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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7

25 Jul 2012   #11
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Not such good news. I am slowly trying to install my programs but cannot get either Xampp or Wamp to install correctly. The Windows updates are driving me potty. After every install one of my few programs fails to start. I need to get either wamp or Xampp up and running soon but can't now even uninstall Xampp. Keeps saying it needs Admin rights so i suppose i will need to enable the Default Windows Administrator account and try that. Beginning to regret this venture!!! Wasted a whole morning and got nowhere, well that's not quite true I have gone back a few pages as if Ihave the Video update installed to show my monitor properly, nothing else works.
Will keep trying!!


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25 Jul 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Try disabling Norton to install the programs. Are you rightclicking their .exe to Run as Administrator.

TBH I've not heard of these kinds of problems before in a Clean Reinstall. But most use the recommended AV, tools and methods.
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25 Jul 2012   #13
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think i may have redeeemed the situation. Being loathed to give up I restored the OS to before any updates. (I have been creating copious restore points). I then took my dog for a long walk whilst the updates were installing again and now I have installed a working version of Xampp. i shall continue to install the progs one at a time. I have, in fact very few that are necessary. I really will keep away from the temptation of just installing for a quick assessment of a program and then forgetting to unistall. Hence the pletherer of rubbish that had accumulated.
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25 Jul 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Mitch did you use an official installer with SP1 from Step 1 of tutorial?
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25 Jul 2012   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Mitch did you use an official installer with SP1 from Step 1 of tutorial?
I did indeed from here:
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As I inferred, things seem OK now. I feel certain it was an update issue, ow resolved! Thanks foryour help on this


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25 Jul 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

I'm getting less than an hour total - sometimes only 30 minutes depending on processor - of Updating after Clean Reinstalls with latest installer. This excludes Office updates which can be a bear, but includes Net Framework 4 and it's updates.

Thought you might have older installer which can be Updates hell.

Glad to help, and keep us posted..
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26 Jul 2012   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think I must have over reacted as my updates were taking about 30 mins max so now realise not out of the ordinary. Only installed a printer, my localserver and Windows live Mail so far and all is well. Got my localserver working with an earler version. The latest version of Xampp is causing a few probs, I think.
Anyway - so far so good, thanks
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