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Windows 7: Change time to display OS from installation disk command prompt

12 Jan 2011   #11
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can I simply drag the files in that program folder to my new program folder, thus avoiding hours of installation?

That will not work. There is more to a program installation than just files - Registry entries, .dlls, etc. I am afraid that you have to reinstall all the programs and redo all the settings. It is a pain, but that's the way it works.

To avoid future reinstallations I recommend to make images as often as possible: Imaging with free Macrium

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13 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 ultimate x64

The problem is my HD is damaged so whenever I run an imaging software I get an error message about corruption.

Anyhoo I'm on a acer laptop 5110, is it recommended to hunt down all the mobo drivers or am I just as good (performance wise) with using the ones windows 7 have decided to use?

If there's a difference, how much? How much performance will I gain? Is it worth the time?
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13 Jan 2011   #13
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If the drivers work, I would not change it. Only in rare cases will a different driver improve performance. Most times one changes a driver because of a missing function ar because the old driver did not work at all.
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