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Windows 7: Windows Startup Repair query

03 Nov 2014   #51
gregrocker

 

That's a huge amount of System Restore space allotted. I've never seen more than 20% set and that's really high. Try 10% to see if it builds enough Restore points to your satisfaction.

It refers strangely to System Image backups stored on the drive as though it knows there are some. Are there? I would offload those if so.

I would get rid of storage and User folders on an SSD before I'd cut into System features like Hibernate which works so well in Win7. I also like to keep paging file at System Managed and on the SSD for best performance. Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums


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03 Nov 2014   #52
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have reduced it to 10%, but still my free space is only 174GB. Should I see a change in this?

In relation to System Image Backups, I have not done amy of these, so that seems weird does it? Should I delete the restore points in that window or it that a no no?
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03 Nov 2014   #53
gregrocker

 

You may need to reset System Protection by turning it off and back on to regain the space and start building new points. If you need a backup in its place you can save an image externally first.

You can also see a graphical picture of the drive's contents by running and studying WinDirStat.
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17 Nov 2014   #54
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi again,

I have my laptop up and running with all my programs installed. Everything is working great so far and I'm liking the SSD which has my programs on it, and my separate hard drive for my data. I think it would be a good idea to do a System Image. Would you recommend this? Just in case it happens to fail on me and to save me having to reinstall everything again.

I just want to ask is there a specific way I should go about doing this as I have the two separate drives setup?

Cheers,

Paul
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17 Nov 2014   #55
gregrocker

 

Always a good idea. I'd use Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums.

Other tips here to get a keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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17 Nov 2014   #56
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Always a good idea. I'd use Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums.

Other tips here to get a keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7
Great, thanks for the links Greg.
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10 May 2015   #57
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hi, please help again if you can, thanks.

Hi gregrocker,

I hope you are well. I'm back with some other issue, I just remembered yourself and others in this thread helped me in a great way before when my laptop hard drive got corrupt. I hope you can come tothe rescue again. Here is my new story, it's kind of related to some previous posts in this thread:

I got a new Dell Precision PC. It came only with SSD installed with the OS. I bought a WD Black 4TB HDD and installed it yesterday, which was fine. Until - I tried to move my user folder to the HDD to be separate from the SSD. I have messed it up. I did the following:

On my new drive 'F:' I created a folder like this - F:\Users\User
On my C: drive, in the user folders, for each one (like contacts, documents, music, videos etc.) I right clicked and went to Properties then 'Location' and in the text box, I changed the first letter to point to 'F' instead of 'C'
I did this for all the user folders, to point them to F.

So when I went to install 3ds Max 2015 just now it took about 30 mins or more to install, and I knew something was up as it's a lot faster to install. I launched the program and it crashes every time upon launch.

I know for sure that this is because if what I did to the user folders. If you Greg or anybody else can help me to solve this mess, I would really appreciate it. I need to fix it, then keep the user folders separate from the SSD, but by using a proper way from an expert on this forum.

Thank you and sorry for the long post.

Paul
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10 May 2015   #58
gregrocker

 

I don't know how moving selected User folders would affect a program, only if you moved your entire named User account folder, which contains hidden AppData referenced by programs. We have seen problems when the entire User account folder was moved so it is not recommended even though its still advocated here.

Post back a screenshot of your Disk mgmt and of your F drive. The Select User folders should be there showing their familar icons that distinguish them as a User folder. Their Location on Properties tab should also be exactly where you moved them. If so then I don't see how they could interfere with a program install. Only hitch with doing this is that you need to use another imaging program than WIndows because it deems F a System folder now.
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10 May 2015   #59
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I don't know how moving selected User folders would affect a program, only if you moved your entire named User account folder, which contains hidden AppData referenced by programs. We have seen problems when the entire User account folder was moved so it is not recommended even though its still advocated here.

Post back a screenshot of your Disk mgmt and of your F drive. The Select User folders should be there showing their familar icons that distinguish them as a User folder. Their Location on Properties tab should also be exactly where you moved them. If so then I don't see how they could interfere with a program install. Only hitch with doing this is that you need to use another imaging program than WIndows because it deems F a System folder now.
Hi Greg,

I think I just did it the wrong way if you get me. I just notice, when I installed 3ds Max, the following folder got created again on C again - C:\Users\User\Documents\3dsMax

Some folders got created in here, and some others in F:\Users\User\Documents\3dsMax. So that's weird I think.

Can you tell me the best way to revert user folders to the default - is this way to go? - on the Properties of each folder, go to Location tab, then click on 'Restore Default?' Would I be best to uninstall Max using maybe Revo? Then to revert the user folders to default, then to change them to the HDD in the proper fashion/method? Here is the Disk Management you asked for:

http://img42.com/Bpw0I

My F Drive:

http://img42.com/BSVzn
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10 May 2015   #60
gregrocker

 

Need to see the folders in F when you open it from Start button>Computer>F:\

Attach pictures using paper clip icon in reply box.
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