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    Problems with re-installed Windows 7

    I made a windows 7 iso and ran verification after burning to a DVD. I ran the ISO and installation failed after about 20 minutes - corrupted file/faulty RAM/faulty hard drive - I do not think any of those is correct as it installed, albeit with subsequent problems, from a 2011 installation disk...
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    Problems with re-installed Windows 7

    Thanks - I will wait until I can face it again
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    Problems with re-installed Windows 7

    Thank you for your interesting post -I have downloaded the ISO but now, having second thoughts about a new re-install - it would take many hours to get to where the laptop is now and I might still have the same trouble; maybe better to settle for what I have now - it is only a backup computer...
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    Problems with re-installed Windows 7

    Thank you. Image of disk attached.
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    Problems with re-installed Windows 7

    Thank you. I should have read that before I re-installed; unfortunately I am unable now to install any of the updates you list because update will not work. Hopefully there is a way to get updates working but if not I presumably will have to start all over again by downloading an ISO of Windows...
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    Problems with re-installed Windows 7

    My 11 year old basic spec laptop used as a spare was impossibly slow with Windows 10 1909, and I was going to ditch it, but instead I did a clean install of Windows 7 SP1 from a 10 year old disk. The result was amazing, nearly as fast as my desktop, but there are problems, probably mainly due to...
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    Solved Sfc /scannow will not run

    Thanks - I now have 37.29 with Edge and Chrome has gone up to 34.6, both measured with the Ookla app
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    Solved Sfc /scannow will not run

    I pay £21 per month for up to 38Mbps with TalkTalk, with a guaranteed minimum of 34. I always got about 37 with chrome, which I still get with Edge, but Chrome is now nearly 20% down and below the minimum. I assume that if I downloaded a program in Chrome it would now take longer than if I did...
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    Solved Sfc /scannow will not run

    I have a problem in that my download speed using Ockla is around normal at 37Mbps using Edge but only 32 Mbps using Chrome; speed on my tablet using wi-fi is 33Mbps. I have removed and re-installed chrome but no change. My ISP reports a download of 38. I have now set Edge as default to get the...
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    Solved Sfc /scannow will not run

    I will copy and keep for reference all that you have just posted. Thanks again Mike
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    Solved Sfc /scannow will not run

    All went as you indicated. My introduction to computers was in 1951 as a graduate trainee with the British Electricity Authority, with a colleague running a very crude "computer" determining load flows in the national electricity system and determining what would happen if an inter-connector...
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    Solved Sfc /scannow will not run

    I have checked (Belarc Advisor) - there are just two slots and each has 4GB RAM, so it would mean buying 8GB to increase from 8 to 12 - not worth it. Since bought over 10 years ago the computer has had an SSD fitted, RAM increaed from 4 to 8, a quad processor in place of the two core - the only...
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    Solved Sfc /scannow will not run

    I have checked (Belarc Advisor) - there are just two slots and each has 4GB RAM, so it would mean buying 8GB to increase from 8 to 12 - not worth it. Since bought over 10 years ago the computer has had an SSD fitted, RAM increaed from 4 to 8, a quad processor in place of the two core - the only...
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    Solved Sfc /scannow will not run

    Hope I got it right this time. Part of my problem has been that all these associated files and programs have been in a folder on a separate drive, not on the desktop - this time I copied them to the desktop Nil Desperandum
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    Solved Sfc /scannow will not run

    I think I mis-interpreted your instructions in that I re-started Edge rather than the computer. I have re-done it, ending by re-starting the computer and run the scan again - files attached. I have produced the fixit file but your method did not work so I copied your data to Notepad, named it...
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