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Windows 7: What happens to old disc licence after new install?

13 Mar 2016   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Win 7 Windows Updates takes along time for many people now, especially after a clean install.
You might need to let it run overnight to see if it will download and install all the updates.


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13 Mar 2016   #12
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Would it be the Nvidia graphics driver for the display? I guess so. So do I need to uninstall the VGA driver first?

Thanks - yes my last clean install on another machine took ages to do all the updates, so leaving it running overnight sounds like a good idea.
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13 Mar 2016   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yes the Nvidia graphics driver is for the display.
It's probably using the default Windows VGA driver now, and i wouldn't uninstall that.

You can wait to see if WU installs the Nvidia driver.
If you manually install the driver now, you might need to re-boot, and that might interrupt the currently running WU process.
I don't think that would cause problems, but i wouldn't want to use the PC without the security patches installed, so i would wait.
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13 Mar 2016   #14
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Ok thanks!
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13 Mar 2016   #15
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Only real issue so far is the laptop is getting so hot it keeps shutting down. It was doing this when I put the cloned drive in as well so must be something to do with putting the new drive in I guess. It's nothing flash - just a Seagate 500GB 5400rpm drive. The original drive was a 320GB 5400rpm drive. I think this one has a 16mb cache instead of 8mb but apart from that it's just a bigger drive.

Am I missing some firmware re overheating or something? Or is this laptop just a pig that won't accept any drive except the one it came with!

As I can't do any more Windows updates without the laptop shutting down part way when it gets too hot, I tried installing the Nvidia graphics driver (copied it from my sd card onto the desktop so it should be safe) and the three Sony utilities for function buttons (Shared Library, Vaio Event Service and Setting Utility Service) in case that made a difference, but none of them did. Also checked that Windows had installed the SPEF driver, which it had.

So might have to give up on this install if the laptop keeps overheating and shutting down.

Started a new thread on the overheating issue.
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13 Mar 2016   #16
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

My (bought used) Tosh 505 laptop hdd died, I had to buy disks (for same) & reinstall 7 to brand new hdd. I used one of those 'key' readers, # was different than key # on bottom of machine. fwiw, , , ,

-corne-
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13 Mar 2016   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, the key you found is the mass factory activation key, they are not going to put a different key on every pc they build. The key on the COA is for the end user to reinstall windows when they decide to.

There was no reason for you to buy any discs, you already owned the license to use windows, all you had to do was download the iso file of your version of windows and burn to dvd.

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14 Mar 2016   #18
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

And this download would have everything needed (drivers etc) for specifically a Toshiba 505 laptop?? I paid $29.95 to toshiba, , , not too bad, I guess.
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14 Mar 2016   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows contains 99% of your needed drivers, but it does not include every driver any pc might need, that would be impossible. If you are happy with your purchase, that`s great.

You were smart and did what you needed to do to get the job done Excellent work !!
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