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Windows 7: 32 bit --> 64 bit

02 Aug 2011   #51
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

I can only guess that the driver arrived most probably during the update process after I installed the OS _or_ possibly after I downloaded the Lenovo Thinkvantage module 'Update system and drivers.'

I routinely run CC and have scheduled runs of Spybot and N360 so this is and has always been a clean machine.

I'm not so sure I want to delete the Intel driver. With the thing off it's not hurting anything and, to the contrary, I might screw up something deleting the driver.

I took a look at the instructions for merging the 101Mb partition with the main partition and said to myself, 'not today!' :-). Speaking of which, why couldn't I just use Acronis' Disk Director and 'slide' the bar dividing the two partitions or select Merge?


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02 Aug 2011   #52
gregrocker

 

We use free Partition Wizard bootable CD for hundreds of complicated partitioning operations we help with here without a single failure. Use another at your own risk.

I was under the impression you have clean reinstalled just the OS to avoid the factory bloatware and useless utilities which have better versions built into Win7, similar to the process outlined here: Reinstalling Windows 7

It sounds like you reimported Lenovo software into the machine which still has some grip and perhaps throttle on Win7. But if these were drivers which were missing in Device Manager after install and optional Updates, then it's exactly what I would have done based on thousands of clean reinstalls.
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03 Aug 2011   #53
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

I downloaded and installed the Partition Wizard bootable CD and will use it going forward.
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03 Aug 2011   #54
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

This may just be semantics but the PW boot CD doesn't get "installed" did you actually get the PW bootable ISO version and burn that to CD or did you download the installable version, there's a huge difference.
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03 Aug 2011   #55
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for checking--semantic it was. I had read here of the importance of not installing to the HD and I did download the ISO file and burn (using ImgBurn from here) to a CD (not DVD).

Mark
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03 Aug 2011   #56
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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05 Aug 2011   #57
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

I know I closed out this thread but I needed to come back and thank you guys again. With your patient help on the > RAM and 32 bit > 64 bit this machine flies :-)!

Mark
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05 Aug 2011   #58
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Mark.


You're welcome and don't be a stranger.
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