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  1. Posts : 50,642
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       #260

    IE is good now, as is Firefox' latest version. But it all comes down to your personal preference. I only will not install any Google software because I don't like the tracking they do, pasting ads everywhere you go based on what you say in emails. It's creepy.

    But you can mitigate this quite a bit with Opt Out of Network Advertising mentioned in the Clean Reinstall tutorial.
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  2. Posts : 3,168
    Windows 10 64bit
       #261

    Great tutorial recently lost my windows 7 disk but have my key. Really needed this bad since I kind of screwed up my pc last night and need the cd options for fixing the boot .Was lucky to have a spare hdd which I installed linux on it to get on the internet and make a bootable usb to fix windows till i get a hold of a dvd to burn it hehe.
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  3. Posts : 276
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #262

    15. Activation at Control Panel>System may require a robocall to MS the first time to record your hardware signature in their servers. It will always work as long as you install the correct version and input the key accurately.

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    I'm not sure if I'm reading this right, but I assume by Activation that is referring to where you would enter your product key if you didn't happen to enter it during the installation process?
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  4. Posts : 276
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #263

    16. ● I also recommend running Puran free boot-time defragger + Full Disk Check (after checking Intelligent Optimizer on Additional Operations tab) for state-of-the-art defrag which includes System files. Do not defrag an SSD!

    What is an SSD?
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  5. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #264

    arayfo1 said:
    15. Activation at Control Panel>System may require a robocall to MS the first time to record your hardware signature in their servers. It will always work as long as you install the correct version and input the key accurately.

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    I'm not sure if I'm reading this right, but I assume by Activation that is referring to where you would enter your product key if you didn't happen to enter it during the installation process?
    Not necessarily, Activation is a separate process.

    If your computer properties window looks like this one, stating windows is activated,



    You are good to go, if it doesn't just click activate now.

    Here's some more info,

    Activate Windows 7 Online

    What is an SSD?
    Solid State Drive, doesn't apply to your system, you don't have one.
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  6. Posts : 276
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #265

    Okay, nevermind. I did find activate and managed to activate successfully. Thanks, Derek.

    Should I have any reservations about defragging anything using Puran Defragger or using any specific features within the program?
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  7. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #266

    You're welcome.

    No Puran is fine, so is windows built-in defragger.
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  8. Posts : 106
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
       #267

    How come most of the links to download the English versions of Windows 7 are dashed out? They weren't dashed the first time I visited the site yesterday. How come?
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    7 Pro x64 SP1
       #268

    Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

    Updated today
    read paragraphs at top of page.
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       #269
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