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    Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
       #31

    F22 Simpilot said:
    It's why I backup data to other air gaped drives and clone the drives and those cloned drives are air gaped. I never keep the secondary backups attached.
    For a newbie like me can you tell me what you use to backup your data and clone the drives?
    What are you using for your external drives?
    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 6,748
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
       #32

    Why didn't you ask me in your initial thread? I unsubscribed from it because I thought you blew me off. I do that to everyone that ignores what I posted.
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
       #33

    Sorry about that. It won't happen again. Thanks for the reply.
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  4. Posts : 218
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint/Cinnimon (Triple Boot)
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       #34

    F22 Simpilot said:
    Why didn't you ask me in your initial thread? I unsubscribed from it because I thought you blew me off. I do that to everyone that ignores what I posted.
    At least your post didn't just vanish into thin air. Not sure what happened to my reply but our friend got my take on it in a p.m. Which, is probably just as well, considering my views on WD mechanical hard drives aren't really appreciated by some.
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  5. Posts : 6,748
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
       #35

    Who knows. I've had posts disappear as well and I can understand why. I'd have to see your post to know why it might have been deleted. Though for me, delete the wrong post and I'm out of here and the bookmark is deleted for this forum and the ten forum. I have better shit to do anyway then help people without pay.
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  6. Posts : 218
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint/Cinnimon (Triple Boot)
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       #36

    F22 Simpilot said:
    Who knows. I've had posts disappear as well and I can understand why. I'd have to see your post to know why it might have been deleted. Though for me, delete the wrong post and I'm out of here and the bookmark is deleted for this forum and the ten forum. I have better shit to do anyway then help people without pay.
    Precisely my sentiments as well :)

    To be honest, I still have a copy of it on my desktop. After I read it over I thought that it might come off as a little harsh, perhaps a bit on the judgmental side. At least I kept it clean. As a rule I keep all my posts clean. No potty mouth. No dirty finger text. I'm too old for that. Profanity is for kidz. But lemmie tell ya... There are days. When I know I could cuss like a sailor and still be pissed after venting for hours.

    I suppose I'm getting off topic here. I should address the fact that I just got my entire network back up and running online thanks to Windows 7. The tablet OS (8,10,11) all crashed on 6 main PCs and I had to scramble to get them back online and running. The girls were NOT impressed. Yup. I call them tablet OS because that is what they are all based on: Windows Eight.

    When I was doing the Windows Insider thing, playing around with Windows 8 before it was released (not realizing at the time that I served as a replacement for all those diligent beta testers Microsoft fired) I was aghast at all the butchery that was taking place. Yeah, they surgically removed the good parts, minimized some of the better ones, and then buried them 5 tiers down. This was their "streamlining" approach. And, of course, now that they made all that 'extra room' in the OS installation, they put in their store. So I got to get all the wonderful Microsoft advertising built into my OS and pay them for their ads! How kind of them.

    Needless to say I didn't switch to Windows 8 any time soon. I did send Microsoft an email expressing my views however, as a Windows Insider. Now admittedly I'm no coder but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see what these guys were doing: Get rid of the accessories, take out the air conditioning, and the cruise control, and pull the tools out of the trunk. (They can always sell those back for a nominal fee.) See? Now it runs so much better coz it's so much lighter! Well, I think most folks here know that Win 8 went over like a lead zeppelin. Can't fool all of the people all of the time. Enter Win 8.1 . . . The next 'new and improved' tablet OS. And on it goes.

    I'll never forget the day I was on the phone with Microsoft for the better part of the afternoon because the OS that I had purchased from their store came up as NOT GENUINE. Yup. Win 8.1 was a real screamer. Can't rightly say how many times my IRST went to pot with 8.1. Definitely more times than I care to recall. And then came 10. Talk about insult to injury. Built in key logger, full blown advertising, and enough telemetry to make one wonder who really owns the hardware. At least Cortana could be shut off, well, gagged; but could you really make her go away?? No. Not unless you hacked your OS. Which brings us to Win 11 and all I can say about that is I'm not holding my breath. What I've seen so far hardly impresses me. A lot of Windoze dressing but where are the tools??? But hey, she look purdee and you can even move the start menu back to the left hand corner if you want so your PC doesn't resemble a tablet so much. *Big round of applause* I'm wondering if it might not be deemed their best feature because the TPM2 requirement certainly isn't.

    Ah well, I'm old. The world of personal computers has gone from relaxing in front of a monitor and a keyboard to laptops and from laptops to hand held. I still don't have a tablet and likely never will. If it weren't for Gamers I wonder how easy it would be to still get a full sized monitor and a desktop tower on the domestic end user market. No doubt one would still be able to acquire it if price were not an object. Windows 7 is staying on my work station. This recent catastrophic system failure of mine has proven Windows 7 to be the most reliable Windows operating system of all time. All the rest crashed and Win 7 was left standing and operative.

    I've been busy. I still have 14 operating systems left to get up and running again. None of these are Windows 7.

    Have a great day!

    *Disclaimer: The views and opinions stated in this missive are strictly those of the author, based on the author's personal experiences and insights. Any resemblance to the views, opinions, and experiences of others is purely coincidental and in nowise represents any animosity toward them.
    Last edited by SCANNERMAN777; 09 Feb 2023 at 08:32.
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