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Windows 7: HELP ME !! 17 hrs till Doomsday LOL

01 Mar 2010   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One additional point

due to the new security mechanisms incorporated into Windows 7 the instructions for the data locations for both Trillian and forte may not be accurate

In order to ensure security win7 is designed to not encorage the storage of user data under the Program Files tree. To ensure that older designed software still works win7 can redirect data locations to a safer user area during install.

To be sure that you have all of your data for these programs please check the contents of your user AppData and the system ProgramData folders for folders related to the applications

AppData is a hidden system folder under the users\usrname\...... tree
ProgramData is a hidden system folder under the root of the system drive

to see these folders you will need to show hidden files and to deselect the hide protected operating system files in explorer - (organise, folder and search options, view)


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01 Mar 2010   #12
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
One additional point

due to the new security mechanisms incorporated into Windows 7 the instructions for the data locations for both Trillian and forte may not be accurate

In order to ensure security win7 is designed to not encorage the storage of user data under the Program Files tree. To ensure that older designed software still works win7 can redirect data locations to a safer user area during install.

To be sure that you have all of your data for these programs please check the contents of your user AppData and the system ProgramData folders for folders related to the applications

AppData is a hidden system folder under the users\usrname\...... tree
ProgramData is a hidden system folder under the root of the system drive

to see these folders you will need to show hidden files and to deselect the hide protected operating system files in explorer - (organise, folder and search options, view)
Forgot all about that. Thanks Barman
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01 Mar 2010   #13
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

BTW ollie007, I'm probably going to hate myself for asking but what disaster will befall you in the stated 17 hours time?
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01 Mar 2010   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
BTW ollie007, I'm probably going to hate myself for asking but what disaster will befall you in the stated 17 hours time?
Expiry of win7 rc 7100 - 2 hour shutdown phase

Not a total disaster but good policy not to get caught as the shutdowns will not save any live data
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01 Mar 2010   #15
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
One additional point

due to the new security mechanisms incorporated into Windows 7 the instructions for the data locations for both Trillian and forte may not be accurate

In order to ensure security win7 is designed to not encorage the storage of user data under the Program Files tree. To ensure that older designed software still works win7 can redirect data locations to a safer user area during install.

To be sure that you have all of your data for these programs please check the contents of your user AppData and the system ProgramData folders for folders related to the applications

AppData is a hidden system folder under the users\usrname\...... tree
ProgramData is a hidden system folder under the root of the system drive

to see these folders you will need to show hidden files and to deselect the hide protected operating system files in explorer - (organise, folder and search options, view)
Forgot all about that. Thanks Barman
No worries, your post and it's information were totally valid , just adding a possible variation, which may not even apply in this or any specific case
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01 Mar 2010   #16
ollie007

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
BTW ollie007, I'm probably going to hate myself for asking but what disaster will befall you in the stated 17 hours time?
weird but windows extended by 11 hrs or am i mistaken?

i can live with 2 hr shutdown for a week

thanks all

PS. whatsup with people annoying about the profile OS ?? stick to the question please LOL
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01 Mar 2010   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
PS. whatsup with people annoying about the profile OS ?? stick to the question please LOL
Nothing to drastic, I can assure you, it's just that it's helpful to know all the system details to better help solve an issue
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01 Mar 2010   #18
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
BTW ollie007, I'm probably going to hate myself for asking but what disaster will befall you in the stated 17 hours time?
Expiry of win7 rc 7100 - 2 hour shutdown phase

Not a total disaster but good policy not to get caught as the shutdowns will not save any live data
It can be a disaster; starting today, RC build 7100 shuts down every two hours without saving the open data in any application, so depending on what you are doing it can be nothing or a total disaster.
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01 Mar 2010   #19
ollie007

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post

It can be a disaster; starting today, RC build 7100 shuts down every two hours without saving the open data in any application, so depending on what you are doing it can be nothing or a total disaster.
is office still saving or they disabled it?

PS. is reformed noobhugger, you hate noobs now after having hugged them previously?? heheheh noob hugging is a crime?
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01 Mar 2010   #20
Kari

 

According to information given by Microsoft, nothing is saved, so if you have any Office documents open it's very possible you lose them.

However, Office has quite sophisticated file recovery system and can often recover documents which were open when Windows crashed or computer lost power without first saving the data. It might work.

Kari
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