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Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By icacream
I really appreciate all your advice I'll go...

I really appreciate all your advice
I'll go play tourist on the Win 10 forum when I have some time.... ;)
and say, one goes play with 10, going back to 7 is done without messing up anything ????...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By icacream
you're probably right but I kept with win XP...

you're probably right
but I kept with win XP longer than most and will do the same with 7 :rolleyes:
plus - I cannot stand things being FORCED on me :mad:
I have a Thinkpad but am loath to install...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By icacream
thanks to you all as I am a non-technical...

thanks to you all
as I am a non-technical person, I used the software recommended by AddRAM :)
I feel better !!! :cool:

and Brink, I know what happened : I have been seeing these "upgrade to 10...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By icacream
Win 10 forced on me ! scared and furious !!

hello
I left my PC for 30 minutes or so and got THE SCARE when I came back :eek:

Win 10 was installing - the screen said "25% ready" or some such
I panicked ! I pulled the plug off the wall !!
...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 May 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By icacream
yes I did, and I do just after I unistalled...

yes I did, and I do
just after I unistalled Avast Secure Virtual Machine, the current usage dropped from 25.31 GB down to 5.87 GB - that seemed real good
but after I restarted things went awry...
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Apr 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By icacream
Have you restarted yet ??? .[/QUOTE] ...

Have you restarted yet ???
.[/QUOTE]

sorry, had not seen your post
yes I made several restarts as a matter of fact.
I shut down the PC each evening
unfortunately, in spite of changing avast as...
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Apr 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By icacream
avast has served me well for many years I might...

avast has served me well for many years
I might give it a few weeks to see if it gets fixed
I fear no antivirus comes without its unwelcome peculiarities
better the devil you know....
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Apr 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By icacream
a real pain ! this morning all my restore...

a real pain !
this morning all my restore points are gone :huh:
I created a manual one which I find very suspicious as the current usage went to only 71.20 MB
been using avast for many many years,...
Forum: Backup and Restore 29 Apr 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By icacream
hi ! thanks for all the input the allocated...

hi !
thanks for all the input
the allocated amount was way above the current use, so too little storage space is not the answer

all the dates listed as "system image restore point" correspond to...
Forum: Backup and Restore 28 Apr 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By icacream
Need help to understand those restore points !

hello,
here's the story :

on the 25th avast created 2 restore points (I had been fiddling with avast)
on the 27th, avast updated and created 2 more restore points - so I had 4
today, 28th,...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Apr 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By icacream
I have 49.8 GB free of 111 GB on my C drive I...

I have 49.8 GB free of 111 GB on my C drive
I cannot restore that 82 mb restore point as, as I mentioned yesterday, it vanished

stranger, I changed avast as DavidE suggested, yet did not restart...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Apr 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By icacream
thanks davidE ! Secure Virtual Machines was...

thanks davidE !
Secure Virtual Machines was checked, I unchecked it
I'll be very happy to have the last say on what space should be used for restore points !
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Apr 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By icacream
well, it's a pain but does not prevent the use of...

well, it's a pain but does not prevent the use of my PC
so I guess I'll give some time to avast and go prowl their forum as you suggested ignatzatsonic (and thanks for your 3 brain cells supporting...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Apr 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By icacream
using avast free here is the result : ...

using avast free

here is the result :

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c181/priskaj/sto_zpsu6asya9v.jpg

I hate to say it... but it means nothing to me :o
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Apr 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By icacream
the dwindling free space on my C

hello !
I am for ever fighting to retain free space on C (it's a 120 Gb SSD)
I deleted the hibernation file (thanks to some reading I did here)
and I keep trying to contain the restore points...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Dec 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By icacream
thanks again yes, I'm making an system image of...

thanks again
yes, I'm making an system image of C and back up of my files on D on a regular basis - and it takes a while

I have never have to restore anything from there but just in case... I'm...
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Dec 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,302
Posted By icacream
I have been there : screenshots go from one...

I have been there : screenshots go from one computer to an other one via a USB stick..... :D
Forum: General Discussion 30 Nov 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By icacream
but why is it that creating a restore point takes...

but why is it that creating a restore point takes seconds while making a system image takes much longer ?
Forum: General Discussion 30 Nov 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By icacream
hibernation is set to Never.... so that's ok I...

hibernation is set to Never.... so that's ok
I deleted the restore points and things are back to normal, thanks to all of you
the restore point I created uses a huge 95.22 MB so you're right, I can...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Nov 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By icacream
thanks for your answer ignatzatsonic ! here's...

thanks for your answer ignatzatsonic !
here's what I found
no idea how to check on the hibernation file though
I normally never go to these areas, absolutely not up to any tweaks of any sort...
...
Forum: Network & Sharing 30 Nov 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,302
Posted By icacream
you guessed right : 4 ethernet ports and supports...

you guessed right : 4 ethernet ports and supports wifi :)
my IS provided it and I can't see any brand name on it

I really want to thank you for your clear explanations... it's not always that I...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Nov 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By icacream
What's up with my C ? Something fills it !

hello,
I can't figure what's happening with my C HD
it shows full, but when I look at what it contains it does not figure....

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c181/priskaj/on_C_zps5820cca9.jpg...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Nov 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,302
Posted By icacream
well, thanks a lot :) this is the best...

well, thanks a lot :)
this is the best explanation I ever got of my set up !
I only have a modem - well, it's what they call a BOX here, but I guess that's what it is, gives me net and phone

I...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Nov 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,302
Posted By icacream
the power cycle did it... THKS matts but...

the power cycle did it... THKS matts

but you're right dsperber I fear I did not look at this correctly : I connect via ethernet but through a Netgear Pack 2 XAV5401 (XAVB5401) - CPL
this has...
Forum: Network & Sharing 28 Nov 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,302
Posted By icacream
Going out for the evening so I kill everything...

Going out for the evening so I kill everything and will see how it goes tomorrow.
Will post back here whatever happens.
Thanks for your help !
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