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Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Mar 2011
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Posted By GratefulDean
Thanks,

There were three actually. I deleted one but the overall reduction in drive space was not enough for me to believe that these files were causing the issue.

Barefoot Kid, in a post above, gave a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 02 Mar 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,088
Posted By GratefulDean
I've gone in...

After reading, then re-reading, then re-re-reading all the various directions nigh ad infinitum I've decided to take the plunge.

The directions didn't elucidate exactly what to do about the large...
Forum: Installation & Setup 01 Mar 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,088
Posted By GratefulDean
No, thank you! I Did a Wubi install on top...

No, thank you!

I Did a Wubi install on top of Win 7 on this system last night. Loved it! That kind of lit the fire to see this process through.

So, does Win 7 need 100gb? What all, other than...
Forum: Installation & Setup 01 Mar 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,088
Posted By GratefulDean
Thanks for the dual boot link. I am assuming...

Thanks for the dual boot link.

I am assuming there is no common data partition. So, if my system is 300gb and I set 100gb for Windows that means, save for the 200mb System Reserve, I will be...
Forum: Installation & Setup 01 Mar 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,088
Posted By GratefulDean
Thanks for getting back so quickly. This...

Thanks for getting back so quickly.

This will be done on a laptop with no additional HDD's available. Concerning the Grub, I am aware of this possible problem but know it has been done...
Forum: Installation & Setup 01 Mar 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,088
Posted By GratefulDean
BFK FTW!!!! Deep thanks my friend. The...

BFK FTW!!!! Deep thanks my friend.

The directions you put forth are excellent , for my skill level though, the process is what I call a “Pucker Factor- 10” (death is immanent) :shock:, so I ask...
Forum: Installation & Setup 01 Mar 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,088
Posted By GratefulDean
Thanks, I only have 8gb reserved for restore...

Thanks,

I only have 8gb reserved for restore points after that I believe they are deleted.

I think what I needed to do was boot from the win7 install disk and format the drive at each...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Feb 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,088
Posted By GratefulDean
Dude, I bet that's it! So, after some...

Dude, I bet that's it!

So, after some calculating the 3 .old files come to 44.5 gigs. That's a start. I'm still long by about 140gb.
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Feb 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,088
Posted By GratefulDean
Thanks, I've run Acronis before but a while a go...

Thanks, I've run Acronis before but a while a go I ran out of back up space on my ExtHD's. That was when I started this process. I've actually gotten it down to a science so that the process takes...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Feb 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,088
Posted By GratefulDean
No, I'm not sure what that is. Edit: isn't...

No, I'm not sure what that is.

Edit: isn't Bitlocker only available on Home Premium?
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Feb 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,088
Posted By GratefulDean
Windows 7 after clean install takes up 183gb of space? Whaaaa?

TL;DR Why is my C drive showing, after a clean install, that I have used over 180gb of space?

Hi,

Every 6-8 months my system becomes slow, quirky, things stop working or it lazily boots up so...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Feb 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,461
Posted By GratefulDean
I am assuming the bloatware was swiped with the...

I am assuming the bloatware was swiped with the Win7 upgrade, but that is just an assumtion. I have no probblem clearing the partition and installing an image there of my clean Win7 install. I will...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Feb 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,461
Posted By GratefulDean
I will take the info on making an image, that...

I will take the info on making an image, that would be great. I think the computer automatically uses that partition for backup, I was just hoping I could use it to go back to when it was...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Feb 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,461
Posted By GratefulDean
Thanks, How do I do this on that second...

Thanks,

How do I do this on that second drive? My system is not allowing me access to that drive.

I have two external hard drives that I use for backup but I would like to make use of the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Feb 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,461
Posted By GratefulDean
Thanks again for the quick response. What I am...

Thanks again for the quick response. What I am hoping to do is load Win 7 onto my Recovery Disc so I can just hit a "System Recovery" button and go back to new. I was able to do this when it had...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Feb 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,461
Posted By GratefulDean
Thanks you for the response. I actually did do a...

Thanks you for the response. I actually did do a clean install. I am a little anal and didn't want any of the bad voodoo that had bogged down Vista laying around.

Does this mean my recovery disc...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Feb 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,461
Posted By GratefulDean
Make use of recovery disc and new 7 install

Hello,

I have an HP DV3510nr laptop which has a 10gb recovery disc in addition to the 300gb hard drive. The computer came with Vista and a "System Recovery" program that allowed me to reset the...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Feb 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By GratefulDean
Hi, thanks for the response. I have an HP dv3000...

Hi, thanks for the response. I have an HP dv3000 series laptop. Not all of the hardware is compatible, the fingerprint reader is not, the mute button no longer turns red when muted.

Everything...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Feb 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By GratefulDean
and now I'm suddenly burning through my battery

This makes me sad. I installed Win 7 when it was first offered, I absolutely loved it compared to Vista and XP. Now, though, a mere 4 months later I am having alot of problems. More so than I had...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Dec 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By GratefulDean
Wow, quick response. I regularly remove and...

Wow, quick response. I regularly remove and reattach the hard drives. One via a direct eSATA plug on the laptop (media drive) and one via a Belkin 7 port USB hub (back up).

I run only Windows 7....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Dec 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By GratefulDean
Permantly Assign External Hardrive Letters For Laptop

I have 2 external hard drives that I attach to my laptop. One is back up the other is media. My music software (Zune) is pointed at F but it's a crapshoot as to what letters the hardrives are...
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