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Windows 7: Windows problems! Please!

23 Jan 2010   #1
Josefsson

Windows Seven
 
 
Windows problems! Please!

Hi! My name is Mattias and I'm having quite a mess with my computer!
It's a 32bit Inter Core 2 Duo , E8400 @ 3GHz, 2GB RAM
And I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed.

It has come to this: I've installed LOADS of programs and downloaded LOADS of freeware. I have stuff organized and all that because I'm kind of a perfectionist.
But I really really want to restore my computer back to its normal... Like when it came from the store.

I recently had it sent in for a complete restoration because of a crash and that was the time I also upgraded from Vista to Seven. But that cost me alot of money to do and I'm not prepared to send my computer there again for a new restore.

The reason I want to do this is because most of my games dont work. I.E "Warcraft III" , a game that always worked on bots Vista, XP and 98... I've googled around and have not found much info on how I could fix it otherwise... I've tried a whole lot of things.

And also, everytime I turn the computer off or just log out of my Admin account (The only account on the computer) I get some "Bad mem" notice. A programwarning if so.

I'm not so good at computer so I'm asking you Windows fellows, where should I turn? What sould I do?

Thank you in advance.


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23 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you upgraded to Seven, you have the DVD, just install. If you want to know how, just ask and we will be happy to help.

Your computer will be just like the day you installed Windows 7. Unless you have DVDs from the manufacturer of the computer it may not be possible to restore to the original condition, as it was the first day.

Are you trying to get back to when 7 was new or the day you bought your computer?
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23 Jan 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Once you get it restored and setup the way you want it, be sure create an image of your system disc... This way if anything untoward happens, you will be able to restore your system without worrying about going through a re-install...

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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23 Jan 2010   #4
Josefsson

Windows Seven
 
 

Wow fast replies! Thanks alot!
Rich, yes I want it to be as when I intalled Seven.
But wont there be a problem since I only have the "upgrade" disc?
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23 Jan 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

No you can do that with upgrade disc I will get our tutrorial, with full instructions.

Read this and come back if you have questions.

You can cheat a bit too, like I did. Watch the whole thing on YouTube

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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23 Jan 2010   #6
Josefsson

Windows Seven
 
 

Thanks again Rich! Are you posting a link here or what? Sorry I'm just really new to having problems with Windows... hehe. At my school we use Mac and lets face it there's never any bigger problems there so I'm not used with having to search for help.
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23 Jan 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The link is posted, look again.
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23 Jan 2010   #8
Josefsson

Windows Seven
 
 

Okey I think I get it now, but to do this I need to format my computer first ?
Or do I just need to insert the CD and do what it tells me ?
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23 Jan 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Since you already have Windows 7 and it is fairly new. I suggest just put the DVD in the drive, when given the choice select custom. I do not think that in this situation, you have to select format. The DVD will wipe the drive. When asked for your key number do not give it and uncheck the box that allows for automatic activation.

Use it for a while, if happy activate then. You have 30 days.
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23 Jan 2010   #10
Josefsson

Windows Seven
 
 

Will the dvd create "Windows old" Or something like that? Because otherwise I should make a backup?
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