[ Restoring from an image is easier and faster plus images require less room to store. About the only time I clone a disk anymore is if I'm replacing it, such as replacing the HDD in a notebook with a SSD.[/QUOTE]
Could not disagree more. Rebooting to a clone thats already installed takes 20-30 seconds. Images are not faster and not easier than a clone if it is set up right, meaning hot. This does not mean I don't also do images, I do. I am over run with backups, that have saved my butt more than once.
Just checked my latest clone of W7 I have. It is 66Mb as compared to Macrim's image of 46Mb. 20Mb, IMHO is not that much. My files that I either archive or are seldom used are on a separate HD than the two in use.
I actually miss my beta vcr. I actually liked beta(or betamax) better than vhs. I am still using vhs today to record programs. You can still get vhs tapes.
In principle you are correct because there are always a bunch of gremlins in a system after a couple of years running. But a reinstall is still a pita. In that case I would rather go with what the Lady says.Sometimes a re-install is better as Windows tends to run slower with time; a re-install focuses the mind to install just those programs that you actually need & not to 'bloat' the OS unnecessarily.
Even better would be to make an image of the system shortly after installing the OS and downloading/installing all the updates and use that to "reinstall" the OS the next time. One could make another image after restoring the first image and downloading/installing the updates that came after the first installation. It would save a lot of time.
With windows OS before windows 7, reinstall made the computer run faster. With W 7 it doesn't seem to make a difference. Others in a PC help forum said it was a way to clean their PC and it was faster for them. I think every new version seems better and faster than the last. It was always exciting to buy a new PC.
My basic question is still the same.
What does W-10 bring new to the table that I want or can use?
So far I haven't found anything. Having a conversation with my computer is a maybe.
I just got 9926 and so far not a lot of joy.
I don't fly around the world being very important so a lot of the sharing things on the fly doesn't mean anything to me.
Email is simple. Receive email and send email. I will check it every week or two.
If I'm not careful every time on want to search for something that is on my computer I end up with Bing online to some dumb ass place. I have no desire to use Bing for anything. If Bing can show me something new that I think is good then I will use it. I still don't want it going on line until I ask it to in the old fashion way. Ticking on the icon on my desktop.
Somebody point me to something that W-10 does for a person at home doing just normal things or maybe have a small home business. So far I haven't been able to find Windows Media Center so I can watch a DVD movie.
What ever Windows -10 Pro will cost is really not much of a concern if I get value for the money.
Now I will go back to reading some more post on this forum to learn more about W-10 and why I should buy it.
I haven't given up on W-10; just looking for a reason to buy it.
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Last edited by Lady Fitzgerald; 07 Feb 2015 at 20:03.