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Windows 7: Windows 7's Unexpected 'Killer' Feature

10 Nov 2009   #61
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

[quote=bullfights;366772][quote=pasquanel;365378]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bullfights View Post

Hmm thats an interesting idea, often thought about putting program files on another drive but thought that wasn't ok.

Well I did manage to get another 6gb free, so now I am at 9gb free. I just might try your way out on another PC, but install the RC to test.

I am almost ready to pull the plug on XP but the 32bit to 64bit, running 32bit apps is the decisive part.. I know it will be ok with WOW64, and doing so I can add the third 2gb chip, so I can get that all working, it might help me a bit more, with 6gb Ram than 3gb (XP)....

Gerry
did you do a clean install? I have W7 Pro 64-bit and use 50.1 GB. I have autoCAD MEP 2010, the whole CS4 package, Trane Trace, Office 2007 the usual tools for burning, Kapserksy KIS.... I also have swap-file on automatic, some restore points (limited to 7 GB)
BTW, you can assign how much space is used for restore points... that technically could use up any space if you don't limit that.

It seems something has installed itself on your computer.


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10 Nov 2009   #62
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
Hello Xzaviar
 
Just joined to add to Squonk's points. You have to have somewhat of a thick skin when engaging total strangers in writing. As long as you don't reply in kind to ill humored people, a forum such as this pays dividends in knowlege, both from reading and also, more importantly, helping others.

I hope you stay and participate.
+1

Kari
+2.7

All of my opinions are aligned in agreement with Mr. Johnson's statement.

@nobody in particular: we should disagree more often. Disagreement fosters the distillation of facts.
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10 Nov 2009   #63
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
+2.7

All of my opinions are aligned in agreement with Mr. Johnson's statement.

@nobody in particular: we should disagree more often. Disagreement fosters the distillation of facts.
Nonsense. I could not disagree more. But, I will try.

OK - success. I disagree even more.
I thought I was wrong once, but it turned out I was incorrect.
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11 Nov 2009   #64
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

[quote=HerrKaLeun;370993][quote=bullfights;366772]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pasquanel View Post

did you do a clean install? I have W7 Pro 64-bit and use 50.1 GB. I have autoCAD MEP 2010, the whole CS4 package, Trane Trace, Office 2007 the usual tools for burning, Kapserksy KIS.... I also have swap-file on automatic, some restore points (limited to 7 GB)
BTW, you can assign how much space is used for restore points... that technically could use up any space if you don't limit that.

It seems something has installed itself on your computer.
Well......I do have 3 PC games installed, and just checked...they total 28gb
DOH forgot about the games!

So that would give me 37gb free if I removed the games, my son does have an xbox so maybe I should, lol

Gerry
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11 Nov 2009   #65
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

A little OT (chuckle), I've heard somewhere Dis-keeper has an unexpected killer feature also.

Back OT, it's even hard to get one half of my brain to agree with the other half.

One half always thinks it's right, and accuses the other half of being left.

I disagree with both of them.
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11 Nov 2009   #66
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Nonsense. I could not disagree more. But, I will try.

OK - success. I disagree even more.
I thought I was wrong once, but it turned out I was incorrect.
You grow accustomed to it after a while.

Another twist - I thought I was wrong once, but it turned out I was incorrect the rest of the time.
Please see the prologue in Antman - English Dictionary

Kari
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11 Nov 2009   #67
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

[quote=bullfights;371244][quote=HerrKaLeun;370993]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bullfights View Post

Well......I do have 3 PC games installed, and just checked...they total 28gb
DOH forgot about the games!

So that would give me 37gb free if I removed the games, my son does have an xbox so maybe I should, lol

Gerry
Too many restore points? Too little Ram increases HDD usage..
I have it on a 124 Gb partition, which is part of a 750 G HDD. So i couldn't care less about HDD usage. But when you have (expensive) SSD or so I'd be worried about avery MB it uses.

ho wmuch did it use whne you installed it? Please tell me you didn't do the Vista--> W7 upgrade and now carry around all that old junk I mean how much did it use after a fresh isntall that formatted the partition?
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11 Nov 2009   #68
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

[quote=HerrKaLeun;370993][quote=bullfights;366772]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pasquanel View Post

did you do a clean install? I have W7 Pro 64-bit and use 50.1 GB. I have autoCAD MEP 2010, the whole CS4 package, Trane Trace, Office 2007 the usual tools for burning, Kapserksy KIS.... I also have swap-file on automatic, some restore points (limited to 7 GB)
BTW, you can assign how much space is used for restore points... that technically could use up any space if you don't limit that.

It seems something has installed itself on your computer.
I did do a clean install and restoring my programs was easy because most of them are on a separate drive not another partition on the OS drive. So it becomes a matter of simply creating new shortcuts to the desktop. That way if windows decides to take a hike my programs, files, photos, receipts, serial numbers, music, etc are safe on a separate drive which gets backed up weekly to an external HD which periodically gets burned t DVDs. All of this takes less time than to type this (I am an incredibly slow typer)

I got scorched myself about five years ago and decided that ain't happening again!
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11 Nov 2009   #69
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

[quote=pasquanel;373122][quote=HerrKaLeun;370993]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bullfights View Post

I did do a clean install and restoring my programs was easy because most of them are on a separate drive not another partition on the OS drive. So it becomes a matter of simply creating new shortcuts to the desktop. That way if windows decides to take a hike my programs, files, photos, receipts, serial numbers, music, etc are safe on a separate drive which gets backed up weekly to an external HD which periodically gets burned t DVDs. All of this takes less time than to type this (I am an incredibly slow typer)

I got scorched myself about five years ago and decided that ain't happening again!
Hi pasquanel,

After doing a clean install of windows, how do you make programs work without their registry entries? and what programs are those?

greetings.
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12 Nov 2009   #70
bullfights

W764 & W764
 
 

[quote=HerrKaLeun;371694][quote=bullfights;371244]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post

Too many restore points? Too little Ram increases HDD usage..
I have it on a 124 Gb partition, which is part of a 750 G HDD. So i couldn't care less about HDD usage. But when you have (expensive) SSD or so I'd be worried about avery MB it uses.

ho wmuch did it use whne you installed it? Please tell me you didn't do the Vista--> W7 upgrade and now carry around all that old junk I mean how much did it use after a fresh isntall that formatted the partition?
UH Honestly I cant remember, it is the RC (7100) thats on there, no Vista, so I think it was about 16gb? for 64bit install.

Restore Points? hmm havent checked, but will right now: it stated no backup points found...

I'm going to take out the games, they were not to play with, but to test and see if they would work in 64bit, which they did.

I just may install the RTM I have, and do what "pasquanel" did with the prog files, put them in another drive.
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