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Windows 7: i guess i messed my laptop up ;\

06 Sep 2010   #21
kak2a2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

if i'm installing anyway , isn't it better to do a clean install ? i can do one now before the college starts


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06 Sep 2010   #22
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kak2a2 View Post
if i'm installing anyway , isn't it better to do a clean install ? i can do one now before the college starts
Doing a clean install is a good move: goodbye to all the mess and crap, but at the price of saying goodbye to all of your files and settings too. Anyway, say hello to a fresh and clean Windows 7.
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06 Sep 2010   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kak2a2 View Post
This snip shows only the last ones from Sept.4 but not the one that is the oldest. Have a look for the earliest.
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06 Sep 2010   #24
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have a Win7 DVD for your version to clean reinstall? Or are you going to use Factory Recovery partition which also recovers all of the bloatware that came with the computer?

You can first try the Repair Install following these steps: Repair Install

Back up your files externally first.

If you decide to do a clean reinstall using WIn7 DVD, wipe the HD first SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation unlesss you want to keep your Recovery partition in which case just format your Win7 partition using booted WIn7 installer.
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06 Sep 2010   #25
kak2a2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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06 Sep 2010   #26
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Make your Recovery Disks before you wipe the Recovery partition. Look in All Programs to find the utility which makes Recovery Disks, or in setup literature or in your Manual on the Sony Support website.

Do you have a install DVD for your version of WIn7?

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 Sony Support Downloads webpage for your model computer. I wouldn't swap out drivers given by installer or Updates unless performance dictates.

Put your wireless driver on a flash stick or CD in case it isn't provided by installer so that you can get online quickly to get Updates and the rest of your drivers.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version update or install it from Win7. Set the SATA controller to AHCI right before install. Make sure your DVD drive is set first to boot, before HD.
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07 Sep 2010   #27
kak2a2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^^^^
i did all that
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