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Windows 7: what else do you need to do to a new installation on a pc

17 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
what else do you need to do to a new installation on a pc

Hi all, once you have run a new installation of the operating system and created the administrator account is there anything else you need to do to a windows 7 home premium OS to complete setting up the pc correctly? Is there any chance you could show me by the links on what i need to do please or is it all setup good to go after initial startup and installation of drivers and recommended security settings


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17 Jan 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Our own MVP gregrocker has one of the best tutorials on this very thing! Some procedures may vary a bit, but you will get the idea!

Reinstalling Windows 7
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17 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Just add Microsoft Security Essentials , Malwarebytes, all your software, Defragment and your set. Once your done make an image on dvds, 7 is near perfect
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17 Jan 2012   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i like to move my user folders to a different partition.

User Folders - Change Default Location

i use option two in the above tutorial.
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17 Jan 2012   #5

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17 Jan 2012   #6

windows 7 home premium 64bit

thank you for replying much appreciated, also thank you for the tips
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17 Jan 2012   #7

windows 7 home premium 64bit

posted the specs on the link you sent
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17 Jan 2012   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Here are a few things to check, off the top of my head:

Look in Device Manager for any yellow exclamation points or other notifications.

Confirm that all peripherals work as expected--printer, external drives, etc.

Make sure Windows is fully updated. You may have to make several visits to Windows Update.

Confirm that antivirus and antimalware are operating and updating properly.

Inspect size of page file

Inspect amount of drive space devoted to System Restore and confirm that it is operational on chosen drives.

Confirm Windows defragmentation is set to run weekly.

Confirm that all of your installed RAM is recognized.

Install some type of monitoring application (such as HWInfo32) to keep track of temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds. Confirm that those measurements are within expectations.

Confirm that your hard drive free space is as anticipated.

Run Windows Experience to get a rough benchmark. Consider running other benchmark applications just so you have a feel for the PC's performance level and that it is up to snuff.

Take a least a brief look in the BIOS to see if there is anything peculiar or unexpected.

Take a look at Disk Management and see if there are any surprises.

Inspect the tabs of MSCONFIG.
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