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    HELP: dual-booting W7/8, now Win7 will not load

    Hi, It seems as if only the MBR is still damaged. Does W8 still see the partition as RAW in diskmanagement? I also notice the W7 partition carries no label. Not that it has to but was it like that prior to when the troubles started? Cheers, ;)
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    HELP: dual-booting W7/8, now Win7 will not load

    Hi, While I have not as yet needed such recovery tools I suppose what it suggests to do for you when it asks to recover the files is that it will in essence try to repair the pointers (the metadata) so the files can be read again. This is what needs to be done for any Windows system to be able...
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    HELP: dual-booting W7/8, now Win7 will not load

    Hi, The files should all still be there unless some were accidentally deleted. What happened is that the FAT table containing all the meta data (the pointers to where the files actually reside on the disk) is somehow damaged. Did you run: cmd (enter) chkdsk X: ( replace x with drive letter) /f...
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    HELP: dual-booting W7/8, now Win7 will not load

    Hi, Indeed, quite often the cause of this happening is a bad connection somewhere along the line making Windows assign the partition as being RAW where in reality it quite likely is not. Examples of this are: too long data cables, EMI disturbance on the cable (insufficient shielding), bad...
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    What did people do when Windows 95 came out?

    Hi, Well at least in W95 there was something worthwhile to learn. W8 only makes you unlearn what you've learned since then. Besides that, the so called new OS isn't all that different from W7 except for all the useless stuff that comes with it plus all the stuff that has been needlessly...
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    What did people do when Windows 95 came out?

    Hi, Tablets aside, if you reread what's written then the obvious conclusion is that we're back to W95 or worse. IOW it's once again up to the customer to find workarounds to get rid of all the nuisances he/she does not want. I'm sure it's been said a zillion times but having to learn to live...
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    What did people do when Windows 95 came out?

    Hi, I'd say the chances of keeping W3.x running without knowing DOS were indeed very slim. Yet, compared to any current OS it was still child's play for anyone willing to dig into it. It was quite a bit of fun to play with cache settings, memory management, defrag utilities and so on. Basically...
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    Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

    Hi, You can even upgrade from within W8 CP running Windows8-ReleasePreview-UpgradeAssistant.exe which you can download from MS. It will aslo create the Windos.old directory where it moves all of old files to. Just make sure you have enough disk space as it uses the local partition to copy the...
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    What did people do when Windows 95 came out?

    Hi, Coming from DOS or even W3.xx and going to W95 was a major step for everyone I would think. Steep learning curve too but if you wanted to keep up with things you just had no choice. Come to think of it those were the days of really busy helpdesks. Being knowledgeable on registry stuff and...
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    This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

    Hi, So are you saying we all should not have installed it on our desktop machines? Re Mediacenter, you could be right but then that's probably true for quite a few things that came and went with various iterations of Windows. My guess is that it wasn't used much because there was better...
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    Solved Delete the Windows.old folder

    Hi, Doing that kind of housekeeping from the other side of the fence (from within a different OS) is easy enough. However I suppose Vince has to do this from within his active W8 install? Ciao, ;)
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    Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

    Hi, I installed the Preview release from within the CP version using the RP udgrade assistant. As this is a multi-disk multi-boot system I can see several folders that seem out of tune with a regular build when a drive letter is assigned to the W8 install from within another OS. These are the...
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    This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

    Hi, Well put, colonel. While I can see how MS are eager to kill two birds with one stone (or OS if you like) they do make it incredibly awkward for those not familiar with any of the newer toys. The net result looking more and more as if you're running a tablet OS with a hidden desktop OS...
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    This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

    Hi, That was the message indeed. :cool: Cheers, ;)
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    This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

    Hi, I fail to see the analogy. Going from W3.x to W95 was a big step forward. Going from W7 to W8 seems like some sort of sidestep to me. Cheers, ;)
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    This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

    Hi, What's embarassing is that it takes a seasoned Windows user 2 hours to figure out how a new Windows version works..... Cheers, ;)
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    This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

    Hi, I admit doing the same but that has more to do with the fact that I just want to stick to the environmemt I am acquainted with while I work. Add to that that you know that W8 is a "volatile" environment being a preview and sure enough it's easily put aside once you've done the sightseeing...
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    Solved Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

    Hi, The next level of what exactly? Sorry to say so but I don't see the progress in being forced (kind of) to use something that should not belong on a desktop OS in the first place. Of course it's easy to throw around stigmata saying that if we don't move on (to the next level of stupidity)...
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    Solved Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

    I'm feeling lighter by the minute. Should I recommend this diet to the misses? :tip: Cheers, ;)
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    Solved Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

    The pot calling the kettle black? :sarc: If that's emotional horse dung then that pile of shite Metro is must be a pile of mule's dung (hybrid and all).... I really fail to see what's to defend on Metro's presence on a desktop OS. Do you? Cheers, ;)
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