Ryu Connor wrote:The easiest and cleanest method is to keep one install, blow up the other, expand the partition via Disk Management, and then re-install your programs from which ever side you didn't retain. Just a half install so to speak.
yogibbear wrote:If you get an SSD... the re-installation process of the programs you have to reinstall from whichever drives you don't image will be soooo fast you will stop complaining about it, and probably stop updating your OS image.
That hadn't occurred to me. Thanks. So in theory I could sysprep/Imagex the DAW system, then upgrade it to Windows 8, then install my office and game software to it.
This came to me just this morning. When all is said and done, I may be better off reinstalling everything manually anyway just to validate that the installer discs and ISOs still work correctly, and to validate that my software licenses are still valid and functional.
BIF wrote:Oh yeah, GPT disks, I had forgotten about that. The motherboard is scheduled to be an Asus P9X79 WS, which I believe does have a UEFI BIOS.
Another twist in the plot! Although I have some self educating to do, wow what a great time to be alive!
Hmmm, just thinking here. For my "big data" partitions, namely the ones holding over a TB of VST sample data, can I use DISKPART to create empty GPT disks, then copy the files from my existing NTFS partitions to the new GPT partitions? Some of those files are upwards of 1.8 GB per file. Some of the more frequently-used ones will end up on SSDs (high read, limited writes), but others will stay on spinning disk partitions.
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