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Speed doesnt matter much if it doesnt achieve the desired end result. Though Microsoft doesnt like Gadgets anymore, unless thats widgets?
    
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Sigh. Well I'm sorry, but I'm extremely frustrated, pissed, angry, depressed, etc., you name it. I feel like returning this thing so that I no longer have this task looming over my head. I do not want to have to deal with not having the Gadget Platform, and I do not want to have to deal with starting clean in Microsoft Outlook like I did over a decade ago. I've become dependent upon being able to do a quick search in Outlook for older e-mails every now and then.

 

Sigh. I just hate Microsoft. What hurts the most is, I had spent about 2 and a half weeks looking forward to this, and I was also beginning to really enjoy it - until everything went to hell thanks to Microsoft.

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Just walk away from it for now, cool your head and come back to it later.

We can troubleshoot it tomorrow, is this in relation to a .pst import or the whole OS?

Just have to look at which updates to exclude that is messing with your desired configuration, not all updates are good ones sadly. We have quite a few from good ol' Microsoft at work that we dub "The Evil update"
    
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Just walk away from it for now, cool your head and come back to it later.

We can troubleshoot it tomorrow, is this in relation to a .pst import or the whole OS?

Just have to look at which updates to exclude that is messing with your desired configuration, not all updates are good ones sadly. We have quite a few from good ol' Microsoft at work that we dub "The Evil update"

 

Pff, it's going to be several weeks before I will feel like attempting this again. That was 14 hours of my life, gone, wasted, trashed. The first time, it was about 6 hours because I gave up when the Windows Gadgets went away, but I didn't know that it was because of some update to Windows. I thought that some major problem just occurred that I might have caused some how.

 

I have never had to go more than once. This is really discouraging.

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Just walk away from it for now, cool your head and come back to it later.

We can troubleshoot it tomorrow, is this in relation to a .pst import or the whole OS?

Just have to look at which updates to exclude that is messing with your desired configuration, not all updates are good ones sadly. We have quite a few from good ol' Microsoft at work that we dub "The Evil update"

 

and yes, I'm well aware that I need to avoid the bad update, but I don't have a clue which one it is. This isn't my first time doing this. lol I previously thought that it was KB2719662, but there was no such update with that KB number. I looked at the list about a half a dozen times very slowly before installing any of them. When I saw that 2719662 wasn't there, I figured that it was yet to come in the next set of updates (what I call "updates for the updates" heh). Except, it never came.

 

So, now I have yet another project on top of this already massive frickin' project: read about each update to see if any of them talk about the Gadget platform. Sigh. Did I mention yet that I hate Microsoft? I'm sure I did. Maybe the dog ate my post.

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Hit me up when you decide to attempt it again. Not sure what you do for living, but moving files around is what Im paid to do lol amongst a lot of other things along with dealing with outlook and google apps sync.

EDIT: Im not an expert on Patch Management, however when I was asked to dabble in it, I noticed that you have KB articles that are superseded by KB articles until you get to the root of the update. It could just be how my crappy enterprise remoting software works though
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Hit me up when you decide to attempt it again. Not sure what you do for living, but moving files around is what Im paid to do lol amongst a lot of other things along with dealing with outlook and google apps sync.

 

I hope to remember, but I fear that it'll be weeks or even months before I feel like making another attempt. After today, sigh, I feel like just running this current installation of Windows right into the ground so that I'm forced to do it. It's already on its way too: I have a few various problems that all started when I decided to swap my secondary drive. That was a blast. heh

 

Every day on here, I always wonder: "when am I next? When am I next for ultra-depressing problems to strike me?" Today, I found out. Isn't this a fun universe? lol

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Well a great many of us have been assisted by you at least one time or another, so for once kick back and let the community lend a helping hand lol
    
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Well a great many of us have been assisted by you at least one time or another, so for once kick back and let the community lend a helping hand lol

 

I'll try. Maybe once I've had a week or two of rest, I'll feel brave enough (or stupid enough) to try again. I think a part of what really hurts is, during the first half of this whole thing I was having a good time, happy and cheerful and just feeling great. Then, the Gadgets went away...

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I use Norton Ghost all the time, and since it's my image going on the same PC over and over I activate it before I capture it. and I don't generalize the image because it's my image I don't care about the same SID.

That's news to me. If you're using Norton Ghost on W7 x64, I would venture to guess you're making those images from a boot up disc (in preboot environment). I haven't heard of any kind of support or on-going development of the software from Symantec in several years. If you're using it in a preboot environment that totally makes sense - because I haven't heard of anyone using that applic. natively in Windows environment (post Windows Vista).
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