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  1. Indigo

    Clonezilla, "Corporate" Level Drive Imaging

    TI 11 did work OK with my older hardware but wouldn't on the new; the 2009 is not only buggy (boot disk wouldn't work on mine; the custom ISO from their Tech Suport wouldn't either). Also corrupts data too (e.g. deleting the Outlook pst folder during backup - not too clever, this!) - their own...
  2. Indigo

    Clonezilla, "Corporate" Level Drive Imaging

    Clonezilla's latest freeware is out now http://www.pcmech.com/article/clonezilla-corporate-level-drive-imaging/. Thanks must go to Mak who had originally suggested this a short while ago (Post #20 http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3050&page=2 refers). At that time I was desperately...
  3. Indigo

    Dual boot Win 7 on Drive 1 with Vista preinstalled on Drive 0

    Thank you; one suspected this! Hence my interest in a possible netbook version. Also the makers of nLite will undoubtedly come up with a '7Lite' (hopefully a modified vLite?) to customise a much slimmer 7 install!
  4. Indigo

    Dual boot Win 7 on Drive 1 with Vista preinstalled on Drive 0

    7 now installed without a hitch; thanks to all who replied to my OP. Not bad at all; so far all my applications seem to run fine but haven't tried out the media centre bits yet. Vista II ... oops, I mean Win 7 is clearly an improvement on its predecessor and may yet prove a worthy successor to...
  5. Indigo

    Dual boot Win 7 on Drive 1 with Vista preinstalled on Drive 0

    Thank you all for responding. Terry, grateful for your more complete response; this is clearly reassuring. I should be back in London by Thursday so will give this a go. BTW congratulations on your recent well deserved promotion and to Justin too on his elevation!
  6. Indigo

    Dual boot Win 7 on Drive 1 with Vista preinstalled on Drive 0

    Back again; Happy 2009 (and joyous Win 7 Beta testing!) to all! As the title implies i wish to dual boot Win 7 Beta on my second internal HDD (Drive 1) with Vista already preinstalled on the first internal HDD (Drive 0); both SATA. I would like the boot menu to simply allow me to choose which...
  7. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Season's greetings and Happy New Year to all Forum members! Let's pray for a peaceful year ahead.
  8. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Sure, we need to see how well the Beta is received. Time when speculation stops and truth slowly unveiled!
  9. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Perhaps this may shed light on what you folks are talking about: http://bink.nu/news/microsoft-breaks-silence-on-windows-7-no-new-kernel.aspx From a non-tech user perspective, must confess it should make little or no difference either way - the OS, in my view, should always remain totally...
  10. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Someone's just sent me this. It amplifies some of what Mak's alluded to thus far: http://gizmodo.com/5069661/windows-7-walkthrough-boot-video-and-impressions http://gizmodo.com/5069282/windows-7-pre+beta-details-leak http://gizmodo.com/5070219/giz-explains-why-windows-7-will-smash-vista...
  11. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Hi folks: Finally seeing a de-bloated OS, snappier than its predecessors? Looks promising indeed. My two desktops show RAM usage at idle: 0.4GB (XP) vs. 1.2GB (Vista); neither satisfactory. As for Windows 7, thumbs up for integrated memory optimisation and auto smart defragger. Would be good if...
  12. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    One hopes MS meets the tough challenge of delivering a reliable and credible solution to those still reluctant to switch from XP (including corporates who largely refuse to embrace Vista) as well as those who have migrated to Vista. This is made all the tougher with accelerating global economic...
  13. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    No matter, Mak. We shall count on you folks to keep us posted.
  14. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Hi PC eye I am lucky they've shipped both the 32 and 64 bit drivers for XP (as well as Vista) mercifully on my new PC (handy that!); however I must concede it is a matter of time before chipset manufacturers stop supplying the XP drivers on newer MoBos. So you are right. Incidentally, when...
  15. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Thanks for that, PC eye. My new desktop came with 32 bit Vista HP preinstalled but also 64 bit full OEM on disk! So I may as well skip the 64 bit XP Pro in favour of this. Nice one!
  16. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Hi PC eye I have never used the backup feature w/in the OS, relying instead on image restore to hole me out of problems, usually within minutes (less than half an hour max). This obviously saves having to rebuild the OS, loading SPs + updates and reinstalling/reconfiguring a whole horde of...
  17. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Lucky you! Having lots of fun with Beta testing, mate? I presume this will be 64 bit only, any idea on minum RAM yet? Presume at least 2GB? Is this going to rely on Intel's i7 or equivalent processor? Presumably it would not be realistic to expect the new OS to be as lean as XP Pro. But is it...
  18. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Thanks, Mak; will check out the newer CZ version as you suggest as it'll be pretty soon. Also do totally agree one could ditch the Ultimate for an easier/reliable image backup/restore solution. It may just be interesting to see it the complete backup/restore w/in Ultimate holds up though. It...
  19. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Thanks, Mak. Have been using AcronisTI for some time now and do really like it; however, it simply fails on my new PC (apparently a known issue with SATA etc yet no fix worked in yet - apparently their solution is to supply a bespoke boot CD - not very elegant). Their support has yet to...
  20. Indigo

    Dual boot XP Pro on ext eSATA HDD with Vista 32 bit preinstalled on internal HDD?

    Thanks Mak. I wholly agree one wouldn’t pay the extortionate price for the Ultimate but I already happen to have it! Had my imaging software not given me hassle I wouldn’t even contemplate triple booting with it. Must say I am relieved there will be no conflicts with running the two Vistas...
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