Apple :: Clean Install Of Mac OSX

Apr 10, 2010

I have a spare 500GB external drive sitting around. I have never really considered using Time Machine until recently.

For the backup images that they create, do you create an image of the entire hard drive? If so, does the program compress the backup?

I am looking to do a clean install of Mac OSX. When I do a restore of my old files, I'm only looking to restore docs, pics, music, etc.. I don't want to restore previously installed program or settings. Is it possible to do that with Time Machine?

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Apple :: Installing A SSD In A Macbook And Doing A Clean Install

Apr 12, 2009

about installing a SSD drive in a Mac but I have a couple of questions.

Is a clean install really nessasary? I know Windows computers come with lots of bloatware but do Macs?

Do I have to install drivers?

Do SSD's and Mac's play nice together?

For someone with average computer abilties is replacing the hard drive doable?

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Dell :: Making An OEM Vista Install Virtually A Clean Install

Jun 23, 2009

I got my laptop but did not do a clean install. I just removed all the bloatware I could think of. Is there a guide to do just that though, get rid of all the stuff that shouldn't be there so that you essentially have a clean install without all the bloat or footprints of it?

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Dell :: Cannot Install Latitude E6400 Webcam After Clean Install

Dec 14, 2008

I can't install my integrated webcam. After downloading the driver and opening the file installation starts and then suddenly it just ends with the message there was an error during installing.

So the thing I've done are: installing the drivers, which failed.

I've also looked in the device managemer app but could find anything of a camera.

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Acer :: Being Prompted To Install Driver For "COPROCESSOR" After Clean Install

Aug 9, 2009

Doing a clean install of Vista and keep getting prompted to locate and install driver for "Coprocessor". Have looked in device manager (yellow mark) but I just don't know what it is. Windows says it can't locate software for it.

Don't know what I am looking for on Acers site under drivers, installed all other stuff OK, Realtek, NVidia etc. Could it be a modem driver. Properties in device manager give no clues, it's listed as "other devices" along with the webcam which I have to sort drivers out for too.

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Sony :: Clean Install On A FW

Aug 3, 2009

I can get Vista 64bit business from school for free and was wondering should I just format my computer completely,

removing sony's partition, and just download all the drivers off the website.

My FW465J/B we'll be here tomorrow and I think that is the best way to approach the bloatware provided by sony

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HP/Compaq :: Want To Clean Install 7

Dec 3, 2009

Just got my "HP Pavilion dv6-1362nr Entertainment Notebook PC".

It's loaded with #@#@ !

I tried to do a clean install. Restarted, pressed f11, did recover option of HP (not windows). But the DAMN thing did not ask me about installing the software, IT JUST INSTALLED IT!

How can I clean install it? I want it ultra-clean.

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HP/Compaq :: Clean Install

Jan 12, 2009

when it comes to HP a lot of people like to do a clean install.

Why can't the programs/files be deleted through the "Add or Remove Programs"?

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Dell :: New StudioWindows 7 & Clean Install

Aug 29, 2009

This is the new notebook I am looking at - The Dell Studio S1555-018B - it looks pretty nice, and I am strongly considering purchasing it

I have a few questions regarding a clean install ..........

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Dell :: Clean Install Of Win 7 In Xps16

Nov 9, 2009

Im running vista 64 home premium and want to use my upgrade discs to get to win 7.

If i want to delete the recovery partition when do i do it? Is the best process to back up my files and then do a recovery back to vistas original state when i first got the machine and them delete the recovery partition?

Then put in the win7 upgrade dvd? Can i merge the recovery partition with the main one in vista after to delete it?

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Dell :: Clean Install On New Latitude

May 21, 2009

Upon receiving my new Latitude XT2, per the usual, I'd like to perform a clean install of Windows Vista Business.

However, with Dell's ControlPoint software, I'm unsure of the best way to do this.

Those of you with a new Latitude, how did you go about a clean install? More specifically, how did you handle the Dell Control Point software?

Also, what exactly is "Control Vault" and what is it used for?

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Dell :: E6400 Clean Install?

May 27, 2010

How well will the E6400 work without the dell DCP software installed. I've had the E6400 only two weeks and thinking of wiping the OS and installing Win 7 again with only the necessary drivers, without all the Dell software. The machine was using over 3.1 gigs of RAM yesterday and there was NOTHING running on the taskbar. Looked at the process list and there was no one process that was consuming my RAM, I was getting nickel and dimed by all the processes that are running. DCP seemed to be a big consumer as well as CPU time.

TIA

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Dell :: Is A Clean Install Necessary For SXPS 16?

Aug 7, 2009

I ordered one a few days ago and opted out of getting an antivirus as well as any microsoft office products.

That being said, do you guys think a clean install of vista is necessary on a new SXPS 16?

If it is, is following this http://support.dell.com/support/topi...t?docid=339949 a good way of doing it?

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Dell :: M1530 Clean Install

Jan 23, 2009

Iím thinking of doing a clean install on my M1530, and im just trying to decide which options to go for, and which not to.

I will be installing Vista Ultimate. I mainly use the computer for internet surfing, watching films, using Microsoft office, and gaming (Fallout 3, Call of Duty 4 etc.).

The main things I am trying to decide are:

Should I install Mediadirect?

As far as I can see the only advantage of this is getting slightly more (can anyone confirm how much?) battery life whilst watching films on the go. I mainly watch films whilst connected to power, but this could be useful in the future.32 or 64 bit?

I have previously been running 32 bit, but would be more than happy to jump on the 64 bit bandwagon, as I have heard that itís slightly snappier, and also my 4 gigs of ram would be put to full use. Would there be any compatibility issues with any of my games etc? Would appreciate some info on this. It could lead on to...Dual-boot?

Could have vista 32 and 64 dual booted? Or another thing that took my fancy was perhaps throwing on opensuse? Iím going to open a new thread regarding the battery life etc that this would give to try and decide if its for me,

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Dell :: Clean Install On Studio Xps 16

Apr 11, 2009

friends how to do a clean install..i installed using the os dvd they have given me but there is still the windows.

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Dell :: Clean Install Vista X64

Mar 25, 2009

I just received my 64 bit cd from dell today and am pretty anxious to get it up and running.

Just checking in to see if there are any important things to note before I start.

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Dell :: Clean Windows 7 Install On XPS 16?

Mar 8, 2010

Dell is sending me a replacement SXPS16 (the 4th one. The previous 3 have been SXPS13's that have all been defective).

I genuinely hated all the bloatware on the 13's, so would you guys advise doing a fresh install on the 16?

The computer comes with the proper disc to do that, right?

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Dell :: Preparing For Clean Install Of RC Win 7

May 1, 2009

I am concerned, however, as to the shear amount of Dell apps that are pre installed on the 1640 boot partition. I want to keep the dock for ex. ..I know from experience the order in what is installed as well as what is on my utlis disc is important. So-

1. Has anyone already done this install? Would LOVE your feedback.
2.If not what is the consensus in this forum for such an install. ie order of drivers,etc.

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Dell :: Windows 7 Clean Install

Nov 1, 2009

I have a Studio 15 (1535) and did a clean install with Windows 7 (32 bit) and now I'm in the process of reinstalling my programs.

I used Windows 7 Easy Transfer so I can keep track on what needs to be installed and boy this program is slick.

I didn't install all the Dell software that came with the computer but selected what I wanted

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Dell :: Clean Install Of XP Pro Recommended?

Sep 6, 2009

Considering doing a clean install of XP Pro on my Windows partition in order to purge my E6400 of all the Dell and other party bloatware and start from scratch.

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Dell :: E6500 Clean Install

Sep 28, 2008

I got my e6500 thursday and I have been playing around with it during this weekend. Reinstalled it like 5 times

First impressions of this laptop that it sure is made with good materials.

Now for my questions. Since I reformated my harddrive I lost that dell bla bla installation when you press F8 during boot. Can I make such a partition by my self?

Do anybody have some kinda HOW TO or WHAT TO install first?

What antivirus should I use. I tried PANDA during weekend but it was totally buggy.

The lights on this laptop in the upper left corner, I just get the wifi lamp and bluetooth lamp to light up. What is the lamp to the right of the blue tooth lamp for?

The dell driver for profiles due different networks is a total mess for me. If somebody here knows how I should install it please let me know.

My compture:
E6500 T9600 4gb ram Nvidia 1920x? res. 250gh HD

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Acer :: How Do I Perform A Clean Install

Mar 24, 2009

I've already posted another thread about the issues I'm having with my Acer 5535 however I have a another question that I was meaning to ask about it. If I wanted to restore the laptop to it's factory settings, the laptop I had previously came with a Recovery DVD, this one did not.

How do I perform a clean install? I know there is some sort for recovery partition on the HD, but how do I start the process?

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Acer :: Clean Install On A New Laptop

Apr 25, 2009

This is a brand new, just out of the box, laptop. Is it possible to do a clean install from the hidden partition?

But most important. I want to make a backup of the Out-of-the box state. Then I want to make another type of backup so that I can selectively uninstall items and selectively bring them back from the backup if I need them. How would I do that?

I want to get rid of:
1) All games
2) McAfee
3) MS Office Trial
4) MS Works
5) Welcome center - unless this si somehow needed.
6) Movie Maker
7) Windows Photo Gallery
8) Extras and Upgrades
9) Windows DVD maker
10) Windows Movie Maker
11) Live Messenger Download.
12) Windows Meeting Space
13) Windows Sidebar
14) Table PC

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Acer :: 6920G Clean Install

Jun 25, 2009

I am thinking about restoring our 6920G. We have been having some issues with it. I would reinstall Vista Home Premiue x64. What drivers would I need and what apps should I install?

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Acer :: 1810TZ Clean Install

Mar 4, 2010

I have bought today an Acer 1810TZ. I dont like the bloated Windows and would like to do a reinstall.

1) I am not sure what to do with the 12 GB Recovery Partition (Shall I save it on a 4 GB USB Stick and store it on DVD and then kill the partition?)

2) What shall I do with the other hidden Reserved Partition, that contains a Boot manager
in many different languages. Do I really need that?

What happens if everything is deleted and i press ALT + F10 for the recovery option? Would it then crash not being able to find those partitions?

3) What happens if I wanted to make this like the factory settings? Would I be able to recreate these partitions and copy the software back? Would it work like this?

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Sony :: New Z W. Win 7 Pro, GPS, Blurayshould I 'clean Install'

Dec 1, 2009

New Z coming. Model 899 w. BluRay, GPS, Win 7 Professional. All the doodads. how to clean install before we actually use it? I assume that this will come LOADED with a lot of junk software clogging up the system.

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Sony :: Clean Win7x64 Install On CS

May 30, 2009

I just bought a CS-215J and did a clean install of Windows 7 x64 RC. This is my third attempt now because I can't get everything working correctly. I'm able to get all the drivers installed and components in working order, but I can't for the life of me get it to install the Sony Notebook Utilities so that I can use the touch sensor media controls. It launches, looks like it's installing, asks to restart and once the computer boots back up it starts the install again. But once it gets to that point, the window just closes and the only thing that installs from the Utilities is the Event Service, nothing else. Is there a certain order I should install the drivers or something specific I should have installed before attempting to install the Utilities?

I have tried installing Vista x64 and still come up with the same issue, so I don't think it has anything to do with the Windows 7 RC.

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Sony :: After A Clean Install On A AW 21s/b Laptop

Apr 30, 2009

my sytem setup after a clean install of vista home premium.

I think I loaded all the driver ect after the clean install as per the instruction in a post on this site, I then istalled SP1 on.

My first question is that when I boot up the system it boots fine to the desktop but then the HD disk light stays on for a good few minuets with CPU usaged in the 3%-10% ranged will this is going on, after that the HD light just flikers constantly......is this right?

2 Should I load Sony update prgram and run it and Windows update?

3 I have not loaded any Sony stuff so no keys like eject or BluRay etc work I cant seem to find what drivers are need and I dont wont to load all sorts of stuff on as that would defeat the perpuse of a clean install. I have only 50 processor runing after booting up

I ahve a few other thing i like to ask but I will leave that for another post as I think thats enough question for now!

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HP/Compaq :: Hp ENVY 15 Clean Install

Mar 26, 2010

can i know what software should i install after clean install for the best stable performance , and please me the order of installation,

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HP/Compaq :: Clean Install Gone Wrong

Apr 24, 2009

i recently tried to do a clean install of windows vista home premium on my hp laptop, but didn't notice that the windows anytime upgrade disc i had was from my other laptop, which is 32 bit, not the 64 bit i need. Fortunately I burned system recovery discs, but I cannot get them to work. What am I doing wrong here? Ideally I'd like to avoid having to order the disc I need from microsoft if at all possible, but I cannot think of any other options.

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