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Windows 7: HDD cloning time

15 Dec 2014   #31
gregrocker

 

I disagree. In all of my installs I select all Important and Optional Updates except for Bing or an obviously outdated IE update. Many of these are vital patches needed to make sure hardware or software runs correctly. For example you may have Net Framework show up because a program is detected that requires it. If you don't install these Updates then these programs or hardware will not run correctly and you'll wonder why.

The problems with WIndows Update are one in a million. We may think they're greater because by nature we see the problems here. The only problems I have with them are having them bunch up on the Shut Down Button with a ! which can also jam them up if you're trying to run them from the Windows Update Control Panel. So its good to always check if you have a ! on the Start menu Shutdown button and if so stop what you're doing to Restart, check if they're cleared and if not do a full Shut Down since some want only a Shut Down. Then you can go back to Check for Updates and install the rest.

In the rare case that Windows Updates cause problems, simply System Restore to before the Update or uninstall it in Windows Updates>View Installed Updates. Then try installing it again and if it won't stabilize report it here in Updates forum or open a Support Case on Windows Updates website via email.

While I read about Windows Updates messing up this and that, I'd like to add I have never personally experienced this in thousands of installs I've done and helped with.


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15 Dec 2014   #32
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

Things are looking up, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Why am I suddenly hopeful? Well, when I turned on the pc, I got a cpu cooling fan warning, so I disconnected everything, took the side off and checked out the fan, and thought I might as well move the ssd cable to sata port 1. The W10 is now in port 5. Better still, use a new cable. Feeling very optimistic at this point, I have carried out a clean load of W7 ult 64 which I had wanted all along, loaded lan drivers and then straight to Windows updates. So far it has installed 178 including IE11 and graphics.
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15 Dec 2014   #33
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

Update, W10 will not run in port 5 so it may well be down to a sata port being faulty.
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15 Dec 2014   #34
gregrocker

 

You'll need to set it as Primary HD and to boot first in BIOS setup to even test if it works, or use the one time Boot menu. I'd want an SSD in Sata 1.

Checking for overheating and cables are in the Troubleshooting steps.
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15 Dec 2014   #35
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

Everything in device manager is now running, I had to run software for two separate usb3 controllers. The hdd for W10 in sata port 5 is not seen in the bios although when I was having the trouble, the ssd was seen. No matter, I'm about to retire XP so I will have a spare port.
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15 Dec 2014   #36
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

I am running more than one ssd in this pc, they can't all be in sata1
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