Question about Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Can I install Windows 7 over badly infected with drivers missing Windows X P? I'm trying to delete everything, but can't. I turned off my security system, but it comes back on and won't let me delete. I was trying to install Windows X P Home Edition when I have X P Professional. I thought if I bought newer version it would go through. HELP!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 44 Answers

Hi,

To my knowledge you cannot upgrade from Windows XP directly to Windows 7. You will have to upgrade to Vista and then to 7. Also there are limitations as to which Windows 7 version (Home, Professional, Ultimate) you can upgrade to from certain Vista versions.

If you dont have any information / data on the PC that you mind loosing, i suggest a clean install of Windows 7 by booting up from the Windows 7 dvd and formating the HDD before the installation procedure.

Windows 7 has a host of built in drivers that will probably cover all of the devices that are present on your system. If not then you can always download the drivers from the manufacturers site for the items that fail to install automatically under 7.

Let me know how it goes.

:)BD

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

My laptop core i3 works very slowly even when i open any program it open very late but it close its self


first - you described error, that is good, what is bad: what computer and what operating system? telepathy do not work that hot as it is advertised in hollywood movies...

will give you just bit of generic advice, i assume your operating system is windows of any flavour.

1. update your operating system and reboot as requested
2. update your antivirus and run it at full scan
3. switch off computer and leave it for 20sec.
4. start computer in safe mode with network connection (tap continuously f8 about every 2sec during computer startup, then select safe mode with network
5. this will load os only with basic drivers, run your antivirus scan again - full scan
6. go to https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download and download free version of the software and install it (do not install junk adverts or anything else what comes with it - just softgware) - sometime ccleaner will not install in safe mode, remember where you download it, reboot computer, install ccleaner, follow step 3 and 4
7. run ccleaner in safe mode and remove all junk from your computer
8. go to "tools" in ccleaner and uninstall all software which you did not used in last year, including all toolbars, ebays, facebook and similar cr@p.
9. in "tools" select "startup" - disable everything what is there - especially toolbars and all your "beloved" skype, facebook and whatever else you rubbish your computer with (you computer and turning can use it still - but it will not automatically load on startup - clogging your computer and frustrating the system)
10. still in ccleaner select "registry", remove tick from line "unused file extensions" and run "scan for issues" - press "fix selected issues" after run and save first load when requested, run scan again, but do not save more results, repeat that till you will have "no issues were found".
11. close ccleaner
12. reboot your computer and enjoy it

never, ever install any toolbars,
never ever allow any programs not necessary to run computer to run on start-up!

hope this little article will help you speed up your machine, if any questions - ask, do not forget to vote...

Dec 31, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Antivirus wont turn on in settings


Is your Anti Virus Up-To-Date? Will it update? Depending on the Brand of software(you didn't post), Anti Virus, that's installed. The windows Security Center may not recognize it. Open Security Center and change Notification of Anti Virus. First make sure it hasn't been compromised, if you are infected the infected file will shut down your Anti Virus. Use this freeware program to verify a clean system , MALWAREBYTES: http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/ In the install, UNCHECK the Trial Pro version, you want the freeware version, Run a FULL scan, delete ALL results, reboot. Depending on the size of your HDD, it may take hours. Post results and your Anti Virus Software Manufacturer.

May 29, 2013 | Dell Inspiron Computers & Internet

1 Answer

When i want to open device manager this option come. windows\system32\devmgmt.msc.


The error is popping up because of corrupt system files. the system files might have been corrupted because of Virus attack or recent changes to your programs(install/uninstall/update applications)
Please try the below steps.
Method 1:
Try the following steps and check if that fixes the issue:
a. Click Start, type cmd, right-click cmd.exe and select Run as administrator.
b. At the command prompt, type regsvr32 msxml3.dll and then press enter.
Method 2:
Run System File Checker (SFC) scan to fix any corrupt system files. To do this, follow the steps mentioned in the link below:
How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
Method 3:
Run a Microsoft safety scanner to make sure computer is free from virus infection:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx
Disclaimer:
If you run the virus scan the program that is infected with virus will get deleted. So you have to reinstall the program. Also if the files and folders are affected with virus then they might even get deleted.
courtesy: http://answers.microsoft.com

May 23, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 15r n5110 Laptop

1 Answer

How to delete bad images messages from vista laptop


Hi,

Getting bad images on your laptop may mean that your laptop is infected with a virus or spyware.

for the solution please try installing an Antivirus and run a FULL system scan to remove such Virus.

try downloading these antivirus or use your existing antivirus.

1. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

Feb 23, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite Computers & Internet

2 Answers

How do I download the hp dvd1270 driver


If you want to resolve the driver issue in a quicker manner, try Driver Detective and let the software automatically detect & update the missing HP drivers for you. Regards!

Aug 25, 2012 | Computers & Internet

4 Answers

Svchost.exe-drive not ready


svchost.exe-drive not ready

Jun 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I have a Acer Aspire 7736z-4905 and I downloaded a picture editor from the internet and I'm not sure if I got a virus but the laptop was moving really slow so I uninstalled it. After that it was telling me...


In uninstalling the software, you probably deleted a system shared .dll file. Looks like bootmanager has become corrupted. In all probability, you have NOT deleted your files, just damaged the Windows installation and will need to repair it.

Couple of options:

1.) Insert the Windows install disc and let it find the existing windows installation and allow it to repair the existing installation.

2.) If this is not possible, or it cannot be repaired, you will need to do a fresh install of windows and will lose all your files, the alternative being to remove the hard drive, connect it to a SATA port on a computer and rescue the data before reformatting the drive

3.) If you do not have a installation disc, try this link:
http://www.theacerguy.com/forum/topic/boot-mgr-is-missing

Jan 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I have Vista OS on my laptop & have never been able to get automatic updates to work. I have had nothing but problems with this OS & want to instal Win 7 but I am told I can't do that until I see...


Don't worry about "compatibility" issues. You can pretty much force Win 7 onto just about any laptop.

What you need to do is backup your files (that is if you have any you want saved)

You need to do a CLEAN install, not the UPGRADE when you boot from the Windows 7 cd.

Delete ALL of the partitions...then hit NEXT.

When it's done installing, run the updates and if you're missing any drivers after the updates post back the model of your laptop / desktop and we'll help you patch the missing ones.

Best of luck!

Jan 02, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hey guys and gals I recently got ahold of that darn Protection virus i could not have MalwareBytes run after i installed it even in safe mode. Then I manually found a way to delete everything that said...


okie might be possible that the browser of the computer might have gone corrupted ,
i would request you to run hijack this tool on to the computer and it will definetly fix your issue ,

because these kind of virus in the computer corrupts the bho of the browser

Jul 22, 2009 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

123 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18389 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Matthew Spark
Matthew Spark

Level 3 Expert

1066 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...