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Forum: Microsoft Office 1 Hour Ago
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Posted By ignatzatsonic
There are several Excel-specific forums out there...

There are several Excel-specific forums out there that I have used. I'd assume there are some for Word as well.

I haven't kept up with Access and don't know how prevalent it is in the so-called...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By ignatzatsonic
There's a bunch of applications that can do that....

There's a bunch of applications that can do that.

They all work pretty much the same way, but would differ in how easy they are to understand and configure---the interfaces would differ and the...
Forum: Microsoft Office 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By ignatzatsonic
Another member of this forum just went through...

Another member of this forum just went through the same process a couple of weeks ago.

Look through this thread:
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Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By ignatzatsonic
I've seen reports that cloning can work on...

I've seen reports that cloning can work on failing drives, but that wouldn't be my highest priority.

I'd first concentrate on getting data (not Windows) copied off of the drive to any other...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By ignatzatsonic
i don't get this part...[/QUOTE] Defragging...

i don't get this part...[/QUOTE]

Defragging makes you feel clean. That's a good thing. Like taking a shower. You feel you accomplished something worthwhile.

It's another thing entirely to prove...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By ignatzatsonic
You just rang the recognition bell--I think IObit...

You just rang the recognition bell--I think IObit is one of the packages to AVOID as it is hard to remove and insists on phoning home.

Auslogics is a good defragger, but whether it adds to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By ignatzatsonic
You will likely get a bunch of opinions. The...

You will likely get a bunch of opinions.

The most common opinion would probably be to use only Windows built-in tools. They work well.

You'll hear good things about CCleaner, a free download...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By ignatzatsonic
Can you do without hibernation? It would save you...

Can you do without hibernation? It would save you 16 GB.

You could adjust the page file.

You might be able to clean up things a bit with Disk Cleanup, the built in Windows tool.[/QUOTE]
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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By ignatzatsonic
Can you do without hibernation? It would save you...

Can you do without hibernation? It would save you 16 GB.

You could adjust the page file.

You might be able to clean up things a bit with Disk Cleanup, the built in Windows tool.
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
You don't necessarily need any new drives. ...

You don't necessarily need any new drives.

You need at least 1, preferably 2 working drives. Whether new or old.

You could store the image file of C on another partition on the drive containing...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
If I have an image X on a new drive for future...

If I have an image X on a new drive for future purposes and let's say that C drive did indeed go belly up, how can I restore the image file X to make it bootable?[/QUOTE]

??

How?

By using...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By ignatzatsonic
Yeah, that's what I'm doing. My SSD is only...

Yeah, that's what I'm doing.

My SSD is only 80 GB, 35 occupied. Growing at less than 2 GB per year. It contains only Windows and apps.

Larger SSDs are of no use to me until I can get a 2 TB...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
Not quite. You make an image file of C and...

Not quite.

You make an image file of C and System Reserved and store the image on a totally separate drive. Let's call it image file X located on drive Y.

If C drops dead or becomes...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By ignatzatsonic
Any over-riding reason you are considering a...

Any over-riding reason you are considering a hybrid drive rather than the customary SSD for Windows and apps and a spinning drive for all data?

You'll probably be happy with the Green 2 TB if you...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
Macrium image files are typically 40 to 50...

Macrium image files are typically 40 to 50 percent of the size of the occupied space on the partition being imaged. My C partition is about 35 GB. If your C partition occupies 100 GB, figure maybe 40...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
No. You can make incremental images, but most...

No. You can make incremental images, but most would tell you to avoid them as they are a complication. It only takes a few minutes to make another full image. Full images don't take up a lot of...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
It takes maybe 8 clicks to open Macrium and make...

It takes maybe 8 clicks to open Macrium and make an image. Same with cloning.

You can copy your files to that other drive through drag and drop with the mouse to the drive in the dock or by using...
Forum: System Security 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By ignatzatsonic
I've been using the paid version of Malwarebytes,...

I've been using the paid version of Malwarebytes, Malwarebytes Anti-exploit, and Microsoft Security Essentials for 4 or 5 months with no indications of conflicts or issues of any kind.
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
There's a good tutorial on Macrium imaging on...

There's a good tutorial on Macrium imaging on this forum. Search for it. Done by respected member WHS.

The key thing about imaging is that you make a bootable "recovery" disk as part of the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
I'm known for doing that. I'm certainly open to...

I'm known for doing that. I'm certainly open to suggestions, however.

That's where I've always been confused. I thought cloning process was to make a duplicate of your OS HDD in the even of...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
Not sure what your intent is regarding the OS...

Not sure what your intent is regarding the OS drive, but.......

Cloning is generally the best idea if you are trying to move a Windows system from one working hard drive to a larger or new hard...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
Shouldn't be a problem. The docked drive...

Shouldn't be a problem.

The docked drive will appear in Windows Explorer. Just drag and drop as if from one internal drive to another.
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
That's as good as any for a start. I...

That's as good as any for a start.

I wouldn't put a lot of faith in the 5 star, 4 star thing at Newegg.

USB 3 would be noticeably faster, but if it's only an occasional thing, USB 2 would be...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
Newegg.com - hard drive dock...

Newegg.com - hard drive dock...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By ignatzatsonic
You don't need room inside the Vista PC to mount...

You don't need room inside the Vista PC to mount it as you would for a permanent drive installation. You need a spare cable from the power supply, a spare motherboard port to connect the unused 500...
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