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Windows 7: Installing MSE disables taskbar

20 Dec 2009   #21
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I believe that at this point in time I would begin to seriously consider performing a clean install... You have some serious issues going on here...


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20 Dec 2009   #22
hallydai

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi Tews, could you a explain a bit? I've only had this computer 6 weeks and I've tried to very careful. I try not to load with extraneous stuff, run virus and spyware scans religiously, don't do a lot of downloading, etc. If it's something I'm doing I need to know so I don't keep repeating my mistakes. Thanks!
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20 Dec 2009   #23
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Tew is saying take your win DVD and install again. Its a PIA, but tews may be right. If you dont know how, just ask and you will have an answer. You can also read about clean install in our tutorials.
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20 Dec 2009   #24
hallydai

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Richard - what is PIA? Sorry may be a dumb question. Also, am I correct in thinking that if needed I can do a clean install from the recovery disks I created when I first got my computer as it did not come with any media?
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20 Dec 2009   #25
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hallydai View Post
Richard - what is PIA? Sorry may be a dumb question. Also, am I correct in thinking that if needed I can do a clean install from the recovery disks I created when I first got my computer as it did not come with any media?
Im embarassed now (Pain in the XXX)

Every computer manufacturer provides a way to restore to factory settings. Dell gives both DVD and a recover partition.
If your company provied a recovery partition and you made a copy, I would say that you can return to factory settings. But, I have fears that it may just be a boot disc.
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20 Dec 2009   #26
hallydai

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

ha ha - that's funny! good to add a little levity to the situation.

But as a follow up to my question to tews. You know that saying, "he who doesn't learn from his mistakes is doomed to repeat them..." (or something like that). I don't know what I could have done in such a short time to mess things up so much that the general recommendation is to do a clean install. So, not knowing this, I have no confidence I won't do it again.
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20 Dec 2009   #27
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hallydai View Post
ha ha - that's funny! good to add a little levity to the situation.

But as a follow up to my question to tews. You know that saying, "he who doesn't learn from his mistakes is doomed to repeat them..." (or something like that). I don't know what I could have done in such a short time to mess things up so much that the general recommendation is to do a clean install. So, not knowing this, I have no confidence I won't do it again.
You paid good money for your computer and in this economy it was a difficult.Enjoy your computer do not be intimidated by it. When this gets fixed, buy an external hard drive. Make a system image (its part of win 7) and put the image away. Now you can enjoy your computer in anyway that you want. Screw up, just put the image back. You may want to keep that image updated, also.
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20 Dec 2009   #28
hallydai

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Jacee - do you have any thoughts?
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20 Dec 2009   #29
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Completely uninstall Norton/Symantec ... follow these instructions
Download and run the Norton Removal Tool

Uninstall MSE, then re-install it.
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20 Dec 2009   #30
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

There are a couple more suggestions I'll make after you've done the above.
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