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    The WIN7 + SP1 or the WIN7 Refresh? Does it...

    The WIN7 + SP1 or the WIN7 Refresh? Does it matter?
    I'm being very linear at this point. Thanks for the lead.
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    Willing to try. But I'm going to be really,...

    Willing to try. But I'm going to be really, really linear. Please bear with me because this ain't no fun any more. Pity.
    I can download the ISO. And burning the ISO will leave me with executable...
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    Two of the Support.Microsoft.com URLs. But they...

    Two of the Support.Microsoft.com URLs. But they are now back up. These are stored URLs on my browser and so I'm certain there wasn't any fat fingered business here.
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    Cannot get Win 7 Pro x64 Updates to Update.

    New motherboard (ASUS Z79-A), new C: (SAMSUNG 250 GB EVO SSD). Other innards and case not changed.

    I've tried an embarrassing number of times to get through the WIN 7 Pro x64 updates, almost...
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    Is the Microsoft URL offline?

    I've tried to get to several Microsoft sites this morning and cannot. Is it down or do I have a problem?
  6. Net Neutrality is a major issue and you have...

    Net Neutrality is a major issue and you have brilliantly described the situation. I thought that testing the White House's own web site for aggregating citizen comments might be a place to go to add...
  7. Net Neutrality & Inviting the White House to Respond

    Net Neutrality is a major issue and has been brilliantly described by Woody. I thought that testing the White House's own web site for aggregating citizen comments might be a place to go to add my...
  8. Nothing is restricted --- but you can only use it...

    Nothing is restricted --- but you can only use it for a few, rather small, searches before it freezes with a pitch for cash.

    That said, yesterday I downloaded Easy Duplicate Finder, because it has...
  9. Some years ago I used a related product (same...

    Some years ago I used a related product (same group) but the new versions have not met the grade. Newest version, for instance, does not do NEFs nor CR2s, which are important. What it does, it does...
  10. Finding duplicate and near duplicate Photos

    With several terabytes of photos among which are thousands, at least, of near duplicate photos (different extensions, cropping, some other 'Photoshopping'), I am looking for a program, free or not,...
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    SSDs & Indexing

    It seems that SSDs' life span is deleteriously affected by handling lots of small files and so there are many recommendations about cutting down that risk of early failure. One of the items...
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    Oh yes. And I've found out a bunch of other...

    Oh yes. And I've found out a bunch of other things, too.
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    Okay. Here is another source of great, maybe a...

    Okay. Here is another source of great, maybe a bit too detailed, information on the MBR/UEFI/WIN7/GPT imbroglio: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn640535(v=vs.85).aspx
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    Win7 and GPT on an SSD

    I have a downloaded copy of the install for Win7 64 and am finally at that stage of loading the OS on the SSD boot drive in a completely new machine. The question is that after going through...
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    Software Steps in Simultaneous New Builds

    For several months I have been acquiring hardware & plotting out procedures for a major change in my computers environment. Various Forum folks have been very helpful. (And I've lost about 5 weeks...
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    All my HDs are SATA-3 and the SSD is SATA-6. The...

    All my HDs are SATA-3 and the SSD is SATA-6. The mobo has plenty of SATA-3 connectors and one SATA-6 connector. Life is good. But I did check to make sure after reading your post. FYI: there are...
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    Yep. A legit Microsoft Upgrade disk. (Also a...

    Yep. A legit Microsoft Upgrade disk. (Also a 32-bit Win7 Pro disk for the other PC which will inherit the 'brains' of this one.)
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    Good thought. I had a very long session once...

    Good thought. I had a very long session once over a similar issue with a Microsoft team. No interest in putting another afternoon into the can. Does anybody have a working number to a real...
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    Re recommendation 3, since I intend to introduce...

    Re recommendation 3, since I intend to introduce the new SSD into the new set-up as the boot drive and use a DVD to get it started & updated, install all the applications, update them, etc. and THEN...
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    One more thing. How do I identify what folders...

    One more thing. How do I identify what folders should be on the SSD? Or, put in other terms, what folders in a WIN7 PRO 64 bit should/can not be moved, at least not from the BOOT partition or boot...
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    Step one, as I understand it, will be to do the...

    Step one, as I understand it, will be to do the backups etc, then swap out the Mobo/RAM/C: drive for SSD. I suspect the new UEFI will allow me to get to the Optical drive to run the Upgrade...
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    I lean toward Clint's approach so that I get as...

    I lean toward Clint's approach so that I get as clean an install as possible although at the cost of more time and care. Clean is good. If UPS & FEDEX stay on their schedules, I should get to the...
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    used: 857 GB Free: 0.98 TB

    used: 857 GB
    Free: 0.98 TB
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    In my last build, 6 years ago, the previous OS...

    In my last build, 6 years ago, the previous OS would have been Win XP, if there was an OS on the drive.

    The new SSD will have 250GB (Samsung). The current boot drive is 2T I can strip the data...
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    Just a heads-up. I've started another thread...

    Just a heads-up. I've started another thread addressing specifically the recipe for getting the OS and formatting done.
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