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Annyone else having issues with Windows 7 lately #5236157 10/10/19 05:27 PM
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For years I never had a single problem with my Windows 7 Professional. Now in the last couple of weeks I am having issues with corrupt windows files, disc issues and so on. My surfing habits have not changed which makes me wonder what is going on. Anyone having similar issues??

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Sounds like it could be the hard drive going south. You have any hard drive health checking tools?

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Run the windows memory diagnostic. Failing memory will definitely cause corrupt files.

Also, it could be your power supply going bad too.


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Re: Annyone else having issues with Windows 7 lately [Re: 007] #5236226 10/10/19 06:54 PM
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Agreed, in order of likelihood given the systems it is either drive failure (or bad cable connection to it), bad PSU, or memory.

I would stop running windows in case it gets worse to the point of corrupting important files or failing to quite booting.

Instead I'd boot to a flash drive/etc to run memtest86+ and again to run a HDD diagnostic. If you have another drive then I'd do a testbed install of Win7 on it. If you have another system then I'd clone your current HDD/SSD to it, BUT if there is already significant file corruption, there may be no smooth sailing until you reinstall the OS after the problem is pinpointed and fixed.

Of course you could just restore your partition backup, which we all make regularly, right? wink

Re: Annyone else having issues with Windows 7 lately [Re: 007] #5236379 10/10/19 09:16 PM
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Lately there has been a couple of updates and my Win 7 will hardly run. Doesn't respond to commands. Just seems to lock up. Takes a very long time to do anything. Wonder if it is the updates?

Re: Annyone else having issues with Windows 7 lately [Re: 007] #5236492 10/10/19 11:52 PM
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FWIW:

Support for Windows 7 ends 1-14-2020

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Originally Posted by Dave9


Of course you could just restore your partition backup, which we all make regularly, right? wink


Why YES we do !! Emergency boot image to USB flashdrive, and full backup to Carbonite.

Re: Annyone else having issues with Windows 7 lately [Re: loneryder] #5236546 10/11/19 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by loneryder
Lately there has been a couple of updates and my Win 7 will hardly run. Doesn't respond to commands. Just seems to lock up. Takes a very long time to do anything. Wonder if it is the updates?

I have similar issues. The more they "update" it, the worse it runs. Now I get that pop up that say's, "Windows is searching for a solution to the problem". Windows NEVER finds ANY solution to ANY problem. I just wait a minute or 2 and it comes back. I just wish they would stop "improving" it.

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FWIW: Support for Windows 7 ends 1-14-2020

Good. Perhaps when they stop "supporting it", it will start running better.

Re: Annyone else having issues with Windows 7 lately [Re: 007] #5236615 10/11/19 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 007
For years I never had a single problem with my Windows 7 Professional. Now in the last couple of weeks I am having issues with corrupt windows files, disc issues and so on. My surfing habits have not changed which makes me wonder what is going on. Anyone having similar issues??

I would clone asap.


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Just had my computer checked. It was found that the last few Microsoft updates were an issue. Seems they were back loaded with a lot of junk. I am no expert but I can say since things were deleted and/or cleaned everything is fine. Tech told me that many were having the same issue within the last month. I will get a new laptop in the near future but I DO NOT TRUST Microsoft! Funny how the same thing happened when XP was replaced!

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What do you have against Windows 10?

Re: Annyone else having issues with Windows 7 lately [Re: 007] #5237536 10/12/19 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by 007
Just had my computer checked. It was found that the last few Microsoft updates were an issue. Seems they were back loaded with a lot of junk. I am no expert but I can say since things were deleted and/or cleaned everything is fine. Tech told me that many were having the same issue within the last month. I will get a new laptop in the near future but I DO NOT TRUST Microsoft! Funny how the same thing happened when XP was replaced!


That's strange because my Windows 7 seems to be running fine, and it has all recent updates. One thing I do is wait awhile when an update comes out before I install it. If there's an issue with the update Microsoft typically hears about it and pushes out a fixed version.

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Originally Posted by 007
Just had my computer checked. It was found that the last few Microsoft updates were an issue. Seems they were back loaded with a lot of junk. I am no expert but I can say since things were deleted and/or cleaned everything is fine. Tech told me that many were having the same issue within the last month. I will get a new laptop in the near future but I DO NOT TRUST Microsoft! Funny how the same thing happened when XP was replaced!


That's strange because my Windows 7 seems to be running fine, and it has all recent updates. One thing I do is wait awhile when an update comes out before I install it. If there's an issue with the update Microsoft typically hears about it and pushes out a fixed version.


Just sharing my experience and what I was told. If your system works fine that's a good thing!

Re: Annyone else having issues with Windows 7 lately [Re: 007] #5238814 10/13/19 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 007
Just had my computer checked. It was found that the last few Microsoft updates were an issue. Seems they were back loaded with a lot of junk. I am no expert but I can say since things were deleted and/or cleaned everything is fine. Tech told me that many were having the same issue within the last month. I will get a new laptop in the near future but I DO NOT TRUST Microsoft! Funny how the same thing happened when XP was replaced!


That sounds like a lot of "we ran disk cleanup but had to make it sound like we did more" language. Windows updates aren't "back-loaded" with junk, and I'm not even sure what that statement is supposed to mean shrug They replace files with bugs/vulnerabilities with updated versions that don't (or they haven't been discovered yet).

You really should take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10.


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