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Forum: General Discussion 30 Apr 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,885
Posted By Jacob7
Well, so I reinstalled Windows 7, and then all...

Well, so I reinstalled Windows 7, and then all the drivers and software. It turns out that my laptop comes with an activation key for Windows 7 SP1. Everything was working fine and then it happened...
Forum: Software 19 Apr 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By Jacob7
One tool that I really liked is Nuance PDF Viewer...

One tool that I really liked is Nuance PDF Viewer Plus. I got a copy from my Brother printer drivers CD. I think the newer version is called simple Nuance PDF Reader. Very lean fast tool that opened...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Apr 2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,089
Posted By Jacob7
I never touched the hidden boot partitions, and...

I never touched the hidden boot partitions, and Linux still booted fine. I don't see how they could possibly interfere with Linux boot process.
Forum: General Discussion 19 Apr 2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,089
Posted By Jacob7
I agree. The hidden partition is only 100MB for...

I agree. The hidden partition is only 100MB for crying out loud, people, one lousy tenth of a GB. If disk space is so tight the space the partition takes up becomes a problem, you really need to get...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Apr 2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,089
Posted By Jacob7
The key is to use the latest tools. If you use...

The key is to use the latest tools. If you use Windows 7, install from SP1 CD. If you use Linux to partition your hard drive, make sure to use a recent distribution that comes with more recent...
Forum: Backup and Restore 19 Apr 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,013
Posted By Jacob7
Yes. File and folder backup. I personally...

Yes. File and folder backup. I personally consider any backup tool that does not clone all files, "system" or user data, together with all file attributes, to be broken. It did backup plenty of other...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Apr 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By Jacob7
Do OEM activation keys always work with retail DVDs?

I tried to reinstall OS on my Vaio using retail 7SP1 DVD and VAIO's activation key (which I had to extract as it's not written on the system case). This didn't work. Perhaps I need to find Windows 7...
Forum: Backup and Restore 19 Apr 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Jacob7
According to Backup's documentation, the old...

According to Backup's documentation, the old system image should not be overwritten as long as you have enough space on the backup drive.
Forum: Backup and Restore 19 Apr 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,013
Posted By Jacob7
I run Windows backup regularly and it helped me...

I run Windows backup regularly and it helped me to recover a lost file or two. However, it didn't quite work to backup or restore the whole system or even an individual user account profile.
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Forum: General Discussion 19 Apr 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,885
Posted By Jacob7
"Publisher: unknown" for all MS executables after full system restore

I am trying to upgrade my 3 year old VAIO VPC-EB series laptop to a new hard drive. I got a 7200 1TB HGST hard drive. The old hard drive was 500GB. On my first attempt, I decided to backup all of my...
Forum: Backup and Restore 19 Apr 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By Jacob7
Windows Backup does not save my NTUSER.DAT

I am really surprised by the fact that it appears that the Windows Backup does not save NTUSER.DAT. On one PC, my personal user account is under C:\Users. However the actual user's directory is a...
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