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Top 10 things to remember before installing WIN7

In this guide I will point out some important things that you need to do and remember before installing Windows 7 on your machine.

1 : Check the hardware requirement :- This is one of the most important factors that you need to keep in mind before thinking about Windows 7.Though Windows 7 should run fine with the 512 MB RAM system, it’s always better to follow Microsoft recommendations. Below are the Windows 7 requirements:
• A blank DVD
• A PC with a DVD burner
• A test PC for the Windows 7 Beta that meets these minimum hardware.
Recommendations (specific to the Beta and subject to change in the final version of Windows 7). Please do not use a PC you rely on for your work or daily use
• 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
• 1 GB of system memory
• 16 GB of available disk space
• Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (in order to enable Aero theme)
• DVD-R/W Drive
• Internet access (to download the Beta and get updates)
2 : Backup Vista :- If you are planning to upgrade from Vista SP1(SP1 is must) then it’s a good idea to backup your Vista drive so that you can revert back to Vista easily. I hope most of you know how to do back up task!
3 : You need to backup all your profiles and other important files that I have listed below. In case you are planning to wipe out Vista and install Windows 7 then also it’s better to create a backup of all profiles. Below are the important profiles that I backup:

• Documents
• Outlook pst file
• Windows live writer folder
• Saved games
• Other program profiles that you use.
4 : The most important thing for a web addict is browser bookmark folder. Use backup Bookmarks option in your browser to create a bookmark. Download Password Exporter add-on for Firefox to backup all your saved passwords. Also don’t forgot jot down all installed add-ons!


You can even use Mozilla Restorator to backup full Firefox profile.
5: If you have installed too many programs then it’s a good idea to generate list of installed application using a simple command that I have explained in the Generate list of installed applications guide.
6: Next obvious task is to backup all the custom settings that you have done to your Vista. Of course, you can back up! Type Windows Easy Transfer in Start Menu search box and hit enter to open. Follow the simple instructions to complete the task.

Windows Easy Transfer helps you move your files, folders, and program settings from one computer to another—all in one process.
Using Windows Easy Transfer, you can choose to move:
• User accounts
• Documents
• Music
• Pictures
• E–mail
• Internet favorites
• Program settings
7 : Move your Download folder from the “C” drive to any other safe location so that you will not lose the downloaded files.
8 : Though Microsoft recommends 16GB drive to install Windows 7 I recommend at least 30GB so that you won’t run out of free space in near feature.
9 : If you have any files in Desktop just move to safe place since most of us keep important files on Desktop for quick access.

10 : Last but least, don’t forget to retrieve Office and other product keys.

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from my point of perspective, the best thing the do in your case is installing the magic jack script all over again. or what is it called ? I have no idea how far you know about pc software. how ever if this is the only problem you are going to be all right. I just installed windows 7 all over again not just because Skype was bugged at some point but also several other for example I explorer errors and bugs. how ever I would advice you to bring in a professional about this issue before you do anything radical unless you know what you are doing. in any case don't forget that when you install windows 7 home premium all over again that, the first thing to do is get your internet back online as soon as possible and get your motherboard drivers installed as soon as possible. after that let windows 7 do its updates in 1 step at the time. you will only need the important updates. at least that's my opinion. good luck and have a nice day.

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how do i reboot toshiba without the cd


Hello, please follow the step,
Toshiba System Restore Vista Step 1 - "Initiating the HDD recovery procedure"
1. Switch on the computer and press "F8" key while Toshiba logo appears. You will see the following screen.
Choose the entry "Repair your Computer" and press "Enter":
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2. Wait till the following screen appears, choose the keyboard layout which matches the language of your keyboard and click on "Next".
If unsure, just click on "Next".

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3. the following screen a window with your username appears.
Type your windows password as you would log on to your account and press "OK":

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4. The next screen offers several options to repair or diagnose your computer system.
To start the recovery, click on "Toshiba HDD Recovery":
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Step 2 - Performing the HDD recovery
1. After passing the previous screen, you will be asked if a backup of your important data is already made.
You can continue with the recovery process by clicking on "Next"
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2. Confirm the following screen also by clicking on "Next"
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3. You will be asked again if you want to recover your machine (and delete all files on your harddrive).
There are no additional options regarding the harddrive, which can be set. Click on "Yes" to start the recovery.

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4. The recovery procedure starts immediately by formatting the harddrive and copying all needed files to the harddisk
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5. By pressing the "Restart" button to restart the machine, the recovery procedure is almost finished

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Step 3 - Finishing the recovery process
1. After the successful completion of the recovery process and the restart of your machine, the following screen should appear.
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2. The installation wizard of Windows Vista / Windows 7 will start up to guide you trough the setup for your newly installed system and to finish the installation of the operating system
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FOR WIN 7 Toshiba System Restore Windows 7

How to recover a Toshiba with the HDD recovery procedure

- Operating System: Windows 7 - 32 Bit, Windows 7 - 64 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Windows Vista 64

Bit

The following guide describes how to recover a Toshiba with a preinstalled Windows windows 7 from HDD through the

"HDD recovery procedure".
Please note:
First of all, make sure you already back up your important data!

Step 1 - "Initiating the HDD recovery procedure"

1. Switch on the computer and press "F8" key while Toshiba logo appears. You will see the following screen.Choose the

entry "Repair your Computer" and press "Enter":

1. Wait till the following screen appears, choose the keyboard layout which matches the language of your keyboard and

click on "Next".
If unsure, just click on "Next".

1. In the following screen a window with your username appears.
Type your windows password as you would log on to your account and press "OK":

1. The next screen offers several options to repair or diagnose your computer system.To start the recovery, click on

"Toshiba HDD Recovery":

Step 2 - Performing the HDD recovery

1. After passing the previous screen, you will be asked if a backup of your important data is already made.You can

continue with the recovery process by clicking on "Next"

1. Confirm the following screen also by clicking on "Next"

1. You will be asked again if you want to recover your machine (and delete all files on your harddrive).There are no

additional options regarding the harddrive, which can be set. Click on "Yes" to start the recovery.

1. The recovery procedure starts immediately by formatting the harddrive and copying all needed files to the harddisk

By pressing the "Restart" button to restart the machine, the recovery procedure is almost finished

Step 3 - Finishing the recovery process

1. After the successful completion of the recovery process and the restart of your machine, the following screen should

appear.

1. The installation wizard of Windows Vista / Windows 7 will start up to guide you trough the setup for your newly

installed system and to finish the installation of the operating system
Hope this helps,


Hope this helps,

Jan 25, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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