Apr 2012   #4

windows7 64bit
 
 

thought windows auto detects everything but thanks for that info I got the network driver but i didn't think of other drivers :P that could been bad...

so i shouldnt count windows on detecting everything..t hanks
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22 Apr 2012   #5
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You only need the network driver to get online to get the installer's drivers updated. Any drivers missing after all Updates are completed can then be imported from the Toshiba Support Downloads webpage for your model.

I would not change out any drivers given by the installer and Windows Update unless performance problems point to this/these driver(s). Windows 7 is the authority on its own drivers - this is not XP.

Follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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22 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Windows updates are pretty good at providing drivers, but it may take some time before they arrive.

If you are considering a clean install I think you should also consider downloading and saving your Toshiba drivers first.

At the very least you should download the network adapter drivers and the chipset drivers. Anything else can be downloaded after you've carried out after the clean install if you prefer.
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22 Apr 2012   #7

windows7 64bit
 
 

I got network driver, I dunno where mother board driver is, its radeon 1.3ghz amd toshiba doesn't have a chipset driver for it I checked....

So not sure if I need that. I set up if I want to OEM which I might. But sense computer doing ok atm Im not rushing, I do know though this time no avast dam thing is a system hog I wouldn't be suprised if it scanned and freezing everything is what created dam problem.... could be wrong though windows is tricky

still a lot better then any other windows though

btw the computer knows :P its playing nice haha
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22 Apr 2012   #8

windows7 64bit
 
 

how long it takew?
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22 Apr 2012   #9
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20-30 minutes to run the installer.

Then you can take as long as you want with the other steps, especially taking time to install your Updates and then programs to check for any performance changes.
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22 Apr 2012   #10

windows7 64bit
 
 

hehe thamks procrastination :P is a downfall lol I lazy
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