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  1.    30 Jun 2017 #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by doncole View Post
    I read the tutorial and still can 't figure out how to make them wider.

    Also if I make a disk using Macrium Reflect what size disk do I need?

    Do Cole
    If you're talking about the Image Backup using Macrium, that should be to an external HDD, like a 1TB USB drive. Each image will take approximately 60% of the size of the OS and supporting partitions. If you're talking about the Macrium Rescue DVD or Thumb drive, the Thumb drive (flash drive) only needs to be 4GB. Any decent CD/DVD will do, also.
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  2.    30 Jun 2017 #32
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    So clearly your CPU is exceedingly busy. Please click the CPU tab to organise this high to low in order. In the second screenshot, we can see nothing that gives rise to the high Disk and CPU use, as you haven't clicked on the column header to show the highest users at the top of the column.

    First - stop Duplicate File Finder running. Stop bittorrent. Then repost task manager, making sure the column of interest (high use) is organised high to low by clicking on the tab at at the top of the column.

    Then do a clean boot (as above)
    and provide a screenshot of your task manager.
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  3.    30 Jun 2017 #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    If you're talking about the Image Backup using Macrium, that should be to an external HDD, like a 1TB USB drive. Each image will take approximately 60% of the size of the OS and supporting partitions. If you're talking about the Macrium Rescue DVD or Thumb drive, the Thumb drive (flash drive) only needs to be 4GB. Any decent CD/DVD will do, also.
    I'm sorry I thought you where talking about the partition squares at the bottom.

    What I Want is a USB flash drive that can restart after an update so I can put it back the way it was before the update. Also I would like to be able to boot from it. I'm not sure what kind of image I need. p.s. i don't care about E:, F:, :M: and J: I have thumb drives for those.

    Don Cole
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    Last edited by doncole; 30 Jun 2017 at 20:15.
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  4.    01 Jul 2017 #34
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    Thanks for posting your Disk Management. Now that we can see the Status column we can answer to this.

    Quote Originally Posted by doncole View Post
    On further review.
    A question about the Disk Management Screen.

    C we know about.
    E, F, J and M I created.
    Ok…..

    What are the two partitions before C?
    2? There are 4. They are what they say they are. The EFI System partition is related to your BIOS and needs to stay. Never tinker with nor delete that one. It is usually (but not always) formatted in GPT. The other 3 are recovery partitions, of which 2 are useless. (See below)

    The partition between C and F?
    The partition after M?
    You just stated you created those, yes? Are they thumb drives perhaps? I see you pulled the one that was formatted exFAT.

    Are these weird created in error partitions.

    Is that what you were talking about too many partitions?
    Every time a Windows system is either installed or upgraded, it installs a recovery partition. If it is a wiped/clean/unformatted disk of a EUFI system, then it creates an EFI partition and a recovery partition. That is all. Obviously along the line you collected extra partitions.

    To find the one that is active so not to delete it > Press the Windows key > Type in > command prompt > When it appears right mouse click it > Choose “Run as Administrator”.

    When that opens > Type > reagentc /info

    When it’s finished > Press Ctrl/A simultaneously > Press Ctrl/C simultaneously > Go to the post box here > Activate the post box with left mouse click > Press Ctrl/V simultaneously. Press Alt/S simultaneously.
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  5.    01 Jul 2017 #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Thanks for posting your Disk Management. Now that we can see the Status column we can answer to this.



    Ok…..



    2? There are 4. They are what they say they are. The EFI System partition is related to your BIOS and needs to stay. Never tinker with nor delete that one. It is usually (but not always) formatted in GPT. The other 3 are recovery partitions, of which 2 are useless. (See below)



    You just stated you created those, yes? Are they thumb drives perhaps? I see you pulled the one that was formatted exFAT.



    Every time a Windows system is either installed or upgraded, it installs a recovery partition. If it is a wiped/clean/unformatted disk of a EUFI system, then it creates an EFI partition and a recovery partition. That is all. Obviously along the line you collected extra partitions.

    To find the one that is active so not to delete it > Press the Windows key > Type in > command prompt > When it appears right mouse click it > Choose “Run as Administrator”.

    When that opens > Type > reagentc /info

    When it’s finished > Press Ctrl/A simultaneously > Press Ctrl/C simultaneously > Go to the post box here > Activate the post box with left mouse click > Press Ctrl/V simultaneously. Press Alt/S simultaneously.
    May be easier to:


    • Press Windows Key and hold, then press R
    • Copy and paste this: reagentc /info > %userprofile%\desktop\reagentc.txt
    • Press enter
    • Post the text file it created on your desktop


    We have a copy and you have a copy.
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  6.    01 Jul 2017 #36
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    @doncole

    You say it came pre-installed with Win 8.1.
    You say you wiped all your 8.1 files.
    You say you do not have the keys.
    You say you would prefer to clean install back to 8.1.

    Have you looked for the keys, the OEM keys, on your laptop? I suspect not, or could not find where they were.

    Please download this small utility, used by thousands here and elsewhere, unzip the file, and run the program.
    It will retrieve the OEM keys from your laptop if it can, and I believe it probably will.

    Those keys can be used to re-install and activate Windows 8.1, which can be obtained legally from MS.

    If this is your ultimate goal, here is the link to the small utility.

    Releases · Superfly-Inc/ShowKeyPlus · GitHub

    This is tutorial here on TF, by the author, showing how to use it.

    ShowKeyPlus - Windows 10 Forums

    Please post the results here, after blacking out your keys, for security reasons.

    Thanks, TC
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  7.    02 Jul 2017 #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    May be easier to:


    • Press Windows Key and hold, then press R
    • Copy and paste this: reagentc /info > %userprofile%\desktop\reagentc.txt
    • Press enter
    • Post the text file it created on your desktop


    We have a copy and you have a copy.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I did as you suggested here's a screen shot.
    When I press ctl-a. ctl-A, ctl-c, or ctl-C.
    I get not recognized...

    When I try your "might be easier way" the screen flickers but the file doesn't show up anywhere.

    My question is, does it look like there are extra partition or does it look normal. When I say It's slow I mean when I hit the space bar 5 times the sticky key prompt comes up. (Which I use all the time) After I hit ok, It comes up "Sticky key is not responding". If I wait about 45 secs then Sticky Keys kicks. SaMe with Task Manager. When I click Task Manager the window is white and it says "Task Manager not responding". After about 45 secs the window fills in with the data. None if this happed before that last upgrade then these things worked instantly. Do you think these extra partitions are causing this?

    When I first got the computer I set up the E:, F:, M:, and J: partitions. Since then I have never touched the partitions. If they have changed then the upgrades must have done it.

    Don Cole
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  8.    02 Jul 2017 #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    @doncole

    Please post the results here, after blacking out your keys, for security reasons.

    Thanks, TC
    What I want to do is back this compute,
    So I can boot the computer from the USB and be able to restore the computer the way it was before I did anything to change it (the computer).

    I have about 20 days left om Macriem Reflect trial.
    I don't care about backing up E, F, M, or J.
    I have backed on other USBs. My question, that I can't seem to get an answer to is, "What size USB should I get to do that"?

    Thank you very much for your help.
    I may be slow in responding but I haven't given up on this project. I only have one computer and need it.

    Don Cole
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  9.    02 Jul 2017 #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by doncole View Post
    What I want to do is back this compute,
    So I can boot the computer from the USB and be able to restore the computer the way it was before I did anything to change it (the computer).

    I have about 20 days left om Macriem Reflect trial.
    I don't care about backing up E, F, M, or J.
    I have backed on other USBs. My question, that I can't seem to get an answer to is, "What size USB should I get to do that"?

    Thank you very much for your help.
    I may be slow in responding but I haven't given up on this project. I only have one computer and need it.

    Don Cole
    Don, I believe I answered that question in this post. Restore Points - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums

    If it is not clear, I will try to reword it.
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  10.    02 Jul 2017 #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Don, I believe I answered that question in this post. Restore Points - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums

    If it is not clear, I will try to reword it.
    I guess my question is pretty stupid. You can't create a recovery disk for Windows 10, install Windows 8.1 and expect the Windows 10 recovery disk to work if the Windows 8.1 installation fails.

    So I give up Windows 8.1

    My Restore Points got pushed away (lost) and I don't have a Windows.old file.
    If you know another way eliminate the last update I would love to do it.

    Meanwhile, what I would like to do is create a bootable restore disk with Macrium Reflect (before the 19 days I have left of the trial runs out.) And before any more Updates come in.

    After that I'll worry about the slowness.

    I only want boot and restore the Windows 10 (C: I guess) I don't care about backing up E, F, M and J.

    What size USB do I need for that?
    I guess you said 4GB.

    And thank you very much for all your help.

    Don Cole
    Last edited by doncole; 03 Jul 2017 at 02:56.
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