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Windows 7: cpu usage suddenly high and laptop running very hot

20 Mar 2012   #11
brianjohnstone

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

cheers again for the help guys, ive now done a full clean install and after lunch im going to make a complete clone of my os hard drive to keep in my gig bag, that way should anything ever go wrong, its a case of 6 screws and im back up and running.


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20 Mar 2012   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Hi Brian - Congrats on the Clean Reinstall!

As it says in the Clean Reinstall tutorial the modern way to do that is to save a Win7 backup image externally so you can reimage your HD or its replacement in 20 minutes if Win7 becomes unbootable. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Keep a separate backup of data, or link data to libraries from another partition, so that it is current if forced to reimage due to Win7 becoming irreparable. You can automate this backup or simply drag the active User folders to external periodically. Backup User and System Files
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