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Windows 7: Will Clean Install of Win 7 Obliterate Satellite Connection?

02 Dec 2010   #21
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Unchecked the automatic activation. Now I'm asked to choose automatic protection. Use recommended? Install important updates only? Ask me later? I had automatic updates with Vista. Sometimes they failed to install. Would it be better to install only important updates? Or do it manually?

Karen


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02 Dec 2010   #22
Kari

 

Seven is really good with automatic updates. I couldn't think not to set it on on all the rigs in our household.

That said, the following is my personal way to do this. I choose always at this point Ask me later. Update settings is also only a few clicks away when you have Seven set up and running.

Kari
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02 Dec 2010   #23
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Wow..... My desktop only has a recycle bin on it, lol. Nothing like when getting a new computer that comes loaded with JUNK. This is great. Now all I need to do is reload all my personal JUNK on it, lol.

One problem I see is that I'm getting wavy lines on the task bar..... I had the same problem with Vista, and switched the display to look like XP and the problem was solved. I'm not seeing that option, or I've forgotten where I found it.

Karen
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02 Dec 2010   #24
gregrocker

 

Hi Karen, Is your satellite connection up and running now?

Be sure to check optional updates for newer drivers. Once you install the latest Display driver, if the display problem persists, change your Screen Resolution by rightclicking the desktop.

Here are some other tips to get a perfect reinstall based on hundreds done:

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. Clean Install Windows 7

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. Startup Programs - Change

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. CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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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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02 Dec 2010   #25
Kari

 

Main thing first: are you on the net with your newly installed Seven already?
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02 Dec 2010   #26
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

The computer is online, and I'm going to install my AVG and spyware with updates before I do anything else. Then I'll install Firefox and other programs.

Karen
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02 Dec 2010   #27
Kari

 

After installing possibly missing drivers and updates, take a screenshot and post it here if the wavy lines remain.

Kari

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02 Dec 2010   #28
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karen45 View Post
The computer is online, and I'm going to install my AVG and spyware with updates before I do anything else. Then I'll install Firefox and other programs.

Karen
May I suggest your try MS Security Essentials which is the favorite around here right now. It and Avast are lightweight, nearly invisible and work perfectly with the Win7 firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

AVG bloated up a few years back and has fallen out of favor.

You might also use the opportunity to try IE8 which in Win7 is finally perfected and IMO blows away the other browsers.
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02 Dec 2010   #29
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I downloaded the Windows Security Essentials but am told it's not a valid Win 32 application. Is that perhaps because I haven't activated my Windows 7 yet?
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02 Dec 2010   #30
gregrocker

 

Make sure you download 32 bit MSE. It should say x86 in file name as shown:
Will Clean Install of Win 7 Obliterate Satellite Connection?-capture.png

Then rightclick on the MSE application to "Run as Admin."

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


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