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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

06 Feb 2014   #1531
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I have 6 GB of RAM. I work with music production so I need as much as possible available. Plus, personally I don't like unneeded stuff running on my PC. I agree with you both but it's my "caprice".
I seriously doubt your micromanaging is going to make any difference but, if it still worries you, you would be much better off just getting more RAM.


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06 Feb 2014   #1532
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Thank you for all the comments, it seems I'm doing things right.

There's a thing though - since I used Reflect I have WmiPrvSE.exe running in the background all the time. I never had that before. I googled it and it says it's a process that's used in the enterprise environment - but I am a home user. What's that about? Can I disable it?
Yeah it is a process for monitoring programs, as Peter said. Do you have a CPU or Temp gadget running?
No, I don't. I from time to time use a monitorung utility, but not all the time. And when I did use it before I haven't noticed that provessor running when I was done with hardware monitoring.

I know it's benign but I wonder why is it there if it wasn't there before. What's causing it?
1. Don't worry about such very minor things, as has been stated a few times, it won't "hurt" anything at all.

2. Don't disable anything but set the startup option to Manual, that way an application will start it if need and will stop when finished.
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07 Feb 2014   #1533
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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Minor point:
Speccy is still free
SIW is now paid only (unless you have an old version like me).
I have the old version too (the old version was portable too).

I keep a "back catalogue" of old installers for this sort of situation (i.e. new versions losing features, programs swapping from free to paid, etc.).
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07 Feb 2014   #1534
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...I keep a "back catalogue" of old installers for this sort of situation (i.e. new versions losing features, programs swapping from free to paid, etc.).
Excellent advice! But then, I'm prejudiced because I do the same thing.
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07 Feb 2014   #1535
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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...I keep a "back catalogue" of old installers for this sort of situation (i.e. new versions losing features, programs swapping from free to paid, etc.).
Excellent advice! But then, I'm prejudiced because I do the same thing.
Thank you, your Ladyship.

Some companies also screw up their "improved" versions.

I think some programs may have too many features for their developers to keep track of.
Anecdotally, VLC regularly releases "improved" versions that are broken.
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07 Feb 2014   #1536
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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...I keep a "back catalogue" of old installers for this sort of situation (i.e. new versions losing features, programs swapping from free to paid, etc.).
Excellent advice! But then, I'm prejudiced because I do the same thing.
I agree, I have things 6-8 years old.
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07 Feb 2014   #1537
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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...I keep a "back catalogue" of old installers for this sort of situation (i.e. new versions losing features, programs swapping from free to paid, etc.).
Excellent advice! But then, I'm prejudiced because I do the same thing.
I agree, I have things 6-8 years old.
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07 Feb 2014   #1538
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Excellent advice! But then, I'm prejudiced because I do the same thing.
I agree, I have things 6-8 years old.
I have my grandfather's railroad watch that's 138-139 years old (and it still works; I wind it up every year on New Year's Day). Does that count?
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07 Feb 2014   #1539
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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I have my grandfather's railroad watch that's 138-139 years old (and it still works; I wind it up every year on New Year's Day). Does that count?
Sure it does. I even have a shirt or two from my school days too.
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07 Feb 2014   #1540
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I have a fridge which is more than thirty years old and a freezer even older which finally gave up the ghost last week.
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