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Windows 7: How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.

10 Aug 2011   #31
gregrocker

 

I would not import any drivers then unless performance issues point to a driver. How is performance?

Work through the most persistent repeat errors by googling the text and error number to see how others have resolved them. I try to end up with no repeat errors this way.


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10 Aug 2011   #32
ariel5345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would not import any drivers then unless performance issues point to a driver. How is performance?.
Performance is fine. Ie9 is slower though. I'll report back when i finish the event viewer errors. Might take a while.
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11 Aug 2011   #33
gregrocker

 

Take all the time you need, it's an ongoing process that should be monitored going forward as well.
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12 Aug 2011   #34
ariel5345

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3 drivers have been updated since we last spoke. The performance and admin errors are many still, but I'm working on them. Should i use driver sweeper? The site is down it has been discontinued. I don't know where I would download it from.

I have a search indexing error for each of my user folders. I think it is because of this.
Data Partition
I had issues. I had dbl folders and I deleted a whole duplicate set I thought was causing the problem. Here is a picture of my library tree. I need you to tell me if something is missing.How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.-snap_2011.08.12_18h45m36s_003.png
I deleted a whole duplicate set of everyone of my user folders, but now I think I was not supposed too. Is there something missing in this picture or does it look like yours?
Do I have to do option 2 in this tutorial?User Folders - Restore Default Location


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12 Aug 2011   #35
gregrocker

 

Let's ask Wolfgang who made the Data Partition video to help you through this since he is best at it.

I would not use a driver program as Win7 is the expert on its own drivers via the installer and then optional Windows Updates. Only if there are performance issues which can be traced to driver would I change it out.
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13 Aug 2011   #36
ariel5345

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Driver sweeper is a program that removes all traces of the previous drivers. I have installed over 3 drivers.

I have two drivers giving me performance errors still. The motherboard driver and the apci or something. I'm watching the errors to see if they persist. Since I did 2 repairs recently. Windows did the repairs and I don't know what it did on one of them. I downloaded what they wanted me too. It was 188mb big! Yet it did only a tweak or something.... took 2 sec literally.... to do whatever it did. 2 minutes to download and 2 sec to tweak something. I have so many performance warnings and errors that I cannot get a grip on.

I did ask Wolfgang, if you read the tutorial I'm in it. He did not respond to my last post. I restored all the files back to c drive. All folders and file stuff seems to work except I get search indexing errors. I think it has something to do with what I erased. I really don't care about indexing issues, I un-indexed vista when I had it. I used a file search program called Everything. It is lightning fast. I'm thinking of un-indexing 7, but I have no Idea how it would affect Libraries. It might be a bad Idea.

Windows is telling me I should upgrade my graphics card or turn off Aero, or a couple of other similar tweaks. can't believe HP won't work on win7 drivers. They suck! I have read another person who had a laptop only a year and a half old. She upgraded to win7 and she is having issues also and Hp will not provide win7 drivers.

Do they not support upgrading the os's on any of their systems?
Are they all made specific for an Os version and then they kick you to the curb if you want to upgrade? Hp is like Bic lighters....... disposable! Made only to last until the next windows version, then throw it out get new one.
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13 Aug 2011   #37
gregrocker

 

What I would do is type Indexing in Start Search box, on Indexing Options panel select the folders you want ot have indexed then click on Advanced Options then Rebuild Index. Win7 indexing works flawlessly once set up correctly or rebuilt.

I'd go ahead and import the chipset for your model computer or mobo from the Support Downloads webpage.

Find out the exact make/model display adapter and look for the latest Win7 or Vista driver on the manufacturer's website. Hardware Identification
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13 Aug 2011   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ariel5345 View Post
3 drivers have been updated since we last spoke. The performance and admin errors are many still, but I'm working on them. Should i use driver sweeper? The site is down it has been discontinued. I don't know where I would download it from.

I have a search indexing error for each of my user folders. I think it is because of this.
Data Partition
I had issues. I had dbl folders and I deleted a whole duplicate set I thought was causing the problem. Here is a picture of my library tree. I need you to tell me if something is missing.Attachment 169971
I deleted a whole duplicate set of everyone of my user folders, but now I think I was not supposed too. Is there something missing in this picture or does it look like yours?
Do I have to do option 2 in this tutorial?User Folders - Restore Default Location
It is possible that you have location problems with your folders if you made a mistake when moving them. Could you please post a picture of the Properties of "My Documents" so that I can have a look.
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13 Aug 2011   #39
ariel5345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs;1533060
It is possible that you have location problems with your folders if you made a mistake when moving them. Could you please post a picture of the [B
Properties[/B] of "My Documents" so that I can have a look.
Thanks Whs. here it is.

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Here is the errors I am getting. Every user folder has multiple errors and warnings
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It all seems fine in Explorer. This is why I think it is looking for what I deleted.


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13 Aug 2011   #40
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Your Documents did not get moved to a Data Partition. They are still sitting on C - right? Are the others the same?


The error message you are getting seems to come from the search server and has something to do with indexing. From here I can only speculate: It is possible that the files you deleted were present when the index was built and since you deleted them, indexing cannot find them any more.

Can you possibly switch the indexing off and make a straight search?
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