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Windows 7: "Spasms" in the taskbar

15 Nov 2010   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i don't think it's any of them - usually you'll find them in a 'dell' or 'hp' folder or something like that.

speak again to your vendor, and insist that you get a proper windows 7 install disc, and a valid licence key!


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15 Nov 2010   #12
polarbrr

win7
 
 

I am creating a system image, and it warned me to check the drive for errors before restoring. As mentioned previously, chkdisk won't run for me, and at this point I'm not sure if it could repair anything, if I got it to run. If I try to use this system image on the new HD - will it work?

Thanks.
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15 Nov 2010   #13
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It should.
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15 Nov 2010   #14
polarbrr

win7
 
 

I guess I'll find out =] I'll post the results here.
I suppose its worth a shot so I don't have to start over from scratch - reinstalling everything. I'll just create a restore point and revert if it doesn't work/screws up.

Now why didn't I think of that before. I suppose one should (on top of regular backups) be creating an image every couple weeks or month - so this situation doesn't become a serious issue?

Gawd ....
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15 Nov 2010   #15
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

System Image, is for major major problems in lieu of reinstall
System restore is just the Operating System
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15 Nov 2010   #16
polarbrr

win7
 
 

Rich - wouldn't a system image recreate everything on a drive - including the installed files as well as the operating system?
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15 Nov 2010   #17
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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System Image is EVERYTHING on the hard drive.

but with an OS problem, best just to use system restore, if it works.
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15 Nov 2010   #18
polarbrr

win7
 
 

Right - but if Staples provides me a HD under Warranty, it will have Win installed already, and I was thinking of restoring the (current) image on this machine onto the new HD. Is that feasible?

Thanks for your time.
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15 Nov 2010   #19
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Actually, that is what system image is for to restore everything to the HD.
I dont know of a reason that it would not work, but things can and do go wrong.
So you are now confronted with "A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush"

System Image Recovery
If it were mine, I think I would just reinstall my programs.

This is not over, many will come by and disagree, so get ready.

I
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15 Nov 2010   #20
polarbrr

win7
 
 

Thanks for the warning Rich =]

I think you may be right though regarding re-installing programs manually. The image I took was of a partitioned drive (a recovery partition). If the new HD is not partitioned, I'm not sure the image will work. However, I know very little of these things ....
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