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Windows 7: Reinstalling A Preloaded Windows 7 On Laptop


18 Oct 2012   #21

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If you got all your Windows updates then you should have IE 9.

IE 9 was released on March 14, 2011 Internet Explorer 9 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Click on Gear top right in IE > About Internet Explorer to see IE version.
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18 Oct 2012   #22

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

tl;dr why dont you simply restore to factory defaults?
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18 Oct 2012   #23

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

C-11 I just got IE9 back about 10 mins ago, it (Windows 7) updated automatically. First when I shut down I had to wait while it installed 40 updates. Then the 2nd time it installed 104 updates (took over an hour before it shut down), when I turned it back on, it updated back to IE9.

OldMX I restored to Factory Defaults, my laptop didn't come come with IE9, Windows 7 updated it automatically for me about a year after. So I didn't know if I would have to install it myself. But waiting an hour is a small price to pay, as everything seems to be back in order.
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18 Oct 2012   #24

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I also had to reinstall Adobe Flash Player, which I just did. It won't run because Java script is not enabled in my browser. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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18 Oct 2012   #25
Microsoft MVP

 

You always need to keep the latest Adobe Flash, Reader and Java full install current including reinstalling after recovery or reinstall.
Download Free Java Software
Adobe - Downloads

Here are steps to safely Clean Up Factory Bloatware until you can get the preferred Clean Reinstall.
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18 Oct 2012   #26

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. Just want to know what the "Clean Up Battery Bloatware" will remove. It's not a problem for me as everything for me is back to normal (unless I'm missing some small things) and I have 245 of 283 GB free. My USB stick came with 14.5 GB and when I finished backing up I still 11.4 GB left.

Like I said there are some things that came with Acer that I'd like to keep, but the rest can go, I have no use for it.

Also why do CDs play in CyberLink Power DVD (though it sounds better, cleaner) than Windows Media Player. Before and CD/DVD would automativally play in Windows Media Player now it plays in CyberLink I don't get a choice of medium to play it in. And what is CyberLink.
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18 Oct 2012   #27
Microsoft MVP

 

Cyberlink is useless crapware that is bundled into preinstalled Windows 7 to spy on you and try to sell you stuff. Like all bloatware it is not needed and cumulatively throttles Windows 7 from its normal instantaneous state. I would uninstall it and anything else you don't specifically use regularly. The steps to do this best are in the tutorial.
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18 Oct 2012   #28

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Post a shot of disk management, so we can take a look and see if we can add another partition to put a disk image on. That way when your done setting it up how you like, you can create an image in case this happens again in the future.

Read up on creating a disk image with windows 7.

Windows 7 Disk Imaging - Easy Step by Step
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