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Windows 7: A bit of advice please

02 Mar 2010   #1
harry5

 
A bit of advice please

My computer is really not happy at the moment has taken a lot of stuffing about just to get it to a stage of sort of functioning was wanting to know if a repair install is a good thing or should I do a clean install. reason I'm asking is because os is severely corrupted one or the other has to be DONE


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02 Mar 2010   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Personally, if it's as bad as it sounds, I'd bite the bullet and completely reinstall. You really should look at making an image once your done as this dramatically cuts down the time and effort spent on this.
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02 Mar 2010   #3
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Back everything up and do a clean install. It would be the safest option and you end up with a clean slate. After the clean install, install most current chipset drivers, then drivers, then Windows updates (In that order). Make an image of your OS and keep on an external hard drive. When and if problems arise again, just reinstall from the image. It will only take about 10 minutes or so.
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02 Mar 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Three votes for clean install, with instructions

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

Want to follow the advice, above, which you should, here is the necessary software or you could use system image.

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/
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03 Mar 2010   #5
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

You now have four (4) votes for clean install.
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03 Mar 2010   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

5 - the upgrade option shouldn't exist, but then the profit margins would be whacked.
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03 Mar 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Check system files by running sfc /scannow

A Repair Install can indeed fix many problems unless corruption was imported by an in-place Upgrade.

If you haven't had a clean install yet, then yes you should do one without trying the other steps first.

The installer is nearly driver-complete. You needn't change any drivers that are given by installer or Windows Update unless performance dictates the change.
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03 Mar 2010   #8
harry5

 
Just saying thanks

Thanks to all who replied to my thread of yesterday (A bit of advice please) as I was hoping a repair install would be the way to go,but I sort of knew it would have to be a clean install.Am up and running again so once again thank you.
Harry
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03 Mar 2010   #9
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

No worries man. I'm glad it's all sorted for you. When a clean install is all said and done, it's well worth it in the end.

Just remember to make an image of your clean install and use that to reinstall if you ever need to.
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03 Mar 2010   #10
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harry5 View Post
Thanks to all who replied to my thread of yesterday (A bit of advice please) as I was hoping a repair install would be the way to go,but I sort of knew it would have to be a clean install.Am up and running again so once again thank you.
Harry
Your welcome! I'd run through the setting up 7 guide in my sig now.
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