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Forum: Backup and Restore 10 Jan 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By Diddlededum
Macrium 5.1 for Win 7 AND Win 10?

Hi,

I have two PCs, one runs Win7 the other runs Win10. I installed Macrium Reflect free version 5.1 on the one that runs Win5.1 and to back up my data I make disk images periodically which I save...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Apr 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Diddlededum
As above, is this info enough? 64 bit Win 7...

As above, is this info enough?
64 bit Win 7 Professional
six core i7 970 processor
ASUS® P6X58D-E motherboard
Samsung triple channel DDR3 4GB RAM 1333 times six slots so 24GB.

Thanks for any...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Apr 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Diddlededum
My PC won't boot up correctly and has just lost half its memory!!!

Well, a third anyway.

Having had a few blue screens recently I noticed today the PC was taking longer to boot up - the fan would come on for a few seconds, then go off. It would have a second and...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Jul 2016
Replies: 127
Views: 17,043
Posted By Diddlededum
I have two desktops. One did the upgrade to W10...

I have two desktops. One did the upgrade to W10 fine. I'm not sure I like W10 interface as much as W7 but computer seems faster and snappier.

The other was a disaster - it's a complicated gaming...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,745
Posted By Diddlededum
Tried doing the updates last night but came back...

Tried doing the updates last night but came back this morning to find computer still stuck on message processing update 1 of 25, do not switch off. Twelve hours of being stuck on that update I gave...
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Jan 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks again for such a detailed response. ...

Thanks again for such a detailed response.

By powerline, yes I meant I have a cable from my router to a power socket thingy which sends an ethernet signal around the house to another power socket...
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 Jan 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Diddlededum
DSPerber, some really helpful suggestions there. ...

DSPerber, some really helpful suggestions there.

I downloaded Teamviewer, installed it on my power desktop PC and laptop. Then I remoted in (verb???) to the power PC from the laptop. As the laptop...
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 Jan 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks for your detailed response. Here's why I...

Thanks for your detailed response. Here's why I only have ONE PC at the moment.

I have a very sophisticated gaming PC and gaming rig with three monitors and mouse. The PC cost me a small fortune...
Forum: Network & Sharing 03 Jan 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Diddlededum
How to control PC over home network?

Not sure if this is possible but here goes:

For various reasons I need to have the (desktop) PC in one room and most of the time I will be sitting in my home office at the other end of the house...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Jul 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,302
Posted By Diddlededum
Is my hard drive dying?

I keep all my data on a Samsung hard disk drive. Recently when I tried to make my regular Macrium backup it failed with an error message indicating that there was a problem with the disk. I ran...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Feb 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 10,917
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks for the links but I've adctually tried...

Thanks for the links but I've adctually tried them all already with no success. I posted my problem here:
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Feb 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 26,274
Posted By Diddlededum
Resurrecting old thread in the hope someone can...

Resurrecting old thread in the hope someone can help with identical problem.

Until recently my PC (Win 7 professional, 64 bit, operating system on SSD, personal files on hard drive, 2x Nvidia...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Feb 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 10,917
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks - unfortunately my PC crashes when I enter...

Thanks - unfortunately my PC crashes when I enter sleep mode (or rather, gives me a blank screen when it awakes which requires a forced restart that I guess doesn't do the machine much good). Sounds...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Feb 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 10,917
Posted By Diddlededum
MKLINK, HIBERFIL.SYS amd SSD space

I have two drives, an SSD for the OS (C:) and a platter drive for data (D:). I want to be able to hibernate my PC but don't want HIBERFIL to wear out my SSD as I have lots of memory (24GB) being...
Forum: Backup and Restore 23 Jan 2014
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,947
Posted By Diddlededum
Not aware of any adware or other nasties. I...

Not aware of any adware or other nasties.

I have on maybe three occasions had to restore an image I made, usually after installing other softwsare or updates that mucked up the PC. Twice I was...
Forum: Backup and Restore 21 Jan 2014
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,947
Posted By Diddlededum
I had a scary moment the other day whilst making...

I had a scary moment the other day whilst making a routine backup image of my data drive. I got the following message:

Backup aborted! Unable to read from disk - Error Code 23 - Data error (cyclic...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Jan 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By Diddlededum
Correct Neil thanks - and yes I had effectively...

Correct Neil thanks - and yes I had effectively been doing what you described as backup 3, ie I made a backup some months ago, since which I have added various Windows updates, new software etc, then...
Forum: Backup and Restore 03 Jan 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks for the tip about SSDs - but my OS is...

Thanks for the tip about SSDs - but my OS is already on an SSD so it's as fast as I can expect, other than the clutter. To anyone reading this who hasn't got an SSD, they are great. If you can't...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 Jan 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks that's what I thought you were saying. The...

Thanks that's what I thought you were saying. The downside of the Image 3 strategy is the risk that the futher into the future I go, when I decide to revert back to an old less cluttered Windows...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 Jan 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By Diddlededum
Thanks that's very helpful. I'm glad someone else...

Thanks that's very helpful. I'm glad someone else has fretted about (i) balancing imaging the latest state of the OS drive (containing all software updates, but a lot of potential clutter) versus...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 Jan 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,506
Posted By Diddlededum
Should I regularly back up my system using imaging?

Two questions in one I guess. I have two hard drives, an SSD for OS and a harddisk for data. As I have several pieces of software and hardware that require a great deal of manual configuration I was...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Jan 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 6,222
Posted By Diddlededum
If you haven't had any answers from forum members...

If you haven't had any answers from forum members I guess that means noone else has the same UPS as you so can't advise from experience. Your best option in that case is to contact the manufacturer...
Forum: Backup and Restore 16 Nov 2013
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,947
Posted By Diddlededum
I'm confused... I always get a prompt telling me...

I'm confused... I always get a prompt telling me some USB drivers are missing, do I want to continue, when I restore a backup. I always click continue without drivers and whatever Macrium installs...
Forum: Backup and Restore 14 Nov 2013
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,947
Posted By Diddlededum
I would certainly recommend soon after installing...

I would certainly recommend soon after installing your PC and getting it to a condition you like making an image AND THEN restoring it to check that it restores. I have a couple of images, one with...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Nov 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3,886
Posted By Diddlededum
Yes, I created my main username account as...

Yes, I created my main username account as admininstrator when installing Windows, windows updates, all software etc, then created a new Admininstrator account and changed my main account to...
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