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Windows 7: New on here: need some help please

04 Aug 2013   #21
gregrocker

 

Yes, and external HD's are not easy to make bootable installers. It's not worth the trouble. Just buy a $5 4gb flash stick. You can even get a larger one and store files on it amongst the seven Win7 installation folders as long as you don't bother them. This way you'll have a bootable installer on hand which has other uses.


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04 Aug 2013   #22
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just want to say you have been great in getting back to me - not many people do this so credit to you sir.

So now that the iso file is on the external HD, do I just select on the windows bootable installer thing?

"You can slipstream the latest Updates into the installer ISO to save at least an hour's Updating after install using Update 7 installation media."

No clue how to do this having opened that link. You think it is worth the hassle for such a beginner like me having asked you so many questions already?
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04 Aug 2013   #23
gregrocker

 

No it would take at least the hour that it would save you to put the latest Updates into the installer ISO, so it's really only for those who install more regularly.

But it makes it even more important to run all rounds of Important and Optional Updates to completion immediate after install completes and you get online. This may take a full day. But you can set up your desktop, browser and install some programs like Flash, Reader, your Office, etc. during this time. Just be sure to honor the Updates restart requests, then go right back to Check for more Updates.

Remember to put your wireless driver into the backup so you can install it if it isn't provided during install. You can also plug in by wire which increases the chances the installer will provide the LAN driver so you can go right to running the Updates.
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04 Aug 2013   #24
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

if the only prob was with your bus controller all you had to do was
ControlPanel>devicemanager>highlight bus controller>right click>properties>goto actions top left(enter) scan for hardware updates>enter and the drivers will be re-installed
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04 Aug 2013   #25
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No it would take at least the hour that it would save you to put the latest Updates into the installer ISO, so it's really only for those who install more regularly.

Thanks

But it makes it even more important to run all rounds of Important and Optional Updates to completion immediate after install completes and you get online. This may take a full day. But you can set up your desktop, browser and install some programs like Flash, Reader, your Office, etc. during this time. Just be sure to honor the Updates restart requests, then go right back to Check for more Updates.

Tell me about it, absolutely ages it took, although the DVD from the friend I mentioned does not have sp1 so should be quicker this time round.

Remember to put your wireless driver into the backup so you can install it if it isn't provided during install. You can also plug in by wire which increases the chances the installer will provide the LAN driver so you can go right to running the Updates.

Do not know what you mean here. All I know is that I have rebooted twice and I have been able to get online straight away. Are you saying because I am going to delete all partitions and start a fresh it is better to back up the wireless driver? If so, where shall I find it?
Thanks
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04 Aug 2013   #26
gregrocker

 

Did you even read Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

Following those steps to get a perfect install was the whole point of the exercise.
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04 Aug 2013   #27
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Greg
he asked if it was all right, and presented an out of date driver, no need for a re-install, in either case.
see my comments 2 up
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04 Aug 2013   #28
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A perfect install is what I want, and besides, the mass bus controller is out of date, but I can't find the driver.
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04 Aug 2013   #29
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you even read Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

Following those steps to get a perfect install was the whole point of the exercise
Step1, 2 and 3 no problems.

Step 4 - don't think I can recover factory settings because I don't have any discs from sony and I used the disc from aforementioned friend which did a clean install, I think.

Step 5 - don't know what this is for

Step 6 - used magic jelly bean because sony upgraded my OS and original key on laptop is vista.

Step 7 - just the LAN driver you mentioned because sony only has the LAN driver under vista for my model.

Todd
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04 Aug 2013   #30
gregrocker

 

Sounds good, Todd:

If you can get online then Windows Updates should provide the rest of the drivers when run to completion. If any are still missing after all arounds of Updates then find them on the Support Downloads webpage of the device maker. Unknown Devices can be traced with Hardware Identification. In rare cases you may need to use the PC's OEM Vista driver to goose Windows Updates to provide the updated Win7 driver. We can advise you on any or all.

How did Sony update from Vista to Win7? They should have provided you with an OEM or retail Product Key along with the disk. They're not even allowed to sell the OS without doing so. This may need to be addressed to their Tech Support or MS Customer Service. However any but a factory preinstalled SLP key (which you would not have under those circumstances) can indeed be audited by a keyfinder so it should work as long as you used the exact same version.

I'm glad you're committed to getting a perfect install and we will have your back until you achieve just that. That's a specialty of these forums since before Win7 was even released, and the tens of thousands of users we've helped do them have the best installs of Win7 in the world.
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