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Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Jan 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By broiyan
I'm going to run with a robocopy option that...

I'm going to run with a robocopy option that skips junctions.
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jan 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By broiyan
Robocopy stumbled on these (presumed) junctions....

Robocopy stumbled on these (presumed) junctions. I'll have to robocopy with an option to skip them.
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Jan 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By broiyan
robocopy cannot access "my music"

There's a hidden file called "my music" in the documents directory, which bizzarely can be navigated to via "my documents" or "documents" depending upon the situation.

I need to make robocopy work...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jan 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By broiyan
privacy violation in c:\users\jack\documents

I "un-hided" the operating system folders and in c:\users\jack\documents there were three short cut files to "my music", "my videos", and "my pictures". It seems Microsoft has accessed my private...
Forum: Installation & Setup 01 Jan 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By broiyan
As it turns out, that was the right advice. It...

As it turns out, that was the right advice. It eventually took more than 15 hours for 137 updates. Now I'm finding robocopy from Windows to an Ubuntu shared folder is taking a long time, so in...
Forum: Installation & Setup 31 Dec 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By broiyan
risk of ruining Windows 7

I had to reinstall Windows 7 because I wanted to put it inside Ubuntu and VirtualBox. Since it's 2015 and the installation media is a few years old, there were 137 updates to be applied upon a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 08 Nov 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By broiyan
Thanks to all. I used Bongo's links to find the...

Thanks to all. I used Bongo's links to find the ISO. The SHA1 hash matched what Microsoft is showing for Windows 7, SP1, x64, with the letter U in the file name, so I can say that German site is...
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 Nov 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By broiyan
convert to SSD without Dell's Windows installation media

I bought a Dell Latitude E5410 with no installation media. It's out of warranty so Dell installation media will not be free. I bought a new SSD. I want to put the SSD in the Dell and install Windows...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Oct 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By broiyan
DavidE, thanks for the tip about the retries. I...

DavidE, thanks for the tip about the retries. I think I'll leave it alone since this is a backup it should fail hard or not at all.

After deleting the broken shortcuts that were formerly hidden,...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Oct 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By broiyan
I unchecked "Hide operating system files" and now...

I unchecked "Hide operating system files" and now I see a short cut called "my music". That's strange, I would not consider that to be an operating system file of the sort like CppRedist421.dll. In...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Oct 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By broiyan
Okay, I did not realize there are two "Apply"...

Okay, I did not realize there are two "Apply" buttons. Using both buttons does not cause the invisible directory to appear.

I would note that C:\Users\jack\Documents is a restore from Windows 8.1...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Oct 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By broiyan
robocopy is stuck looking in C:\Users\jack\Documents\My Music\

I am doing a robocopy as follows:

robocopy C:\Users\jack\Documents e:\WindowsBackup\Documents /mir >> e:\WindowsBackup\backup.log

The /mir option simply logs the progress. This goes for a while...
Forum: Software 02 Oct 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By broiyan
I fixed it by uninstalling Skype LOL.

I fixed it by uninstalling Skype LOL.
Forum: Software 30 Sep 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By broiyan
Skype starts even though it is not in the Startup folder

My "Startup" folder is empty so why is Skype starting every time I reboot? How can I fix this problem?
Forum: Browsers & Mail 17 Feb 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By broiyan
some applications are not accessible tor a new account

Why do some applications appear in all accounts but some applications do not?

For example, I have both "Plants & Zombies" and "Google Chrome" installed in the administrator's account. The game...
Forum: Installation & Setup 01 Nov 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,553
Posted By broiyan
promotional pricing email for Windows 8 seems late

Still no sign of my promotional pricing email and it's almost a week over due. It seems that a DVD is also available but no mention of the price.
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Oct 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,553
Posted By broiyan
The $14.99 offer is from Microsoft. I certainly...

The $14.99 offer is from Microsoft. I certainly hope it's an ISO.
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Oct 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,553
Posted By broiyan
optical disk installation of Windows 8 after a hard disk crash

I am preparing for a hard disk crash.

I purchased a new PC with Windows 7 in June 2012. It came with a Samsung optical disk containing Windows 7. I am eligible for the $14.99 USD upgrade to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Sep 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4,616
Posted By broiyan
It's not a recovery image that I made. It's just...

It's not a recovery image that I made. It's just the recovery media DVD that is supplied with a new machine.

I have never made Win recovery disks because I've never had time to figure out if it...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Sep 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 6,166
Posted By broiyan
To be clearer, I used the one and only DVD that...

To be clearer, I used the one and only DVD that was supplied with a new Samsung laptop. It is "Samsung Recovery Media" and installing it results in a Windows 7 system and no Office Starter 2010. ...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Sep 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 6,166
Posted By broiyan
missing Microsoft Office Starter 2010 from the installation disk

I bought a Samsung RF711 with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office Starter 2010 in June 2012. I had to reinstall the system from the DVD. While Windows 7 is up and running, there seems to be no...
Forum: Backup and Restore 07 Sep 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,100
Posted By broiyan
My new backup process is the following. It saves...

My new backup process is the following. It saves time.

I put Win 7 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu.

I enhanced an old backup script (which invokes tar) to use rsync from a /home/username/backups...
Forum: Installation & Setup 07 Sep 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4,616
Posted By broiyan
This is an old thread but I want to post what...

This is an old thread but I want to post what happens if you try to obtain a "first boot" using the Samsung Win 7 image for the RF711 laptop.

The Samsung image looks and behaves like a generic Win...
Forum: Virtualization 07 Sep 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 39,558
Posted By broiyan
First be sure to have installed the Oracle...

First be sure to have installed the Oracle Extension for VirtualBox.

You have to go to the Virtual Box "Machine", "Settings", "USB" dialog. In there, enable the checkbox for USB 2.0 EHCI...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Sep 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 10,404
Posted By broiyan
First be sure to have installed the Oracle...

First be sure to have installed the Oracle Extension for VirtualBox.

You have to go to the Virtual Box "Machine", "Settings", "USB" dialog. In there, enable the checkbox for USB 2.0 EHCI...
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