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Windows 7 clean install isssues

Q: Windows 7 clean install isssues

Hiya, I've recently purchased an Envy 15-ah150na which had W10 on it. I didnt want W10 so formatted the drive and I have a spare W7 pro I got from dreamspark premium which I want to install on the machine. I've enabled legacy mode in the BIOS and am using the USB 2.0 port on the right hand side. I have a 32GB USB flash drive which has the image transferred onto it using microsofts tool to make a bootable USB drive. the issue I'm running into is when the "expanding windows files" is at 1% I get the error: The only way I've kind of got around this is by trying to do the first part of thei nstall in another PC then transferring the HDD back into the laptop to complete. This is far from ideal... any ideas why its doing this?

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 clean install isssues

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I used the windows explorer burn facility on windows 7

I removed all the waiting to be burnt temp files

clicked on photos and clicked on Burn to burn all to DVD - it burnt the files - but then when the burnt and finalised disk was placed back in the machine - it showed only 1 file burned and all the others marked as waiting to be burnt

I placed the disk into a different machine and it showed all the files and folder on the disk burnt

any idea what's going on here - making it difficult for my friend who is not computer literate and new to this type of thing - struggle with burning disks and i thought using windows explorer in windows 7 would be easiest - but not if it shows burnt disks ad waiting to be burnt

never had this issue on windows 7 pcs before when helping others burn ???
 

A:Burn on windows 7 - waiting to be burnt isssues

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Finally decided to wipe my drive and reinstall windows.   PC has been working good but lately started acting strange with intermittent connectivity and the just yesterday all connected wifi devices lost their log info so that was odd.  Today when I rebooted this PC, I saw the original windows start up screen you'd see if during a fresh install or a restore and that's not right.  Finally I took at look at event viewer and saw a new NT user was added and I didn't do that so here we go again.   This time I suspect the vectors is a compromised Gateway which I have reset but will need to replace with better quality equipment than the junk Comcast is renting me.  This prompted me to run Farbar and come back to the forum for help.
 
2nd issue-  I need help with my Norton firewall settings.   I want to lock this pc down except for approved programs.
​Here is the log and thanks in advance again.  Farbar and addition below
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 26-12-2017
Ran by Ronin Asus (administrator) on DESKTOP-O7VPJFK (26-12-2017 17:33:55)
Running from C:\Users\Ronin Asus\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Ronin Asus (Available Profiles: Ronin Asus)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1709 16299.125 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-... Read more

A:Clean Windows Install on Wiped Drive- Am I still Clean?

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I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean erase of my 480GB SSD and then a clean install of the same Windows 7Pro 64bit. Can you tell me how and provide any cautions etc. Thanks.

A:How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?

Hello Joseph,

If you like, a normal clean install will also wipe the drive before installing.

Clean Install Windows 7

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Let me start out by saying a clean install is the better way to go; however there may be some instances where a motherboard swap without having to reinstall is preferred. If you are like me and want to avoid all of the custom settings, shared drives, etc; then this option can save a LOT of time.
Recently I did this task on my own network storage system or home server. Some more modern parts became available to me for doing a build. Not only was the motherboard swapped, the system drive was cloned from an ide drive to a more modern sata drive. Here is how you go about swapping boards without a clean install.
This will work on both sata and ide type drives however if you have sata and the sata controller mode is set to AHCI or Raid, you may have problems. If your sata controller mode is set to ahci, you can attempt to swap to native ide in the system bios before beginning this task. If it boots using native ide, then you should be able to do the swap. If it does not boot when changing the controller mode, then you are out of luck.
The old motherboard was a NForce4 with a single core AMD FX-55. The new board was an Epox 945 intel chipset with a Pentium D 940. It does not get much more different than those two chipsets/cpus.

With the old board still installed, do the following. During this procedure, DO NOT reboot. Tell the system later for the reboot.
1 Uninstall any software that is dependent on the old board. This would be things like onboard sound driver, onboard nic driver,... Read more

A:Moving a windows install or swapping motherboards without a clean install of windows.

Very informative thanks for posting
 

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Hi
I have looked through solutions for this issue, but the suggestions don't seem to fix my issue...

I am running Windows 7 SP1 Pro 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex 760, and try to do a clean install of Windows 10, using the ISO file which I downloaded from Microsoft & burnt on to a DVD, and instructions from the tutorial on here, which are very good. I downloaded the correct 64-bit version.

I boot from the DVD, enter my region (UK), and choose custom install, and then my hard drive does not show up on the list of where you would like to install. I have all my USB's unplugged (except keyboard/mouse).

I tried deleting my partions using MiniTool Partition Wizard (bootable DVD), so that the entire disk is unallocated. That didn't fix it. I also tried creating a new partition (NTFS) of the entire drive (to get one Primary NTFS partition). That didn't work. I also tried setting that partition as 'active'. The same.

Before formatting etc, I tried a boot from the Windows 7 install DVD, and the hard drive does show up, unlike the Windows 10 DVD.

Do you think it's an issue with the Windows 10 installer?

I downloaded another version of Win10 from the MS Tech Bench page, but same issue.

After formatting etc, during the Windows 10 boot, I tried another suggestion to open up Command Prompt (Shift + F10), and ran 'diskpart' - and no drives are found. I checked the Bios, and it was there.

So presumably that is the issue. If i ran 'diskpart' with my prior Windows 7 install, diskpart sh... Read more

A:Windows 10 clean install - hard drive doesn't show up before install

Welcome toTenforums, Simon.

I am a little concerned that the Windows 10 setup program on DVD does not have drivers to properly see and interrogate the system on your PC so that the hard drive is visible. It's the second similar case on this forum that I've seen recently. You also seem to be trying to clean install on an empty PC - is this correct, because if you do so It will not activate.

After much to-ing and fro-ing, it was finally possible to *copy the Sources folder from the setup ISO file onto a partition on the hard drive, and run the setup from there, where it wasn't possible to boot from the DVD, even though it worked elsewhere.

If you still have Windows 7 installed (and you should do for Windows 10 activation purposes - if just to obtain a genuine ticket for digital entitlement), and you have the ISO download available, the solution is fairly simple. If you haven't you will need the Windows 7 key to activate the install.

You seem pretty PC savvy so, I'd ask you to follow the bolded instructions from the * in the 5th para above.

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Hello,I'm facing some little problems that a clean install would definately solve them, but I'm afraid that if I install onekey recovery afterwords, it won't be or can't be 100% integrated with the system. There's this novo key on the side that it brings onekey recovery if i shut my laptop and then press it, would it work later after a clean install of windows OS and reinstalling onekey recovery?Is there anything that is really useful by Lenovo that I'm going to miss out on, if i do a clean install? Is there any risks at all?Thank U guys

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Hi,

I recently did a clean install of Vista Home Premium x32 and upon completion am unable to connect to the internet. I received the following error: "windows unable to install ethernet controller." Upon accessing Device Manager, I noticed yellow exclamation marks associated with my network controller. I have an Acer Aspire 5536-5224 notebook. Windows could not locate the drivers on the machine and I cannot connect to locate. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure where to begin searching for the driver! Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

A:windows unable to install ethernet controller after vista home premium clean install

Hi -

Try this Broadcom driver from Acer Support --> http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...e&Step3=Aspire

Acer Support --> http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx



Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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This is what is happening. A friend gave me his DELL Inspririon 531 2007 Desktop. It has a pirated copy of 7 ultimate x64 (which I am not sure if this supports 64 bit). Prior to looking into how old the machine was, I was able to install 8.1 64 bit. But it wouldn't allow me to install any drivers from the DELL site. Said that the machine wasn't compatible. So, I tried with Windows 7 32 bit and I am getting this error. I have deleted all partitions, but now, I do not have that option when I choose Custom-advanced. There is no Delete option.

A few times I got the error at 5% other times at over 60%. What can I do to get this to install? It is a legit DVD of windows. Why would it have allowed 8.1 to successfully install now it is doing this? What files are missing? I have tried both deleting the partitions and not deleting. Same result.

A:Clean install error Windows cannot install required files.

Install the correct version of windows that`s on the COA, either buy a new installer from Newegg or call Dell for Recovery CD`s.

The dvd you are trying to use is corrupted and no good.

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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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Let me start out by saying a clean install is the better way to go; however there may be some instances where a motherboard swap without having to reinstall is preferred. If you are like me and want to avoid all of the custom settings, shared drives, etc; then this option can save a LOT of time.
Recently I did this task on my own network storage system or home server. Some more modern parts became available to me for doing a build. Not only was the motherboard swapped, the system drive was cloned from an ide drive to a more modern sata drive. Here is how you go about swapping boards without a clean install.
This will work on both sata and ide type drives however if you have sata and the sata controller mode is set to AHCI or Raid, you may have problems. If your sata controller mode is set to ahci, you can attempt to swap to native ide in the system bios before beginning this task. If it boots using native ide, then you should be able to do the swap. If it does not boot when changing the controller mode, then you are out of luck.
The old motherboard was a NForce4 with a single core AMD FX-55. The new board was an Epox 945 intel chipset with a Pentium D 940. It does not get much more different than those two chipsets/cpus.

With the old board still installed, do the following. During this procedure, DO NOT reboot. Tell the system later for the reboot.
1 Uninstall any software that is dependent on the old board. This would be things like onboard sound driver, onboard nic driver,... Read more

A:Moving a Windows Install or Swapping Motherboards Without a Clean Install

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My spouses pc all of a sudden wouldn't boot, not into safe mode or anything (vista), and so we were going to upgrade anyways to windows 7, so i bought the upgrade windows 7 and attempted to do a clean install and reformatted the c: drive which has 250gb, and each time i start the install it bogs down and gets stuck on the install files and cycles over and over and never goes anywhere. I also performed a start up repair and it cycles over and over for hours on end, please help!

A:Boot config not working, tried clean install, can't install windows 7

Welcome freakyfrowe

I assume from your specs this is an acer laptop. Check this thread for a lot of ideas.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Disconnect all not necesssary USB devices, printers, ext monitors, TVs, etc.

Also this Tutorial on Clean Install with upgrade disc



Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


Edit: Optimize Hard Drive for Install

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I'm looking to buy a new laptop, seen a few models I like and they all come with windows 7 pre-installed. Problem is they all also come with a dozen or so pre-installed pieces of freeware/shareware/trial software that I have no use for and don't want and I would like to do a clean install of windows 7 when I buy to get rid of all these. How should I go about doing this?

I'll ask the vendors if they could provide me with some sort of recovery CD that will install the operating system and none of the junk but they might say no (I've done a bit of googling and have read they make money off including all these programmes). If they don't give me anything then could I get by with just purchasing an upgrade DVD even though I obviously won't be upgrading anything, just trying to go from bloated windows 7 to non-bloated version.

Thanks for help.

A:Clean install to replace existing windows 7 install

Hello Third Man, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can just uninstall the bloatware software that comes with the computer in "Programs and Features" in the Control Panel just like in Vista below. Otherwise you would have to purchase a separate retail copy of Windows 7 to do a clean install with, then install all of your drivers.

Uninstall or Change a Program - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have the Windows 7 key for the netbook but I was not given an install disc when I bought it from the store.
I believe it originally had Windows 7 Premium home edition on it and I updated it to Windows 7 SP1 Premium Home Edition.

I am having many issues with the OS and wish to either do a repair or a clean install. I'd rather do a repair so as not to have to reinstall everything, but if a clean install is recommended I can do that instead.

How do I go about it, without an installation disc?

A:How do I repair or do a clean install with no Windows 7 install disc?

Hello and welcome Alicia now hopefully you have all your data backed up because what I am going to suggest will wipe it and reset the machine to as it came out of the factory because it will have a special recovery partition for just tis sort of situation..

See this https://lionpress.wordpress.com/2008...tory-settings/

The alternative is to get an ISO for the version you have from somewhere and use the orih=gianl code to activate it.

Another thing you can do is read through this as it will describe how you can use any Windows DVD - a friends or family members one just read it thoroughly if that is what you want to do but make sure you read the bit about the ei.cfg removal tool Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I want to install a Install Windows 7 Ent on a Elitebook 840 G3 with Samsung NVMe M.2 SSD Disk.Which drivers do I need to integrate in the installation source (Windows 7 Ent)? Does anyone have the procedure?

A:Install Windows 7 Ent Clean Install on Elitebook 840 G3 with...

Hi: Please see this related thread... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Installing-Windows-7-x64-Enterpr...

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I just got a new laptop, a Lenovo X230, for which I paid extra to have the OS on it as Windows 8 Pro.

So--now I have it, and Win 8 Pro 64 is installed and activated on it. I am a legal owner of Win 8 Pro.

However, I would like to do a clean install of Win 8 on the computer, to have it free of bloatware, etc. (In fact, I would like to set up a multi-boot with Win 7, and perhaps even triple boot with Xp as well. (I have installation media and my product keys for XP and 7 though, so those are not really a problem.)

The computer came with no discs at all. There is a procedure to make recovery disks. I may do that, but I think those will be to restore the computer to how it came from the factory, and therefore not usable for a clean install.

I don't see my product key for Win 8 anywhere. Not on the computer, not on any kind of card that came with it, etc.

I looked at the tutorial here for clean install of Windows 8, but it requires an install disc and product key. I have neither, although I am a legal owner of Windows 8.

Is there a way I can create (from my installed Windows 8) a win 8 install disk, that can be used for a clean install? Or a link to download one? Is there a way I can get my product key?

Thank you in advance.

A:Clean Install of Windows 8 without install disc?

You shouldn't need to enter a product key with an oem machine.

The recovery partition and discs will likely reinstall with all the crapware.

Hard to tell without looking at it. Dell recovery program used to offer an option to reinstall without crapware. Perhaps your oem does also.

Many would like to do a clean install as you describe. Not so easy with win8 oem pre install .

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During the past few months, I've switched several computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10 because of the approaching January 2020 "end of life" of Windows 7.
I've done both "upgrade" installs and "clean" installs.
"Clean" installs take longer because apps need to be reinstalled afterwards and a lot of setting changes need to be done, but it allows the computer to start out fresh.
"Upgrade" installs are quicker, but the computer carries over issues and debris into Windows 10, so I've seen a failure rate of about 40%.
Regardless of which method you choose to use, make sure to back up your personal data(documents, photos, music, etc.) to reliable external media BEFORE you start.
Windows 10 is pretty good about installing drivers for a computer's devices, but there's no guarantee that all of its devices will work properly afterwards.
The best way to solve that problem is to obtain downloadable Windows 10 drivers for them(if they exist) BEFORE you start.
Good luck.

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I can't find my specific install problem on the forum, so here is the problem:

I have a 4 core 64 bit HP laptop (pavilion) with a Radeon graphics card and 16 gig of ram.

I installed W10 over W7 from the laptop microsoft link when the free offer was available. I have two downloaded disks (burned from iso files), one with threshold 2 the other without.

I have tried booting from both these disks without success, the laptop just boots into the problem W10.
In the bios boot from CD is enabled but this makes no difference?

I'm sure I am missing something (maybe the disks are not configured properly but how do I find out?)
Does anyone know how I can get a clean install to work please?

A:Windows 10 re-install (clean install to fix errors)?

Is there a file and folder structure on the DVDs including a setup.exe in the root folder? Or is there just an ISO file on the DVD?

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So I was backing up my computer last night with SyncBackPro, and encountered a BSOD (kernel_stack_inpage_error). Restarted computer, got other BSODs. Now, I haven't formatted my computer in quite some time, but I have the vast majority of my files backed up. Next, this morning my computer would start up, but it had a different boot screen and no programs will run("gdiplus.dll was not found"). I think I should at least do a repair install of XP, but I only have a SP1 disk from Dell. I've read about slipstreaming, but I don't fully understand the idea. Ideas? The computer is old, but has been treated very well. What can I do to revive the computer?

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Hi
Lately at a start up it takes my computer long time to establish network connection .The skype icon takes a long time to get green and the network icon is probing for a long time , what is most unusuall that i have a data streaming program that is connected immediately to the internet and the data streaming is working perfectly while the rest of the computer is still searching for it , while probing i cannot open Explorer/FireFox.
It is like i have 2 kinds of connections in 1 computer. the computer itself is connected to a router and another computer that is working on the same router does not suffer the same issues, i guess in one of the updates something has changed but i cannot put my finger on the cause.
Thank you

A:Lan isssues

Hi please try a system restore to a point before the issue first occurred.

If issue still persists is this a wired or wireless connection.

Turn off the data streaming program and see if things improve.

What is the data streaming program you are using?

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Hi, I have bought two P53 and they both had issues. When I returned the 2nd one, the case manager gave me a hard time to return my machine. I want to make sure that everything has been resolved before considering it again. Do you have these issues? What other issues do you have? P53 OLED----------- Ugly looking grids across the screen espcially the background is white. Is it due to the way Lenovo implemented the touch screen?- Becaues of the grids, letters are not solid nor good looking most of the time.- Coil Whine especially when the RTX GPU is pushed- Images are not much better looking than those from IPS screen. In some cases, pixelation when viewing videos is even worse (more ugier looking blocks of dark images).  P53 IPS 4K------------ Wrobble at the bottom as reported by several users- LCD screen cannot be closed. Very large gap between the screen and the keyboard part- Backlight bleeding- Coil Whine especially when the RTX GPU is pushed- Noisy fans

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I am getting an error when ask "where do you want to install windows?"

Message reads Windows cannot be installed on Disc 0 Partition 1

When I click show detail, it says windows needs the driver for device [ULi SATA/RAID Controller(M1573)

Does anyone have a clue? right now I have xp Pro Service pack 3 installed

I did indeed select custom install.

A:Can't install clean windows 7 on xp os

Is your hard drive on an expansion port, by any chance?

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I want to do a clean install of windows 8, then reinstall windows 8.1, is it possible to save my settings before the install and reinstall them after I reinstalled windows 8? Thanks

A:Windows 8 Clean Install

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I just received my 7 Home Premium upgrade disk from HP.

Clean install is obviously better. The thing is that I have SOOO many programs that I have spent many many hours customizing. I will have to re-download many of these programs, which will results in days and days of downloading/installing/customizing. I also have tons of add-ons for Firefox.

Is there any way to make set all of my settings and preferences easier when I reinstall each program? For example, for iTunes alone, I would have to save every playlist, my entire library, iPhone apps, ringtones etc. Would Windows Easy Transfer save my iTunes library, Firefox addons etc?

My HP PC came with a 15-month license Norton Anti-Virus but did not come with a disk. What about my video card and sound card drivers? How would I reinstall it? How about the other HP pre-installed programs?

I have about 137 total programs installed. Many are just updates/patches or codecs for other programs such as Photoshop/Norton Anti-Virus etc.

I am going to hold off on installing 7 until I can get these questions answered. Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 - Should I do a clean install?

Welcome to Seven Forums, ThumperSD.

I can appreciate your quandry. I went through the same thing moving from the RC to Ultimate.

What I did was an upgrade which kept the old programs and settings intact. I believe that you can do the same thing moving from Vista to Windows 7.

While a clean install is always the first recommendation, if your current configuration is stable, you might want to consider an upgrade route.

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iam doing a clean install of windows as i was having a few problems which i put down to a virus. Scaned pc with norton and norton power erase, microsoft malware removal tool and malwarebytes but none of them found anything does this mean i would be a clear. I have ssd boot and three hdd for storage how do i make sure that everything has gone completly. I have started deleting all the stuff from hdds now whats best thing to do. Am i best to format all hdd in disk management then delete volume or do i need special software.just to make sure there is nothing that will cause me problems once i do my clean install. As for ssd will that be ok just to do freash install and everything will be gone i.e virus if there was actually one thanks in advace

A:clean install of windows

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install Windows 7
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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Hello all,
 
I wanted to get your opinions on this problem I had.
 
STORY:
 
A couple of weeks ago, I scanned my computer with AVG free edition and got a notification that there was a rootkit, it was an inline hook rootkit that I could not remove using AVG. I then ran MBAM, but it did not detect anything. Panicked, I did a system restore to an earlier date when I did not have the rootkit. The only thing I installed that week was Windward through Steam and did some light internet browsing (must have gotten it through this). Anyway, doing the system restore made it so AVG did not detect the rootkit anymore. But I did not trust this and performed a clean install of Windows 10 on my computer. I reformatted and cleaned both drives I have with the Windows 10 recovery disk, just in case, and the install worked fine.
 
Currently, I am afraid to use my computer as I do not trust it anymore. I installed Avast over AVG this time and reinstalled MBAM. I also got MBAR just in case and have scanned my computer religiously and nothing comes up, but I still don't trust the scans! Honestly, I need some clarification to put my mind at ease.
 
QUESTIONS:
 
1. What type of rookit was this? Ring 0, 1, 2, or 3? I wish I had not been so rash to system restore and documented what the line said instead. You may not be able to answer this unfortunately. I remember it said inline hook - %unknown%, or something close to that.
 
2. What programs can I run to be absolut... Read more

A:Windows 10 Clean Install

I did some scans on my own today:
 
1. Avast --> 0 infected files
2. Malwarebytes Anti-malware --> 0 infected files (in safe mode)
3. Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit --> 0 infected files
4. Rkill --> No malware to kill, issues with the registry, or missing digital signatures - but there were integrity issues. What's an integrity issue? (I posted it below)
 
Checking Windows Service Integrity:
 * gagp30kx [Missing Service]
 * IEEtwCollectorService [Missing Service]
 * IoQos [Missing Service]
 * nv_agp [Missing Service]
 * TimeBroker [Missing Service]
 * uagp35 [Missing Service]
 * uliagpkx [Missing Service]
 * WcsPlugInService [Missing Service]
 * wpcfltr [Missing Service]
 * WSService [Missing Service]
 * agp440 [Missing ImagePath]
 * AJRouter => %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted [Incorrect ImagePath]
 * WpnService => %systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs [Incorrect ImagePath]
 * vmicrdv => %SystemRoot%\System32\icsvcext.dll [Incorrect ServiceDLL]
 * vmicvss => %SystemRoot%\System32\icsvcext.dll [Incorrect ServiceDLL]
 
5. JRT --> 0 file system, 0 registry
6. Roguekiller --> 0 in every category (in safe mode)
7. ESET online scanner --> 0 infected files
 
Now after all these scans, can I be sure that nothing is hiding on my system? Is there anything else I should scan with? I assume the clean install of Windows was ef... Read more

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I have a retail copy of Windows 7 Pro which includes booth a 32 bit and 64 bit DVDs.

I have Windows 7 32 bit pro installed and I am considering doing a clean install to install the 64 bit version.

What is the best method of performing a clean install?

A:Windows 7 clean install

Hello Walter,

Here you go.

Clean Install Windows 7

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looking to do a clean install of windows 7 from Windows 8, as windows 8 is hosed. I install win 7 dvd and nothing happens.
Help

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Using steps posted by Admin "Brink" Im trying to do a clean install of windows 8 on a desk top computer that had a crash (virus) and then was recovered to factory settings with out doing a back up first. The original OS was windows 7 64bit. The computer is a HP Pavillion a4316f-b, AMD Aflon II 620 Quad core 6GB DDR3 system memory, 1 Terabyte hard drive, Nivdia Geforce 9100 graphics. I dont understand a lot of computer lingo so please bear with me. A Staples computer tech sold me windows 8 Pro and said to do a clean install and that should bring the computer back to life. However I am having problems, I get through steps 1 through 9 in your tutorial and after step 9 the computer restarts but it goes to the HP blue screen with the choices "Esc=boot" "F11 recover" and so on... and just hangs there untill the monitor goes to sleep and the computer shuts down. I restart the computer but it seems to be doing install all over again which takes 20 to 40 min. Why cant I get to step 10? And if I may ask a silly question? During the installation of windows 8 there is no antivirus software in the computer, should I be installing windows 8 with the computer disconnected from the internet?
Thanks for any help.
Don TinPan

A:Help with clean install windows 8

Are you deleting all the partitions first?

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hello,i'm new here so hi everyone. i did a clean install of windows xp sp3 on my pc and installed all of updates from microsoft.Then, just for curiosity, i did some scan with RKUnhookerLE (as i think this is one of the greatest rootkit tool finder)and it shows up some strange hook on ntkrnlpa.exeRkU Version: 3.8.389.593, Type LE (SR2)
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OS Name: Windows XP
Version 5.1.2600 (Service Pack 3)
Number of processors #2
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>Hooks
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ntkrnlpa.exe+0x0006ECEE, Type: Inline - RelativeJump 0x80545CEE-->80545CF5 [ntkrnlpa.exe]
[500]explorer.exe-->advapi32.dll-->kernel32.dll-->GetProcAddress, Type: IAT modification 0x77F41218-->5CF97774 [shimeng.dll]
[500]explorer.exe-->crypt32.dll-->kernel32.dll-->GetProcAddress, Type: IAT modification 0x77A51188-->5CF97774 [shimeng.dll]
[500]explorer.exe-->gdi32.dll-->kernel32.dll-->GetProcAddress, Type: IAT modification 0x77E410B4-->5CF97774 [shimeng.dll]
[500]explorer.exe-->kernel32.dll-->GetProcAddress, Type: IAT modification 0x01001268-->5CF97774 [shimeng.dll]
[500]explorer.exe-->shell32.dll-->kernel32.dll-->GetProcAddress, Type: IAT modification 0x7C9D15A4-->5CF97774 [shimeng.dll]
[500]explorer.exe-->user32.dll-->kernel32.dll-->... Read more

A:Just did a clean install of windows xp

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Please download and run Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts a... Read more

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Hello folks i am getting a new motherboard soon and i just wanted to see if i could take my hard drive with windows 8 OEM - i upgraded it to windows 8.1 - and put that hard drive to my new motherboard. I have read my research and practically if you place your OEM windows 8 hard drive into a new motherboard it is taking a 50/50 chance of a bullet hitting you. Therefore my only solution is..uhm doing a clean install Then after that clean install i will do it again once i get my new motherboard The reason why i am asking for this is because i am completely broke and in dire need of help because i have bought a pretty... expensive motherboard and a new processor

Asus maximus Forumla VII - New motherboard

Intel i7 4790k 4GHZ haswell - New CPU

And i am completely broke and cannot buy a retail version of windows 8.1 i hope you can understand my situation and if not then i completely understand

- PC MASTER RACE!

A:Windows 8 OEM How to clean install

I have my OEM key and i have an 16GB flash drive

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Hello. I want to do a clean re-install of Windows 7 without the baggage of Windows 10 trying to upgrade itself on my computer before the FREE upgrade deadline of July 29? How would I go about doing this to keep Windows 10 upgrade from installing itself or trying to install itself without my consent?

A:How to clean install Win 7 w/o Windows 10

I use GWX Control Panel.
Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

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I have a computer that has preloaded Windows 8 with all the bloatware crap and am hoping to possible get a clean install of Windows 8? How can I do this? I have a ASUS CM1745 with an AMD A8-5500 and Radeon 7560D. I can't seem to find my product key either.

A:Clean Install of Windows?

You can use this to find your key.
Product Key - Find for Windows 8

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Hello,

My Laptop ( ASUS K55VD ) came with windows 8 pre-installed.

Now I want to install a Samsung EVO 840 250gb/500gb SSD, now I run a 750gb HDD which i split into 2 partitions which have a total of around 140gb used. But I can transfer stuff to an external HDD if needed. After I install the SSD I want to use my current HDD as an external HDD by buying a enclosure for it of course.

My main question is: What do I have to do to install Win8 clean on the SSD for optimal use? I don't know if I am on OEM, currently at work
Thanks in advance

A:From HDD to SSD, How do I clean install Windows?

You can follow this post:
Rebuild on SSD

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Greetings everyone! I am new to this forum and I tried to search the topics in this sub-forum but to no avail. Try to be easy on me.I had caught a nasty virus on my comp and just decided to do a clean install of WinXP SP3. I have a few problems that I cant seem to fix. Let it be known that I am no techie and that I dont have a lot of experience in computers but maybe a few of you could offer some assistance.First of all, my screen still has the black "letterboxes" on the sides and I even tried to fix it by upping the screen resolution. What gives? How do I get a full screen?Second, I turned my wireless switch on but I dont have any wireless. I am posting all of this from my wifes comp because she has a wireless signal/ it's connected to the router. How do I fix this?Third, NONE of my blue hotkeys work on my laptop keyboard: I cant turn down/up the volume or make the screen brighter/dimmer.All help would be much appreciated. Thanks again everyone.

A:Windows XP SP3 clean install.....

Moved back to XP

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Hi there,
since when I've upgraded Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, my notebook seems much more slow.
I would like to know if there's a way to do a clean installation of Windows 10 without loosing the base partitions used for the "factory restore".

Thank you.

A:Clean install Windows 10

Do in-place upgrade or clean installation. Don't not re-format hard disk when you install a new windows.
www.technig.com/windows-10-in-place-upgrade

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I'm wondering if I have to erase all my stuff to install Windows 7 Ultimate when it comes out. I have Windows Vista Ultimate and I don't want to lose all my stuff; I would back it up, but I have nothing to back it up to.

A:Do I need to do a clean install for Windows 7?

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

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I just bought a new pc with Windows 8, so seeing as Microsoft will no longer be supporting XP after April 2014, I would like to do a clean install on my old machine...a Dell Dimension 3000.  I don't have a CD to boot it up with, so I am wondering what is the easiest way to accomplish this?  Also do I need to have SP3 installed before doing so?

A:Doing a clean install of Windows XP

Take A Look
 
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hi guys
i have a question about clean installing.
if i currently have to partitions C and D, and i do a clean install on C. what will happen to the files in D?
thanks in advance
jay

A:windows clean install Q.

Nothing, as long as you don't format it

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This is how I use to install WIN7, I had a cd-rom and I just put the the system recovery disc, waited for it to load, then clicked on the command prompt icon, command prompt opened, then i just looked for the partition and folder where my WIN7 installation files are, once there in the folder, i typed setup.exe
The installation screen opened and follow all the steps, selected the partition c: where I wanted it to be installed, and it was fine
Now, I have no cd-rom and system reapir disc, so I opted to use grub4dos to boot "system repair disc" or a software kind of similar called "pcwindowsrecovery" from SD card(2Gb) or a USB drive(1 Gb), my goal was just to open the command prompt and look for my WIN7 installation folder on a secondary partition, everything was normal but when I got to the drive selection to install WIN7, and selected like always the C:, I got this error:
That's not my screenshot, but the error is the same, I have three partitions on my hard drive, with the CD-ROM booting system repair disc, i had no problems, but now with the SD or USB i have problems, I even format the partition but it wont work, do I need to fix anything using diskpart before looking for my WIN7 on my hard disk and run the setup? Any help o method to fix the problem? why with the cd-rom method worked fine, but with the SD and USB, it does not?
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A:Please help me with a clean install of windows 7

why don't you just clean up and start fresh the normal way. You seem to be drastically over complicating this. Have a look here to get your drive cleaned up, it needs to be wiped after all that partitioning madness.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I want to do clean install of windows 7 on my Samsung netbook n150 .. Through USB flash drive becoz it doesn't support CD ROM .. I don't have activation key Of windows 7.. .only a blank USB 4gb drive .! Currently its running on windows 7 ultimate ....can any one please tell me how to do it step by step .?? Thanx in advance

A:clean install of windows 7

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to use Samsung Recovery, make Recovery disks:
Samsung PC Software - Samsung Support Center - YouTube

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Hello everyone,After some reading and research I decided to ask you for help, because I can't ger trough this problem by myself. I have a V3-772g laptop and I have used it with windows 8.1 since and not a single problem what so ever. A few days earlier I have bought a brand new 240GB SSD and I decided to try how it would be with windows 10.The problem that I am experiencing is that I can't boot windows 10 x64 fron USB or DVD.I have switched the bios to legacy boot, have made the USB hdd first boot device and after that the DVD/CD drive but every time when it try to boot the instalation screen of the windows 10 I see for a second the logo of the windows, after that black screen with a flashing "-" in the upper left corner and after not more that 10 seconds I get a orange screen with some kind of vertical stripers. After some research I find out that this is a BitLocker screen and because there are some fonts problems in some computers it does not displays it correctly and you are seeing this orange think...but how can I get such a screen when I haven't activated it and moreover I am trying to intall windows 10 on a brand new SDD drive. With windows 8.1 x64 I can make a clean copy without any problems and I can boot it from usb/dvd and I am pretty sure that if I make a bootable SD card and put it the card reader I could boot even from there if the boot device options recognized it. I have the latest bios for the laptop (Ver 1.15)...Have tried with 3 different USB... Read more

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I have windows 7 and I can install windows 10 if I want, but I want to clean install windows 10 so all my pc files are deleted. Is there an easy way for this?

greets Ruud

A:How to clean install windows 10?

NVM

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Hi all. I am involved with a voluntary service to senior folk who need help with their computers. I'm no expert but have reasonable knowledge. I have a situation where someone's system has been left unkempt for some time and I would do a clean reinstall if I could. I can't because it is running an oem version of windows and the retailer who built/sold the machine has gone out of business and no install media was supplied. And MS will not allow downloading an ISO of the oem version. So... how can I best clean this system up without actually destroying the windows operating system? Thanks for all and any help.

A:Clean up windows 7 without re-install

Their are a list of things here. Read through them and pick what you want to do.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutsearch.php?q=optimize

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I have a 5 year old dell inspiron running windows home premium 7 32 bit. It's been running very slowly recently, so thought I would try to load a system image that I had created previosly , but was told that there were corrupt files so had to abandon this.
I have my windows license key and I was led to believe that if went onto the microsoft web site I could download what i needed to re - install windows, however part way through the process a message appeared saying that my copy of windows was an OEM version and that I would need to conatct Dell to resolve the probelm.
On going to the DELL web site and registering my details , I found that all conatct methods for technical support were unavailable , I suppose because my laptop is years out of warranty.
Any idea what my options are?

A:clean install of windows 7

Hello and welcome Chris mate usually preinstalled machines from Dell or whoever usually have a factory restore partition it is just a matter of finding the right key to depress / tap while powering on the machine. I have seen several version ie Alt+F11 while powering on the F5 or F6 and even F8 usually the safe mode key You will of course lose all your data and programs but it will be as it came out of the factory.

Edit for a rough idea see this I know it relates to Vista but the principle is the same Restoring Your Computerīs Software to the Factory Settings for Windows Vista | Dell US

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question
I have a total of 3 partations of my Hard disk.My current windows vista is installed on c partation
what if i do a clean install of windows 7 on c drive,will i lose all the data on my Hard disk(the other two partation data) or only the data on drive c ?

A:Clean install windows 7

Hello Jemmaimakhan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you only format and install on the C: partition, then the other partitions will be fine.

Clean Install Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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