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Windows 7: Did a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit - problems with everything

06 Dec 2014   #21
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you haven`t fully updated windows yet, then you are going to get errors trying to install the nvidia driver, (it needs .netframework) run all rounds of windows update until there are no more.

If all that`s been done, and you still have video issues, try the driver right before 344.75

NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Advanced Search

And..... you DO NOT have the cpu graphics enabled in the bios do you ?


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06 Dec 2014   #22
Mahavira

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well that took longer than it should have...the comedy of errors continues. The nvidia tool requires java, I installed java, the nvidia tool said I didn't have Java, oracle said I did. In any case, after considerable frustration the correct updated driver is in. As mentioned, something causes the driver installer to crash frequently when making the attempt (nvidia says either a corrupt download or some other software causing problems). Websites are still not displaying properly (layout etc.) and I am still getting some display errors from them. Whether this is because one or more elements of the driver did not in fact install properly or whether there is a hardware issue, an IE issue, or something else I don't know.

IE 11 has been in since the first wave of updates, for what that's worth, thouhg as mentioned in post 10 a couple of IE related updates failed to install.

EDIT: Addram posted while I was writing this: Windows is fully updated, including .net, except for a few updates that failed (and they don't appear related to .net).

EDIT 2: Had a look at the bios and it doesn't look like CPU graphics are enabled
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06 Dec 2014   #23
ICIT2LOL

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

Look for what it is worth I just bought a new Asus laptop with Windows 8 installed and to cut a really long story short the model has a NVidia GTX 860M and to download it's driver I had to get Java where I normally would steer clear of it. However installing the required Java and also the NVidia driver did not get the GTX working and it turns out that the BIOS required updating before the NVidia or any other drivers could be installed for Windows 7

Now I am not suggesting for one moment you should do anything with the BIOS but it is worth keeping in mind. I say this because it occurred to me the machine -an Asus ROG G750JM had been made with Windows 8 to be used and to use Windows 7 like I wanted I had the choice of updating the BIOS or return the unit to the seller for them to do it as they did offer to sell it with Windows 7 but I mistakenly assumed it would be an easy thing to install an SSD and 7.

As I said I only mention this because it related to some degree the problem I had with the new machine.
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06 Dec 2014   #24
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

John, this is a custom build, desktop with a 750 Ti

And new MB.
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06 Dec 2014   #25
Mahavira

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

As a point of interest, I have now attempted to download and install panda cloud antivirus from two separate sources (the main site and a separate download site). In both cases during installation the installer said that files were corrupt (but the program continued trying to install) and hung prior to completion. If it was just one source I'd assume it was just a failed download, but I am beginning to seriously think that the ethernet card in the MB itself is (part of) the problem.

In any case, I've been fighting with this upgrade for nearly two weeks now (a week and change before I started posting), and have spent the equivalent of a second job's worth of time on it. I give up. I'm taking the blasted thing to the store to have their tech support people look at it (and/or replace the hardware as the store's policy is fairly generous when it comes to replacing parts). I appreciate the effort people have put in to help, particularly given that nobody is getting paid for it, but I can't keep doing this.

A hearty thank you to those that tried to help. In circumstances like this should I mark the issue resolved so people at least know not to bother with it any more?
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07 Dec 2014   #26
gregrocker

 

Was there a choice to enable an onboard Display chip in BIOS? If so I would try it, disabling the card if possible to see if you can isolate the card as the problem.

Did you try installing Microsoft Security Essentials?

Do you have a wireless network adapter to plug into a USB port, disable Ethernet adapter in Network and Sharing Center, then try these operations to isolate the ethernet adapter as causing the installer problems?

What was the exact source of the Ultimate disk? Where was it obtained and how was it burned?

You might be able to discover the problem working through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 as you find the time.
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07 Dec 2014   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I also thought his Ultimate disc could be shoddy, but since he said it was a retail disc in post #3, I thought it was a non issue.
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07 Dec 2014   #28
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
John, this is a custom build, desktop with a 750 Ti

And new MB.
Yep I know mate I thought it a little like the problem I was having as I have never had to have Java for NVidia drivers before
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07 Dec 2014   #29
Mahavira

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Was there a choice to enable an onboard Display chip in BIOS? If so I would try it, disabling the card if possible to see if you can isolate the card as the problem.

Did you try installing Microsoft Security Essentials?

Do you have a wireless network adapter to plug into a USB port, disable Ethernet adapter in Network and Sharing Center, then try these operations to isolate the ethernet adapter as causing the installer problems?

What was the exact source of the Ultimate disk? Where was it obtained and how was it burned?

You might be able to discover the problem working through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 as you find the time.
My original ultimate disk was a full retail copy, however I also burned an image from a site that was referenced earlier (post 4) - I downloaded the image onto a usb drive and used nero on a friend's computer to burn it to a dvd.

The bios does not contain an option to enable an onboard display chip.

I don't have a wireless adapter, unfortunately, making that test impossible to perform at this time.

I did not try downloading microsoft security essentials as I thought it unlikely that two separate sites would contain corrupt versions of panda cloud antivirus and that either it was downloading wrong or windows was reading it wrong.


A bit of clarification on an earlier point - I didn't need java to install the driver, I needed java to run the scan on the nvidia website.

Again, thank you for the help, but it's going to the shop today.
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07 Dec 2014   #30
gregrocker

 

Let us know what they find to help others. Good luck.
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