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  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Arch wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    goddamit that was a waste of time

    So I apparently have a windows 7 "upgrade" disc...which doesn't let me do what I want, which is reformat my harddrive and do a clean reinstall

    or if it does I dont know what the fuck I am doing

    I basically just spent two hours reinstalling win7 on my hard drive, and it just dumped everything I had into a "windows.old" file...and every program still in the c drive itself is still there

    computers are stupid!*

    *it is I that am stupid

    There are ways of doing what you want to do with the upgrade disc although Microsoft doesn't officially allow you. Google it.

    i trieeeeed and am stupid

    Try this:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-install-upgrade-windows-7-version.html
    .

    Sarksus on
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  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    The weirdest thing to make me tear up: the Alice in Chains song "Would?"

    I was alone on an airplane, staring out the window, listening to satellite radio, and when the song finally hit that moment - you know the one - the moment the song's been building and building towards - bam! tears.

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つRegistered User regular
    wandering wrote: »
    The weirdest thing to make me tear up: the Alice in Chains song "Would?"

    I was alone on an airplane, staring out the window, listening to satellite radio, and when the song finally hit that moment - you know the one - the moment the song's been building and building towards - bam! tears.

    *hugs*?

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  • thatassemblyguythatassemblyguy Registered User regular
    Kagera wrote: »
    I crush bugs because I hope arch can feel it by proxy.

    The only youtube video I found was a horribly grainy video recording of a TV set. Please just imagine that I posted a video of the end of Men In Black.

    "Was that your Auntie?"

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    goddamit that was a waste of time

    So I apparently have a windows 7 "upgrade" disc...which doesn't let me do what I want, which is reformat my harddrive and do a clean reinstall

    or if it does I dont know what the fuck I am doing

    I basically just spent two hours reinstalling win7 on my hard drive, and it just dumped everything I had into a "windows.old" file...and every program still in the c drive itself is still there

    computers are stupid!*

    *it is I that am stupid

    There are ways of doing what you want to do with the upgrade disc although Microsoft doesn't officially allow you. Google it.

    i trieeeeed and am stupid

    Try this:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-install-upgrade-windows-7-version.html
    .

    I'm pretty sure you can also just reburn the DVD and edit like 1 file. I think this is what I used to cross-grade from the developer preview 7 Ultimate to 7 Pro.

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  • PodlyPodly good moleman to youRegistered User regular
    shit, it's late

    on the other hand

    booty call

    follow my music twitter soundcloud tumblr
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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    What moment? Never heard the song before.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
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  • LudiousLudious It's hard out here for a conservative bronyRegistered User regular
    I cried during Pokemon the First Movie

    ...

    MewTwo finally understood.

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  • LudiousLudious It's hard out here for a conservative bronyRegistered User regular
    DON'T YOU -FUCKING- JUDGE ME

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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    goddamit that was a waste of time

    So I apparently have a windows 7 "upgrade" disc...which doesn't let me do what I want, which is reformat my harddrive and do a clean reinstall

    or if it does I dont know what the fuck I am doing

    I basically just spent two hours reinstalling win7 on my hard drive, and it just dumped everything I had into a "windows.old" file...and every program still in the c drive itself is still there

    computers are stupid!*

    *it is I that am stupid

    There are ways of doing what you want to do with the upgrade disc although Microsoft doesn't officially allow you. Google it.

    i trieeeeed and am stupid

    Try this:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-install-upgrade-windows-7-version.html
    .

    okay so when I did something similar to this, i never got this option

    how do i reformat the harddrive i am using right now

    right click reformat doesn't work

    i am stupid

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  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    Arch wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    goddamit that was a waste of time

    So I apparently have a windows 7 "upgrade" disc...which doesn't let me do what I want, which is reformat my harddrive and do a clean reinstall

    or if it does I dont know what the fuck I am doing

    I basically just spent two hours reinstalling win7 on my hard drive, and it just dumped everything I had into a "windows.old" file...and every program still in the c drive itself is still there

    computers are stupid!*

    *it is I that am stupid

    There are ways of doing what you want to do with the upgrade disc although Microsoft doesn't officially allow you. Google it.

    i trieeeeed and am stupid

    Try this:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-install-upgrade-windows-7-version.html
    .

    okay so when I did something similar to this, i never got this option

    how do i reformat the harddrive i am using right now

    right click reformat doesn't work

    i am stupid

    When you get to the screen where it asks you to choose a place for the install there isn't a 'format' or advanced drive options button?

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つRegistered User regular
    Podly wrote: »
    shit, it's late

    on the other hand

    booty call

    56567-9202a8c04000641f80000000095b90c9booty-call.jpg

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Kagera wrote: »
    What moment? Never heard the song before.

    bloodyroarxx on
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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    DON'T YOU -FUCKING- JUDGE ME

    Was it when mew two had his first peanut butter and jelly sandwich and understood what life was all about?

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
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  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Moderator, ClubPA mod
    All the iPhone IM clients are very privacy invadery.

    Facebook Messenger is what I mostly use when I'm not texting.

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  • msmyamsmya Being Fabulous Registered User regular
    I wish I had booty calls at my disposal. :( unfortunately I do not

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    Twitch stream!
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  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    wandering wrote: »
    The weirdest thing to make me tear up: the Alice in Chains song "Would?"

    I was alone on an airplane, staring out the window, listening to satellite radio, and when the song finally hit that moment - you know the one - the moment the song's been building and building towards - bam! tears.

    *hugs*?
    I don't say no to hugs!

    jBEKRTH.png
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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Arch wrote: »
    this is what i get

    this is stupid and i am stupid

    http://imgur.com/ybkU9

    Restart windows from the installation disc.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
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  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    I say Stan Lee give a talk the other week and during the Q+A a young woman asked if she could hug him and he replied: "Oh I've got no problem with hugs." (Pause.) "So long as you're a girl." And he threw his arms out wide and they hugged.

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  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Arch wrote: »
    this is what i get

    this is stupid and i am stupid

    http://imgur.com/ybkU9

    I'm p sure that upgrade discs do not have this functionality. The reasoning being that it's an upgrade disc. It's supposed to install over an existing thing.

    It's silly.

    wazilla on
    Psn:wazukki
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    Kagera wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    this is what i get

    this is stupid and i am stupid

    http://imgur.com/ybkU9

    Restart windows from the installation disc.

    when I do that (i.e. boot the disk on restart) I don't even get to this screen- it takes me straight to some disc recovery tools

    THIS IS STUPID

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Command prompt format

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    wazilla wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    this is what i get

    this is stupid and i am stupid

    http://imgur.com/ybkU9

    I'm p sure that upgrade discs do not have this functionality. The reasoning being that it's an upgrade disc. It's supposed to install over an existing thing.

    It's silly.

    son of a bitch

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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    Kagera wrote: »
    Command prompt format

    if I go to command prompt, type C: /q that should reformat the c drive right

    what if this fucks up and i cant install win7 on the drive

    i fear this can go badly :/

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  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    msmya wrote: »
    I wish I had booty calls at my disposal. :( unfortunately I do not

    Maybe your standards are just too high!

    I, for one, don't have this problem, so i can say with utmost certainty that no, I don't

    Psn:wazukki
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  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    You can also use disk cleanup to delete windows.old. Not sure of how the result is different from a clean install. There might be registry stuff left over but I don't think you'll notice any difference.

    Sarksus on
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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Arch wrote: »
    Kagera wrote: »
    Command prompt format

    if I go to command prompt, type C: /q that should reformat the c drive right

    what if this fucks up and i cant install win7 on the drive

    i fear this can go badly :/

    Yeah I don't even know. I wouldn't try it without further research.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Sarksus wrote: »
    You can also use disk cleanup to delete windows.old. Not sure of how the result is different from a clean install. There might be registry stuff left over but I don't think you'll notice any difference.

    well the thing is like...there is all this other shit in my c drive I wanted to just get rid of as well and the reinstall i just did didn't touch those files

    also my firefox had been freaking out lately and i feared I had some sort of virus because my computer was doing weird things so i wanted to wipe it all and start over from scratch

    apparently that is really difficult

    Arch on
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  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    and to be clear, the problem I was referring to was having high standards.

    I clearly don't have the pull to make a booty call.

    Psn:wazukki
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  • thatassemblyguythatassemblyguy Registered User regular
    Do you have your XP installation disc?

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  • msmyamsmya Being Fabulous Registered User regular
    High maintenance. What can I say.=P

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    Twitch stream!
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    Do you have your XP installation disc?

    of course i don't, they apparently didnt make it in the move

    fuck this, i am just gonna deal and get a new copy of win7 when i can afford it

    fuk u windows

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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    oh awesome my ip provider is back to hijacking redirects in firefox as well

    super

    gotta change my gateway again

    what a waste of 4 hours

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  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    Arch wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    You can also use disk cleanup to delete windows.old. Not sure of how the result is different from a clean install. There might be registry stuff left over but I don't think you'll notice any difference.

    well the thing is like...there is all this other shit in my c drive I wanted to just get rid of as well and the reinstall i just did didn't touch those files

    also my firefox had been freaking out lately and i feared I had some sort of virus because my computer was doing weird things so i wanted to wipe it all and start over from scratch

    apparently that is really difficult

    Download something like Gparted and boot it off a USB or burn it to a disc and reformat your hard drive. Install Windows without activating it which should allow you to install without an existing installation. When it's installed activate windows with your product key.

    Also when you are doing this install you were going into the 'custom' install feature right? Not the regular install? This could explain why you are given no option to reformat within the installation process.

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  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Is your anti virus scanner not picking this virus up? This process is a lot more complicated because you're trying to wipe a virus. A regular reformat probably won't work because data is actually not destroyed, it just marks that area as available. You need to use a more intensive reformat option which I believe Gparted has. It's called a 7 pass reformat. Writing zeros to the hard drive would also work

    Sarksus on
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Is your anti virus scanner not picking this virus up? This process is a lot more complicated because you're trying to wipe a virus. A regular reformat probably won't work because data is actually not destroyed, it just marks that area as available. You need to use a more intensive reformat option which I believe Gparted has. It's called a 7 pass reformat. Writing zeros to the hard drive would also work

    Man

    this is quickly becoming a nightmare

    let me back up and completely explain everything

    I have had this computer for like 6 years. originally had xp on it, then upgraded to win7. been slowly upgrading pieces here and there over the years.

    Recently my computer has been just going bonkers- clicking links in firefox wouldn't work, it would hang up on startup, refuse to connect to the internet, randomly disable my firewalls and then re-enable them later, it would crash when I tried to do disk checks and would freeze up when I tried to defragment

    Since a few months back panda antivirus said I had some virus that it apparently took care of, I assumed the worst and tried to keep my usage down until I got something to backup my files and then I would just start the whole shebang over

    So I bought an external drive and now here we are

    I did the reinstall and now my computer is behaving worse- my resolution and display is all fucked up, firefox keeps crashing, and i have all this extra baggage now.

    ugh

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  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    Is Panda some kind of weird Antivirus academicals use. Get Microsoft Security Essentials.

    Anyway, when you start the installation does it give you a screen where it asks if it's an upgrade or a custom install? You want to do the custom install.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    What on earth is Steven Tyler these days.

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