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Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Nov 2011
Replies: 11
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Posted By merlincorp
Once again - that's a fantastic resource for...

Once again - that's a fantastic resource for memory info.

What a terrific bunch of guys you are!
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Nov 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,691
Posted By merlincorp
Well folks, I have had some terrific advice from...

Well folks, I have had some terrific advice from here and cannot thank you all enough. My conclusions are:

1) Stick with the 32bit version of Win 7 for the time being. If I get really flush with...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Nov 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,691
Posted By merlincorp
Thanks guys, some great advice there. Maybe my...

Thanks guys, some great advice there. Maybe my problem won't be solved by a reinstall of win7 after all. It takes almost 2 days to do a complete reinstall of all apps and tweak them. I have a load of...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Nov 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,691
Posted By merlincorp
Moving from Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit to 64 bit

I have a 2.5 year old Acer Laptop which was a top spec beast at the time, here are the main specs:
Screen: 18.4"
Processor: Intel Core 2 P8600 @ 2.4 Ghz
RAM: 4Gb (3 used)
Twin 300 Gb HDDs
O/S:...
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Sorry for the delay guys. I have been doing some...

Sorry for the delay guys. I have been doing some paid work!

Somewhere along the way the dual option has ceased to be offered! I now have a nice clean single boot screen and all seems to be working...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Ted - there are 2 entries in the boot section of...

Ted - there are 2 entries in the boot section of msconfig, but the delete option for both is grayed out. I fiddled about turning some of the options on/off but was unable to get the delete button to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
One other thing. I obviously have no need of the...

One other thing. I obviously have no need of the dual boot menu now and have uninstalled Easy BCD. However I am still presented with that menu when I boot up. It's not a fundamental problem as my new...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
All done - if you look at this last screengrab...

All done - if you look at this last screengrab you'll see my final partition map, having wiped then deleted the old G:Win 7 partition, then added that space to another partition.

Since I will...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
OK Ted & Greg - new screengrab attached. How does...

OK Ted & Greg - new screengrab attached. How does it look to you guys?

Cheers
Adrian
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Well guys - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! I finished...

Well guys - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

I finished installing the last of my apps and added the many tweaks they need, then about 4 hours ago I booted into the old Win 7 installation and removed the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Aha - well if that's the case Ted, I will leave...

Aha - well if that's the case Ted, I will leave the old Win 7 partition for a week or so before wiping it and then (deleting?) that partition before reclaiming the space.

So I guess when I remove...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Thanks Ted (and Greg). Yep, Magical Jellybean...

Thanks Ted (and Greg). Yep, Magical Jellybean reported the same basic 2 keys as Belarc. Good to know there isn't really a mysterious 3rd key hidden somewhere. I would be astonished if I had mislaid...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
I hear what you are saying Greg, but this is an...

I hear what you are saying Greg, but this is an OEM version of Win 7 - no good on any other motherboard! I have further muddied the numbers, but don't feel there is any danger really.

I shall now...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Hi BFK/Greg. Well I remain confused about the...

Hi BFK/Greg. Well I remain confused about the damned Win 7 activation key. Here's what SIW reports in the "Licenses" section. I have changed some of the digits for obvious reasons.
...
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Hi Greg, I think I will follow the Wipe routine...

Hi Greg, I think I will follow the Wipe routine in Partition Wizard when I am ready to lose the old Win 7 partition.

[QUOTE
You have 30 days to activate C so I would wait until I delete G to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Yep, got all your thoughtful advice in...

Yep, got all your thoughtful advice in https://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/136072-win-7-plus-win-7-2-partitions-4.html#post1180451 above and will follow those routines.

Cheers
Adrian
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
One other thing ...

Just one point that concerns me a bit. The partition maps are different, depending on which Win 7 installation I boot from - see attached maps. The System Reserved area has been assigned a Partition...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Before I started making these changes I was...

Before I started making these changes I was presented with a dual boot screen, listing Win 7 (default) and Vista. It looked exactly the same as I have achieved using EasyBCD.

Once I have completed...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Hi Ted, I have no idea how you could tell that...

Hi Ted, I have no idea how you could tell that screengrab was taken from my old Win 7 partition - but it was!

Another one attached now, taken after booting from C: New Win 7.

Cheers
Adrian
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Well guys, you will see from the attached...

Well guys, you will see from the attached screengrab that the mission has been accomplished! That is entirely down to you two giving me the step-by-step idiots guide. Thanks SO much for that!

It...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Hi Greg - I will set that C: partition to 70Gb,...

Hi Greg - I will set that C: partition to 70Gb, that gives me 100% more space than is actually needed for physical progs. That seems like a reasonable compromise.

I will let you and BFK know the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Thanks Greg, I am reasonable comfortable with...

Thanks Greg, I am reasonable comfortable with resizing partitions and have created a bootable CD just now for the Partition Wizard prog. Seems very similar to the methodology employed by several such...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Jeez Ted, that is a LOT of trouble you have gone...

Jeez Ted, that is a LOT of trouble you have gone to, many, MANY thanks.

I have read and re-read the instructions, cutting away to the linked info too and I think I may have actually "got it". I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 09 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Hi Greg, I think I will try and keep it simple...

Hi Greg, I think I will try and keep it simple and do as you suggest above. Looks like I had better increase that C: partition size from 55Gb to 100Gb before doing anything though. My complete OS and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 08 Jan 2011
Replies: 61
Views: 8,053
Posted By merlincorp
Hi Greg, I take an image of my G: Partition (Win...

Hi Greg, I take an image of my G: Partition (Win 7 plus all apps only) every 10 days or so and keep about 4 versions to revert to if necessary. So I can certainly lose that 13Gb recovery partition.
...
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