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Windows 7: Reformatting and reinstalling windows w/ Recovery

19 Jun 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

Factory Recovery will restore eveything to exactly how it came from the factory.

The choice of a D partition is for those who want their data partition separate from the OS to keep the OS backup image smaller. They often keep their data on D and link it to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums . So if you back up your data in Documents, Pictures, Music, etc. externally then after Recovery instead of copying them back into their folders on C, you would paste the folders to D and then link them according to the blue link.

But you should make Recovery Disks to use as a backup because running Recovery from boot can fail. You need the disks as a backup, or you'll have to order them from Asus Support.

A third option is to get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

In the tutorial there are recommendations as well for maintaining Win7 based on what's worked best since before the OS was released.


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19 Jun 2012   #12
Deathstroke

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

If those programs were part of the original state of the computer, then YES, they will be back. But...more importantly, why did the anti-virus software remove them......? Which anti-virus was it, and what were the programs called?

Regards,
Golden
It was CCleaner, and it removed Windows Media Player for some reason, and a few other programs that I can't remember the name of.
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19 Jun 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Deathstroke View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

If those programs were part of the original state of the computer, then YES, they will be back. But...more importantly, why did the anti-virus software remove them......? Which anti-virus was it, and what were the programs called?

Regards,
Golden
It was CCleaner, and it removed Windows Media Player for some reason, and a few other programs that I can't remember the name of.
It's not possible CCleaner could do this since it would not have WMP even in it's Uninstall list - that's a feature that must be accessed elsewhere in Programs and Features.

What evidence are you basing your claim that CCleaner did such things. We hear a lot of wild accusations aimed at CCleaner without any support to back them up, and this is one of the more outlandish. CCleaner is perhaps the single most respected little app in the entire tech world.
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19 Jun 2012   #14
Deathstroke

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Factory Recovery will restore eveything to exactly how it came from the factory.

The choice of a D partition is for those who want their data partition separate from the OS to keep the OS backup image smaller. They often keep their data on D and link it to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums . So if you back up your data in Documents, Pictures, Music, etc. externally then after Recovery instead of copying them back into their folders on C, you would paste the folders to D and then link them according to the blue link.

But you should make Recovery Disks to use as a backup because running Recovery from boot can fail. You need the disks as a backup, or you'll have to order them from Asus Support.

A third option is to get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

In the tutorial there are recommendations as well for maintaining Win7 based on what's worked best since before the OS was released.
What happens if Recovery from boot fails?
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19 Jun 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

What did I say you do if Recovery from boot fails?

And what did I say was a third option?
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