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  1. Thread: Current remote backup service advice please! by Mooly
    Forum: Backup and Restore
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    Solved Maybe I'm old fashioned here but I just don't...

    Maybe I'm old fashioned here but I just don't fancy the idea of keeping documents that contain personal details on what is effectively someone else's system. I could actually keep a hard copy in an...
  2. Thread: Current remote backup service advice please! by Mooly
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 12 Views 595

    Solved Here is what I do... 1/ I make daily disk...

    Here is what I do...

    1/ I make daily disk image backups (full system images) using AOMEI (a free disk imaging program) to a separate partition on my PC's main drive. This gives me instant...
  3. Thread: Current remote backup service advice please! by Mooly
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 12 Views 595

    Solved Storage is cheap in real terms and 1 or 2Tb drive...

    Storage is cheap in real terms and 1 or 2Tb drive isn't all that much in the scheme of things. Have a hard copy yourself at home (or somewhere safe) would be my advice. Use the drive purely for...
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    Sticky: Insider Lol, thank you. It will be interesting to see if...

    Lol, thank you. It will be interesting to see if the settings hold now and that that is an end to the mysterious vanishing disk space. Even now, space still seems allocated. We'll see.

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    Sticky: Insider You're not the only one, I'm totally confused as...

    You're not the only one, I'm totally confused as well. So 'Not configured is the default'. Are we saying then that if we select 'enable' we are really enabling the disable feature and that if we...
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    Sticky: Insider I might be on to something re System Restore... ...

    I might be on to something re System Restore...

    It seems the Group Policy Editor settings are doing the reverse of what they should. When I select 'Enable' I find the System Restore window shows...
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    Sticky: Insider kado897 you could be right... I've re-enabled...

    kado897 you could be right...

    I've re-enabled restore points in Group Policy Editor and tried again. I suspect its not doing what it should because even with it disabled I can create a restore...
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    Sticky: Insider So I had a play and actually used the Group...

    So I had a play and actually used the Group Policy Editor. Even after setting it to disabled from here, I can still access System Restore. Nothing seems to have changed settings wise:

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    Sticky: Insider So in the TUT Shawn mentions that which kind of...

    So in the TUT Shawn mentions that which kind of implies that its one of these settings that doesn't carry through the upgrade process. The custom reg file I use for fonts and so on doesn't either,...
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    Sticky: Insider Thanks Andre, I'll have a read through all that.

    Thanks Andre, I'll have a read through all that.
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    Sticky: Insider At least its not just me then. I've also moved...

    At least its not just me then. I've also moved the slider all the way left but I always still see 1% usage showing. I deleted the restore points from this screen and gained 2.5Gb which on a 70Gb...
  12. Thread: USB Flash Drive Problem... or ? by Mooly
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 322

    It was this one: ...

    It was this one:

    https://cpc.farnell.com/hama/00108074/usb-flash-drive-fancy-128gb/dp/MD00803?st=Hama

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  13. Thread: USB Flash Drive Problem... or ? by Mooly
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 322

    Thanks :-) but I suspect a refund is going to be...

    Thanks :-) but I suspect a refund is going to be the quick fix for this and make a mental note to put Hama on the 'do not buy' list... lol, just seen Planktons post appear.
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    Sticky: Insider This build has also been slowly eating my free...

    This build has also been slowly eating my free disk space as have the last couple of previous builds. Restore points are still clocking up the Gb's despite being disabled. Each new build seems to...
  15. Thread: USB Flash Drive Problem... or ? by Mooly
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 322

    Thanks for your thoughts. I haven't tried a Linux...

    Thanks for your thoughts. I haven't tried a Linux disc although I did have a bash with Diskpart in Windows and using clean and creating a new partition and so on. It made no difference though.
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  16. Thread: USB Flash Drive Problem... or ? by Mooly
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 322

    USB Flash Drive Problem... or ?

    I picked up a Hama brand 128Gb USB2 drive a couple of weeks ago from a reputable component supplier. The drive was retail packaged and I have no doubts over its authenticity.

    When used on my Dell...
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    Sticky: Insider I've noticed the retained update history for the...

    I've noticed the retained update history for the first time today. It never happened before this build.

    Also new to me is an 'optional updates' clicky which brings up a right assortment of stuff....
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    Sticky: Insider All done in around 55 minutes. It seems to be...

    All done in around 55 minutes. It seems to be hammering the Windows Search Filter Host and rebuilding the index. Can't really say I have noticed this on other builds.
  19. Thread: Get many "this site cannot be reached" errors by Mooly
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 3 Views 281

    Solved Have you tried flushing the DNS resolver cache?...

    Have you tried flushing the DNS resolver cache? using command prompt:


    ipconfig /flushdns

    In the past when I've had issues like these it has worked, often in combination with a disk cleanup...
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    Insider Thanks for confirming it seems OK folks. I wasn't...

    Thanks for confirming it seems OK folks. I wasn't around for most of yesterday due to some flash drive issues (Hama brand), not really insider or even W10 related but maybe worthy of a thread at some...
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    Insider We're back :) I didn't think that one went...

    We're back :) I didn't think that one went through.

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    Insider Now this is different for me, disk cleanup and...

    Now this is different for me, disk cleanup and the Windows.Old folder size. Build after build after build I always see just over 24Gb for this. Today's update reports only 16Gb to clean. The end...
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    Insider I can't swear to it but I think this was the...

    I can't swear to it but I think this was the first time for me. Anyhow all done and all seems OK at this early stage. I guess it probably took around 60 minutes all in... I went and had something to...
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    Insider 22 mins to download, now installing. There was no...

    22 mins to download, now installing. There was no 'Getting Things Ready' phase at the very start of this one.
  25. Thread: Impact of Restore Points on disk space by Mooly
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 15 Views 992

    Solved I had always thought System Restore was turned...

    I had always thought System Restore was turned OFF by default when installing onto an SSD.

    Anyhow, I'm seeing weird system restore behaviour with each of the latest insider builds and I'm also...
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