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Forum: Tutorials 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Scoop
Once you create your boot media (CD or Flash...

Once you create your boot media (CD or Flash Stick), the PC can be booted independent of the HDD or OS.

For example, when I want to test a worse-case scenario, where a HDD has been wiped due to...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,710
Views: 155,265
Posted By Scoop
Thanks. FileHippo jogged my memory, I think...

Thanks. FileHippo jogged my memory, I think that's where I downloaded it last year.

I use MBAM to scan downloads. it usually does a good job detecting PUP's. My contact doesn't yet have that...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,710
Views: 155,265
Posted By Scoop
I have a contact that's asking for the best...

I have a contact that's asking for the best download site for Macrium Reflect Free version. I can't recall which site I used last year for my PC's. The contact wants to avoid the potential for a...
Forum: Tutorials 02 Jul 2014
Replies: 225
Views: 741,334
Posted By Scoop
Shawn, Thanks for the info. It's what I...

Shawn,

Thanks for the info. It's what I guessed would happen. No problem, since that conflict appears (for me) to be rare, I can always use Gparted to access the disk outside of Windows.
Forum: Tutorials 02 Jul 2014
Replies: 225
Views: 741,334
Posted By Scoop
Shawn, I recently had an encounter with the...

Shawn,

I recently had an encounter with the "disk signature" conflict when I was preparing my Laptop PC for a routine clone process.

What happened, was I connected up my Target HDD via a...
Forum: Tutorials 21 May 2014
Replies: 177
Views: 1,284,644
Posted By Scoop
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Forum: Tutorials 20 May 2014
Replies: 177
Views: 1,284,644
Posted By Scoop
Shawn, Is the System Repair Disc (created...

Shawn,

Is the System Repair Disc (created with recdisc.exe) married to the PC that created it?

For example, I created the Repair Disc on my Desktop PC. Will that disc boot up on my Toshiba...
Forum: General Discussion 19 May 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By Scoop
If you're interested in downloading AutoHotkey...

If you're interested in downloading AutoHotkey (http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Tutorial.htm), a free hotkey tool, you can use a script that will put your PC to sleep.

I've been using AutoHotkey...
Forum: Tutorials 17 May 2014
Replies: 54
Views: 1,090,756
Posted By Scoop
Shawn, Thanks for the link :)

Shawn,

Thanks for the link :)
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 16 May 2014
Replies: 61
Views: 142,209
Posted By Scoop
Interesting topic, good reads. I've been...

Interesting topic, good reads.

I've been cloning periodically for about 3 years with my Desktop PC and Laptop PC (both Win 7 Home Premium x64 OEM versions) with no issues. I recently began...
Forum: Tutorials 16 May 2014
Replies: 54
Views: 1,090,756
Posted By Scoop
Yes, I'm interested in those shortcuts :). I'd...

Yes, I'm interested in those shortcuts :). I'd like to try the Windows System Imager out since I haven't previously used Windows backup tools, while at the same time, leaving my Control Panel as it...
Forum: Tutorials 15 May 2014
Replies: 738
Views: 735,813
Posted By Scoop
Thanks for the info. I might give it a try since,...

Thanks for the info. I might give it a try since, after reading Kari's thread, I've been interested in trying Sysprep out to see what happens. I haven't set aside the time yet to do one but I want to...
Forum: Tutorials 15 May 2014
Replies: 738
Views: 735,813
Posted By Scoop
Thanks for the info. I suspected that (OEM...

Thanks for the info. I suspected that (OEM married to the MoBo/PC hardware) but I wanted to ask anyway.

I don't anticipate the need to try moving my OEM install to new hardware but if something...
Forum: Tutorials 15 May 2014
Replies: 738
Views: 735,813
Posted By Scoop
Kari, Great thread :) I read it all but I...

Kari,

Great thread :) I read it all but I may have missed an answer to a couple of questions that I have about Sysprep.

- I'm running Win 7 x64 Home Premium OEM version. My PC was built at a...
Forum: Tutorials 15 May 2014
Replies: 54
Views: 1,090,756
Posted By Scoop
Thanks for the info :) I created the disc and...

Thanks for the info :) I created the disc and added it to my "restore/recovery" PC kit. Contents looked ok, bootmgr, boot folder, etc.

I didn't see the "create disc" option in my Control Panel...
Forum: Tutorials 15 May 2014
Replies: 54
Views: 1,090,756
Posted By Scoop
Shawn, I have a Win 7 OEM disk for my...

Shawn,

I have a Win 7 OEM disk for my Desktop PC. Can I get to the CMD prompt using Option 1 <shift> F10 with this disk, the same as with a Retail disk?

The disk package says "OEM System...
Forum: Tutorials 11 Apr 2014
Replies: 452
Views: 720,777
Posted By Scoop
Hi, I use one task to wake my PC overnight...

Hi,

I use one task to wake my PC overnight to run unattended AV & MBAM scans. That eliminates any system slow-down issues while scanning since I'm not using the PC during that time.
Forum: Tutorials 02 Apr 2014
Replies: 54
Views: 1,090,756
Posted By Scoop
Thanks :), that's what I thought but wasn't...

Thanks :), that's what I thought but wasn't certain before your posts.
Forum: Tutorials 02 Apr 2014
Replies: 54
Views: 1,090,756
Posted By Scoop
Thanks for the info :) Method 1, the reason...

Thanks for the info :)

Method 1, the reason I was curious about it, is if I wanted to run "clean" or "clean all" from DISKPART, I'd like to run those commands outside of the OS and without any...
Forum: Tutorials 02 Apr 2014
Replies: 54
Views: 1,090,756
Posted By Scoop
I have a question about the CMD-mode boots and...

I have a question about the CMD-mode boots and which ones are booting into RAM.

Method 1: Booting with a Win 7 Install or Repair disc to CMD Prompt:

I'm guessing that CMD is being loaded into...
Forum: Backup and Restore 24 Mar 2014
Replies: 1,710
Views: 155,265
Posted By Scoop
Hi I'd guess that it's faster to image from...

Hi

I'd guess that it's faster to image from the installed program on the HDD since you're already booted into Windows.

I always use the boot media method (CD) since I like to verify the...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Mar 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Scoop
Same here. I started using Macrium after reading...

Same here. I started using Macrium after reading a couple of threads at this forum, great advice there :). I'm using the free version. I had a little problem creating the WinPE CD but after that,...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Mar 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Scoop
Thanks for the info. I've been reading some about...

Thanks for the info. I've been reading some about the SSD's lately to try and get the info beforehand, if I decide to try it out on my Desktop PC. The Desktop PC is about 3 years old so I'm deciding...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Mar 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Scoop
Thanks for the link :) I had previously read...

Thanks for the link :) I had previously read about some of the steps that are occurring during a Windows PC boot but this article is great :)

I read it but I didn't see an explanation as to which...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Mar 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Scoop
Windows 7 Startup Screens - What are they loading

Hi, first, all's working good, no Windows 7 problems :)

I was curious about what Windows is loading during the spinning "Logo" screen after POST (the black background screen with the colored...
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