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Windows 7: Reformat gone bad - please help

10 Jan 2014   #81
gregrocker

 

Save the file to Downloads, find it with the Windows Download tool there to burn disk or stick.


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10 Jan 2014   #82
gregrocker

 

Save the file to Downloads, find it with the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool there.
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10 Jan 2014   #83
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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.
● 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.

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Okay, I got my usb ready to download a clean install. I am reading through the tutorial and I am not sure about step #7. What is being referred to as a program, my pc? my software or what? And what is the significance of these apps it mentions? I have no idea what type of apps are being referenced. Can someone dumb this down for me a bit so I can get started? I would hate to skip a step after everything you all have contributed to this thread.
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10 Jan 2014   #84
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Programs are software you installed (e.g. Microsoft Office, games etc.)
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10 Jan 2014   #85
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

According to Slartybart: "It simply means to locate dsics or download programs that you use. The reinstall only installs Windows, no other programs."

I have a backup already so I assume I can skip this step, no?
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10 Jan 2014   #86
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Programs are software you installed (e.g. Microsoft Office, games etc.)
Can't I add these after I perform the install?
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10 Jan 2014   #87
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

8. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals except ethernet

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I assume the main point of this is to unplug all unnecessary flashdrives etc., but I wonder if its important to have the pc hooked up via ethernet. I have a wireless adapter. Shouldn't that be sufficient?
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10 Jan 2014   #88
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Don't let this distract you from Greg's help. I thought I'd answer this question since it seemed to get lost.

I can't think of anything - just connect your PC to your router with an Ethernet cable. It should connect if the driver is installed.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Can you please tell me if there is some setting I have to manipulate in order to get internet via ethernet cable? I know where to plug it in.
Follow Greg's advice - he's always willing to go the extra mile. In your case, it looks as though he is stepping you though each step of the tutorial.

Ask if you have any questions before taking action. Better to know than have to start over.

Good luck, you're in the best hands.
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10 Jan 2014   #89
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

A backup does NOT include the Program install discs.

You can look in control Panel - Programs and features to see what software is installed.

Make sure you can re-install any programs in the list. In other words, do you have the install discs for those programs listed?

Edit: Some of the Programs listed will be Microsoft core technology - Microsoft C++ for example

Please post a screen shot of Control Panel - Programs and features if you have questions about a particular program.
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It is not advised to skip any steps unless explicitly told to do so.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
According to Slartybart: "It simply means to locate dsics or download programs that you use. The reinstall only installs Windows, no other programs."

I have a backup already so I assume I can skip this step, no?
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10 Jan 2014   #90
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Programs are software you installed (e.g. Microsoft Office, games etc.)
Can't I add these after I perform the install?
You can only install them after you have installed Windows
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