Windows 7 suddenly morphs to professional

September 26, 2010 at 00:28:02
Specs: Windows 7, 2.27Gh/4GB
new msi notebook, Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed.
everything is wonderful for the honeymoon.
Then I tried Ubuntu. Ubuntu freezes up with any memory challenge. It didn't make the swap file that I assigned it when it made room for the partition.
Then, I notice, the hard drive is filling up on the Windows OS hard drive. It's about 180 GB for Windows7, but it says it's full and I only have about 6.5 GB of programming on it. I clicked on the hard drive and it's been saving 'backups' of the entire hard drive. Yet it refuses to back up on a seperate hard drive because it isn't 200 GB. I went from less than 5GB free space to 11GB. Wow.
I stopped the configuration that's making back ups of the system, and deleted most of these. I regained about 5 Gigabytes of space. I cannot access the BIOS to see if there are back-ups being saved there.
Another strange thing is I purchased the system installed as a Windows 7 Home Premium and now It says it is Windows 7 Professional. I don't have a Windows 7 Professional disk.
MSI Notebook with Windows 7 pre-installed Home Premium Edition 32 bit
i5 (4 core?), 4G RAM, 2.27 Gh,

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#1
September 26, 2010 at 06:20:45
'Then I tried Ubuntu. Ubuntu freezes up with any memory challenge.'

Why on earth would you try that? Makes no sense to me.

You can make a recovery disc for free.
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo...

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#2
September 26, 2010 at 08:43:16
If you wanted to try Ubuntu, all you had to do was boot into Win7, then pop in the Ubuntu disk & select "install inside Windows". No partitioning or formating would have been necessary.

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#3
September 26, 2010 at 11:53:14
you might just save all your files, and then run a factory restore, that should set your machine to state it was in, on the day you bought it,
you can read your manual or check the msi website for how to do a factory restore, usually you tap an F key at boot, i think for msi it maybe F3..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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