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Windows 7: Installing W7 on new SSD

28 Dec 2010   #11
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

I don't like you

I guess I have a bit to print off!


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28 Dec 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oli356 View Post
I don't like you


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28 Dec 2010   #13
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Added more to the post

here's a random Q. I have SAY CAPS LOCK LIKE THIS. Is there a way to make it none caps? Most likely not as it's different in binary or whatever
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29 Dec 2010   #14
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Ok I have read through everything, few questions. Never done one of these disk images before. Presumably I do this before windows updates and driver updates? And use it when I need to reinstall

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
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Row 14: Change the drive letter in wim:E to that of your CD/DVD drive where your Windows 7 installation DVD currently is
This make it sound like I need to select my DVD Drive? Which in my case is F. While D is a storage partition.

I would want all of the user folders to go to the C drive *currently the OS drive* on my 1TB HDD. Which I will format before installing the SSD. So do I change the script to the letter F for my DVD Drive, or C for the location I want the user files to be installed to?

I will no doubt change the letter though on the 1TB from 'C' to something else to make it easier to understand, when I format it
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29 Dec 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

I am not familar with that method of installing while changing user directory location so can't advise you on that.

Here is how to change User folder location normally after install: User Folders - Change Default Location
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29 Dec 2010   #16
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

I guess I can do it that way... easier probably. Just the first thing to do when installed
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29 Dec 2010   #17
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

User Folders - Change Default Location

Slightly lost here, am I doing the option 1 or option 2?

If option 2 I guess its option 2 within that one as well (regedit one)
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29 Dec 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

If you want to move your entire named User account's folders - Documents, Fravorites, Music, Pictures, etc... - then use Option 1.

If you want to pick and choose the folders you move then use Option 2.
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29 Dec 2010   #19
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Option 1 it is then, I don't even use the music folder etc..as storage is on another partition.
It's the app data which takes up space. Which can go on the hdd

Ty
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29 Dec 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

You can delete AppData temp files as they are not needed and often harbor infection and corruption.

As a matter of course, never import AppData files as they are the Number One corruption path into a clean reinstall. Just start with fresh program installs and settings.
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