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Windows 7: About to install W7 Professional

21 Nov 2009   #21
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Glad to hear you have Win7 running.

So far I have not had any problems with any update.

With image backups, you don't have to worry about a bad update. Just restore the last backup, should take about 15 minutes, and your running again.

I would do a backup at least every couple of weeks, most do it weekly, three months is a bit too long. It's your data and personal files, you know how much you add per week. Just a suggestion.

You can set your updates to download but wait until you tell it to install them, this will give you more control over them.
Open 'Updates' then on the left side click 'Change Settings'.

With image backups, for most people RAID is not necessary.

I use Avast, and have never had a problem.


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21 Nov 2009   #22
Bill037

Vista
 
 

Well that works I'm sure but no use if your drive dies ! Errrr they all do eventually or the data in it corrupts etc.

A fresh hard drive, is a very fast recovery from a complete wipeout.

It has happened to me 2 years ago and slidling in a different drive in a compatible craddle meant 5 minutes later I was running again.

And again in September this year, the UPS batteries died, it strobed enought to nearly kill the PC even corrupted the Bios settings ! That is shoddy behaviour from the UPS !

Now a question ! *******

If I walk away for a long time from the PC, W7 seems to power down the PC. How do I ask it not to ?

I've set anything I could find to 'never' but one more seems to be hinding deep within 'Control Panel'

Any thoughts very very welcome !



Tim
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21 Nov 2009   #23
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That's a good disaster recovery plan.

I would guess the majority of people don't even backup, when they do it's on the same physical HD, if their HD fails they loose everything.
It's best to keep backups on a separate a physical HD, even better to keep a working OS on a separate HD, ready to go at a moments notice.

There is a good thread on sleep settings and hibernation with some links.

Sleep settings

Hope this helps.

Let us know if you have any more questions.
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23 Nov 2009   #24
Bill037

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
That's a good disaster recovery plan.

I would guess the majority of people don't even backup, when they do it's on the same physical HD, if their HD fails they loose everything.
It's best to keep backups on a separate a physical HD, even better to keep a working OS on a separate HD, ready to go at a moments notice.

There is a good thread on sleep settings and hibernation with some links.

Sleep settings

Hope this helps.

Let us know if you have any more questions.
That looks just the biz !

I've printed it out and will have a 'tune' later this morning !

Many thanks !



Tim
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23 Nov 2009   #25
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Your welcome.

Glad it helped
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24 Nov 2009   #26
Bill037

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Your welcome.

Glad it helped
It certainly did !

No instances since !

Many thanks !

: )

Tim
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24 Nov 2009   #27
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Your welcome.

That's good news, thanks for letting us know the results.
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24 Nov 2009   #28
L.P.

 
 

Good to know the problem is resolved,I was keeping an eye on it, If someone may need my help!!

Glad it went through nicely!
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24 Nov 2009   #29
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

I suggest ESET AV + windows firewall
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25 Nov 2009   #30
Bill037

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
I suggest ESET AV + windows firewall
How do you setup the W7 firewall ? Or even how do you know its working?

I got the ESET AV running ok.



Tim
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