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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall of Asus U45JC-A1 Laptop

07 Nov 2014   #1
paulyjames

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Clean Reinstall of Asus U45JC-A1 Laptop

Im going to do the same with my asus laptop.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download U45JC


I assume here i just download the wireless drivers? The dell xps 8100 you told me to onlly download the wired driver and wireless wasn't necessary. Do i have to download all 6 of these wireless drivers? Or is it only the first one?


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07 Nov 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

Yes, click User CP at top of page you're on, then Edit Options on left hand toolbar, then select a higher number of posts per page in the dropdown menu toward the bottom.

You may need to extract the files first by rightclicking to Extract, otherwise rightclick to Run as Admin.

It says clearly in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to look in Device Manager for which brand wireless Network Adapter you have so you know which one to backup. You are going to need to slow down and read these steps to understand them first, Pauly, not just skate past them.
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07 Nov 2014   #3
paulyjames

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atheros ar815131 driver pci-e gigabyte ethernet controller
atheros ar9285 wireless network adapter
microsoft virtual wifi minport adapter
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07 Nov 2014   #4
paulyjames

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That means just the 2nd link one then right? Not sure what is the last one though it says wifi.
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07 Nov 2014   #5
paulyjames

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Why is it when i tried to detect it in asus website none of the drives show any of these?
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07 Nov 2014   #6
paulyjames

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Okay doing this on the asus laptop is very different.

After pressing setup in the usb, it ask if i want to go online to get the updates or not. I choose yes.

Then it ask me which hard drive i want to install windows

Disk 0 partition 1: os (c) 232.9 gb totall size 115.gb free space

I dont see an option to delete this like i did with the dell xps 8100...

All i see is refresh, load driver or next....
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07 Nov 2014   #7
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Clean Reinstall of Asus U45JC-A1 Laptop

Going to create another thread on this as the other thread has lot of pages and its about the dell xps 8100 and this laptop asus one seems to be lot different in doing clean reinstall.


Have asus u45jc-a1 laptop. I recently did a clean reinstall of windows 7 on my dell xps 8100 using these steps

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7



I was told even though i have the dell cd for my xps 8100 and the asus reinstallation cd, dont use it as it has bloatware which is what i dont want.


When i followed insstructions for asus laptop,


Doing this on the asus laptop is very different.

After pressing setup in the usb, it ask if i want to go online to get the updates or not. I choose yes.

Then it ask me which hard drive i want to install windows

Disk 0 partition 1: os (c) 232.9 gb totall size 115.gb free space

I dont see an option to delete this like i did with the dell xps 8100...

All i see is refresh, load driver or next....


Rigth now im on the screen and not sure wha im suppose to do. Im sure i cant click next b/c if i do... then i wont be deleting the old windows files right? Also i went to disk management and see if i could right click and delete the partition drive but it doesnt allow that option.
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07 Nov 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

It is obviously the Atheros wireless adapter which you need to download from the Asus Downloads webpage for your exact model.

Once again you are not following the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 or you would have booted the installer. It is not booted or you wouldn't have the Updates choice.

To boot the stick tap F8 immediately after you see the Asus logo on black screen. This should open a boot menu for you to find the stick under USB, REmovable or HD's. Select it by pressing Enter.
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07 Nov 2014   #9
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay sorry about that. I did not recall thats how you boot it.


Okay so i deleted that partition. Then i saw 232.9gb total and free. I then just clicked next... the only other option was new. Then it said there was an error.


Now im at the page where do you want to install windows


disk 0 partition 1: system reserved 100mb total size 86mb free space system
disk 0 partition 2 232.8gb total size 232.gb free space primary


Am i suppose to format disk 0 partition 1?

Or just click next now? I assume the error i had earlier was because i only had one partition showing?

Also why is the total size and free space not the same for each partition? I know for the dell xps 8100 it is...
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07 Nov 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

This is why its important to follow the steps. Use them as a checklist. That way you know you don't forget anything or get distracted.

Did you back up your files following the steps in the tutorial? If you follow those steps then nothing will be left behind. If you have proceeded without backing up files then you need to stop and ask for special help now to undelete C to rescue files.

When you get to that screen you are to delete all partitions so that only Unallocated Space is shown. Then just click Next unless you have a specfiic partition scheme.

Pauly, I am disappointed if you are not following the tutorial. Are these other people's computers you are reinstalling because you are acting recklessly if you don't follow the steps, which is what caused all the problems previously.
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