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Windows 7: please don't laugh...

20 Oct 2010   #31
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Mypcborke,
Please follow Greg's advice and use ImgBurn to burn that iso file. This is a 100% solution to burning an iso file.

ImgBurn


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20 Oct 2010   #32
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

CD burned via ImgBurn and booted! (it's the small victories)
In regard to Vista recover disk I do no have them (of course I would make it more difficult).
The Windows 7 was sent to me from Acer it says:
Windows 7 Upgrade Media
The disc contains 32-bit software only
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20 Oct 2010   #33
gregrocker

 

Since you have the Recov Disks, I'd recommend zeroing the whole drive when you choose to reinstall. You can do it from the Disk tab on Partition Wizard.

Can you first post back a clear camera snap of the booted Partition Wizard drive map?

Attach using paper clip in Reply box.

If the listings on each partition are not clear, please type them out for us.
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20 Oct 2010   #34
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I'm hoping that's clear enough


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20 Oct 2010   #35
gregrocker

 

The middle partition is likely an old OEM factory utility partition as it is too small to install WIn7 into.

I would wipe the HD now from the PW CD Disk tab, writing one set of zeroes.

Then boot the Win7 installer, select Custom install, use Drive options to create an install partition. It will assign the 100mb SysReserved partition for booting, which is good since it adds the DVD Repair console to your F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu. Format both before installing to the larger second partition. Clean Install Windows 7

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device.

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-msconfig.html

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner then Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly. http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
http://download.cnet.com/Auslogics-D...=dl&tag=button
http://download.cnet.com/Auslogics-R...ml?tag=mncol;1

Then save a Win7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or replacement using DVD or Repair CD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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20 Oct 2010   #36
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ok, you guys have been AWESOME and I can't thank you enough, but I may have to bug you tomorrow. I have work in the morning (wompwomp) and I unfortunately have the odd hours where I work till 9pm (hence the late night pc panic).

Thank you so much for all the help! I'll get back tomorrow because this is as close to a possible repair as I have gotten in the past six days
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20 Oct 2010   #37
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
stand by
or not... I'll stick around for a lil while then
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20 Oct 2010   #38
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Greg,
It looks like Win 7 is not installed. She has a large unallocated partition where normally Win 7 would be installed. Looks to me like she has the 100mb and the recovery partition from the mfg.
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20 Oct 2010   #39
Pusspa

 
 

have you guys noticed the win7 dvd the OP has is an upgrade version?
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20 Oct 2010   #40
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Greg,
It looks like Win 7 is not installed. She has a large unallocated partition where normally Win 7 would be installed. Looks to me like she has the 100mb and the recovery partition from the mfg.

I agree with Karl, Clean install on the large unallocated partition should work.
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