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Windows 7: Reinstalling Win7 on netbook with two harddrives

26 Jun 2011   #51

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Uncheck ALL except for:
MSC "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey

uncheck all except for the MSE entry.

Incidentally, now that your system has been cleaned and you have MSE running, then you can go into the MalwareBytes option section and uncheck the option to run at startup time and the option to look for updates.

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26 Jun 2011   #52

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Use the following procedure so that I can get a feel for how much room you've got on your hard disk.


Run disk management:
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo (this pops up a menu) |
X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field. This is very important, otherwise, needed info is not visible.

Make a snapshot:
Click the New button.
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save button

Post the snapshot:
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26 Jun 2011   #53

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Here's the snapshot about the disks. It's in Hungarian, please let me know which parts do I have to translate.

Startup is done too, thank you.

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26 Jun 2011   #54

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

That looks real good.

You can allocate more space for restore points if you desire since you've got room there now.

Do we need to continue on cleaning up efforts? Most further cleaning would involve your deleting programs which you feel that you no longer need, disabling hibernation (if it is enabled).
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26 Jun 2011   #55

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Thank you! I can go through the installed programs and uninstall the ones I don't really need, shall I use CClealener's uninstaller for it? Hibernation is enabled but I use it quite often.
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26 Jun 2011   #56

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Since you use hibernation, then leave it on.

Actually, I've never used CCleaner's program uninstall feature. I've always used Revo Uninstaller Pro.

That said, the normal Win 7 program uninstall feature will work fine.
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26 Jun 2011   #57

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Okay, thank you
Just a few more questions if you don't mind.. what's your opinion on disk fragmentation and free-space-sweeping tools (CCleaner has this option too), do I have to do anything with these?
And a question which isn't related that much: I searched this forum about my problems with the external cd/dvd drive and the printer both of them refuse to work with Win7 computers. I haven't really found relevant topics but I'd like to know if these things are simply not compatible with Win7 or I'm doing something wrong. I don't want to nag you about this problem too, there are probably threads about these already, it's possible that I just haven't found them.
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26 Jun 2011   #58

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Disk defragmentation can help if the disk is very fragments. Defragmentation is over-rated. The built-in Windows Defragmenter (WIN | type Disk Defragmenter | ENTER) works fine. To get a warm, puppy-dog feel about what's happening, then Defraggler from Piriform (the CCleaner people) is free. Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download

For the other two problems, I suggest starting two new threads--one for the cd/dvd and the other for the printer.

That way we will get those with possible direct experience with your hardware.

I do suggest always trying the Fix It Solution Center first.

Go there and in the "filter" box, type in DVD

Go there and in the filter box type in Printer

Here's the link:
Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues
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26 Jun 2011   #59

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Another approach to troubleshooting, is to use troubleshooters in the Control Panel.

I do not know the Hungarian names, but here's the english:
Win | type Troubleshooting | ENTER
and then choose the relevant trouble-shooter.
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26 Jun 2011   #60


If it's an XP or Vista-era printer, try installing it's full software package in Compatibility Mode if you need scanning capability from/to the desktop. In this case it will need to be allowed into Startup programs.

If you don't, then try installing just the Latest driver from the Canon Support Downloads webpage to see if it will at least print. If not try installing an XP driver in Compat Mode.

Have you enabled auto-updating for your hardware to get Win7 drivers via optional Windows Updates? If not do so now and check optionals. Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

As Karl says you can also try the Printer troubleshooter by rightclicking on the Printer in Start>Printers and Devices.
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