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  1. I would put ONE drive in it--the intended system...

    I would put ONE drive in it--the intended system boot disk. Install Windows 10 on it and get it running to your satisfaction and activate Windows.

    Then install the other disk and do as you wish...
  2. Thread: MS Office by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 4 Views 514

    I use Home and Student also and have not been a...

    I use Home and Student also and have not been a student in this century. It doesn't ask for your status.

    Maybe Cerebrus is referring to the special pricing sometimes offered by colleges for...
  3. Thread: Backup/Image of my Laptop with a SSD by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 277

    The free version of Macrium does differential...

    The free version of Macrium does differential backups, but not incrementals.

    The paid version does incrementals.

    I don't use either and prefer full backups, which take up roughly half of the...
  4. Thread: MS Office by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 4 Views 514

    Home and Student has only Word, Excel, and I...

    Home and Student has only Word, Excel, and I think Powerpoint.

    Pro includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and Access.

    Additionally, you have to decide if you want to pay once and...
  5. Thread: Backup/Image of my Laptop with a SSD by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 277

    Images as normally understood are not "plug and...

    Images as normally understood are not "plug and boot". The image needs to be "restored", a formal process that takes some time. At that point, the drive becomes bootable.

    Macrium is the favored...
  6. Thread: Monitor Temperature > Which App ? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 231

    Yeah, for Windows 10. It gives fan speeds,...

    Yeah, for Windows 10.

    It gives fan speeds, voltages, HD temps, CPU temps, and more.

    You'd probably want to just run "sensor mode" after you first take a look at the whole app.

    You can...
  7. Thread: Monitor Temperature > Which App ? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 231

    Never heard of it, but I've had no issues at all...

    Never heard of it, but I've had no issues at all with HWInfo64.

    https://www.hwinfo.com/
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    What format are the files right now? WAV? I've...

    What format are the files right now? WAV?

    I've used both Freemake and Mobile Media Converter successfully, but I'm not sure if they can output to your chosen formats. I usually just deal with WAV,...
  9. Replies 4 Views 484

    I use Noctua fans and am satisfied, but I have no...

    I use Noctua fans and am satisfied, but I have no experience with the Redux line.

    A Newegg reviewer says this fan is NOT a PWM fan, despite the description. Are you relying on it to be PWM?
    ...
  10. Thread: Macirum Reflect storage question by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 5 Views 465

    Your Macrium "system backup" would take up...

    Your Macrium "system backup" would take up somewhere between 35 and 50 GB and will grow slowly over time as C expands. That .mrimg image file can be saved anywhere it will fit OTHER THAN on a...
  11. Thread: Backup to external drive by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 4 Views 283

    Be aware that if you make an image on March 15...

    Be aware that if you make an image on March 15 and restore it on April 15, that you would typically LOSE whatever files/photos were added to the drive between those 2 dates. Those cool pictures you...
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    That's common behavior for File Explorer. I...

    That's common behavior for File Explorer. I experienced something like that just an hour or two ago.

    I've read the explanation on this forum. It's complex and as I recall it relates to junctions?...
  13. Thread: Easeus todo backup software problem by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 3 Views 315

    Well, I'd expect that you can restore to...

    Well, I'd expect that you can restore to whichever drive you want, assuming it will fit there.

    But I'd expect you'd prefer to restore to the SSD because it is likely a lot faster than the D drive....
  14. Thread: Easeus todo backup software problem by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 3 Views 315

    Going just by what you wrote, yes, the SSD is...

    Going just by what you wrote, yes, the SSD is "Hard Disk 1".

    But I don't know if your Windows system (C partition) is in fact on the SSD. I'd guess that it is, but I can't prove it. Hard to say...
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    Saw a review on that model on youtube. Didn't say...

    Saw a review on that model on youtube. Didn't say anything about front fan mounts, but did say that the CPU cooler is not the expected stock Intel. Might not matter at all, but I'd guess it was one...
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    Most cases have a mount for a front fan, which...

    Most cases have a mount for a front fan, which should help a few degrees.

    Does your case have a front mount?

    Have you tried changing from silent fan mode in BIOS?

    You can likely knock temps...
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    Your system specs say the PC has only 1...

    Your system specs say the PC has only 1 fan----120 mm at the rear.

    Your screen shots show 4 fan speeds.

    Which is correct?

    I wouldn't be particularly concerned with 76 degree CPU when gaming...
  18. Replies 8 Views 251

    Hard to know anything without actual degree...

    Hard to know anything without actual degree measurements.

    You can use something like Hwinfo to show you all temps and fan speeds.

    Experiment with the fan settings in the BIOS---try something...
  19. Thread: external hard drive caddy by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 12 Views 502

    To be able to restore Windows, you should include...

    To be able to restore Windows, you should include all of the partitions shown by Macrium on the entire disc 0---not just C.

    You see 3 partitions on disk 0 in Disk Management.

    You might see 4 in...
  20. Thread: Problem with HDD partition in Windows 10 by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 319

    No, at least at first glance. You appear to...

    No, at least at first glance.

    You appear to have 2 totally distinct hard drives: 0 and 1.

    You can't move assign space from one to the other without heroics that you'd most likely want to avoid....
  21. Thread: Problem with HDD partition in Windows 10 by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 319

    Unallocated space is not a partition. You...

    Unallocated space is not a partition.

    You likely need to use a third party tool such as Partition Wizard to assign some of the unallocated space to C.

    Disk Management has limitations in some...
  22. Thread: Partition an M.2 NVMe? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 43 Views 1,368

    That's considerably more than I'd expect if you...

    That's considerably more than I'd expect if you are referring to Windows ONLY.


    The last time I did a clean install, I showed around 14 GB with NO updates or applications and in the low 20s with...
  23. Thread: buying SSD ? any advice? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 43 Views 2,708

    Here's a benchmark tool; just download and...

    Here's a benchmark tool; just download and install the the standard edition. The series of tests might take several minutes to run.

    Download Crystal Dew World
  24. Thread: Partition an M.2 NVMe? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 43 Views 1,368

    You can't put anything on the drive if it doesn't...

    You can't put anything on the drive if it doesn't have a partition.

    If you intend to install W 10 on this drive, it would normally be partitioned and formatted as part of the install process.
    ...
  25. Thread: buying SSD ? any advice? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 43 Views 2,708

    You cannot know which is less likely to fail in...

    You cannot know which is less likely to fail in your own individual case. You roll the dice.

    If you want a Crucial, I'd try to get an MX 500. That's the most recent model as far as I know....
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