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Windows 7: Windows, apps freeze, resume, freeze, resume

23 Dec 2016   #11
NormD

Win 7 RTM 32-bit
 
 
Back to normal

Thank you all for your suggestions. Had someone locally work on it. Basically two issues. 1) a multitude of drivers accumulated from in being several years old and using several motherboards. Uninstalled old drivers and got them all current. 2) (As I sort of expected, again with the original W7 install, which was an upgrade from XP using PCMover) the Registry was loaded with bad stuff. Cleaned it up and repaired things. Won't know for a while if it is cured, but it is way better!


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23 Dec 2016   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't remember being able to upgrade from XP to Windows 7.
Maybe it's just my memory.
If one could do the upgrade the drivers would be a big problem.

Jack
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24 Dec 2016   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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(As I sort of expected, again with the original W7 install, which was an upgrade from XP using PCMover)

Well my friend I am one for example who is not a fan of the softwares that move things or update drivers etc because most of them do more harm than good.

Plus like Jack I don't ever remember an upgrade from XP to 7. What I am curious about is what you said about using several motherboards doing what you have as usually the activation code for a copy of Windows is tied to the first board that it goes onto - if it is an OEM copy and if it is a retail copy I think Microsoft are fussy about how many times you can use the retail's code.

For example the retail code can only be used on any one machine at any one time and from my experience they will message you to say the code has been used too many times - I do forget after how many times you used it though - I seem to have that number as about three times.
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24 Dec 2016   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

That explains all.
If you really want things running as it should, backup your data and do a clean install. Clean Install Windows 7

Buy a 128G SSD and install Win 7 and programs on it and use the HDD to store data. Move the \Users folder to the HDD using Kari tutorial. User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
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24 Dec 2016   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
That explains all.
If you really want things running as it should, backup your data and do a clean install. Clean Install Windows 7

Buy a 128G SSD and install Win 7 and programs on it and use the HDD to store data. Move the \Users folder to the HDD using Kari tutorial. User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
I agree it would solve everything. Plus if you want my own personal like you could after the install go through this it is really good for getting the machine running at an optimum.
Optimize Windows 7
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24 Dec 2016   #16
NormD

Win 7 RTM 32-bit
 
 
XP to W7 upgrade

As far as I know there was no MS-supplied upgrade, but LapLink had/has PCMover which does it, and did a pretty good job. You had to have a running W7 system to migrate to, which I suppose would solve the driver problem. PCMover migrated users, files and apps, e.g., Office.

I agree a fresh install of the OS is best and cleanest, and it seems like after a year or so Windows gets cluttered with so much stuff that starting over again is a good thing to do if you can stomach all the follow-on reinstalls. There ought to be a way to refresh the os w/o reverting to global thermonuclear war.

Re the MB changes you of course need to have the same processor type, i.e., AMD to AMD. I don't know if there is a limit on the number of times you can do this (why should there be?) but unless it is a small change Windows and other MS apps (e.g., Office) will want to validate. I've done that with no problems. This last time I went from an ASUS MB with AMD FX 4-core to a ASRock MB and 8-core AMD at 4.7 GHz (and water cooling!)

I'm probably going to install a new, fast HDD and install 64-bit W10. Have to do a new install because while one can upgrade from 32-bit W7 to 32-bit W10 (so I've read) you can't to 64-bit W10. And, as we all seemingly agree, a clean install is better.
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24 Dec 2016   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Take a serious look and reviews of SSD's.
It would be a wise investment to use a SSD.

Now to get done to brass monkeys and watermelons.

With all the Vista, PCMover and motherboard changes a Clean Install is the best and only option I see that you have left.

Let us know what you decide to do.

Jack
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