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Forum: Installation & Setup 21 Nov 2013
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Posted By b52
Thanks gregrocker for an excellent...

Thanks gregrocker for an excellent straightforward reply.

I'm hopeful of course that the cloned drive will function perfectly when swapped for the existing hard drive, but your links to 'marking a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Nov 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Oh of course gregrocker, I should have thought of...

Oh of course gregrocker, I should have thought of that (the System image bit, though I wasn't aware that you could backup complete computer!). I'll have a look at the links you've given, thank you. ...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Nov 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
At long last, and after some big problems with my...

At long last, and after some big problems with my HP printer, I'm back.

Changed the RAM modules over to 2 x 4GB - they ran like instant clockwork once I'd managed to get them to connect properly...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
:party: Yaaaay - thank you!

:party: Yaaaay - thank you!
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Well, it is quite a quick process to swap the RAM...

Well, it is quite a quick process to swap the RAM with this laptop, so I could just test it out first although I went to extended lengths to check that it's suitable and it is brand new - doesn't...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Thanks to both you Sandeep, and gregrocker, (and...

Thanks to both you Sandeep, and gregrocker, (and Anak for the earlier input)

I've decided to abandon the idea of upgrading to Win 7 Ultimate, I've lost £38 to sillier things in my time and don't...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Hi Sandeep Looks like I have a lot of work...

Hi Sandeep

Looks like I have a lot of work whatever I choose to do! I think the clone was slightly smaller because I opted out of Dellís ĎMedia Directí when cloning Ė apparently it can cause...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Iím a bit more than hesitant to do a clean...

Iím a bit more than hesitant to do a clean Reinstall Ė I asked if it was strictly necessary and got no answer if I recall.

Aside from everything else it appears to refer to my licensed version?...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Iíve just cloned the laptop drive to a 500GB...

Iíve just cloned the laptop drive to a 500GB external usb drive, it took less than 2 hours using HD Clone via usb2 Ė first occasion Iíve had enough uninterrupted time to do this. No hardship there as...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Yes Sandeep, thank you all for your help - it...

Yes Sandeep, thank you all for your help - it appears from Anak's post that the Win 7 Ultimate must be applied to the laptop as it is specific to Dell (the desktop being an Acer).

I am going to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Thanks gregrocker, I'm a Windows devotee...

Thanks gregrocker, I'm a Windows devotee (probably because my efforts so far with Linux have resulted in pain :shock:).

Do I really need to do a clean reinstall - I just can't see it as vital....
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Hi Anak You have me worried. There is no...

Hi Anak

You have me worried. There is no room for a second drive in the laptop nor do I want to open it up to examine the ribbon cable - things are complicated enough as it is.

What do you mean...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Info for Sandeep first: I would have the...

Info for Sandeep first:

I would have the new drive in a disc enclosure connected to the laptop via usb2.

Regarding backups, as posted previously I already do a full Windows backup (including...
Forum: Installation & Setup 09 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
That's very informative Sandeep, thank you - and...

That's very informative Sandeep, thank you - and the manual is extremely useful. I do have one but it's not as detailed, although I must admit that I've also found a few Youtube videos to be visually...
Forum: Installation & Setup 07 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Thank you Sandeep for your speedy response; I...

Thank you Sandeep for your speedy response; I only had the briefest time to view it yesterday evening so am not so prompt in responding myself, sorry. However, your suggestions are (at least to me)...
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 Sep 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By b52
Laptop drives/ram/possibly OS upgrade advice needed please

My Dell Inspiron 17R N7010 is getting a bit tired now although itís clean and tidy bugs wise and runs fine if a little slowly for me. A friend said it can help a lot if you put more RAM in and as big...
Forum: Backup and Restore 07 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By b52
Solved!

Solved! :party:

Finally got the problem sorted myself. I simply entered Saved Games in the windows search box Ė it gave one location under C: Users/Default user and it was an empty folder!...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By b52
I understand kado, but I don't want to have to...

I understand kado, but I don't want to have to test a backup until and unless I need to, for I hope obvious reasons? I see what you meant by your situation and thank you for your efforts.

Perhaps...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By b52
Scenarios don't match my error message

Thank you kado897 for taking the time to try and help :) I have however seen the Microsoft answer (on several forums) and studied it - none of the scenarios seem to fit the specific error I'm...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By b52
Irritating backup error 8070002 and 8100002F - has anyone solved this?

I've looked on so many forums for an answer to this problem and still not found an answer that works :mad: Have just done two backups in the last two days with the following results:

2013-03-04
...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Jul 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By b52
USeful info as you gave before, presumably...

USeful info as you gave before, presumably unwanted files such as setup/exe and other files which are mostly gained during software installations on a once only basis can be cleaned up in the same...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Jul 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By b52
Just had one last thought whilst on this subject...

Just had one last thought whilst on this subject - is there any free program which will detect and delete these 'unnecessary' large files?

It would save a lot of people a lot of time.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Jul 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By b52
Thank you for the really fast response - I always...

Thank you for the really fast response - I always worry about deleting things when I don't know what effect it may have. Much appreciated, and I'm sure I'll be back to this very useful forum.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Jul 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By b52
1.90 GB iso dvd - can I delete it?

7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD

This is a large file on my laptop, an update of some sort I think? I'm a complete computer novice and would like to know if I can just delete...
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