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Reinstalling Windows 7

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Kevryl, May 18, 2010.

  1. Kevryl

    Kevryl Flightless Bird

    I have win 7 running ... well, crawling... on a new quad core computer (it
    really started its slow-down after installing Office 2007). Its so sluggish
    that I've decided to do a fresh reinstall.

    Drive C is partitioned and the second partition (F) carries all my data. Its
    backed up, but I'd like, if possible to format C without interfering with F,
    reinstalling Win 7 on C. Is that possible?

    I have the original install disk, and I particularly want to start off from
    scrathj with a formatted C.

    How sluggish is my pc? Well, even with just 3 or 4 worksheets opened and no
    other programs running (except AVG), it takes 5 seconds to switch between
    worksheets. Saving a 1.7 meg spreadsheet can take over a minute, and just
    going fil/properties is taking about 15 seconds for the window and data to
    come up. I'm sick of seeing "not esponding" and the white window while a file
    is saving or when Ctrl/F6'ing between worksheets. And between you me and the
    gatepost I'm also tired of being told some features will be lost when saving
    as an Excel 97-2003 file when those features all CAME from Excel 2000.

    The only reason I upgraded from Office 2000 was because it just didn't seem
    comfortable with Win 7 (blurred type and other issues) (and I guess I was
    tempted to "get with it"). As you may be able to tell, this is also a cry
    for clues from someone who may have had the same issues and discovered the
    cause(s).

    My son has had Win 7 on a laptop for over a year with Office 2003 running
    and he loves it. Never a moments problem!
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    So why are you posting this to a Office group and not a Win7 group?
    Registry cleaners are snake oil and could lead to PC becoming inoperable

    Obviously your system has some problems.
    Office 2000 is not fully compatible with either Vista or Win7 and is out of
    support, having said that you had / have other win7 issues if you have a
    blurred display

    Post to a win7 group
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7performance/threads


    "Kevryl" <Kevryl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:416822FD-7803-4F20-A420-9A00779E58A1@microsoft.com...
    > I have win 7 running ... well, crawling... on a new quad core computer (it
    > really started its slow-down after installing Office 2007). Its so
    > sluggish
    > that I've decided to do a fresh reinstall.
    >
    > Drive C is partitioned and the second partition (F) carries all my data.
    > Its
    > backed up, but I'd like, if possible to format C without interfering with
    > F,
    > reinstalling Win 7 on C. Is that possible?
    >
    > I have the original install disk, and I particularly want to start off
    > from
    > scrathj with a formatted C.
    >
    > How sluggish is my pc? Well, even with just 3 or 4 worksheets opened and
    > no
    > other programs running (except AVG), it takes 5 seconds to switch between
    > worksheets. Saving a 1.7 meg spreadsheet can take over a minute, and just
    > going fil/properties is taking about 15 seconds for the window and data to
    > come up. I'm sick of seeing "not esponding" and the white window while a
    > file
    > is saving or when Ctrl/F6'ing between worksheets. And between you me and
    > the
    > gatepost I'm also tired of being told some features will be lost when
    > saving
    > as an Excel 97-2003 file when those features all CAME from Excel 2000.
    >
    > The only reason I upgraded from Office 2000 was because it just didn't
    > seem
    > comfortable with Win 7 (blurred type and other issues) (and I guess I was
    > tempted to "get with it"). As you may be able to tell, this is also a cry
    > for clues from someone who may have had the same issues and discovered the
    > cause(s).
    >
    > My son has had Win 7 on a laptop for over a year with Office 2003 running
    > and he loves it. Never a moments problem!
     
  3. Animenia

    Animenia Flightless Bird


    > Drive C is partitioned and the second partition (F) carries all my data.
    > Its
    > backed up, but I'd like, if possible to format C without interfering
    > with F,
    > reinstalling Win 7 on C. Is that possible?


    Without any problems at all.
    During the installation when you are asked to select the partition you
    wish to install the operating system on you should have the format
    option.

    The format will be performed on the selected partition, NOT the
    selected drive.

    / Ani
     
  4. Kevryl

    Kevryl Flightless Bird

    Dear DL,

    Did you notice that the majority of my post concerned Office 2007? Although
    my question concerned reinstallation, I specifically wanted to float the
    whole situation. There are a number of MVP's in here and there;'s quite a lot
    of Win 7 material.

    Just tried your link: "The page you are attempting to view is temporarily
    unavailable due to system maintenance. Please try again later. "
    This has been the state of the Microsoft "forums" on the majority of times
    that I've been there. When successful, I've found there to be very little on
    Win 7 and issues difficult to search for, HOWEVER, having said that I just
    Googled for the forum aqnd found the front end with its section links - much
    more satisfsactory. It seems that Win 7 has been a nightmare for a huge
    number of people.

    > Registry cleaners are snake oil and could lead to PC becoming inoperable


    Suspected that, and as I said that was my experience on my XP machine.

    > Obviously your system has some problems.


    Thanks for telling me!

    > other win7 issues if you have a blurred display


    Yeah, but hoping someone can shed light. What other "issues" (are you a MS
    employee? LOL) can a pristine Win 7 installation have? Office 2000 was the
    first program installed after installing Win 7. Oh, beg pardon, my computer
    supplier had installed Nero Essentials before I got the machine.

    I've done a fresh Win 7 install and installed Office 2007 now. So far so
    good, but still the "Not responding" reminds me that its very sensitive. No
    delays flicking between workbooks though. Oh, I did have to deactivate
    autorecover. Even on a pristine installation of 7 and 2007, it started to
    autorecover and there seemed to be no progress after 15 minutes.

    I haven't installed an AV programe yet. I have AVG and am wondering if that
    was a big part of the problem. I'll see.

    "DL" wrote:

    > So why are you posting this to a Office group and not a Win7 group?
    > Registry cleaners are snake oil and could lead to PC becoming inoperable
    >
    > Obviously your system has some problems.
    > Office 2000 is not fully compatible with either Vista or Win7 and is out of
    > support, having said that you had / have other win7 issues if you have a
    > blurred display
    >
    > Post to a win7 group
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7performance/threads
    >
    >
    > "Kevryl" <Kevryl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:416822FD-7803-4F20-A420-9A00779E58A1@microsoft.com...
    > > I have win 7 running ... well, crawling... on a new quad core computer (it
    > > really started its slow-down after installing Office 2007). Its so
    > > sluggish
    > > that I've decided to do a fresh reinstall.
    > >
    > > Drive C is partitioned and the second partition (F) carries all my data.
    > > Its
    > > backed up, but I'd like, if possible to format C without interfering with
    > > F,
    > > reinstalling Win 7 on C. Is that possible?
    > >
    > > I have the original install disk, and I particularly want to start off
    > > from
    > > scrathj with a formatted C.
    > >
    > > How sluggish is my pc? Well, even with just 3 or 4 worksheets opened and
    > > no
    > > other programs running (except AVG), it takes 5 seconds to switch between
    > > worksheets. Saving a 1.7 meg spreadsheet can take over a minute, and just
    > > going fil/properties is taking about 15 seconds for the window and data to
    > > come up. I'm sick of seeing "not esponding" and the white window while a
    > > file
    > > is saving or when Ctrl/F6'ing between worksheets. And between you me and
    > > the
    > > gatepost I'm also tired of being told some features will be lost when
    > > saving
    > > as an Excel 97-2003 file when those features all CAME from Excel 2000.
    > >
    > > The only reason I upgraded from Office 2000 was because it just didn't
    > > seem
    > > comfortable with Win 7 (blurred type and other issues) (and I guess I was
    > > tempted to "get with it"). As you may be able to tell, this is also a cry
    > > for clues from someone who may have had the same issues and discovered the
    > > cause(s).
    > >
    > > My son has had Win 7 on a laptop for over a year with Office 2003 running
    > > and he loves it. Never a moments problem!

    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. Kevryl

    Kevryl Flightless Bird

    Thank you Animenia for your straight and uncritical reply! I have now done
    this and things so far are sweet! I didn't want to take it for granted
    because unless you are told you don't know what is about to happen when you
    click "setup" *smile*


    "Animenia" wrote:

    >
    > > Drive C is partitioned and the second partition (F) carries all my data.
    > > Its
    > > backed up, but I'd like, if possible to format C without interfering
    > > with F,
    > > reinstalling Win 7 on C. Is that possible?

    >
    > Without any problems at all.
    > During the installation when you are asked to select the partition you
    > wish to install the operating system on you should have the format
    > option.
    >
    > The format will be performed on the selected partition, NOT the
    > selected drive.
    >
    > / Ani
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Kevryl

    Kevryl Flightless Bird

    Hi again Animenia,
    Have just made the frustrating discovery that after reinstalling W7 and
    paying for and installing Office 2007 on what I thought was now a pristine
    partition, it didn't format it at all! All the existing programe downloads
    and program files are still in their respective directories (not even moved
    to an "old files" directory). So I'm guessing the registry has been wiped
    with a pristine version, while all those old programs are half-installed,
    waiting like a time-bomb to disrupt my system again?

    Looks like I've go through then process again but this time formatting the
    whole drive and repartitioning it before I begin the install, and I haven't
    a clue how to do either.

    "Animenia" wrote:

    >
    > > Drive C is partitioned and the second partition (F) carries all my data.
    > > Its
    > > backed up, but I'd like, if possible to format C without interfering
    > > with F,
    > > reinstalling Win 7 on C. Is that possible?

    >
    > Without any problems at all.
    > During the installation when you are asked to select the partition you
    > wish to install the operating system on you should have the format
    > option.
    >
    > The format will be performed on the selected partition, NOT the
    > selected drive.
    >
    > / Ani
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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