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Windows 7: install problems

29 Sep 2010   #91
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

create the system image before installing drivers and other things? .. i can create system images as i go.. keeping it stable, is that the idea?


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29 Sep 2010   #92
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is a FREE (Today only) backup software program to add to you collection for your Windows Toolbox items :)

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29 Sep 2010   #93
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

ok so after i make an image, then what should i begin installing first?

1. drivers (video, and any other ones in device manager with a !)
2. windows updates
3. if all is well create another image?
4. programs

5. enjoy.. :)
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29 Sep 2010   #94
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

That sounds like a plan!
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29 Sep 2010   #95
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

i have a 250gig external hard drive that i want to put my system image on... but win7 wont let me because its not NTFS.. when i try to format the drive to NTFS its not an option.. only FAT32


why is that, and is there a way to format it to NTFS anyways?

google is my friend, i apologize.... http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...nced/ntfs.mspx
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29 Sep 2010   #96
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

What kind of error message you got?

Go to computer, located the drive you want to format, right click over the drive and choose format.

The default file system is probably something else like FAT32, it can be changed to NTFS.

If still having issues, maybe someone knows how to do it under command, or you can always use a bootable partition manager to create partitions, format, etc..

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD


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29 Sep 2010   #97
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

i was doing it in winxp, i figured it out.. i found the link i posted... creating my system image now on my win7 machine
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29 Sep 2010   #98
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
ok so after i make an image, then what should i begin installing first?

1. drivers (video, and any other ones in device manager with a !)
2. windows updates
3. if all is well create another image?
4. programs

5. enjoy.. :)
I'd create image like this:

1st- Immediately after installation; pre-activation!

**At this point I would probably create my DATA partition, and change the location for the user folders.
Data Partition
User Folders - Change Default Location

2nd- After activation, installation of antivirus program and all Windows updates.

3rd- Install all applications needed, then do a full virus scan and a system defrag, then the last system image.

**REMEMBER** this isn't XP, don't go crazy installing crappy outdated application. That goes for registry cleaners, optimization and system defrag tools.

Just have fun with it, this is the part I love, installation, LOL % remember to Image at least Monthly.
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29 Sep 2010   #99
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
i was doing it in winxp, i figured it out.. i found the link i posted... creating my system image now on my win7 machine
So you ended up going with Windows 7 built-in imaging process?
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29 Sep 2010   #100
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

yes i did, seemed the easiest for me. anything to watch out for when doing it this way?

now im not so sure what im doing with these user folders.. i created my data partition Z: and i want to move the data to them... do i need to move all of the folders? which and where are they?


edit: only thing i installed so far is asus pc probe II to check my temps... was worried about high temps in the bios.. pc probe says 36C so i think im ok with the heatsink.. was worried
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