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Windows 7: MBR error on reinstalling Win7 to clean HD

12 Jul 2014   #131
Beanster

win 7 pro 64
 
 

Thanks, Bill! I live at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada (or as the natives refer to it: The Mountain), and it would be anathema to bring anything other than music up there! GLAD to leave this machine at home!

Woke up to 39 more updates -- all installed successfully. Nirvana.
Installed my wireless printer, also successfully. Gonna let this recipe stew for a week without adding anything else.
I'll check in with you then, and finalize the case.
Cannot wait!
Beanster


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12 Jul 2014   #132
Slartybart

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

That sounds really nice. I didn't mean to bring the machine and use it - just to let it cool down too

When you say music, you mean instruments, not electronics - right!

As long as things are going smoothly, you can keep doing WU - there's over 100 after SP1 and it might take you months to get them all waiting a week in between (and then there will of course be the ones the accumulated in those months).

Do the updates in small batches and if there is an issue - stop and ask.

I hope you don't have any major problems and I don't expect any. There are a few that you might want to hold off on though...

.NET 4.0 .NET 4.5 are big and they have to rebind a lot of things - so they take a while.
IE 10 and IE 11 might cause some issue - I would stay on IE 9 until most of everything else gets updated.

Do hold off installing any non-essential software. When your system is completely up-to-date and stable, make a system image.

Your call, I understand your caution.

Bill
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13 Jul 2014   #133
Beanster

win 7 pro 64
 
 

Bill, how do I get back to IE9? IE 11 is currently installed, and I had no choice in the matter. Uninstall 11 and download 9? I'll be going back to Chrome once things settle down, but for now...?
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13 Jul 2014   #134
Slartybart

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

I wasn't sure if IE 11 was already installed, so that was more of a precaution than a dire warning.

If things are ok on IE 11, leave it alone. My experience was during the transition (IE9 -> IE 10 -> IE 11). MS made some hefty changes along the way, I'm sure they straightened it out (WU offers what is needed now, not the same as before during the transition period).

There are a few WUs that make it very stable. Wait until you finish the WU offers before making a decision on whether or not to roll back IE.
If you experience issues with IE 11 there is a tutorial that walks you through backing down to IE 10.
Sorry if I alarmed you.

If it's working, don't muck around - that's pretty much my mantra for computers. Of course I don't listen to my own advice and end up breaking something .

Bill
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