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Windows 7: which OS to install

04 Dec 2013   #31

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I see the REALTEK PCIe GBE Family controller. Your network and internet is working!
Nvidia graphics has been installed.... maybe due to "windows update"
Anything I requested has been installed.... or better said... all hardware in your machine has a working driver.
No "other devices" anymore I assume?

So far so good.

Expand branch "sound, video and game controllers". Does it list you sound card and is sound working?

All drivers were just on HP site... easy to find. Don't understand why it took so long to install them. But anyway it seems to work now

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04 Dec 2013   #32

windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Here are the changes you requested to the Device Manager.

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04 Dec 2013   #33

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Sound, network, keyboard ,mouse, dvd drive all is working fine? No more problems?
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04 Dec 2013   #34

windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Have another message on here about this same subject but have
received no answers. Thought maybe you could shed some light.

While I was going through the install process windows update was
active. I usually run it in the manual state. So it loaded the latest
Nividia drivers and IMHO messed up the puter.
Is there a way I could delete the last 2 or 3 Nvidia drivers without
messing up the OS? On the Old one I NEVER updated drivers,
especially for Nvidia.
What I like is an off white background with black text.
Thank you.
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04 Dec 2013   #35
Microsoft MVP


I'm sorry for the wild goose chase you've gone on the past few days. We have a tutorial here that has helped tens of thousands of users to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

It explains that after install you should first enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates until there are no more. Only then should you import any drivers still missing in Device Manager, which are causing performance issues or if you are experiencing problems or deficiencies in performance.

What are the exact problems with Updates drivers which you think are giving you problems? Please post back the drive date and version from Device Manager, and again the HP make and model.
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05 Dec 2013   #36

windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I don't think I need this now as the OS is mostly working.
BUT, a year or two from now I would like to use it if I need
to do another install. So how am I going to find this software
at a later date? There are so many ads that I am not really
sure what I am downloading. Could you please help with this?

I uninstalled one of the NVidia updates and that solved some of
my display problems.
Hp Pavilion p7-1380t
Generally I am very pleased with the new install.
Only two things that I am aware of at this time:
1. very slow startup
2. my Oki printer isn't working. I think I will uninstall it
and reinstall it to see if that solves the problem.

Thank God for Windows 7 pro 64-bit - live long and prosper......
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05 Dec 2013   #37
Microsoft MVP


Just bookmark Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

For specific help to get a software downloaded, ask back and someone will help you avoid any spyware. This can be tricky even for experienced downloaders. Basically you need to avoid any large download buttons which may be labeled Advertisement, weigh all the Download buttons on page to determine which is correct. If it doesn't immediately start downloading what you want, cancel it. Also look for "Download Mirrors" which are normally the real deal.

To help with the slow boot and go over your install thoroughly learning about better ways to do things, work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 .

Uninstall the printer software in Control Panel>Programs and Features. Unplug printer first. Then enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) , plug in the printer to see whether the driver Windows installs is enough for it to function as you wish. If you need to scan from printer top to desktop then you may need to run the latest full software package for the printer from its Support Downloads webpage. The disk may be out of date. All such software is online now in the latest versions.
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05 Dec 2013   #38
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

This Windows 7 Forum is here 24/7 and as far as I know will be here as long as Window 7 itself is being used.
All good programs that work with Windows 7 now should have a method of keep them up to date.
That way you will always be able to Google the newest version from the mother site to install as needed.
Looking ahead in the computer world 2 or 3 years is impossible so I just try to keep up with things day or week at a time.
This Forum also does a great job of keeping it's Tutorials updated.
That help us all down the road when changes have been made.
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05 Dec 2013   #39

windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I am going through "Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7".
Number 4 "Event Viewer Administrative and Custom" shows hundreds
of items I have no idea what to do with.
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05 Dec 2013   #40
Microsoft MVP


That's why it says to only focus on the repeat errors - ones which repeat regularly, like every time you start the PC. It also says how to resolve them, by googling the text and error number to see how others have done this.
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