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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

22 May 2014   #30
gregrocker

 

A Repair Install is not going to help for that. With HP which has the worst load of corrupting bloatware of all brands, you want to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 as you've never even experienced Win7 performance on that PC until you do.

Be sure to read the Special Note for HP Owners at the end as your HP may have a Minimal Recovery option which is just as good.


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22 May 2014   #31
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
A Repair Install is not going to help for that. With HP which has the worst load of corrupting bloatware of all brands, you want to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 as you've never even experienced Win7 performance on that PC until you do.

Be sure to read the Special Note for HP Owners at the end as your HP may have a Minimal Recovery option which is just as good.
Thanks for the advice, but I am not willing to give up my 900 GB of programs and games for performance. When I first got my HP I uninstalled 95%+ of the programs it came with and also removed their entries in the registry. If I would have known about a clean install then I would of done it, but I won't do it now.
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22 May 2014   #32
gregrocker

 

Then I'd run through the Clean Up bloatware and Troubleshooting tutorials in my sig pic below to optimize and uncover problems to resolve.

If you'll report back results as you go we can customize solutions.

But even the best possible outcome will not be the best install possible which is our specialty here after helping millions do them without a single complaint.
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22 May 2014   #33
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then I'd run through the Clean Up bloatware and Troubleshooting tutorials in my sig pic below to optimize and uncover problems to resolve.

If you'll report back results as you go we can customize solutions.

But even the best possible outcome will not be the best install possible which is our specialty here after helping millions do them without a single complaint.

I just read through you tutorial, looks like some decent stuff. When I get back from work today il go through it. If I have any problems I will reply back here. Glad to see you recommend ccleaner, I love it and have been using it for years.

One question, why do you recommend Puran Defrag instead of the one built into windows? What advantages does it have?
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22 May 2014   #34
gregrocker

 

Boot time defrag gets system files that are running otherwise. But watch your System Restore points are not deleted as we are investigating this with all defraggers now.
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24 May 2014   #35
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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You are a hero. I had been trying for a day straight to boot into windows after replacing my motherboard with absolutely no luck. These instructions and program got me in within minutes and it was super easy. You saved my 900 gigabytes of games and programs from being wiped

I made this seven forums account just to thank you, if you want any feedback on how Paragon went for me just let me know.
It was just a few clicks (all default) isn't it?
Did you have to reactivate windows 7?

System Protection - Turn On or Off step 6. Any fake disks there? All "system protection" settings are what they were automatically? Otherwise.... configure the fake disks (protection OFF).
Checked system protection, everything looks fine. However, it might be like that because I used windows easy transfer to get my settings back.

Also, when I finished the upgrade installation I had to enter my product key which for some reason didn't work. I called Microsoft and they sorted it out in about 20 minutes.
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26 May 2014   #36
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot time defrag gets system files that are running otherwise. But watch your System Restore points are not deleted as we are investigating this with all defraggers now.
I checked before and after using Puran to Defrag, all my restore points disappeared after...
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26 May 2014   #37
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ocman76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot time defrag gets system files that are running otherwise. But watch your System Restore points are not deleted as we are investigating this with all defraggers now.
I checked before and after using Puran to Defrag, all my restore points disappeared after...
Can you test it again by setting some System Restore Points - Create and then running defrag, report your findings in Defragmenter programs can delete System Restore Points?

If you've already rebuilt your Restore points and would rather not, then I perfectly understand.
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27 May 2014   #38
Ocman76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ocman76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot time defrag gets system files that are running otherwise. But watch your System Restore points are not deleted as we are investigating this with all defraggers now.
I checked before and after using Puran to Defrag, all my restore points disappeared after...
Can you test it again by setting some System Restore Points - Create and then running defrag, report your findings in Defragmenter programs can delete System Restore Points?

If you've already rebuilt your Restore points and would rather not, then I perfectly understand.
I will post in that thread about it.
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22 Jun 2014   #39
Matthew425

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I seem to be a bit stuck on the final steps.

First off, after running the paragon os and doing all the steps what do I do after that? Do I backup. The image and then it will be compatible?

Also I do not understand these steps:

Uninstall Device and Device Driver for devices no longer attached to system. Uninstall associated software as well.
Install all of your device drivers, then Windows Updates.
Refresh your Windows Experience Index (WEI) score.
When done, all you will need to do is to activate Windows 7.


Also, there is nothing that mentions what to do on the computer you want to restore to.



Please help me because I am very confused
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