04-23-2012 08:03 AM
That is sorted now cheers. Now for part 2 of my story I need to update my other PC with the kit I have taken out of my current system. I currently have Vista (I hate Vista). Can I use my Win 7 one time back up and put it on another HDD on my system I am due to build ???
04-23-2012 01:10 PM
I'm not sleep deprived any more. Sorry about last night.
You can use your Ghost CD to restore your current Win7 image to unallocated space on a HD in your other computer. There is a good chance that it will boot on the first attempt without needing "manipulation". Once into Windows the OS will automatically install drivers for most of your hardware. You might have to manually install a few drivers. You will be presented with the Microsoft Activation message too.
Regarding having no mouse in BIBM. You have a new MB with a different BIOS from the previous MB. Sometimes BIBM can't get a USB mouse working with the BIOS.
I don't use Disk Management much any more. I didn't realize (until a few days ago in the Elder thread) that you can't create a fourth standard primary partition in Win7 Disk Management. You have to create an Extended Primary partition. This limitation is not present in WinXP Disk Management.
04-23-2012 02:31 PM - edited 04-23-2012 02:32 PM
Hi Brian got both GC working now I think I got my set up fine see attachment. My WIn 7 is a OEM so should be fine I hope!!!
Disk 1 does not show up in Win 7 as it is a Mac OSX drive.
You got me confused with your last statement
I don't use Disk Management much any more. I didn't realize (until a few days ago in the Elder thread) that you can't create a fourth standard primary partition in Win7 Disk Management. You have to create an Extended Primary partition. This limitation is not present in WinXP Disk Management. See link here
04-23-2012 03:20 PM
The screenshot looks great.
Re the extended partition, see...
04-23-2012 04:11 PM - edited 04-23-2012 04:11 PM
It is so different I saw the difference when I goy it running on my old system. But now I got i7 chip 16 gb of ram and a 6gb sata for the ssd it is instant in nearly everything.
04-23-2012 04:22 PM
A mate has a deal with his work. Buy a desktop and we'll pay.
So yesterday we ordered a Dell Precision for $7600. Quad core Xeon processor, SSD and two HDs. 24 GB RAM, etc.
It's being delivered to my place so I can set it up.