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Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 May 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,951
Posted By crawfish
To safely get rid of System Reserved, see: ...

To safely get rid of System Reserved, see:

TeraByte Unlimited Knowledge Base (http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=409)
Forum: System Security 21 May 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,948
Posted By crawfish
From the article you linked: They also claim...

From the article you linked:

They also claim that OC installs nothing permanently on your computer should you choose not to accept any OC download recommendations.

So, how is it you're always...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 May 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,869
Posted By crawfish
Here's yet another quick command to check...

Here's yet another quick command to check alignment:

wmic partition get BlockSize, StartingOffset, Name, Index

The output on my main PC is:

BlockSize Index Name ...
Forum: Backup and Restore 17 May 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By crawfish
Backup programs that use the Volume Shadow Copy...

Backup programs that use the Volume Shadow Copy Service are safe to the extent all the running programs implement the shadow protocol correctly, which requires them to make whatever files they have...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 15 May 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 6,608
Posted By crawfish
I have the EVO and the one before that, and the...

I have the EVO and the one before that, and the supplied fans are not the best. I replaced them in both my systems, and for my main i5-4670 PC, I used a Scythe SlipStream PWM fan that idles around...
Forum: General Discussion 15 May 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By crawfish
I stopped using Libraries shortly after Windows 7...

I stopped using Libraries shortly after Windows 7 was released, so it's been a while, but here's what I remember.

1. I hated the way various programs automatically look into Libraries for their...
Forum: General Discussion 13 May 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By crawfish
AppData likely contains quite a bit of data you...

AppData likely contains quite a bit of data you created yourself even though you didn't save anything there yourself. Programs do it for you, and you need to be backing it up daily along with your D...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 May 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By crawfish
I've got quite a few 30 y/o CDs in like new...

I've got quite a few 30 y/o CDs in like new condition so I reject the idea optical media "wears out" in any sort of relevant timeframe, especially for an "older couple". That said, a great setup...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 12 May 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 6,608
Posted By crawfish
Why did you redo it? Were the temps still 30C...

Why did you redo it? Were the temps still 30C before you "fixed" it?

If the fan is still working, it probably isn't seated right. If loosening and retightening the screws doesn't help and you have...
Forum: News 12 May 2014
Replies: 87
Views: 10,799
Posted By crawfish
The Firefox Profiles folder and .ini file should...

The Firefox Profiles folder and .ini file should be included as part of your ordinary data backups, and I've never felt the need to manually back up my Firefox profiles outside of my normal backup...
Forum: News 12 May 2014
Replies: 87
Views: 10,799
Posted By crawfish
As I described in another Firefox thread, you...

As I described in another Firefox thread, you don't have to be beholden to an extension to back up Firefox profiles:


...
Forum: General Discussion 08 May 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,397
Posted By crawfish
The StarTech USB3 dual dock has been working very...

The StarTech USB3 dual dock has been working very well for me. I've also used ThermalTake and Rosewill eSATA docks. Besides being cheaper, the nice thing about bare drives vs enclosures is that I can...
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 May 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 8,618
Posted By crawfish
I would recommend forgetting "Any new programs...

I would recommend forgetting "Any new programs should by default be on the HDD" as a general principle when talking about SSDs as large as 240 GB. The current price for 120 GB SSDs is ~ $75 and 240...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 May 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 4,773
Posted By crawfish
It still had to be something else. Like I said,...

It still had to be something else. Like I said, "You won't observe any difference in speed on a fresh drive vs. a fresh drive with 10% overprovisioning." I've done the tests myself with a 256 GB...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 May 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By crawfish
thanks for your respond ! why it's not...

thanks for your respond ! why it's not recognizing my hdd in the first place . and what makes the difference if I remove the SSD and plug the original one ![/QUOTE]

I have no idea why the HDD is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 May 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 4,773
Posted By crawfish
TRIM doesn't have that effect. The lost space was...

TRIM doesn't have that effect. The lost space was probably due to Magician overprovisioning the drive, and you may have unwittingly undid the overprovisioning the next time you went into Magician. ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 May 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By crawfish
I hope you didn't try to initialize your original...

I hope you didn't try to initialize your original disk... Anyway, I would remove the SSD, restore the first drive to its original role, and go from there. See if you can access the SSD over USB. If...
Forum: General Discussion 03 May 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By crawfish
Sysinternals Process Monitor, too.

Sysinternals Process Monitor, too.
Forum: Software 03 May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By crawfish
I have a Software node in Keepass where I create...

I have a Software node in Keepass where I create entries for each software package that has a key, and I record all my product keys in the Comments sections. Makes it easy to copy and paste when I...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 03 May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 5,709
Posted By crawfish
Speaking about Firefox itself, I back up: ...

Speaking about Firefox itself, I back up:

AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles.ini

I have three profiles in the Profiles folder, and besides doing...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 30 Apr 2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,691
Posted By crawfish
Same here, and I have three Firefox profiles.

Same here, and I have three Firefox profiles.
Forum: News 29 Apr 2014
Replies: 87
Views: 10,799
Posted By crawfish
I have some add-ons that use the add-on bar and...

I have some add-ons that use the add-on bar and that is gone. Also can't find out how to bookmark a site and save it where I want. It just sticks in bookmarks then I have to move it. Maybe I am...
Forum: Tutorials 29 Apr 2014
Replies: 1,121
Views: 663,731
Posted By crawfish
You're in the same boat as you are when your...

You're in the same boat as you are when your secondary profile drive dies, dead in the water until you correct the problem.

I haven't described having "so much trouble". As I've said, I moved my...
Forum: Tutorials 29 Apr 2014
Replies: 1,121
Views: 663,731
Posted By crawfish
You can use the Conclusions section at the end of...

You can use the Conclusions section at the end of my last message (https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/124198-user-profiles-create-move-during-windows-7-installation-82.html#post2761559) as a...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 28 Apr 2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,691
Posted By crawfish
Chrome is a non-starter for me as long as it...

Chrome is a non-starter for me as long as it fails to implement sidebars.

A couple of extensions I've found useful for Firefox 29 are:

Australis Slimmr (I enable only the "Tabs in TitleBar"...
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