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Windows 7: New ssd drive showing unallocated space

23 Sep 2014   #31
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hazel123 View Post
Yeah I know Norton 360 is a bit of bloat but I really like the registry scan.
....and that's the worrying bit. ALL registry cleaners are dangerous. Some worse than others, but I have little confidence in Norton software anyhow, so view their registry cleaner with horror


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23 Sep 2014   #32
hazel123

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For some reason I have never had a problem with Norton 360 - had it on all our laptops for the last 10 years and the registry scan has never caused an issue and has solved a few - so I just stick with what we're used to! I have used another registry cleaner that was a total disaster though, so I know what you mean. The Norton one is good when you have just installed or uninstalled something and it has left rubbish behind (usually Adobe rubbish). So I can recommend it! I believe it is a lot better than it used to be, from what I have heard of past Norton stuff. We never pay full price for it though.
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23 Sep 2014   #33
gregrocker

 

The Forums has several Norton users who swear by it. But there are still times when problems are solved by uninstalling it. So keep that in mind going forward. A good free replacement is MSE which also offers the best performance with no throttling.

The only registry scan I'd use is CCleaner's since it has no documented cases of causing problems. Most Registry Cleaner's are scamware without any genius like CCleaner.
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23 Sep 2014   #34
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well for my two cents worth I always back the registry up when I first get a machine , do a clean install or are contemplating changing the registry. It is a good safety net as far as I am concerned, and like the other am impressed though not surprised at being able to fit that amount of programs and what is essentially one of those very small netbooks.

Personally I cannot see the problem with fitting whatever size SSD in the machine the only thing that is limiting the machine would be the amount of RAM which I cannot find any info on how much can be installed, and the small L2 cache. But I would not be surprised if the RAM could not be raised to 2GB as some of the netbooks are able to take.

Just as a matter of curiosity the SSD was it a normal one or one of those card like SSD's? as in my pic


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23 Sep 2014   #35
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Yes it was very similar to that. I think the Fizzbook is basically a netbook with a robust outer covering (which is quite nice). The one we have came with 2GB RAM factory fitted but they normally came with 1GB. Although the ssd was the card type one, it was sitting in a full 2.5" drive space. I just plugged the new drive into the same connector but I think there may have been a slot for some kind of adapter at the other end of the drive slot too. I think it was a standard inner case for the two different models - one model with a 32GB ssd like the one above, the other model with a 320GB hard drive, hence space for a standard hard drive/ssd. The best thing I did when it was new, was upgrade it to Home Premium - the Windows 7 Starter combined with the Intel software was very glitchy. I couldn't do a full clean install due to the software and drivers for the pen touch screen being a problem to get (I was told by an education site who had some of these netbooks), so tried an inplace upgrade to Home Premium via download, and it was like a different machine after that (ie much better).

Here it is if you are interested:

https://shop.qacomputing.co.uk/produ...Year-Warranty/

Unfortunately they don't make them any more.


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23 Sep 2014   #36
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes as soon as I saw the Fizz book site I guessed it was something along the lines of those military grade types - with kids I reckon it needs to be

Anyway if it were me I would have stuck a 120GB in and used this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 depending on whether it was new I would have just wiped it or formatted the new one but that is just me.
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25 Sep 2014   #37
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Yes I wanted to do a clean install but then the tablet and pen touch stuff wouldn't have worked. I number of IT people in schools have a forum and they were tearing their hair out trying to get things to work after a clean install and someone suggested an in place upgrade so I did that. Seems to be fine. Yes 250GB is overkill and wanted the drive for my laptop but rushed to get it fixed to save sobs!
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25 Sep 2014   #38
gregrocker

 

Hazel, we specialize in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which has had over a million users without a single complaint. We've never not been able to find a driver if that is required because Win7 doesn't provide it in the installer or via Windows Update.

As to the suspected elusive touch/pen driver look in Device Manager for the exact make/model of the device which provides this, post back this along with the driver's version and date, and we will find the software for that device for you so you can share it with others even if you decide not to Clean Reinstall.

Have you looked for the PC's Support Downloads webpage, to see what software and drivers are posted there?
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25 Sep 2014   #39
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Thanks Greg - support site has not been able to help others, but I did buy a recovering disc on - not sure if you could get all the drivers etc off that separately. But have paid for my downloaded Home Premium upgrade now so might as well just lump it!
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25 Sep 2014   #40
gregrocker

 

Is that an Anytime Upgrade or retail copy of Win7 Upgrade? Either one will unlock the higher version just by inserting the key into Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to. So you can run Factory Recovery to Basic and then unlock Home Premium that way.

If its retail you can also use the disk to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. When you boot the installer it will see an OS on the drive to allow upgrade key. For a new or wiped HD it requires doing the quick Option 3 workaround in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version.

Hope I haven't confused you. If youre happy with the install you have, then you can certainly stick with it. Having the backup image means you never have to reinstall or Factory Recover again.
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