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Windows 7: I hate windows 7

02 Sep 2010   #71
gregrocker

 

As you forgot the tutorial I posted to wipe the HD before reinstall, here are the rest of the steps which can give you a perfect install if you want one:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Wiping your HD is an important first step as it will overwrite any infected or conflicting code. Use tutorial linked: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91339-ssd-hdd-optimize-windows-reinstallation.html

The installer is mostly driver-complete with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your computer or device model. I would not change any drivers given by installer/updates unless performance dictates, then start with display, chipset.

I install programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. I don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup except AV (lightweight free MS Security Essentials or Avast 5) and gadgets - any others freeload on CPU/RAM and can spy on you.

When it is finished, clean and order your HD perfectly with state-of-the-art CCleaner and Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly.

If performance probs persist, google text and ID# of repeat errors in Event Viewer>Admin View to learn how others solved them. Click through WEI score at Computer>Properties to resolve any cued issues on Advanced Tools page, work through errors in the Performance log found there, and Generate A System Health Report. Monitor processes working at idle closely.
Enjoy Windows 7!


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02 Sep 2010   #72
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I'm pleased to hear your issue is resolved, does this mean you will be wanting to change your name!
how about- iusedtohatewindows7
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02 Sep 2010   #73
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Nice to see you running windows 7 happily now. On a side note, youve been able to format within the windows installer since at least xp (not sure about 2000 but possibly).

So I take it you originally did an upgrade install from XP? I dont really recommend that path as it can cause all sorts of issues.

After installing windows I usually install Recuva (file undelete) and ccleaner (crap cleaner) from piriform.com. If you do run ccleaner, make sure you go through its options and dont just run it blindly. And dont touch its registry "fixer" for now (even though I use it). By default the program will remove browser history, so go through the options and check to see if you want to keep such items.
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02 Sep 2010   #74
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ihatewin7 View Post
Ok so i did reinstall windows. Ditched Firefox and started using Chrome. Much much better. I also ditched Sophos upon recommendations here and started using MSE. So far no freezes. Oh and something new, i forgot completely how to reformat my drive in DOS so I threw in the WIN7 disk to see what happens. And it reinstalls and saves all your old files to a folder called Windows Old. Um wow. So although I backed everything up it wasn't necessary this time round. So happily just dragging the files that I wanted to keep to the new libraries. So that was a win.
I know I've said it before but thank you again.
glad hear you happy and your OS run well. so you must change your nick become lovewin7
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02 Sep 2010   #75
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Nice to see you running windows 7 happily now. On a side note, youve been able to format within the windows installer since at least xp (not sure about 2000 but possibly).

So I take it you originally did an upgrade install from XP? I dont really recommend that path as it can cause all sorts of issues.

After installing windows I usually install Recuva (file undelete) and ccleaner (crap cleaner) from piriform.com. If you do run ccleaner, make sure you go through its options and dont just run it blindly. And dont touch its registry "fixer" for now (even though I use it). By default the program will remove browser history, so go through the options and check to see if you want to keep such items.
Nick,
Just FYI - All of the NT based Operating systems from Microsoft have provided the ability to format during install - even the text based installers from NT 3.5 and NT4
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02 Sep 2010   #76
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ah thanks for the reminder, so long ago....
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02 Sep 2010   #77
ihatewin7

Windows Home 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
I'm pleased to hear your issue is resolved, does this mean you will be wanting to change your name!
how about- iusedtohatewindows7
I would if i could. Think I'm stuck with my name now.
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02 Sep 2010   #78
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What would you like your user name to be?
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02 Sep 2010   #79
toughbook

 
 

Brink, you are a trip Your'e like a mad scientist rubbing your hands together.
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02 Sep 2010   #80
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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