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Windows 7: Upgrade windows 7 professional to windows 7 ultimate.

29 May 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whirlwind8 View Post
Thank you gregrocker for the very informative link. I will run the malwarebyte program. Additional doubts regarding the reinstallation of OS is

1) Do i have to backup the dive containing my movies also? What i mean is will the drive containing movies be formatted if i reinstall the OS? Suppose i dont instal windows 7 can they be accessed from XP?

2) Can i format only the partition containing the windows 7 OS?

3) Do i have to reinstall all the programs i have installed like daemon tools, adobe reader, etc?

4) Do i have to reinstall the games also?

Thank You
I would always back up my files during a reinstall, even if I don't delete or format the data partition. The data can still be lost in rare cases.

You must reinstall all programs and games, as explained in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Some games like Steam will still run from their Programs File .exe but should be reinstalled eventually.


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30 May 2012   #12
whirlwind8

Windows 7 Professional SP 1 x64
 
 

I scanned the system with malwarebytes and there was no malware. Is myHDD is slow compared to the processor and graphic cards?Do you think the BSOD's could be because of that?
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30 May 2012   #13
marsmimar

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I'm not an expert at anything so this is just one other avenue to explore. A few months ago I began getting BSODs several times a day on my laptop. Each BSOD had a different reason given. Sometimes my lappy would slow to a crawl. Several scans with different antimalware products showed no issues. I finally figured out one of my memory modules went bad (possibly due to some thunderstorms earlier that week.) Once I replaced the memory all was good. Not sure this applies in your case but . . .

Memory Diagnostics Tool

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
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30 May 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

I agree with Lee that testing the hardware would be a good idea. I would also test the HD to get that out of the way. These tests as well as others are in the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

Work through all of the steps as well as any given by the BSOD experts in Crashes forum to get to the problem solution. Once you exhaust all of the troubleshooting steps you can try the Clean Reinstall.
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30 May 2012   #15
whirlwind8

Windows 7 Professional SP 1 x64
 
 

Guys!! Finally i have some relief!! I switched the RAM from slots 1& 2 to 3 & 4!! No BSOD in about 4 hrs of gaming!! Thank you guys!!
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30 May 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Glad to hear it.

You can read more about correctly installing your RAM in your mobo manual on it's Support Downloads webpage.
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30 May 2012   #17
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whirlwind8 View Post
Guys!! Finally i have some relief!! I switched the RAM from slots 1& 2 to 3 & 4!! No BSOD in about 4 hrs of gaming!! Thank you guys!!
Great news! Thanks for posting back.
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