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Windows 7: Quick Clean install question

26 Nov 2009   #11
jack wells

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack wells View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Clean install.
That doesn't help in the slightest, more info please...if you mean simply doing clean install, I won't do it like I have said in this thread.
Sorry I was rewriting that botched post as you were responding (see above).
it's ok and thanks, so this will keep all my files, installed programs etc?


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26 Nov 2009   #12
Kari

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No, you can not keep the files and software. We were posting at the same time so you did not see my last post. Read it here, then do as Gregrocker told you. He knows what he's talking about.

Kari
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26 Nov 2009   #13
jack wells

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Alright well I guess I can't do anything then.
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26 Nov 2009   #14
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack wells View Post
Alright well I guess I can't do anything then.
Yes you can . Transfer the files using Windows Easy Transfer, do a clean install, reinstall the software.

Kari
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26 Nov 2009   #15
gregrocker

 

One reason for the popularity of the Downloads folder in Vista and now 7 is that people are learning to download their software installers there to keep them backed up, so that reinstalling programs is much easier than having to dig through manufacturer's websites and disks in a drawer. I back up all installer disk ISO's in there too.

Suggest you do this when reinstalling Win7, migrating your files and settings over using Easy Transfer as Kari suggests. Or copy your files yourself.

Finally, when you have it all set up as you like, type "backup" into the start box and use Win7 backup to save a HD image externally (and in a primary formatted partition if you wish) so that you never have to reinstall again, just boot into the installer/repair disk "Recover Using an Image" and reimage your HD or a replacement in 15 minutes flawlessly.
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26 Nov 2009   #16
jack wells

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My friend can't reinstall the software, its complicated and will result in a personal loss of thousands of dollars, he cannot re-install the software (literally).

Thanks for the help anyways..
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26 Nov 2009   #17
gregrocker

 

In that case I would def make a Windows 7 Backup System image NOW stored externally so that reinstall is never again necessary.

Then keep files and image backed up regularly. Win7 will automate it on a schedule in background if you keep external plugged in.
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26 Nov 2009   #18
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack wells View Post
My friend can't reinstall the software, its complicated and will result in a personal loss of thousands of dollars, he cannot re-install the software (literally).

Thanks for the help anyways..
Very well ...
As I understand torrentg's original post, he gave you a list of offending drivers. Google each driver, find out what program it comes from, either find an up to date driver or update the software. If that is not possible can the program be removed, uninstalled?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg
Hi.

Update to the latest video card driver from ATI's site. You're currently running a 2007 driver. Not so good.

Update these drivers or if unimportant to the system, get them off the machine by uninstalling:

SynTP SynTP.sys Thu Dec 06 20:41:53 2007
FwLnk FwLnk.sys Sun Nov 19 09:11:12 2006
fshs fshs.sys Wed Oct 15 05:53:55 2008
fses fses.sys Thu Dec 20 08:21:54 2007
fsdfw fsdfw.sys Mon Oct 27 05:51:37 2008
fsvista fsvista.sys Thu Jan 15 05:20:21 2009
AtiPcie AtiPcie.sys Mon Oct 30 14:23:10 2006
UVCFTR_S UVCFTR_S.SYS Tue Nov 27 05:38:34 2007

If you're not proficient enough to do that, then clean install is recommended instead of the upgrade you already did.
Old programs can also be installed / run in compatibility mode.

Compatibility Mode

Cheers!
Robert
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26 Nov 2009   #19
jack wells

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I was already doing that and my friend doesnt have a external HD, and thanks iseeuu I will try..
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26 Nov 2009   #20
jack wells

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ah man, I can't find any of those drivers
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