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Windows 7: Should I Do a Clean Install?

26 Apr 2015   #91
gregrocker

 

It's fine. Now leave it alone and don't make any changes or use any tools not suggested in Clean Up Factory Bloatware and Clean Reinstall Windows 7 because only then can you be assured of maintaining best performance.


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26 Apr 2015   #92
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Okay. I will let alone!
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01 May 2015   #93
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Greg, you ought to be proud of me. I did a Clean Install. Thanks to Acer Backup Manager, it also let me backup my drivers to a disk. So, its finished. I did it a couple of days ago, and so far no problems except for an update that wouldn't install that was already installed.
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01 May 2015   #94
gregrocker

 

What is Acer Backup Manager and how did it work exactly? I don't recommend most backup managers because they can lose files. Did you get yours all replaced? How did you back up using only OneDrive?

Are you sure you didn't run Acer Factory Recovery instead of doing a Clean Reinstall following the steps in my tutorial?

Look at Control Panel>System. Is there an Acer logo, and what does it say at the bottom about Activation?
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01 May 2015   #95
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Acer Backup Manager just backs up all of the drivers to a disk. Yes, everything was recovered. I didn't use One Drive, just backed up all of my drivers to a disk so that I could recover them. Also, the Acer logo still pops up on boot. I am looking to see about the logo now.
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01 May 2015   #96
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

The Acer logo isn't on there, but it does say that Windows is activated. I used my Product Key.
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01 May 2015   #97
gregrocker

 

I would not have reimported the old install's drivers.

This is why the driver steps in Clean Reinstall are printed in red, so you can't miss them. Did you follow those steps, Jesse?

How is overall performance compared to previous install?
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01 May 2015   #98
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

It's doing fine. I followed the steps in the Clean Install tutorial.
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01 May 2015   #99
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
Also, the Acer logo still pops up on boot. I am looking to see about the logo now.
That's a normal bios flash screen so I've been told by Greg in the past
Black screen with the Acer logo and showing F12... ?
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01 May 2015   #100
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
Also, the Acer logo still pops up on boot. I am looking to see about the logo now.
That's a normal bios flash screen so I've been told by Greg in the past
Black screen with the Acer logo and showing F12... ?
No. It just has the normal Acer BIOS flash screen. Then, at the bottom it says to press F2 to boot into the BIOS. I have already tried F8 and that still works. So, to me it looks as if everything is checking out good with this install. The only problem that I noticed was an update for IE 11 that wants to install, but is already installed. I have a thread already posted and solved for that.
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