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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

22 Oct 2014   #400
gregrocker

 

Work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

Post back the point of failure and exact error text.

I/O error sounds like a HD problem but you haven't given enough information yet to say for sure.


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01 Nov 2014   #401
NoelDP

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

Greg - there's NO mention of adding an AV anywhere? Surely installing one should come as a high priority?
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01 Nov 2014   #402
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Greg - there's NO mention of adding an AV anywhere? Surely installing one should come as a high priority?
Have a look at the bottom of step 7 Noel, there's mentions of it there.
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01 Nov 2014   #403
NoelDP

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True - I missed that (and I suspect that most readers will as well)
AV should be the FIRST thing installed after Windows - I prefer to do it even before (or while) doing the updates, to ensure that it gets a chance to bed in properly before the computer has to face anything external. you can download the installer stub for MSE and put it on a USB stick for installation immediately after Windows Install has finished and update it then without having to go on the internet via a browser.
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01 Nov 2014   #404
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes I know and we could go on adding stuff to be done but one I always do is a registry backup and repair disk straight after installing as well. But that is me being a tad OCD
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01 Nov 2014   #405
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have a basic way of doing things. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

1. Clean Install Windows 7.
Note: I usually activate at this time but it can be done later. Last time I installed W-7 it would not update to I.E. 11 until I activated.
2. Install Updates for Windows 7
3. Install MSE and update
4. Install Malwarebytes and update
5. Check Device Manager for any other drivers that may be needed. Seldom find one that is needed.
6. Run Disk Clean Extended
7. If it's a hard drive Defrag. Do not defrag a SSD.
8. If one desires a back up do it now.
9. Then add to your system your other desired programs 1 at a time and test.
10. After doing all the downloading of desired programs do many scans with security programs and if everything is clean do another backup.

Okay I'm wearing my cup so if need be kick me so I can correct my method.
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01 Nov 2014   #406
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Am not being picky Jack but point 7 maybe it should read
If hard drive is NOT a SSD then defrag.

the rest is fine by me
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01 Nov 2014   #407
NoelDP

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Looks OK to me, Jack
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01 Nov 2014   #408
gregrocker

 

Thanks, Noel. I created a new Step for Getting online to run all Windows Updates and moved AV install step to the first thing after getting online.

Any other suggestions?
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02 Nov 2014   #409
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Still reckon mention should be made differentiating SSD's and the spinning platter tech stuff but that is just me.
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