The good news is unfortunately, short lived. I noticed my PC running considerably and unacceptably slower with the upgrade/repair. Booting up is taking longer than before as well. In addition, I had a USB 3 Driver
issue where I couldn't upgrade to the NEC Driver. See: USB3 install fail: feature transfer error: 2
What I would like to know,perhaps this question needs to be moved to the SETUP installation thread, is can I create another NEW installation on my C drive, keeping this old exisiting installation in tact and if necessary booting to it? Basically creating a dual boot with my old and new installation. If there is an app and data that I must use, I would like to reboot to that.
I have an Acronis Image of a fresh clean install of C that I did when I brought home my PC. However, installing that would result in me losing my data or taking a great deal of time in backing it up or moving it to other drives.
The other option I have considered but Partition Magic is now dead. Is creating another partition on my current HD that Win 7 currently resides and using Acronis to copy the image to that.