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Windows 7: I hate windows 7

24 Aug 2010   #31
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

I think it's obvious that there is something corrupted in this installation. Trying to fix it only prolongs the agony and frustration. I think the OP should wipe, format and reinstall Win 7, then install any missing drivers, followed by Firefox. At that point, he should STOP and evaluate the performance of the system before continuing to install ANY additional software.


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24 Aug 2010   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I think it's obvious that there is something corrupted in this installation. Trying to fix it only prolongs the agony and frustration. I think the OP should wipe, format and reinstall Win 7, then install any missing drivers, followed by Firefox. At that point, he should STOP and evaluate the performance of the system before continuing to install ANY additional software.
+1, I would vote for that too.
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24 Aug 2010   #33
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I think it's obvious that there is something corrupted in this installation. Trying to fix it only prolongs the agony and frustration. I think the OP should wipe, format and reinstall Win 7, then install any missing drivers, followed by Firefox. At that point, he should STOP and evaluate the performance of the system before continuing to install ANY additional software.
+2 good call MacGyvr
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24 Aug 2010   #34
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I think it's obvious that there is something corrupted in this installation. Trying to fix it only prolongs the agony and frustration. I think the OP should wipe, format and reinstall Win 7, then install any missing drivers, followed by Firefox. At that point, he should STOP and evaluate the performance of the system before continuing to install ANY additional software.
Make that a +3. Spot on advice.
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24 Aug 2010   #35
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A big + 4 here. Then I would make a restore point and update Windows which will make another restore point. If every thing goes well you have a point to return to if needed as you continue.
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24 Aug 2010   #36
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

+5. A clean install will fix 1) any problems with corrupted system files, 2) remove any viruses, and 3) fix any current problems with poorly installed software.

Since it was never answered, what AV do you use?

These tutorials will help make sure what you do is a clean install, will the least likely hood of problems.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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24 Aug 2010   #37
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Before I tried a full re-install I would check that my video drivers are up to date.
I had an issue with it freezing like you when I first ran Win7. Turned out my video drivers were not current and the card was lacking, so I upgraded.
Might be worth a try.

Also which version of Win7 are you running.. there are differences!
and which version of FF. The original 3.5* had a memory leak that would cause it to hang the system up after a while (on my PC anyway), so I moved to Chrome and have not looked back.
Still use FF (3.6.8 currently) at work, but not at home.
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24 Aug 2010   #38
ihatewin7

Windows Home 64 bit
 
 

Wow, you guys are awesome. Thank you all. I will have a go at your suggestions tonight and let you know what it is. I think firefox is probably the bandit in this picture. But hey it could be anything. I still don't have 100% faith that I can work with WIN7 in the same manner as I work with XP. This may change with the forthcoming service pack.
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24 Aug 2010   #39
ihatewin7

Windows Home 64 bit
 
 

oh i use Sophos AV. We get it free from work.
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24 Aug 2010   #40
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ihatewin7 View Post
oh i use Sophos AV. We get it free from work.
Suggest you use MSE. It is also free and better suited for Win. Plus it is better all together.
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