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Windows 7: Damned Windows 7!

23 Dec 2010   #11
pauls2909

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Gregrocker.
Maybe I am just being really dumb here? I have downloaded the metest program to my desktop but am unable to even locate the windows image burner you talk about. When I left click on the memtest folder, nothing happens. If I double click on it, Nero Disc burner opens up. I did copy the folder to a CD using Nero but it wouldn't 'boot' the computer when I put the CD in the cd drive and rebooted.....after a couple of minutes the computer just booted up normally. (The BIOS is configured to boot from cd drive first)


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23 Dec 2010   #12
pauls2909

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Golden,
Am using my laptop to post etc on here as I do not have any programs (except the crystal program you told me to dwnalod, which I downloaded to a memory stick) nor internet on my problem pc. Although I havent tried capturing the results of the crystal set on the problem pc yet, but when I do, how do I get the captured information from the problem pc to this forum as I have no internet or anything on the problem pc. Am hoping I am making sense here!
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23 Dec 2010   #13
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sneaker net will work.

Just use a thumb drive to copy the screen cap from your problem PC to your laptop and then upload it.
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23 Dec 2010   #14
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you download the .iso image from here for Memtest86 ?

Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic
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23 Dec 2010   #15
Ageeb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't mean to interrupt the flow here, but...

In addition to Memtest, Parted Magic (choose the second link,pmagic-5.7.iso) has some wonderful utilities that can used from a boot cd! Food for thought, since you're burning anyway.

Good luck!
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23 Dec 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pauls2909 View Post
I have downloaded the metest program to my desktop but am unable to even locate the windows image burner you talk about. When I left click on the memtest folder, nothing happens. If I double click on it, Nero Disc burner opens up. I did copy the folder to a CD using Nero but it wouldn't 'boot' the computer when I put the CD in the cd drive and rebooted.....after a couple of minutes the computer just booted up normally. (The BIOS is configured to boot from cd drive first)
The Win7 Image Burner is almost as good as the industry standard free ImgBurn. Apparently the Nero crapware has edged it out as default. You can either go to Control Panel>Default Programs to Set Default as Win7 Img Burner, or install and burn the CD with ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

To burn an image file you have to choose the actual ISO file itself, which is likely in the folder.

Once the image and not the folder is burned to CD, you can just restart the computer and memtest86 should autostart, although you may have to press any key to boot CD.
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24 Dec 2010   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pauls2909 View Post
Golden,
Am using my laptop to post etc on here as I do not have any programs (except the crystal program you told me to dwnalod, which I downloaded to a memory stick) nor internet on my problem pc. Although I havent tried capturing the results of the crystal set on the problem pc yet, but when I do, how do I get the captured information from the problem pc to this forum as I have no internet or anything on the problem pc. Am hoping I am making sense here!
Doh! Sorry Steve. Yep use the USB and save the captured image onto that. Then on the laptop, when posting here, upload the image from the USB.
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24 Dec 2010   #18
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
windows 7 new update

just received a email from MS ?? recommending I update my Windows 7 to run XP programs etc etc all this for $89.95.. do it now.

Is this legit ?? Has anyone done this so called update from the net ?
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24 Dec 2010   #19
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I dunno. Show us a copy of the email ... sender address, Subject line, formatting etc..
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24 Dec 2010   #20
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilfj View Post
just received a email from MS ?? recommending I update my Windows 7 to run XP programs etc etc all this for $89.95.. do it now.

Is this legit ?? Has anyone done this so called update from the net ?
I lolled for a good 20 seconds on this one. Not at you, wifj, at the scam.

If Windows 7 as it's installed doesn't run XP apps effeciently, it won't for $90. Windows XP Mode will, but that's free.

The only $90 addon I can think of is the Windows Anytime Upgrade from Home Premium to Professional.

And in regards to the original topic before we start driving too far off course, I'm giving +1 on the RAM being the culprit. If it was the hard drive, you'd get errors about copying files when you installed windows more so than freezes.
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