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Windows 7: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

23 Jun 2013   #180
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Wolfgang states he runs Vmware portable so he can go from computer to computer. That is if I understand what I think I understand.
My question: How does this work when two different computers have completely different hardware and drivers, ect.
Now remember I'm a dummy that doesn't use his brain so be easy on me.
It does work because VMware shields you from the hardware specifics - try it you'll like it. And it can be done with any OS, not only Linux. I have a portable Win8 too. I do, however, recommend an external SSD - much more fun than a spinner.

Btw: My 60GB SSD cost $59.95 and my 32GB high speed USB3 stick cost $65 and was so slow that I gave up on it.

Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive

But if you want a portable Linux on a flash drive, I use a different approach. That works even with a USB2 stick - not super fast but acceptable. And it can come in handy.

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS


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23 Jun 2013   #181
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Wolfgang states he runs Vmware portable so he can go from computer to computer. That is if I understand what I think I understand.
My question: How does this work when two different computers have completely different hardware and drivers, ect.
Now remember I'm a dummy that doesn't use his brain so be easy on me.
If you like, you might stick with just creating a virtual machine of Windows 8 with VMware Player on a computer instead. It will be much simpler and less likely prone to issues that a portable version.

VMware Player - Install Windows 8
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23 Jun 2013   #182
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Wolfgang states he runs Vmware portable so he can go from computer to computer. That is if I understand what I think I understand.
My question: How does this work when two different computers have completely different hardware and drivers, ect.
Now remember I'm a dummy that doesn't use his brain so be easy on me.
If you like, you might stick with just creating a virtual machine of Windows 8 with VMware Player on a computer instead. It will be much simpler and less likely prone to issues that a portable version.

VMware Player - Install Windows 8
Right, that's what I recommend too. Create your virtual machine on your normal system. After all, it is only a folder that you find per default in Documents. Then, if you wish, you copy that folder to an external device and open it as virtual machine (connect to the .vmx subfolder) on any system where you have VMware installed. Very simple and straight forward.
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23 Jun 2013   #183
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you gentlemen.
I have a lot of space on a hard drive but I looking into another internal SSD. I have always had great reliability with Intel so I'm looking. Seem like Intel is still pricey.
I suppose the first thing I should look into and think about whether I want to put out the money for Windows 8.
Microsoft doesn't seem to know whether it's going to be pro
8.1 or 8.#?
No touch screen here, I sit across the room from the screen.
The last time I tried this when I downloaded VMware I got so much trash I didn't ask for it took me hours to remove all of the trash and search for more trash to make sure it was all gone. Then run all kinds of security scans.So I didn't get the VMware and just said the hell with it. I'm thinking.
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24 Jun 2013   #184
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Download the VMware Player from Filehippo. That should be pretty clean.

Download VMware Player 5.0.2 - FileHippo.com

Regarding the SSDs - Intels are good. I have a couple myself since several years and they have never disappointed me.
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24 Jun 2013   #185
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Wolfgang, Bookmarked.
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05 Aug 2013   #186
KOREA7

win7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks Brink, should have seen this before going out and purchasing a NOT so friendly Scrubber!!
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05 Aug 2013   #187
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KOREA7 View Post
Thanks Brink, should have seen this before going out and purchasing a NOT so friendly Scrubber!!
You're welcome DJ. Glad it could help.
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11 Sep 2013   #188
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi Brink I've got a holiday project and was seeking advice on how to deal with this Manufactures partition,
Not at all sure what is on it did a re-install last holiday bat never really dealt with this I forget why I believe someone said leave it alone ?
I would of rather merged and reformatted the entire C drive and made it more simplistic,
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11 Sep 2013   #189
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Mike,

Yeah, since you have plenty of free space on C:, you could wait until your ready to do a clean install next to delete all partitions on the disk during installation to then select the unallocated disk 0 to install to. That would be the easiest way.

Otherwise, you would need to use a free program like MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition or EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition to move or merge the unallocated space into C. This would still not be a perfect solution as above though.

Hope this helps some.
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