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Windows 7: Install 64bit HomeP on SSD

08 Aug 2012   #21
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
See if this tutorial helps Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version See option 3, that may be your issue.
AHHH thank you! I will report back!


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08 Aug 2012   #22
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
See if this tutorial helps Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version See option 3, that may be your issue.
Genius! Thank you! I can finally mark this thread as SOLVED!
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08 Aug 2012   #23
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Wonderful! Glad everything worked out for you. Good job.
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09 Aug 2012   #24
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.


Back up your User folders by dragging them to a special data partition on the HD, then after install rightclick on each to add it to the related Win7 Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums or create your own. This is the easiest way to link data to Win7.
For anyone who looks at this thread in the future, I would add the following suggestion if you want ALL of your user media files (docs, music, pictures, videos, etc.) on the second disk (i.e. not the disk that the OS is on):

Since the disk that has the OS on it will also have a my docs, my pictures, etc, you can actually change the location of My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Videos to your new disk.

This is what I did. And THEN I added them to the library. this should save a lot of headache given that a lot of program auto save to, say, c:\...\downloads or c:\...\My docs, etc. If you change the location to your second disk f:\...\downloads, then you wont have to go around specifying .


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09 Aug 2012   #25
gregrocker

 

There are some problems with moving the User folders to another partition or HD, mainly that Win7 backup imaging then views the second drive as a System drive (since it has System folders on it) and forces user to include it in backup image. I have also had unfixable permissioning issues trying to run installers from a second drive when Downloads folder is moved to it.

This is the reason that we now mostly recommend only copying the User folders to the second drive, then rightclicking each to link to Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums which accomplishes the same thing but leaves the actual System User shell folder on C.
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09 Aug 2012   #26
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There are some problems with moving the User folders to another partition or HD, mainly that the Win7 backup image then views the second drive as a System drive (since it has System folders on it) and forces user to include it in backup image. I have also had unfixable permissioning issues trying to run installers from a second drive when Downloads folder is moved to it.

This is the reason that we now mostly recommend only copying the User folders to the second drive, then rightclicking each to link to Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums which accomplishes the same thing but leaves the actual System User shell folder on C.
Interesting! I would not have thought there would be permissioning issues (and I've been doing a lot of reinstalling from the moved Downloads folder without any) but I had not thought of the backup issue! Good to know.
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09 Aug 2012   #27
gregrocker

 

It's not so much that those issues can't be avoided when moving the System files - you can always use another backup utility - but that Libraries works so much easier once you get the shell User folders copied, or move them back in from a backup after reinstall. However many don't want to have to deal with Libraries so they miss how easy it works here even if this is all you use them for.
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09 Aug 2012   #28
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eduede View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.


Back up your User folders by dragging them to a special data partition on the HD, then after install rightclick on each to add it to the related Win7 Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums or create your own. This is the easiest way to link data to Win7.
For anyone who looks at this thread in the future, I would add the following suggestion if you want ALL of your user media files (docs, music, pictures, videos, etc.) on the second disk (i.e. not the disk that the OS is on):

Since the disk that has the OS on it will also have a my docs, my pictures, etc, you can actually change the location of My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Videos to your new disk.

This is what I did. And THEN I added them to the library. this should save a lot of headache given that a lot of program auto save to, say, c:\...\downloads or c:\...\My docs, etc. If you change the location to your second disk f:\...\downloads, then you wont have to go around specifying .

Hi eduede,

Sorry for going a little off topic, even though I've been following this thread.
What screen capture program are you using and how do you make the notations in it ?
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09 Aug 2012   #29
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Hi eduede,

Sorry for going a little off topic, even though I've been following this thread.
What screen capture program are you using and how do you make the notations in it ?
Windows 7 Snipping Tool. Comes preloaded with Windows Nothin' fancy.
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09 Aug 2012   #30
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Hi,
Thank's for the quick reply. I'm such a noob at times, been searching for a program to do just what the snipping tool doe's and could not find one.

Now I wonder what else is in Win 7 I never saw before !
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