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Windows 7: Windows 7 ie8 Problem

14 Apr 2009   #11
Orbital Shark


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EddieThe Greek View Post
Sounds like you had the same probem I am having. Did 7077 fix that problem for you? If I upgrade by doing a boot install, will I lose all of my appications and files? I hate to have to reload everything.
7077 is working fine for me with the added bonus of it not running out till march next year. If you clean install (without formatting) then windows will store you're entire directory in Windows.old. You will, however, lose the apps you've installed.

When copying/accessing the User directories from windows.old you may encounter some UAC messages about Administrator rights (it UAC is eneabled). Once copied you can then delete the windows.old directory (after changing the security settings and taking ownership of it first )

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14 Apr 2009   #12
EddieThe Greek

Windows 7

The funny thing about this problem is that ie8 does not work for nearly 95% of the websites. The problem seems to be related to any application that accesses the web. Because Yahoo IM and the Desktop Weather do not work. Yet...Google works fine. I was finally able to download Google Chrome and it is working fine. I had a problem with Yahoo mail using Chrome but I finally got it to work to. But all of the other applications that access the web still do not work. I hope the upgrade to Build 7077 solves my problems. But I can't seem to get past the Checking Compatability module. My Windows 7 Beta upgrade has been laced with big time problems.
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14 Apr 2009   #13
Orbital Shark


Strange, i've never had it check compatability & my laptop was designed for XP
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15 Apr 2009   #14

Windows 7

Do you perform the upgrade in windows, or burn the iso to dvd and upgrade from there?

I would perform the upgrade from the dvd if you can.

Another thought would be to try a different build. Maybe 7068. I've been using this build at work as my main OS for some time now. I've only had IE restart on me twice so far, in the last month. Which is way better than 7000's issues.
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15 Apr 2009   #15

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail

re: IE
Try going to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> "Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)"

If it loads then the issue is with a particular plugin (add-on) that you have installed in IE. To manage your add-ons, go to the Tools menu and Manage Add-ons. Disable everything and then open IE the normal way. From there you can selectively re-enable add-ons.

IMO - IE8 in 7 is as slow as molasses; especially with Sun Java plugins installed. Which is why I ditched it completely and switched to using Safari 4 beta as my main browser. In the rare occasion I do need to use IE though, I have it set aside on standby with all plugins but Flash disabled (still slow compared to Safari/Chrome though!).
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16 Apr 2009   #16
Orbital Shark


The version bundled with 7000 is riddled with bugs. It's still the beta version so using 7068 or above will cure a lot of issues.

Also, i've seen other peolpe with the issue of accessing the internet and they have been recommended to do the following;

In Control Panel->Network and Internet->Internet Options->Connections then Lan Settings. If you un-check Automatically detect settings then try accessing a site you previously couldn't and see how you get on. I've not had the need to try this but it has worked for others in other threads.
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18 Apr 2009   #17
EddieThe Greek

Windows 7

I tried to load Build 7077. But after the checking for compatibility, the upgrade tells me that I need to uninstall PerfectDisk and then restart the Upgrade. I loaded PerfectDisk several months back to test it for a customer. I did uninstall it back then but as I recall there was a problem with the uninstall. I finally got it uninstalled so it is not on my laptop. I did a search for PerfectDisk and Raxco and deleted all remaining files. I also went to the registry and found no entries for Raxco or PerfectDisk. Yet I still get the same abort when I try to load Build 7077. This is getting really frustrating. I want to stay with Windows 7 but I need to get this fixed or go back to XP. Can anyone PLEASE help me. How do I get around this PerfectDisk problem?
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18 Apr 2009   #18
Orbital Shark


You could try downloading a program call Perfect Uninstaller from here

Perfect Uninstaller - A Better and Easier Uninstaller

This should allow you to remove the affected programs, and if it's not found it should correct any errors with the Add/Remove programs. I believe it's the ARP that indicates to the installer what programs are running.

Hope this helps :)
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