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

02 Dec 2010   #31
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I uploaded an image of what I get when I double click to install the program. It isn't showing up here, but it shows down below that it's attached, so I hope you see it.

Karen




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02 Dec 2010   #32
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

That seems to have worked.... now on to the next problem. When I click on Computer and look at the files, it seems there are a lot of files that were on the computer before I did the "clean" install. What's up with THAT? Do I need to start from Square 1 and do this all over again?

Meanwhile, I've reinstalled AVG and it's plugging away..... It's been checking Windows.old for what seems like hours.

I thought this was going to be easy when the installation went so smoothly. But I can see it's going to take me days, if not longer, to get this computer back to being acceptable. At least I seem to be able to download files.... the Windows Security file downloaded okay..... even though I can't install it.

Karen
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02 Dec 2010   #33
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Here's another problem.... How do I get rid of this window popping up over and over and over again. I can't click for it to not show itself again. It comes up repeatedly on the same page. It's annoying.

Karen


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02 Dec 2010   #34
gregrocker

 

Since you asked about how clean you reinstalled: Did you boot from the Win7 DVD to Delete, repartition and format your HD before install, or run the installer from your old OS?

This makes a difference. If you have infected or corrupt code, it is not overwritten even by deleting and formatting until you wipe the HD first before install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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My own tips on getting a perfect reinstall, based on hundreds done: re-install windows 7

Uninstall Yahoo toolbar assistant in Control panel>Programs and Features. These toolbars will sneak in on other installs if you dont' watch for them and uncheck the option. Each one destablizes the OS some. I would only use the search box built into Internet Explorer. If the Firewall warning will not take a checkmark to avoid asking you in future, it might portend corruption on the drive.

Did you get MSE installed? I see you referred to AVG being installed. The error for MSE if not remedied by installing as Administrator can also be an early indication of corruption. Best to wipe the HD to get fully clean and put away all doubts about corrupt or infected code remaining.
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02 Dec 2010   #35
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Karen Welcome to sevenforums
I agree with Greg. If you didnot boot from the 7 install dvd then you did not do the clean install. Did you put the 7 dvd in your dvd drive and then turn your pc off and back on. This causes the dvd to boot it may say press any key to start the dvd. This would seem to be the cause of all the old files? Good luck to you with your install
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02 Dec 2010   #36
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

I believe earlier in this thread she said she did a "custom" install, leaving a Window.old folder in place. It's basically a clean install.
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02 Dec 2010   #37
Kari

 

No panic, Karen. That windows.old folder contains your Vista files, including My Documents, My Pictures and so on. Just copy your personal files from there to your Seven user folders, and you can delete the windows.old folder.

It seems you already installed VG. You do not need two antivirus applications, so if you are happy with it, forget MSE. I'm a MSE user, it works well for me, but in AV applications, there are almost as many opinions as there are users. You are used to AVG, it might be the right one for you.

Kari
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02 Dec 2010   #38
gregrocker

 

I connected and looked over Karen's new install and see no evidence in logs of corruption or infection. There were so many updates cued the MSE install error might have been for lack of one of them.

Windows Updates had a slew of drivers including the full chipset, display, ethernet and sound. This is why it's especially important to go first to Optional Windows Updates to get drivers newer than the installer has since the installer is over a year old now. (SP1 anyone?)

Karen is still tempted to start over with a cleaner install to wiped HD due to former OS issues, but may proceed awhile with this install to see how performance pans out. She knows we are here to help her so there is not reason to be afraid of "losing" anything - only gains are made from clean reinstalls!
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02 Dec 2010   #39
Kari

 

Greg, that's good news. Well done Karin.
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02 Dec 2010   #40
karen45

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I installed all the updates.... critical and recommended. Only one NVidia one failed to install. I'm still getting the wavy lines.... .but that's minor compared to what COULD be going on, I suppose. I'll deal with more of it tomorrow.

I have a new problem though..... the computer doesn't seem to recognize my DVD drive now. THAT could be a big problem!

Karen
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