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Felt the need to comment on ghost symantec scrapped the software and fired the dev team I believe.
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Originally Posted by Silvos00 View Post

Felt the need to comment on ghost symantec scrapped the software and fired the dev team I believe.

I know that Ghost has been discontinued which is why i was so surprised to hear "Nightfallx" say that he quote: "uses it all the time". The most recent version (back in 2008??) was compatible with Vista but I am not certain if it was compatible with both 32-bit & 64-bit. Nightfallx did not specify what OS he was running but I doubt that any MCSA / MCTS / MCITP certified IT guy would still be running Vista these days which is why assumed he was running W7 x64.

I think however you can still use Norton Ghost to create/restore images as long as you're doing it in a preboot environment. I'm sure that's perfectly do-able w/out any compatibility issues.
Edited by DaChosenOne - 3/5/14 at 11:08am
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OMG I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW. LOL

 

I have completely destroyed those problems with the Gadgets and with Outlook! I feel like a boss. :)

 

I am now installing all of my games. Soon, I will be absolutely 100% finished with moving into my brand new 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO!

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OMG I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW. LOL

I have completely destroyed those problems with the Gadgets and with Outlook! I feel like a boss. smile.gif

I am now installing all of my games. Soon, I will be absolutely 100% finished with moving into my brand new 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO!

You show that OS whose boss TC! Glad to hear your back on track
    
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You show that OS whose boss TC! Glad to hear your back on track

 

Me too, man. This is awesome. Everything is working absolutely perfectly right now. I can't believe it. I really can't!

 

Oh hey! It's time to update my sig rig now! It's finally official.

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What resolved your issue?
    
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What resolved your issue?

 

I just realized that the details are a very fuzzy at this point, but what I essentially did in a few key places was I built a brand new - but temporary - home, moved out of the old one (and into the new temporary home), demolished it the old one, built a new one in its place that has the same address and name and everything, and then moved into it when the construction was completed. It's like I never left the old home. :) Except, it's flawless. It was easy too! I am surprised by how easy it was.

 

With the Gadgets: I was told to avoid IE 10 and IE 11. So, I did and my gadgets are still up and running. :)


Edited by TwoCables - 3/6/14 at 9:07am
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Just be weary of IE10 and IE11 updates as they seem to ALWAYS reappear for my machine when checking for updates despite what I do to ignore them.

Sounds good though, back up and running. SSD's are like a fresh breath of air thumb.gif
    
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Just be weary of IE10 and IE11 updates as they seem to ALWAYS reappear for my machine when checking for updates despite what I do to ignore them.

Sounds good though, back up and running. SSD's are like a fresh breath of air thumb.gif

 

Oh, I forgot: I disabled Windows Update and also told it to never check for updates. That's my normal routine. :) I probably could have just skipped Windows Update altogether, but I feel better on a fresh install if I install all of the latest updates. Of course, I still skip the suspicious ones, or ones that I can tell I won't need or want.

 

I'm upgrading from an old solid state drive, but a good one: the 60 GB Mushkin Callisto Deluxe. This Saturday, another 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO is coming in the mail! It's going to replace my 150 GB VelociRaptor. The VelociRaptor replaced an old solid state drive: the 64 GB G.SKILL Falcon. It's not a bad little drive either, but the VelociRaptor is bigger. lol :) I'm going to learn from this lesson: don't move the files over, copy them over. lol That way, I can shut down, swap the drives, and Windows will never know the difference - just like I've done a half a dozen times before (so I have no idea why I decided to MOVE them this time, but hey - anything makes sense when I've been awake for over 30 hours).

 

Anyway, so yeah: when I moved into that temporary new home: I set it up as though I was there to stay. That way, I was 100% ready to move in to the new home. After moving into the new home, I saved my .PST files, my NK2 file, took some screenshots just in case, shut down, and installed Windows 7 on the 840 EVO and crossed my fingers that my plan was going to work. lol I did a TON of prep work on that too. I even did all of that with the "Mail" control panel to make a new profile. I made a new one called Test, set it up so that it was perfect, I told Outlook that it was the new default, then I deleted the old default profile, then I clicked "Copy..." and had it copy to a new profile with the standard default name of "Outlook". Then, I told Outlook that this new one was the new default. So there's another place where I moved out, demolished the old home, made a new one, and moved into the new one.

 

Out with the old, in with the new, it's like I never left - only everything is just a little bit faster.


Edited by TwoCables - 3/6/14 at 9:24am
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Now just take an image backup tongue.gif ...just in case.
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