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Windows 7: Reinstallation on SSD, how much GB needed for clean install?

22 Feb 2015   #31
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post

Why, yes.. OCN is the top tech forum on the web
Never heard of it.

These forums get more traffic than all others combined. The issue you're experiencing has been handled literally thousands of times before here.

Next time watch the video so you actually run Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help instead of Data Recovery which normally wants to charge.


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22 Feb 2015   #32
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
So in case the drive dies you don`t loose your data, why would I even have to explain this ?
SSD`s are for windows, hard drives are for data, believe me, there is nothing slow about doing it this way.I suggested he use PW to recover his partitions, not sure how he`s doing it though.
I used Active Partition Recovery, which was recommended by someone else here on this website, to another member of this website, on another thread... which I found while doing a google search last night, for a solution to my problem.

It found all my data, I reviewed it all and all the files were there, and it recovered it all but then it said that if it all was not visible in Windows Explorer then I would have to reboot and let the computer run through chkdsk, which is where I'm at now.
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22 Feb 2015   #33
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post

Why, yes.. OCN is the top tech forum on the web


Next time watch the video so you actually run Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help
instead of Data Recovery which wants to charge.

At the time I started Active Partition Recovery....

No one had responded to my other thread... and I was losing my patience.

By the time ADDRam had responded to it, I had already gone through the process with Active Partition Recovery and was running chkdsk...

I also haven't been sitting here all day, had to go out for awhile and came back.
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22 Feb 2015   #34
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ok, so again, what do I need to do to get this chkdsk to stop running, and prevent it from starting again after rebooting... so I can try this other method... which actually was not recommended to me until roughly 12 hours AFTER the incident originally occurred?

No one responded to my posts on an older thread I found with the EXACT same problem, when I posted on it late last night.... so then I started my new thread earlier today, and waited... and waited..

Then I guess you eventually posted on it, an hour later, while I was away and had already started the Active Partition Recovery program...
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22 Feb 2015   #35
gregrocker

 

Wait for the Disk Check to finish and then run Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help
exactly as shown in the tutorial. You can try the Quick scan first to see if it can easily recover the partitions. If so select and Recover them as shown in video.
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22 Feb 2015   #36
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Alright.

I suspect this chkdsk will continue through the night... its nearly 2am my time.

I'll start the Partition Recovery Wizard sometime in the morning, after some sleep, and repost here first thing.
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22 Feb 2015   #37
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Messing with this last night, at 4 in the morning was my first mistake, I was too tired to pay attention to the fact that I was deleting the volume off the wrong drive.... so starting over fresh tomorrow will be best.
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22 Feb 2015   #38
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post
This is what I've got, and I'm presuming its a retail copy...

There is nothing on it that says anything about it being an OEM.... and I've got another copy of Home Edition that IS, an OEM which I bought for another PC... and it actually does state that it is OEM...

But this Ultimate version, is in a plastic box that opens like a book, which in turn is slipped down inside this black cardboard sleeve.
If you want to be sure of the version you have, run a MGADiag report.
Instructions are here:
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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22 Feb 2015   #39
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It seems to have worked, all my files are restored back to the drive, they're all accessible and thus far as I can tell, all the programs and applications are functioning properly.

For the record, this is where I came up with the program that I used - click - an old post here on SevenForums that I never posted on, just found in my initial desperation of google searches at 5am Saturday morning after it first happened. Found it again on google.

The ONLY thing different, being that the root folders have a small padlock over them, denoting some sort of ownership/inheritance issue, yet all the content within these folders are all just fine.

Also confirmed that the junctions are functioning properly after using Steam Mover to temporarily transfer one of the applications back to its original location within Program Files on the SSD, launching it to see if it still works, then closing it and then transferred it back onto the HDD, which interestingly made the little padlock on that particular folder disappear, and restored all the ownership permissions... and again, launched it to confirm it still worked properly.

Also, I went through the Partition Recovery Wizard video, as directed, and followed its directions up to the point where I can select the partition and double click on it to preview the contents. The program could not find the partition as "lost/missing", it instead said the one I wanted was already existing and active.

So for now, everything seems to be restored and working properly.

I'll continue to poke through the folders and if I find any problems then I suppose if they're possible to resolve then we'll work on that if necessary, but so far only major isssue I've come across is some picture files (jpg, bmp) needed to be re-associated with an application to open them; two clicks and they're open

My two ferrets are thoroughly excited that their pictures and videos have been restored!
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22 Feb 2015   #40
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Well everything is back up...

New motherboard and new CPU are in, and the Paragon Active Restore went flawlessly...

I had to install a few drivers off the DVD for the new motherboard, and that was it.

Only now Windows is reporting that my product key has to be reactivated and that I have 3 days to call Microsoft; it reports that the activation server is now rejecting my current product key because "hardware changes" ...



I thought, retail copies of Windows 7 weren't supposed to have this problem?
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