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Windows 7 help please


Cephus 10 2.2k England
31 Dec 2011 1:54PM
I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Laptop. Each time I switch on I get a message indicating that a new device has been detected and installation of the appropriate software has been unsuccessful. There are no external devices connected to the laptop.

How can I stop this from happening??

Is it just me or does Windows 7 suck?? Sad

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
31 Dec 2011 2:05PM

Quote:Is it just me or does Windows 7 suck??


Yup. As did Vista. I find it significant that there is talk of a Windows 8 shipping in 2012 - and so 'soon' (in relative terms) after launch of v7..
cambirder 10 7.2k England
31 Dec 2011 2:08PM
Its probably a dodgy bit of hardware in your PC that Windows does not recognise as already being installed and tries but fails to instal it every time you boot it up.

If you go to Control panel > Find and fix problems > Configure device you should hopefully find what is causing the problem.
cambirder 10 7.2k England
31 Dec 2011 2:09PM

Quote:Yup. As did Vista


You must be joking, 7 is nothing like the piece of poo Vista was
Cephus 10 2.2k England
31 Dec 2011 2:19PM

Quote:Its probably a dodgy bit of hardware in your PC that Windows does not recognise as already being installed and tries but fails to instal it every time you boot it up.

If you go to Control panel > Find and fix problems > Configure device you should hopefully find what is causing the problem.




I tried this but all it does is tell me that there is a problem but cant fix it.

Thanks for your input. Smile
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 2:22PM

Quote:I find it significant that there is talk of a Windows 8 shipping in 2012


I don't. Microsoft want to quickly capitalise on the big success of the tile interface of the Windows phone.


Quote:As did Vista


Really. Why does Windows 7 suck Mike? Do you use Windows 7. I've only ever hear you praising the Mac.

Cephus open the Device Manager to find the name of the dodgy device. Dell probably have an update for it. It's not Windows' fault.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
31 Dec 2011 2:38PM

Quote:I've only ever hear you praising the Mac.


Really? You must keep up Chris. Wink


Quote:Do you use Windows 7


Yes - at least I support my son's laptop running it! Grin
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 2:52PM
So you only use it when your son has a problem? Hardly going to give you a balanced view? I know my nephew downloads everything and anything despite all warnings.

What sucks about it Mike?
Zatoichi 5 707 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 2:57PM

Quote:I tried this but all it does is tell me that there is a problem but cant fix it.


Not like windows Tongue It'll probably fix itself after a few reboots, windows seems to confuse itself a lot, but given the number of windows advocates and experts surely one one them has a solution?
redsnappa 12 2.0k United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 3:00PM

Quote:Each time I switch on I get a message indicating that a new device has been detected and installation of the appropriate software has been unsuccessful


This behaviour normally ocurs where a device driver has not been installed or is not compatible with Windows 7.

You can check for this by going into device manager, items that don't have correct drivers installed will be marked with a yellow exclamation mark.

To access device manager open control panel, click system then click Device manager
Cephus 10 2.2k England
31 Dec 2011 4:56PM

Quote:This behaviour normally ocurs where a device driver has not been installed or is not compatible with Windows 7.

You can check for this by going into device manager, items that don't have correct drivers installed will be marked with a yellow exclamation mark.

To access device manager open control panel, click system then click Device manager



@ redsnappa Thanks for your help, it was an unknown imaging device possibly an non compatible scanner I tried to install earlier.


But I still think Windows 7 Sucks. Tongue
MeanGreeny 9 3.7k England
31 Dec 2011 5:13PM

Quote:it was an unknown imaging device possibly an non compatible scanner I tried to install earlier.


But I still think Windows 7 Sucks. Tongue



Don't you just love it when people show off their communication skills and in-depth knowledge of IT & computing ..................... publicly?
redsnappa 12 2.0k United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 5:20PM
You install a device that is incompatible with Win 7 then moans when it does not work. Typical of some people.


Quote:But I still think Windows 7 Sucks

Instead of just sitting there and moaning and wingeing get of your ass and do somthing about it.

No one forces you to use Windows, you do have a choice, for instance you could format your hard drive to get rid of Windows 7 and install linux on your dell computer or do a web search for 'hackingtosh' and install Mac OSX.
CaptivePhotons 11 1.6k 2 England
31 Dec 2011 5:27PM

Quote:you do have a choice,


Yeah, buy a mac, Chris_L and Swwills will asssit you in your quest should you need advice.
BigRick 9 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2011 5:30PM

Quote:This behaviour normally ocurs where a device driver has not been installed or is not compatible with Windows 7.

You can check for this by going into device manager, items that don't have correct drivers installed will be marked with a yellow exclamation mark.

To access device manager open control panel, click system then click Device manager

@ redsnappa Thanks for your help, it was an unknown imaging device possibly an non compatible scanner I tried to install earlier.


But I still think Windows 7 Sucks. Tongue



Then you are using it wrong, or your machine isnt good enough to run it?

Its the best windows operating system yet IMO.... i have had NO faults with mine, and use it Daily.... it installs faster and easier than previous versions, and is alot smoother when running too.

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