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Forum: Backup and Restore 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,027
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Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
If the internal drive is 3.5", a cable won't work...

If the internal drive is 3.5", a cable won't work for it; sometimes even 2.5" drives don't work. Instead, put the drive into an enclosure (or a dock) first before using it externally.

Macrium...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Are you even sure your laptop has Bluetooth...

Are you even sure your laptop has Bluetooth physically installed? My Lenovo notebook has software for Bluetooth (which is less than stellar, btw) but, after fooling around with trying to pair it up...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Prexactly!

Prexactly!
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I turned mine off last year and rolled back to...

I turned mine off last year and rolled back to December 2017 because I got sick and tired of MS updates crippling or breaking my computers.
Forum: News 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
As far as I'm concerned, MS support for Win 7...

As far as I'm concerned, MS support for Win 7 ended a year ago last month due to the repeated broken updates since then. I stopped updating and rolled back to then because I got sick and tired of...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I haven't updated my Win 7 machines in a year...

I haven't updated my Win 7 machines in a year because I got tired of the broken updates. Downgrading to Win 10 won't help since it's also getting bad and broken updates. I'll eventually switch over...
Forum: Backup and Restore 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2,027
Views: 423,174
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
They also love large paper bags they can get...

They also love large paper bags they can get into.



I don't use differential or incremental images (I also don't recommend them) so I can't speak from experience but I suspect you may be...
Forum: Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
So, what's new with this version?

So, what's new with this version?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I recommend just sticking with Win 7's defragger....

I recommend just sticking with Win 7's defragger. Set it up to automatically defrag at night, say, once a week or once a month (just make sure the computer will be on then) when you won't be using...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Would you care to restate that in English?

Would you care to restate that in English?
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Some programs are built off NET Framework. I have...

Some programs are built off NET Framework. I have at least one program that depends on Net Framework (although, for the life of me, I can't remember which one it is).
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Dec 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I was doing the Security Only updates. Seems like...

I was doing the Security Only updates. Seems like MS stuck their heads where the sun don't shine for all their OS updates at the first of the year. Even their fair haired OS (Win 10) has been plagued...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Yes. SSDs cost considerably more per GB than...

Yes. SSDs cost considerably more per GB than HDDs. Using an SSD for the OS and programs and an HDD to store data is the most cost effective way to improve performance. Putting the OS and programs on...
Forum: System Security 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 1,396
Views: 221,118
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I hope this one isn't as buggy as the last one...

I hope this one isn't as buggy as the last one was.
Forum: General Discussion 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
And that is one of the main reasons I recommend...

And that is one of the main reasons I recommend Macrium Reflect so highly. All tools marketed as migration tools couldn't handle more than a couple of partitions. MR can handle four with ease.
...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Now I'm totally confused. :confused: What was...

Now I'm totally confused. :confused: What was your question again. Pretend I'm a senile, old lady (wait, I am one).
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
After having to restore to an earlier date...

After having to restore to an earlier date several times after installing MS updates this year essentially broke my computers, I got fed up and won't install any updates past December, 2017.

It's...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Technically, data that is stored over long...

Technically, data that is stored over long periods of time are archives, not backups. Backups have to be kept up to date to avoid losing new or changed data. But I'm picking nits now.

True, tape...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
As mrjimphelps pointed out, one reason for not...

As mrjimphelps pointed out, one reason for not using SSDs for backups is their cost; HDDs cost much less per GB. However, SSDs have another problem when being used for extended static backups. SSDs...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Nope, and you definitely should use SP1. If your...

Nope, and you definitely should use SP1. If your machine can't handle Win 7, you will need to upgrade components (RAM should be at least 4GB) or replace the machine.
Forum: General Discussion 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Dec 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
Read here for how to cone an HDD to an SSD. How...

Read here for how to cone an HDD to an SSD. How to Clone Disk with Macrium Reflect. (Windows 10/8/7) - wintips.org - Windows Tips & How-tos...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Dec 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
You are overthinking this. Even if you were...

You are overthinking this. Even if you were unlucky enough to buy a bad batch of drives, they may all fail withing a few weeks to a few months of each other but the chance they will fail...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Dec 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By Lady Fitzgerald
That certainly doesn't jibe with my experience....

That certainly doesn't jibe with my experience. Before I abandoned HDDs for SSDs, the only 4TB HDD I had "failed" was a 4TB WD Black that arrived DOA (probably due to bad handling during shipping...
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