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Windows 7: Reusing a master HDD with corrupt OS as a slave...couple questions!

01 Dec 2012   #21
gregrocker

 

The reason UAC is important for all but the most experienced users is if a rogue infection tries to run something you will be prompted with UAC and hopefully notice that something is running that you didn't initiate.


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01 Dec 2012   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

As I said, Once the install is done and setup the way you like it, you can turn it back on.
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01 Dec 2012   #23
gregrocker

 

That's fine. I was just sharing how I learned the hard way not to turn off friends' and family's UAC and stopped offering it as an option here.
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01 Dec 2012   #24
Lauratron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

So far, so good--my husband's OEM disc worked just fine, and we're currently--slowly--taking care of the updates. We've already witnessed the dramatic startup speed of the SSD; way awesome!

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3. I move all user files (Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos) to the HDD. The best way is to make new folders on the HDD with those respective names and move your stuff into the respective folders. Then you right click on each folder and INCLUDE it into the repective library.
By clicking include, does it make a copy on the SSD and the HDD? Or does that just re-designate where to send the files to (in this case, the HDD instead of the SSD)?
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01 Dec 2012   #25
gregrocker

 

Once you copy your User folders from backup onto the HD, rightclick each to include in the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

Keep the empty User folder on C in the same library so you can see if anything is written there and simply drag it over to D.
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01 Dec 2012   #26
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

It will no longer be on the SSD. It just re-designates the library where to look for the files. In this case it would be on the HDD instead of the SSD.
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01 Dec 2012   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It will actually not re-designate the original folders. Those will stay put but will be empty - except the Documents folder that some programs use as repository for small files. The new folders on the HDD will be an extra entry in the library which YOU will use as repository for your files.

You'll see, it works very well.

The alternative would be to change the location of reference of the original folders - and that can be messy.
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02 Dec 2012   #28
Lauratron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think we've applied all/most of everyone's suggestions. We still need to reformat my old hard drive today.

The latest head scratcher is that sometimes when we restart, we get an error message. On the 'Loading Operating System...' screen, it sits there for a good 5-10 seconds and then gives the message:

A disk read error occurred
Pres Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart

On the last restart we just did, this happened two times in a row. Anyone have any ideas what might be causing that?
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02 Dec 2012   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do you get that message when you boot from the SSD.
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02 Dec 2012   #30
Lauratron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do you get that message when you boot from the SSD.
Yes. We don't even have the old HDD installed back in yet.
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