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Windows 7: Change in My Update Process Leaves Me with a Question

3 Weeks Ago   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Change in My Update Process Leaves Me with a Question

I just had to reinstall Windows 7 on my 2012 Toshiba laptop (running a 64-bit Win 7 OS). I did it without using the DVDs from Toshiba but by hitting F12 during the power-up to select my boot options. In 2019 I also had to reinstall Win 7 I did a previous reinstall 2018, but then I had to do it by using the DVDs that I obtained from Toshiba. Both times the reinstall wiped the contents of the HD before beginning the procedure.

During the 2019 reinstall it sure seemed like some newer versions of a lot of the stuff was installed that I don't recall installing in 2018. And during the 2019 reinstall, the update process seemed to take about an hour less that it did during the 2018 install. Can anybody tell me why?

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3 Weeks Ago   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

The Toshiba installation DVD has a lot of additional programs & other information that Toshiba supply as original on their computers, which are not included in the original Windows 7 DVDs, that MS supply.

This would explain why the installation was quicker, but you may not have a program installed that you may have used in the past with the Toshiba version.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Thank you for your reply and your answer. Yes, that would explain why using the Toshiba-supplied DVDs took longer than when I just used the F12 function to get started. Thanks again!
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