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Windows 7: Reformat gone bad - please help

14 Jan 2014   #451
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Perhaps you missed this post, Greg.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
I connected the ethernet cable to the Win7 pc and I currently have internet. Why do I have internet this time as opposed to the countless other times Ive tried plugging in directly? I'm not sure, but the only thing I did differently was this time I used the ethernet cable which was plugged directly into the Win8 machine. What was I plugging in before? I was plugging in the ethernet cable that was plugged into the TIVO wireless device (I'm not sure what it's actually called but I can take a pic if you would like). So apparetly that ethernet cable is not a universal one. Why did I not use the ethernet cable that was plugged into the Win8 machine before now? Because each time I tried my stepdad acted like I was gonna damage something irreparably. To give you an idea of what I mean, I did it anyway this time and he got mad and stormed out of the room.

Anyways, I will post the screenshot of the wired IP4 config in just a moment.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I'm not sure what cable/modem/router you have or what is connected to it.

If there is an available jack on the cable/mode/router and you have an extra Ethernet cable, you can connect the Win7 machine without disturbing the movie



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14 Jan 2014   #452
gregrocker

 

Sounds like it was the cable then.

Use only the tools and methods provided in tutorial to avoid problems. Advanced System care is problem. If you can't undo it like Andrew suggests then System Restore to before it was installed.
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14 Jan 2014   #453
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm willing to try that, but I'm a bit puzzled. Why is Advanced System Care such a problem? I'm just trying to understand. Am I meant to avoid all registry cleaning programs?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sounds like it was the cable then.

Use only the tools and methods provided in tutorial to avoid problems. Advanced System care is problem. If you can't undo it like Andrew suggests then System Restore to before it was installed.
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14 Jan 2014   #454
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes. Avoid them and anything promising to speed up windows.


Are registry cleaners and defrag(s) needed? - Microsoft Community


Understand How the Windows Registry Works - For Dummies

Here are some links. Read them. And I'm not calling u a dummy the site is just called that.

On my phone so sorry for the horrible English.
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14 Jan 2014   #455
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
I'm willing to try that, but I'm a bit puzzled. Why is Advanced System Care such a problem? I'm just trying to understand. Am I meant to avoid all registry cleaning programs?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sounds like it was the cable then.

Use only the tools and methods provided in tutorial to avoid problems. Advanced System care is problem. If you can't undo it like Andrew suggests then System Restore to before it was installed.
Yes, avoid any "Registry" cleaning programs !
Do not use them for any reason.
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14 Jan 2014   #456
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the links, guys. I performed the recommended system restore which took me back about a half hour. The registry cleaning program is still left on my pc, but I'm pretty sure the 'repair' I performed was undone. I'll avoid registry cleaners for now and read the links provided.

Finishing updates now. . .
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14 Jan 2014   #457
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

great job. Remember that NO software will speed up Windows or make things somehow better. when it comes to your operating system the last thing you should be doing is using third party programs to try to fix what is not broken. I am pretty sure that if Microsoft thought you needed a registry cleaning program they would have included it in Windows like they did back in the Windows 98 days. So yes a long time ago optimization programs and other utilities we're very useful. With more modern operating systems however this is no longer the case.
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14 Jan 2014   #458
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, point taken about the registry cleaning programs being obsolete, but can't I use a program like Advanced System Care and just skip the registry cleaner?

Also, what about Malwarebytes? Should I avoid malware cleaners as well?

Sorry, Bill, if I am 'recycling' this thread. Where should this discussion be directed?
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14 Jan 2014   #459
gregrocker

 

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14 Jan 2014   #460
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Okay, point taken about the registry cleaning programs being obsolete, but can't I use a program like Advanced System Care and just skip the registry cleaner?

Also, what about Malwarebytes? Should I avoid malware cleaners as well?

Sorry, Bill, if I am 'recycling' this thread. Where should this discussion be directed?
Avoid anything that is/is like advanced system care. Windows can take care of itself just fine. IF you would like something that cleans a little better and has a simpler interface, ccleaner is the only recommended solution at the default settings. CCleaner - Delete Junk Files

If you have any performance issues with windows look in the action center under control panel-system and security-action center. From there you can always look at the built in troubleshooters for performance or clean up/maintenance.

No, malware bytes is fantastic. Antimalware programs are great.

You do want to avoid running 2 antivirus programs.
Having 2 antivirus programs would cause one another to fight over resources slowing your PC down, as well as detecting threats multiple times or detecting each other.


But malwarebytes along side your antivirus is fine and encouraged. Another antispyware program is fine too like superantispyware. Just don't have multiple antispyware programs running in the background.

Example: by the clock there are icons indicating programs that are running in the background.

The free version of malwarebytes only runs when you open the program. The paid version has a resident on access scanner that always runs by the clock and helps protect you. Both the paid version of malwarebytes and a Antivirus is fine to use. Its because they look for different things.


Hope that helps.
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