Is it possible?

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by Brambb, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. Brambb

    Brambb Registered Member

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    Hello my current motherboard isn't functioning 100% anymore and I wanted to build another one in which I have lieing around, but I only have 1 hdd and no dvd burner to back up a few things. Cause I do need to reinstall my windows again.

    So a solution came to me, can I install FD-ISR make a empty snapshot, turn down the computer, build the new motherboard in and boot from the empty snapshot where I can install Windows on? I heard its possible but how does that work exactly :).

    And also in that 'new' snapshot can I access files in the 'old' snapshot to copy-paste it in the new one?

    (or you know another way to do it? ^_^)


    Many thanks,
    -Bram
     
  2. wilbertnl

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    Your plan might probably work...

    What you need to do first is collect all the data that you want to transfer to the new installation into a folder structure and anchor that.
    The anchored data will be available in your empty snapshot right away.
    Since your motherboard isn't okay anymore, I would not copy any data, in order to prevend that you end up with corrupted data. You would move the files/folders into the anchored area.

    Don't forget to switch to the empty snapshot and check that the error mesage NTLDR not found shows on the screen before you take out the defect motherboard.
    After you installed the new motherboard and start the installation of Windows, make sure that you don't format the disk, but select the option leave filesystem alone.

    Good luck with this interesting project!
     
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    Worked out like planned : )!

    Didn't have any issue's with doing what you said.
    Thanks for the tips, you can lock it if needed.

    -Bram
     
  4. Longboard

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    Now that is a VERY interesting exchange indeed.
    Kudos to the two of you for figuring it out.
    Wilbert=Guru.
    Bram: very clever of you.
    I hope Todd is keeping an eye or two here.
    Luckily you didn't ask support first; give them palpitations ;)
    Another "unintended" FDISR rescue option.
    :thumb:
     
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    Wow, you guys are GOOD! :cool:

    Acadia
     
  6. wilbertnl

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    I consider a clean installation of the operating system Windows in a empty snapshot the most powerful feature of FD-ISR.
    It's well worth understanding this process.
    Although at some point in the process, you can't verify what's happening (when you have the blue setup screen), it does work flawlessly.
     
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