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Windows 7: Installed Windows 7 and need help

24 Jun 2011   #1
ironhorse

Windows 7 Professional x 32
 
 
Installed Windows 7 and need help

Hello...I recently installed windows 7 professional from windows XP...I noticed everything is gone and the only icon on my desktop is the garbage icon...is that correct? Dosnt windows 7 OS come with other programs such as Microsoft Office? I think I may have screwd up>


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24 Jun 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can buy MS office, it is not part of Windows 7.
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24 Jun 2011   #3
ironhorse

Windows 7 Professional x 32
 
 
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so, quick question.....does windows 7 come with anything? Am I going to have to buy everything such as adobe and other programs I used to have?
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24 Jun 2011   #4
ironhorse

Windows 7 Professional x 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You can buy MS office, it is not part of Windows 7.
Ok, so I will have to buy programs such as adobe and others that used to be on my computer.....correct?
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24 Jun 2011   #5
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

Hi and welcome.

If you search the program name in the Start/Search box and it's not there then the program is not installed.

There are literally thousands of free programs you can install and the forum has a list of the best ones (including Adobe?);

FREE Great Programs for Window 7
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24 Jun 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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The programs you had install in Win XP may/mat not install in Windows 7.
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24 Jun 2011   #7
gregrocker

 

You can use free Open Office from Java which is comparable. Get Java runtime off their same website.

Adobe Flash and Reader from the Adobe website.

Check your optional Windows Updates for newer drivers regularly, install all Important updates automatically.

Use a free lightweight AV like MS Security Essentials or Avast 6 with the Win7 firewall.
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24 Jun 2011   #8
ironhorse

Windows 7 Professional x 32
 
 
thanks

Thanks so much for all of the replies and great info....I have been doing as you have suggested and feel much better thanks again to you guys.
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