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  1. It's been almost five years, and no replies? I have this same problem. Outlook 2010.
  2. Alternatively, I store no user data under the folder \users\myWindowsID. I store all user data., including downloads, documents I create with MS Office apps, Quicken files, everything, in folders in a separate D (DATA) drive. When, not if, Windows gets messed up, I just reload the OS, apps, etc. Apps like Norton Internet Security self-update anyway.
  3. I have seven systems in my home LAN, no two alike, combination of self-built desktops and purchased laptops from two different vendors, mixture of Win 7 Pro 64 and Win XP. I'm looking for a driver update utility that covers both OS's, is reasonably complete and accurate, with reasonable pricing. Any recommendations? Warnings (to avoid )? Thanks.
  4. I just finished scanning the multiboot sticky, but I didn't find any mentions of UEFI-based motherboards. And I can't find any commercial multiboot products that claim UEFI support. I'm interested in using a commercial product because I spent some time investigating GRUB and found it too much of a hassle just to save $30-$50. In about a month (budget permitting ) I plan to do a MAJOR upgrade to my main system, which runs Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. ASUS P9 X79 Pro, Intel 3930K, 16 or maybe even 32 GB RAM, and watercooled . I organize my storage so that Windows and programs are installed on C
  5. Great! Aside from trying to use more than four partitions on one drive, I don't think I was trying anything particularly difficult. That is: boot off a selected partition while hiding other partitions. There was a program about 10 years ago from a company called something like "V-comm" called System Commander, that did all this. Of course, this other product didn't work too well. Although I'm an old Solaris guy (used to work at Sun Microsystems), I see the value in "intuitive" GUI-based systems to set options and control actions. BootIT seems to have skipped class the day when they were t
  6. can be replaced by either: or: Maybe it's because I do know a bit about grub4dos syntax, but it does seem to me like rather intuitive. jaclaz Jaclaz, Time to eat some serious crow and try out grub4dos. Why the serving of crow for dinner? After working with Terabyte's BootIT Bare Metal, it has a second-rate Partition Manager, that doesn't do what I need it to do, and the answers I'm getting from their support feel like a real flip-off. And as a boot manger, it's quite complicated, probably more complex that grub4dos, in fact. So mea culpa for wanting to use the Terabyte product inste
  7. I just started to multiboot window 7 professional by using a boot manager and duplicating my original windows 7 Professional partition. One is my main "production" install and the others are for test purposes. To avoid any confusion, I would like to either add text like "Production" or replace the standard "Windows 7 Professional" text that appears at the bottom of the screen during the bootup process. I'm not interested in changing the screen background or the graphics. How can I accomplish this? Thanks.
  8. If you don't allow a primary partition for Win7 to create the 100 mb partition, then Win7 install automatically puts it as the "boot" directory in the Win7 install it subsequently creates. What I do, from scratch (eg), is to make P1 and P2 Linux partitions, P3 a NTFS partition, then P4 is the extended. Win7 will automatically install itself into P3, and "boot" will be a directory within that install automatically. burpnrun, Thank you. What you described is quite clear. What do you think of this, I wanted to do 2 win 7 installs, each without creating that SYSTEM RESERVED partition. I crea
  9. Thanks. B) B) Did you also try BootIt NG, which was the current version a year ago. It works well enough in the tests I did, but "smooth" and "intuitive," no. That's obviously not where TeraByte Unlimited wants to put their efforts. Ah, good info here also. About the same price as Boot It, probably no coincidence. Do you need a Linux loader if you aren't planning any Linux installs? I assume you are referring to the 100 MB SYSTEM RESERVED partition as the "win 7 boot" partition. What did you call that directory? When you do each Win 7 install, did the installer try to create that
  10. We can remove the guesses, BTW all or most of them plainly wrong from the equation. Several months ago I contacted the nice guy that runs multibooters.co.uk and pointed him to grub4dos which is NOT GRUB (legacy) and is NOT GRUB 2. but he had no time to test himself the grub4dos . (and AGAIN what I pointed you to is grub4dos AND NOT GRUB) US$ 0 (as in zero, nil) seems to me a better deal, but of course if you like uneedingly spending 40 bucks for the Terabyte thingy (which BTW I can confirm it is a very good bootmanager ) it's your choice. JFYI: http://www.winimage.....php?f=1&t=3231
  11. Sure , and you have a wise approach with the separation of data from OS. Problem might be the use of a "main" C: partition hosting your "main" OS. You cannot "hide" it unless you install grub4dos to the MBR. (actually I am lying, there may be ways, but they are rather advanced, but more than that prone to errors as they need "looping") A much better way would be that of having a slightly different setup. Ideally you should have (on first disk) a very small partition dedicated to just the bootmgr and the \boo\BCD (optionally plus the grub4dos files), i.e. recreate the situation of a "standard
  12. Yes, learning is FUN! No question about that. I'm not doing any of this just to save money. I got a reply saying that this subforum was the one in which to ask questions. I'm more than happy to see my other thread, the one in which I have posted full details, moved to the most appropriate forum or subforum. I'll admit, I'm sort of new here, because I haven't been very active. This set of forums has an amazing set of resources, and I want to both contribute and to tap into the resources. x509
  13. Thanks you. I'll need to spend some time reading these pages. Sure. Four physical drives. Drive 0 is 320 GB, for OS installs only. That way, a complete OS blowup or a major hardware/software upgrade, doesn't affect any of my data or my music and photos. When I built up a new system recently, I simply moved Drives 1-3 into the new case. Drives 1-3 are 1 TB each, with an extended partition and multiple logical partitions, all filesystems NTFS. On Drive 1, I keep all my data on Drive D: Music goes in E: and that's also where I have my iPhone backups, iTunes libraries, etc. Drive F: is Pho
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