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Windows 7: installing win 7 with keeping existing programs.

15 Aug 2011   #11

win 7 ultimate 64-bit

hi again,

Two days ago, right after posting last message to You guys, I had to leave for whole weekend, but just just just before setting off, I tried for the last time to load win 7 in safe mode.
I did two things . I uninstalled Registry mechanic ( I recalled that before this whole mess with win 7 I was trying to compress the registry to fasten the computer), and also I uninstalled Avast.
Last restart and...

The win 7 loaded perfectly, and everything worked smooth like from the begining!!
So I left for weekend with big smile on my face, and here I'm to inform You about this miracle.

The reason was not Registry Mechanic..The reason was AVAST.
I know this, cause I installed it again, restared win 7 and the black screen came again.

It's really strange. I've always used avast and never had any problems, I was really satisfied with it, but what now..?
Any suggestions from You guys in this situation?
It's rather not normal, that antivirus prevents the system from loading..


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15 Aug 2011   #12

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

Good that you found something. Doubt if it is Avast! itself, lots of good experiences here too... but you never know. It is more likely that something, a choice you inadvertently made or whatever... makes Avast block something it should not... Hard to say from here. As an alternative try MSE...
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15 Aug 2011   #13

win 7 ultimate 64-bit

yes, You're probably right but where and how should I look for the problem?..
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15 Aug 2011   #14

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kielbasa View Post
yes, You're probably right but where and how should I look for the problem?..
The best way... takes some time but then you can see what happens... I think is to set Avast to ASK you for each thing it wants to block in its shields.
See expert settings in each shield to choose that in the button of the action you want it to take...I'd post a snip but it would be in Dutch.....
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15 Aug 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP


Using Registry cleaners other than CCleaner or tweaking suites like Registry Mechanic will always mess up Win7.

If you have a restore point before you tried compressing your registry (Hello? ) please use it now.

Better yet, follow these tips to get a perfect reinstall then save a Win7 Backup Image to fall back upon if you ever get tweaky again: Reinstalling Windows 7 .
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