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Windows 7: 3 problems after installing windows 7

01 Aug 2010   #11
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kak2a2 View Post
richc46 did that ... thanks
stormy13 i tried to download from the link in #1 but the driver didn't work
Night Hawk replaced the hard disk , did all kind of tests for it and now it's working great : )
gregrocker there was two options ( upgrade , custom ) i chose the custom but i didn't find the advanced setting option so i just completed the installation without stopping.
i know now where i went wrong( i didn't do the installation at boot) but how can that be any different from the clean installation? because i found just one new folder after installing the windows ( windows.old) and i deleted it. and that's exactly like option 2 in THIS thread.

so, is it better to do a clean install again ?

Back up and do a clean install. The little extra work now will make you much happier in the future.


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01 Aug 2010   #12
kak2a2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok , but which option is the best of those ?

and can i use the same CD and the same product key to install and register the windows ?
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01 Aug 2010   #13
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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01 Aug 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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3- every time a try to shutdown my computer i get this message :
( waiting for the programs in background to close
windows logon
force shutdown cancel )

I get that on 2 of my 3 Win7 systems. I always thought it was because of the SSDs being too fast which are on both systems but I never gave it much thought because there seem to be no negative consequences.
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01 Aug 2010   #15
kak2a2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kak2a2 View Post
1-Ok , but which option is the best of those ?

2-and can i use the same CD and the same product key to install and register the windows ?
ok and what about the second question ?
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01 Aug 2010   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kak2a2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kak2a2 View Post
1-Ok , but which option is the best of those ?

2-and can i use the same CD and the same product key to install and register the windows ?
ok and what about the second question ?
One product key = One PC.
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01 Aug 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

You can reinstall Win7 as often as you want to the same computer, or even migrate retail version to another computer of your choice as long as it is on only one machine at a time.

With a new HD I doubt you need to wipe the HD first which will also require doing one of the workarounds given in the tutorial to install Upgrade version to cleaned HD. Just use Custom>Drive Options from booted DVD to delete all partitions, then partition as you wish, format and install - or let it autoformat.
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01 Aug 2010   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How did you get a Windows.old folder if you clean installed to a new HD per your other thread?
On drives already partitioned and formatted and not simply allowing the 7 drive tools and installer to create new 100mb system reserved and primary partitions the 7 installer assumes an existing installation is being replaced even when none is present.

I saw that with the RCs as well as on the first build when using GParted to take care of the partitioning.

With a prepartitioned and formatted drive you won't see the 100mb reserved space taken with any fresh install however. That's only seen when using the MS drive tools option while booted from the 7 dvd during the installation.
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02 Aug 2010   #19
kak2a2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
followed every step in this thread
i clean installed my laptop and it couldn't be any faster and smoother !
all the problems are gone away now
thank you guys
but two last questions ... i read a lot here about making an image backup ... what is the best program to do that ?
and what do you think about bitdefender total security 2010 ?
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02 Aug 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. For Image backup I found free Macrium to be the easiest, fastest and most reliable. And I have tried quite a few imaging programs. Have a look at the link (tutorial). I am sure you will understand in no time.
2. BitDefender is a decent AV program. I personally prefer NIS2010, but that is a personal choice.
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