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  1. #101


    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Simrick, I am not sure it would un corrupt system files, but it would strip out third party drivers. It should work the same in 7,8 or 10.
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    Okay - one more image, dinner and then I'll try it!

    BTW - is there anything that driver verifier collected that I can grab for you?

    If this sysprep doesn't work, I will probably reset, and if that doesn't work I will clean install tomorrow. If that doesn't work, maybe I'll upgrade to W10...LOL

    EDIT: What will happen with activation? This came with W8.1Homex64 pre-loaded so I assume the key is in the BIOS. Will it pick that up when initializing?

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  2. #102


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
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    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    All of my experience is with Windows 7, for that. But, if you use the Toshiba media and put in the COA key, it should automatically activate. If you do a clean install with Microsoft Media, it will still activate, but you will usually have to make a phone call.
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  3. #103


    Attachment 65557

    Think these might hold a clue?
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  4. #104


    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    All of my experience is with Windows 7, for that. But, if you use the Toshiba media and put in the COA key, it should automatically activate. If you do a clean install with Microsoft Media, it will still activate, but you will usually have to make a phone call.
    Yes, but doing the sysprep, will that have any effect on the activation? Or, is that one of the things we're testing out here as well?
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  5. #105


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
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    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    We're just testing whether sysprep will fix the problem. You will have to reactivate after sysprep, but it should be no big deal.

    It looks like you are having a problem with Microsoft Office. The GWX should be simple to fix. Either get rid of it or upgrade to Windows 10. I would see if we can get Windows 8 running right before upgrading to 10. Any problems with 8 may be carried over to 10. If you would rather do a repair install/clean install instead of trying sysprep, I don't have a problem at all. You've spent enough time on this already. Just do a clean install of Windows 8.1 and be done with it.
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  6. #106


    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    We're just testing whether sysprep will fix the problem. You will have to reactivate after sysprep, but it should be no big deal.
    Well, I think I can start doing my happy dance.



    First I did a simple repair of Office (not the online repair). Then, I ended up doing an in-place upgrade/reinstall, with the W8.1 ISO, keeping all programs and files. Then, because the disk usage was still a problem for the first 3 minutes, I started hacking away at the program files and registry entries of Norton Anti-Theft. Remember, this program came with the computer, was never installed, would not uninstall, and would not run either. BINGO! Startup is fast, disk pegged usage drops within the first 45 seconds of reaching the desktop, and closing/opening the lid is fast to the desktop now. I am making some images now. Then I will reinstall some of the stuff I uninstalled that he needs.

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    It looks like you are having a problem with Microsoft Office.
    Hopefully that is fixed now.

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    The GWX should be simple to fix. Either get rid of it or upgrade to Windows 10. I would see if we can get Windows 8 running right before upgrading to 10. Any problems with 8 may be carried over to 10.
    Agreed. The last thing I want is carry-over problems. The GWX is gone for the time being. I'm sure it will be back soon enough. I will do the upgrade to W10 in a few months.

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    If you would rather do a repair install/clean install instead of trying sysprep, I don't have a problem at all. You've spent enough time on this already. Just do a clean install of Windows 8.1 and be done with it.
    Yeah, this was a LOT of time, and a LOT of help (thanks!), but I am SO GLAD I don't have to reinstall all his programs and data...

    One question: There are still a few Norton/Symantec keys in the registry that I can't delete (won't allow), so do you know how I get rid of them? I couldn't even get rid of them in safe mode.

    Thanks!!
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  7. #107


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    I doubt it would get it completely, but did you try the Norton Removal Tool ?https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...rProfile_en_us

    Great news. Sounds like you may get off easier than you expected. Great work. I don't think I helped very much. You did all of the work. Great job.
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  8. #108


    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    I doubt it would get it completely, but did you try the Norton Removal Tool ?https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...rProfile_en_us

    Great news. Sounds like you may get off easier than you expected. Great work. I don't think I helped very much. You did all of the work. Great job.
    Good idea. I found this and I think it helped too
    Norton Anti-Theft cannot be uninstalled | Norton Community


    1. Download the Norton Removal Tool (NRT)
    2. Reboot the computer into safe mode (for windows 8.x see this page (link is external)).
    3. Uninstall any Norton Security products using NRT.
    4. From Folder options un-hide hidden files and OS protected system files (sow hidden files).
    5. Navigate to C:/Program Files and manually delete all the folders under the name Norton / Norton Installer/ Symantec.
    6. Navigate to C:/Program Files and common files and delete all the folders with the name Norton / Norton Installer/ Symantec.
    7. Navigate to C:/Program data and delete all the folders with the name Norton / Norton Installer/ Symantec.
    8. Navigate to C:/users/ (user1 / user2/user 3) delete all the folders with the name Norton / Norton Installer/ Symantec.
    9. Clear the prefetch folder.
    10. Open Regedit.
      • Make a BACKUP of your registry before making any changes!

    11. Navigate to HKCU/Software and delete all the folders with the name Norton / Norton Installer/ Symantec.
    12. Navigate to HKLM/Software and delete all the folders with the name Norton / Norton Installer/ Symantec.
    13. Run NRT once again and restart the computer.

    That is all, after rebooting you may still have show NAT as being installed, but you can hide that from Programs and Features. The application is not really there and it cannot run.


    Going to try the W10 upgrade now. It was trying to force it on me before I was ready....now that I've tried to do it once, it's failed......LOL
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  9. #109


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
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    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    Are all the Windows updates installed, can you run sfc and dism? If you have a 3rd party anti virus, uninstall it first. Then reinstall it after the upgrade.
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  10. #110


    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Are all the Windows updates installed, can you run sfc and dism? If you have a 3rd party anti virus, uninstall it first. Then reinstall it after the upgrade.
    All done!
    Upgraded and making system image now...sfc /scannow came out clean.

    I find it troubling that, although the W10 upgrade was listed in the "optional updates", it was automatically checked to install, even though W10 was not reserved on this system.

    I'll mark the thread solved. Thanks for all the help!
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