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Windows 7: I want to make sure I reinstalled my operating system correctly

17 Jun 2013   #1
Cardboardo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
I want to make sure I reinstalled my operating system correctly

So, after about 5 months, I felt like I downloaded too much junk so I decided to wipe everything. I've done this before, but I kind of don't know if I've been doing it correctly. I just need someone to confirm that I did everything right. So, anyhow, I'll list the steps I took:

1. Put in the recovery disc
2. Followed all the steps
3. Got onto my desktop, ejected the disc, popped in the resource DVD that came packed with my laptop
4. Downloaded all the drivers and restarted
5. Used windows update to update everything, updated my nvidia 555m driver using the system tools
6. Lastly I installed other goods such as flash, reader, microsoft security essentials, etc.

Did I screw up completely?


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17 Jun 2013   #2
derekimo

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How's it running?

A lot of us prefer using these methods for perfect install,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If it's running good though and you're happy, that's all that matters.
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17 Jun 2013   #3
Cardboardo

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

Thanks for the guide, I'll probably try it next time I want to do a reinstall.

Well, it's running decently well but I haven't really noticed any difference in the performance of games.
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17 Jun 2013   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

That is probably related to your other thread,

http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...new-parts.html

It could be bloatware on your factory discs too, giving you a less than perfect reinstall.

You may have done the damage overclocking like you mentioned in the other thread.

Filling in your specs would help,

System Info - See Your System Specs
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17 Jun 2013   #5
Cardboardo

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

Okay, thanks. Everything should be set.
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17 Jun 2013   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You're welcome.
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17 Jun 2013   #7
Cardboardo

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

Would the bloatware really slow my computer down so much?
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17 Jun 2013   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Good question, I'd work through these steps,

Clean Up Factory Bloatware

See if it helps, we both know you're worried about what might have happened to your laptop by overclocking it.

Try the bloatware cleanup, try a cleaner install, it's going to come back to your hardware.
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17 Jun 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Other than not doing a clean install, you did a fine job.

Make sure you run disk cleanup and disk defragmenter.
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17 Jun 2013   #10
Cardboardo

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

Thanks! It seems like my computer is possibly running maybe a little faster.
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