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Win7 keeps reinstalling USB drivers

Q: Win7 keeps reinstalling USB drivers

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 keeps re-installing the same existing USB drivers every time I plug in an USB device. This means every time I plug in my Wireless mouse, my printer, scanner, external hard drive... and so on I have to wait minutes before I can start using the device. Also, it does not just re-install the drivers from the hard disk, it does a lengthy check via windows update before it installs anything.

Does anybody know how to fix this? Thanks.

Preferred Solution: Win7 keeps reinstalling USB drivers

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Win7 keeps reinstalling USB drivers

hi there
have you tried this> shut down computer unplug the mains cable press the power button on the pc for 5-10 sec re-plug the mains lead in boot up pc.(this should reset the motherboard)

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I need to reformat and reinstall Windows XP on my Dell Dimension 8200, which is about 5 year old. It is my understanding that first you reinstall XP and then you have to reinstall the drivers. I am not sure how to reinstall the drivers.

When I ordered my computer from Dell, it came with things like a monitor, printer, speakers, video card, and sound card.

The computer also came with a cd that is labeled "Drivers and Utilities". The cd is also labeled "Dell Dimension ResourceCD for Reinstalling Device Drivers and Using Diagnostics, Utilities, and Online Documentation".

Will this cd install all of the necessary drivers for all of the hardware that came with my computer? For instance, my video card is a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420. Will the cd have the drivers for this, or will it only have some sort of generic video drivers?

If the cd does have all the necessary drivers, how do I use it to actually install them? Do I just click some button and the cd will automatically install all the necessary drivers?

Last, is there some program I can use that will make copies of my already existing device drivers so that I can use them as a last resort.

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Hi Guys,

I mistakenly purchased a 32 bit version of windows 7 pro which was on OEM. Now I am going to purchase the 64 bit version OEM software again and format my hard drive and reinstall the 64 bit OS on my PC.

My question is now that I will be using the 64 Bit version, can I re-use my 32 bit OEM on a completely different PC as it will no longer be installed on my PC?

If so do I have to uninstall it first or will a simple wipe off the hard drive deactivate the 32 bit key?

Also is there a cheaper option to purchasing the OEM software again, such as upgrading from 32bit to 64bit?

A:Reinstalling Win7 Pro 32 Bit OEM on a Different PC

Each license can be used for either 32- or 64-bit, you can change at any time as often as you want, as long as the license is used on only one installation at a time. However with OEM you are locked to the motherboard you first install upon.

More on OEM restrictions: Windows 7 OEM and Regular?

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I have xps l502x, out of warranty, and I am reinstalling win 7. It ask for drivers, but it will not accept my "drivers and utility" cd. When I load the cd and reboot I get "No Operating System..." message.
Do I load the drivers before install the os? How do I do that? Or, is there an easier alternative.
thx, in advance

A:Reinstalling win7

Follow the instructions here:
And here:
Using this driver:
Note if you have the latest BIOS revision A12 you can clean install Windows 10 TH2 opposed to Windows 7:

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I try to reinstall my desktop computer these days, but something weird just happen.
After I boot from my my install dvd , it did show that "windows is loading files" ,but after that,just before showing "starting windows" , My computer suddenly shut down and restart immediately than boot from DVD again.
Who can tell me why did this happen >< ??

These are my hardware equipment , it's custom build
CPU- i7 3770
RAM- just know is DDR3 12GB....
Graphics Card - GTX 550TI
Motherboard - b75ma P45
Power Supply- XIGMATEK NRP PC602

I've try both 64 or 32bit install DVD, but it still do the same......

A:Problem reinstalling win7

Is it really shutting down? Or power off/on all of a sudden? Or do you see a blue screen with error message for a split second?

UEFI firmware? If so UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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I was an early adopter of win7. I bought a $50upgrade from MS, vista64 to Win7 homepremium64. And I've been happy with it. But lately startup and shut down is getting super slow--I've probably done something to complicate things--whatever. And I want to wipe my hard drive and reinstall win7.

And I'm not sure, because of my having the upgrade package etc if I can do that? Also I know that MS
generally has different types of antipiracy tools and might make this more complicated than I want. I'm
a beginner user so it doesn't take much for them to confuse or block me if that's what they want to prevent me from reinstalling etc.

I'm wondering should I just go out and buy a new CD of WIN 7 home premium--not an upgrade version but a "stand alone version" or whatever one would call it. If spending the $175 would make things easier, I'd be willing to do it. I dont' want to spend weeks trying to get the thing to happen? Know what I mean. Plus I might need to do it again someday.

I have the Win7 "backup disc" as MS titles the CD-its an Anytime Upgrade etc and i have the product key too etc. Should I first just try to use it and repair what I have or? I may have a virus? I dont' know. Or some sort of registry error--caused by me. I'm not sure what's happening? It still works. But I'm concerned about what's causing the exaggerated shut down times. Meaning it may be telling me I've got a pro... Read more

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Just reinstalled Win7, walked away from the PC during the re-installation and it appears that a second partition was created in stead of overwriting the old partition. How can I start up the PC and delete the old OS? Or should I just re-install Win7 again and be at the PC when it goes through the steps?

A:PC won't start up after reinstalling Win7 OS

Quote: Originally Posted by NoClue

Just reinstalled Win7, walked away from the PC during the re-installation and it appears that a second partition was created in stead of overwriting the old partition. How can I start up the PC and delete the old OS? Or should I just re-install Win7 again and be at the PC when it goes through the steps?

If this is a brand new installation, I'd start all over. An installation normally takes no more than 30 minutes or so.

Begin with only 1 hard drive connected.

Delete all existing partitions when given the chance.

You should end up with 1 very small "System Reserved" partition and 1 larger C partition covering the rest of the drive.

Backup any data on the drive if you have anything personal on it.

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I Built my first computer last year so i'm not the greatest at everything yet. My Lacie 500 GB external pretty much died on me a week ago. Wont initiallize, Wouldn't format.

I have a 1.5 TB as my main and a 500 GB as a second hard drive.
I want to re install win7 and format the 1.5 TB. my computer has been giving me trouble lately.

So my question is if i put my important stuff onto the 500 GB and format the 1.5 and reinstall Will all the files on the 500 not be touched and accessible after install

A:Question about Reinstalling Win7


They should not be touched, but I have seen the computer do some unexpected things at times. If it were my computer, I would back up on a separate hard drive. You can use this.

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

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My mother had a recent problem with her laptop and asked me to reintall it for her.
I found instructions on the internet and followed it as best as I could.

There were a couple of parts missing:
The need to enter a product key
The setting up of a network.

I have tried to complete the reintallment twice.

It now seems as though I have somehow wiped out her intel core i5 and associating software.

Now I am at a total lose as to what I should do.

If you can give me some help/advace then please do.

Many many thanks.

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I am wanting to reinstall Win7 as I have been getting some BSOD lately, and I think it is time to freshen up the system.

I'm looking for advice on doing so as I have an SSD I like to run the OS from and use as my c: drive. I would like others opinions on the best way to go about this and whether or not to format the SSD.

I appreciate your help!

A:Reinstalling win7 on SSD - Format?

Have a read of this tutorial: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hello, Excellent tutorials! I've read through most of the pages in this thread, but can't seem to figure out where I go from here. I'm sure it's simple, but now I'm a bit confused....

I had Win XP 32 for years on computer, then recently purchased upgraded mobo, CPU, memory, and SATA 320Gb HDD (all 64), to accommodate a fresh, clean install of Win 7 64 Pro, also purchased.

With previous help on this wonderful forum, I was able to complete installation of 7 on newly built system (without SATA 640Gb XP HDD present), and it works fine. I've configured new 7 system to most of my liking, and now want to set up a dual boot configuration, if only to access/copy/burn old data files.

I wont need an "easy" dual boot setup for regular use, as it seems some do for legacy programs/games. Can I just shut down PC, remove 7 drive, install XP drive, and boot up old XP? I know that I may have to Repair Install XP from orig. disc, and will most likely have to validate seriously upgraded system. Or, can I just shut down system, install old XP drive, turn system on, and get access to XP drive from some boot access method? Will 7 "see" the XP drive at boot up or in BIOS, so I can select XP drive and boot straight from it instead?

My 7 year-old has her own XP desktop which I built for her, so I can always access burned pictures or data files from discs on it, I presume, if necessary, then I can proceed to wipe XP from my old drive and incorporate it into new 7 system.
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A:Reinstalling old XP HDD on new, Win7 64 system/HDD?

Do you want to?

1) Copy your Data to Win 7

2) Dual boot Win7 & XP

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Hey all, I'm a college student running windows 7 off of a HP Envy 4-1015dx. I started having issues with a BSOD siting iastor.sys as the cause (that's a story for another forum). After exhausting my options solving that, I decided to completely reinstall Windows 7, being as a factory restore wasn't doing the job. Being as my laptop doesn't have a disk drive, I created a bootable USB using an ISO file and microsoft's ISO to USB tool. The issue that I have is when I boot from the USB, I receive an error that "no drives are found" when asked to select a driver for installation. I know the ISO is good because I used it to reinstall Win7 on another laptop today. Many things that I have found in terms of solutions cite changing SATA settings in BIOS but it is locked in this model. Wondering what else to try from this point, before I give up and purchase a Mac.

A:Reinstalling Win7 off USB issues

D/L the Sata controller driver from the HP site for your model, if it's in a zip format unzip and place it on the USB stick along with the Win7 installation, when you see the prompt to load additional drivers point the install to the Sata driver you put on the USB stick.

Have you tested the hard drive as part of bsod troubleshooting?
If not I would do so before continuing with another install> How to perform a Seagate's Seatools Test | Tech Support Forum

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I have a Acer Aspire M5810 it came with windows 7 preinstalled. Now my computer is a mess and I want to format and make a fresh install, but i didn't get a windows 7 setup disk when I bought the computer, I just got 3 blank DVDs and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with them. Can anyone please instruct me? I'm gonna need some idiot proof step by step instructions. Thanks

A:reinstalling preinstalled win7

The computer probably has a recovery partition, down load and burn this recovery CD and wait for instructions, from somebody/guru who knows what to do. I have to take my cat to the vet and fix a friends computer so I will be off line for a while. Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs &#x2014; The NeoSmart Files

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Hello world!

So, a few days back I built a PC for my friend and we installed Windows 7 RC 64-bit in it. Then we realized that the audio didn't work at all, and we tried every kind of driver we could find for it, but it didn't work out. Yesterday we decided to try reinstalling the OS in case something had gone wrong during the installation (there was a power failure when the OS was up and running but still installing drivers).

Well, I rebooted the PC and put in the RC installation disc. I clicked the format button to clear the HDD and tried installing, but when it reached 6% in the "expanding files" section the installation crashed and said something about some .dll file missing. Well, today we decided to try again, and I took the HDD home and formatted it with the Win 7 disk management option by deleting the partitions (the 100mb thingy that the OS makes when installing and the rest) and made a new NTFS partition. Then, back to my friend's house (what an awful lot of driving, I tell ya). I plugged the HDD in and tried to reinstall, it complained again about files missing but the error message was different this time. I'll attach a picture of the text, sorry for the crappy quality of my Nokia 6555's camera.

The setup is something like this:
ASRock AS770DE
AMD Phenom II x4 940 BE
ATI Radeon HD4850
2x2gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800MHz
Antec EarthWatts 500W
Antec Sonata III
Samsung SpinPoint F1 500gb
Optiarc 5200s DVD+-RW

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A:Big problem when reinstalling Win7 RC 64-bit

I would try re-downloading the RC-1 client. Chances are, something was corrupted in the original RC-1 you're using if you've made multiple CD burns from it with the same results.

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I plan on reinstalling Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on my laptop. The key that I'm using came from a generic Windows 7 Pro 64-bit DVD. I do have a DVD lying around that is Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with Service Pack 1. So my question is, could I use that DVD with SP1 already on it to install Windows 7, but still use that key from my straight up Windows 7 Pro 64-bit DVD that DIDN'T have SP1?

Thanks in advance!

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 with a Win7SP1 dvd with Win7 key

Yes, it should work.

But doesn`t your laptop have a COA with a key ?

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I have a PC with an activated version of Win7 Home Premium OEM edition installed that I wish to wipe clean, ie, wipe the hard drive then reinstall a clean OS.

Will the Win7 Home Premium OEM activate OK via the microsoft website after the reinstall or will I have to phone up to get it activated ?

The clean install will be on the same machine as the original install but I am not sure how many reinstalls I am allowed on the same machine with an OEM version.

Thx for any help.

Auld Bint

A:Reinstalling Win7 Home Premium OEM ?

OEM versions are tied to the mobo...Phone activation may be required if u wish to reinstall your OS.

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The most recent batch of 28 Win7 x64 updates caused increasing instability of my 5 year old PC, ultimately necessitating a complete reinstallation of OS and, of course, apps. Given that my installation disk is 5 years old, the initial reinstallation led to an attempt to apply the ~200 updates that have been issued over that period. That went about as expected, necessitating a second reinstallation. This time I turned auto-update off, and have been trying to apply the updates 10 at a time, in numerical order. Aside from being time-consuming, the results feel unstable, with some updates failing and forcing Windows to rollback, only to reveal they're still applied after the next boot.

Is there a better way? If I bought a new copy of Win7 would it have most of these updates built in? Thanks for your help.

PS - I do a complete image backup every night via Acronis True Image 2016. I tried to get Acronis to restore everything, but my system (whether in Acronis' boot environment or Windows) is not recognizing the USB drive containing the images (naturally).

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My problem is the following, I'm sorry if it's silly, but I really need to be sure about it.

I have an Asus EEE pc, it has two harddrives in it, C: with the OS on it, and D: with any other stuff. I'd like to reinstall Win7 (from the hidded partition) with formatting the hard drive. I've put everything I need on the D: drive, because I think that if I format the hard drive during the installation it will only format the system drive and not the other one. Am I right about it?

I need a sure answer about it because if there's a chance that the reinstallation might format the other drive too then I have to copy everything to usb drives, dvds, etc.

Thank you!

A:Reinstalling Win7 on netbook with two harddrives

Why format at all? Just run "setup.exe" from the media you are using while in Windows and pick "Custom Install" it will move all most of the C drive to Windows.old and leave the D drive alone. No fears or worries.

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Hello everyone, my computer was running slow recently and i decided to reinstall windows 7 64 bit on it. I bought this custom built desktop from a small computer store, and it didnt come with a reinstall disk or anything like that, just the computer. I downloaded a OEM win7 64 bit ultimate disk and installed it onto my computer. Everything went fine and booted up, but i do not have internet access. Theres no wireless icon, and the lan icon says "not connected no connections are available." I included two pictures to help you see my problem.

A:No wireless internet after reinstalling win7

looks like it has not got a WIFI Card,you will need an ethernet cable to access the internet,use another PC and download these drivers for the lan from here.http://drivers.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=99202&t=0&i=1

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Recently I was having serious but unrelated technical issues and had the need to format my hard drive. I have an alienware laptop which came with one of their recovery DVDs that automatically restores your system to its original factory condition and used this to do so. Afterward, I immediately ran my windows 7 upgrade disk (the system originally came with Vista) and then began setting about re-installing all my programs and loading all my backed up files back onto my computer and whatnot.

However, for reasons I cannot seem to determine, my speakers no longer seem to work. They worked fine before I had to format my HD, they were working fine in the 15 minutes I was still running vista before installing Win7, and after my windows 7 installation they were still working.

This was all yesterday. This morning, when I got on my computer (that I had left on all night as I was downloading a game off steam), my speakers did not work. There is no clear indication as to why. My sound card seems to be fine as I can plug in headphones and the sound comes out in quality as good as ever, but if I unplug the headphones....no sound at all comes out.

Not sure how to go about fixing this. I could use some help.

A:Speakers not working after reinstalling Win7

Try the below following methods, hope it works.

Method 1:

Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services for No Sound in windows 7
Lets try Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services for No Sound in windows 7, Visit the link below and click on green button

that says "Run Now" and follow the instructions appears on the screen.


Method 2:

To update your Audio driver in device manager:

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel
2. Click System and Maintenance
3. Underneath Device Manager, click View hardware and devices
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue
4. Expand Sound, video and game controllers
5. Right-click your Audio controller, and click Properties
6. Select the Driver tab
7. Click the Update Driver button.
8. Select Search automatically for updated driver software

Windows will now search for an update for your Audio drivers locally and on the internet, then walk you through the process of

installing the driver. If it is unable to find a driver you can go to your Sound Card manufacturer?s website and download any

updated drivers.

To find the manufacturer and model of your Sound Card:

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel
2. Click System and Maintenance
3. Underneath Device Manager, click View hardware and devices
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I have been having problems for almost 2 years now, since installing Windows 7 on a new pc --- specifically with Windows Update not working. I have paid for Microsoft support, and I learned after that that I didn't have to because WU problems are covered under their warranty. Working directly with MS Tech Support has failed to resolve the problem, even after reinstalling the OS.

I am profoundly disappointed in MS's inability to solve my problem. This forum is my best hope for a solution. I posted my problem on this forum on April 11th, where I received excellent guidance (which I followed), but because I misstated some things (which I tried to clarify), I was dismissed. If I could explain things in precise tech language, I wouldn't need this forum! I need patience and HELP!

Anyway, that's my backstory. What everyone agrees on is this: I need to reformat my hard drive and then do a clean install of the OS. Note: the MS Tech Support guy had me download a new OS file, since he thought my CD might be corrupted. So I was first instructed to burn the ISO file to a flash drive.

From gregrocker on this site ON 4/11:

"Make sure the download completed and is the correct size, then write it to flash stick or burn to DVD using "Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool", boot the installation media to do a "Clean Install Windows 7."
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A:MBR error on reinstalling Win7 to clean HD

Did you delete all partitions during the booted install? The error means you have not cleared the MBR partition table by doing so.

If it's not enough to delete all partitions and create and format new, then run Diskpart Clean Command on the drive from the System Recovery Options Command Line.

If that fails check your UEFI settings. What are UEFI, CSM, and Legacy Boot exact settings choices and selection? Are you booting flash stick as UEFI device?

Report back results and if required exact failure error and behavior.

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I've reinstalled Windows 7(Ultimate 64 bit), installed my wireless adapter driver but I can't connect to the internet, usually it doesn't find any network and when it does, it claims that it couldn't connect to the network.
If it matters, my wireless adapter is Edimax EW-7612UAn.
What should I do?

A:Can't connect to the internet after reinstalling WIN7

Welcome aboard, KingKenny1

Place the driver CD in the DVD drive, right click on the computer icon on the desktop and Choose "manage" in the context menu. It will open the computer management window.

Click Device Manager > Expand Network Adapters > Right click on the result > Update driver software

In the resulting dialog, click on "browse my computer for driver software"
The update procedure will find the appropriate driver and will install it properly.

Then, the network should be connected.

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The most recent batch of 28 Win7 x64 updates caused increasing instability of my 5 year old PC, ultimately necessitating a complete reinstallation of OS and, of course, apps. Given that my installation disk is 5 years old, the initial reinstallation led to an attempt to apply the ~200 updates that have been issued over that period. That went about as expected, necessitating a second reinstallation. This time I turned auto-update off, and have been trying to apply the updates 10 at a time, in numerical order. Aside from being time-consuming, the results feel unstable, with some updates failing and forcing Windows to rollback, only to reveal they're still applied after the next boot.

Is there a better way? If I bought a new copy of Win7 would it have most of these updates built in? Thanks for your help.

PS - I do a complete image backup every night via Acronis True Image 2016. I tried to get Acronis to restore everything, but my system (whether in Acronis' boot environment or Windows) is not recognizing the USB drive containing the images (naturally).

A:Reinstalling Win7 fails due to 200 updates

Maybe the steps in this post will help you:
Advice please on best way to install updates for Windows 7

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Hi everyone,
(I've looked around on this forum and others, but still I haven't been able to solve my problem. I'm sorry if I've missed any topic that represents the same issue or presents the solution. Anyway, here it is: )
I fell for the offer to upgrade my OEM Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10 on my ASUS N55SF, but directly after the installation I was greeted by a black screen with a blinking white underscore in the top left corner directly after startup screen!
I contacted Microsoft support, who couldn't help me very much. They said it probably had something to do with a conflict between my graphic card drivers and Win 10, and my only solution was to reinstall Win 7 with my recovery disc.
I have now found the recovery disc, formatted my system partition and reinstalled Win 7, only resulting in the same black screen with the blinking underscore! The system repair makes no difference. I've run chkdsk /r and everything seemed alright.
By the way, somehow the primary partition (number 2 in my case) is now labelled "E:". I don't know if that affects anything though.
Partition 1 is "RECOVERY", 25Gb (primary)
Partition 2 is the old system partition, 168Gb (primary)
Partition 3 is the system reserved partition, 100Mb (system)
Partition 4 is "DATA" where I have stored all my personal files, 505Gb (logical)
What am I to do?
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A:Blinking white underscore, even after reinstalling Win7!

The first thing I would try is setting your BIOS settings back to default. Reboot and see if you still have the blank screen.
If your data on the 505GB partition is backed up you can do a factory reset if your Recovery Partition is intact. I believe for ASUS you tap F9 at boot. If you have a setting in BIOS called Boot Booster disable it. 
All data you currently have on the computer will be wiped including any programs you installed. 
Normally you do not need to partition the hard drive on a clean install. You would use the Advanced option. Delete all your partitions except your Data Partition then press next. Windows will automatically partition and format the unallocated space but because your Recovery Partition is at the beginning of the disk I would not recommend doing it.

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I am sorry if this is duplicate but I couldn't find anything in search.

I need to clean install Windows but I have relocated overseas and do not have access to some of my software install cd's where I'm at now. Particularly I don't want to lose my Photoshop and that's the stinking install disc I left at home!

Comodo used to have a program called Comodo Programs Manager that allegedly has a make installer module but I for the life of me cannot find this feature in that software at all.

Is there a way for me to clean install Windows 7 and have the ability to reinstall this program without having to send for my discs from an other continent?

A:Reinstalling software after Clean Win7 Install

Which program ? You mention 2.

Any program can be gotten over the internet.

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I reinstalled Windows 7 and the screen on the computer has started to dim slightly then will brighten back up.

I have set the power functions to not go into energy conservation mode.

I wonder if I am missing a driver or something.

I have the computer hooked to external monitors but they are not affected. Just the screen on the laptop itself.

What could be causing the screen to dim on it's own?

A:Screen dims than brightens on it's own after reinstalling Win7

It's the brightness control of the display it happens to mine too when the computer is idle for 3 to 5 minutes you can adjust it at the bottom of the screen under power options I believe.

Power Plan Settings - Change

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Hi i had some issues on my laptop after incorrect dual boot win7- Ubuntu. Win 7 bootloader was first damaged i assume then deleted from my HD and a complete Ubuntu install was done, after a disk grub error. Enough said.
My computer is an Acer Aspire 5538G, windows HOME PREMIUM. I have 4 four recovery dvds which were setup using acer recovery.
When i boot from my dvd running the first dvd Win 7 installation seems to start off fine.
Windows installation files are loading but installation stops with a very sudden error before windows gives me the chance to enter the second dvd. Enter after entering dvd number 2 nothing happens. Then pc reboot which loads Ubuntu again. Should i try to enter my Computer with an active boot hirens boot and format my harddrives to NTFS ?Ubuntu uses another type of file system and my HD was completely formatted during Ubuntu setup.

Any suggestions are grately appreciated


A:Issues reinstalling win7 after ubuntu install

Hello mate.

I'm just going to put this out there for you to consider; I would suggest a complete wipe of the Hard Disk Drive to remove Linux/Grub but that will over-write all data on the HDD for good.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media; if you can find an exact Windows version that the PC shipped with you can do a clean install using the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though it may require a robo-call to MS to sort the OEM batch-key.

How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone

If you can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all versions" installer of any version Windows installer, to install using the same method I posted above.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I am running Vista basic and Win7 ultimate on my pc and i was just wonder how can i reinstall win7 while keeping vista and not changing anything on my C: drive ( which vista is in ) while just getting rid of win7 and putting a new win7 over that same hard drive ( hard drive D: ) . Is there any way of doing this and without causing any problems to vista, my pc and not having conflict's ?
If so can you please tell me how to do it step by step?
Thanks i advance.

A:Keep Vista and reinstalling win7 help ( dual boot )

Run your Windows 7 dvd in vista. Now, while installing, do it in d drive, and format the drive during installation (step 8 of Clean Install Windows 7 ).

I hope the vista boot menu will be automatically added up in the mbr while the installation is completed

EDIT : provided your Win 7 is not of a lower bitrate than vista .

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I stopped using my desktop PC a couple of years back due to multiple BSODs and not being able to fix it. I have recently tried to repair it.

I have created a Windows 7 Home Premium Installation Disk and have my Product Key. I booted from this disk and carried out the setup until the installation stopped as it was expanding files, with the error message 0x80070570. During this time I deleted my partitions to leave me with one block of disc space.

I read that a fix for this was to remove all but 1 stick of RAM, so I removed the other three and tried again, leaving me with 2GB of RAM. I load the disk, windows loads the files (the black screen with the progress bar at the bottom) and then blue screens with the error message "STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF8000D2BA970, 0xFFFFF880009A9418, 0xFFFFF880009A8C70)

I'm at a bit of a loss to be honest and any help would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Reinstalling Win7, error code 0x0000007E

Quick update, I changed the RAM to a different stick, and I have got to the exact same point as before with the error code during installation. Does this mean the RAM is faulty?

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Whenever I turn my desktop ON, all me my hardware suddenly starts re installing itself and then i'm prompted to restart. And when i restart, the same cycle repeats itself. Also, i use my phone's bluetooth connection to connect to the internet on my pc, so is this bluetooth causing the problem. I'm using a v2.0 usb dongle with bluesoleil.

Please help..

A:The Drivers Keep ReINSTALLING themselves!

Hello ronnie141, to TSF>

Firstly, let's try starting the desktop with the Bluetooth? and the USB 2.0 dongle disconnected.
If this is not successful; start the computer while continually tapping the F8 key, this will take you to a screen with a number of listings; such as, Safe Mode, and including Last known good configuration.
Select Last Known Good configuration, and allow the PC to reboot.
All should be normal by now...post back with the outcome of these two suggestions.

Kind Regards,

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It seems that i have come across a small problem reguarding my graphics drivers.
When i turn on my computer, i notice windows areo is turned off and any games fail to load at all.
No matter what i try i can't get areo to turn on nor games to run.
After about an hour I fixed the problem by reinstalling my graphics drivers and everything stared working again but the next day after the computer turned back on, it wasn't working again.
Why do my graphics drivers need to be installed at every restart and what can i do to fix this?

-To help you solve my problem, recently i did a registry clean with Registry Easy and was trying to set up Playstation 3 remote pc drivers(to no sucsses)

My Specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3583 Mb
Graphics Card: mv video hook driver2, 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 79998 MB, Free - 4430 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 480903 MB; E: Total - 873866 MB, Free - 138996 MB; K: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 337324 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., V-P5G31, 4.01, MS1C92BJB301143
Antivirus: Kaspersky PURE, Updated and Enabled

(My graphics card is: Asus EN9400GT)
(The above specs were gathered after graphics card drivers were installed)

A:Drivers keep need reinstalling

asus had many issues with graphics and their mobos , look for updated drivers for all your system and bios

double check this link as you have the exact model of your mobo


Location: Download> Motherboard> P5G31D-M PRO

http://www.driverupdate.net/download.php free version on left

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I had the system32/ntoknrsl.exe error and so I had to reinstall xp
When I did that my sound no longer works my network doesn't work and
My usb port do not work.
Iv been to device manager checked the drivers and they all say they are installed
And working fine,
There are also no yellow question marks next to any of them like other people have had.
Iv been trying to figure this out all day iv tried downloading drivers and all sorts and nothing has improved.

A:drivers and reinstalling

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I have been having some computer problems, services.exe running at 100%. Could not pin point to exact problems so I thougt I would install windows into another folder and then delete the old one , found the instruction on another forum. Well I finally managed to do that but now I am stuck reinstalling my drivers. Could someone please help me?

I have the cd that dell sent when I first bought the laptop. Thanks in advance.

A:need help reinstalling drivers

You can go HERE and enter the required info for your particular make and model of your machine. That will take you to the page with the required drivers. Not sure what disk Dell includes. If it is labeled as Drivers and Utilities then you should be able to pop it in your optical drive and follow the instructions that come up on screen.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100 and I was running Windows Home Edition Xp SP3 but had trouble with viruses and so on. Well after reinstalling to Windows Home Edition Xp SP2 it cleaned out my whole computer so virus free and running good.

Now the problem is that when I go to check out Device Manager it shows this what should I do can someone help me out please.

A:No drivers after reinstalling Os

did you go to toshiba's website and download all the drivers for your specific model?

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Hi all,
I upgraded to Win 7 x64 a few wks past and initially all went well. However, since then, I've discovered that I have to keep reinstalling drivers for all my plug & play hardware. Once I reinstall they work fine for that session, but then on a reboot, I have to once again reinstall. I'm doing so through the device right click/Troubleshoot option.

When I first noticed it on the Kindle I thought it was because it wasn't compatible for x64 or something & indeed the Kindle tech I spoke to stated that, BUT others with the same model as me use theirs on an x64 platform without any diffs.

So I'm really unsure whether it is a compatibility issue etc or something else. For 2 of the devices I downloaded the specific drivers & updated manually, where the other device I let Windows find the driver itself.

Anyone any suggestions either how to check where the problem is coming from or else ideas on how best to fix it?


A:Have to keep reinstalling drivers on Win 7 x64

Try this:

USB drive or flash problems? How to cleanup and remove old USB storage drivers - TechSpot Forums

That should resolve any issues you have with usb devices unless it is hardware related.

EDIT: Make sure to run this bat file as an admin. Right click the bat file, run as administrator. Code used for the bat is on the website, and verified by me as being the same when editing the bat file.

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Hi, I'm new to the forum! I'm reformatting my computer and upgrading it to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit from Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit. I have already done the check to make sure all my hardware is compatible; it is. My question is what drivers do I need exactly? My list so far has: Chipset Graphics card Sound Card Ethernet Card Am I missing any? Aside from that I need a bit of help with the chipset/GPU driver. I have an nForce 430 chipset with integrated GeForce 6150LE however I have purchased an ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics card and have been running off of that. My question in regard to the chipset driver is firstly, where is the nForce driver download? I am unable to find this specific chipset on nVidia's website and secondly if I find a driver will the graphic card drivers come bundled with it? If so, is there a way to get the chipset driver without the graphic driver for the integrated GPU. Thanks!

A:Reinstalling. What drivers do I need?

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

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I'm about to reformat an old computer. No problem with the reformat, but I'm a little confused when it comes to installing the audio, sound, ethernet drivers. My disk contains more than one for each of these, therefore I don't know which one to use. My OS is XP. After the reformat can I just go to the device manager and select update manager, set location to the cd?

A:reinstalling drivers?


Once you have formatted...you should install the chipset driver first...this sort of configures all the other drivers to install correctly....i then normally do the audio and graphics and ethernet...im not sure just how important those are in any particular order as i have not had any problems doing it that way....just make sure the chipset goes in first!

Once xp is installed, either load the disc on autoplay or via "my computer"...just click on the cd icon...you should then be able to choose what drivers you wish to download

Dont forget the windows updates...they will be automatic and will probably take ages

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My computer was built for me and I have to reinstall everything could you please advise me on how to do it

A:reinstalling drivers

First you need to know what hardware you have ie motherboard, video card, etc. Once you know that, then download the drivers for your hardware. Burn them to a CD.

From your post I assume you want to clean install windows. Is that correct?

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I have Macrium reflect, have done an image one month ago. Now I have to use that image and its been some years since I have had to use MR. It was so easy, load disk choose location and bingo done. Now it seems more complicated. The reason I am having to do this, is because all my icons on the desktop and start menu don't work and they are all white. Have tried to use system restall (sorry if wrong words used have taken 300mg of morphine so far today so hoping you get the jist) but that didn't work. Have gone through the internet without success to resolve it, so my only course was to use MR. I had my first problem when I loaded up as it stated Linux and couldn't use windows, but I know this I have used before. I have the image on another hard drive. It saw it, but it didn't see my damn C drive only the drive where the the image was 'E'. I downloaded the 1GB for WinPE, loaded it on the disk and have tried to make sense of it and quite frankly I have no idea what I am doing. Can anyone assist as I need my comp up and running asap. The new WinPE sees the C drive, but it is all to complex for my poor morphined brain. I hope someone can assist

A:[SOLVED] Macrium reflect problem reinstalling win7

Hi here is the help topics Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup - Help

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I've formatted my computer(Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit), then I downloaded my wireless adapter driver from my manufacturer's website, installed it and tried to join my home network but it couldn't connect it(or my neighbor's network, which I could access before formatting the computer).
Is there any solution?

A:Solved: Can't connect to wireless networks after reinstalling win7

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Hey guys, I know this has probably been asked tons of times before, but I could not find an easy answer to my problem during my search.

I have a laptop that came preinstalled with Windows, and I want to do a clean reinstall when I switch to a SSD harddrive. I tried to download Windows from the Microsoft homepage with my product key, but I am not allowed because it came preinstalled.

Is there any easy way to work around this, and still use my existing key?

Thanks in advance for you answer.

A:Reinstalling Win7 Home Premium on preinstalled laptop

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Tutorial above.

You need to pay particular attention to step 1 to find a source for the ISO that can be burned to a disc. Or else borrow an install disc from someone.

Or give up on the idea of a clean install and instead transfer the current OS to the SSD via a clone or image.

Or hold your fire for 3 months or so and try to take advantage of the "free upgrade" offer to Windows 10, despite all the unknowns about that process.

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A friend could not get the AU version to install on his laptop in Sept. He knee jerked and had Win7 clean reinstalled. I think he didn't double check that Win7 needed to be activated so now his Win7 is not in full status. Somehow he cannot make the step to contact Microsoft. I have no idea what the issue is but now he reports that Win7 is not doing well.
The current plan is to reinstall Win10 as a clean install via inserting a CD and using the setup.exe.
I'm downloading the win10 iso and burning to a cd. I don't know if his system is a legacy or UEFI. Its an older laptop.
I cannot count on his knowing how to get into the bios to change boot order to a usb so I figure using the cd setup.exe to get the Win10 install going will work.
I cannot tell what exactly is in this iso as it downloads through Media Creation tool so I am assuming that the Oct/Nov updates will have to take place after the install.

I'm just double checking that this clean install via the CD will not need the Rufus boot disk.

A:Reinstalling-Clean Install from CD iso-after a botched return to Win7

I'm assuming that you realize Windows 10 won't fit on a CD, it needs a DVD. To make a DVD from the ISO file, if you are running Windows 10 all you have to do is right click on the ISO file and select Burn disc image. Then to do a clean install you have to boot the computer from the DVD, you can't just run setup.exe from it from within the OS - that will only do an upgrade.

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Please help!
I have Win 7 installed on an ssd drive and data on a 2 disc Raid 0 dynamic disk setup using Win 7 (stupid I now understand)
After a few crashes I decided to clean the dust from my PC, on reboot the OS started fine but no data. I discovered one of the raid discs was not recognised in the BIOS. I checked the cables, still no drive, I moved cables and the drive came back but this time no OS, system was hanging after CMOS back up success. I stripped the system down to basics (only OS drive, no Graphics card, checked RAM) and still couldn't get the OS back. I tried system repair using the DVD still no joy. I used a different HDD and loaded a fresh copy of Win 7 but it can't read the Raid drives. They are both dynamic and foriegn in disk management. I can also read all the data from the original ssd drive and that checks out ok with no errors but still won't boot. to top it all my back up drive has just died.
Is there any way to get the fresh OS to read the Raid drives? Should they be automatically readable?
Any Ideas on getting the original OS on the SSD bootable again? I'm wary of doing a fixboot or fix mbr as I don't know if this would affect the Raid recognition.
Panic over I used the Import foriegn discs from disc manager

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After attempting in vain to install IE9 beta. My windows is playing up and cant install anything now.
I get "The resource loader cache doesn't have loaded MUI entry" error
I have tried SFC /scannow but nothing. And I do not have any "System Restore"

now the "Turn Windows Features" Winds is blank and I think I need to repair or Reinstall the Windows 7.
I have DVD and Serial Key "however when last time I installed Win7 it did not accept my Key and I had to call and the customer give me the activation code.
Now If I reinstall I am not sure it will accept the key again and I may need to call them again.
My question is "Can I backup my Current Product Key and Activation"?

A:Reinstalling Win7 Can I backup current ProductKey & Activation?

If you do not have a backup of the OS and you want to reinstall, you must validate in the normal fashion. It can be by phone or during the activation process. When validated this time, with the free software that is available or even the native system image, make a backup, you will never need to validate again.

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I have a custom built HTPC running Windows7 Home Premium 64 bit that I bought from a tin-pot PC building firm last year. It has 4 physical drives in it. The first is configured as a "basic disk" with a single C:\ drive partition on which windows 7 is installed. The other three are configured as a RAID1 "dynamic disk" that present themselves in Windows as a single logical drive (E:\) and that's where all my data lives.
Windows Media Centre has now stopped working properly and I've tried everything to fix it (Any ideas on this also appreciated, in case I can avoid a reinstall!... mcupdate.exe always crashes (with System.IO.FileNotFoundException): I can't update TV signal set-up or guide data ) so now I need to reinstall windows. I'm an IT professional and I've installed many prior versions of windows in the past, but never Win7 so I have a few questions I'd be very grateful for help with:
1) If I reinstall Win7 on my C:/ drive, will the E:\ drive be left unaffected and the fresh install of windows will still be able to see the E:\ drive and access all the data on it without any permissions issues?
2) The company that I bought the HTPC from neglected to give me a DVD with the Win7 installer (and prod key) on and they went out of business a few months ago, so I'm feeling a bit stuck. I've used a free tool to extract my Win7 product key from the registry, and borrowed a Win7 DVD from a friend. Will reinstalling from this DVD wit... Read more

A:Reinstalling Win7 on a system with dynamic disks with no install DVD

Q1) You may lose your Raid, make sure you backup.

Q2a) You can use your friend's dvd, if you have a product key on the side of the unit.
Q2b) OEM product keys are locked to the hardware.

A "Must Read" for OEM license users

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I have a Dell Inspiron 531 with Vista. It was interupted during a Vista Auto Download. Currently, the system will turn on, go to Vista Logon and autmoatically shut down. I believe I can reinstall the Drivers from DOS....any help with the details?


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