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1 . Windows 7 Professional (includes 32 & 64-bit versions) lets
you run Windows XP productivity
programs in Windows XP Mode, recover data easily with automatic
backups to your home or
business network, connect to company networks effortlessly and more
2 . Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop
navigation; start programs faster
and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often
3 . Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever
with Internet Explorer 8
Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC
4 . Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer
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|Processor||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC|
|RAM||1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit|
|Hard disk space||16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS|
|Graphics card||DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver|
How To Start Windows 7 Using Last Known Good Configuration?
1 . Press the F8 Key at the Windows 7 Splash Screen
Last Known Good Configuration, or LKGC for short, is a way in which
you can start Windows 7 if you're having trouble starting it
normally. Last Known Good Configuration loads the drivers and
registry data that worked the last time you successfully started
and then shut down Windows 7.
To start Windows 7 using Last Known Good Configuration, press the
F8 key just as, or just before, the Windows 7 splash screen starts
to load. This will load theAdvanced Boot Options menu.
Tip: It's really easy to miss the small window of opportunity to
press F8. If you see the Windows 7 animation begin, it's too late.
If you don't press F8 in time, wait until the Windows 7 login
screen appears and restart the computer from there. Do not login.
If you do, and then shut down Windows 7, you'll lose any benefit of
Important: The biggest caveat with Last Known Good Configuration is
that it's only valuable if Windows 7 was working as you'd expect
the last time you properly shut it down. So if you've started
Windows 7, tried to troubleshoot a problem, and then shut it down
again with the problem uncorrected, Last Known Good Configuration
won't help. So the most important advice I can give is to use LKGC
as one of the very first troubleshooting steps for driver problems
and issues like Blue Screens of Death.
2 . Choose Last Known Good Configuration
On the Advanced Boot Options menu for Windows 7, use your arrow
keys on your keyboard to highlight Last Known Good Configuration
Tip: As I mentioned in the last step, it's incredibly easy to miss
the opportunity to enter the Advanced Boot Options menu. If Windows
7 starts normally, or doesn't start at all, depending on the issue
you're troubleshooting, then just reboot the computer without
logging in to Windows 7 and then give the F8 key a shot again.
3. Wait for Windows 7 to Start
Wait while Windows 7 starts, hopefully normally. It shouldn't take
much longer than you're used to.
Unlike starting Windows 7 in Safe Mode, there are no scary looking
lists of system files running down the screen as Windows starts
with Last Known Good Configuration. Remember, all you're doing is
rewinding driver and registry settings to those that worked the
last time Windows 7 was shut down properly.
4 . Login to Your Account
Log in to the same Windows 7 account that you usually use.
If Windows 7 wasn't starting at all, and you've reached this point,
it's a good sign that Last Known Good Configuration is going to
solve, or at least get you closer to solving, the problem you were
If your problem didn't start until later on, you'll have to wait
until the next step to see if LKGC did you any good.
5 . Check to See if the Problem is Solved
At this point, Windows 7 has loaded "known good" driver and
registry configuration data so you'll now need to test to see if
the problem went away.
If Windows 7 wasn't booting whatsoever, congratulations, it looks
like Last Known Good Configuration worked like a charm.
Otherwise, you'll need to test to see if the problem you were
having reoccurs. For example, if you experienced a BSOD when you
entered Control Panel, give it a try. If you tried updating a
Windows 7 driver and your sound quit working, try it out now.
Still Having the Same Problem?
If Last Known Good Configuration didn't fix the problem, trying it
again won't be of much use. Last Known Good Configuration is only
good once since, unfortunately, Windows 7 doesn't store multiple
configurations into the past.
In most cases, your next option is to use System Restore. See How
To Use System Restore to Undo System Changes in Windows 7 if you
need help. However, if you were following a troubleshooting guide
specific to the problem you're having, your best option is to go
back to that troubleshooting and continue as directed.
Another idea, especially if you're out of other options, is to
check out my Get More Help page for information about contacting me
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