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Windows 7: Partition help!

18 May 2009   #21

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Hi cw,

I see what you mean.

I have seen cases of unrecognised partitions/filesystems being fixed by making adjustments to the partition - more likely to work by booting the installation dvd and using that.

Also, using an imaging program seems to work - as in this case.

For those who have XP - there is another way, as outlined by cw - thanks for posting that.

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18 May 2009   #22

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM

I disagree that it's messy to install programs on another partition. The only programs I install on the OS partition are Java and VirtualBox.

I keep my Programs, Start Menu, Sendto, Favorites, Templates, QuickLaunch on D.

Here's my programs folder...

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18 May 2009   #23

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Hi ten,

I meant when you reinstall o/s frequently - you will find those that need registry entries will have to be reinstalled .

Like your selection of apps. Send To toys , I am fond of for some odd reason, LOL. NetMeter is also my favourite.

Quite a lot of mine - and it looks like a number of yours - will run as executables anyway, even if they want to be installed the first time.

I can run quite a few straight off one of my data partitions, no matter which o/s I am booted into.
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18 May 2009   #24

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM

These past few months I've been perfecting my unattended XP and been playing with 7. I must have installed the OS's dozens of times.
I just keep a reg file with the personalizations for the programs that need it (the minority) and import it during unattended.
Since my start menu location is contained in the reg file, I have all my shortcuts from the get go.
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