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Windows 7: install problems

30 Sep 2010   #111
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

During the installation of some applications; some were saved to the default location, C:/User... most be a bug or something in the program. Most should be saved to the DATA, but there only shortcuts anyhow.

Lets say you download a big file and ask it to be saved to the desktop, it should save to the DATA partition. If everything was done correctly.

As far as the Favorites folder, it appears Internet Explorer is saving them to the right partition. (DATA)




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30 Sep 2010   #112
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

that is something i can change during the install of each application, correct? i can pick the path? it should default to the "new" location on the DATA partition, but if it doesn't i just change it and all will be good, right?
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30 Sep 2010   #113
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

No for each application if you want them to work/perform correctly, keep them in the OS partition.

If you do a recovery to the OS partition, and the application was not in the same partition, it will not work at all.

You would have to re-install the application, even if you restored both the OS and DATA at the same time, which I don't believe you can, the application would still not work.

Keep applications in the OS and DATA separate.
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30 Sep 2010   #114
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Now you see why I advised against making the OS partition too small.
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30 Sep 2010   #115
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Yea my partition is extremely big, and wasteful. 100GB-150GB would be more than enough.

The drive is 1TB but I only wanted the OS and DATA on one drive, and my other 500GB drive for Images, Movies, and Downloads.

The secondary drive, its easy to remove it and take with me to another PC that I'm repairing.
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30 Sep 2010   #116
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

my OS partition is 100GB right now, i dont see needing it any bigger than that ever...

i started windows updates and was doing them 5 at a time, got through 20 or so and the next five caused a BSOD upon restart... i posted the report in the crashes and debugging forum.. you could take a look

or should i just system restore to the last 5 i did? it creates a restore point after each windows update right?
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01 Oct 2010   #117
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes System Restore to before that group of updates, then install each individually with a restore point to find out which is the problem Update. Create an email tech support case on WUD website for that update to learn what was the conflict.

You may need to boot your DVD Repair console or Repair CD to System Restore. If that fails use Startup Repair and post back the exact problem it finds.
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07 Oct 2010   #118
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

i reseated my ram and fixed that issue. reinstalled my windows updates and fixed that issue.

i created another image and it appears it has overwritten my old image from the fresh install

how can i tell?
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07 Oct 2010   #119
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post

i created another image and it appears it has overwritten my old image from the fresh install

how can i tell?

Look at the date on the Backup subfolder within the WindowsImageBackup file.
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07 Oct 2010   #120
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

there is only one folder, and its from today
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