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26 Dec 2012   #11
A Guy

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26 Dec 2012   #12
great white

Win7 SP1 x86
 
 

Weel, not being too fussy I downloaded anbd tried the first file in the "8 tools" article.

Results?



Weeelllll.......

Seems I've got a few restore points hanging around.

As in; way too many!

Or are those files something else besides restore points?

Date creaated 2008 is a bit confusing, unless that's a bunch of left over vista restore points (in which case I really don't need those).

Anyone know if I can just trash the files and creat a new single restore point for this point forward?

I don't need the 55 gb of space but I'd rather not be wasting it either. It just doesn't feel right having useless info clotting up the arteries if it doesn't need to be there.....
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26 Dec 2012   #13
great white

Win7 SP1 x86
 
 

Nevermind, got it.

Used disck cleanup and ",ore options". Windows cleaned out all the backup files except the last one automatically.

Total disc usage is now just a touch under 34 GB.....
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26 Dec 2012   #14
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

34GB seems more like it, a fresh clean install on my machine with all updates users and basic programs uses 33.3 GB and backs up to produce a system image around 15 GB
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26 Dec 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Another reason why a Clean Install Windows 7 should always be from a booted installer, deleting all partitions to start fresh.

We do it right here.
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27 Dec 2012   #16
great white

Win7 SP1 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Another reason why a Clean Install Windows 7 should always be from a booted installer, deleting all partitions to start fresh.

We do it right here.
When I checked the files, I only had system restore points from the installation of programs after win 7 install. The 25-30 Gb were after install, not leftovers. I have a fair number of programs installed for work and play and they're not light ones either (ie: photoshop, web designers, etc).

I'm not trying to be rude, but "i told you so" is never cool no matter how you say it.

From what I see on the forums, you're a helpful guy. Now admittedly, I'm new here but that comment seems "out of character".....have I done something to offend you?
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27 Dec 2012   #17
great white

Win7 SP1 x86
 
 

On a more positive note: once the system was cleaned down, I was able to make a system image no problems on the 80 Gb backup drive I have installed in the case expressly for that purpose.

Now it just sits there nice and quiet, ready for the next "electro-apocolypse"......
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27 Dec 2012   #18
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Glad to hear you got it all sorted mate, those image backups are so handy when it all goes tits up, you would be amazed how many people dont do it

Think you may have taken gregs comment slightly the wrong way he is a definate pusher of the clean install as we all are but i dont think thats an i told you so more a recommendation, gregs a top bloke and you can see from his post count he has helped thousands of people of his own good will in his spare time, just say thanks to everyone that helps and they will keep helping
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27 Dec 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

I pointed out that you had not followed the most fundamental step in a Clean Reinstall which is to boot the installer. You waved this away as though it is inconsequential because you like your new install. This annoyed me but I continued to help you.

Then you started finding strange anomalies which may or may not be related so I remind you that you failed the very most basic step to Clean Reinstall, and that we prefer to do it right here at the top site on the web for this specialty.

For this you presume to upbraid my manner as though I am under any obligation to cater to your preferences.

I get along fine with those who care to learn, don't ask for help and then quibble with it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2012   #20
great white

Win7 SP1 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I pointed out that you had not followed the most fundamental step in a Clean Reinstall which is to boot the installer. You waved this away as though it is inconsequential because you like your new install. This annoyed me but I continued to help you.

Then you started finding strange anomalies which may or may not be related so I remind you that you failed the very most basic step to Clean Reinstall, and that we prefer to do it right here at the top site on the web for this specialty.

For this you presume to upbraid my manner as though I am under any obligation to cater to your preferences.

I get along fine with those who care to learn, don't ask for help and then quibble with it.
Not to belabor a point, but; I simply posted and wasn't looking for advice. Hence the statement more of a "blog" but feel free to comment statement. Not a solicitation for advice, but a friendly invitation to talk.

You returned on the first post with you should have done a clean install and then this took off an running.

I didn't "ask for advice and then quibble about it". You offered it and I thanked you for it, then went my own way.

Then came a couple other posts pointing out what I was doing wrong when, in fact, i was doing what was required to get my system working. IE: updating drivers. I had lost functions of devices because windows had installed a more generic version. The usb key board is one example; no media center, no shortcut buttons, no mouse auto scroll, etc.

If you don't like that I didn't follow your route then so be it, the world is full of different ways to do things. Some right, some wrong and some just different.

If that doesn't sit well with you then maybe we should just agree to disagree, digitally shake hands, part ways here and call it a wash rather than get into some kind of internet argument. I have no desire for that sort of thing.

Or maybe we just got off on the wrong foot. It just life and it happens sometimes.

Either way, as far as I'm concerned; No harm, no foul.


Cheers
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