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revised Basic DOS terminal browser partition manager?
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comment Install Windows 7 Manually
your previous windows installation on that partition probably won't be bootable, but I doubt it'd wipe any of your data(if you don't format!). that said, it's always safer to backup. And if you're backing up, then no harm in removing the data from the dead 7. and removing the entire dead 7 in fact.
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comment Install Windows 7 Manually
If you want to be risky and not back up, then try installing windows 7 off cd, ignore the uprade option 'cos you're right it doesn't work booting off cd. But choose Custom. I don't see why it should wipe your c:\users directory. And it might even pop up a message about moving windows to windows.old If a message comes up that it'll wipe all data then you might want to leave it.
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comment Install Windows 7 Manually
you would if you copied your data to an external drive, then could even backup the external drive again if you want. Then remove the data from dead 7. And by the way, best practice generally involves backing up even in the xp days when it was definitely possible to do a repair installation 'cos techies often don't trust windows installations to leave files, for some reason. I'd add, I have installed windows 7 when I already had it,n recall a windows.old folder.And not clicking format is probably fine. But it's risky if unsure.But if you google you'll see such a thing as windows.old re win7.
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comment Install Windows 7 Manually
I see you don't have rep to join a chat. that's ok can talk in comment. And you don't want to copy the files off the partition onto an external hard drive. Ready to then copy onto a new partition created by gparted live?
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comment Install Windows 7 Manually
you wrote "a custom install deletes all of your personal data and all of the programs" If that is the case, and i'm not sure that it is, but if that is the case, then you could create it on a new partition. Boot gparted live off a cd. you can resize the old partition make it much smaller. Create a new partition, install windows 7 on that new partition.
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comment Install Windows 7 Manually
maybe, but if that's so, it's only true of upgrade. What about Custom? I think you're probably right re the upgrade option. so windows 7 has no repair installation like xp has that you can boot off cd for. But you can choose custom and install another copy of windows 7 on that computer. possibly on the same partition.
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comment Install Windows 7 Manually
windows 7 has 2 options. Custom and Upgrade. Have you tried both? One option might involve a parallel installation i.e. windows in another directory.
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revised Calculate network addresses
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answered Calculate network addresses
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comment Calculate network addresses
can't they invent a way to do it 'cos in theory, if you could use part of a network, then you could. 17 bits is 128K addresses and he only needs to cover 112K hosts. I can see the issue that if each network has to be a power of two in size, and can't overlap then sure there is'n the space. but in theory it's kind of possible 'cos with 17 bits there are the hosts available. 12K addresses could be 8K+4K for example, but if all he can do is create a 16K network and not use those addresses in another group then it's wasteful
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comment Calculate network addresses
@MichaelHampton how do you know? do they close all subnetting questions ever since that question on how IPv4 subnetting works?
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comment Calculate network addresses
btw this may help it's an online subnet calculator that supports CIDR subnet-calculator.com/cidr.php
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comment Calculate network addresses
@AthomSfere I think you're somewhaht mistaken here. The only aspect that subnetting questions can be not real world, is when they're classes of ip address, but even there, this question does not involve classes. this question seems to me to be suitable for real world / is real world. And cisco involves CIDR too which is very much real world.
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comment Calculate network addresses
I don't know if this is perfect for serverfault, but it might be very suited to it. And certainly more likely to get an answer there than here. And good answers. Serverfault has questions on subnetting so I think it's worth a shot there. great question though. Been a while since i played with subnetting.
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comment Calculate network addresses
@M.Bennett He can't do it with 3 equal sized /16 subnets but maybe there's another way? 'cos technically 17 bits is enough.
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comment Alternative to TeraCopy that preserves directory timestamps?
i've had a situation where teracopy sees DirTimeStamp error, but robocopy just behaves oddly. robocopy leaves unanswered questions, like if two files have the same timestamps, when are they labelled as "same" and when are they just not listed. In my experience they're just not listed. teracopy when there is a timestamp issue, doesn't tell you which files. If a file is older at source, it looks like robocopy might copy it over at least by default. I prefer fastcopy to robocopy.. but it might not even say anything re problematic timestamps while teracopy does.
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revised How can I display the time stamp of a file with seconds, from the command line?
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revised How can I display the time stamp of a file with seconds, from the command line?
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accepted How can I display the time stamp of a file with seconds, from the command line?