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Windows 7: Looking for tips and hints when doing Clean Install of Win 7 Ult

23 May 2015   #21
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Greg,
1) Manufacturers pay MS to certify their drivers - and I suspect that they also pay them to post them in WU.

2) Driver updates are more recent at the manufacturer's site, than at Windows Update - which only puts up WHCL driver anyhow, and which is still prone to hiccups in posting non-appropriate drivers.

3) I agree that there's little benefit to using drivers that are outdated, except that it's often the only choice, until the machine is internet-ready, at which time first stop should be the manufacturer's website for updates (but only after Windows Updates are installed, unless there are good reasons for driver updates earlier)


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23 May 2015   #22
gregrocker

 

Under WHQL MS paid manufacturers to build drivers so that they'd have them first to test and load into installer and Updates. I had a tour of the lab at 2011 MVP Global Summit where this was all explained and demonstrated.

The problems with drivers in Windows Update are as rare now as with more general Updates. They can be relied upon unless there are performance problems related to one which we see rarely to never.

If you'd worked in Installation forum every day since before beta then this perhaps would be more apparent, however I understand your expertise is elsewhere. When I need Updates assistance I always go to you first. Likewise when consumers need Installation expertise they come here to the exclusion of nearly all other forums.

We were having this debate five years ago, but since then we have one of the largest samples with 1.5+ million having used Clean Reinstall Windows 7 so that if the advice to wait to see what drivers Windows 7 wants is flawed we would have seen it but instead there's not a single case reported to date.

I remember when you said that doing a Clean Reinstall of Factory OEM was technically piracy, but it's now firmly established as the only way to experience native Win7 performance.
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23 May 2015   #23
ltrip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Greg, NoelDP...Please....I did not want to have you 2 arguing.
I sincerely appreciate the help and advise!!!!

To recap:
I have successfully done the clean install, and installed most of the HP drivers.
Everything SEEMS to be working ok.
I succeeded in running SFC, and it said there were some problems it could not repair.
The CBS log is very long and difficult to parse. Is there some way to search it and find the problems not repaired?
I have attached again the CBS log and, new, the update log.

I am happy to simply keep working until I run into a problem.

Thanks again!!!


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23 May 2015   #24
gregrocker

 

I have never seen corrupted System Files resulting from doing a Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

Did you change any other steps in tutorial besides importing all the HP drivers? Was there other HP Software installed that is advised to not reinstall in tutorial unless an actual function is missing? That software itself often results in corrupt System files, the reason many do the reinstall in the first place.
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