Have a [relatively] new Toshiba Satellite, P775, with Intel i7 CPU, 600GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Win7 Home Premium.
The disk is partitioned thusly:
- 250GB OS (C:\) drive partition
- remainder partitioned as E:\ drive for data & some software that wants to write to the install directory.
I want to upgrade to Win7 Ultimate. In light of that, I went to Amazon, purchased the appropriate Windows Anytime Upgrade. I'm still working with that, but so far the results have been nil. The upgrade cannot even create a restore point, so that kills it before any upgrade has been initiated.
I've checked that the drives are properly configured, insofar as I can tell, for restore creation.
In light of this, it's likely that I'll have to do a full install, rather than an upgrade. I've been using this box for a month or so, and have installed a number of programs. I'm trying to list all the installed software so as to create a checklist for installs subsequent to the upgrade.
I tried the late Karen Kenworthy's Directory Printer, but I don't know that it's listing everything. I also tried Revo Uninstaller to export both a .txt and .html file. Again, I'm not certain that everything is being listed.
I know I'm gonna have trouble replacing some of the utilities Toshiba put on the box, so I want to be certain everything is listed in order to research those utilities. So, back to the question at hand, is there a better way to list everything that is currently installed ?
(A better question might be, "How can I get past the restore point issue?" However, I'm not certain that could be addressed by anyone who did not have physical access to the box .)
Oh, yeah, I did shut down everything that did not have to load on boot (Chameleon Startup Manager Pro, v184.108.40.2061), which did make the Windows boot process much faster. However, this Toshiba takes 123-126 seconds for the physical boot, i.e., two (2) minutes before the OS even begins to load . That can be shortened in the BIOS, but then it will boot only from the HDD, not even from a LiveCD