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


20 Mar 2012   #11

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
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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 Windows 7 backup image externally so you can reimage your HD or its replacement in 20 minutes if Windows 7 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 Windows 7 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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