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Windows 7: Trouble with reinstalling windows 7 using repair disk

07 Jan 2014   #11
AddRAM

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Have you ever done a clean install of any windows operating system before ?

Please read the Tutorials before attempting and ask all questions BEFORE you proceed.

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Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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07 Jan 2014   #12
Junyahh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I plan on reading today, not doing it right now. I want to be completely sure.
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07 Jan 2014   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, it`s his link.

But please read both of the links I posted.
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07 Jan 2014   #14
Junyahh

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Is it alright if i use one post to add on questions or should i just put them in new posts?
Questions: on Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
1. If you dont
"slipstream the latest Updates into the installer ISO to save at least an hour's Updating after install using Update 7 installation media."
will they get updated by using LiveUpdate or will you have to manually install them?
2. Considering I have to main links to read and one of them is for OEM Windows 7 clean install and the other is just Windows 7 clean install, whats the difference?
3. What do you do after you "Run an audit of hardware and software including installed Product Keys using Belarc Advisor." Why do you do this and what is it for? How do you save the information, and why do you need it?
4. Regarding
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7. Gather your program installers. For those lacking disks, you may find them on the program's Support Downloads webpage. Favorite pre-installed apps may be found on the Downloads webpage for your model computer or manufacturer-provided Apps Disk. Others may be found by googling. Some pre-installed apps may not be available for clean reinstall - HP owners see additional note at bottom.
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● Many of the favorite apps needed and desired for reinstall are available in the terrific app Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once.

● Just in case, save in advance your Wireless or Ethernet LAN (wired) driver on flash stick, CD or in your backup so you can install it to get online quickly - these can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC.

-does this mean that the wireless/ethernet lan drivers will not be installed using the iso? What other drivers would one have to save separately? Also where do you find the drivers and how do you save them on to a flash stick or CD?
-What does it mean to gather your installers?
5. I dont know if these things are considered Bloatware or whatnot, but all the stuff in Asus Utility folder, will that not be part of the new installation? Will i have to somehow get those programs, like Asus liveupdate, and asus secure delete, and asus virtual camera etc. onto a usb and how would i do that, all the stuff in the folder are shortcuts.
6. What things will not be on the ISO?
there will be more questions...later

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07 Jan 2014   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can add them to your original, then way we don`t have to keep scrolling LOL
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07 Jan 2014   #16
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Junyahh
Is it alright if i use one post to add on questions or should i just put them in new posts?
The problem with editing posts is nobody gets updated about new content, if you have new questions before someone responds editing is fine otherwise you may as well post a new post.
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07 Jan 2014   #17
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Junyahh View Post
Is it alright if i use one post to add on questions or should i just put them in new posts?
Questions: on Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
1. If you dont
"slipstream the latest Updates into the installer ISO to save at least an hour's Updating after install using Update 7 installation media."
will they get updated by using LiveUpdate or will you have to manually install them?

If you want to update the WIn7 installer to what it should be if we had a SP2 then you can use that, but it will probably take as long as getting them via Important and Optional Windows Updates on a single install.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Junyahh View Post
Considering I have to main links to read and one of them is for OEM Windows 7 clean install and the other is just Windows 7 clean install, whats the difference?
The OEM reinstall tutorial compiles many tips for preparation and setup while the Clean Install tutorial provides illustrated steps for the actual install itself.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Junyahh View Post
What do you do after you "Run an audit of hardware and software including installed Product Keys using Belarc Advisor." Why do you do this and what is it for? How do you save the information, and why do you need it?


It's mainly used to audit software product Keys like Office or other paid software so you don't lose them with the reinstall. It also gives you a complete audit of your hardware including BIOS version and other installed hardware. I print it using XPS Document printer to a file in the backup for reference if needed. It's optional.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Junyahh;2649821[SIZE=2
4] Regarding
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7. Gather your program installers. For those lacking disks, you may find them on the program's Support Downloads webpage. Favorite pre-installed apps may be found on the Downloads webpage for your model computer or manufacturer-provided Apps Disk. Others may be found by googling. Some pre-installed apps may not be available for clean reinstall - HP owners see additional note at bottom.
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Quote:
● Many of the favorite apps needed and desired for reinstall are available in the terrific app Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once.

● Just in case, save in advance your Wireless or Ethernet LAN (wired) driver on flash stick, CD or in your backup so you can install it to get online quickly - these can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC.

-does this mean that the wireless/ethernet lan drivers will not be installed using the iso? What other drivers would one have to save separately? Also where do you find the drivers and how do you save them on to a flash stick or CD?

-What does it mean to gather your installers?

As it says in the tutorial, you should put your network driver in the backup in case the installer doesn't provide it, so you can install it to get online to enable
Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) and then run all rounds of Important and Optional WIndows Updates, with requested reboots, until there are no more offered when you Check for Updates. This should provide most drivers as well as important patches for Performance and Security. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found using the methods spelled out in the tutorial.

Determine which programs you use like Office, Skype, Itunes, etc. and gather those installers you have on disk or in backup. You can also go to their website from the new install to download and install them. Put them in the Downloads folder so you have a backup of your installers.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Junyahh View Post
5. I dont know if these things are considered Bloatware or whatnot, but all the stuff in Asus Utility folder, will that not be part of the new installation? Will i have to somehow get those programs, like Asus liveupdate, and asus secure delete, and asus virtual camera etc. onto a usb and how would i do that, all the stuff in the folder are shortcuts.

These questions about which bloatware to reimport are answered in the tutorial. After all Updates, supply any missing drivers as it explains how to do. Then install your programs slowly with space between each to monitor any performance changes. Take notice of any features that you rely upon which are missing, e.g. backlighting, function keys, cam software you need beyond a driver, etc. Then you can reimport that specific software from the Asus Support Downloads webpage for your model. This is all explained in the tutorial, including how to gauge if you need patches and other downloads from Asus. You should judge this by performance after install.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Junyahh View Post
6. What things will not be on the ISO?
there will be more questions...later

What will not be on the ISO are your programs that you want, Flash Player, some drivers provided by WIndows Update or needing importation from Asus website per the tutorial, and possibly some Asus software for functions you notice are not working fully and which you rely upon.

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