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Windows 7: New on here: need some help please

06 Aug 2013   #81
gregrocker

 

Press Control Alt Delete and open the Task Manager, under Apps (first tab) highlight Updates and click Stop.

Reboot, check for Updates, install all drivers under Optional First.

If problems persist boot into installer, on second screen select Repair My Computer, run System Restore to your very first REstore point. Start over and this time install Optional Drivers first, hide Language, then install Important Updates in smaller groups.


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09 Aug 2013   #82
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Greg. Windows update is finding fewer updates, so I'm nearly ready to move on to the next stages.

I do have one question though. I used the Puran defrag + full disk check option on my aunt's vista computer and it shut down on stage 4. Turned on the computer to find it running disk check if I didn't press any key within 10seconds. After a few reboots, the computer said something about checking for consistency, and when I tried to login, it mentioned something about winlogon being corrupt and unreadable, along with a few other .exe corrupted and unreadable files, and the screen went black with only the cursor visible. I was able to regain normal operation after startup repair was used. Could there be an issue? This makes me nervous to use this on mine.

Todd
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13 Aug 2013   #83
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Press Control Alt Delete and open the Task Manager, under Apps (first tab) highlight Updates and click Stop.

Reboot, check for Updates, install all drivers under Optional First.

If problems persist boot into installer, on second screen select Repair My Computer, run System Restore to your very first REstore point. Start over and this time install Optional Drivers first, hide Language, then install Important Updates in smaller groups.
Any advice on the defrag + full check Greg?
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13 Aug 2013   #84
gregrocker

 

Yes, sorry I missed your reply from before.

I would do a full Disk Check now to see if the problem is resolved.

If so run Puran Defrag with full Disk Check after enabling Intelligent Optimizer on Additional Operations tab - this moves the most used files to the outer edge of HD for faster reads.

Read the SMART data from Windows by installing and running CrystalDiskInfo - Software (be sure to deselect all crapware it tries to include during install) . If HD evinces any probs run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.
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14 Aug 2013   #85
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Greg,

Quick question,

If I buy a new custom laptop which gives me an oem version of windows 7 with sp1 installed, should I still follow you're guide using the iso file?
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14 Aug 2013   #86
gregrocker

 

I would, since unless you pay extra for not having the bloatware most all OEM's load the PC with bloatware to get subsidies from trialware makers like Norton, MucAfee and Office, as well as useless duplicate utilities which interfere with and have better versions built into Win7.

You can try to Clean Up Factory Bloatware first to see how that works for you.

But you'll get the best performance doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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14 Aug 2013   #87
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would, since unless you pay extra for not having the bloatware most all OEM's load the PC with bloatware to get subsidies from trialware makers like Norton, MucAfee and Office, as well as useless duplicate utilities which interfere with and have better versions built into Win7.

You can try to Clean Up Factory Bloatware first to see how that works for you.

But you'll get the best performance doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
I didn't know the OEM versions have bloatware too. Anyway, the laptop I will more than likely purchase get their drivers from clevo. Guessing there should be no problems just reinstalling windows with your tutorial and get the drivers from there. But like you've said, most of the updates windows update gives renders the computer more or less usable.
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14 Aug 2013   #88
gregrocker

 

Always use the drivers provided during all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates, after enabling auto-driver upating. As I rule, I'd only change out drivers if performance is at issue traced to it, or it you're issued Standard VGA display driver which is only a placeholder.
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14 Aug 2013   #89
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Always use the drivers provided during all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates, after enabling auto-driver upating. As I rule, I'd only change out drivers if performance is at issue traced to it, or it you're issued Standard VGA display driver which is only a placeholder.
I have standard VGA display driver because I've searched high and low as well as help in the graphics section to no avail. My graphics card is 8400m gt.
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14 Aug 2013   #90
gregrocker

 

I see now that the original Sony Vista drivers are only available in 32 bit: Graphics Driver nVidia - 7.15R - 7.15.11.128 54.45 Mb 17/03/2008. 32 bit

Have you searched the Nvidia site for the latest driver? When you search for GeForce 8400M GT it provides several beta, current and past drivers - one of which may work. I would also first use the auto-detect app: http://www.geforce.com/drivers
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