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Windows 7: DownGRADE!

31 Dec 2009   #21
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ConfusedUser View Post
What type of stuff will I lose if I do this.. cuz this is a relatively new computer and I could care less of the word documents I saved onto here.
Well you would lose everything and start fresh. Well not everything, the old installation will be moved to Windows.old in case you need to savage something. Can then later delete it.


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31 Dec 2009   #22
ConfusedUser

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ConfusedUser View Post
What type of stuff will I lose if I do this.. cuz this is a relatively new computer and I could care less of the word documents I saved onto here.
Well you would lose everything and start fresh. Well not everything, the old installation will be moved to Windows.old in case you need to savage something. Can then later delete it.
Will I lose Microsoft Office because I have that but not the CD to reinstall that...and I need that.
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31 Dec 2009   #23
ConfusedUser

Windows 7
 
 

I just restarted my computer and the flash on youtube is working as of this point but that is how it always is then some 30 mins it stops and makes my browers not respond. Also when I open tabs they actually work, unlike before when they would just freeze...but it is only a matter of time until this all happens again
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31 Dec 2009   #24
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ConfusedUser View Post
Will I lose Microsoft Office because I have that but not the CD to reinstall that...and I need that.
You will....where did you get your computer?
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31 Dec 2009   #25
ConfusedUser

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ConfusedUser View Post
Will I lose Microsoft Office because I have that but not the CD to reinstall that...and I need that.
You will....where did you get your computer?
bestbuy
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31 Dec 2009   #26
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

How did you obtain Office? Did you install it on your computer or buy the pre-installed trial version?

If you still have the key, you can locate an installer to use to reinstall it with that key.

If you don't have the key, you can audit it from your system now using Attachment 44692
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31 Dec 2009   #27
ConfusedUser

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How did you obtain Office? Did you install it on your computer or buy the pre-installed trial version?

If you still have the key, you can locate an installer to use to reinstall it with that key.

If you don't have the key, you can audit it from your system now using Attachment 44692
I pretty sure I can go about and get it back so how should I start this reinstallation?
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31 Dec 2009   #28
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Back up your files and gather your program installers and disks.

Boot the Win7 DVD, plug ethernet and choose "Connect to internet during install" to get latest drivers/updates into installer.

Now choose Custom install, and Drive Options to delete all partitions, create new as you wish, then format before installing Win7 to first partition.

After install, connect to internet and check Windows Updates for any newer drivers. Then look in Device manager for any missing drivers. Find them on the Support Downloads page for your computer model, or by Googling exact hardware name.

When your installation is finished and running as you wish, use Win7 Backup imaging to save an image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just use Win7 DVD repair console to reimage the HDD (or a replacement) in 15 minutes.
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01 Jan 2010   #29
ConfusedUser

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Back up your files and gather your program installers and disks.

Boot the Win7 DVD, plug ethernet and choose "Connect to internet during install" to get latest drivers/updates into installer.

Now choose Custom install, and Drive Options to delete all partitions, create new as you wish, then format before installing Win7 to first partition.

After install, connect to internet and check Windows Updates for any newer drivers. Then look in Device manager for any missing drivers. Find them on the Support Downloads page for your computer model, or by Googling exact hardware name.

When your installation is finished and running as you wish, use Win7 Backup imaging to save an image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just use Win7 DVD repair console to reimage the HDD (or a replacement) in 15 minutes.
Allright I reinstalled Windows 7. Clean Upgrade. I got most of my drivers and stuff. I get an error when I turn on my computer that says NVstartup missing entry. I think its for my graphic card drivers. No clue though. Also I have a widescreen monitor, but the webpages are all scrunched up and not streched to fit the entire monitor this bothers me. Maybe you know a way to fix this?
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01 Jan 2010   #30
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Go to Start > Run > Msconfig > Startup tab, and just uncheck the line NvCplDaemon = RUNDLL32.EXE:\windows\SYSTEM\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

I personally uncheck all of the items in the msconfig startup tab except my AV and MS entries like stikynotes and sidebar (gadgets). Other programs are RAM/CPU freeloaders which don't need to be started until you run or click on them.

NVidia even lists its unneeded startup apps (like the one which caused your error) under MS entries, so scour them for any NV in the name so you can uncheck them also.

Congrats on the clean install, and handling these issues exactly right by posting them with exact titles to get help.
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