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Windows 7: Shared memory, how much of a boost would extra RAM give?

19 Jan 2011   #11
shaggydabbydo

Windows 7® Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It does COPY, not move. I guess you could use it as an imaging tool. But I think, the full free Paragon or free Macrium is probably a better deal - especially as you probably want to take periodic images. If you use Macrium, many of us can help. I think there are fewer people familiar with Paragon.
Thank you very much, I will look into Macrium then Paragon.


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19 Jan 2011   #12
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Hi again Shaggydabbydoo I forgot to mention you could do the following for the graphics External Graphics Upgrade for Notebooks : Upgrading your Laptop this is a external graphics card that you could plug into the lappy also as WHS suggested ssd would bring real solid performance

plus if you are running 32 bit buying ram would be a waste if you up to 64 the ram will impact alot anyhow good luck and maybe the external card will do you some justice it is not a low budget item it is actually a nice decent card for almost what ever is out today so happy hunting
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20 Jan 2011   #13
shaggydabbydo

Windows 7® Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Fair enough. If you need mre help for the migration, let us know. For Vista a cheap Gen1 SSD would do because Vista has no Trim support. And for the migration, this program does everything automatically for you. But if you do not want to spend the extra $19.95, we can also tell you how to do it "manually". For a laptop, you do, however, need a way to attach the SSD to the USB port for the setup and transfer of the OS - either by an external enclosure ($20+/-) or a cable ($10 to $20).
Hi whs, Going back to this "Paragon" program again, I'm a little confused as to what it does. It says it copies the OS, but it also says it copies the partition the OS is on. I'm wondering if it actually extracts just the OS from a given partition and copies that to an SDD (or whatever external drive one picks) or whether it is just takes an image of the whole partition the OS is on and copies that that to an SDD (or whatever external drive one picks)?
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20 Jan 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shaggydabbydo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Fair enough. If you need mre help for the migration, let us know. For Vista a cheap Gen1 SSD would do because Vista has no Trim support. And for the migration, this program does everything automatically for you. But if you do not want to spend the extra $19.95, we can also tell you how to do it "manually". For a laptop, you do, however, need a way to attach the SSD to the USB port for the setup and transfer of the OS - either by an external enclosure ($20+/-) or a cable ($10 to $20).
Hi whs, Going back to this "Paragon" program again, I'm a little confused as to what it does. It says it copies the OS, but it also says it copies the partition the OS is on. I'm wondering if it actually extracts just the OS from a given partition and copies that to an SDD (or whatever external drive one picks) or whether it is just takes an image of the whole partition the OS is on and copies that that to an SDD (or whatever external drive one picks)?
That means that you do not have to predefine the partition (as you would have to do if you used imaging). It can copy to a completely virgin disk because it makes all the setups, including the alignment.
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