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Striping Existing System Volume / Disk Drive


I'm just wondering can i convert my current single os disk to be striped in windows 7? I'd like to get a bit of extra hdd performance but i don't want to have to reinstall windows. So i'm wondering if you can do this on a live system disk.

My board has some hardware raid support but i think that'll wipe the disks if i try and make a raid with them. I don't think the hardware raid performance on these consumer mother boards is that great anyway so a software raid will be fine if i can do it.


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I plugged in my usb flash drive into a computer using windows 7. It always prompts me to scan and fix or cancel. I canceled every time, but i got annoyed with it popping up every time, so i told it to scan and fix. A loading screen came up so i patiently waited. After completion it asks to format my usb flash drive. I can't format it though because i have homework files and all my other personal files on there. So i canceled the format, but every time i plug it into my computer it asks t format it. I even plugged it into a computer running on windows xp and it wanted to format it.

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Posted On: 2010-05-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-05-02 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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My hardware:
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Wd raptor - wd360gd
E6850
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Posted On: 2009-11-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Therefore, when i will eventually need to restore my system with the windows 7 "system image recovery" tool to the state of a previously created system image, i will need to use a system repair disc (that i have previously created on a dvd) to boot the "system image recovery" tool.

In principle, this seems to be sufficient, because it is hopefully relatively seldom that i will need to restore my c partition to a previous state (in the past, i did this mainly when participating in a software beta programs in order to restore my pc to the "clean and reliable" state prior to the installation of the unreliable beta-software).
 
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Posted On: 2009-12-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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When i upgraded from vista to windows 7 i attempted a files in place upgrade. That upgrade failed and got itself into a continuous loop attempting to back out of the upgrade. I have two drives, the main boot drive and a second 1 terabyte drive. I should have just reloaded windows clean on the main boot drive, but i didn't. I loaded windows on my terabyte drive, hoping that i would be able to save my data on the boot drive, which i was never able to do. I have been running fine that way, but. Now i want to replace that boot drive with a new larger drive. My question is:

Where is the registry stored. Is it on my boot drive or is it on my terabyte drive that i loaded windows onto. If i remove my old boot drive and install a new drive, will i still have a usable system.

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Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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