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Windows 7: defragmenting via cmd produces an error: some reigstry entries were mi

16 Sep 2012   #11
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Are you using XP? That is the XP method. Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows 7 is the version this website is dedicated to) require control panel to do all updates, and the microsoft website only offers single downloads of updates.

If you are using XP (which it sounds like), you will find such a link in the start menu. All of my help has been based on the assumption you've been using 7.

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The reason I recommended a clean install is because it sounds like you just did a reinstall and had trouble with it. If you prefer to see if there is a solution to your problem rather than uninstalling, we can try (if you didn't want to reinstall for whatever reason).

I do recommend a reinstall, however. The choice is yours to make. If you want to reinstall, see this tutorial: Clean Install Windows 7
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In windows xp, there is no control panel method of updating because it is, as you say, done online. If you are installing XP, then that tutorial above will look different, but it has the same idea.


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16 Sep 2012   #12
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Yes, but of course I'm using Windows 7 and since I can read :-) i am aware this is a windows 7 forum :-) you made me laugh buddy, thanks. I was having one of those days and you put a smile back on my face. And as I had written yes, I will reinstall Windows (in a week or so).
BTW, if I may, re: your link for a clean install, isn't that method, as you show, the normal way of reinstalling window? I thought by clean install it meant wiping the drive completely 1st, and it was this complete wipe, which doesn't exist on your link, which I was referring to. I have read at various places, this forum included I think, that a complete wipe of the drive is an even better choice if one wants to reinstall windows properly. Do you not agree?
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16 Sep 2012   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Pintree3 take a read through this and see if that is what you are looking for.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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16 Sep 2012   #14
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Yes and no. That is to say though that may be what I was referring to it is not doable since to do it you are in windows using the command prompt sitting on top of it. Since the partition we are referring is this exact partition, where the OS is sitting on how can it erase itself? So what I was referring to would suggest that one wipes/erases the partition while in the installation mode. There is at the very beginning a choice to format the drive. I thought that this choice of formatting wasn't complete enough--that it didn't completely wipe the disk--hence instead of formatting do a wiping instead. I would assume, and he I may be showing my ignorance, that perhaps a way of doing so is to reboot in safe mode with command prompt only. And then do the wipe here. My thinking though is, that even at this point I would be sitting in the C: drive so how can I tell it to 'kill' itself?
My thinking in answering this question is, How does one know (How does the Windows OS DVD know) that Win7 needs to install itself on a brand new, just assembled computer. Obviously at this point nothing has ever existed on it. My assumption is that to do a clean wipe is to set up the PC exactly as it was b4 any OS was installed. And it is this that I was referring to. Of course being ignorant, perhaps this is way too much trouble for nothing. Is it? Is a format enough after all? But if so, why is a clean wipe so encouraged?
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16 Sep 2012   #15
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Glad I made you laugh, though not intended. It is strange how you are being sent online. to install updates, type, Check for updates into your start menu search bar. That will link you to the control panel updater, though not officially called that. You can then check for updates.

Aside from that, the BIOS (stored in the motherboard) is how the computer is able to set up an empty hard drive and install windows to it. The BIOS does all the pre-OS stuff that Windows doesn't. It is the screen you see first.

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You cannot use the clean or clean all diskpart commands on a boot disk (ex: disk Windows 7 is installed on) unless you do it from a command prompt at boot.
^ If you had windows installed, you can click that link to boot to the command prompt at boot.

Or you can follow this tutorial to get fresh before the install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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16 Sep 2012   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Pintree 3 some how all the methods we use here don't seam to meet your needs or standards. I must assume that the tens of thousands of people that have used them before you with complete success were just lucky. I hope your luck gets better.
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16 Sep 2012   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

pintree,

So what is the status now?

I read thru the thread, and I'm not sure where you want to go and what you want to do.
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