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Slow internet after Win7 install

Question: Slow internet after Win7 install

Ok, So installed win7 as dual boot with vista on my laptop. I am getting very slow internet connections using win7 with a wireless connection, but its fine connected to a hard line. When I run vista the wireless connection is fine. So its only when im using win7 wireless. I have tried installing different drivers and things ,but nothing works. I connected to the network at my school using win7 and it worked fine also. So its only when I connect in win7 at home. I dont know what to do to tryin fix this , so I need some help.

Machine specs:
Asus n20a notebook
gigabyte GN-WI06N-RH internal wireless module

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Preferred Solution: Slow internet after Win7 install

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Answer: Slow internet after Win7 install

Oh and the router im using is a linksys/cisco WRT110

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I know it's malware, and from reading the forums I didn't run Comboware (i think that was the name) because the previous issue involved Symantec AV protection. I use AVG, Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes on this machine so didn't use previous advice. BTW, love you guys and use bleepingcomputer all the time to check startup programs. Thank you!
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DDS (Ver_2011-06-03.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Owner at 20:11:29 on 2011-06-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4061.2728 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Enabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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Answer:Win7 very slow, internet slow, and even Chrome is giving us fits.

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Hi all,

My PC is just back from the repair shop, the previous SSD died & I replaced it with a new SSD and installed win7 on it.

I'm un-happy with the boot/start up times, usually around 90seconds or so from the first windows logo appearing.

I posted my problem here - Slow start/boot up times after SSD installation - Microsoft Community

A man there is helping me with it, I thought I'd ask here as well

my computer specs:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 CPU 3.20Ghz
4GB RAM
Radeon HD 5750 1GB Graphics Card
Western Digital 1TB HDD
Samsung 840 EVO SDD - 120GB
on-board sound card
ASUS M4A88T-M motherboard

please find other log files/benchmarks/system info in the link above.

Answer:new SSD & new win7 install - slow boot up

Hello graphman

I think this might relate to your problem.

Slow SSD Boot [Solved] - SSD - Storage

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Hi all,

Thanks in advance for your replys.

I have a notebook (ASUS X53U) running Win7.

I recently had some issues with Windows so decided to try the 'Recovery' partition on the hd. This failed 3 times, and would hang at certain screens.

4th time lucky and it went through, very slow, but ok. HOWEVER.
It is so slow, clicking on links on webpages freezes, opening new programs takes 2-3 minutes each, I have no idea what is wrong. I decided to do sfc /scannow and it said:
http://pastebin.com/kgLBFC8S - but I cannot access the LOG file which was created as I get this error.
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Notepad
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Access is denied.


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OK
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Anything I can do to fix?

Richard
 

Answer:Win7 SLOW - Fresh install?

In my Windows 7 it use to freeze and slow down a bit, mainly in the first 30 minutes from me switching it on. When you next start your PC up, keep an eye on Task Manager and have a look if any of the processes are using all of your memory or CPU. Sometimes Windows 7 does caching and bits in the background, which shouldn't interfere, but sometimes it can. There are ways to manage this. I would suggest just googling the process, if you find one. Or let us know which one, and we can try and work out ways to get round it slowing things down for you.
 

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I attempted to dual boot Mac OS X (failed!) so as a result, I had to reformat my full hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 (I have lost my backup image).

I downloaded a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit from the internet, burned to a disk and had issues (hanging on expanding windows).
So I burned another disk and it worked! Installed without a hitch and I used to activation code printed on the bottom of my computer.

But now, I have an unresponsive computer that is very slow. It takes quite a while to boot and often becomes unrespnsive when I try to do anything, this is making installing drivers very hard.

I have no clue why this is happening, but I have suspitions that my hard drive is broken.

Installing drivers and software is becoming hard and often fails.
I have flashed my BIOS with the correct BIOS from the Acer Support website and still had no luck.

Has anyone got any clue what is wrong?

Computer: Acer Aspire 5742
i3-370M processor
Intel HD Graphics
4GB DDR3 RAM
250GB HDD

Answer:Fresh install of Win7, yet very unresponsive and slow?

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic




   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
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You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
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First part of boot up is taking more than a mintues to get to login screen.
Any idea? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Win7 Boot up is slow after clean install

Disable everything in msconfig/startup except your firewall and a/v and see what kind of difference you see....

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I have a brand new system build with very slow internet. This one is using Win7 Home premium 64-bit. I have a laptop running XP and a netbook running Win7 Starter with no problems at all. I have read many forums and posts about this and tried most of the fixes mentioned but nothing has worked.


I have reset my router which is the one that I got from Verizon. My other machines are running fine so I doubt it is that anyway.


I am using a brand new ASUS PCE-N13 wireless card and updated to the latest driver.


Below I posted the results of my speed and ping tests.

Any help wpuld be appreciated. If you need anymore info, please ask and I will happily provide. Thanks in advance!











Here is my system info:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel Core i5 2500K
Asus P8P67LE Motherboard
8gb G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 8gb
NVIDIA GEforce 9500gt 1024mb
ASUS PCE-N13 wireless card

Here are the tests from my laptop running XP

Answer:Slow internet in Win7

Have you tried using firefox as your brouser

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As of about a year ago, my Hard Drive crashed. Yesterday I bought a new 600 Watt Power Supply and a new 1TB hard drive. The windows 7 install took over 6-8 hours to complete and the mouse was extremely laggy when doing so. Once the installation completed I could barely do anything and I checked task manager and my CPU was maxed out at 100% when I wasn't running anything and there were no applications open. What could be the cause of this?

Here is the originial specs of my computer. I had an upgraded Video Card as well that I tried unplugging for the process of the installation. Here

Answer:Installing Win7 to New Hard Drive Slow Run/install

Hi and welcome to TSF what power supply did you install have you checked all the cables and connections are firmly in place,what harddrive did you install and have you run any diagnostic on it

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I've been putting my first build together and completed it a couple of days ago. I was using it, but realized I had accidentally installed a 32bit version rather then the 64bit of windows 7 and as a result my ram was being under utilized. I double checked my cpu and installed the 64bit version of windows, but know that I have everything reinstalled, the windows updates seemed to be taking forever, and the computer is acting very slow and unresponsive, it ran much better using the 32bit version of windows.

I'm at wits end, as the two set ups were practically identical, aside from the 32/64 change.

Parts
AMD Phenom II x4 3.0GHz Quad-Core
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 s 4GB) DDR3-1600
XFX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V

I appreciate any help.
-Lawlagram
 

Answer:Win7 running extremely slow after 64bit install

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Hello everybody.
I recently reinstalled win7 after several years of successful usage.
Today, about two weeks after resintall, programms started to start slowly. Small programs that used to go up in less that a second now take 10-20 secs. Sometimes, closing and restarting it immediately comes up instantly, but after a minute or so things go back to worse.


Only thing that comes to mind is that I installed OpenVDB client for testing, but removed it and rebooted machine several times.

I'm running defragmentation for night, but I don't have high expectations here ...

Any tips how can I debug this ?

thanks,
-michal

PS. what would you recommend for HDD helth check (free)?

Answer:programms startup slow on (almost) fresh win7 install

P.S. I just noticed that going to 'Start Menu' and typing smth. stalls. I can see "Searching" info but no programs are listed

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My PC Slow-down every time when i connected to the Internet? Sometimes pc freez. This problem start few day's ago. My pc installed kaspersky internet security up to date. And it say no threats.Please help me!

Answer:Win7 PC Slow down connecting to internet

Sometimes, when you install programs, they also install plug-ins for IE, such as Adobe Flash, etc.. Go to Tools and click Manage Add-ons/plug-ins. Disable them one by one and test. See if this improves your browsing. Try to find out which one worsens your browsing experience.CoolGuy

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In my Vista Home Premium, my internet speed reached up to 144mbp/s. Now that I have Windows 7, it lurks around 10mbp/s. These speed are way too slow for me, as I spend 90% of my time on the computer online. Anyone know how to fix this? In Vista, when my network was a little slow, all I did was click Diagnose, and then Reset Network Adapter. That did the trick. I'm not sure how to do that within Windows 7. I also got an error when I clicked Diagnose.
Code:
Problems Found:
Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding.
Here's my System Information (if you want the whole DxDiag, I can post it):

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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/2/2009, 15:44:39
Machine name: *****-LAPTOP
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7100) (7100.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: XPS M1530
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1644MB used, 6541MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
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Answer:Wireless Internet Speed TOO Slow in Win7!

tweety

could we get some info on your networking setup. nic, router, and maybe an ipconfig (type cmd>ipconfig -all)? you can take a snip of it using the snipping tool (snipping tool in search).

thanks

Ken

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My w540 is a win7 64 machine. I have a virtualbox win7 on it. The virtualbox version is 4.3.12R93733. The virtualbox has the default NAT, Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (82540EM) network setting. I found the guest win7 is extremely slow for internet. I search online and seems I am not alone. Are you have a solution for this? 

Answer:extremely slow internet win7 virtualbox on w540

VirtualBox version 4.3.12 is very old and seriously vulnerable, upgrade to a recent one. Use VirtualBox forum for its related issues https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewforum.php?f=6





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When my win7 toshiba laptop is plugged in it runs ok and has fairly speedy internet connection speeds.when I run it on battery it seems like it drops the connection frequently. is there some kind of power save option that does this?

Answer:Win7 laptop- slow internet connex when on battery?

In control panel under in power options "advanced" you will find settings for wireless adapter.Here you can adjust for best performance or power saving when using battery.I guess this is worth a try.

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So, I'm having that issue to where I can't connect, something to do with my IP configuration. I am connecting through a D-Link usb modem to a wireless router, which is the same setup my wife is using on her desktop to connect to the same router/modem.

Here is a screenshot of my ipconfig:

I saw that gateway is blank, not sure if that matters or not, but possibly it does.. x.x Help?

Answer:Fresh Win7 install, can't connect to internet.

a 169.x.x.x address shows it cant reach the DHCP server, be it a problem with the adaptor or a problem with the modem.

Have you reinstalled the drivers ? Go onto the manufacturer web site and check for the network drivers. Incorrect drivers can cause the adaptor to perform problems.

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I just did a re-install of Windows 7 on my PC (directly from re-installation DVD that came with PC)
iCore7 -4820k CPU @ 3.70GHz
with GeForce GTX 780 Video card and 16 GB of RAM

Before re-install I was getting a Windows Experience rating of 7.5 and now it has dropped to 1.0....?

I am also unable to connect to the internet...at all.

Not sure where to go or what to do here....
 

Answer:Unable to Conect to Internet after RE-Install of Win7

I can think of multiple reasons something like this could occur.

What was the reason for reinstalling Windows?
 

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Guys, can someone help me out on trying to resolve an issue I'm having on my network.

I have 3 Main PCs.

One in the Gameroom--Media Server (Windows 7 64bit, onboard Gigabit Nic). MSI AMD 780G Chipset.

One in the Office--(Windows XP MCE, INTEL Gigabit PCI)

One in the Living Room--HTPC (Windows 7 32bit, onboard Gigabit Nic) GIGABYTE AMD 780G Chipset.

I just upgraded all my systems to new hard drives in hopes of archiving all DVDs onto the server and streaming them from there to the other machines.

All connections are working fine and I can move around files between machines no problem.

My issues I can get 70-80 MB/s between the HTPC and the Server.

The most I can get out of my Office and the Server is 37-40MB/s.

The 2 OS drives in the Office and HTPC machines are Identical..Samsung F3 drives. The drives on the server I'm sending files to are Samsung F4 drives.

I just did fresh OS intalls on these drives when I placed them into service.

I used all windows drivers except for the Intel NIC in which I used the supplied drivers for it.

Can anyone tell me why my XP machine can't pull the same mustard as the other machine? It really has me puzzled.

Thanks,
Mike
 

Answer:Slow Transfer Speeds from XP to Win7 machine. Win7 to Win7 Fine.

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I bought new laptop ASUS K55V, and had an idea to plug in an internet, because my old laptop is really "old", and I found a problem - internet runs really slow in normal mode:

but fine in safe:

I think its a quite big difference
I searched all over internet, tried multiple cmd commands, winsock fixes, and son on, Its a new laptop, all I have already installed are Firefox and Photoshop.

Specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium
8GB RAM
intel core i5-3210M
CPU 2.5Ghz 2.5Ghz

I hope that I will find here someone who can help.

Answer:Slow internet on win7 works excellent in safe mode

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Revnart


I bought new laptop ASUS K55V, and had an idea to plug in an internet, because my old laptop is really "old", and I found a problem - internet runs really slow in normal mode:



but fine in safe:



I think its a quite big difference
I searched all over internet, tried multiple cmd commands, winsock fixes, and son on, Its a new laptop, all I have already installed are Firefox and Photoshop.

Specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium
8GB RAM
intel core i5-3210M
CPU 2.5Ghz 2.5Ghz

I hope that I will find here someone who can help.


Well that's quite a difference. Something that installed with Photoshop must be causing this problem.

Can you look in Windows services and see if there is a service called Bonjour running there?

Can you post the ipconfig/all from this machine as well?

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Hello, I have had this problem ever since the summer. I would tell you the speeds I'm getting from testmy.net, but the page is still loading. It's been over 30 minutes.

Anyway, I have installed the drivers for the motherboard that came with the disc and such, and I still have no success. It is really annoying at this point, basically not being able to use my computer.

Any advice for what I should do? I'm connected via ethernet, I will have to get my wireless adapter back from my friend to test that out.
 

Answer:Freshly installed win7 with super slow internet speeds

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Intel E2160 1.8ghz dual
2gb of RAM DDR2 5200
brand new Win 7 64 bit installation, all updates to SP1
IE 11

I upgraded my mom's computer from Vista to Win 7. It is an older machine that I bought her back in 2008 I think....I know that the RAM is on the low side, but I think there is some other sort of problem going on here.

It is like something is blocking web pages from loading....they do eventually, but browsing is very slow. Opening IE is quick as is loading up programs etc...not indicative of a "slow computer" or running out of resources.

Once IE is open it probably takes google 30-60 seconds to actually appear......but once it is up, the search is very fast like you would expect. Going into a webpage is also very slow. It is like the initial page load is slow and then searching is normal speed.

I turned off the windows firewall, but couldn't think of anything else. I noticed that the CPU usage and RAM usage are high going above 50% at times, but I found google results of people using Win 7 on even older, slower machines.

Any idea?

Answer:Internet browsing very slow after brand new installation of 64bit Win7

With 2 GB of RAM you would be better off with 32 bit.

Try another DNS server. "ipconfig -flushdns" afterwards - https://www.google.com/url?q=http://...6z2aXNcEi7K-Fw
Try a clean startup, it should help with RAM/CPU - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Ok, I'm going to give a small amount of back story here as it may be relevant to the current problem. Yesterday I formatted my Win XP PC and tried to install Win7 on it. 3/4 of the way through the installation my PC would restart, and upon loading back into windows I would receive this error message:

The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click OK to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.

There were a number of possible fixes to this problem detailed here. I eventually got the installation to complete properly by removing my Sound Card and my Network Card.

Ok, now onto the current problem. As stated, I have a new, clean install of Windows 7 32 which seems unable to connect to our BT Home Hub router. I have an ethernet connection to the router (lights: check, and cables are secure etc) and also a Wireless Network Card which may or may not be in a functioning state. By which I mean, I have had problems with it in the past but I can't remember exactly what is wrong with it. However, as I did with my XP install I want to connect via the ethernet cable.

In the Network and Sharing Center there are no networks listed.

I have attempted to update the drivers for my MB and the Network Card, I'm not sure how successfully.

If I try to ping google or anywhere else it fails.

This could end up being a very simple issue, but I'm completely new to Wi... Read more

Answer:Win7 Fresh Install - No Internet/Network Connection

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Just did a fresh install of win 7 on this laptop. Ultimate 64 bit. At first no usb ports or networking worked so i had to burn the drivers from your site to a dvd and get them on that way. After this usb worked but internet doesn't. When i try to install sp68120.exe it says "FindFile failed" followed by "the realtek network controller was not found. If deep sleep mode is enabled please plug the cable."No amount of restarting fixes this. I've tried uninstalling and disabling and re enabling them in device manager, where they show up under other devices with yellow exclamation marks by their name.Please help. This is unbelievably frustrating and I've been at it all day.David













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Answer:HP envy 17-k251na no internet after fresh install of win7

Hi, David: See if this works to get the ethernet adapter installed... 1. Install the latest Intel chipset installation utility driver first and restart the PC.  The 2nd file down on the left side of the page is the auto install file. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775/Intel-Chipset-Device-Software-INF-Update-Utility-?product=1145 2.  Install the latest Realtek ethernet driver directly from Realtek.  Download, unzip and run the setup application from the 2nd file listed at the link below. http://www.realtek.com.tw/Downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false If the above two steps fail to resolve the issue, perform a hard reset of the notebook, but leave the main battery out for about 15 minutes. See this guide for how to do a hard reset. https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768/ Wireless:   There is no information online regarding what model wireless network adapter your notebook has, so please post the hardware ID for the device you see listed in the Device Manager labeled as a Network Controller. Then I will post the link to the wifi driver you need. Use this guide for how to find the hardware ID. https://www.howtogeek.com/193798/how-to-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-the-device-manager/  

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I apologize for the repeated post, as I have read through numerous times the recommended solves for the above issue. However, I am unable to understand exactly what to do. I had to install Windows 7 Professional from the Home Edition and after the final reboot no internet connection was available. I am pretty inexperienced in computers and am unable to following the instructions posted prior. Would anyone be willing to be patient with me and help me get my internet connection back?

Thank you in advance,
Cassie
 

Answer:Missing Internet connection after clean install Win7

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Ok, I'm going to give a small amount of back story here as it may be relevant to the current problem. Yesterday I formatted my Win XP PC and tried to install Win7 on it. 3/4 of the way through the installation my PC would restart, and upon loading back into windows I would receive this error message:

?The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click ?OK? to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.?

There were a number of possible fixes to this problem detailed here. I eventually got the installation to complete properly by removing my Sound Card and my Network Card.



Ok, now onto the current problem. As stated, I have a new, clean install of Windows 7 32 which seems unable to connect to our BT Home Hub router. I have an ethernet connection to the router (lights: check, and cables are secure etc) and also a Wireless Network Card which may or may not be in a functioning state. By which I mean, I have had problems with it in the past but I can't remember exactly what is wrong with it. However, as I did with my XP install I want to connect via the ethernet cable.

In the Network and Sharing Center there are no networks listed.

I have attempted to update the drivers for my MB and the Network Card, neither of which seemed to do anything.

If I try to ping google or anywhere else it fails.

This could end up being a very simple issue, but I'm completely new to W... Read more

Answer:Win7 Fresh Install - No Internet/Network Connection

The first thing you need to do is go to device manager and check whether the network cards are detected and correctly installed. A yellow exclamation mark is a bad sign.

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I want to install windows 7 ultimate 64bit on a other parition as dual dual boot or reinstall. I have a very important file about 237gb in my 2 tb hard disk. I dont have a another pc or hard disk. I have backed up my files in the created partion in my pc. I want to go from win 7 32 bit to work with 64 bit apps. Pls help. I dont want to delete data. I have 5 part in hard disk.Local Disk, Data Volume(Precious), Songs Volume, Backup volume. Unused New volume(100gb). How to install win 7 64bit volume. Help. Pls

Answer:How to Install Win7 64bit on Win7 32bit using Custom install,No Format

Install the 64 bit to your new volume 100 gb . You need to be careful to point the instakller at the new volume 100gb.

Instructions are here: Clean Install Windows 7

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I had a re-install done there lately by a It Guy and since I got it Back My internet is dead slow, pages sometime time out, outlook express is able to recieve mails from a remote server I have for work but is showing a server non response error owhen I try to send mails bigger than a single sentence. I have checked line connection etc and all that is Ok ping tests show all is ok so problem myst nbe In internet explorer, I tried changing to Firefox and same problems. all my programmes etc are working ok Its just my Internet is slow.Any feed back appreciated, I have ad-aware etc and run regular windows updates, as I said problem has been there since I got it Back so in theory machine started fresh.Please I'm getting desperate now.Mark(Moderator edit: post split and moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Answer:Slow internet after re-install

Delete you cookies, files, and clear the history.

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Hi,
I recently installed the SP3 through the windows update. Before this update, my download speed was around 550 kbps. This has now dropped to 350 kbps for no apparent reason. I have not changed any of my settings, i have checked my DNS settings also and everything is the same as it was before. Could the SP3 be the reason for the drop in speed?
 

Answer:Slow internet after SP3 install

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Hey guys, so yesterday I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 on another of my machines and so far everything works great. It's a rig very similar in parts n specs to my sig.

It's been up for 2 nights now and today I'm downloading all the Nvidia drivers, and ESET Nod32 install and other things. they are all moving along EXTREMELY slow.

Basically on the same machine with Vista, and my main rig with Windows, everything downloads well over 500 KB/sec, usually topping 1000. But this current rig I've yet to have anything go over 25 kb/sec. yes the nvidia 190 drivers 120+mb took forever. Really weird.

Does anyone have any suggestions. I have cox high speed internet and its weird to just start going slow. I'm using FF3.5 latest update, maybe I'll give it a run on IE8 and see. Other idea is maybe re-install FF3.5

any idea's would be great.

Thanks!

Answer:Very slow internet on New 7 Ultimate Install

Everything in Device Manger ok...No Generic Drivers??

Had a problem similar to this but with no connection to the internet..
My driver was not working so I reinstalled the driver...works great now...


Thats my idea....

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Hi
I was having all sorts of issues with a P4 1.8, 1.25RAM so I did an XP Pro SP2 clean install. Everything worked for the first day or 2 but now it is back to being very slow and hanging on websites in both Firefox 3 and IE 6. Deleted all temp files, cleared cache, cant be any viruses from clean install etc... any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Clean Install and Internet Still Slow

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I installed SBS on my home network like this:

CABLE ---------- Router (192.168.1.1) ---------------- Server (dhcp assigned nic 1 and static 192.168.2.100. ----------------- Switch--- clients (dhcp server assigned) .

When I connect to the internet on my client machines now, it takes alot of time to resolve the name before it goes to the website. It seems to be quick after it does it once, but if I wait a little bit, it takes a long time again. Whats going on here? I do not have the network setup in a domain-client situation, I am slowly working to get there, trying to keep the other machines up as I transition over to a domain.
 

Answer:RE: Slow Internet Connection after SBS install

All sites or sites like microsoft.com and yahoo.com?

Is the server also slow to resolve or only the clients?

Also, client machine should have the server ip (and only the server IP) under DNS server.
 

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Hi, I have been a BETA tester for windows 7 since the first BETA was released.
Before installing RC V.7100 my speed was fine, Since installing, i have had many connection problems, 1 or 2 connection drops in the past week and Very slow speeds from 40-60KBps. Normally my internet speeds range from 8Mbps-12Mbps and other than my PC, all the other pc's we have in the house running Vista run perfectly fine with full speeds, i testing every PC on speedtest.net and all speeds turn out to be around 10Mbps. But my laptop with windows 7 gives results of around 0.6Mbps. I tried resetting the router but obviously thats not the issue, resetting the wireless adapter, updating drivers, installing updates, rebooting, changing ip addresses, none seem to make a difference, i still get slow speeds. All PC's are wireless, so interference is no problem. What could be the issue?

Thanks

Answer:Internet Speed Slow After RC Install

Install the following driver if you haven't already:

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows Vista*

Other than that, not really much to think of if all your other computers network well.

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Hello,

I've been having really annoying issues with my internet connection since i moved from vista to windows 7. I looked the forum several times to find an answer to the problem but i can't find anything close.

I used to have this driver: 802.11n Wireless PCI Express Card LAN Adapter
version 3.0.0.1 , my internet speed was running at the usual 10mb but i there was a lot to freezing and buzzing while the driver was installed making the usage of the computer impossible, so i updated to the same driver but version 3.2.1.0 which came out in april this year.




Now mi internet connection can't even get to 1mb ( the house connection is 10mb)
i checked the other computers to see if it was an overall problem but it looks like my computer is the only one affected.

the others computers in the house run with windows vista and don't show any signs of troubles with the network


i have no clue what to do , but I've read that is actually the windows 7 that is presenting problems with network driver , is that true ?

Anyways , i need some help here and i truly appreciate anyone that can help me solve this

Thank you

Answer:Really slow internet connection after install

have you tried the driver for win 7 64bit from the HP support site?
Realtek Networking Controller Driver Update HP Pavilion Elite m9405f Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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I did a Win10 clean install and updated all my drivers. Now, my download speed is extremely low. I was getting 15 down, but now it's like 2.

Answer:Internet is slow after clean install

Does your system support Windows 10 drivers? You need to make sure that the Ethernet/Wireless drivers are fully up-to-date.

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Hi all!
 
I'm having trouble trying to install any Antivirus, I run the setup and nothing happens. (Originally Avast 5 was installed but not running, can't update it either so I uninstalled it)

After several days I managed to install Avira but it's in offline state - can't connect to update definitions.
Internet browsing it's too slow in any browser (I'm writing this from another computer right now because in the infected one it's impossible)
 
I must say that I cleaned several virus and malware just before this happens, because I was not able to execute any .exe file and when browsing and trying to load any AV site, the browser redirects me to ad pages. (This is now resolved)
 
I already ran Malwarebytes and it removed a bunch of malware related stuff.
I also ran AdwCleaner, TDSSKiller and Hitman Pro. If needed I can attach the log files.
 
Here's my FRST log.
Thanks!!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:05-03-2016 01
Ran by user (administrator) on USER-PC (11-03-2016 01:00:54)
Running from C:\Nueva carpeta
Loaded Profiles: user (Available Profiles: user)
Platform: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic  Service Pack 1 (X86) Language: Español (España, internacional)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Opera)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted)... Read more

Answer:Cannot install any AV and browsing Internet too slow in any browser.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. 
Start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

(Microsoft Corporation) C:\ProgramData\Windows Security\winsecurity.exe
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [ExplorerEx] -> {E056AFDD-03E9-4D73-8D33-8FCCBCA73438} => No File
GroupPolicy: Restriction - Chrome <======= ATTENTION
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
Toolbar: HKLM - No Name - {4F524A2D-5354-2D53-5045-7A786E7484D7} - No File
Toolbar: HKLM - No Name - {41524553-2D56-3700-76A7-7A786E7484D7} - No File
FF user.js: detected! => C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gk7452zf.default\user.js [2016-03-07]
FF Extension: Treasure Track - C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gk7452zf.default\Extensions\{41f622d2-f0ee-4658-9f96-92d6bdce1b94}.xpi [2015-10-10] [not signed]
OPR StartupUrls: "hxxp://searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net/h?eq=U0EeCFZVBB8SRggadghZAFsUQxhHIlxZTA1JEwEOeQsJWBQTFwQUIgoJAFhGFwMFIk0FA1oDB0VXfV5bFElXTwh3MlxZEkwDRGFRIVpT"
R2 WindowsSecurity; C:\ProgramData\Windows Security\winsecurity.exe [724... Read more

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I helped a friend of mine re-install windows XP pro (with SP1). After completing the install, we re-installed the motherboard drivers, video card drivers, etc, all the latest versions downloaded from manufacturer webpages. These drivers are the only thing installed on the system right now.

He connects to the internet through a wifi connection. He has one of those USB 802.11g wireless adapters. It worked fine before we re-installed, connected with good signal strength, 11 mps (its an 802.11b network). Now we have reinstalled the driver for the wireless adapter, it still connects, same signal strength and 11 mps. However, the internet is very slow and unreliable. Although it still has a good signal, when you try to load a page in IE or FF, say google, 80% of the time it will time out and the browser will say This Page Can not be Displayed. The other 20% of the time it will load the page, although rather slowly. Signal strength and wireless connection speed are just as good as before the re-install of windows. Obviously this internet problem has prevented us from using windows update. Also, my friend has two other computers which connect through the same wifi connection and work just fine, lightning fast, and this one worked perfectly before we had to re-install.

Its a fresh install of windows with an internet connection that basically doesnt work, we have installed nothing on it besides drivers, including the USB wireless driver, so it seems extremely unlikely it... Read more

Answer:Internet Strangely Slow After Fresh Xp Install...

Hi J Martin, had this happen to a friend of mine, turns out that the "updated" MB driver was incorrectly selected from the manufac's website. The difference in the identification was so minor (one number) but it was related to the 10/100 card built in and the USB drivers. Did this PC come with an original MB disc ? Try installing the older version of the drivers.

Have you tried this PC with just the old original drivers ? Maybe the error is in the new drivers themselves ? Sure i agree with your logic that before the install they (drivers) all worked fine before, but eliminating possibilities might be the best way to go here.

Also you said it's on XP SP1, to save you the heartache of windows update try any local computer shop to see if they have SP2 on a disc, mine was free. Hope i've helped

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Okay, So here is the story, I was dealing with a BSOD problem which I was helped with greatly over in the BSOD section. It basically led me to doing a fresh install of windows 7, and I have not had a BSOD since.
But since I have done a fresh install, When I wake my desktop up from sleep mode, it takes about a minute to a minute and a half for it to connect to my network.
Before I did the fresh install. I would wake my computer up, and my internet connection would be ready right away. My wireless adapter is TL-WN851ND.
I have turned off the power save feature on my adapter, and also turned off the power save feature that windows has, and its still doing this, and I really cant figure out why.
Its really not a HUGE deal, as long as it connects, but I am an extremely impatient person when it comes to things like this. Any light on this situation would be greatly appreciated.

I have some decent computer knowledge, if that helps with responses. Thanks again.

Answer:Slow to connect to internet after fresh install

Nobody?

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On Thursday I decided I was going to do a clean install of windows 7. I initially had windows home, but installed windows 7 pro this time.
I created a backup on my external and proceeded to do a clean install.
When the install was finished. I installed the motherboard drivers, then the video card drivers.

The motherboard drivers had a disk to install a few things on the disk including:
intel chipset driver
realtek audio
management engine interface
jmicron jmb36x controll driver
marvell sata 6G ahci Driver
Intel LAN driver
ASmedia
Asus Bluetooth driver

I went down the list and installed each of the items.
When this was all down, windows update started to update... at an extremely slow rate.
Before the clean install my internet was working fine but not its beyond slow. It took over an hour to download 153mb of updates. It takes minutes to load a page (such as this one).
I should mention that I am using a hard-wire connection, not a wireless one.

My specs are
Board - asus P8z68V pro
Processor - intel core i7-2600k
the network adapter is a intel 82579V gigabit network connection (on the board).

I tried to un-install the network adapter and re-install to no avail.

Has anyone experienced slow internet after a clean install?
Any ideas what I should do? I figured it was just being slow internet that happens once in a blue moon, but 2 days with the same connection is getting frustrating.

Answer:After a clean install.. my internet is extremely slow.

Not sure if this is relevent but...
In the computer management section, under device manage -- > network adapters there is:
Bluetooth device (personal area network) #2
Bluetooth device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI) #2
intel 82579V gigabit network connection

Is it possible that they are conflicting with each other?

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Hi guys.

I am having a problem with my internet connect on 3 laptops for the last couple of days that I cannot seem to get my head around.

Ill start with the specs. 2 of the laptops are Acer Aspire One netbooks with the following:

Intel Atom 1.6ghz
1GB ram
120GB HDD
Atheros AR5007EG

One of these is an XP install which has been running since new and the other is a windows 7 Home Premium that I put on when i first got it over a year ago. The Windows 7 one has also been formatted and reinstalled a couple of hours ago

The other is a Compaq CQ70 with the following:

Intel T3200
2GB ram
160GB HDD
Atheros AR5700

This laptop has cleanly installed Vista Home premium on it. I have also tried 7 Home Premium with no difference.

The router is a Netgear DGN1000, I have updated to the newest firmware with no luck and have since rolled back to the previous version.

All 3 machines have been running perfectly for quite some time until a couple of days ago, nothing that I know of has changed the setup etc of any of the machines. As i was having problems, 2 out of the 3 laptops were formatted and reinstalled and the router was also reset to factory settings and then setup again.

The problem I am having with these laptops is that they are all extremely slow online and are also only downloading at approximately 150 bps! I have tried updated drivers, changing the router from N to B/G only and nothing seems to be making a difference.

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Answer:Extremely slow internet on fresh install

Hi jlawes20389,

You've mentioned this 'reset to factory settings and then setup again.' Did you by any chance restore the router's previous settings? It's actually advisable to reconfigure the router settings.

Also, please check this out on how to improve your wireless connection speed.

From your wireless computer pls. install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.
http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php.

Click on the 'Show Networks' to display all wireless networks on the xirrus icon on your desktop of if you have one running in a corner. Tap the Printscreen key on your keyboard, open up Paint then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then SAVE it. Upload and attached it here.

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Problem #1:Super slow browser. I try to pull up any website and it takes several minutes. (Just to post this message has taken over an hour so far) Also my messaging client (Trillian) takes forever to login, IRC takes even longer. My dl speed is normal. Problem #2:When I start up the computer "Fax" tries to install. I hit cancel and it tries again, and again. After the thrid attempt to cancel it finally stops.Please help! Any and all help is greatly appreciated, and the help will definately not be taken for granted!Thank you!-----------DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Kimberly Boyd at 19:12:52.46 on Wed 06/16/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1544 [GMT -7:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanot... Read more

Answer:Slow internet connection//Insistant Fax install at startup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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So, today I downloaded and installed some windows updates which I think important.

but, because of my internet connection was using USB modem, it seems that some of the updates failed to download and I stopped it. and then I installed the rest which successfully downloaded and logged back in. and there was a notification stated that two updates were failed to installed. but I ignored and continued to what I was working on.

and problem occurs. i noticed that my internet connection became slow. well, usually my internet is fast. at first, i thought the connection problem was because of the provider's bugs (usually when a problem shows up, it was all the provider's fault. i've checked the signal on the modem and they're no problem, so I know it wasn't the provider this time). but then i remembered the failure notice of the windows updates earlier and i became all suspicious (it's true - the more you know, the more you think. thanks to this forum, i learned a lot from here ). here are the updates that were failed to install.

Attachment 256275

Attachment 256276

I decided to roll back to earlier system restore points (I regularly create my own system restore point) where before the updates were installed. I logged back in and tried my internet connection again, and... well, it seems to be working fine... for now. I still feel that my internet's still somehow not back to its full state yet.. well I can just feel it, usually when I surf through familiar sites such deviantart whi... Read more

Answer:Internet gets slow after windows updates failed to install

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested files.

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Recently, I performed a clean install of Win XP Pro SP2 (slipstreamed). Since then, every time i open, from standby, Firefox AND Internet Explorer (after network address is acquired) it takes 1-3 minutes just to load the "home page" google.com which should load fast since there's nothing to load...but it doesn't. so i tried other pages to confirm...

As it turns out, this problem only exists when loading the first page on any web browser after the wireless network resolves the IP address.

I updated my 802.11, and NIC (as recommended on this forum somewhere, though it only fixed the slow "acquiring network address" issue)

I figured that it was a WinUpdate issue (maybe missing some vital update), so i ran winupdate and SP3 was available. so i ran the SP3 install...which did not resolve the delay in loading initial internet pages.

Does anyone know why only the first page (immediately following a wireless connection) delays 1-3 minutes ("connecting to www.google.com...") to load despite the size of the page?

Answer:fresh install SP2=slow to load first page internet (FF & IE)

Welcome to TSF....

On the slipstream where did you get the windows xp disk to start this with?

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I just bought a ThinkPad T400, and 8GB DDR3 upgrade kit. After first log on, I realized the Windows 7 is 32bit. How can I upgrade to Ultimate x64 instead?

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Win7 32bit Home Premium to Win7 64bit Ultimate: Possible without Clean Install?

no.
you cannot change architecture without a clean install.
 

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I have a multiboot win7 /xpx64 TWO DISK system, showing win7 as the C; drive and XPx64 as D: when examining via My Computer.
Cloned the C: drive (win7) using Samsung tool to same size Samsung evo SSD. When put in computer the dual boot option gone. The SSD clone of win7 runs ok, but with that in alone (no XP disk) My Computer now shows two drive, C: local disk 488GB free of 931GB, and D: Data 100Mb containing a folder Boot containing folders such as cs-CZ containing a single file such as bootmgr.exe.mui
Minitool Partition shows
D: Data primary active&boot
C: system
.....
(Trying to fix the multiboot on the original installation has killed the old XPx64 disk drive (now unrecognisable during boot) and left me with a system having only win7, and no boot loader showing during startup.)
.....
What I want is a duplicate of the original setup but with the SSD running the win7 section. Am prepared to reload the XPx64 as reinstall, although I have a copy of the XP drive if that could be somehow reattached. or if the damaged XP disk could be repaired.
My guess is that the problem comes from the cloning not being what is should, ie bit for bit image of the original disc including MBR etc. (Correcting this would not help because I have damaged the original setup.)
For a start, is it possible to make the SSD run win7 but appear as a single drive,and then add a disk and load XP and have it show as D: (This keeps all the higher disks with their original labels, ie DVD E: datas F:... Read more

Answer:clone multiboot two disc win7 xp install to win7 ssd plus disk XPx64

PW confirms that C is the booted OS as signified by the System label - while in Disk Mgmt this label would be Boot. The boot files actually booting Win7 are on D as signified by System Active.

To confirm this please post back screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and we will tell you how to correct it once we know for sure. If it confirms it by showing the labels reversed (which would be correct due to PW's unusual labeling scheme) then as long as C is a Primary partition you'd simply Mark C Partition Active and run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to move boot files to C.

The best way to configure a Dual Boot on separate HD's is to set have each HD boot itself, then set preferred to boot first in BIOS Boot Priority, boot the other (XP) using the one-time BIOS Boot interrupt key at boot. If this is not to your liking, install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP.

But we need to sort out your Win7 boot first so let's see the screenshot. Confirm also whether XP partition is marked System Active in DIsk Mgmt, or Boot Active in PW.

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My first hard drive on my computer has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a dual-boot configuration. I recently upgraded Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 LTS. I want to do a clean re-install of my Windows 7 and I would like some information as to the best way to go about doing this. I don't want to mess with Ubuntu, considering I just installed and configured it like I want it. Windows 7 is over a year old and I wanted to start with a fresh clean install. Out of the 320 GB hard drive, Ubuntu is installed on 50 GB(sda2) and the rest is for Windows 7(sda1). Just looking for the best method to go about doing this. Any ideas would be appreciated. ThanksOS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bitCPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online

Answer:Clean Win7 re-install in dual-boot Win7 & Ubuntu system

This might help:http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubun...--Andrew LeonardBL Technical ServicesIT Support Maryland

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Hello,
Is the MigWiz Utility on Win7 Install Disc good to use for backing up onto the new O.S. (with probably lots more than I want to put back on...I'm just thinking of clutter that I don't need)

Having to install a fresh O.S. when it's just new and less crap on it, the better, Do you know if this utility will also transfer needless registry, cab, dll files, etc.?

OR the best way is the traditional way of backing stuff up like Documents, Photos, Music files ,etc, to the external HDD prior to installing Win7, by just Plopping in the OEM Win7 64 PRO and have them reformat the HDD partitions and install a clean version that way?

Any other suggestions I will need to install win7 onto my computer that now has XP Home on it? Thank you, Thank you very much!
 

Answer:instal win7 - MigWiz Utility on Win7 Install Disc good to use or.....

Migwiz is fine, and will not transfer the useless stuff. However, it will do stuff like migrate your DRM store, which is nice
 

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Hello all,

I have a vaio laptop with a dual boot win7/vista setup. I simply want to format the whole drive back to one large c:\drive, then reinstall windows 7. I have heard horror stories of people saying their boot manager becomes corrupted. or goes missing. I enclose a snapshot of my hard drive config. I would appreciate any advice on this matter.

Thanks

Answer:A fresh win7 install over a win7/vista dual boot system ?

is it the only HDD in the laptop (i used to think 1 was the max but i've been encountering people with two recently)? If so, (and if you want to wipe the hard drive completely (don't forget to deactivate any programs, such as iTunes)) just put the install disc in, boot into it (without booting into windows), choose the install option that isn't 'upgrade' (i think it's 'custom' offhand). when it takes you to the partition manager, click 'advanced' on the bottom bit and delete and format all partitions until you have just one big empty disk.
If that doesn't work or if you think it might not, just boot into a Puppy Linux live cd, open up gparted and select the 'new partition table' tool.

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Hello

I have purchased and downloaded both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows7 Professional (no CDs or media here only download version)

I sucessfully upgraded from Vista 32 to Win7 32

Then I upgraded my hard disk (140Gb 500GB) and RAM (3GB to to 4GB)

Now I would like to go from Win7 32bit to 64bit

When I try and run the Win7-P-retail-en-us.x64.exe file it upacks the box then stops with this error:"We are unable to create or save files in the folder in which this application was downloaded. Please check the folder properties to make sure that you have security permission on the folder to write flies and that that folder is not read only"
I am the System Admin and I have full rights, and have moved the exe and the setup box files to My Documentsand I have modified the directory properties/attributes but I still get the same error over and over.

I searched the posts and some people stated one needs a clean install others say you can upgrade from any version so I am trying the upgrade here especially since the upgrade from Vista 32 to Win7 32 was smooth and did require all the extra work of a reinstall.

Can someone help me here?

Thanks

Answer:Win7 (32bit) to Win7 (64bit) upgrade install error

I believe to go from 32-bit to 64-bit, you will have to boot off the DVD. The installer is a 64 bit application that won't run under 32-bit. Find instructions to create a DVD if you don't already have it.

Good luck!

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I am trying to install 64 bit Windows 7 in order to repair windows installer, which gave me lot of problems that i couldn't solve. So i tried an upgrade installation (as suggested in another forum) with the original cd. (Win 7 was already installed on the pc, in this way i only tryed to repair the error)


The installation was going well. No problems were encounted as the program proceeded through the gathering files process. Then, a MSDOS window appeared and the installation hung-up. At the top of the box is: Adminitrator:X:\$WINDOWS~BT\Windows\system32\cmd.exe. Inside the box is: X:\$WINDOWS~BT\Windows\system32>wpeinit. On the next line is:
X:\$WINDOWS~BT\Windows\system32>_

The installation has stopped.

Now i can regularly use the pc if before booting that screen if i press up and down keys alternatively until i can choose to continue win7 installation or start windows. In that way the pc works fine.

But i would like to prevent this operation (the pc isn't mine)... So anyone knows how to cancel a previous pending installation of win7??

Thanks in advance

Answer:Wpeinit during Win7 install & Cancel pending installation of Win7

Try continuiing the installation to see if it will proceed or offer to roll back, Then try to start it over again watching for issues it flags to resolve. Back up your files, of course. Unplug all peripherals and other HD's.

If it fails I would back up your files, gather program installers and Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail Win7.

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Scenario is I have a new sata3 SSD drive on which I want to install Win7. The PC has an existing build of Win7 on a different disc which i want to reformat & use for data. I tried this previously and ended up with a dual booting system. Trying to remove the old Win7 installation and format that disc created much trouble so now I'm starting again.

Can someone tell me please how to:
1. Install Win7 on the new SSD disc (I'm assuming this will work ok as I've done it before),
2. Have the system recognise only the new Win7 installation at boot & not the old Win7 installation so I don't have to select which OS to use,
3. Reformat the old Win7 disc and remove any boot references that it might hold.

Thanks!

Answer:Create Win7 installation on new disc and remove old Win7 install

Only have the SSD connected when you install the new OS.

Then connect your old drive, boot into your new installation and format the old drive.

All done.

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I recently built a new rig. I installed Windows 10 on the M.2 SSD, and installed Windows 7 on a separate SSD. Install went fine, installed all the board drivers and activated this copy of Win7.

The trouble: As soon as I try to download a file, the internet connection speed drops to nothing. I can browse the internet just fine. At first, I thought it was a problem with the Intel network adapter, so I purchased a USB wireless adapter, installed it, and, the problem persists.

I tried running speedtest, and the speed starts out fine, right where it should be, but within 15 seconds or so, it drops to nothing.

Literally, ANY file I try to download starts downloading fine, and then nothing.

I've turned off Windows firewall. I've tried running in safe mode with networking. I've uninstalled my virus protection all together.

I'm at a complete loss....any suggestions would be appreciated.

EDIT: Everything works fine on Windows 10, btw....forgot to add that.

Answer:Fresh Install Windows 7 SP1, slow internet connection speed - HELP?

Trying to download anything just stops. Oddly enough, though, I can still bring up webpages and browse around just fine, even while the download shows at 0. Got a file right now that's stuck....it's gonna time out soon.

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A few weeks ago I installed a SSD into my desktop and installed Windows 10 on it. I never checked my speeds at the time so I'm not sure exactly when my download speeds started to be terrible, but I assume it was then. Other computers on the network get the proper download speed (which is supposed to be anywhere from 30mbps to 50mbps on Time Warner Cable) where mine will get anywhere from 19 to .6 mbps. The upload speed however doesn't fluctuate as badly. I've reinstalled my wifi drivers, I've also tried to use my old usb wifi dongle to see if it was the card in any way, but I still had the same speeds. My card was getting the proper speeds prior to my fresh Windows install so I can only assume either I've done something wrong driver wise (which I can't seem to track down) or maybe it's a hardware issue I introduced by installing the SSD. Either way, I'm lost as to how to fix it. Any suggestions? And one suggestion I cannot do, unfortunately, is hook my computer directly to the router.

Answer:Slow internet speeds since installing SSD and fresh Windows 10 install

Do you get 'normal' speeds when plugging the computer in via Ethernet?

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A few weeks ago I installed a SSD into my desktop and installed Windows 10 on it. I never checked my speeds at the time so I'm not sure exactly when my download speeds started to be terrible, but I assume it was then. Other computers on the network get the proper download speed (which is supposed to be anywhere from 30mbps to 50mbps on Time Warner Cable) where mine will get anywhere from 19 to .6 mbps. The upload speed however doesn't fluctuate as badly. I've reinstalled my wifi drivers, I've also tried to use my old usb wifi dongle to see if it was the card in any way, but I still had the same speeds. My card was getting the proper speeds prior to my fresh Windows install so I can only assume either I've done something wrong driver wise (which I can't seem to track down) or maybe it's a hardware issue I introduced by installing the SSD. Either way, I'm lost as to how to fix it. Any suggestions? And one suggestion I cannot do, unfortunately, is hook my computer directly to the router.

Answer:Slow internet speeds since installing SSD and fresh Windows 10 install

Do you get 'normal' speeds when plugging the computer in via Ethernet?

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My internet speed has really decreased since I installed windows 7 I have realised that my internet is so much more slow than usual. I'm prepared to upload screen shots of anything required I have tried doing a search for an update for my ATHEROS PCI-E ethernet device and it came back as sayin it was up to date.

Thanks in advance,
Bradywadywoo

Answer:Internet Speed slow after clean install windows 7 connected with LAN

Well this is the basic problem, you should delete all the history, because in history you never realized that some defected files are there...and other thing is try to check, through change your internet connection.

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Windows 7 Home PremiumHP PavilionSo my tech vocab isn't all that great, but I'll try to be clear. I have had 2 desktops. I used the first just fine for quite a while, but switched to the second one because it had better specs. On that computer, it was also working fine for quite a while, but one day everything got slowed down drastically. Web pages would still load, but take a while. If I downloaded anything, it would always stop at a random percentage (13% done, or even say 0 out of 0 bytes forever) but never finish. If I tried to download any program, it just wouldn't download/install; the progress bar, like when downloading, goes to a certain percent and then stops forever. I gave up and tried the quickNuke option using Dan's Nuke and Boot. The new windows was the same as the old one, slow internet, incomplete downloads, uninstallable programs.Because of this problem I switched back to my first desktop, the HP Pavilion. It worked fine! But today the same problem has occurred, however now I can actually install stuff. I got Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to do a scan; my computer was heavily infected, even though I monitor and clean up constantly. I have installed all the safe-keeping programs, but again, the problem persists. The only reason I can think of this happening is maybe because I installed League of Legends the night before, because everything is mostly Adware or PUPs. After googling I assumed worse case scenario that I had a rootkit; I thought Da... Read more

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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?

Answer: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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I have a laptop with a cracked copy of Windows 7 running on it.Recently, I am getting a dialogue window when I launch IE that my version of Windows 7 is invalid.I installed this cracked copy of Windows 7 on my laptop about a year ago and it has been running fine all along... it is just recently that there is a problem.I went out and purchased a legitimate copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.I would like to just reinstall it over top of the existing cracked copy of Windows 7 currently running on the laptop.... BUT, I DO NOT WANT TO LOOSE MY SETTINGS!!I know on Windows XP, you can boot from the CD and go through the process of installing Windows and it will notify you that there is already a version of Windows installed on the computer and it will offer a selection to do a "repair".I have done this many times and I know it will just reinstall the Windows XP overtop of the existing install of Windows XP and it will keep all of your settings.Will Windows 7 allow you to reinstall it over top of an existing Windows 7 install and keep your settings???

Answer:Install legal win7 copy over cracked win7

you could try the windows 7 anytime upgrade feature and see if it will let you use the product key from ultimate. I wouldn't really expect Microsoft to make it easy though. You may have to reinstall and start from scratch.

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I recently switched out some hardware and I now have a 64 bit processor, so I'm trying to install Win7 64bit through a custom install. Unfortunately I can't even get through the "Collecting Information" step due to this error:

"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step."

I looked for quite some time browsing through forums. I usually never have to make help posts because there are solutions already out there. I've seen this error come up a lot for people, but they either didn't burnt heir disk correctly or didn't have the right drivers installed for their mobo. I'm barely 15 and built this computer myself, so it is likely I screwed up in a few places.

Hardware to notice:

Hard Drives Hitachi - HD725050GLA360
OS windows 32 bit - trying for 64 bit
CPU i5 2500k Sandy Bridge (OC to 4.2 GHz)
Motherboard MSI P67A-GD65
Memory 8 GB (2 x 4 gb) G-Skill
I do have a PCI-E card to convert my IDE CD/DVD ROM and burner to SATA because my mobo doesn't have an IDE slot... Does it have to do with that driver (I didn't install it yet)

Or is there something else i'm doing wrong? In BIOS I have it set-up to load through the CD/ROM and even my USB. (I have a slow burned DVD of Win7 and bootable USB with WIN7 made on Ubuntu...)

I can feel I'm close to getting this fi... Read more

Answer:Win7 32 bit Custom Install to Win7 64 bit - Error (new motherboard)

Do you have a driver for the PCI-E card? If so, install it when you get that message. Nothing to lose and a good install to gain

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"Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation."The installer upon its last segment said something about a hardware issue. Its in RAID and I cant seem to boot from stick now for some reason, it skips ahead to the screen that asks if i would like to start in safe mode or normal and all that. When I choose normal or safe it trys to continue intalling the windows services but fails and informs me of the loop.

Answer:U410 Win7 new HDD WIN7 install driver failure

The installer upon its last segment said something about a hardware issue. Its in RAID and I cant seem to boot from stick now for some reason, it skips ahead to the screen that asks if i would like to start in safe mode or normal and all that. When I choose normal or safe it trys to continue intalling the windows services but fails and informs me of the loop.

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Hey, i recently reinstalled windows just for a general clean up of the system, and since then my internet has been extremely slow (paticuarly youtube and utorrent). Iv spoken to my isp (DODO) and its nothing on their end. Before the clean install my torrents were downloading up to 2.5mb/s and now they sit at around 20kb/s no matter how many seeds. i did a speedtest and am getting under 1mb download speed and even less for upload. iv tried all different drivers and have searched the internet repitively to find a solution but still cant. What was it about the clean install that changed my speeds? Also im running adsl+2 through a wired connection strsight from modem.

thanks
Digby Rotten


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16366 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, 1023 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1897537 MB, Free - 1627224 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M5A88-M
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, now internet is extremely slow!

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

After W7 was completely installed, in which order did you install the drives and other software?

At which point did you notice computer slowness?

When did you download the W7 updates? With a slow download speed, I would think that such a large file download would be time consuming.

Internet speed depends upon not only your system but the server load of your ISP [ excelelnt that you checked with them ] and the servers you are trying to access.

Test your up & down speed at a 3rd party site such as www.dslreports.com/speedtest. There are multiple other sites.

No offense intended: I've read that a significant %age of shared files are infected. Which anti malware scans have you performed. I am not authorized by Tech Guy Forum to advise any; the forum has specially trained members for that.

Thanks for posting the system info.
RF123
 

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Hello

This is my firt posting here. I hope, someone can help me.

I connected two notebooks via a TP-Link router (Wlan 54g). The first computer is a brand new Samsung RF511 Win7 Home Premium 64bit with Intel I7, 8GB Ram. The second is a 5 year old HP Pavilion DV5000 device with Win7 Home Premium 32bit.

It dosent matter if i connect via Homegroup or direct over the network to the files. The speed of transmission between the two computers is about 3-400KB. Sometime, i get about 7-800 KB. But no idea why. I guess, i should get at least 3-5MB.

If i click over the network on a movie file (only one clock - no double click) windows explorer need about 20-30 seconds for read the filedatas. While this happen, Windows Explorer get slow.

Fluid browsing in from folder to folder is not possible.

So, whats wrong with Win 7? On the Samsung notebook installed a virtual XP. If i access with XP to the datas, it is very fast. Doubleclick a movie, and he start withinh 2-4 seconds. I spent some hours to find a solution in the internet. I saw, there are plenty of users with the same problem.

I try alot: things like netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable, disable remote differential compression and many things more. Turning off Firewall and Avast Antivirus...Nothing helps. I change also from DHCP to static IP. I checked all the drifer and firmware. Everything is up to date. For me, Win7 is a backstep.

Answer:Slow Network connection between Win7 and Win7

Try resetting your WINSOCK catalog:
Winsock entries tells Windows 7 how to access your network services.
Additionally, your TCP/IP protocol can be corrupted.
The TCP/IP protocol is a stack of 4 layers that includes several transport layers.
When this stack is corrupt you will constantly have connectivity issues.

Open a command [CMD] prompt with admin privileges,
then execute these commands:
netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)
netsh interface ipv4 reset (reset TCP/IP stack)
netsh interface ipv4 reset

Can't remember where I found this online - but it has helped me with network browsing in the past.

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Hi

I have tried searching the forums and tried all possible solutions but none of them seem to work.

My setup is as follows:

"Server":
Windows 7 Professional x86
Connected to Draytek 2820n MIMO router with Gigabit Cat6 cable (Win reports 1Gbps)

(brand new) Laptop:
Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
Connected to the same router wirelessly 802.11n (Win reports 300-450mbps)

Router:
WPA2 AES

I seem to have a problem with server to laptop transfer speeds which look to be capped at approx 3-3.5 MB/s. It seems too low for a 802.11n speed to me!

I feel like I have tried everything:

1. Removed antivirus, disabled windows firewalls on both computers
2. Removed Remote Differential Compression on both computers
3. Disabled autotuning
4. Tested server's HDD with SeaTools
5. Disabled IPv6 on both computers
6. Disabled Large Send Offload in NIC's advanced properties on the server
7. Screenshot from NetCPS is attached below

Any help would be much appreciated!

Answer:Win7 to Win7 slow network transfers

A question if i may, how far away is the laptop from the wifi router?

Distance affects transfer speeds tremendously...

As an example, I've a laptop hooked up via GbE (1Gbps) using CAT-6 cables to a router that is transfering files to another laptop thats using Wireless N @ 150Mbps..

When the laptop on wireless in right on top of the router i get 8 - 10 MB/s speeds, when it's in a room separated by a couple of walls, it drops to as low as 2-3 MB/s..

Physical obstacles and distance from the router are two major factors... Also try to rule out interference from any other 2.4 GHz devices in the vicinity.... Any other wireless networks in the area using the same channel perhaps? If so, try changing the Upper and Control channels to a different number in the router configuration....

Getting 300+ Mbps requires a dual band 2.4GHz channels which may be impinging on the spectrum that other nearby networks are using.... leading to interference and poorer than expected performance...

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I am currently running XP Professional 2002 SP3. I purchased Win7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit on-line last week and they sent me the OEM version. Because I opened the package they will not accept a return of OEM for the Retail version.

Is there a way to install OEM on my PC?

I have a Dell Dimension 5100 with 4Gb RAM and plenty of external HD space.

Answer:How do I install Win7 OEM when I should have purchased Win7 Retail

You are allowed to install it on your computer. There is no difference except that the installation is stuck on your computer and cannot be moved. Well, unless that was from another PC. Where did you get it?

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Thinkpad TP E550 came with Win8 but store installed Win7.  It is 64-bit but I need 32-bit.  How do I change it?  I tried searching and cannot find any help about this. I am going to upgrade to Win10 but I need 32-bit for our software so 32-bit has to be on it before the Win10 upgrade. Please help.

Answer:Thinkpad TP E550 How to install Win7 32-bit instead of Win7 64-bit

The only way would be to buy a 32-bit copy, reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows from scratch. I am surprised that your 32-bit software will not run, since the 64-bit version of Windows was designed to run 32 and 64 bit software and, in fact, most Windows software is still 32-bit, since not many software manufacturers have have even re-written their software as 64-bit yet.       One the limitations of the 32-bit is that it can only see 4GB of memory (RAM) regardless of how much is installed, so if you are going to run Windows 10, you will probably find it a bit slow.   I have installed programs that were written for Windows 95 for people Windows 10 64-bit.   It requires a bit of tweaking to install and register the older .dll's etc, but it can be done.      What software are you running that cannot run on a 64-bit, and what errors are you getting when you try?   Are you trying to run a 16-bit software application perhaps, because in that case you would not be able to run it in a 64-bit OS environment, as 16-bit emulation was removed.     In that instance, running a virtual machine of a 32-bit version of Windows 7 on 64-bit Windows 10 pro using Microsoft's HyperV, VMWare Player or VirtualBox, would be the way to go.    Virtual machines are pretty cool, and are basically another copy of Windows, Linux or even DOS that runs in a Window of your 64-bit W... Read more

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Right now I'm on MacBook Pro and I'm trying to make a bootable usb to install windows 7 on my other computer.

On this guide I followed only the first step How to Boot A Linux Live USB Stick On Your Mac
Step 1: Check And Format Your Drive

then I followed this
Creating a Windows 7 USB installation disk on a Mac - Super User
To put the windows7 on usb with terminal.

The usb should be all set.

I plug it in the computer, start it, spam f12 to open the boot option and then I get the list to chose from where to boot.
Floppy
LS120
+Hard Disk (inside there are 2 options, one is the usb name)
CDROM
ZIP
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
USB-HDD
Legacy LAN

I'v tried every option and nothing is booting the usb. Even under Hard Disk where it shows the usb name, after I press it, it says booting from CD/DVD.


When I'm in BIOS on top it says (CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software)

I don't know what else to try, so I am asking for some help.
I'm not good with computers, so if you are trying to get more information on the situation, tell me where to find it.

Long story short, can't boot from usb and don't know why.

Answer:Making win7 bootable usb on Mac, to install win7 on my pc. (need help)

Is the target PC UEFI? If so you want to use a Windows PC to follow Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows.

Otherwise follow Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7 which also will show you how to do a perfect install.

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Bought Toshiba Qosmio X505-896 with Win 7 Home Premium x64 installed (C). Upgraded to Win 7 Pro x64. Partitioned drive with Easeus and did clean install on new partition (E) with another Win 7 Home Premium x64. When boot to the Win 7 Pro partition shows everything proper C drive, E drive, D drive - dvd. But when boot to the Home Premium partition it shows itself as drive C and shows the actual drive C as D, and the dvd as drive E. Home premium installation would not recognize video adapter, network adapter, etc. Not sure what happened during the installation that the drives show differently depending on the boot partition. Was finally able to get network driver loaded and to the internet, so believe Home Premium was activated. Is there a way to correct all this without doing format and another clean install on partition.

Answer:Custom win7 x win7 install on two partitions

Nothing to correct - this is exactly as it should be in Win7 which always itself as C when booted.

Most drivers are in installer with newer delivered quickly via optional Windows Updates.

Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the Toshiba Support Downloads webpage for your model, or click Update Driver in Device Manager, then browse to the D:/Windows/System32/Drivers and /driverstore folders to see if it will pick up driver from there. Driver Install - Device Manager

Check the activation status at Computer>Properties. You can insert the Home Premium Product Key on COA sticker there to activate with the license which came with computer.

May I ask why you upgraded HP to Pro and then Dual Booted a new HP install?

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Windows 7 Fresh install results in slow internet speeds. Safe mode works.
A week ago, I upgraded my XP gaming box to a new video card (gForce 460), new RAM. I also bought windows 7 and did a fresh install. I formatted the drive that had xp on it and installed windows 7.

As soon as windows 7 was loaded I noticed the network slowness because it took forever to download the updates. I thought it was the fact that I hadn't installed the NIC drivers so I UPDATED THE NIC DRIVERS to the latest version.

When that didn't fix it I went in search for the cure. I googled and found people having similar problems and did everything anyone suggested. Here is a short list.

turned off auto-tuning
turned off IPv6
turned off homegroup
reinstalled drivers
uninstalled drivers (to get windows default drivers)
disabled many services to many to really list out.
turned off Windows defender and windows firewall.

Nothing worked. Finally I tried booting into safe mode with network. IT WORKED. The download speeds are normal in safemode.

So since it works in safe mode I am led to believe that it is a windows service that is causing the problem. So I play with disabling services that I think could be related and there is no change.

Finally I break down and decide that I will disable every services that isn't running after booting into safe mode and then I will add services back one by one until I find out that is killing my speed.

I do so but when I boot out of safe mode, I still h... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Fresh install results in slow internet speeds. Safe mode works.

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Hello,
I have an OEM version of Windows7 Pro. I presently have Windows XP Home and want to format two of my three HDDS. Im changing the boot drive from my 74GB RAPTOR to my 500GB Blue caviar, so after moving everything from my500GB storage to my new 2TB Caviar green HDD, Im ready to format both the first two drives and install win7.

Can I format these drives first, go to bios change to boot sequence from Raptor to the DVD/Rom to boot the win7 from, or should I format while installing Win7? thx
 

Answer:OEM win7 - Format before the install,or during the Win7 install?

Format while installing Win7 (remove partitions, recreate them and reformat), and to be sure, unplug the drive you dont want to format to avoid confusion.
 

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Hello,
I have an OEM version of Windows7 Pro. I presently have Windows XP Home and want to format two of my three HDDS. I?m changing the boot drive from my 74GB RAPTOR to my 500GB Blue caviar, so after moving everything from my500GB storage to my new 2TB Caviar green HDD, I?m ready to format both the first two drives and install win7.

Can I format these drives first, go to bios change to boot sequence from Raptor to the DVD/Rom to boot the win7 from, or should I format while installing Win7? thx

Answer:OEM win7 - Format before the install,or during the Win7 install?

You can format them from the Win7 disc. Although, I would recommend using GParted for formatting drives, as it does a much better job at doing them (Win7 does a "quick" format which isn't as clean).

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Hi first time here.

here's my problem. my pc was working good till a few things changed everything, starting with a critical update from microsoft, after a time On it started going slow and had too restart to fix it, but it came back then at a startup it got stuck and wouldnt move from there in days so I got to install a clean win7 because it couldnt even enter to factory restore but after the clean install it let me enter the restore even tough it was too slow.

it took a half day to restore to factory. i did memory checks but nothing came from it.

I really need help with this i dont know what to do

Answer:[SOLVED] Win7 slow startup and slow sistem

Go to Start/Search and type CMD. Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and restart the computer. Check Disk will go through 5 stages. It will take a long while.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the HDD. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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Hi all, I bought a new HP laptop and it was running over 80 processes when I first turned it on. I really want to wipe everything and start over.

I have an upgrade retail version of Win 7 home premium x64 that I had installed on my desktop last year. Can I use that particular DVD to clean install Windows over the OEM Windows that HP put on my new laptop and then use the OEM Windows serial sticker on the laptop to reactivate Windows? Will there be any problems?

Answer:Install retail Win7 over OEM Win7

Hello Gixxer, welcome to Seven Forums!


You will have to use the exact same version for the key that was installed to the lappy by the manufacturer to use the COA key with a 'new' install; have a look at this information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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

How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone
If you can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all versions" installer of any version Windows installer, to install using the same method I posted above.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hi

My laptop has two particitions, C and D. C seems to have quite some bad sectors. Ran chkdsk yesterday for whole day and it marked out some bad sectors.

Now when I do fresh install to drive C, installation cannot complete. Once copying from DVD is over, I can pass the "starting windows" screen but then it loads the blue desktop and an error pop up saying windows was not installed successfully and try to restart. But this just keeps going in circles and never finishes.

I also tried to install OS on D, without formatting D, but ended up with the same situation.

What I am trying now is to back up everything on D and redo the disk partitioning and try again.

But because 1) i do not have an OS now and 2) i cannot install windows on C, the only option I have for backing up is using the command line window during the installation to copy files from D to an external usb disk.

I am using "xcopy /S" and that is extremely slow, driver D has 180G of data...

All the other threads about using robocopy etc tools does not apply here because i do not even have an OS.

So my question is if there is any way I can do the copying/backup faster?

Thanks

Answer:Win7 install - fast copy/backup during install (harddisk failure)

Get Macrium reflect free on the pc your typing this from and have it make a usb recovery disk when it asks you too then boot to it on the laptop with your external drive also plugged in and then have it make an image of the d partition to your external. You can then erase both partitions in the windows installer and make a fresh one. When it is done you can install Reflect on the laptop and then you can mount that image with it for file transfer back. But if your install is failing it might be your disk is just to far gone at this point in which case you should image your data so you have it anyways.

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I had a run-in with MS Office 2007 that ended up (my bad I'm sure) necessitating a repair install of Windows 7 (64 bit) after a complete uninstall of Office. The Windows repair went well with the exception of a couple of drivers; easily adjusted.

Then I did a clean install of Office 2007. It sort of went well. Except that every time I try to do something with it (like accessing Visual Basic to put my macros back in), it's telling me - incessantly - that files don't have sufficient permission blah, blah. Well, I'm setting the permissions but it's over and over and feels like every file in "Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/..." needs permission attention.

Is there ANY way to avoid doing this over and over and over and...? And could I have avoided this by setting something different in one of the installs?

Sigh.

Thanks as always for the help.

-G.

Answer:After Win7 Repair Install & Office 2007 fresh install; no permissions!

Do you get asked for the same file or do they change? Try setting the permission at the folder level?

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ive never had this issue before and installed a few SSD drives before including an 840 and 2x 840 EVO's (RAID) - when i get to setup it says it "was unable to create a new system partition"

anyone know why this is>?

its replacing an OCZ 60Gb which never had this issue?
its going in core=i5 p67 system

there is a HDD on SATA3_0 and EVO SSD on SATA3_1 and DVD on SATA2_0 and USB mouse, keyboard & printer

help

thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Win7 install on Samsung EVO 250Gb will not install on the drive?

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Hello, this is my first post on the forum, and I hope you can help me.
I have recently been given an HP 6465b probook. It had been dropped and the hard drive had failed. I installed a new hdd and got a copy of Windows 7 ultimate x64. The install went well until I discovered I couldn't connect to the Internet. There are at least 5 drivers missing.
They are for the SM Bus controller, Broadcom netxtreme gigabit ethernet controller, Broadcom netxtreme II network controller, two unknown devices. Now I think about there may be others as well.
I checked the system 32 / drivers folder and they are all there I think.
I tried to install the drivers in the usual way but windows says it cannot find them. I tried to install them from the windows disc. Again windows couldn't find them. I connected to my router via cable to try get cconnected that way but no luck. I have downloaded drivers to cd and installed from there, but I got an error code 10 device cannot start. In sysinfo it says driver not installed properly.
So I am at a loss as to what to try next. I hope the forum can assist with this.

Kind regards,....... Amazingmin (Dean)

Answer:Cannot install driver / drivers missing on new install win7 ultimate

Hello and welcome Amazing I am not a fan of the Windows feature mate and always go for the manufacturers site for drivers
These are what you need I think http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/sit...tte.cachetoken

Now if you cannot connect to the net you might need to get them onto stick on another machine and install from the stick.

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Just did a clean install of windows pro on new hdd. Told setup to only install important updates and auto updates in turned off. Searching this forum i found a few folks say "definitely let windows install all the drivers for MOB, devices, etc. they are the experts" while another post said "always use MOB site drivers, since they are often tweaked for exact MOB specs, no matter how old they are". So I'm at a crossroads wondering which to do. Asus software was a nightmare before. Granted, I did install almost all of it, and probably made it a mess (qfan, asusupdater, Volt something something allowing in OS O.C. tweaks, etc). Drivers from them didn't seem to be a problem though. I want to avoid any bloatware which comes along with driver packages sometimes.

I have 1 yellow exclamation in PC properties (USB controller), but that's because everything is running on minimal drivers or no drivers. I did install windows update version of Realtek network card, and ATI display driver, but thats all. I have 3 hdds in the machine, new hdd (ST2000) with win, another new hdd unformatted, and original C: drive (to allow for file transfering, then I will yank it and convert into external for backup). Also have 2 dvd burners. Everything is visible to BIOS and Windows except unformatted ST2000 (will use for applications and data/media). I'm hoping once I do install drivers, however, that this drive will become visible.

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Answer:Fresh win7 install need driver and HDD install advice

Quote:
"always use MOB site drivers,


Best to use the manufacturer's drivers.






Quote:
Windows except unformatted ST2000


Check in Disk management & format.

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Pretty damn amazed this even happened, I selected Defrag partition, it stated that it needed to restart to complete, since I was doing things I clicked cancel hoping to finish it later. The second I clicked cancel 100 error messages came up, the Paragon software showed 2 giant partitions and then the HDD spun down.

I'm now running Vista SP1 and intend to stay here. Farewell 7.

Answer:DO NOT INSTALL PARAGON PRODUCTS. destroyed win7 install

Well i havent had any of those problems!!!! Hasta la vista.. errr...vista baby!!!!!

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I have an old XP machine.

An Acer Aspire.

I put Win7 Ultimate on it but it hasn't taken. Always gives me an error message and asks for the install disk again - which was a USB stick - but when i provide it nothing changes.

So I need to get it off and start again.

I have 3 physical disks divided into 4 virtual disks.

Disk manager describes them like this:

Disk 0: 20G Fat32 System. That's C drive
Disk 1: 75G NTFS Active That's D drive
Disk 2: 98G NTFS Active That's E drive
135G NTFS Boot That's G drive.

WinXP is installed on the G: boot drive.

I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.

All the advice I find on the web says delete the partition of the Win7 OS you want to remove. Well I don't want to delete that partition because it has gigabytes of data already existing before Win7 installed itself there.

So how do I go about it?

Is it simply a matter of deleting the Windows Folder and editing the boot manager text file?

There was another old XP OS on that drive used before I installed this one on G: and win7 has renamed it windows.old. That's fine. There's also a Program.data folder that seems to have been made at the time of this win7 install. That should go too?

There's also a Program Files folder that doesn't seem to have been made by Win7, because of folder dates. I don't know about it. Is it part of that ancient XP install or is it part of the new Win7 install?

Either ... Read more

Answer:How Remove Bad New Win7 Install from Dual install with XP machine?

Post a maximized/resized screen print of Disk Management so all info is displayed using these instructions:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image






Quote:
I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.


I'm not sure what that really means, or what would happen installing an OS that way.

I install Windows into a pre-defined empty partition, or into unallocated space.

I suggest using WizTree free so you can more easily see all files/folders on a partition.
It displays hidden and protected files without making any Explorer view changes.
They have a Portable Zip available, no installation needed.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

To me it sounds like your Disk Management is a mess and needs cleanup

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I have been having so many problems with the Windows 10 installation I'm thinking about going back to Win7 until MS works out all the bugs in Win10.

My PC came with 8.1 and updated to Win 10. Win10 was fine until the last major update when everything went h--- in a hand-basket. Update reset everything to defaults, installed apps I'd uninstalled.

Question: Can I remove the HD with win10 and put it on the shelf until MS gets it running. I want to install a bare HD and install a valid genuine Windows 7 OS on the bare drive. Is there anything I need to know before I give this a try? I know I'll have to reinstall all programs and all missing win7 updates...

Will I be able to install the Win 10 HD at a later date, install updates and be back up and running under Window 10 user accounts?

Answer:Install Win7 to replace OEM win8.1 w/Win10 install

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Since you're talking about a separate win-7 installation on the machine your plan is sound and exactly how you should do it

You might in your bios have to disable fast start and possibly secure boot but otherwise you shouldn't have any problems installing win-7 fresh
You might have to gather drivers if this is a laptop but a desktop would have no issues windows updates will provide most
If you review device manager and see if any unknown device listings are there just post about them same goes for installation of win-7 issues.

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As the title says. I have tried all the tools provided by windows which pass, no errors in the logs. I have also tried to manually install Sp1. The 2 things I have not tried yet are uninstalling all the updates ever installed or a fresh install of Win7 which seems ridiculous so I can then do a fresh install of Win10.
Any ways around the prerequisite of SP1? This is a legit copy of windows.

Answer:Wish i could install Win10 but unable to get Win7 Sp1 update to install.

No there isn't. Sounds like your current Windows installation isn't in a great state. Have you got plenty of free space?

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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.

Answer: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 have an old XP machine.

An Acer Aspire.

I put Win7 Ultimate on it but it hasn't taken. Always gives me an error message and asks for the install disk again - which was a USB stick - but when i provide it nothing changes.

So I need to get it off and start again.

I have 3 physical disks divided into 4 virtual disks.

Disk manager describes them like this:

Disk 0: 20G Fat32 System. That's C drive
Disk 1: 75G NTFS Active That's D drive
Disk 2: 98G NTFS Active That's E drive
135G NTFS Boot That's G drive.

WinXP is installed on the G: boot drive.

I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.

All the advice I find on the web says delete the partition of the Win7 OS you want to remove. Well I don't want to delete that partition because it has gigabytes of data already existing before Win7 installed itself there.

So how do I go about it?

Is it simply a matter of deleting the Windows Folder and editing the boot manager text file?

There was another old XP OS on that drive used before I installed this one on G: and win7 has renamed it windows.old. That's fine. There's also a Program.data folder that seems to have been made at the time of this win7 install. That should go too?

There's also a Program Files folder that doesn't seem to have been made by Win7, because of folder dates. I don't know about it. Is it part of that ancient XP install or is it part of the new Win7 install?

Either ... Read more

Answer:How Remove Bad New Win7 Install from Dual install with XP machine?

Post a maximized/resized screen print of Disk Management so all info is displayed using these instructions:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image






Quote:
I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.


I'm not sure what that really means, or what would happen installing an OS that way.

I install Windows into a pre-defined empty partition, or into unallocated space.

I suggest using WizTree free so you can more easily see all files/folders on a partition.
It displays hidden and protected files without making any Explorer view changes.
They have a Portable Zip available, no installation needed.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

To me it sounds like your Disk Management is a mess and needs cleanup

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My computer is unusually slow and it takes up to 10-15 minutes just for my computer to completely start up.

Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:34:18 AM, on 12/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
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(adding system info):
Dell M90, Vista, all updates current.
Wireless: AT&T Expresscard

Concurrent wil all this, something is resetting my trackpad settings back to default on every reboot. Solved this last summer by removing something from Logitech, but the problem is back now. Weird.

Internet MUCH slower than usual, responses sluggish on- and offline. System fans kick on within 2-3 minutes of startup. I've run all the usuals - McAfee, Ad-Aware, SpyBot, disk cleanup, and chkdsk. Hard boot after all that, then ran HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:29:36 PM, on 2/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CSR\Vista Profile Pack\BtHidUi.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\DocMgr\bin\WavXDocMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\SecureUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
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Answer:computer slow to boot, slow response, very slow internet, fans on high - HJT log

Any thoughts, anybody?

catillac said:


(adding system info):
Dell M90, Vista, all updates current.
Wireless: AT&T Expresscard

Concurrent wil all this, something is resetting my trackpad settings back to default on every reboot. Solved this last summer by removing something from Logitech, but the problem is back now. Weird.

Internet MUCH slower than usual, responses sluggish on- and offline. System fans kick on within 2-3 minutes of startup. I've run all the usuals - McAfee, Ad-Aware, SpyBot, disk cleanup, and chkdsk. Hard boot after all that, then ran HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:29:36 PM, on 2/27/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CSR\Vista Profile Pack\BtHidUi.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\DocMgr\bin\WavXDocMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\SecureUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
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I just did a clean re-install of Vista x64 on a new hard drive (old drive crashed). Here's the problem:

Using my ISP (Roadrunner Carolinas) speed test site; I get around 200 to 400 kbps download speeds using IE in normal mode. If I boot to Safe Mode, I get around 3500 to 4500 kbps, which is what it should be (this is what I used to get in normal mode before I re-installed Vista).

Running the same speed test with Firefox, I get around 1500 to 2000 kbps in normal mode, but if I try to download a file it transfers at only the 200 to 400 kbsp rate (if I'm lucky).

Here's more detail about the system and what I've done so far:

Installed all updates including SP2.
Using Windows Firewall, no anti-virus.
Updated network drivers directly from NVidia (Chipset is nForce750i)
Updated graphics card drivers directly from NVidia
Disabled all LAN protocols except for Client for Microsoft Networks and IPv4
Connected via ethernet cable directly to cable modem, no router.
I've deliberately refrained from loading anything but the basics until I can get this sorted out.

This really the second clean install I've done in 24 hrs. After the first one, I upgraded and added a lot of software and add-ons before I figured out the connection problem; so I decided the easiest fix would be to re-format and start over, checking each step to see what caused the slow-down. Unfortunately once I did the second clean install I tested right away and I had the connection problem from the get-go. Since then... Read more

Answer:Vista x64 new install: Slow internet connection in normal mode; fast in safe mode

run msconfig and uncheck startups that you are POSITIVE are safe to do so. See if your speed picks up. Then allow one startup at a time.

MSCONFIG: speeding up Windows Vista startup

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I'll install Win7 home edition once its out. This guide here is pretty clear on how to do a clean install, but i still have a question. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html

What drivers will i need to install after Win7 is installed ???? Obviously my GPU driver, but what other drivers will i need ?

Thx.
 

Answer:After a clean install of Win7, what drivers ill need to install ?

Depends on your hardware.
I do latest versions of...
*Motherboard/Chipset .infs...to build a good foundatoin
*Graphics
*SATA controller/RAID controller
*Sound/NIC, including wireless NIC

If it's a laptop, add some system drivers for those function keys, power management for proper hiber/standby, hard drive shock protection.

Yeah some people will say "But Windows 7 has most of those, just use Microsoft Update"

Well, it's been the same for all prior versions of Windows, yes the latest OS will usually include built in drivers for existing hardware out there. Vista had more drivers for existing hardware than XP when Vista first came out. And XP had more drivers for existing hardware than 2K when it first came out. And 98Se had more drivers for existing hardware than 95 when it first came out...blah blah blah blah blah, same ol same ol if you've been in the game for a few years.

But for optimal performance and stability, the latest drivers from the manufacturer are usually the best option.

Now to toss a monkey wrench in the mix, since Win7 isn't officially released to the pub yet, many manufacturers haven't released their latest drivers for 7 yet. The Vista ones may work fine, the ones Win7 has built in may work fine, or you just may have to wait.
 

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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.

Answer: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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Hi all,
I just got a new Lenovo G560 laptop. To enable use of Truecrypt, I cleaned the drive and converted to MBR then reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit. Now, I cannot install any of the Lenovo drivers. They either fail saying that the computer does not meet the minimum requirements for the software or the drivers are not compatible with current hardware. I'm certain the system is 64 bit and so are all the drivers. I have tried reformatting back to GPT, no help. I have now been searching online for two days to find a solution and I am running out of time. I've tried so many things now - resetting BIOS defaults, removing RAM/battery for long periods of time, uninstalling an reinstalling devices. This applies to literally all drivers - USB ports, network controllers, ethernet and wireless cards, chipset drivers, all of them. I'm desperate, can anyone please help?

Answer:Can't install any drivers after fresh Win7 install

the drivers are not compatible with current hardware
i.e. machine is too new and there are no drivers for windows 7
WHy use Truecrypt makers shu it down as no longer secure?
click here

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I feel like an idiot for asking this question... but do I need to install manufacture drivers? Specifically, with some of the previous OS's, things never worked until I installed drivers from the manufacturers of my components. For example, my on-board LAN might not work until I installed the LAN Chipset from the company that made my motherboard (be it asus, msi, etc.)

This time around, after installing Win7, everything seems to magically work. Out of habit, I've gone to Asus's website (I have an Asus P5Q Pro Mobo) and downloaded the chipset, realtek audio, LAN/NIC, and various SATA drivers. But... do I need to actually install any of that? I'm thinking of installing the realtek audio drivers, but if what does the other stuff accomplish? What does installing Asus chipset drivers do for me? If my internet is already working, do I have to bother w/ LAN/NIC? And similarly I can detect all my SATA devices too..

At the moment, I'm thinking of only really installing 2 drivers... (1) Realtek Audio (2) ATI Catalyst (for video card).

Should I be installing the other ones?
 

Answer:New Win7 Install - Do I need to install manufacture drivers?

Windows 7 automatically finds new drivers from Windows Update.

Vista does this, too, but it didn't seem as majic, lol.
XP is supposed to do this, but it rarely worked for me.

I'd only recommend installing (1) if it gives you surround sound (wierd thing on some notebooks, like the m1210 from Dell) and (2) if you really think you need it.

ATi driver updates are few and between, and Windows Update typically provides them up-to-date,
 

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I've a customer whose Win 7 Home 64 bit won't install all the updates. He's got a list of ~24 updates that, when installed, results in error code 8007371b or 80073712.

I've run SFC successfully with no errors as well as AntiMalwarebytes. Also ran MS Fixit 8025769253168492.4.1 which said it found 2 errors and fixed them (but it didn't really). Curiously, when I ran this util in Safe Mode, it reported back that two errors were found but only one could be fixed.

Also ran MS Fixit 50123 successfully.

Downloaded and ran the Update System Readiness Tool which found no errors to fix.

Booted in Safe Mode and also in Clean boot. Still could not successfully install the updates.

The Windows Update troubleshooter was run but it too didn't fix the problem.

Customer had tried the Upgrade route from an ISO he made and it ran to about 75% completion but then failed. He said the failure point happened when the upgrade was installing applications (???? ) or something like that.

I want to re-run the upgrade, but what I want to know is, is there something else I could check prior, something that help me identify the problem. TIA

Answer:Some Win7 updates won't install. Can't install SP1 or Win 7 Upgrade

Oh, one more thing. When the upgrade failed for the customer, the error message referenced lack of disk space. However, he's clearly enough space (~800 Gb). He couldn't remember the exact wording but the message stated something similar to "not enough disk space to install the applications."

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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?
Max

Answer: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.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ows-7#T1=tab01

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?

Thx!

Answer: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,
Shawn

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