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Windows 7: Should I Do a Clean Install?

22 Apr 2015   #11
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Also, I don't think its what I want. I just want these issues straightened out.


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23 Apr 2015   #12
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Greg, I think it might be best to do a clean install.
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23 Apr 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

One bad thing about a clean install is these popups for win-10 will repeat unless you catch and hide the updates before they install,
So uninstalling the updates causing the issue is the easiest way to fix the issue.

But if you poked the pooch on the original install and the recovery partition is now corrupt possibly it's is time to get rid of all original partitions and do a clean ?

That means a lot of mother board bios and other machine updating utilities will be gone too,
A lot of crapware too but the mobo bios updater built in is important in case you need it later

How old is the machine anyway ?

I also agree the tutorial of Grego's explains in detail what to do :/
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23 Apr 2015   #14
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I got it in 2012 or 2011. I think it's fine now. I did a system restore.
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23 Apr 2015   #15
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

That tutorial shows how to take a screenshot. Please also use the same method to take a screenshot of the Win 10 popup message.

Attach them back with the paper clip in the reply box toolbar.
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23 Apr 2015   #16
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

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23 Apr 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

You deleted what appears to be your Recovery partition. You can absorb that into C using How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help. I would use the Partition Wizard CD.
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23 Apr 2015   #18
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I don't have the Partition Wizard CD.
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23 Apr 2015   #19
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

We might need to get TeamViewer out, Greg as I might mess it up.
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23 Apr 2015   #20
gregrocker

 

Teamviewer could only do it from the installed version, Jesse, and I would not resize C with any but the PW boot disk to be safest.

Still waiting to see this Windows 10 popup.

What other performance problems do you have with the install. Is it always instantaneous and never hangs as Win7 should be if it has a good install. If it's the same install that came with the PC did you Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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