Description: How to optimize your HDD for Windows 7, duplicate easily the OS and improve the security of your personal files and folders.4.- INSTALL WINDOWS 7 WHOLLY INTO THE WIN1 DRIVE AND COPY IT AFTERWARDS INTO THE WIN2 DRIVE.-
4.1.- INSTALL WINDOWS INTO WIN1 AND PREPARE IT TO BE COPIED.-
- Reboot using Win1.
- Recover into the HDD the previously saved driver folder (swsetup, cabs or any other motherboard drivers folder).
- Open the Device Manager to check uninstalled or not properly installed devices. Let it search into the driver folder for any needed drivers. Look for Screen Adapter and Network Adapter drivers, even if they seem to be correct!
- Complete the install process of Win1 as far as possible (Microsoft Office, etc).
- Before going on it is strongly recommended to obtain a repair disk and also to create a system image containing both primary partitions 1 and 2 into a logical unit of the same HDD, an external HDD or into DVD, so that the original Win1 OS may be restored to its primary state if this is needed.
- Create a text file, which may be named "Unmount.reg" , containing the following lines:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
- Double-click on "Unmount.reg" to introduce it into the registry. Dismounting all units in the registry allows the use of Win1 also as Win 2.
4.2.- USE WIN2 TO CREATE A RECOVERY COPY WHICH CAN BE USED FOR ANY OF BOTH WINDOWS DRIVES.-
- Reboot using Win 2.
- Use "FreeCommander" to withdraw the "hidden" attribute from the copied "Program Data" folder.
- Open the file manager and verify the drive letter of Win1 (maybe the last one before the DVD unit).
- Create a text file named i.e. "Takeown.bat", to be executed as batch file, only including into it the following lines ("X" must be previously substituted by the letter which belongs to the Win1 drive):
C:\Windows\System32\takeown.exe /f X:\Program* /a /r
C:\Windows\System32\takeown.exe /f X:\Users /a /r
C:\Windows\System32\takeown.exe /f X:\Windows /a /r
- Execute this batch file by clicking twice on it. All Win1 folders will be listed, giving you the ownership of them.
- Create a folder named i.e. "Recovery" into any of your logical units, an external HDD or an 8 GB pendrive (slower), then use "FreeCommander" to copy from Win1 into it the following folders:
Program files (x86) (it exists only in the 64 bits versions).
4.3.- COPY WIN1 INTO THE WIN2 DRIVE.-
- Reboot and run Win1.
- Format fast the Win 2 drive and copy into it all files saved into the "Recovery" folder.
4.4.- BUILD A COMPRESSED FILE FOR ANY FUTURE RECOVERY OPERATIONS.-
- As soon as the Win2 drive is completed, and before running it, you must build a .rar or similar compressed file containing all its folders into into a logical unit of the same HDD, or into an external HD, pendrive or DVD. This compressed file will be used from this moment on to restore any of the Windows drives: you only need to boot the other one, format fast and decompress into the damaged unit this compressed file, something which can be done at the background while you continue using normally your computer for other purposes. The "Recovery" folder that has been used to create Win2 won't be used any more, so you may delete it after checking out that Win2 works properly.