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  1. Thread: Windows Defender Offline by coolnewyorker
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    Thanks Bree. Found the logs (I did not know I...

    Thanks Bree. Found the logs (I did not know I have several)...but they all look Greek to me. Anyway, I did not see any report of malware found.
  2. Thread: Windows Defender Offline by coolnewyorker
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    Windows Defender Offline

    Question: How to view the result? It is not mentioned in protection history. Where is it logged?
  3. Thread: Drive wiper by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 786

    There must be some indication to "destroy" data...

    There must be some indication to "destroy" data in free space other than to make them irretrievable. But then again, there must be some contraindication to destroying data. In my profession...
  4. Thread: Drive wiper by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    I was indeed just curious having bumped into...

    I was indeed just curious having bumped into CCleaner's Tools' option of Drive Wiper in my other PC which I acquired used 6 years ago (W7). Without a clue what it is used for, I test drove the...
  5. Thread: Drive wiper by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 786

    I am not clear about free space containing...

    I am not clear about free space containing recoverable deleted files. Does this mean a brand new PC has empty or emptiest free space? Conversely, a 5-yr. old (bought used)device has free space...
  6. Thread: Drive wiper by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 786

    Drive wiper

    CCleaner has an option: Drive wiper. Apparently it erases or clears contents of free space in drive C:. I am itching to run it but I have no clue what it accomplishes. Free space has junk files?
  7. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    "You want to create a backup image file of your...

    "You want to create a backup image file of your boot drive and store it to your external USB drive, so select the "image" option."

    How does this differ from the image created through back-up and...
  8. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    Between One Drive, restore point in system...

    Between One Drive, restore point in system restore, backup to ext. hard drive and now Macrium, I feel I am over backed up. Over the top? BTW, Macrium is extremely slow backing. I'm glad I can...
  9. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    OK, I installed free Macrium reflect 7. Should I...

    OK, I installed free Macrium reflect 7. Should I clone or image the disc?

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  10. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    I did Control Panel> Back-up & Restore(W7)>...

    I did Control Panel> Back-up & Restore(W7)> Create System image > to external hard drive (disk).. It took an hour? .
  11. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    I made a back-up to external disk and I am not...

    I made a back-up to external disk and I am not sure I would know how to use it. Too many file parts. But it is comforting to know if necessary, I can just do it again...Recovery> Reset> keep files...
  12. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    I did not lose any installed apps except web...

    I did not lose any installed apps except web WhatsApp which requires syncing with my phone's WhatsApp
    I had to re-add mail accounts in Outlook. Many updates were installed automatically....
  13. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    OMG...this tutorial gave me a headache. I ended...

    OMG...this tutorial gave me a headache. I ended up doing it the simpler way: Recovery> Restart and keep files> some tweaking after W10 installation. Now I am back to factory setting without losing...
  14. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    Next step? "3. If ok, run an in-place upgrade...

    Next step? "3. If ok, run an in-place upgrade repair install". How?
  15. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    scan did not find any problem. Portable...

    scan did not find any problem.

    Portable version meaning free trial?

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  16. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    I have run two chkdsk scans from cmd prompt and...

    I have run two chkdsk scans from cmd prompt and because I have no event viewer, I do not know the results.
  17. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    I have run two chkdsk scans but I cannot view the...

    I have run two chkdsk scans but I cannot view the result because event viewer is missing (or corrupt)
  18. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    I have a hunch many more files or apps are...

    I have a hunch many more files or apps are missing since I went back to W10. First, (1) event viewer. Apparently it has to be re-installed. Second, (2) Powershell. No clue what's wrong. It just...
  19. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    After downgrading back to W10, Event Viewer is no...

    After downgrading back to W10, Event Viewer is no longer viewable. Gone. How do I restore it?
  20. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    After a few days with W11, I decided I want back...

    After a few days with W11, I decided I want back to W10. Will I be able to upgrade again to W11 maybe next year when W11 is no longer beta-like?
  21. Thread: W10 25 GB old file by coolnewyorker
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 253

    I actually prefer W10 but I am, for now, keeping...

    I actually prefer W10 but I am, for now, keeping W11 and it is growing on me. In case I decide to get back to W10, I probably would need this file for W10 installation? Would I be able to downgrade...
  22. Thread: W10 25 GB old file by coolnewyorker
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 253

    W10 25 GB old file

    Disc cleanup reveals a 25 GB file of W10 I recently upgraded to W11. Should I delete it since it is so huge space occupying dead file?
  23. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    I don/t know the diff. I installed it from...

    I don/t know the diff. I installed it from online "download now" from Microsoft.
    I downloaded it yesterday. It was easy. But maybe I will keep it temporarily. It is growing on me, actually.

    I...
  24. Thread: Back to W 10 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 39 Views 2,378

    Back to W 10

    I just installed W11 and I do not like it. How do I get back to W10?
  25. Thread: Windows Defender update error 0x80070643 by coolnewyorker
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 6 Views 1,918

    Windows Defender update error 0x80070643

    Can't update. Can't resolve the problem. sfc /scannow did not find integrity violation. chkdsk scan also did not find any problem. Full anti-malware scan did not find any threat. I ran offline...
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