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Default Re: Question about SSD - 02-19-2009, 09:29 PM

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Well, the SAME customer that had the problem on her netbook just sent me an email on monday morning. They ended up jacking up their laptop and ran a system restore on that which did the exact same thing -- Changed the Machine ID. This tells me that it has nothing to do with SSD. It also tells me that my customer is very mean to computers :lol:
It also tells us that your company's method of identifying a particular computer is defective if System Restore changes something it depends upon! It almost sounds like it is using the old (and stupid) trick of depending on a particular file staying in a specific location on the disk.


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Default Re: Question about SSD - 02-19-2009, 09:36 PM

Remember that System Restore is essentially a complete reinstall of the OS, wiping out everything that was on the disk before. No surprise that it might change things.


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Default Re: Question about SSD - 02-19-2009, 10:54 PM

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Remember that System Restore is essentially a complete reinstall of the OS, wiping out everything that was on the disk before. No surprise that it might change things.
No, it's not. It is a rollback of changes which have been made to your system.


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Default Re: Question about SSD - 02-19-2009, 10:55 PM

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Well, the SAME customer that had the problem on her netbook just sent me an email on monday morning. They ended up jacking up their laptop and ran a system restore on that which did the exact same thing -- Changed the Machine ID. This tells me that it has nothing to do with SSD. It also tells me that my customer is very mean to computers :lol:
It also tells us that your company's method of identifying a particular computer is defective if System Restore changes something it depends upon! It almost sounds like it is using the old (and stupid) trick of depending on a particular file staying in a specific location on the disk.
Not sure what the exclamations are all about... Firstly, we don't make the software ourselves. We employ another company to make our software. I also don't see how its stupid. Was your post supposed to serve as a suggestion or just an insult?


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Default Re: Question about SSD - 02-20-2009, 12:00 AM

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Remember that System Restore is essentially a complete reinstall of the OS, wiping out everything that was on the disk before. No surprise that it might change things.
No, it's not. It is a rollback of changes which have been made to your system.
I suppose it depends on which "System Restore" is meant here. If it's the Windows feature, then I agree with you. If It's a reinstall from the "Restore" CD, which is what I read it as, then it's a whole new OS.


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