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Windows 7: Does reinstall win7 make poor Asus better?

1 Week Ago   #1
Slowandlow

Window 7 Starter
 
 
Does reinstall win7 make poor Asus better?

Hello!
I have an Asus Eee R11CX (ca 5 yrs old) with Intel N2600 (320 GB HDD) and Windows 7 Starter installed, among several Asus stuff.

Im thinking of giving the machine away to a friends little daughter, and wonder if there would be of any use to make a "format C:" on the computer and then install only the win7 and nothing else?

Would that help the poor machine to get a little bit quicker, or is it a hopeless case with the hardware setup as described..?

Thanx!

BRG/ Örjan.


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1 Week Ago   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It might make a bit of difference - depends on the state of the current installation.

1.You could use dism++ to export the third party drivers ( e.g. to a usb stick ). Then use dism++ to backup the activation. Then copy the entire dism++ folder ( including the ActiveBackup ) to the usb stick.

On a faster machine:

2. Extract the contents win7 x86 iso file. Use dism++ to download and install the updates into image 1 (Starter).
Use dism++ to integrate the drivers you exported into image 1 (Starter)


3. Use the media you have just updated to install Starter onto the notebook HDD.


Replacing the HDD with an SSD would probably make quite a difference. I think they take the thin (7mm) drives

Dism++10.1.1000.80.zip


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6 Days Ago   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The faster way to clean and reinstall is to launch a Factory Restore.
It can be done under windows or under BIOS. It will format the C: partition and load a new image stored on the Recovery Partition.
It will end as it was released from Asus. Unfortunately all trash that came with it will be there. And it will need all updates.
Use Dism++10.1.1000.80.zip to update it. Dism++ will do it better than WU and you can skip the spy features.
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5 Days Ago   #4
Slowandlow

Window 7 Starter
 
 

I did the Factory restore, but with no difference in performance. Is there some easy tutorial on making just a quick and simple Format C: and then install a fresh copy of Win7 ?
/Örjan.
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5 Days Ago   #5
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

ditto SIW2 on the SSD. You have a 5400rpm drive in there now, even a cheap (<$40) 256GB SSD drive will be miles faster.

the factory restore should have made it faster, if the slowdown was windows fault. You might want to temporarily uncheck everything on start > run > msconfig to make sure bloatware is not slowing it down.
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5 Days Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slowandlow View Post
I did the Factory restore, but with no difference in performance. Is there some easy tutorial on making just a quick and simple Format C: and then install a fresh copy of Win7 ?
/Örjan.

Clean Install Windows 7


But you will need to reactivate the new installation - you can use dism++ to back up the existing activation - or you can use the key on the COA sticker.

There might also be machine specific drivers - you can use dism++ to back up the drivers from your existing installation - or you should be able to download them from the manufacturer website
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5 Days Ago   #7
Slowandlow

Window 7 Starter
 
 

Excellent, thanx!
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5 Days Ago   #8
DavisHill

Windows 10 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
The faster way to clean and reinstall is to launch a Factory Restore.
It can be done under windows or under BIOS. It will format the C: partition and load a new image stored on the Recovery Partition.
It will end as it was released from Asus. Unfortunately all trash that came with it will be there. And it will need all updates.
Use Dism++10.1.1000.80.zip to update it. Dism++ will do it better than WU and you can skip the spy features.
This seems the best way to re-install the OS.
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4 Days Ago   #9
starchase

Win 7 home perm. 64 bit
 
 

I know you don't want this advice but in the happenstance that anyone reading can take advantage of improving an old ASUS EeePC 1025C I offer a great solution that worked for me.


I think keeping Windows on this machine will always be sluggish. But a Linux distro Peppermint ( Peppermint 9 Released. - Peppermint - The Linux Desktop OS ) will work much better. And it is a close facsimile to the Windows experience. I knew next to nothing about Linux but this OS was pretty easy to install and setup.


John
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4 Days Ago   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The main limitation isn't the Win 7 starter. It's the laptop itself.
The Intel Atom® Processor N2600 is the bottom line Intel processor.
The best you can do to increase performance is to install a SSD.
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