FD-ISR and Windows 7

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by pandlouk, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. DVD+R

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    I am delighted to say that I now have FD-ISR installed and working without a problem :D took some doing but finally its worked :D Although I would be pleased to hear that there are no known issues using Puran defrag, can anyone collaborate this?
     
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    Please no posts in this thread about any other products. They will be removed.

    Pete
     
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    One off topic post removed. DVD+R, if you want to ask about other software's compatible with FD-ISR, please start a new thread. This thread is about FD-ISR and Windows 7. Thanks.
     
  4. Rilla927

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    Hi gang,

    I have just installed windows 7 as a custom installation and cleaned up old windows installation with disk clean up utility. There is no reserved system partition but Vista still shows in the boot record.

    So all I need to do is run bootsect 86 and then I can install FD-ISR? I have version 3.32.235.

    I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I cant get this thing to work. Any ideas?

    Okay, I forgot to show hidden files on. There is a ISR folder I cant delete.
     
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  5. Peter2150

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    Hi Rilla927

    Did you do a format when you did the Win 7 install. That's the way I did it and it was very straight forward.

    Pete
     
  6. Rilla927

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    Hi Pete,

    No, I didnt but I realized it after the fact that is what I should have done.

    Believe it or not, my problen was the every time I d/l the file I never noticed the extension .txt and I was changing to a .rar in order to extract it.

    Finally, someone in the FD-ISR forum posted the command line and that's what I used.

    So, all is well! Win 7 is much faster than Vista what a difference.
     
  7. TouchuvGrey

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    i have a computer i built a few months ago.
    Windows 7x64. If i'm following this correctly
    i can backup to my external hard drive, format
    my hard drive reinstall Windows as per
    your instructions and then install FD-ISR ?
     
  8. Peter2150

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    Hi Rilla927

    Missed this post. Glad you got it. Yeah play with WIn 7 a bit and then go back to Vista. UGH.

    Pete
     
  9. Peter2150

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    Yes indeed. I imaged my XP machine, grabbed my Win 7 x64 disk, and booted it up, selected format, and let the install rip. FD-ISR install was a snap, just needed the file to download.

    Pete
     
  10. samy

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    I have XP running on my PC and would like to install Win7 in an empty snapshot as per above guidance. If I decide to cancel the Win7 snapshots will the C partition " die". Is it the meaning of the quote above?
    Will it be possible to retrieve the previous C partition (prior installing Win7) using an image of the C partition?
    (My HD has three partitions)



    Installing Win7 on a PC running XP as mentioned above, is it requested to add this entry in the Excluded Files?

    Thanks
     
  11. pandlouk

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    -The partition will be corrupted and the various programs will report it as unknown ntfs partition (it does not happen always but is very frequent).

    -Of course. If you have an image you have nothing to worry. Just remember to copy any data that you want from the OS partition before trying to remove the 7 snapshot.
    Personally, I exclude them. It saves time and space.

    They are shadow copy files used only by System Restore and by the VSS.

    Panagiotis
     
  12. samy

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    Pandlouk, You're Awesome!

    many thanks for your prompt and clear answer
     
  13. DVD+R

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    has anyone else tried using FD-ISR run in XP compatibility mode on Windows 7 Professional? i dont want the excitement to run wild here mentioning this, but for me,.. I tried it and it works perfectly. I installed Windows XP Professional including the extended partition that Windows 7 makes, and curiosity got the better of me,as I hadent read anything to the contrary, So i installed it, then run it in XP compatibility mode. maybe its a one off for me, maybe it isnt, thats why I'm asking,but anyway it works here :cool:
     
  14. DVD+R

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    I meant to say i had installed Windows 7 Professional not XP Professional o_O
     
  15. newbino

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    Panagiotis so many thanks for this tutorial.

    Since switching to 7 I had been missing FDISR and was discouraged by the other threads, but this procedure is soo simple!

    First I installed FDISR within a rather large (=lots of programs and tweaks) 7 installation as my primary and copied it to make a "first" secondary snapshot.

    Also this is the first time I used the empty snapshot function to install a fresh system which i then established as my new secondary snapshot (deleting the previous secondary) - I was hesitant but I made an image backup just in case - and it worked perfectly as you described.

    great stuff :)
     
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    i'm sure you've heard before how
    good it is to have that little green and
    yellow yin/yang symbol on the the
    bottom toolbar again. i just wanted to say
    a big thank you to Panagiotis for all his
    work and help. YEE HAWWWWWW.
     
  17. DVD+R

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    Ok! The issue whereas when you install FD-ISR on Windows 7, and then decide to uninstall needs addressing. I posted it once but it got ignored, So Once again I'll tell you that once you install it on windows 7 after altering the Boot Sector to work with this version, your permanently stuck with it. uninstalling wont remove the occupied space that FD-ISR used to copy the secondary snapshot. It may seem to be uninstalled but its not. the directory C:\ Local Disk [noparse](C:)[/noparse] $FDSR is there for good, the folder is locked and undeleteable due to the Boot Sec being changed :gack:
     
  18. carfal

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    I could be wrong but once FD ISR is uninstalled, you should be able to take ownership of the C:\ Local Disk C:\$FDSR folder and then delete it.

    Have you tried this?
     
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    tried in vain to take ownership but it keeps telling me access denied
     
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    Have you tried delete software like "unlocker"??
     
  22. pandlouk

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    It has nothing to do with the partition bootsector. As the other already said it has to do with folders/files permissions.
    Anyway, the easy way to circumvent is to remove the snapshots from the FD-ISR menu and then proceed uninstalling it.

    Panagiotis
     
  23. Rilla927

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    Hi guys,

    Can't I use BootIt NG to merge the two partions, meaning the reserve and c to clear this up?
     
  24. pandlouk

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    Don't know, but you can try and tell us the result.:D

    Panagiotis
     
  25. Sadeghi85

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    I think it's possible but you may need to to do a BCD edit with BING after merging and make the partition active.