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Windows 7: I can't use my wifi printer and Devices and Printers will not open.

4 Days Ago   #11
graywoulf

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

I really appreciate all of the time and effort that you all put into offering assistance to help me fix my Win 7 issues. Especially you SNICK. Not many people would offer to do a remote desktop in order to help out. For that, I added to your reputation.

I just started a thread in the General section on upgrading to Windows 10 Home. I think it is my best course of action on this as Microsoft seems to have made it impossible for me to get the ISO files due to the fact that my OS is a factory Dell installation.

Thanks again and two thumbs up for the help!


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4 Days Ago   #12
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by graywoulf View Post
I have a question. Since I did the Windows backup, would it be possible to do a clean install of Windows 7 and use the backup to put everything I had installed back in place?
No, what will happen is you do fresh install, if you install the backup, you replace the fresh install with the backup. If you mount/open the backup you can copy and paste files, folders, music, pictures, etc. You cannot copy and paste installed programs because they have registry entries, additional files installed, & hard links (they make 32 bit apps work on 64 bit computers, it's complicated)

I have win7 ISO AIO All-In-One
Sevenforums Admin Shawn Brink stated that as long as OP (original poster) agrees, using TeamViewer is not a problem. Can't provide you a link to my OneDrive for ISO as it violates forum rules. (yes, rules are rules)
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4 Days Ago   #13
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by graywoulf View Post

I just started a thread in the General section on upgrading to Windows 10 Home. I think it is my best course of action on this as Microsoft seems to have made it impossible for me to get the ISO files due to the fact that my OS is a factory Dell installation.
That is what I do here on Sevenforums. I pretty much stay on Windows Update fixes and upgrading to Windows 10. You should run Microsoft's System Update Readiness Tool (SURT)
When you run SURT, it creates a file CheckSUR.log in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS. If the CheckSUR doesn't contain numerous errors or especially registry entry errors, the upgrade will most probably work.
I have AutoSURTx64 which is Microsoft's System Update Readiness Tool in WinRAR SFX auto installer. It runs, runs SURT and places the CBS folder on your desktop for you. CheckSUR.log is temporary, i.e. it disappears shortly after you run SURT if it is not moved, thus my tool.
Here's the link to my OneDrive AutoSURTx64.exe
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4 Days Ago   #14
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by graywoulf View Post
Microsoft seems to have made it impossible for me to get the ISO files due to the fact that my OS is a factory Dell installation.
DUH!!
TeamViewer, I can help you! capiche!

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4 Days Ago   #15
graywoulf

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Snick, I really appreciate your offer to do the TeamViewer route but I am pretty convinced that I just need to start over with a fresh install of Windows 10 Home. I saw so much stuff on the net yesterday and today that was related to the shutting down of support for Windows 7 that I feel that repairing my current OS would just be putting a bandage on it. I think I am going to buy the Windows 10 disc and install it from that rather than doing the free upgrade. At least that way, I might get better support from Microsoft in the future. I do have anxieties about learning a new OS but I have gotten this far starting with DOS and then Windows 3.1 so I will have to buck it up and look at it as a new learning experience.
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4 Days Ago   #16
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Do as you wish.

I would repair install Windows 7, then upgrade to win 10.
That way you keep all your programs, files, folders, etc.
Backup your current Windows 7 on an external drive with AOMEI with your files, folders, etc., except for installed programs, which you can't retrieve because of all the locations it is installed in.
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4 Days Ago   #17
graywoulf

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

I downloaded and installed the AOMEI free version and installed it. Which backup method do you recommend?
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4 Days Ago   #18
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by graywoulf View Post
I downloaded and installed the AOMEI free version and installed it. Which backup method do you recommend?
Disk backup! Image the entire drive to external hard drive, leave defaults for compression.
Back up disk easily with AOMEI Backupper - YouTube

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4 Days Ago   #19
graywoulf

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Disk backup! Image the entire drive to external hard drive, leave defaults for compression.
Thanks, I'll watch the video and get started.
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4 Days Ago   #20
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

You're welcome.
I always prefer a FREE solution as apposed to having to pay!
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