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Couple of question about reinstalling Win7

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January 20, 2013 8:45:22 AM

Hey!
So I've decided to reinstall windows, because mine is filled with cr@p and stuff that I don't even know what they do.
But I have a couple of questions before I start.
1) Besides the normal programs and drivers (such as graphics and audio), do I need to reinstall any other driver?
2) Do I need to reinstall the bios?
3) What should I know before reinstalling windows?
Thanks!
January 20, 2013 9:26:10 AM
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January 20, 2013 10:19:15 AM
January 20, 2013 10:59:57 AM

Do I need to know anything alse?
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January 20, 2013 12:48:05 PM

Bios, no you don't have to reinstall, it's not part of the operating system, it's hardware related. Instead of using the motherboard CD, download the latest versions of your drivers from your motherboard site and put them on a usb drive. If you have an SSD remember to disconnect all other hard drives before you load windows. Good luck....
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January 20, 2013 1:21:03 PM

zdbc13 said:
Bios, no you don't have to reinstall, it's not part of the operating system, it's hardware related. Instead of using the motherboard CD, download the latest versions of your drivers from your motherboard site and put them on a usb drive. If you have an SSD remember to disconnect all other hard drives before you load windows. Good luck....

Download and move it to a USB, then what?
I am using an SSD, why do I need to disconnect all the other drives before I install windows?
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January 20, 2013 1:55:46 PM

taltool24198 said:
Hey!
So I've decided to reinstall windows, because mine is filled with cr@p and stuff that I don't even know what they do.
But I have a couple of questions before I start.
1) Besides the normal programs and drivers (such as graphics and audio), do I need to reinstall any other driver?
2) Do I need to reinstall the bios?
3) What should I know before reinstalling windows?
Thanks!


Actually, you just put win 7 disk in the drive and select UPGRADE
This reloads the OS without erasing your files or programs.
Many times, this fixes the problems without a lot of work and trouble.
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January 20, 2013 2:29:23 PM

soundguruman said:
Actually, you just put win 7 disk in the drive and select UPGRADE
This reloads the OS without erasing your files or programs.
Many times, this fixes the problems without a lot of work and trouble.

This makes the computer be EXACTLY the SAME as it was before the "Upgrade"? I will still be able to run softwares that were installed before the upgrade, without changing ANYTHING in the PC itself besides updating the OS and repairing missing parts?
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January 20, 2013 3:02:31 PM

Please answer, I wanna get this over with :|
And thanks alot for the help :D 
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January 20, 2013 3:03:21 PM

Yes, it does reset the OS and changes nothing else.
BUT- avoid "free" downloads of all types. Use a professional all in one security system.
NOT "free tools" downloaded from internet. Don't use "free" security.
Using "free" stuff downloaded WILL corrupt your OS. Remember I warned you.
Windows needs NOTHING except windows, to run correctly. It needs NO "help" from "free" downloads and "free" tools.

Set the bios to boot the DVD FIRST.
TURN OFF ALL SECURITY AND FIREWALL.
put the win 7 disk in the drive and start the system.
Select: UPGRADE. follow the directions as you go.
This WILL NOT erase your files or programs. It will set the OS back to square one default state. (thus curing problems caused by CRAP you downloaded)
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January 20, 2013 3:11:25 PM

soundguruman said:
Yes, it does reset the OS and changes nothing else.
BUT- avoid "free" downloads of all types. Use a professional all in one security system.
NOT "free tools" downloaded from internet. Don't use "free" security.
Using "free" stuff downloaded WILL corrupt your OS. Remember I warned you.
Windows needs NOTHING except windows, to run correctly. It needs NO "help" from "free" downloads and "free" tools.

Set the bios to boot the DVD FIRST.
TURN OFF ALL SECURITY AND FIREWALL.
put the win 7 disk in the drive and start the system.
Select: UPGRADE. follow the directions as you go.
This WILL NOT erase your files or programs. It will set the OS back to square one default state. (thus curing problems caused by CRAP you downloaded)

To turn off EVERY security? Ok then.
Just making sure, it will not erase and will STILL be able to run the programs after the upgrade, correct?
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January 20, 2013 3:14:41 PM

YES turn off or delete ALL security FIRST.
Yes everything will be normal again. It does NOT erase your programs or personal files.
Go for it.
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January 20, 2013 3:19:42 PM

soundguruman said:
YES turn off or delete ALL security FIRST.
Yes everything will be normal again. It does NOT erase your programs or personal files.
Go for it.

Turned off windows firewall, uninstalled BitDefender. Is that it?
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January 20, 2013 3:25:07 PM

It wont let me upgrade from the install disk when you boot from it.
It tells me to let windows run normally and THEN select upgrade.
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