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Forum: General Discussion 20 Apr 2011
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I thought it looked like a good idea to cut down...

I thought it looked like a good idea to cut down on my power usage, but started having problems with my USB keyboard and mouse so shut it off. I also noticed that some processes that I left running...
Forum: Tutorials 19 Apr 2011
Replies: 363
Views: 710,213
Posted By freewheeling
I'm using IMGBURN and it's asking me if I want to...

I'm using IMGBURN and it's asking me if I want to make the ISO "bootable". Do I make it bootable or is it already bootable, and if so what parameters do I set? Do I extract the boot image from my...
Forum: Tutorials 19 Apr 2011
Replies: 363
Views: 710,213
Posted By freewheeling
BFK: I'm not sure whether you were...

BFK:

I'm not sure whether you were responding to me, but I'm not asking about the slipstream approach because apparently you can't use that to do a repair install of an installation that has been...
Forum: Tutorials 19 Apr 2011
Replies: 363
Views: 710,213
Posted By freewheeling
What about SP1?

If I have the ISOs for Win 7 Ultimate with SP1 (x86 and x64) do I need to download and install the WAIK Supplement for SP1, and use it to modify the SP1 wim file? Thought I'd ask since this doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Apr 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 29,351
Posted By freewheeling
Yes, I can do that. I'm a bit reluctant to set...

Yes, I can do that. I'm a bit reluctant to set the power button to "sleep" because in the event of a freeze I'd have to unplug the computer. I suppose I could just use the reset button.
Forum: General Discussion 13 Apr 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 29,351
Posted By freewheeling
What is the "sleep button"?

I built my own computer and use a Kinesis keyboard and a HAF case. The case only has a restart and a power button that I can see, and there's nothing like a sleep button on my keyboard. I sort of...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 04 Apr 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
Well, the OS was beyond repair that's for sure. ...

Well, the OS was beyond repair that's for sure. And replacing the drive was relatively painless so no harm done. Plus I learned a few things. Now if I can just stave off senility...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 03 Apr 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
Would have been nice to know that. I assumed...

Would have been nice to know that. I assumed that the language "dead drive" actually meant the drive was beyond saving and that any "repairs" effected by Sea Tools were only temporary.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
Errors & Warnings Log

This is the output from VEW after a (mostly) successful clean install of Win7Pro x64 and Easy Transfer session. I've re-installed a few of my original programs, but by no means all. I also ran "sfc...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6,906
Posted By freewheeling
Final update, since no one seems to be paying...

Final update, since no one seems to be paying attention. Perhaps someone will eventually get some use out of this thread. I kept entering variations of my password that included special characters,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6,906
Posted By freewheeling
OK, after reading a few more accounts it's clear...

OK, after reading a few more accounts it's clear that that transfer key thing is only relevant if you're connected from the old computer to the new computer via a network link. What I did is create...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6,906
Posted By freewheeling
This makes me so angry. I see now that I was...

This makes me so angry. I see now that I was supposed to leave my old OS intact so that I could access it after making the transfer in order to get a transfer key, but nothing in the instructions...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6,906
Posted By freewheeling
Here's a typical response from a Microsoft tech.

It's clear that he doesn't even understand the question. There isn't an "old account" to log on to. It's gone, tripping the light fantastic. It's only a memory somewhere in the depths of Easy...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6,906
Posted By freewheeling
This is just great. I have some critical emails...

This is just great. I have some critical emails from my old account that I can't access because of this stupid "protected content migration" thing, and I can't even start the dialog again so that I...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 31 Mar 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6,906
Posted By freewheeling
What is "protected content migration?"

After using Easy Transfer and rebooting I got a window with a key icon on it that said that to complete protected content migration I had to enter the password for my account on my old computer. ...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 30 Mar 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 7,365
Posted By freewheeling
Which standalone file am I supposed to download?

After doing a clean install and updating everything on a Windows 7 Pro x64 system I tried to install SP1 and it got about 20% of the way downloaded and just hung. Makes me really nervous, so I'd...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 30 Mar 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
Hmm... I ran Memtest 4.1 and had a ton of memory...

Hmm... I ran Memtest 4.1 and had a ton of memory errors. Traced it to a bad 4GB memory stick, which I've removed and am trying to do the clean install again. I wonder if this could have had...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 30 Mar 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
Hello! sfc /verifyonly checks all System...

Hello!

sfc /verifyonly checks all System files which it is designed to check = basically all, however, I do recommend sfc /scannow.

It is reliable, unless it completes in half a second,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 29 Mar 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
Just out of curiosity, if I run "sfc /verifyonly"...

Just out of curiosity, if I run "sfc /verifyonly" from the dos prompt as administrator does that check all of all system files for corruption, part of all, or part of some system files? It seems...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 29 Mar 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
I called Seagate, and they're going to replace...

I called Seagate, and they're going to replace the drive... but not until I send in the old one. It was on warranty until 2013 so I'm well within that. I transferred the Acronis backup to a firewire...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Mar 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
It's my understanding that a rescue cd won't...

It's my understanding that a rescue cd won't repair a windows installation. The slipstreamed SP1 Windows installation won't do it either, according to this tutorial...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Mar 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
I called Seagate, and they're going to replace...

I called Seagate, and they're going to replace the drive... but not until I send in the old one. It was on warranty until 2013 so I'm well within that. I transferred the Acronis backup to a...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Mar 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
Actually, I went a long time without creating a...

Actually, I went a long time without creating a backup image and only started doing it again when I started having problems with the SP1 installation. Prior to that it goes back to November of 2010,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Mar 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
No. SP1 is a massive update. The hard disk was...

No. SP1 is a massive update. The hard disk was already very dead. However, doing all of those intermediary file moves across a great many bad blocks corrupted many files not previously corrupted....
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 26 Mar 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 51,655
Posted By freewheeling
Ran the S.M.A.R.T. Test, the Short DST, and a...

Ran the S.M.A.R.T. Test, the Short DST, and a Long Generic Test. It passed the S.M.A.R.T. test but failed both the long and short tests. Here's the log:



I think the drive is still under...
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