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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

02 May 2013   #180
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Thank you very much indeed for continuing replying.


Could you please take some of your precious time out to reply my final questions?

First::

Even if I had known the hardware and installed software by Belarc, there would have been two problems:
One is that Belarc will not let me save a list of all of my hardware and installed software in order for I get back to explore to see them if I need.

The other is what I can do with knowing these hardware and installed software as long as I have all my drivers and applications on a DVD, which I created from copying a folder called 'Setup' inside C.


Second::
When I deleted all partitions and then let installer created and formated my installation partition for me. When installer finished installing Windows, I found that there are two partitions 'System reserved' and 'the another one'
However, when I created two partitions with Mini tool partition wizard, then I did the clean install, I found that the 'system reserved' wasn't created.

As a result, I concluded that whenever installer of windows created the installation partition, it automatically would create 'system reserved' along with the another one.
In other words, whatever you did, you would get a system reserved' partition created along with the other one as long as you created the partitions via windows installer.

Finally:
In regarding to Windows activation, I would kindly like you to confirm these things for me:

While installing a clean install, I was asked to type in the product key, and whether I want to automatic activation. I have typed in my product key and also checked 'automatic activate online'. So when I finishied the clean install, I saw that I have 3 day until automatic activation.
So my question is: if I hadn't activated windows until 3 days have been finished, what would it have been happened?

Second: After I clicked on Activate Windows now, I was asked weather I want to active with an Automatic phone, buy another product key, or by Typing in another product key. I chose by product key.
So My question is why was I asked to enter the product key again as long as I typed it in during the clean install and also checked 'automatic activation?





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03 May 2013   #181
notis

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, *W7 Prem. x64
 
 

Hi Thebeholder
Before Gregrocker or other technician comes to help you, I could give you some informations.
But please you have to trust only them because I'm newbie too, also my english are very bad and they can bring misunderstanding.
First.
Belarc is just for informations. All the hardwares-softwares-programs-keys-drivers( and versions)-updates(you have or need), which are in your system.
So it is like a guide for you that you know after a clean install for what you have to search ...if you need it etc.
It doesn't give installers. But even so, it is very handy to have all that informations in one place (the keys also!)
What is this "setup" folder? Who told you that contains everything you need?
The DVD with drivers and prog. yes is usefull, but you have to check if there are newer versions (which often are solving bugs),
and for the softwares you have to check if there are bloatwares- crapwares from factory which maybe you don't need! (they'll use your resources
like cpu, ram etc without a reason...making your system slower...)
Second.
System reserved partition the installer creates only if you don't have any partition when you install Windows.
eg.When all your disk is an unallocated room.
If already you have partitions then the installer moves all the relative files in C: .
I suppose because it doesn't know what the rest partitions are (eg. maybe different operating systems etc), so it makes installation "independent".
Finally
..Why don't you read the tutorials before you act? Everything is explained in details from the "experts" in this forum!
Before you are connected to the Web...."nobody" knows if you wrote or not the key....(I suppose again..just logic..)
If you was reading the tutorials from before....you'd know that everybody suggest to DON'T check "when I'm on line..." because then you have only 3 days..
When you don't check you have trial period 30 days and with some tricks 90! Enough time to see if Windows runs smoothly
and if you are satisfied then you can continue with activation.
....and of course you have to use the coa key which is under your laptop or in bataries room. Find it and write it before 3 days expires...
Unfortunately I cannot help you more because I don't know when the 3 days expire..what is going on....(maybe to install again Windows?)
.......but like I saw you have activated succesfully......So be happy if it is so...

That's all I could tell you until an expert comes to help you...
...Good luck!
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03 May 2013   #182
gregrocker

 

You can print out Belarc and any other web page using File>Print. If you want a digital copy then choose to print using MS XPS Document Writer and save to your backup.

System Reserved is created when you partition using the booted installer.

You must have typed in an incorrect character for the Product Key the first time. Otherwise it wouldn't have asked you to supply another.
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04 May 2013   #183
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Quote:
You must have typed in an incorrect character for the Product Key the first time. Otherwise it wouldn't have asked you to supply another
Thank you very much,
I didn't supply another key. However I have been asked again to enter the porduct key when I clicked on 'Ativate now' link. After clicked on 'activate now' I was asked to choose the way of activation. There were three 'Automatic phone, buy another key, and enter product key. So I chose the third one 'enter product key'. Then I entered the same one I have entered while installing a clean install.
My question is I shouldn't have been asked again as long as I entered the key while installing and clicked 'Automatic activation online'


Quote:
Why don't you read the tutorials before you act? Everything is explained in details from the "experts" in this forum!
Before you are connected to the Web...."nobody" knows if you wrote or not the key....(I suppose again..just logic..)
If you was reading the tutorials from before....you'd know that everybody suggest to DON'T check "when I'm on line..." because then you have only 3 days..
When you don't check you have trial period 30 days and with some tricks 90! Enough time to see if Windows runs smoothly
and if you are satisfied then you can continue with activation.
....and of course you have to use the coa key which is under your laptop or in bataries room. Find it and write it before 3 days expires...
Unfortunately I cannot help you more because I don't know when the 3 days expire..what is going on....(maybe to install again Windows?)
.......but like I saw you have activated succesfully......So be happy if it is so...
I think I have read the tutorials very well. However, I seemed fairly lazy to let the three days pass without activating Windows and see what will happen. Because I was afriad that I would be required to install again. So I would only know what it would be going on if I hadn't activated until three days were passed.

And the most strange thing is before I activated Windows I created a restore point. Then I have activated the windows. After that, I have restored my system to the restored point created before Windows was activated. But I was quite sureprsied that windows is still activated.
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04 May 2013   #184
gregrocker

 

There's no need to sweat activation if you have a readable Product Key on COA sticker as we've never had someone refused activation who inputted the correct key for the licensed version.

90% of the time an incorrect character is the cause of rejecting key at any stage.

So there's no real mystery why. An "8" looks so much like a "B" it happens to me about every third time.
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04 May 2013   #185
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Thank you so much.
I didn't intend to refused the activation when I tried restored a point created before activation. However, I restored for some other error I faced. But I was quite surprised that I restored Windows, it remained activated, although all programs and drivers have been remove.

Quote:
● I also recommend running Puran free boot-time defragger + Full Disk Check (after checking Intelligent Optimizer on Additional Operations tab) for state-of-the-art defrag which includes System files.
So my question is how to do 'full disk check', there is no option in Puran.
Can I do this:
Open up Computer and then right-click on the drive I want to check, and choose Properties, or just click the drive, and then click the Properties button.
Then I select the Tools tab, and click the “Check Now” button.

Or there are other ways much better?
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04 May 2013   #186
gregrocker

 

If Full Disk Check doesn't show up here, then choose just the Disk Check w/Defrag:

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08 May 2013   #187
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Thanks a lot, It is shown.

I would like to ask you if it is recommend to let all of these icons in the system tray be unloaded in startup via msconfig, aside from NIS and MAM highlighted in this screenshot



In addition, I have other external hard drives on which all my important data is saved as a achieve. I really fairly consistently delete and copy data(Setup files, pictures, and images of Macrium to these hard drives). So if I had done a Puran free boot-time defragger + Full Disk Check for them, it would have been useful because sometimes I see that the drive goes frozen and not be responded quickly when I clicked on the folders inside it.
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08 May 2013   #188
gregrocker

 

That seems like a lot of Tray icons. I never like to see much more than Skydrive and AV at all times in mine. Have you unchecked everything else in msconfig>Startup and >Services after Hiding all MS Services? Try that to see if there's something you really need not starting.

If one of them is a wireless manager (looks like it) I would disable and later uninstall it after defaulting to WIn7's superior wireless.
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09 May 2013   #189
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Thank you very much, when I unchecked them in the msconfig, they became unloaded in startup.


I know what is being written below seems out-off topic. However, could you possibly tell me if I had proceed with a Puran free boot-time defragger + Full Disk Check for them, it woudn't have been worse?

I have other external hard drives on which all my important data is saved as a achieve. I really fairly consistently delete and copy data(Setup files, pictures, and images of Macrium to these hard drives). So if I had done a Puran free boot-time defragger + Full Disk Check for them, it would have been useful because sometimes I see that the drive goes frozen and not be responded quickly when I clicked on the folders inside it.
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