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Windows 7: Should I Do a Clean Install?

23 Apr 2015   #21
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I fixed the Windows 10 popup by resetting the notifications center, so it's been fixed. Also, it seems to not be hanging up right now. It does at startup a little, but it eventually straightens up. Also, yes it's the same install that came with PC. Only thing I did was restore or reset the OS once using Acer eRecovery Management because of a malfunction.


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23 Apr 2015   #22
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Also, yes I cleaned up factory bloatware. I got rid of what I didn't want to use.
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23 Apr 2015   #23
gregrocker

 

But did you follow all the other steps in that tutorial which assure that the damage done by bloatware is corrected as best it can be, you're running a Clean Boot with a free lightweight AV instead of a bloated one that comes with the PC, and other optimizations that bring the install as close as possible to the Win7 standard which is always instantaneous and never hangs?
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23 Apr 2015   #24
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
But did you follow all the other steps in that tutorial which assure that the damage done by bloatware is corrected as best it can be, you're running a Clean Boot with a free lightweight AV instead of a bloated one that comes with the PC, and other optimizations that bring the install as close as possible to the Win7 standard which is always instantaneous and never hangs?
I'm not sure about the bloat ware, and no I didn't read all of the steps in the tutorial. Also, I am running Norton Internet Security Online. My ISP provides it.
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23 Apr 2015   #25
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Greg, so what should I do?
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23 Apr 2015   #26
gregrocker

 

I do not recommend Norton as it is bloatware which often causes problems we see here remedied by uninstalling it and replacing with a recommended AV.

You should read the steps carefully in both Clean Up Factory Bloatware and Clean Reinstall Windows 7 to decide which you want to do.

You said you cleaned up the bloatware but then said you hadn't read the steps. So I would start there. If you have any trouble understanding the steps just ask back. It may seem too technical so you only need to ask.

I'm really busy here today but may have some time before I travel to connect and look over your install. However you should still read, question and then understand fully what's involved in those procedures since you are interested in them.
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23 Apr 2015   #27
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Okay. Thanks, Greg.
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23 Apr 2015   #28
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

But, I need to know how to put my recovery partition back on.
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23 Apr 2015   #29
gregrocker

 

If you don't have a backup image of your whole disk, then you'd need to have the Recovery disks which you should make when you first get the PC.

If you don't have those then you can order Recovery disks which recover the entire hard drive including Recovery Partition back to factory condition. How to convert Windows 7 on MBR/BIOS to GPT/UEFI | MPS Partners

But this factory install is an inferior install to the Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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23 Apr 2015   #30
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Okay. I plan on ordering new recovery disks next month. They are $19.99.
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