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Windows 7: Formatting Windows 7 Questions

21 Mar 2011   #41
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

okay i got this to work by installing the drivers.

But i got this other problem. My resolution is 800x600. But once i changed my resolution to 1600x1200, i can only see like half of the windows startup icon. Along with that, i could see half of the recycle bin icon on my dekstop. It seems like it got moved to the left a bit.


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21 Mar 2011   #42
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Also, can someone tell me me why i only have 360gb free out of 451gb? My hard drive is 500gb and before i did this, i had about 367gb free. I just checked my documents and noticed.... i still have some poker files saved. How in the world is this possible?
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21 Mar 2011   #43
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

i just did the windows 7 rating test. I got a base score of 1.0 score from a range of 1 to a 7.9
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21 Mar 2011   #44
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Does windows 7 always back up the files? I checked the folder windows.old and then programfilesx86 and then it shows all those programs and files that were saved before my formatting.

Am i suppose to delete all those folders? And if so, am i suppose just delete that folder just like that? Is there a correct way to delete that folder? I thought none of my files were going to be backed up.
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21 Mar 2011   #45
gregrocker

 

It sounds like you followed none of our advice at all since you didn't even wipe the HD.

Update the display driver from the Dell Support Downloads webpage for your tag number. Then try the maximum resolution to see if it helps with display. You may need to try another resolution.
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21 Mar 2011   #46
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Barefoot kid, i asked another friend of mine and he is very good with computers and formatted a ton. He told me he never even heard of the format hdd ever.

Could i just delete the backup files now? Does this mean that since i didn't wipe the HD clean like you said, then this computer will still be slower than as if i didn't wipe the HD?

I will reformat it again later tonight and do everything you say.
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21 Mar 2011   #47
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Barefoot kid, it did look like a lot of work. But when i saw the instructions and even though you put images up, it still looked very confusing which is why i was worried i was going to mess it up. I never ever formatted a computer correctly.
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21 Mar 2011   #48
gregrocker

 

How is performance now? Does it start up quickly and respond instantly?
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21 Mar 2011   #49
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

Its faster than before i formatted it..

should i do it over again? does the backup saved on my computer now make it slower than as if i formmatted the HD?
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21 Mar 2011   #50
dynamite140

Windows 7
 
 

my friend says if i delete the windows.old folder now... its the same speed as if i did the format HD earlier? Is this true? He said it should be same speed b/c the backup got backed up but not stored and that there is no point of me formatting it again....
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