Thinking of installing Windows 7

Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 4567 LastLast

  1. jm1
    Posts : 82
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #51

    I just received the external drive! One quick question before I begin, I ordered a 160 GB Drive and it is appearing as 149 GB with a FAT32 file system. Should I format it with NTFS? Also, if I have to format it using NTFS, should I check Enable Compression?
      My Computer

  2.    #52

    I'd use NTFS so it will be able to store Win7 backup image. You can wait to enable compression.

    Others may have additional advice.
      My Computer


  3. jm1
    Posts : 82
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #53

    Is it okay if I were to uncheck that box and back up my XP image using macrium?
      My Computer

  4.    #54

    Sure.
      My Computer


  5. jm1
    Posts : 82
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #55

    Okay. Good. So, what exactly is the compression box for? When is it necessary?
      My Computer

  6.    #56

    When you need more space on the drive, I assume.

    I always get another or bigger drive before that time comes however, so someone else should comment on its usefulness.
      My Computer


  7. jm1
    Posts : 82
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #57

    Okay. I'll be taking the image right now! The compression box has nothing to do with the compression of the image that Macrium is going to do, right? Thanks once again! This forum has been a great help!
      My Computer

  8.    #58

    No that box is to compress all files to make more room on the HD.

    Macrium will give you some compression but it might only be the empty space between files as with Win7 image utility. I believe real compression comes in the paid apps.
      My Computer


  9. jm1
    Posts : 82
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #59

    Okay! I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks once again!!!
      My Computer


  10. jm1
    Posts : 82
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter
       #60

    Wow! That took the image fast! Nearly 35 GB in approximately 19 minutes and 17 seconds. It compressed to about 23.7 GB. Now, I am going to do one more walk through, and I should be good to go!
      My Computer


 
Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 4567 LastLast

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:20.
Find Us