Originally Posted by TheReciever
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
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