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Windows 7: Is my C partition and F partition combined?

08 Apr 2010   #61
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have moved since then, but people are the same everywhere...overall.


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08 Apr 2010   #62
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I have always passworded my computers, even though no one normally has access to them accept me. The one time that I didn't was with a computer that I had when I had a stroke and got evicted from my home, and wasn't allowed to remove the computer. My personal belongings were left in the house when it was resold, supposedly to be stored until I later removed them. When I was finally able to try to do so, and I met with the new owner, he claimed that house was broke into, and the computer, TV and window AC/heat were stolen. It might not have prevented the PC from being stolen anyway, but if it had been passworded, maybe the new owners (who I believe were the thieves) wouldn't have been so tempted to take it. The moral of this is that someone that you don't expect, may access your computer if it is easy.
I'm sorry to hear that. Terrible people. I understand. Thank you for sharing that.
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08 Apr 2010   #63
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

SeekerMeister,
I'm in agreement. I once had a laptop stolen. I'm thankful that I'd taken several security measures, including password protecting. I carefully watched to see if any critical info had been compromised. Fortunately not, but I do not use outlook and also use Roboform for password protection. My new laptop has the necessary hardware and bios such that I use Lojack in case of another theft.
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08 Apr 2010   #64
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

At one time, I considered using a program called Dead Man's Switch, which is designed to execute orders at a set interval, if not overridden on time. I thought about having it perform a format on the harddrive, or call the police to report itself stolen, but then reconsidered, because of how bad my memory is, and figuring that I would forget to reset it. I kind of like the idea using Lojack, but that would find better use in a portable, than my PC network. Besides, I'm sure that service is not free, and I'm tight.
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08 Apr 2010   #65
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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08 Apr 2010   #66
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If I ever get a REAL laptop, I may consider that. As things are, the only laptop that I own is an old IBM 380Z that doesn't work and is collecting dust in the closet. Anyone that stole it would be very disappointed.
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08 Apr 2010   #67
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Even more important for Netbooks. My BroIL looses one per month - fortunately he can usually retrieve it. But one stayed in China. And then LoJack would not have helped either.
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08 Apr 2010   #68
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

With the apathy that I have found in the local police, I doubt that it would matter if one had a pinpoint location of a stolen computer, they would probably not be able to find it, or claim that they had no way of knowing whether it was stolen or not.

I had a car stolen from me a few years back, which I reported, and the police never found, despite the fact that I spotted it driving around town twice over a year later. I gave it chase, but lost it.

Another pickup was stolen from me, which was never found, despite the fact that the thieves also stole my ID and opened a telephone account in my name (which they never paid), and the police wouldn't even go to the address given on the account to investigate.
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08 Apr 2010   #69
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
With the apathy that I have found in the local police, I doubt that it would matter if one had a pinpoint location of a stolen computer, they would probably not be able to find it, or claim that they had no way of knowing whether it was stolen or not.

I had a car stolen from me a few years back, which I reported, and the police never found, despite the fact that I spotted it driving around town twice over a year later. I gave it chase, but lost it.

Another pickup was stolen from me, which was never found, despite the fact that the thieves also stole my ID and opened a telephone account in my name (which they never paid), and the police wouldn't even go to the address given on the account to investigate.
You live in the wrong country. In my country I would drag the police into court for inactivity and lack of exercising their duties. Then they have to make an hour by hour report of what they are doing.
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08 Apr 2010   #70
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You should never do backups on the same physical disk.
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