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  1. Thread: corsair ssd drive partitions by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 345

    Was that "recovery partition" on the laptop when...

    Was that "recovery partition" on the laptop when you purchased it?

    I'm assuming it was.

    You'd have to keep that recovery partition if you think you might some day want to restore to the factory...
  2. Thread: corsair ssd drive partitions by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 345

    Looks OK to me. You could transfer to a new...

    Looks OK to me.

    You could transfer to a new SSD by either cloning or imaging.

    After you finish, you may as well assign that 450 mb unallocated to C. It's not doing you any good when it's...
  3. Thread: clean installation Windows 10 pro by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 14 Views 4,400

    Retail, to the extent you build your own and want...

    Retail, to the extent you build your own and want to be able to reinstall to a new PC indefinitely into the future.

    At one time, Microsoft wasn't particularly strict about enforcing the...
  4. Replies 13 Views 843

    The main issue with DVDs is low capacity and...

    The main issue with DVDs is low capacity and having to manage and keep track of them. They are tolerable as a recovery media device, but highly problematic as a target for data or image files....
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  6. Thread: 4GB Ram vs 6GB Ram by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 12 Views 9,872

    Maybe no noticeable advantage, depending on what...

    Maybe no noticeable advantage, depending on what you mean by "regular".

    General rule of thumb is that you won't see any advantage until and unless you are using all of the 4 you now have, and you...
  7. Replies 10 Views 705

    Solved What's on the 300 GB drive?? Just data? No...

    What's on the 300 GB drive??

    Just data? No installed programs?

    If it's just data, I'd just drag and drop it over to the new drive after formatting it.

    Macrium can clone, but why bother with...
  8. Thread: Minimum ram by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 19 Views 924

    That's typical. I just rebooted and am using 1.6...

    That's typical. I just rebooted and am using 1.6 on 10 home.
  9. Thread: Ssd too small for system image. by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 11 Views 7,935

    I know virtually nothing about Windows 10 built...

    I know virtually nothing about Windows 10 built in backup/imaging, but I wouldn't think a 24 gb image file would balk at being restored to a 120 gb drive, but Windows 10 backup could be weird in that...
  10. Thread: Ssd too small for system image. by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 11 Views 7,935

    I don't think a failed hard drive would prevent...

    I don't think a failed hard drive would prevent you from doing a fresh install of Windows 10.

    Assuming you don't want to do that anyway, answers to these questions would help:

    What application...
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    I use SyncBackFree to back up about 800 GB of...

    I use SyncBackFree to back up about 800 GB of data files--I run it a couple of times per day. Takes about 3 minutes to complete, using standard internal hard drives as both the source and target.
    ...
  12. Replies 6 Views 795

    Hmmmmm.......................I'm on 17763.194. I...

    Hmmmmm.......................I'm on 17763.194. I think that is KB4471332. That was installed 12/11/18.

    My most recent restore point is 12/10/18.

    So maybe the frequency will decline and I may...
  13. Replies 6 Views 795

    2: There may be a default of some type, but in my...

    2: There may be a default of some type, but in my case I get a new point nearly every day--10 since Nov 29---which presumably is more often than the default. All 10 of mine are described as "Windows...
  14. Thread: New Acer laptop by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 779

    That CPU is quite weak. But I don't know your...

    That CPU is quite weak.

    But I don't know your expectations, requirements, or budget. Her homework requirements may be very low as well, in which case this CPU might be adequate.

    Have you any...
  15. Replies 15 Views 1,092

    Solved "Ever" is a long time and apparently very...

    "Ever" is a long time and apparently very important to you.

    I would not want to stake my life on the premise that I'd never have to call Microsoft, regardless of what I bought or thought I bought...
  16. Thread: Not enough space by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 1,048

    It tentatively looks like you could do a clean...

    It tentatively looks like you could do a clean install and put everything on what is now D. It would then become C.

    Are disk 0 and disk 1 in fact 2 totally discrete drives, rather than 2 separate...
  17. Thread: Not enough space by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 1,048

    If you don't need D, you can delete it and add...

    If you don't need D, you can delete it and add that recovered space to C.

    Is there anything--ANYTHING--on D that you need? I'm assuming you can move that stuff back to C temporarily so that D is...
  18. Thread: Not enough space by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 1,048

    Windows "and a few programs" shouldn't take up...

    Windows "and a few programs" shouldn't take up more than 30 or 40 GB, so I'm unclear why it's taken nearly 100 in your case.

    Did you intend to do a "clean install" and delete ALL partitions during...
  19. Replies 20 Views 1,723

    I'm on 5.44.6575. That is NOT the most recent...

    I'm on 5.44.6575.

    That is NOT the most recent version.

    As of a couple of months ago, the more recent versions were having some issues and the version I now use does NOT have any issues, so I...
  20. Thread: Backup Failure by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 5 Views 598

    You say you previously created images or clones...

    You say you previously created images or clones with Easy BCD. I've never used that application for that purpose.

    My only recommendation would be to use Macrium Reflect to make an image of...
  21. Replies 1 Views 227

    Could be a bad motherboard, but try these steps...

    Could be a bad motherboard, but try these steps and see how far you can get.

    Strip it down and then add components back, one at a time, to try and isolate the offending component.

    Turn the...
  22. Thread: Backup Failure by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 5 Views 598

    Not enough detail. Clarification needed. What...

    Not enough detail. Clarification needed.

    What were you trying to "back up"? Your entire Windows installation? Thunderbird only? Thunderbird and what else?

    Describe some of those "few different...
  23. Replies 5 Views 382

    You might want to copy this entire folder...

    You might want to copy this entire folder manually to a safe location:

    C-users-your user name-appdata-roaming-thunderbird

    That's where your Tbird configuration and profile lives. It has several...
  24. Replies 12 Views 16,180

    I do a backup within a few hours of installing...

    I do a backup within a few hours of installing Windows (after Windows has updated and the PC is working OK, but before I've done much configuration or installed applications) and keep that particular...
  25. Replies 12 Views 16,180

    Are you implying that you intend to put the...

    Are you implying that you intend to put the operating system and applications on separate partitions?

    Not unheard of, but quite uncommon.

    The last time I did a clean install, a bare minimum Win...
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