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4 Weeks Ago   #1
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 clean install - BIOS questions & system startup time

Hi everyone,

I am going to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro on my Dell Precision 7910.

I had a big thread on here before, with some very helpful people that talked me through a fair bit of trouble I had. Changing settings in Bios, Raid controllers and all from what I can recall. I will have to read back through it to do the same again this is the thread on the page that the PC subject started on (earlier pages were to do with my laptop)

Windows Startup Repair query

I wanted to ask about the BIOS:

1. If I do a clean install (on a brand new SSD) do I need to go back and follow all the steps that the guys helped me along with? Or will the BIOS remain the same as it is now?

2. For the PC to boot up, it takes longer than my laptop (that is about 30 secs or less)
The PC is currently taking about 1:30 mins to boot up. So, is there any other info you could give me to make this quicker? It isn't a massive issue, but I am more curios as to why it takes longer than the laptop.

Sorry for the long winded question. Looking forward to hearing back, thanks :)

Paul


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Any takers?

I wanted to start this tonight
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Paul Black

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

Hi RedLad,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedLad View Post
I am going to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro on my Dell Precision 7910.

If I do a clean install (on a brand new SSD) do I need to go back and follow all the steps that the guys helped me along with?
Have you got an installation DVD/USB in which to do the clean install with on the SSD?

If you were to do the clean install on the old HDD, you might still have the restore partition in which you could restore to the factory settings!

Amother option, is to do a Repair Install!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedLad View Post
For the PC to boot up, it takes longer than my laptop (that is about 30 secs or less).
The PC is currently taking about 1:30 mins to boot up. So, is there any other info you could give me to make this quicker? It isn't a massive issue, but I am more curios as to why it takes longer than the laptop.
A repair install differs from a clean install in the fact that it ONLY replaces the corrupted OS with a new fresh copy. This means that ALL your User Accounts, Folders, Files, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, Data Files, Icons, and any installed programs are left intact. It does however, delete ALL the Window updates, and can affect, sounds, services, visual effect settings and device drivers by re-setting them to default. You cannot do a repair install at boot, in Safe Mode, using a system repair disk, or using an integrated Windows update disk. Basically, this process can ONLY be performed from within the LIVE OS.

It might speed up the computer and is worth consideration!

I hope this helps!
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi Paul,

We meet again! I hope you are well. I do have the disc for it yes, Dell sent me out one with the mess I had relating to that thread I linked. 3 years back.

I do not want to keep any data, as I have it all backed up - so I want to do a clean slate on this. 100% from scratch. So I have the new Samsung 860 Pro ready to go, then I have a 4TB HDD in the PC currently, with any stuff I want to keep, backed up to an external hard drive. So this 4TB drive will be wiped too.

Wow, I have spent the past while reading back through that link I posted in my above post, two guys 'GokAy' and 'gregrocker' were immense help to me with all their replies, I had not realized I had so many pages in the thread! Pretty insane. They were so patient with me. I just hope I do not have to go through all of that trouble again!
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Paul Black

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

Hi RedLad,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedLad View Post
So I have the new Samsung 860 Pro ready to go, then I have a 4TB HDD in the PC currently, with any stuff I want to keep, backed up to an external hard drive. So this 4TB drive will be wiped too.
[1] What MOBO is the Samsung 860 Pro?
[2] Does it support Win 7?
[3] Have you got all the drivers that are not in the installation disk for it?
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Paul Black

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

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.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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



[1] What MOBO is the Samsung 860 Pro?
[2] Does it support Win 7?
[3] Have you got all the drivers that are not in the installation disk for it?
Hi Paul,

1. I do not know, how would I find out this? (Please keep in mind I am a bit of a newbie with all of this still)
2. Never thought of this, but just read a comment on Amazon where I bought it saying 'My God this thing is fast, windows 7 fully boots in about 15 seconds and opening programs is almost instant.'
3. I did not receive any installation disk with this new SSD - should I have got one?
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
Paul Black

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

Hi RedLad,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedLad View Post
1. I do not know, how would I find out this?
(Please keep in mind I am a bit of a newbie with all of this still)
Download and run Speccy [FREE] from here => Speccy [FREE]. Post a screenshot of the MOBO tab.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedLad View Post
2. Never thought of this, but just read a comment on Amazon where I bought it saying 'My God this thing is fast, windows 7 fully boots in about 15 seconds and opening programs is almost instant.'
Excellent!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedLad View Post
3. I did not receive any installation disk with this new SSD - should I have got one?
It the computer that you are going to do the clean install on NEW?
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Here is the Motherboard:


The PC is not new no, was bought in 2015 I think!
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ah sorry, how do I attach images here again??

Can you see this?:
Imgur: The magic of the Internet
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