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Windows 7: Windows Experience Index problem

12 May 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hi MerWell, another thing in addition to the good suggestions here. Power off the machine and physically disconnect ALL hard drives except the one with W7 on it. Boot it up and see if the B drive is now listed as C drive. Make sure the W7 drive is connected to your number 1 or 0 SATA header, which ever your board calls it.

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12 May 2012   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Then it's a good thing I didn't try to change it

I actually did run the Startup Repair before I did the boot fix with whatever program I used (one of those two) but it only said I had a problem, but didn't fix it. I haven't tried runnig it after I fixed the boot though. Maybe I should give it a try and see what happens.

Anyhow. I did the installation through my old OS since I didn't have a running DVD player at the time. I had no choice but to choose something else than C:, since my running OS was already using that partition and my new OS was going on a new disk. It seems a little strange that you won't get a really good installation if you're doing it that way instead of using a DVD or a USB installation. I never got a warning about using B: as the partition either. Seems strange as well.
Anyhow (again). I'm not sure if I want to make a clean installation right now, partly due to lack of time and partly because I'm not in the mood to redo all my installations of programs and redo their configurations...

So it seems lika I have to get used to the fact that some things don't work properly. And when I have the time I will make a clean installation. If things still doesn't work, I will ask again!

Thanks for all the help!

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12 May 2012   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1


I will do that first then. I have done it partly, only thing I didn't do was to change the contact to the first one, but I have had all other disks disconnected a few times. i will try again and also move the disk to the first contact, but my guess is that it won't work then either. But I will give it a try! When I have the time
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12 May 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP


If you want to wait to reintsall then besides running a few Startup Repairs to see if anything about the boot obviously needs repairing, you can gradually work through these other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 which may turn up clues and will give you much more familiarity with your Win7.
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