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Windows 7: reinstall without discs

05 Jan 2015   #11
Scallywag355

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Maxie

I may seem a tad slow here, by images do you mean archiving?

I do have an external HD with which I used to archive my Office 2007 files on my old PC; and it used to show them as being there before it “died”
But when I connected it up to this replacement, my normal files (photos, letters etc) were there but no sign of the Outlook Office files?

I’m sure I will get there but yes I have learnt a hard lesson, back it up and back it up again; reminiscent of the old Win 95 & 98 where you had to save at regular intervals before “blue screen of death” would appear

(I still have a an old PC that runs on Win 98 for a Wissen program I sometimes use)

A good and interesting learning curve, thanks for the assist!
Regards
Richard


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05 Jan 2015   #12
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Richard ... When you take an image of a hard drive, the image is an exact replica of your computer at the time the image was taken ... I do one every week always think prevention is better than cure ...
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05 Jan 2015   #13
Scallywag355

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Maxie

You are going to think me a bit thick, but how do you take an "image"?
It is not something I have ever heard mentioned before, but seems a wise move (that being you know what it is!!)

Richard
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05 Jan 2015   #14
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

No problem Richard ... Read the Tutorial below ... There are also other links at the bottom of the page which you will find useful ...


Imaging with free Macrium
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05 Jan 2015   #15
Scallywag355

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Maxie

Promise I will leave you in peace (for a time!) while I do some serious reading.
I’m going to pick up another of these, they are cheap and I can get one for pennies as it has a very small HD; which of course I am going to ditch (or maybe use as the place to store the OS)

But I would prefer to play with something that I can afford to wreak (or improve)
We will see!!

Take care & thanks
Richard
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05 Jan 2015   #16
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Richard that is why we are here it is to Help in any which way we can

Drives have become really cheap ... I am sure you know where to pick one up at a reasonable price ..
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06 Jan 2015   #17
Scallywag355

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Maxie

As a man once said in a crappy film "I'll be back"!
Bet your sweet life I will be back once I have got the info stuffed in between my ears, assimilated and largely understood

I rebuilt my old Yamaha motorbike via various forums and a big dose of YouTube; which begs the question what did we (and our fathers before us) do before 'tinernet??

Take care and thanks, will speak again of that I am very sure!!
Richard
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