View Full Version : Re-installing Windows or IE without Disk???!?11
11-23-2005, 04:58 AM
Is it possible... Is there any way I can get a fresh install... WITHOUT reinstalling all of my programs and whatnot... WITHout the disk??!?1
I am having MASSIVE problems with IE and windows in general.. My computer won't shutdown... it freezes everytime it gets to the "Windows is Shutting Down" screen, I can't load LOTs of different media types from the net without freezing... I can't install WIndows Media Connect...
and I am having a lot of other problems as well....
stop downloading spyware. fuck IE. thats why your fucking computer is broken. your using that excuse for a web browser. as for your question, nope. you need to start over. your shit is infested.
11-23-2005, 05:22 AM
And why wouldn't you re-install? A fresh IE install will most likely do dick and it sounds like you have more serious problems. I take it you have run a full virus and spyware scan? If those come up clean, there is a chance some DLL's have been overwritten, registry entries have gone awry (use CCleaner to have a look at the registry) etc etc. You cannot install Windows without a disk or a network install however, since it needs to get the files from somewhere. If you have a valid license, simply download an ISO from a torrent site and install using your license. Take backup of whatever you may need (general tip, never have c: as your only drive and store all the things you need on a separate drive leaving C: for system files only. This simplifies the job of reinstalls immensly) and then boot the CD and install.
Though, if you have any specific error messages I could look into them for you.
11-23-2005, 05:23 AM
Heckyl did take a more direct approach :)
He's right though, drop IE.
11-23-2005, 05:26 AM
well.. I actually use Firefox and opera... I don't use IE...
and it looks like I might have to actually BUY a copy of windows... becuase I am not sure of the licsense KEY...
and its not any particular error... just random shit that happens... I am gonna pick up an external HD and a fresh copy of windows.... move all my shit onto the fresh drive... then do a complete reinstall
11-23-2005, 05:27 AM
the main thing that is bugging me... I am trying to install windows media connect... to hook up my 360 and PC... and I can't get it to work..
11-23-2005, 05:41 AM
I am trying to do this... it instantly freezes when the program runs... and I can't get the activeX method to run on ANY browser
11-23-2005, 07:04 AM
heh.... I think my problem is pretty bad...
I can't even run windows update.... SUCKS!!!
anytime I hit the button to update... it freezes
11-23-2005, 10:28 AM
Dude, do you know what WGA is? You have to have a valid Windows license or else it won't work. It validates your installation and marks Windows as being "genuine". If you don't have a license you won't get the software.
You can still get Windows update through the automagic mechanism, but not by visiting the web page, and if the software you want to install requires a valid license you're in trouble.
11-23-2005, 10:28 AM
Though, there are ways around it, do a quick search on google, I can have a look/see later if you don't find anything.
11-23-2005, 06:05 PM
aight... I did some bootlegging... lol... I got it to be genuine... I got windows update to work from the site... I got my shit to restart.... and I got shit to work on da web...
still no worky with 360 though.... its all good
11-24-2005, 03:03 AM
Buy a desktop
11-24-2005, 03:44 AM
Thinking of it...
You guys should help me pick out parts to build a super cheap super bad ass desktop
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