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Can I dual boot from an existing virtual machine using Easy BCD

  1. #31


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    Right, best is to use DVD-R. But if I were you, I would immediately start making images and make new ones e.g. once per week. Then you can recover in 20 minutes and lose non of your stuff. Here is what I suggest to use : Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Forums

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  2. #32


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    ok I have made the recovery disks, a backup, about to make images
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    can i back up programs?
    also can i transfer/migrate a few to win8
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  3. #33


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    Programs cannot be transferred. They have to be reinstalled. But they will be part of your images and will reinstall when you dump the image back in.
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  4. #34


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    wow 1.7GB download! Ill have to wait till end of the month to do that
    30GB usage..... for five people not very much is it?
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  5. #35


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    Quote Originally Posted by ovg View Post
    wow 1.7GB download! Ill have to wait till end of the month to do that
    30GB usage..... for five people not very much is it?
    I always store all my program downloads on an external 2.5" disk. Then I have them handy for reinstallation or an installation on another system. For a 1.7GB download I would need 2 hours. Would not want to do that multiple times.
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  6. #36


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    That will take me about 4hrs. Is it possible to download the file without the program i.e. on my android phone in a wifi hotspot?
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  7. #37


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    I guess you can download via the phone hotspot. But that will only be faster if you have 4G - 3G would be slower than an average DSL connection.

    But I do not understand what you mean by "download the file without the program ". If you mean that you download the program installation file (.exe) without immediately installing it, that is possible. Just save it somewhere on the PC or an external drive attached to the PC. Then if you double click on the .exe file, it will install.
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  8. #38


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    sorry, i have the program installed but to make the rescue media it wants to download 1.7GB, this is very big so i was wondering if it can be downloaded onto my phone in a hotspot in a cafe or somewhere like that, as i have limited speed and usage aswell as a good chance of being disconnected at home
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  9. #39


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    I guess you are talking about producing the WinPE rescue disc. For that you want to download the WAIK which is 1.7GB.

    I would think you can download it to your phone if you have enough storage space on the phone and know how to later transfer it to the PC.

    You may have to drink a lot of coffees at Starbucks or eat a lot of hamburgers at McDo. Even on G4 it will take a while. If there is only a G3 hotspot, you better bring a sleeping bag - LOL.
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  10. #40


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    alot of the hotspots are about 5mbps or i could do it on my schools wifi, 100mbps actual speed, and mabey it can be paused like the win8 download? where can i download it?
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