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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

15 Mar 2013   #991
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good deal. This lappy has quite some muscle. I really don't use the laptops which are mostly used by my wife. I prefer the big 22" screen of the desktop.


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15 Mar 2013   #992
VTX1800N1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yep, the CPU hits 3.0 GHz when needed. Desktop replacement. 2 USB 3.0, a USB 2.0, and a combo USB 2.0/eSATA port. I don't use my desktop anymore, but I will probably build one again sometime in the not too distant future. I think my next purchase will be a tablet. Probably the Transformer 700.
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15 Mar 2013   #993
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have a little Nexus 7 tablet which works very well. My use of the tablet is very different than the use of the PC.

I use it mainly on trips for navigation, trip planning, phone calls via VoIP (I have no cell phone), checking the mail and some diddling on the internet. Although I have a bluetooth keyboard (mainly for the wife), I would not attempt to do any serious work on a tablet - too finagle.

I like the 7" form factor because I can stick it into my jacket pocket. Those 10"+ devices are too big for that. And the Nexus was only $230 for a 32GB model. The quadcore Tegra 3 in combination with Android is very fast.
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25 Apr 2013   #994
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey,

A quick question about this software, my current set up is that i have an SSD as my OS drive with a couple of different software programs installed e.g. Word and 1 or 2 games and i have a 1TB HDD with all my data. I moved the default location of my user files, My Documents, Temp folder and Program Files over to this drive. What i wanted to know is if i image my drives would i be able to just restore the images to other drives (Example a new SSD and HDD) and everything will go back to being as it was? A friend recommended Acronis as well.

Regards
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25 Apr 2013   #995
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RaviR View Post
Hey,

A quick question about this software, my current set up is that i have an SSD as my OS drive with a couple of different software programs installed e.g. Word and 1 or 2 games and i have a 1TB HDD with all my data. I moved the default location of my user files, My Documents, Temp folder and Program Files over to this drive. What i wanted to know is if i image my drives would i be able to just restore the images to other drives (Example a new SSD and HDD) and everything will go back to being as it was? A friend recommended Acronis as well.

Regards
How did you move default location? By using junction points? Or just by changing registry values and drag and drop?
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25 Apr 2013   #996
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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25 Apr 2013   #997
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So you just redirected TMP and TEMP environment variables.

How did you move the other folders exactly?
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25 Apr 2013   #998
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You did modify TMP and TEMP environment variables. Maybe created junction points as well for other folders. Maybe modified registry settings. Maybe changed the explorer libraries.

No matter what you did... all is working now I assume. Assume it's pointing to disk F now.... you can backup and restore F to any disk you want without issues. As long as the correct drive is called F in win7!!! You can change drive letters using "disk management".
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25 Apr 2013   #999
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yup@environment variables.
For Program Files change the registry value and for My Documents create a new folder where you want the My Documents folders to go then right click the original folder e.g My Documents, My Music etc then go to the Location tab and set the location to a new folder that you created. User Folders - Change Default Location

Yup everything is working, i can't remember which thread i followed exactly as it was a couple months ago but the main idea was to get as much off the SSD to optimize performance.
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25 Apr 2013   #1000
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do you mean this Kaktussoft?
User Folders - Change Default Location
Oops, Ravir is quicker.
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