slow installing programs after windws install on a new drive

March 29, 2015 at 07:44:12
Specs: Windows 7
I purchased a new hard drive so I backed up the old one, and installed Windows 7 32 bit on the new drive.
Now, when I try to install a program, it takes forever.
I tried re-installing Adobe XI Pro, and it will install (after twenty minutes of waiting) but won't run. I get error 16.
I don't know how to fix this problem. I have purchased driver update programs to be sure I have the latest drivers but it doesn't improve anything.
I have checked Internet speed and it is fine.
Any ideas?

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#1
March 29, 2015 at 08:56:53
No need to BUY driver updates. Drivers are normally available from the manufacturers sites and are the most reliable.

Post additional information about your computer hardware or brand and model.

"I purchased a new hard drive so I backed up the old one, and installed Windows 7 32 bit on the new drive."

Explain the above statement in more detail. Where and how did you backup the original hard drive?

Did you clone the new drive using your backup files or install a fresh copy of Windows 7 32 bit.

Error 16 may indicate you have the wrong drivers installed for your hardware.

Answer the above questions so we can determine how best to correct your issues.


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#2
March 29, 2015 at 09:13:30
Driver update programs should be avoided because they often get things wrong. As given, the correct place to get the right ones is your computer manufacturer (or motherboard manufacture if it is a home built PC).

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#3
March 29, 2015 at 10:45:53
I used EaseUS Todo backup workstation and backed up to another partition in my drive.

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.20Ghz with an Intel DP35DP motherboard. 2GB DDR2 RAM.

I built this PC.

My previous hard drive was 6 years old and I wanted to upgrade. Everything was working fine with the old hard drive. Same version of Windows 7.

Now, when I try to install a program from CD, it takes forever. Opening a program takes forever.

I reinstalled drivers from the CD that came with the motherboard.

I installed a fresh version of windows 7 and then restored from the backup.

Also now when I restart windows, even thought I took out the old hard drive, after the bios screen, there are 2 versions of Windows 7 showing but only the top one works when I choose.

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#4
March 29, 2015 at 11:48:03
Have a look in C:\Windows and see if there is a WindowsOLD showing. If so it should be safe to delete it, although it is difficult to see why an old version of Windows that you don't use should slow down things, unless you are very short of HD space.

Maybe removing the above defragging will help a bit.

Reading CD's and opening programs is not an internet issue so that is fairly reasonable. With internet the limiting factor is probably line speed.

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#5
March 29, 2015 at 13:03:15
If you installed a fresh copy of Windows 7, why did you restore the original copy of Windows 7?

Look in Windows Disk Management and see if you have 2 hard disks installed. If so, look at each to see what is on each of them. You can explore each of the disks by right clicking on the disk there and selecting Explore.

You may have both copies on the old disk.

Also, if you installed the drivers using the motherboard disk, why did you also use a third party driver program?

How much space remains on each of the disks?

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#6
March 29, 2015 at 13:30:42
I first tried cloning but it didn't seem to work, so I decided to just reinstall windows.
I did a back up and then reinstalled windows and did a restore from the back up.
I am sure that's what screwed it up. I did find a file called Windows.old and am deleting it to see if that will help. At this point, I am thinking about wiping the drive and starting over.

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#7
March 29, 2015 at 13:54:21
If you create a second partition for your programs you can backup the Windows and Programs partitions independently. This allows you to vary when you backup these partitions. Windows changes more frequently than your installed programs.

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#8
March 29, 2015 at 14:10:05
You may also want to seriously consider increasing the amount of RAM on the system to 8 Gig, or at least 4. 2 Gig isn't really sufficient to run Windows 7.

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#9
March 29, 2015 at 16:03:37
Ok, thanks for the help! It looks like this fixed the problem.

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#10
March 29, 2015 at 16:07:10
Good to hear. What was the fix in a nutshell?

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