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Windows 7: Disk error after 1st reboot in W7 re-install

12 Oct 2010   #21

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem

karlsnooks: it was a white. South African I think and taskes of sharp apples. Very nice!

Disk management Snip for Barefoot Kid:

Disk error after 1st reboot in W7 re-install-disk-management.jpg

Ive now re-labeled the drives from disk management (as you can see)

Greg: my experience with CC cleaner in Vista was nothing but flawless.
What AV and Malware do you guys use? Ive heard the Microsoft AV is good?


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12 Oct 2010   #22


Suggest MS Security Essentials with Windows Firewall.

Installs to become invisible with no impact on performance.

Do you want to set up a separate Data partition to feed both Vista and Win7 in that space? User Folders - Change Default Location

Makes the image a lot leaner. If Win7 becomes irreparable you only need to reimage the OS/Programs partition and data is current and waiting in its vault. Back it up anyway zipped to external.
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12 Oct 2010   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Oh that fourth partition, unless you want Extended/logicals, have a look at Step Four of this tutorial at the link below.

Got Vista booting yet?

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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12 Oct 2010   #24

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Another vote for MSE.

Excellent choice of Wein. The grape/vineyard/label? My youngest has strong ties to South Africa.
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12 Oct 2010   #25

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem

I do definately want to set up a seperate data vault thing. The concept was one of the things that really attracted me to W7. I will have a look at your link.

Re firewall and MSE. MSE sounds great.. Will go find it. i already have a hardware router. Do I still need the windows firewall? Dont they do the same thing?

Barefoot Kid: Yup. Just did easyBCD and Vista now booting as a choice from the menu. Now I need to sort out the unallocated space - will follow your tut.

karlsnooks: Its a Namaqua Diamond Coast reserve chardonnay 2010 from Olifants River, South Africa. (North West corner of SA Namaqualand).

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #26


You absolutely need the Win7 firewall to which all of the security Updates are applied. It is the best ever with no impact whatsoever on performance.

You can even turn off the hardware firewall, which I never did pre-Win7.

You'll need to switch to Macrium Reflect or Paragon Backup 10 free editions to gain the flexibility to reimage just the OS partition. But you really need that anyway, until Win7 imaging app evolves.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #27

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

You can reimage only the OS partition with Win 7 Backup and Restore. That's my preferred approach since I use SyncToy to backup and sync between computers my libraries, data files, etc.
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12 Oct 2010   #28

W7 Home Prem, Vista home Prem

Greg: Well windows firewall is running (becasue I havent turned it off).
Also - Macrium Reflect is the partition imager Im using. Works a treat.

karl: ive noticed a lot of people using synchtoy. Does it do a different job that me putting the user data in a datavault on another drive/partition?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #29

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Simplifies the backup job. Offers backup options. I keep my SyncToy backups on a usb drive, since I do not have networked computers and need to keep certain files in sync between computers.

Here's the link:
SyncToy 2.1

The explanation there is much more detailed and complete.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2010   #30


Is there a performance hit using SyncToy to keep files synched from data partition to external? Anything noticeable at all? Just askin.

I won't use Backup managers which change the file structure in any way so synch is the way I want to go.

Can you invoke it just by plugging external when you want?

What about the MS synch application?
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