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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Jul 2015
Replies: 35
Views: 157,847
Posted By DeaconFrost
I'm not sure why anyone would resurrect a 3 year...

I'm not sure why anyone would resurrect a 3 year old thread to discuss SuperFetch. Are that many people using systems with 1 GB or less in them? It's been pretty well decided that once you go over...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Jul 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,657
Posted By DeaconFrost
I completely forgot about this sites tutorials! ...

I completely forgot about this sites tutorials! Ugh. Thanks for the reminder and the link!!
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Jul 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,657
Posted By DeaconFrost
Relocating User Folders to a Second Drive

I've always ignored this topic, as I've never put it in to place on any of my own systems. I've always manually created my folders and date on a D drive, away from the OS.

However, I'm about to...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Nov 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 7,947
Posted By DeaconFrost
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Nov 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By DeaconFrost
Install the pending Windows Updates and make sure...

Install the pending Windows Updates and make sure your drivers are up to date. That's about all you need to do to optimize Windows 7.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Nov 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,547
Posted By DeaconFrost
It's such a big difference, that when you use a...

It's such a big difference, that when you use a computer without one again, you get impatient waiting for it to boot and apps to load.
Forum: General Discussion 25 Nov 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 7,947
Posted By DeaconFrost
You aren't forced to use it. I have had Windows...

You aren't forced to use it. I have had Windows 8/8.1 running on my ultrabook since it's release, and that was the last day I've ever looked at the tiled interface. There may or may not be valid...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Nov 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 7,947
Posted By DeaconFrost
I never understood the mindset of clinging to the...

I never understood the mindset of clinging to the past. Windows 7 is a great OS, but 8/8.1/10 build on that strong platform. UI changes aren't a negative. The only complaint about 8/8.1 is that...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Nov 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By DeaconFrost
Does the controller still work? If it's just the...

Does the controller still work? If it's just the case that's broken, you can still get to your data.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Nov 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By DeaconFrost
I've had to put the drive back in the external...

I've had to put the drive back in the external case (or just connect it to the internal board), remove my data, then take the drive out of the WD controller. Once I formatted the drive when...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Nov 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By DeaconFrost
If it was me, I wouldn't trust my current install...

If it was me, I wouldn't trust my current install with all the mucking around that was done. I'd end up just doing a clean install with the drive controller set to AHCI. In the time it would take...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Nov 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 8,242
Posted By DeaconFrost
If you aren't sure what's using the space, check...

If you aren't sure what's using the space, check out WinDirStat (https://windirstat.info/).
Forum: General Discussion 05 Sep 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By DeaconFrost
I can't say for sure, but I believe with software...

I can't say for sure, but I believe with software mirroring (not a fan of software doing the job of hardware), once the mirror is broken, it would need to be recreated and resynced each time. It's...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Sep 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By DeaconFrost
Yep, always remember...RAID is not a backup. ...

Yep, always remember...RAID is not a backup.

As for your other question, my personal preference is to not both backing up system files, but only the user-created data that can't be replaced. If a...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Sep 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By DeaconFrost
For the purpose you want, mirroring and setting...

For the purpose you want, mirroring and setting up arrays aren't relevant. If you want to set up a way to keep your data backed up, look into sync software, like SyncToy or FreeFileSync. You pick a...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Sep 2014
Replies: 57
Views: 100,514
Posted By DeaconFrost
It is what it is. That's how the system works. ...

It is what it is. That's how the system works. Honestly, you're just spending a lot of time and effort worrying about something that doesn't warrant it. The reason Layback Bear made that comment...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Sep 2014
Replies: 57
Views: 100,514
Posted By DeaconFrost
Thing is, it isn't causing confusion at all. I...

Thing is, it isn't causing confusion at all. I manage 30 laptops, all running Windows 7 Pro. I'd say 5 of those 30 people are tech comfortable, much less tech savvy. I'm very glad these files are...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Sep 2014
Replies: 57
Views: 100,514
Posted By DeaconFrost
Think about who the largest percentage of users...

Think about who the largest percentage of users are? They aren't power-users. As soon as you realize those facts, you'll see why the files are hidden, and why that makes Windows 7 extremely...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Sep 2014
Replies: 57
Views: 100,514
Posted By DeaconFrost
Why is that ridiculous? No one said those files...

Why is that ridiculous? No one said those files were useless. They just don't need to be seen because they don't need to be used. Be thankful the files are copied. I'm still not sure why this...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Sep 2014
Replies: 57
Views: 100,514
Posted By DeaconFrost
Holy necroposts, Batman! The reason is, there's...

Holy necroposts, Batman! The reason is, there's no "reason" to use or edit those files during normal usage, so they don't need to be visible. Why is the hood of your car located outside of the...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Aug 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By DeaconFrost
I didn't realize that some packages of Office 365...

I didn't realize that some packages of Office 365 come with the installable version of Office, aka the Desktop Apps. We already have a CRM system in place from Microsoft at the non-profit discounted...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Aug 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By DeaconFrost
Honestly, I haven't. Can you store documents...

Honestly, I haven't. Can you store documents locally and work on them using Office 365? I'd also have to look into how you'd open and edit a document from our SharePoint site (which isn't hosted by...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Aug 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By DeaconFrost
One of the main reasons I was hoping to stick to...

One of the main reasons I was hoping to stick to MS Office was our extensive use of a SharePoint 2013 Intranet. I'll definitely download OpenOffice and play around with it. It has to be easy to...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Aug 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By DeaconFrost
Looking to Purchase Office 2010/2013 (frustration mounts)

I'm the IT Manager for a small, non-profit. I need roughly 35-40 licenses for Office, or an Open License that allows that many installs. In years past, I always purchased these things from...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Oct 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 4,874
Posted By DeaconFrost
I finally checked back with her, and after a few...

I finally checked back with her, and after a few days, she seems to be back to normal. The script from maxie's link is what I tried, and then I had her reboot. So far so good!

Thanks for all the...
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