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Windows 7: Can I install a new, legal copy of Seven over my 'evaluation' copy...

02 Dec 2010   #11
Bultaco

Win 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Thanks, Keri......I'll have a look.


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02 Dec 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

I like to put active User folders on a separate partition or HD using this method: User Folders - Change Default Location

This keeps the OS/Programs partition Backup Image lean so that if it becomes irreparable or otherwise problematic, I can reimage it from backup in 20 minutes while the data is untouched and current in its separate partition "vault." Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Keep the data backed up separately to another HD or external. Win7 backup center can automate these backups: Backup User and System Files
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02 Dec 2010   #13
Bultaco

Win 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I like to put active User folders on a separate partition or HD using this method: User Folders - Change Default Location

This keeps the OS/Programs partition Backup Image lean so that if it becomes irreparable or otherwise problematic, I can reimage it from backup in 20 minutes while the data is untouched and current in its separate partition "vault." Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Keep the data backed up separately to another HD or external. Win7 backup center can automate these backups:
Good call, buddy.
In hindsight........I see I've hijacked my own thread here; I should have gotten the question under a new heading maybe?

Thanks for patience with the newbie!


Mike
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02 Dec 2010   #14
Kari

 

Bultaco & Greg, please do not misunderstand me now. I just have to say this:

Using the method described in my tutorial, it takes one extra reboot during installation, 10 seconds to copy paste a short script, one more reboot, and that's it. All User folders are relocated on another drive, without need to manually relocate them folder by folder, one by one, user by user. In the future, when a new user account is created it is automatically created on another drive. In the future, when you create new folders to your user account, they are automatically created on that other drive, and so on. All is based on changing the the content of environment variable %userprofiles%, only once when installing, instead of slowly and manually relocating folders one by one whenever new folders or users are created.

Also, if you have to restore a system image or restore point to a point where Windows was just installed, the setting is already there. No need to start slow relocating process from beginning.

The method is so easy to use, so fast, so secure and so much easier than any other method that if you really check that tutorial, it's difficult to find a reason not to use it. It also saves a lot of time.

Kari
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02 Dec 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Sorry Kari I missed your post.

By all means, give it a try if it's simpler.
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02 Dec 2010   #16
krokusnat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Greg, I saw this link a long long time ago and always thought I'll post it here and ask somebody to test, but never got around to it. Glad, theres an opportunity now.

OP, beware! You are being used used as a guinea pig by some incorrigible experimenters here.
Very nice info because I switch between those 2 operating systems quite often be nice to save some time...Thanks guys as usual..
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