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    Quick question
    « on: November 01, 2009, 07:24:40 PM »
    Hey, i want to install Windows 7 on my computer, im just wondering if I install it would it delete all the data on my harddrive?  or does it not delete my harddrive.  Thx!

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    Re: Quick question
    « Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 10:20:03 PM »
    it deletes
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    Re: Quick question
    « Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009, 11:09:31 PM »
    It depends.
    If you upgrade from Vista, your files should be fine.
    If you go for clean install (always recommended), everything will be gone.

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    Re: Quick question
    « Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 06:59:59 AM »
    I recommend you backup your harddrive and do a clean install.

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      Re: Quick question
      « Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 05:25:47 PM »
      To be clear about what gets deleted, a clean installation will erase the partition that is selected for the OS. Any other partitions [recovery, data, etc.] should be OK unless they are specifically selected to be deleted during installation.
      Of course, many hard drives have only one partition.
      Backup anything you want to keep.

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      Re: Quick question
      « Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 05:30:11 PM »
      I agree with the previous couple of posts.

      You should ALWAYS back up anything that is important, especially when you start installing a new OS.
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      Re: Quick question
      « Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009, 06:17:13 PM »
      I agree with the previous couple of posts.
      You should ALWAYS back up anything that is important, especially when you start installing a new OS.
      Yes.
      In VISTA you can move the partition size to create enough free space for Windows 7.
      Next boot from Windows 7 DVD and do a a new install in the free space.

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        Re: Quick question
        « Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009, 07:29:21 PM »
        huh?  Ok cuz my computer caught a virus, so it doesnt even boot up.  It says some stuff about a deleted registry file when i try to boot it up.  So yeah

        So how would i install windows 7 without losing my data?  I create another partition?

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        Re: Quick question
        « Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 07:34:55 PM »
        You could possibly repair the vista installation. Why do you want to install 7?
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          « Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009, 07:43:14 PM »
          Yeah i dont have a CD of Vista right, so i figured i might as well put 7 on it.  cuz i hear that 7 runs much more smoothly than vista and doesnt have a *censored* load of bugs and problems like vista.

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          « Reply #10 on: November 02, 2009, 07:56:03 PM »
          Well in order to save your data you would have to slave your hard drive in another computer and copy all of the files to a flash drive or CDs.

          How far do you get in the Vista boot process before it stops?
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            « Reply #11 on: November 02, 2009, 08:17:11 PM »
            i get to the part where after it asks me if i want to boot Vista in safe mode, or last know configuration, or run it normally.  I tried all of the options, but everytime after that is says the same thing about missing a registry file.

            Like really, the only thing that I really wanna back up is my music cuz it takes forever to find all 3000 of my songs again. 

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            Re: Quick question
            « Reply #12 on: November 03, 2009, 06:13:22 AM »
            " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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              « Reply #13 on: November 04, 2009, 01:34:19 PM »
              yeeeeaah...... Is it possible to fix Vista without deleting my hard drive? 

              The problem literally states:

              "File: \windows\system32\config\system

              Status: 0xc000000f

              Info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."

              hoooooow?????   :'(

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              Re: Quick question
              « Reply #14 on: November 04, 2009, 02:53:25 PM »
              Do like Patio says.  :)
              Before doing anything more, save your data.

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              Re: Quick question
              « Reply #15 on: November 04, 2009, 11:49:20 PM »
              yeeeeaah...... Is it possible to fix Vista without deleting my hard drive? 

              Maybe...

              Try this:
              Download the Vista recovery disk here:
              http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/

              Then download imgburn from here:
              http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

              Use imgburn to burn the ISO to a disk. If you need help with this, look here:
              http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/G/Burning+ISO+Images+with+ImgBurn

              Now you will need to boot to the disk. If you don't know how to boot to a disk, post back and we will help you with that.

              Once you have booted to the disk choose startup repair from the main menu and let it do it's thing. If that doesn't work choose System Restore. If neither of those work, post back and we will do some more troubleshooting.
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                Re: Quick question
                « Reply #16 on: November 05, 2009, 08:12:40 PM »
                aight thanx, ill be posting soon.

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                  Re: Quick question
                  « Reply #17 on: November 07, 2009, 07:24:26 AM »
                  Hey.

                  Ok i tried using the recovery disk and booting from CD.  I got another error on my PC while i tried to do that :(
                  This popped up after i pushed a key to boot from CD

                  "Status: 0xc00000e9

                  Info: An unexpected I/O error has occured"

                  Above the error message, it starts talking about all how i might have faulty hardware. 
                  I used the recovery disk on my laptop, and it loaded successfully, so the disk is not the problem.  I then tried running Windows 7 installation on my PC, and it loaded correctly too.  So....... THE MESSAGE IS A LIE!!!! :o

                  got any ideas ?_?

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                  Re: Quick question
                  « Reply #18 on: November 07, 2009, 07:51:36 AM »
                  No...
                  The message is not a lie....most likely a sign of an impending HDD failure.
                  DLoad the drive diagnostics from the manuf. site...follow the info on creating a bootable CD and run the long test...
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                    Re: Quick question
                    « Reply #19 on: November 08, 2009, 03:33:47 PM »
                    OMGOMGOMG  i did the DOS Seagate tools thingy, and boot from disk.  Whenever i do a long test it crashes.  but i can do a short test, and apparantly the hard drive passed the test.  Again, ive never done a long test before because my computer crashes mid-test.  Annoying.

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                    Re: Quick question
                    « Reply #20 on: November 08, 2009, 04:55:47 PM »
                    This was to be a quick question.
                    So far you have received.
                    1. How to install Windows 7,
                    2. How to reside your drive,
                    3. How to deal with a Virus,
                    4. How to make a recovery disk and
                    5. Identify a pending hardware failure.
                     
                    You should press the Thank button for each one that gave  help.
                    And maybe the will invite you end-of-year party coming up.

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                      Re: Quick question
                      « Reply #21 on: November 08, 2009, 06:01:49 PM »
                      hmm how about this....
                      I <3 you all.  i decided to write a poem to demonstarte my love for Computer hope.

                      Computer hope
                      is you computer on dope?
                      Do you want to tie it in a rope?
                      and then go eat some cantalope?

                      Computer hope has the key
                      Cant you see?
                      its not even possible for me to pee
                      lets discuss this over a cup of tea.

                      Hope is the best
                      Leave out all the rest
                      I wanna grap their chest
                      and put them to the test

                      Ok so i take it that i should just format my computer?

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                      Re: Quick question
                      « Reply #22 on: November 08, 2009, 07:39:47 PM »
                      That's a heck of a poem there Llamanator.
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                        Re: Quick question
                        « Reply #23 on: November 08, 2009, 07:54:02 PM »
                        FYI i thanked you for enjoying my poem.

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                        Re: Quick question
                        « Reply #24 on: November 09, 2009, 01:20:25 AM »
                        HEY! I like you poem too!  ;D

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                        Re: Quick question
                        « Reply #25 on: November 09, 2009, 05:48:06 AM »
                        Replace the HDD...

                        The more you try to use it the further away you get from saving any of your data...
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                          « Reply #26 on: November 09, 2009, 02:00:15 PM »
                          nice Nice.  Omg u guys all lied to me, i installed Windows 7 on my other computer, and it doesnt delete your data, it just moves it to another folder called Windows.old.  Thats all, so now i can go install it on my computer without deleting all my stuff, lol.  Lol i knew it was only a quick question :P

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                          Re: Quick question
                          « Reply #27 on: November 09, 2009, 02:33:07 PM »
                          nice Nice.  Omg u guys all lied to me, i installed Windows 7 on my other computer, and it doesnt delete your data, it just moves it to another folder called Windows.old.  Thats all, so now i can go install it on my computer without deleting all my stuff, lol.  Lol i knew it was only a quick question :P

                          The upgrade install doesn't delete files- or- it tries not to delete files.

                          Upgrading from an infected OS will either fail or you'll simply end up with another infected OS (a newer one, but infected nonetheless).

                          If I was in your situation I would do a clean install- and in fact that was what everybody was assuming you wished to do, because upgrading would also bring along any infections from the previous OS install. In that case, all your data woulde be gone. therefore a backup would be in order.
                          I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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                          « Reply #28 on: November 09, 2009, 02:33:17 PM »
                          Incorrect.
                          Win7 does create a Windows .old folder that alledgedly saves your data and settings but it has proved to be flakey at best for restoring that data...
                          If you need documentation there's about a gazillion hits on google for this...

                          No one here lied to you as Win7 does in fact wipe the partition and do a clean install...and i'm a bit put off by hearing we are liars.

                          But carry on...

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                            « Reply #29 on: November 09, 2009, 05:41:52 PM »
                            hmm thanks?
                            i did thank you.... xD

                            Hi guys, just one last question before this string of posts stops.
                            Im trying to install my ethernet driver on my desktop, but for some reason the driver has no .exe to launch anything.

                            The files are:

                            netrtx64.cat
                            netrtx64.inf
                            rt64win7.sys
                            RtNicprop64.DLL

                            So yeah how do i get the driver going?

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                            Re: Quick question
                            « Reply #30 on: November 09, 2009, 06:29:11 PM »
                            What NIC is it?  Does it have an updated driver for 7?
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                              « Reply #31 on: November 09, 2009, 06:52:58 PM »
                              NIC  ???

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                              « Reply #32 on: November 09, 2009, 07:01:06 PM »
                              Sorry about that, I didn't mean to be vague, NIC=Network Interface Card.
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                                « Reply #33 on: November 10, 2009, 04:27:55 PM »
                                ummmm.... my network card is intergrated on my motherboard.
                                Which is a K9A2 Platinum motherboard.

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                                « Reply #34 on: November 10, 2009, 04:30:23 PM »
                                So did you save the data on your hard disk and replace it?

                                Without doing that the NIC is the least of your worries.
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                                  « Reply #35 on: November 10, 2009, 04:33:45 PM »
                                  Yeah i got my computer going just no internet ._.

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                                  « Reply #36 on: November 10, 2009, 04:35:37 PM »
                                  Do you have a disk from the computer manufacturer?

                                  It will have the NIC drivers on it, usually listed under the chipset drivers.  Install those, that should help.  Let us know if it doesn't or what you don't understand.

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                                    « Reply #37 on: November 10, 2009, 04:42:18 PM »
                                    Yeah i got a disk of drivers, just not one with internet.  My friend got me the vista driver on previous installations, but now that i have win7. 

                                    Soo yeah i downloaded this, hold up:
                                    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=driverfile&dno=2474&i=0
                                    No idea how  to install it :P
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                                    Hello, my computer has been disable Command Prompt And Registry. When i type cmd in run your command prompt has been disable your administrator. Please, help me...

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                                    Hello, my computer has been disable Command Prompt And Registry. When i type cmd in run your command prompt has been disable your administrator. Please, help me...
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