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Windows 7: How to Never See a BSOD Again

05 Jun 2010   #1
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to Never See a BSOD Again

After I read this article, I figured I'd write my own guide.

1. Replace all your hardware weekly. Buy new RAM, hard drive, video card, CPU, and motherboard, and optical drives. Bad hardware is one of the biggest causes of BSODs, so it is important to make sure it is in good working order.

2. Do not install any third-party applications. Use only what comes with a retail copy of Windows, or is provided directly from Microsoft. Microsoft knows best how their OS works, and third-party developers may write code that causes BSODs.

3. If possible, remain disconnected from the internet. That way, your system has no chance of getting malware, which is another cause of BSODs.

4. If you must go online, be sure to use an anti-virus. Microsoft Security Essentials is the only one you should use, see #2. Use the built-in Windows Firewall, and stay away from everything else like the plague.

5. Do not connect any devices to the computer, other than monitors, keyboards, mice, etc. Use basic Microsoft peripherals, so that means no fancy gaming mice, etc that use third-party drivers. Thumb drives are okay, because they use generic drivers, but webcams are not.

6. Stay far away from registry cleaners, no matter how reputable they may seem.

7. Make sure your temperatures stay in control. Overheating system components will bring down a system.
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05 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Excellent, Jon. Worthy of saving in favorites.
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05 Jun 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That should work for a problem free system.
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05 Jun 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

8. Dont buy a computer
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05 Jun 2010   #5
kucing13

 

Does MAC and linux have BSOD too?
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05 Jun 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
Does MAC and linux have BSOD too?
If they do Jon's system will work on them, too.
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05 Jun 2010   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
After I read this article, I figured I'd write my own guide.

1. Replace all your hardware once a month. Buy new RAM, hard drive, video card, CPU, and motherboard, and optical drives. Bad hardware is one of the biggest causes of BSODs, so it is important to make sure it is in good working order.

2. Do not install any third-party applications. Use only what comes with a retail copy of Windows, or is provided directly from Microsoft. Microsoft knows best how their OS works, and third-party developers may write code that causes BSODs.

3. If possible, remain disconnected from the internet. That way, your system has no chance of getting malware, which is another cause of BSODs.

4. If you must go online, be sure to use an anti-virus. Microsoft Security Essentials is the only one you should use, see #2. Use the built-in Windows Firewall, and stay away from everything else like the plague.

5. Do not connect any devices to the computer, other than monitors, keyboards, mice, etc. Use basic Microsoft peripherals, so that means no fancy gaming mice, etc that use third-party drivers. Thumb drives are okay, because they use generic drivers, but webcams are not.

6. Stay far away from registry cleaners, no matter how reputable they may seem.

7. Make sure your temperatures stay in control. Overheating system components will bring down a system.
Last but not least stay at least 10 feet away from your computer at all times. You will never transfer your wisdom to the computer
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05 Jun 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
Does MAC and linux have BSOD too?
Unix, which powers Linux and Mac, has its equivalent, the Kernel Dump. The reason it's not as common is that driver and application issues are ruled out, because Macs use only Apple drivers and the like.
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05 Jun 2010   #9
kucing13

 

ok.thanks for clarifying john and Rich
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05 Jun 2010   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
Does MAC and linux have BSOD too?
Sad Mac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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