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INSTALLED WINDOWS 7 FROM XP


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#1 drno503

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:38 AM

AFTER INSTALLING WINDOWS 7 AND KASPARSKY ANTI VIRUS YAHOO MESSINGER WONT LOAD OR RUN

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:43 AM

Have you reinstalled those applications, since you installed a new operating system?

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:54 AM

Did you install Windows 7 from scratch or did you upgrade?
I would never ask a person to do something that I wouldn't do myself.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:54 AM

If this was an upgrade installation, were both XP W7 same versions, specifically 32-bit or 64-bit?

If this was a fresh installation of W7, did you load the drivers?

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:20 AM

drno503...

Please don't PM me regarding your topic. All information regarding your topic should be posted in the forums as these forums are open to all members who wish to contribute or just follow to learn.

In your PM to me, this is what you wrote.

"windows up grade done a computer repair store occasional error message
states not genuine windows ???"


There is a very simple way to determine if this is a legal copy. Download System Information for Windows at the link below.

http://www.gtopala.com/

Once you have downloaded it and installed it, open it and look at the list on the left side. Scroll down till you find Licenses, click on this and wait for the information to open in the right side. When it opens look for Windows Key, if there is a alphanumerical code consisting of five groups of five characters, this is your product code.

How long ago did you have this upgrade installed?

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 11:33 AM

I haven't used that link to download SIW in a while, and it was brought to my attention that during the setup there is an option to install Registry Reviver Tool. I highly recommend that you choose not to install this tool, our staff here don't endorse the use of registry tools.

Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications. There are a number of them available and some are safer than others. Keep in mind that no two registry cleaners work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad" entry. One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause a problem when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

The Windows registry http://www.pcsupportadvisor.com/sasample/E1209.pdf is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system unbootable.

The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results". Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

Edited by dc3, 30 September 2010 - 11:34 AM.

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