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Generally speaking, Software is not transferable from OS to OS due to the windows registry and a few other things.
What programs are you trying to save?
If its stuff like office you can just re-activate the key by calling microsoft, and most other companies are willing to re-authorize keys when you claim "hardware failure."

Thanks for that: I was hoping to avoid reinstalling; but I guess it's time to bite the bullet and do the big clean up. Actually, it's way past time for the big clean up, so I am searching for duplicate files now, and will try to keep all my data. Will reinstall all the vital programmes. Planning to be finished in a year or two (or three)
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Thanks for that: I was hoping to avoid reinstalling; but I guess it's time to bite the bullet and do the big clean up. Actually, it's way past time for the big clean up, so I am searching for duplicate files now, and will try to keep all my data. Will reinstall all the vital programmes. Planning to be finished in a year or two (or three)
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Thanks for that: I was hoping to avoid reinstalling; but I guess it's time to bite the bullet and do the big clean up. Actually, it's way past time for the big clean up, so I am searching for duplicate files now, and will try to keep all my data. Will reinstall all the vital programmes. Planning to be finished in a year or two (or three)

Its never fun, but it never hurts either.
Especially when going from one OS to another.
Lots of gook tends to get left behind when you do an upgrade or similar process.
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All done!
One big issue was trying to boot from CDROM (don't ask!).
Setting the BIOS priority to CDROM didn't work.
After a lot of faffing about, I got it working by setting priority to Port 1 Atapi. I suspect this is because the CD/DVD is attached to the SATA connections that were changed to AHCI, way back at the start of the new install.
Still all fixed now and running very quickly and smoothly.
Thanks for all the info, Sean.
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How to bypass the Windows 8 log-in screen (Click to show)
Win+R, type netplwiz.
  • The command for netplwiz, aka the User Accounts Control Panel, appears in the search results in the left pane.
  • Select the account you wish to use to log in automatically.
  • Click off the check-box above the account that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
  • Click OK.
  • Enter your password once and then a second time to confirm it.
  • Click OK.
  • Restart Windows.
  • Windows now bypasses the lock screen and the log-in screen to automatically take you to the Start screen.
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Hi! I am very curious 8th point Change power options: Applies to SSDs/HDDs
Since I have 5 hdd and only 1 ssd I would love to use "Turn off hard disk after" setting and set it instead of "Never." to 15 min.
So here comes in my question - does it affect idle time garbage collection for crucial m4 which is obviously my system disk which is not idle (I think so?) at any given time since some processes still do something, its either reading or writing small chunks of data which in my understanding does not let system ssd to be idle. So what's the point to set "Turn off hard disk after" to "Never" then? It's just that I do not want my hard drives to be always spining while not compromising my ssd performance (hdd are suspended with bungee cord but still they use electricity for nothing of value, its mostly just storage from my previous builds dating back builds as far as 2004).

Thank you for explaining the obvious redface.gif
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first win 7 now windows 8 amazing and thanks is gpt really that much harder? i would like to do it just to learn it but i will default to your assessment i have never had a problem figuring things out on a new system/ equipment

gonna do it but will prolly have to wait a few weeks till my on call gets off of the weekend


hahaha put in my 32gb of ram and win8 attempted to load 32gb of page files..... i have not optimized this install looks like so i redid it again .. but when i did it only made 2 partitions any reason why? do i need to redo it again? it successfully changed to GPT

is there any way to tell which install i have? MBR or GPT ?
Edited by Mega Man - 5/11/13 at 7:06pm
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Hi! I am very curious 8th point Change power options: Applies to SSDs/HDDs
Since I have 5 hdd and only 1 ssd I would love to use "Turn off hard disk after" setting and set it instead of "Never." to 15 min.
So here comes in my question - does it affect idle time garbage collection for crucial m4 which is obviously my system disk which is not idle (I think so?) at any given time since some processes still do something, its either reading or writing small chunks of data which in my understanding does not let system ssd to be idle. So what's the point to set "Turn off hard disk after" to "Never" then? It's just that I do not want my hard drives to be always spining while not compromising my ssd performance (hdd are suspended with bungee cord but still they use electricity for nothing of value, its mostly just storage from my previous builds dating back builds as far as 2004).

Thank you for explaining the obvious redface.gif
Usually the HDDs will spin down automatically from what is programmed in their firmware so the windows setting does not affect them.

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first win 7 now windows 8 amazing and thanks is gpt really that much harder? i would like to do it just to learn it but i will default to your assessment i have never had a problem figuring things out on a new system/ equipment

gonna do it but will prolly have to wait a few weeks till my on call gets off of the weekend


hahaha put in my 32gb of ram and win8 attempted to load 32gb of page files..... i have not optimized this install looks like so i redid it again .. but when i did it only made 2 partitions any reason why? do i need to redo it again? it successfully changed to GPT

is there any way to tell which install i have? MBR or GPT ?
in disk part type list disk and next to your OS drive you should have an asterisk under where it says GPT
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Usually the HDDs will spin down automatically from what is programmed in their firmware so the windows setting does not affect them.
in disk part type list disk and next to your OS drive you should have an asterisk under where it says GPT

as usual you rock man thanks so much. it is gpt but for what ever reason i could only see 2 partitions made .
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Ok probably is not the right thread but I'm deciding to switch from windows 7 to windows 8, is it worth it? or should I stay with windows 7? I'm asking this because I supposed all of you have windows 8 tongue.gif
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