What happens if some programs are installed onto a different partition?

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  1. Ragzarok

    Ragzarok Registered Member

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    How does that affect snapshots?
    I just wanna put some games onto a velociraptor instead of the 80gig x25m. But how would this impact my snapshots?
     
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    It won't I guess, except that the game will be visible only from the snapshot where you installed it.

    Note also that some games install some component on the system disk itself, so in some cases it will.
     
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    I have games on a different partition and big apps on another partition.
    Therefore only OS and small programs are on the snapshot partition.

    This doesn't matter as long as I don't install games or big apps and afterwards revert back to an older snapshot.
    In this case the registry informations and maybe the uninstaller on the snapshot partition are lost.

    But if something went wrong, I can reinstall the app or game anyway.

    With Steam games it is very easy to backup all related informations on the snapshot partition.
    There are only two Valve keys and related uninstall keys to export, as the uninstallers are in the game folder.

    Cheers
     
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    True, but to have a dedicated snapshot for gaming makes sense anyway.
    If someone has ten snapshots and likes to copy/update/delete all day through, then it may be difficult. :)

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  5. munckman

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    It was truly one of Leapfrogs envisioned scenarios according to the Help:

    Special Use Snapshots

    You can also create some special purpose snapshots. Here are some suggestions:


    OEM Snapshot - If you have a new computer, make a snapshot of the system as it came from the manufacturer. This way you can always go back and start over if necessary.

    Work Snapshot - If this is a home computer you can set up a snapshot to be used to work from home. Any applications needed for work or configuration changes can be made in this snapshot and not affect your home use of the computer.

    Game Snapshot - You can set up a snapshot just to play games. You can configure Windows to run your games faster by turning off a lot of the background processes Windows runs and not loading unwanted applications (e-mail, etc.)

    Guest Snapshot - You can set up a snapshot for guests to use. You can protect your privacy since they will not have access to your files in the other snapshots. You can also allow then to download or install applications without worrying about their affect on your computer.

    Sorry if this is obvious.

    Yes, but if it is just a matter of missing registry entries, one may be able to make a registry backup of the snapshot from which the game was installed, even though the game was installed in another partition; then import the registry backup into a different (but similar) snapshot.

    My reasoning here, is that, if a user imports extraneous registry items into any snapshot; no big deal... it'll still work. However, if a user tries to import a registry backup into a snapshot that needs more registry entries; the snapshot will not work as expected!

    I hope what propose makes sense!:blink:
     
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