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Clean Win7 install + drivers + basic software = randome little freezes

Q: Clean Win7 install + drivers + basic software = randome little freezes

I have a Asus Zenbook laptop (UX31). I crushed my MBR and somehow I couldn't ever restore it so I did a new clean install (even though I have a Windows.old folder with most if not all of my old files).

And so the usual boring process began: download drivers, installing them, installing the usual software (Avast, Comodo firewall, Chrome, Office, Adobe programs...) and almost on top of that I began doing lot of work with it, sadly I have almost no time to lose.

Somewhere in that process I started noticing some performance problems: doing different things (open a new chrome tab, clicking a link, open folder, clicking low workload buttons in any program) makes the whole thing freeze for 1-4 seconds. Most of the times the mouse can still be moved during the freeze moment, other times even the mouse is freezed for those 1-4 seconds which is more annoying.

In the last install nothing like this happened, system was perfectly fluid. As far as i can remember I have installed the same drivers from the same Asus page, and the same software. Obviously something is different.

I had the suspicion it was COMODO firewall that was freezing things (its alert windows usually freeze more consistently) so I temporarily "disabled it": but problems persist.

Can you help?

Preferred Solution: Clean Win7 install + drivers + basic software = randome little freezes

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: Clean Win7 install + drivers + basic software = randome little freezes

Hello Joker mate what media are you using to install with? May I suggest this to you if you are doing a factory restore as I don't know what you are using (machine wise)

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Some system specs would be very welcome
System Info - See Your System Specs

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good day to all master i have problem about my laptop when i format in clean install win 7 it cant continue to open windows.if i remove the cd-dvd it fails the pxe rom exiting in leave on screen.its continue show this in screen.i hope somebody help about this thankz.

A:help!! New clean install win7 home basic cant boot to windows

Where did you get the ISO and how is it burned to DVD?

Start over with the installer provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps assure a perfect install.

Follow these steps How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

Be sure to delete all partitions during booted install as shown in Step 7 of Clean Install Windows 7

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I'm interested in testing out a clean install of Win7 HP, and get rid of the bloatware riddled OEM Win7 version. (Got that advice from *GreGrocker* and I'm beginning to experience I should follow that lead.) Win7 SP1 Clean Install should be able to detect all details of my hardware and (hopefully) find the right drivers for it.

However, I just want to play save and backup ALL my drivers that are currently on my system (OEM Win7); this is just in case off ..... because you never know there is something exotic in the hardware for which only ASUS has drivers.

So, how can I find out what the details are of my hardware, what the drivers are, where they are located on my system, how to back them up, and how to restore all the drivers from the backup into the Win7 that is Clean Installed?


A:Win7 Clean Install; backing up OEM drivers first

Hello Dirac
I use DriverMax from about three years but i use it solely to backup and restore my drivers, that’s because every manufacturer of a PC puts on a flavour inside the driver.
When you download the program and go to install it, you are requested to sign in for free.

DriverMax - free driver download program for Windows

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I've been searching for an our or so all over trying to find something that helps me with this problem, but nothing seems to be working.

I have an HP dv6780se Pavillion Laptop.

I put a new hard drive in it to restore and the restore disks are working correctly. It will install windows vista, but then when it starts installing all the bloatware the computer restarts and says OS not found.

So, I figured I'd install windows 7 since I was planning on doing it anyway.

My problem now is that I'm wondering since restore disks only install vista and don't finish the other hp stuff that the drivers aren't getting installed for vista...hence when I try and do a clean install of Win7 it says no drivers found.

Any idea what I can do to get my install going?

A:Clean install to Win7, no drivers found?

Im assuming that you have a bootable DVD, so Id suggest formatting your drive with the custom install option, then install windows7. Once you have installed it, be sure to run Windows Update, then image your drive/partition as a precaution..

Welcome to Seven Forums ..

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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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This is my first thread here...so be gentle. I am not entirely inexperienced in building PCs (i've built 2: 1 mid-range and 1 gaming/workstation), but i have NEVER had this many issues with either the XP or Vista machines that I built.

Ok, i built a "whitebox" for a friend at work and they wanted to windows 7 64bit. So, i built the machine and have been trying to figure out how to get it to recognize the HD for the past 4 hours... mainly thanks to Samsung for making impossible to find drivers on their website for the Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB hard drive and i am also having problems finding drivers from the Gigabyte website... Anyway, suggestions? I gone through all the suggestions about checking the BIOS for RAID settings, but there is only 1 drive in this machine.

Furthermore, after trying to find the drivers online for about 2 hours...i ended up reformatting the drive from the utility disk that samsung had on their website....

The specs are:
Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H (AM3/DDR2)OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W
AMD Athalon II x2 250 Regor
4g OCZ Reaper DDR2-800
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB
Thanks for the help!!

A:Clean Install of Win7 doesnt find HD Drivers

Hi thanotosq
I promise to be gentle
Try updating your chipset and sata/raid drivers.GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA78LM-S2H (rev. 1.0)

EDIT - Just to clarify, download both of these from the link.
Chipset / VGA / SATA RAID

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium from scratch on a 2010(2009?) HP p6500z desktop (64-bit) for a friend who says the computer might have a virus. I've already did this before, but never for somebody else, only for myself, so I want to make sure I have all the right information before proceeding.

If I'm correct, one is supposed to install drivers in the following order:
1) Install the OS
2) Install Service Pack 1(if not included in install disc)
3) Install chipset/motherboard driver
4) Install sound
5) Install network interface card or nic
6) Install video driver
7) Install all Windows updates
Feel free to correct the order if you think I'm wrong.

The processor is an AMD Sempron 140 Processor 2.70 GHz.

The only thing is I can't find the chipset/motherboard driver listed on HP's website:

Also keep in mind that this was a CTO deskop, which stands for configure to order, where you can choose the networking, sound, etc..., so I'm not sure which drivers to install.

Would anybody be so kind as to provide a list of links of drivers, in the order they need to be installed?

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Apparently, this issue has been mentioned here previously. See,

Asus EEE PC1000H + Card Reader Driver

Generally, I am not concerned with my SD card reader as the OP of the above thread was yet, I am concerned regarding the need for appropriate drivers. So far, the Win7 install behaves well with the lone exception of an odd display of two rows of four tabs of Chrome when I attempted to return to my browsers home page yesterday following the install. Every use of Chrome since this lone bad example has been fine. The Intel 945 (?) chipset driver was upgraded after the install was completed.

I did not activate my Win7 during install so, I have 30 days to do so. My WEI is 2.2 in view of the Atom N270 but, the response of the OS is good because, I coupled the Win7 with a Samsung 840 PRO 256 Gb SSD.

I contacted ASUS regarding use and compatibility of the XP drivers that remain available for the 1000H but, this sounds like a lost cause.

Any advise?

A:Win7 32-bit Clean Install: Compatible ASUS Eee PC 1000H Drivers?

Did you complete all Window 7 Updates?

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Hi all,

First off, thanks for all the help in advance; I'm a Mac native and my girlfriend's PC is making me endlessly frustrated (haven't used the OS in years).

Here's the backstory: My girlfriend's laptop went in for a repair regarding her battery; somehow the idiot at the computer store managed to destroy her hard drive in the process. So, instead of paying the $250 it would've cost to install a new hard drive, I bought one myself and put it in. That's all fine and dandy. I downloaded Windows to a disk, booted it up and did a fresh install of Windows 7. It works great except that I'm missing a few drivers. This is where I get stuck.

I ran a missing drivers detection software which shows me that I'm a missing the following:Network Controller
PCI Simple Communications Controller
Unknown Device

All of these missing drivers are preventing me from connecting to the Internet.

Likewise, I noticed her screen resolution is stretched and large. Not sure how to fix that, but I presume it's related to the missing drivers.

I guess my questions are: a) did I complete the Windows 7 install properly or did I miss some sort of vital step that is causing all this? b) If I did all this correctly, where can I locate the drivers?

She is running a Toshiba Satellite L735 with a newly installed WD 500GB Blue Scorpion HD; we're running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I'm not sure where to find the mother board info, but will gladly supply it if someone could tell me w... Read more

A:Toshiba Satellite L735 Clean Win7 Install Drivers

Do you have a set of recovery discs that came with the laptop originally? They should install to a new HDD.

If you have any CDs that came with the laptop, look for one of them containing the drivers for your system. Often the driver disks have a utility on them which when executed will either search your system and select the drivers that need to be installed or just list the drivers available for install.

The key ones you need first are the Ethernet driver or wifi driver so you can get onto the Internet.

Alternatively, from another system connected to the Internet, head over to the Toshiba web site and put your model details in the system finder and it should take you to where the drivers can be downloaded. Save th downloaded files/drivers and you should be able to transfer them across to your system and install them.

That may not give you everything in the one hit but I think is the best option available to you given your situation.

If that sounds too messy, then perhaps you could request a set of Installation Recovery Discs from Toshiba. They would likely cost some $s but may be a less painful option.

Make sure you select/install the 64-bit capable drivers.

Good luck with it.

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I assembled a new computer using:

Windows 7 64bit Pro SP1 OEM System Builder Pack
Gigabyte H77M-D3H
1TB SATA HDD WD Caviar Black
Intel Core i3 2125
DDR3 8GB 1600 Intel Viper

Clean install of Windows reveals an error not detecting any drives, does not allow partitioning or formatting. BIOS identifies the drives.

I've attempted installs of updated drivers from the motherboard's website (as well as the CD that came with the motherboard). WD claims not to have any drivers on their website. Still nothing.

What do I do?

A:Clean install of Win7 won't detect SATA HDD. Drivers updated.

Where did you get the Win7 installer? How do you plan to activate it?

The error is normally a bad installer.

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Hi there, I have bought a tm2 with win7 home x64, my IT guys at the office have installed win7 ultimate x64 and obviously all the HP software was missing when I got it back. Luckily they saved the old files and I was able to locate the SwSetup folder and managed to install the essential drivers. However, I miss all the HP software, meaning I can either not find it in the SwSetup folder or it wont install. I found the HP Touch Smart "something" Center (folderHPTSLC) but I get the "hp\bin\hpbi" error and I have found the win7 Recovery Manager on the HP homepage but I get the "hardDisk.dll" error. I am really a bit upset that I have to spend so much time to solve such a simple problem, I have an untouched Recovery partition, an untouched HP Tools partition as well as all the files in the SwSetup folder, how hard can it be?I want the software I paid for and so far I spent several hours searching for a solution to an apparently so simple problem (just provide the software on your hp, or at least one that reinstalls the Sw from the hdd on the HP Computer if you are afraid that your software might get used on other than HP computers...). Can someone please provide me with either the solution to the above mentioned problems, a working link to the HP Touch Center applikation (altough I have the files, it just wont install) or tell me how I can reinitiate the HP Software and driver install that happens just after you configure your win7?Thanks,Geen

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A:Not able to install HP Software after clean install of win7,...

I agree, our IT guys screwed this one up, they didnt even know the upgrade thing... :-/ Anyhow, I found a way to install the software I was looking for, just unzip to a folder and run the .msi in the src folder.Although not all the apps had such a folder, most of em had.After playing around with the sw a bit, I realized that I didn't like it anyway, boy am I glad I did not go back to home! and btw, we bought a HP Mini and this one had a nice little software called AppInstl in its swsetup folder, actually just the sw I was looking for. Obviously the same happened with the Mini ("clean" install) but with this app I managed to re-install all the sw I wanted without any problem, except QuickWeb of course, but that seems to be a general problem.Seems to me that HP also saw the need for a "easy install your software after clean install" app. :-) Thanks for all your input, my problem has been solved!Rgds,Geen

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I've just put together a new computer. I did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium to the SSD, and then went on to install the drivers disc that followed along with the motherboard. Along with this, Windows installed an update for itself.

Now, when booting, it'll open to the desktop, sit for a few seconds then immediately BSOD and give the 0x0000001E error. As this is the case, it doesn't give me enough time to open any programs that might help.

Up until the drivers disc installation, everything worked without a hitch. There wouldn't happen to be some magical way to wipe a drive from the BIOS, would there?

Intel 4770K
Asus B85-Plus
Kingston HyperX 2x8GB
MSi GTX 770
Crucial MX100 SSD - 256GB

A:Clean Win7 install + Mobo drivers disc, error 0x0000001E

Hi Rawrior.

If the BSOD does not occur after the driver installation, it is good and we may consider the issue as a glitch only.

But if the issue occurs again, post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Hi everyone

I never thought ill be having a problem with installing windows. My old motherboard has died on me and i have replaced it with a new M3A79-T deluxe without changing my already installed windows 7 64. Everything worked fine if a little slow so I decided to frag everything and do a clean install but the installation kept freezing at expanding files.
Following other forums i tried dban but it finished in about 2 seconds with errors. which made me think there is a problem with the hd.
So then i installed Linux mint so i can use at least something in the mean time, it worked without a problem ruling out a faulty hard drive, I went back to trying to install win7.
This time i wasn't even able to proceed from the partition menu as it kept complaining that windows cannot install onto this partition due to 0x80300001 error. I noticed that no partition was marked as the primary partition.I got around this by creating new partitions in the Linux installer then exiting and reformatting the partitions in windows installer (assuming this turns it into NTFS format) I was able to proceed into the installation but again got stuck at the same place with expanding files with error 0x8007045d after a few hours just like before.

Also i never installed drivers in windows installation but when i try to install sata drivers either from mobo cd or mobo website the installer doesn't recognize them, iv tried taking everything out but 1 ram stick, installing new BIOS, reseting CM... Read more

A:Win7 install freezes and doesnt detect drivers

As you surely know, this error code is related to SATA driver that should installed before windows installation.
Also i never installed drivers in windows installation but when i try to install sata drivers either from mobo cd or mobo website the installer doesn't recognize them
Click to expand...

What error message did you got in that state ?

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I've a samsung with some extra samsung features (samsung update plus, speed up manager, recovery system etc.) and they bug me. Therefore I wanna do a clean installation on my laptop but when I boot up on my USB (works fine) I get the following message "No device drivers were found ..." instead of having access to the partition manager.
I've done a lot of research on my problem but haven't come up with any solutions yet. Does anybody out there know what to do?

Btw., I've tried the to boot other laptops with the USB stick and it works like a charm. I read somewhere that the problem could be that my laptop didn't load the SATA drivers, which is needed for the partition manager, that might be the problem but I don't know where to find the drivers though.
Furthermore I've noticed that I can't see my USB drive when I browse for files only C:/ (system disk), D:/ (primary), E:/ (some recovery disk) and X:/ (boot) and that might be the problem I guess!? Strange this that I boot from the USB stick though

A:"No device drivers were found ..." when trying a clean Win7 install

Format the USB stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Boot under USB, Removable or HD's in one-time BIOS Boot Menu. Set HD to boot first in BIOS setup.

I would first make sure your Samsung Recovery is not set up like in this thread, which is the worst nightmare I've seen here in thousands of successful clean reinstalls. The OEM software didn't work correctly when downloaded from webpage. Samsung claims the apps which work are stored on the Recovery partition which only enables the use of an image user is to save to external or DVD's. However if a small Recov partition is accidentally deleted during reinstall there is no access to this or the Recovery image - ever - and Samsung won't ship Recovery Disks. Apparently the only way to reinstall the Recov partition is if the image is saved to DVD's which will boot and run, but many save it to external instead.

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Hi Guys
BACKGROUND: Im relatively experienced technical windows guy but I wanted some top tips please rebuilding my XPS17 (L702X tag D6F23S1) after my HDD started corrupting files & registry after 5 years use.
I swapped it for an SSD, now I have some challenges which I'd love some help / wise advice with.
I WOULD LIKE TO: Either recover the image from data (need help) or do a full format of the Windows partitiion (ensuring I have all the right drivers) and begin the painful task of a rebuild. 
1. Imaged the original HDD and applied the image to the SSD. 
2. I have tried a new install of windows which has installed to the original drive but leaving only 10% space free.
3. When I break out of the boot sequence I dont get the Dell Recovery option but i can see the Recovery partition in 'Disk Management'.
4. I cant find the recovery discs easily (think house move and everything in the attic situation) made originally but I do have the data on my network NAS and can copy over to a USB stick - I have tried to boot to the USB but I cant make that happen.
A. Is there a good guide that allows me to download and boot to a recovery environment, format the C: drive and reinstall windows?
B. Is there anyway I can download software which can utilise existing data I have to recover the original windows state please?
I'd be grateful for any advice you can give!
Many thanks

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Hi Folks,

I just did a clean install of Win7 and must have done something wrong. I found a file called Windows.old.

I would like to wipe my hard drive completely clean and then install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium.

How do I accomplish this task? It's a good time to start over because I'm just at the stage of adding the security software. Already did the drivers but don't mind doing those over again.

I have a Dell 5150, Pentium D820, Dual Core 2.8 GHz with 3 GBs memory.

Many thanks,


A:Clean Install of Win7 - Wipe Hard Drive Clean

Do you a regular Windows 7 installation disk, with Product Key?

If so, boot from that disk by setting your DVD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS or by choosing the DVD drive from a menu. Do you know how to do that?

Midway in the installation process you will come to a screen that asks where you want to install Windows. Look for "drive options, advanced" or something very close to that. Take that choice.

At the next screen, all of your partitions will be shown. Delete them all.

That will leave you with nothing but "unallocated space".

When you install to the unallocated space, it will be automatically formatted by Windows and you should end up with a very small "System Reserved" partition and a large C partition covering the rest of the drive.

Back up your data before beginning.

Windows.old is your old installation. If you proceed as above, you won't get it.

With 3 GB of RAM, you should probably go with 32-bit.

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i,ve got vista basic as O.S. is there a way to copy just vista basic to a disc. as in the bare bones start up with out all the programs i have installed the laptop. what i,m trying to say is i want to start afresh without all the programs i have installed. just like loading vista basic for the very time. i have not got the vista basic disc because i bought the laptop from a catalogue with vista pre=installed, the only disc i,ve got is recovery disc,please advise,cheers .

A:clean install vista basic

unless you purchase another copy of vista, you need to use the recovery. Besides, it will have all the drivers you need for your laptop to work properly. If you installed vista from another copy, you will have to search online at the manufacturers website for all the proper drivers.

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Hey, I currently have Windows 7 Build 7264 64-bit, and I have a lot of apps installed. I don't want to lose them, so I want to upgrade. Can I do this with my specs? (64 bit, 7264) Upgrade to 7600 RTM.

If I can't, how can I keep my apps through a clean install?

A:Upgrade (not clean install) from Win7 7264 to Win7 RTM?

should be able to upgrade...
but if you cant upgrade, you can always use windows easy transfer? or something ( I never used it b4)
Clean installation is ALWAYS the best. Upgrading causes a lot of errors.
Also, just ot let you know, windows 7 7600 is MUCH more stable than any earlier windwos 7 builds (explorer and ie stop crashing0!!!)

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So I decided to upgrade my desktop and have completely replaced all of the hardware, however that's irrelevant. I currently have Windows Vista Home Basic on the system but was offered a copy of Windows 7 Professional for $30 from my university and wanted to know if I could install a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro on a system that has Windows Vista Home Basic since I know I cannot upgrade.

A:Windows 7 Pro Clean install from Vista Home Basic

Welcome to Seven Forums JamesKPNC...

u can check here..similar question..!

can I upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Seven Profesional - CNET Windows 7 Forums

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Hello, excuse my weak English please, i did search the web & specially this site for what i'm looking for & didn't find it till now.
got a desktop with win7 home basic x64 already installed on it (Russian) - (English/Russian interface), it's registered to my name, got the product key & everything but no installation disk, the recovery partition is 8GB (empty) & can't even see it from my computer (have to go to > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management) so i can locate it, now when i click on it there is only 1 option "help" - can't do anything else not set active, not anything like that, the partition isn't assigned to letter.
Volume: nothing, Layout: simple, Type: Basic, File System: nothing, Status: Healthy (Recovery Partition).

OK what i want to ask is: is there any possible way i can create my own win7 install disc?
creating a restore point or system image isn't helpful for me now as i am stuck with lots of errors/mistakes. want to format & start over again. any tips? help please

sorry again for the weak English, hope you'll be kind enough to reply in simple Englsih.
P.S i did contact the company that made the desktop & they asked for big amount of money to send me the disk & it's only a system image for my desktop model.

A:Help: Creating win7 home basic x64 install CD/DVD (don't have it)

I suspect you have been sold a system with an illegal duplicated product key.

No legitimate company should supply Windows without a functional Recovery Partition and / or Installation Disc.

My reactions would be to :-
Threaten them with a report of problem to Microsoft and your local Consumer Protection authorities;
Follow up with those actions if the company does not immediately give satisfaction.


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Hi Forum,I have just performed a fresh install of windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I  am at present sat with the bare essentials of the install (no protection or security) I am looking for suggestions to what are the best (BASIC) things to install to protect my PC without going overboard and clogging up my resources which led to the re-install in the 1st place.Thanks for any input.Edit: Topic moved from Windows 7 to General Security ~ Computerxpds

A:Fresh install (win7)....Basic Security Recommendations?

Hello there Since you just performed a clean install, the first thing you will want to do is to get an AV up. I recommend Avast!, BitDefender or Microsoft Security Essentials for free non-commercial everyday use.For AM protection you can use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Anti-Malware.Once you have a good AV & AM protection, we can address your other concerns.Regards,Alex

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 is 13 months old - has Windows Vista Home Basic Edition. My grandson tried to uninstall Vista and replace with XP. It didn't work so I reinstalled Vista HB. I have a 19 GB folder "Windows.old" that I don't want. I don't find where I can custom an install without having that file. Help?

A:Clean Install Vista Home Basic On Dell Inspiron 6400

Windows.old is a backup of the old OS (in this case, it's probably the XP installation). I'd suggest exploring it first to see if it contains anything that you want - then delete it to reclaim the space on your system. Also, run a defrag after deleting it so that they system will effectively utilize the space right away.

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Thanks for your time.
First off, I must state that I am not trained in computers, but I have been using Windows PCs for many years now. This machine was purchased just a month ago and we have been trying to install Windows updates during this period. I could make out that some of the updates have been installed (eg., Bing desktop and many other important ones), but not all of them. Every time the process stops at about 15% of completion, and the system proceeds to shut down. During subsequent power up, configuration would also progress up to 15% and will be terminated with this display:

"Failed configuring updates, reverting changes" or similar message.

I have tried to gather all the information that was listed in this website (the update posting instructions I received after I registered here) Windows Update Posting Instructions except for one, item 3. Windows update error codes. However I tried, I could not gather this piece of information. If it is the correct thing to do, I can upload the screen shot showing the results of the command prompt scan and also the the zipped CBS file.
I will wait to hear from you.
Thanks for your time

A:Failed to install Windows updates (Win7 Home Basic)

Welcome to the forum, I'm sure our experts will be able to help when they see your post. I suggest you put the files you have into your next post in this thread to give them something to check over.

Don't worry about not about being trained in computers the experts will work with you at your pace to get your computer working again.

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Recently i had a windows error that prevented me from logging into my profile, so i ended up doing a restore and that fixed the problem. But now like half of my programs are working, all failing to load. So i was thinking of just doing a clean install of windows and starting over. But the deal is that i dual boot my machine with linux mint, so i was wondering if it would be possible to do a clean install of windows 7 without having to delete the mint partition. thanks for the help in advance.

A:clean install of win7 and keeping install of mint

Welcome to Seven Forums.
Shouldn't be a problem. You should be able to delete the partition that windows resides on, create a new partition, then load Windows 7 in the newly partitioned space.

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I think I'm going out of my mind here, the HDD on my brothers laptop gave up yesterday, today we bought a new HDD and installed it. DVD didn't work, created a USB install stick with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on, the same as the factory OS and tried to install, got the error in title which I'm fairly used to but this time I cannot figure out how to solve it.

When I browse for drivers during install I'm able to see the HDD there, and in BIOS.

Model: Asus X53SD-SX417
Chipset: Mobile Intel? HM65 Express Chipset (Intel? 6, C200 Series)
HDD: WD Blue, WD5000LP
Year of production: 2011

What I have tried:
Checked the new HDD in my own machine, works fine, no issues.
Switching between IDE and AHCI in BIOS.
Resetting CMOS
Downloaded drivers (AHCI, RAID) and installing them during installation
Even tried not to chose any other language then default

I'm in a real bind here and I really want to help my brother, please help!

A:Win7: Missing drivers during clean setup (Asus X53S) tried everything!

Hello and welcome Tenpenny now you say you made a stick to install the OS - just where did you get the OS ISO from??

Now I am assuming you did not use it so was it this Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

if not read through and try. You have to remember it must be the same as the original version ie Home Premium 64 bit and one from the listings that does NOT have an "N" in the version description.

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i have a dell inspiron #1545 laptop-running windows vista 32bit w/sp2-using firefox 5.0 browser-i recently did a complete/full re-installation using the windows vista re-installation disc-i have some of the intel drivers & some of the dell drivers installed-i went to device mgr. & found about 10 drivers that say NO DRIVERS INSTALLED- #1)direct memory access controller, #2)high precision event timer, #3)intel ich9 family smbus controller 2930, #4)motherboard resources 2919, #5)ich9m lpc interface controller 2919, #6)numeric data processor  2919, #7)programmable interrupt controller 2919, #8)system board (4 drivers) ms acpi-compliant system, #9)system speakers 2919, #10)system timer 2919-i have my dell drivers & utilities installation disc-I NEED HELP TO INSTALL THESE DRIVERS-Thank You

A:install drivers windows vista home basic 32bit

Hi to BleepingComputer,
Visit the Dell download page http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04 insert the machine Service Tag and the site will provide a list of drivers specific for your machine. Start by installing the ChipSet driver it will make go away most of those errors.
Edit: Is preferable to download the drivers from the website instead of the CD because many times the manufacture provides updated drivers.

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I purchased a Toshiba Satellite C50 loaded with windows 8 but want to revert to windows 7.

I have downloaded the necessary drivers and have mounted the .exe files onto a USB pen for installation.

Before I proceed to wipe windows 8 I'd like to know - if I install 7, will my trackpad stop functioning?

If so, how do I install the relevant drivers from the USB pen?

Thanks, John

A:Clean install of windows 7 - how to install drivers from USB memory stick?

99.9% sure that W7 will identify the trackpad and install it. You just run the exe's using file explorer or Start >Run then browse. You may decide to leave the laptop as the W7 install left it but you should check Device Manager to ensure there are no unrecognised devices

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I just baught an aspire E-5 with win 10. I've installed win 7 but no updates from MS. my question is is my computer compatible with win 7? Other then that everything is good.

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New to forum, looking forward to a new, fun, educational environment!

I have similar question as earlier poster, and request similar assistance offered:

"You needn't change the boot order in BIOS every time, just set your preferred HD to boot first (after DVD drive) then if you want to boot the other HD, use the key given on bootup screen for Boot Menu to trigger the other HD instead.

If you will post back your make computer, we'll look up what key it is that you press at bootup.

Otherwise use EasyBCD to create a Windows-managed Dual Boot but it is harder to extricate later."

I like the idea of manual dual boot option, and would be concerned about the "harder to extricate later" part. I mainly just want to be able to access old files on old HDD.

I'm currently running home built PC:

Win XP SP2
MS-7125 ( K8N Neo4 Platinum)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 5/22/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
AMD Opteron 170
2 GB DDR 400 memory
640 GB HDD

I'm building new system, having been with XP since 2003, and holding off on Vista all this time. Don't get me wrong, I've no complaints about XP, but I'm bustin' at the seems for Windows 7, after seeing it on my 67 year-old Mom's new laptop. It was like a bite of fresh fruit on a desert island. I'm so excited!

New system hardware:

Win 7 Professional 64 OEM
MSI 785GM-E65
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8 GHz
w/Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 Rev.2 heatsink fan
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A:Clean install Win7 in new HDD, w/XP on old HDD?

Quote: Originally Posted by gigem891


New to forum, looking forward to a new, fun, educational environment!

I have similar question as earlier poster, and request similar assistance offered:

"You needn't change the boot order in BIOS every time, just set your preferred HD to boot first (after DVD drive) then if you want to boot the other HD, use the key given on bootup screen for Boot Menu to trigger the other HD instead.

If you will post back your make computer, we'll look up what key it is that you press at bootup.

Otherwise use EasyBCD to create a Windows-managed Dual Boot but it is harder to extricate later."

I like the idea of manual dual boot option, and would be concerned about the "harder to extricate later" part. I mainly just want to be able to access old files on old HDD.

I'm currently running home built PC:

Win XP SP2
MS-7125 ( K8N Neo4 Platinum)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 5/22/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
AMD Opteron 170
2 GB DDR 400 memory
640 GB HDD

I'm building new system, having been with XP since 2003, and holding off on Vista all this time. Don't get me wrong, I've no complaints about XP, but I'm bustin' at the seems for Windows 7, after seeing it on my 67 year-old Mom's new laptop. It was like a bite of fresh fruit on a desert island. I'm so excited!

New system hardware:

Win 7 Professional OEM
MSI 785GM-E65
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.... Read more

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What's the best way to clean install Win7? My PC has WinXP 32 bit Home Edition and although my mobo can take up to 8 Gigs RAM my OS limits what I can use to only 3 Gigs. I need more RAM for my FSX games. My rig is decent enough 3.0 G AMD Phenom II X 4 and I have an HD 6770 video card. I figured that upgrading my OS to Win7 Home Premium 64 bit I could add more RAM. But to do this I will have to save apps and devices since installing Win7 will automatically format the old HD. I appreciate any help.

A:Clean Install Win7

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Hi all,

I got a new SSD today, woo hoo! It is a crucial M4 128gb.

I want to do a clean install of Win7 on this and then add a few programs that I use the most like, BF3, corel draw, and a CAD program.

1. I do a new install on the SSD, what happens to the old HDD with win 7 installed on it?

2. Can I delete the old win7 off the old HDD once I have win7 going on the new SSD?

3. I think I should partition the new SSD so that at least one section is clean and dedicated to Win 7 only. How much should I allocate for this?

4. Any other tips or sugestions? I have read something about ACIP or AHIC in the mobo to turn on? I have the ASUS P6t board.


A:New SSD and clean Win7 install best way to do it????

Hello Peter, And an overall welcome to Sevenforums

Saving files is another matter, and one I will leave up to you. However, to do a clean install, I recommend using this LINK, and disconnecting any HDD's while the computer is off in order to install to the SSD.

If your previous windows 7 install on the HDD is the same you are placing on the SSD, then I would completely reformat the HDD so as to leave no trace of the OS on it.

I wouldn't partition the SSD, but its a choice you can make for yourself. Is there really a good reason for this?

It is recommended that you enable AHCI mode in the BIOS before you install the OS because it will allow your SSD to operate faster.

After you reformat the HDD, you can use it however you like.

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Hi Guys
A month of headaches with my new build led me here, I just can't get a clean install!
The first install did not go well but after a few attempts it booted and was working, I was 7.9 all the way but was plagued by core windows program faults, simple things like windows explorer would fail, internet explorer etc things that should just work. I tried a few more installs but always got failure at 18% expanding files, I stripped the pc down and rebuilt swapping the moduals and just using minimum hardware. Trying to keep this as shrt as possible. I began to doubt the SSD, It looks like data is being corrupted during install, but I may be wrong. Fail reports tell me files are corrupted but not always the same ones. I tried to install to other HD's, three in all but still same issue, I have tried fresh installs and also upgrade installs, formatting and reallocating makes no difference. I also updated sata, chipset and bios, tried a different copy of windows 7, Today I bought a new optical drive and swapped out the sata cables. I got past 18% but got bluescreen after reboot before 19%. The best I have had is windows is finalising installation and it crashes after the reboot. I thnk I tried just about everything I know but now I have to hand over to the experts I have read about in here. Sorry for the long post.

A:Cannot get a clean install x64 win7

Quote: Originally Posted by lostjonny

... I stripped the pc down and rebuilt swapping the moduals ...

Is this referring to the memory modules? The memory is what I would suspect in your situation. Are you sure you have the correct memory modules for your mobo?

Are you running stock speed and voltage or have you attempted any OCing?

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I want to re-install Windows 7 on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. I don't think I ever got a CD with the system or if I did I have long since lost it. I have a CD with MSDN Win7 on it, but I used the key on another computer.

Is there a way to re-install Windows 7 on the laptop without having to pay for it again?

A:Clean install of Win7 with no CD available.

Did the laptop come with Win 7? If so, Toshiba uses a recovery partition to recovery to the factory install of Windows 7. The keyboard command should be listed on your Toshiba boot screen. If you can still boot it, there should also be a menu item in Programs to start the recovery from there. Look under the various Toshiba folders.

Otherwise, you can order recovery CDs from Toshiba for about $20-$30.

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if I am already running Win7 32 bit on a 2Core, can I suubsequently do a clean install of Win7 64 bit please?

what are the main advantages of 64 over 32 bit?



A:Win7 32 to 64 bit clean install?

Here is some information on 32 v 64

32-bit and 64-bit Windows: Frequently asked questions

If you have 32 bit you can do a clean install of 64, if computer meets requirements.

take the upgrade test to be sure that your computer is qualified.

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I am trying to do a clean install of windows on my computer, but there is a lot of programs (mostly games) that i have downloaded and want to save. My internet is really slow and a lot of them took, no joke, 10 plus hours to download.
I have a second hard drive. So i was wondering if i move the program folder onto the second hard drive and then wipe my main and reinstall windows, will the programs still run with out having to reinstall or download? Any help would be nice. Thanks.

A:Win7 Clean install

Two types of installs clean, which is the best by far. You lose all your programs and have to reinstall
There is also an upgrade install, you do not lose your programs. The final OS will probably not be as good as if you did a clean install.
Clean Install Windows 7

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I had Windows 7 on a RAID 0 array using 2 x 150 Gig Raptors. Over the years and especially after the 7.1 upgrade it became much slower. In fact boot up took more than 3.5 minutes even with 24 Gig of RAM. I finally bought a 1 gig SSD and copied my C drive over to it. Boots up now in 36 seconds. However I think it would be much faster if I started from scratch and reinstalled everything which was in fact the plan. Unfortunately I just kept working with the new drive and adding more stuff for the last year so that the old RAID array is way out of date. I want to do a new install on another partition on the SSD without deleting it, reinstall everything and then delete the old install and partition on the SSD. Can I just make a new partition to the right of the C drive and continue from there and then delete the original C drive on the SSD or is there anything else I m]need to know? I may have even done this many years ago with older OS?s but I can?t recall for sure.

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Hi. XP dies in April so I need to upgrade my desktop. I'm going Win 7. I have used the machine heavily for 2 - 3 years (Outlook, Ms Office, video editing, sound editing, web support etc) so registry etc. will be messy. It still runs reliably and quickly enough although I have funnies with USB ports going AWOL from time to time.
My question is: Am I better to have a clean start by formatting the system drive and installing Win7 from scratch, or would it be fine to install Win 7 over XP? It seems that the last option would be much easier in terms of not having to re-install everything and not losing Favourites, cookies etc. However, it may just add to the whatever messiness XP leaves behind.
Are there ways to clean up the machine before doing option 2?

A:Should I install Win7 over XP or reformat and do a clean install?

You most definitely want to format and clean install.

Backup your favorites and all your data first. Get your network drivers on a flash drive or something before you start so you can install them and get out to internet from windows 7.

You will have to re install all your programs.

Maybe you should just buy another hard drive, install it, then install Windows 7 on that Strongly consider a Solid State Drive.


Clean Install Windows 7

And XP doesn`t die, it just won`t be supported by Microsoft anymore, and that`s no reason not to keep using an Operating System you like

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I'm a new Win7 user and a new Seven Forums user. Quick questiion for you guys... Can I do a clean install of Win7 w/ the same upgrade disc I used for an upgrade install on the same computer? I did an upgrade from Vista install and activated the key.

Windows is working fine btw, but I want to do a clean install. Is it possible or will I need to buy a Windows 7 Disc?


A:Clean install of Win7 after an upgrade install?

Hello STC, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can do a clean install with a Windows 7 Upgrade copy.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,

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hi what is the best way to go about this? should i disable ie8 first, then launch off clean install of ie11 x64? i don't want to patch up from default installed ie8.

also, i noticed the directory still exists in program files x86 should i/can i remove those.

A:clean install of IE11 x64 after Win7 x64 Install

Stand alone installer !
No, I would not remove anything else.
It will not harm anything to leave it there.

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I have a new, clean install of win7 and I'm trying to sync my ipad 2 with itunes but when I plug the ipad into the usb port I don't get that beep/sound acknowledgement that a device has been plugged in and installing it's drivers so itunes can recognize it?

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Hi all,

I'm working on a re-install of all components following a complete corruption of the boot sector on my drive which could not be fixed with repairs. The last time I installed everything fresh, I had no issues. Between then and now, there have been no hardware changes on my system, but now I am having issues installing the IDT Codecs.

I keep getting an error along the following lines:

ExitError: Error=Device Object not present, restart the system and run setup again.

Running under compatibility mode, and running drivers from both the motherboard CD and the manufacturer website both have the same effect. The CD, when booted, says "This OS not support!" and only contains 32-bit vista codecs. ECS' website download indicates the IDT drivers as being compatible with Win7. Both do not work. It is almost as if the hardware "disappeared," despite the fact that I was using the drivers quite successfully till just 2 days ago, when the boot sector went kaput.

Windows has installed its own default set, which do nothing to power the 8mm jacks which I use with my speakers, but instead put sound through the HDMI, which is useless because I use a dedicated graphics card. I have tried uninstalling this codec and re-installing IDT, to no effect. Windows replaces with its own default codec.

I have referenced this thread here, but offered solutions do not seem to work for me: Intel IDT Audio Driver will not install

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A:IDT Audio Drivers Won't Install - Win7x64, clean install

Do you actually have the newer IDT audio chip or an older SigmaTel audio chip. In most cases the newer IDT drivers will not work with the older SigmaTel chips.

If the drivers are Vista compatible and the correct IDT or Sigmatel (32 and/or 64) they should work in Win 7.

When you reinstalled did you install any motherboard chipset drivers? Generally, on a reinstall if the chipset drivers are not installed then some device drivers and especially sound drivers will not install.

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I am doing a clean install of Win7 Prof 64 from a genuine Win7 DVD on a new PC - all new components - nothing of any sort previously installed.

The install proceeds normally to he point where it does a restart. On restarting it comes up with the message "Updating registry entries" and then restarts.

I have stripped out all but one stick of RAM (now 2GB) and also swapped sticks. There are no external components other than monitor, KB (PS2) and mouse (USB).

I have run a repair and got these results (copied by hand so summarised):

The Startup Repair response was "cannot repair this computer automatically"

I allowed it to send information to Microsoft for a solution, and then I allowed it to send additional information. It immediately dropped back to the "cannot repair" window.

A summary of the messages in the "View diagnostic and repair details" window follows (although I'm not sure which are most relevant):

System Disk = \Device\harddisk0
Windows directory = D:\Windows
Autochkrun = 0

Then in the section - tests performed

Name: check for updates
result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Tiem taken = 0 ms

Same result for each of System disk test; Disk failure diagnosis; Disk metadata test; Target OS test; Volume content check; Boot manager Diagnosis; Event log diagnosis; Internal state Check; Boot status test; Setup State Check;

Then Root Cause Found: Failure while setup is in progress.
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A:Win7 clean install won't complete

Welcome ibex,

For your first post you did an excellent job of providing as much info as possible, best I have seen in a long time.

Only question I can see to start with is how is your monitor connected, VGA, HDMI, DVI ?

Hope we can get some other members input on this also !

EDIT: Did you have the computer connected to the internet during the install ? For updates ?

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Just received MS cert refurbished Lenovo 530--First time running Windows update, just sits w/'Checking for updates' and times out after an hour or so with 8024A006 error.Tried renaming \Windows\SoftwareDistribution per Google search--no change.At this point it's simpler to reinstall from recovery partition than test a lot of possibilities absent a probable solution--unless for some weird reason I'm going to run into the same problem.That's why I'm here.You suggest...?Mark

A:Clean install-Win7 not updating?

I think it's a Microsoft issue... I had the same issue before.   Try downloading all the updates off line. http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/10-tools-for-creating-custom-windows-ins...#4 or 5 would be good bets, and you can Slipstream your installation disk at the same time....

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Greetings -

I posted a question about a suddenly slow Vista machine in the Vista forum... was told I had registry issues and a clean install of Vista would be required -

However - if I upgrade to Win7 - will this wipe out all docs and programs currently on the computer, or can it be done to fix registry and system issues - without totally wiping out the whole computer in the process?

Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving!

System Info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6134 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3450, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595055 MB, Free - 364906 MB; D: Total - 15359 MB, Free - 8797 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0R849J
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Clean install vs. Win7 upgrade

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Hi Guys
I have done a clean install of Win7 Home Premium due to a bad computer crash.

I had windows on it originially until it crashed and I was able to get my Thompson router to work no problems.

Now I cannot get on to the internet because it can.t find it, where do I go from here,obviously I have a driver missing but where do I get it from.

I have a Samsung RV510-02.


A:[SOLVED] Clean install of Win7

hi norman1,

try here for your drivers.

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I am currently running genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit), which has been clean-installed. I have now got a Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit I think) clean install DVD. I want to install Win7, but instead of a clean install, I prefer to just upgrade. Yes I know a clean install is always better, but I don't really want to spend time re-installing software and reconfiguring the whole PC the way I like it.

When I try to run setup from within Vista I get "This installation disc isn't compatible with your version of Windows". I have done a Ghost image of my current Vista partition, so if anything goes wrong during upgrade, I am prepared to just do a full restore, like nothing ever happened.

Is there any work-around that I can use?

A:Upgrade to Win7 using a clean install DVD

You cant upgrade with your DVD. Your product key will not allow it. The full version is full install.

Backup all your important data and get ready to reinstall all your programs.

Its a long ride. The sooner you get started the faster you will get there.

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