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Windows 7: install problems

29 Sep 2010   #101
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

when i create new system images can i create them on the same external hard drive? or will it overwrite the previous one?

(posting from my new computer now.. )


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29 Sep 2010   #102
DocBrown

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

Keeping different versions of system images

If you're saving your system images on an internal or external drive, or on CDs or DVDs, you can keep several versions of system images. On internal and external hard drives, older system images will be deleted when the drive runs out of space. To help conserve disk space, you can manually delete older system images.

Backup images are saved as backup periods in this format at the selected saved to location like the example below.

(backup location)\WindowsImageBackup\(computer name)\Backup (year-month-day) (time)

Brink's Tutorial

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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30 Sep 2010   #103
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

In this tutorial it walks you through where they are by default and how to change them.

User Folders - Change Default Location

Right now if I click Start and my Username above Documents. All these Folders have been changed to my DATA partition. Originally they sat in C:\Users\Username but I changed them to D:\...Users Folders


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30 Sep 2010   #104
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

ah yes, i see... ok so ill just need to move the locations of all those folders - seems easy enough

i still want to install everything to my C: drive (programs, etc...) right? just keep all my data to the other drive (partition) so that if needed i can just restore the image to the broken C: drive without losing all my data and files?
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30 Sep 2010   #105
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
ah yes, i see... ok so ill just need to move the locations of all those folders - seems easy enough

i still want to install everything to my C: drive (programs, etc...) right? just keep all my data to the other drive (partition) so that if needed i can just restore the image to the broken C: drive without losing all my data and files?

Exactly! Keep OS and applications separate from your DATA/files.

This also helps with keeping the size of the images small because it only contains the OS and application not user information like DATA/files.
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30 Sep 2010   #106
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

thanks, now i understand... ill get that done tonite

a couple more questions..

how do i know that windows recognized my drive as AHCI? i set it that way in BIOS before i installed, is that enough? is there a way to verify?

also, i said earlier that my temps with asus pcprobe II were in the mid-high 30's C at idle so i figured my heatsink was fine... i let it run for a few mins while i was watching tv and a couple minutes after it went to screen saver and then my monitor went to powersave mode it gave me an alarm and said the temps were now at 60C+ as soon as i woke it back up and it got back to the desktop they dropped (within seconds) back to 37C-38C... its not really getting that hot, is it? it must be some sort of setting or something that causes it to read higher when in sleep/screen saver mode, right?
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30 Sep 2010   #107
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

is windows not detecting all of my installed ram? i have 2 sticks in at the moment, 4 gigs total


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30 Sep 2010   #108
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

sorry for all the posts in a row.. i moved all of my folders over to my Z: Data drive.. with the "desktop" and "favorites" folder it created another folder in the original location after i moved the locations... is this normal? can i just delete them? the locations for them are C: drive, and when i click properties on them I dont have a location tab to change them anymore


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30 Sep 2010   #109
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Can't speak for issue about temps or ram, but for the user folders, yes its normal and you don't have to delete them. I still have them in both DATA and in C:/Users/YourUsernames/Desktop and C:/Users/YourUsername/Favorites
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30 Sep 2010   #110
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

ok, ill just leave them there... they dont seem to be hurting anything.. no data will be stored in the C: versions of the favorites or desktop folders, correct?

ill try my ram/temp issue in the hardware forum maybe

thanks
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