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05 Nov 2009   #1
ALPH4

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Problems

I just finished upgrading my comp from XP to Windows 7 and it has not gone smoothly.
- The boot up is extremely slow (15 - 20 mins) Possibly due to the fact that I am using a IDE hard drive?? And no AVG is not installed.

- I cannot install my Nvidia graphics drivers, I just get a message saying "Setup has detected that the operating system in use is not Windows Vista [32-bit]/Windows 7 [32-bit]....... But I am running Windows 7 32-bit

- My razer mouse side buttons no longer work even though I installed the proper Windows 7 drivers. It worked on XP though.

What do I doooo????


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05 Nov 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

Look at Computer>Properties to make sure you installed 32 bit.

Almost all drivers in the installer are current, especially Graphics. MS funded the WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) which developed these drivers in partnership with the manufacturers and has them to release even sooner sometimes.

If it doesn't come in the installer, it will soon follow in Windows Updates.

Your mouse may need special software for those buttons to run. Look on the manufacturer's product page for that exact model to see what it has for Win7.

Type into the start/run box "msconfig" and look at the startup tab to see what is hitchhiking on your startup. I uncheck everything except MS entries.
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06 Nov 2009   #3
ALPH4

Windows 7
 
 

Well I typed in msconfig and disabled all my Microsoft services, as well disabled the Load startup items check box. Yet, no improvement at all

Any other suggestions???
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06 Nov 2009   #4
gregrocker

 

Run the Win7 installer from your desktop to do a Repair install which saves programs, files and settings but reinstalls the OS underneath and settles boot issues.

In Win7 a Repair install is an Upgrade over itself.

Afterward you will need to reactivate at Computer>Properties.
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06 Nov 2009   #5
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ALPH4 View Post
I just finished upgrading my comp from XP to Windows 7 and it has not gone smoothly.
- The boot up is extremely slow (15 - 20 mins) Possibly due to the fact that I am using a IDE hard drive?? And no AVG is not installed.

- I cannot install my Nvidia graphics drivers, I just get a message saying "Setup has detected that the operating system in use is not Windows Vista [32-bit]/Windows 7 [32-bit]....... But I am running Windows 7 32-bit

- My razer mouse side buttons no longer work even though I installed the proper Windows 7 drivers. It worked on XP though.

What do I doooo????
Check Windows 7 Log Events if there are any conflicts, also press WIN+Pause and check device manager, if there are any red/yellow notifications.
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06 Nov 2009   #6
ALPH4

Windows 7
 
 

how do I view my event log?

I just check my Device Manager and theres a yellow notification for:

PCI Standard PCI-to-PCI bridge

Device status:
This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system.

Mouse problem has been already fixed, now its just the 8 min boot up and nvidia drivers problem
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06 Nov 2009   #7
gregrocker

 

There seems to be major installation problems where the OS doesn't even recognize it is 32 bit, plus the PCI bridge device error. I personally would do a repair install to give it another shot at installation to see if it overcomes these problems.

However, if you have some reason you don't want to do a repair install, then the next best thing is to run "sfc /scannow" which will check the integrity of all of the system files.

Finally, if you purchased Win7 retail you are entitled to MS excellent tech support which I have found is often worth more than the price of the purchase. They will know what these errors mean.
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