Norton Speed Disk: To use without Installing ....?

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Vorpal

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#1
I'm going to do a reformat this weekend. I've been getting some tweaks ready and I want to lean out my system for gaming (new set of Ghost images done a little better too).

I own Norton System Works 2003. The only thing I've been using is NAV2003 and Speed Disk.

I'm going to try going with F-Prot as an on-demand no-service Virus Tool (and the online KAV every so often).

I also want to get away from Speed Disks messy installation, mass registry entries and it's installed service.

What could I do to get away from this?
I know XP comes with a built in defragger, but it's so basic. SpeedDisk sorts by most used and by what goes with what.

??

Thanks for any tips
 

napalmnthemorning

OSNN Senior Addict
#3
We'll if your getting away from Symantec and NAV then reformatting is about the only way to get rid of all their crap. I use Diskeeper 7 that has a built in "set it and forget it" setting so it defrags while you surf and you don't have to mess with a manual defrag program. Its also really fast.. You might reconsider an install program so it can pick up any little nasties before they stick it to ya!..
 
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Vorpal

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#4
Originally posted by ming
just run it off the cd.
? That works ... wow. I'll give it a try.


I'm a norton ghost nut. I'm not even reinstalling. Whenever I change motherboards I start out with one ghost image made right after the XP installation finishes and I setup the desktop. I usually make a series of images. 2nd image being after I install the service packs and updates and MS Office, and a few choice apps (like WinRar and Nero). I like having fallback points.

Thanks.
 
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Vorpal

Guest
#5
Originally posted by Enyo
Yes you can run it direct from its folder on the CD. I believe system works 2003's autorun menu will show the option to do so.
Thanks, that's great news. Norton System Works has to be the most messy bloatware. Very annoying.
 
V

Vorpal

Guest
#6
Nope... I just tried it. From the CD you can run:
-Disk Doctor
-Win Doctor
-Fast & Safe
-Wipe Info

I can not find a way to run Speed Disk Without installing it. :(
 

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