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Windows 7: Windows 7 clean install - BIOS questions & system startup time

15 Dec 2018   #11
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RedLad,

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The PC is not new no, was bought in 2015 I think!
OK, I only asked because if it is one of the newer generations of MOBO you would have needed to integrate the drivers into the install.wim and then created a new installation DVD/USB.

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Ah sorry, how do I attach images here again?
This tutorial [Published by Brink] will show you how to upload the file =>
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in SevenForums.

I hope this helps!


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15 Dec 2018   #12
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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Hi RedLad,

Update System Specifications

Please update your system specifications in your UserCP => Edit System Spec setup. It will help us to help you!

This SevenForums tutorial [Published by Brink and written by CyberZeus] makes this task very easy and quick to do. Click here => System Info - See Your System Specs.

Thanks.
That is done now :)
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15 Dec 2018   #13
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

It's a Dell 0215PR Workstation motherboard.

Edit: Sorry I am three posts behind.
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15 Dec 2018   #14
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

The BIOS should be unaffected by the Windows clean install, So, you should:

Remove all disks.
Install the new SSD.
Continue from about post #205, from your former thread link.
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15 Dec 2018   #15
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RedLad,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
The BIOS should be unaffected by the Windows clean install, So, you should:

Remove all disks.
Install the new SSD.
Continue from about post #205, from your former thread link.
I agree with iko22. I think you are probably good to go!
If you want detailed instructions on the clean install process then please let us know!
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15 Dec 2018   #16
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
The BIOS should be unaffected by the Windows clean install, So, you should:

Remove all disks.
Install the new SSD.
Continue from about post #205, from your former thread link.
Hi iko22 (sorry I don't know your actual name)

That is very kind of you to have checked out my other thread, thanks so much!
I will let you know how it goes :)
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15 Dec 2018   #17
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi RedLad,



I agree with iko22. I think you are probably good to go!
If you want detailed instructuctions on the clean install process then please let us know!
Cheers Paul, I will give it a shot, if not tonight then tomorrow at some stage. I will let you know how it goes :)
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15 Dec 2018   #18
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RedLad,

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Cheers Paul, I will give it a shot, if not tonight then tomorrow at some stage. I will let you know how it goes.
You are welcome. Good luck!
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16 Dec 2018   #19
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi guys,

OK so I am back, but of course I have some issues after the clean install ( I just expected there to be something that would have to go wrong!) I will try to outline everything here as I want to explain exactly what I did and what happened:

- Upon installation, at the partition screen I saw my new SSD listed, which was good. So I clicked on the 'New' option and the size it gave I just said OK to that.

- It then decided to create 3 different partitions - the one that was already there, the usual system reserved one. But another on got created too, I cannot fully remember the letters it has in brackets after this 3rd one. I think it was MPR maybe? My question is - was it a bad idea to go ahead with the 3 partitions there? I installed to the biggest one, just so you know.

- Got to desktop

-Installed my WiFi adapter to try get online

- When I clicked on the TP link listed in the available connections, the screen went black. I left it for a few mins, nothing was happening.

- I force powered off and turned back on.

- Went online and installed Avast Free & Malwarebytes Free.

- I noticed the Shutdown button had the '!' symbol, so I went ahead and shutdown to install the updates.

- The usual shutdown blue screen showed 98 updated had to be installed.

- On 43 of 98 if decides to freeze and stays on that screen for a while before going black (it looks almost as if it was trying to kick into a screen hibernation/rest mode)

- I force powered off yet again

-When I was back at the desktop I noticed the C: drive said 404GB free of 476BG - I have no idea why it says 72GB is taken up. Nothing was installed, just the fresh base Windows 7 install, along with the two antivirus bits of software.

- While I did nothing, it decides to freeze again on this screen (Computer) and I thought the mouse just stopped working. But nothing from keyboard or even when I pressed the windows key to bring up start menu, nothing happened.

- Then the black screen returned after a few minutes.

So I think that covers everything that happened. Would there be any issues with the new SSD not being compatible, or some other nonsense maybe? If anyone could help me out, that would be very much appreciated.


Paul
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16 Dec 2018   #20
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RedLad, before we go any further, can you post a screenshot of Disk Management.
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