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  1. Thread: Virus scan options missing - quick scan only, advanced scan crashes by Bree
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 15 Views 665

    Reallocated Sectors Count is SMART data ID 05,...

    Reallocated Sectors Count is SMART data ID 05, All available SMART data from your HDD should be displayed. I've never yet seen an HDD or SSD that doesn't have the 05 data. What model of drive do you...
  2. Thread: Audio CD's not playing by Bree
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 34 Views 3,926

    You should also create the rescue media bootable...

    You should also create the rescue media bootable USB and make sure you can boot from it. You shouldn't wait until you need it for real.
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    Macrium can create rescue media as a bootable...

    Macrium can create rescue media as a bootable optical disk, a USB, an ISO file and a boot menu option. Boot from the rescue media and you can not only restore an image, it's the full Macrium...
  4. Thread: Virus scan options missing - quick scan only, advanced scan crashes by Bree
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 15 Views 665

    That's a possibility, but at this point I'm...

    That's a possibility, but at this point I'm thinking that the hard drive may be failing and causing corruption. Read it's SMART data with CrystalDiskInfo, I'd use the portable version that can run...
  5. Thread: Virus scan options missing - quick scan only, advanced scan crashes by Bree
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 15 Views 665

    ...and most of it is nothing to do with the...

    ...and most of it is nothing to do with the System Resource scan anyway. To extract just the SR parts, see Option Five in this tutorial.
    ...
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    I used to use Ghost but as you say, not...

    I used to use Ghost but as you say, not compatible with a modern OS. If you used Ghost Explorer, you may like to know that you can mount a Macrium image and explore it with File Explorer like any...
  7. Thread: Want to Clone SSD to Higher Capacity SSD by Bree
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 13 Views 752

    Windows activation is by a digital license linked...

    Windows activation is by a digital license linked to the unique hardware ID of the PC. The hard drive plays no part in this hardware ID. So yes, it will activate with the cloned drive.
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    Virtualization Macrium never cease to amaze me. On another...

    Macrium never cease to amaze me. On another thread I needed to run up a 1803 machine for some screenshots. I'd normally restore an image on my Test Machine to do that, but it was busy doing other...
  9. Thread: Virus scan options missing - quick scan only, advanced scan crashes by Bree
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 15 Views 665

    The last version in which this screen was named...

    The last version in which this screen was named 'Windows Defender Security Centre' was 1803. From 1809 on it was renamed 'Windows Security'.

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    Clicking 'Run a new advanced scan' should...
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    Much of the software written for XP can still run...

    Much of the software written for XP can still run under W10. It may well have the old 'My...' locations hard-coded, so the junctions are still required in W10 for backward compatibility with XP-era...
  11. Thread: Welcome to TenForums by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 1,511 Views 390,283

    Sticky: Welcome Nick, The MS Community forums often...

    Welcome Nick,

    The MS Community forums often refer here in their answers, eg:
    ...
  12. Thread: Swapping Hard Drives from Laptop 10 to Windows 7 Laptop by Bree
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 314

    All machines built for Windows 8 and above and...

    All machines built for Windows 8 and above and supplied by the OEM with Windows pre-installed will have a full Windows key embedded in the firmware. This is only read and used by Setup when doing a...
  13. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 2,964

    Most OEMs would argue that their apps are not...

    Most OEMs would argue that their apps are not bloatware, but essential tools to support using W10 on their machine. Many users would disagree ;)
  14. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 2,964

    Every manufacturer customises the Windows they...

    Every manufacturer customises the Windows they install at the factory to include their own apps and drivers. A Factory Reset will put it back to as it left the factory, complete with all the OEM...
  15. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 2,964

    No. A Reset on an OEM preinstalled Windows will...

    No. A Reset on an OEM preinstalled Windows will keep all the OEM custom apps and drivers, whether you use 'Remove everything' or 'Factory Reset'.

    Reset Windows 10
  16. Thread: Managing guest account as administrator by Bree
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 3 Views 161

    Solved :thumbsup:

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  17. Thread: Managing guest account as administrator by Bree
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 3 Views 161

    Solved I created a local account called Visitor and made...

    I created a local account called Visitor and made it a member of Guests by running Netplwiz. You can run Netplwiz, select your guest account and click the Properties button. Temporarily make yours an...
  18. Thread: Update tips by Bree
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 27 Views 1,853

    Group Policy Editor, Administrative Templates >...

    Group Policy Editor, Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Configure Automatic Updates.

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    These junction points were first seen in Vista,...

    These junction points were first seen in Vista, the first OS to use the new locations for Music, Pictures and Videos. MS explained it thus:

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    Look in Documents. 248465

    Look in Documents.

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    These symbolic links provide backward...

    These symbolic links provide backward compatibility for older software that expects these folders to exist. In XP they were real folders, found under the 'C:\Documents and Settings' folder.

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  22. Thread: ShowKeyPlus by Bree
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1,184 Views 1,304,293

    Sticky: I have a few Macrium images I can mount. There's...

    I have a few Macrium images I can mount. There's good news and bad. With the Store version 1.1.12.0 and two W7 images mounted (one for W7 Starter, the other W7 Home Premium) More only discovers one...
  23. Thread: Not receiving updates anymore? by Bree
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 5 Views 599

    Solved :thumbsup: This is a bug that MS have yet to...

    :thumbsup:

    This is a bug that MS have yet to acknowledge, despite being reported several times in the feedback hub. Find one and up-vote it, or report it yourself. MS need to be told to do...
  24. Thread: Not receiving updates anymore? by Bree
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 5 Views 599

    Solved There is a bug in 1903 Pro. If either of the...

    There is a bug in 1903 Pro. If either of the Feature Update or Quality Update defer values is set to a non-zero number of days they will disappear from the Advanced options.

    If you don't see both...
  25. Thread: Audio CD's not playing by Bree
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 34 Views 3,926

    The Reflect Installer is sufficient. Macrium can...

    The Reflect Installer is sufficient. Macrium can build two types of recovery media, the older PE media required the PE components to be downloaded. the newer RE media copies its recovery environment...
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