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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7

24 Jul 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7

Have been putting this off for some time as I thought it looked a bit daunting but I bit the bullet and now have very successfully carried out the above following Gregrockers excellent tutorial. Huge difference in performance, as he says "It's like getting a new computer"
One small point. In msconfig/services when I click "Hide all MS Services" and see just my AV the next time I look all the services are showing. I assume this is correct and the "Hide" facility is just to make identifying other services easy? Also in msconfig/Startup" there is nothing showing. Should my AV be showing? It certainly is working as soon as I boot up.
Apart from these small queries everything worked as per the tutorial. Can't thank you enough Gregrocker!


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24 Jul 2012   #2
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Good news, Mitchell.

Yes, the MS services will reappear when you return to msconfig>Services and can be conveniently hidden again with the check mark.
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24 Jul 2012   #3

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

Thanks for that, did you see the other small query?
Quote: "Also in msconfig/Startup" there is nothing showing. Should my AV be showing? It certainly is working as soon as I boot up."
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24 Jul 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Sorry, missed that one.

Normally AV will show up in one or both places, but if it's not confirm it is running by opening it from bottom-right System tray.

If it isn't in tray, open AV from All Programs, turn on Real Time protection. If that fails then if necessary uninstall, reboot and then reinstall.

Are you using MSE?
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24 Jul 2012   #5

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

I'm using Norton 360 and it is definitely running on boot up. It is showing in Services and i can open it from the bottom right System tray. Don't really want to un install and reinstall if it is not necessary! So reading your post again i would think all is well!
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24 Jul 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Sounds good to me Mitch.

Are you happy with Norton 360? There are some experts I respect here who say it's a whole new Norton ballgame.
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24 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I did have Norton AV for a year & it never did show in msconfig>Startup tab.

I knew it was running so I just let it be...
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24 Jul 2012   #8

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sounds good to me Mitch.

Are you happy with Norton 360? There are some experts I respect here who say it's a whole new Norton ballgame.
I am vrery happy with N.360. have used it since it's introduction and it has served me perfectly. I know it's a bit expensive and it does tend to slow things a bit, actually 360 is much better in this respect IMHO, but I think the peace of mind it gives plus the excellent servce I have always had from Symantec make it worthwhile for me.
A few years ago I attended an International Seminar on Internet Security at one of our top Universities and was very impressed by the presentation that Symantec gave, mind you they were a bit mean with the freebies, OK if you were a Don but I was a mere guest so nothing came my way and I think out of the 200 people there I was the only one who actually paid for my Norton! Hey Ho! That's the story of my life!
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24 Jul 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you tried MSE by comparison? Just askin.
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25 Jul 2012   #10

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you tried MSE by comparison? Just askin.
No I haven't tried but when I read up the blurb on MSE I realise that it is now a very good alternative to paid for AV's. I shall certainly look at it more closely when my present subscription for Norton expires. In fact I daresay the next time I renew my PC it will be in the land of Windows 8 where I believe MSE will be incorporated as an integral part of the OS!
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