Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Installation gone wrong? - Help please

23 Sep 2012   #1
basils57

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Installation gone wrong? - Help please

I'm re-installing Win 7 64bit from the Microsoft disc supplied with my computer, and have been following the clean install tut no.1649. All seemed well, but at point 16, when I had confirmed the timezone the next screen wasn't as shown, but the desktop (pic 18 of 19), and nothing else.
The screen resolution was was 800 x 600 and the best I can set it to via display is 1400 x 1050 when it should be 1920 x 1080. Also I am connected to the internet via an ethernet cable, but my screen is showing that there are no connections available.

I was obviously in trouble to re-install, and now feel I am deeper in the mire. Can someone please advise?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Sep 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

You followed the tutorial for Clean Install, ok?

Do you have the Graphics Card's Driver CD? Install the driver.

If you dont have, Go to AMD Graphics Drivers & Software, download the required display driver, and install it.

Everything will be OK, dont worry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #3
basils57

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Thanks arc, I'll give that a go and report back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


23 Sep 2012   #4
basils57

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Installed the graphics driver and thankfully the resolution is now sorted. Thanks.

I'm still having a problem with my internet connection though, the troubleshooter says that windows didn't find a properly installed network adapter. Again any ideas please?

Excuse my ignorance, but is this something that would be on the motherboard disc - like LAN Utility setup that I have found, or am I miles away?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Yes, motherboard's chipset drivers, Ethernet drivers, audio drivers etc are also to be installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #6
basils57

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

So would it be best to run the complete setup disc again or sort out the drivers above?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Just ust the mothboard's driver cd, install the drivers. Nothing more is needed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #8
basils57

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I'm back in business Arc, many thanks for your help (and others on this forum), it really is appreciated.

One other point though, after installing the drivers each time I restart now, I get a message saying 'you must restart for the changes to take effect' even when I have restarted in response to the message?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

I am seeing Gregrocker here
Expect the best help from the topmost expert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

Install the network driver to get online then do all of your Important and Optional Windows Updates to get the drivers Win7 wants. There will also be vital performance and security updates, so do them all after setting Updates to Automatic install, treat Recommended as Important, and enable Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware .

If the restart prompt continues to interfere then System Restore back before you installed those drivers, install only Network driver and immediately do all of your Updates before doing anything else. Afterwards check in Device Manager for any missing drivers to provide from the device's Support Downloads webpage.

Here are other Best Practices to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which also apply to retail Win7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Installation gone wrong? - Help please




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 installation compatibility report- remove installation disc
I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop. When I click on "upgrade" it takes me to a compatibility report that says "the computer started using the windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally." When I remove the disc and try...
General Discussion
MS Paint GUI wrong- Perhaps stuck in wrong mode- Example shown
Last night, My MS Paint GUI went screwy. It looks like it is out of Aero mode or something, but Aero troubleshooter found no problem & everything else is fine. I was having an issue with a video game for PC (full screen) which normally fiddles with the Windows theme, but I honestly dont know. ...
General Discussion
installation or hardware, you decide...lol sorry if in wrong thread
Hello, wasn't really sure where to post this but...man. Side note:this laptop was dropped or stepped on. ill explain in post. So my buddy asked me to fix his toshiba and i have been having a great time. but sadly cannot get any operating system to load. Here follows the system specs, what...
Installation & Setup
Went through to Windows 7 installation, deleted wrong HDD volume..
I had all my files saved on the secondary Western Digital 160GB Sata HDD, it was listed first at the time... But I accidentally deleted the volume on it.. :( Is there a way to get those files back? I had photos, movies, music, some other important files. The whole reason for having them on that...
Hardware & Devices
Help, Big installation problem, 11th time installation fail
Win7 64bit: While I am attempting to install a driver on cd rom, the disc suddenly crashed inside the rom and it also crashed the cd rom, then the OS remains the same so I tried shutting down the PC, but while shutting Down, BSOD suddenly flashed on my screen, I disregarded it, since I think it's...
Installation & Setup
Wrong 7 version installation
I installed Windows 7 Pro and by lameness checked Ultimate. Now windows pops up as counterfeit. I really don't want to remove all my files and programs to reinstall Pro so they don't get wiped. IF I purchase Ultimate and install over what Microsoft says is the counterfeit windows 7 Ultimate...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App