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    I would be careful in disabling "un-needed"...

    I would be careful in disabling "un-needed" services and/or programs -- unless you know exactly how Windows would be affected by the absence of any said service or program -- disabling could lead to...
  2. Thread: Laptop battery not charging by RolandJS
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 11 Views 2,891

    For years, I've used BatteryBar to give me...

    For years, I've used BatteryBar to give me heads-up when something is not going as planned concerning AC-only or DC-only powering the laptop at any given time. It will show 100% charged. Sometimes,...
  3. Thread: To defrag or not to defrag? (non-SSD) by RolandJS
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 34 Views 2,994

    From Windows 3.1 (and DOS 3.3) all the way to...

    From Windows 3.1 (and DOS 3.3) all the way to Windows 7 at home, Windows 7 and 10 at various schools:
    -- defragging HDDs seemed to, appeared to, be a little bit helpful to 3rd party undelete...
  4. Thread: Watch out for Avast installation with CCleaner! by RolandJS
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 1,216

    One must be careful when bleaching, slimming,...

    One must be careful when bleaching, slimming, trimming, and so on...my experience has been mixed, some things still go very well after such cleansing, some things do not go well - forcing a...
  5. Thread: Windows boot waaaay slow since two days ago by RolandJS
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 43 Views 5,740

    "...Windows Performance Recorder..." dalchina, is...

    "...Windows Performance Recorder..." dalchina, is there such a program for Windows 7 Professional?
    I tried to PM you, however, your PM inbox is full :)
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    Chuck, I'd like to learn more! How is the...

    Chuck, I'd like to learn more! How is the protection sloppy?
  7. Thread: Freeing Space in this Small Drive by RolandJS
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 1,279

    You might have to eventually purchase a larger...

    You might have to eventually purchase a larger drive -- because programs and utilities and their output is growing in byte-space almost daily.
  8. Thread: Registry Cleaners actually slow down computer. by RolandJS
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 35 Views 4,128

    for some years now, my results match x509s.

    for some years now, my results match x509s.
  9. Thread: Registry Cleaners actually slow down computer. by RolandJS
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 35 Views 4,128

    I've used a few registry cleaners over the years,...

    I've used a few registry cleaners over the years, and I have them set for specific purposes, rifle-ing not shot-gunning, and the results are the same as vgkfan83.
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    At this point, only a local data recovery person...

    At this point, only a local data recovery person or company might, possibly, maybe, be able to recover whatever bits and pieces are recoverable (I'm a Windows 7 person, I do not know Windows 10)....
  11. Thread: How much do you trust Macrium Reflect? by RolandJS
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 88 Views 15,523

    Poll: While MR7 probably will never fail me, I know...

    While MR7 probably will never fail me, I know that hardware can fail from time to time, an operator error during backup or restore process can lead to a failure. I guess like a previous poster...
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    That is what I thought too concerning Windows 10....

    That is what I thought too concerning Windows 10. Was I miss-reading this thread -- I got the impression that the OS partitions and the Data partition was compressed/backed up into one full image.
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    Before spending monies, there might, possibly, be...

    Before spending monies, there might, possibly, be a long shot solution set: If the backup is a real-deal full image of your recovery partition, then it might be possible to create a partition with...
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    Guys, Gals, could the OP make one full image of...

    Guys, Gals, could the OP make one full image of the Windows 10 boot and system partitions, and, then make one full image of the data partition? I'm asking because over here, I have had to restore OS...
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    "...I am having a great deal of trouble...

    "...I am having a great deal of trouble extracting files from my MR image using Robocopy..." Are you in the middle of a data recovery session? Indirectly asking why not use MR to extract files from...
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    A related question since we're talking about...

    A related question since we're talking about redeployment restores and/or restores to different size target hard-drives: Within Macrium Reflect 7's full imaging menu, exactly what are the clicks to...
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    Solved AOMEI, as explained by some well-known and...

    AOMEI, as explained by some well-known and well-respected members, is also something to be considered. In fact, later on, there is nothing wrong with having (probably no more than) two backup /...
  18. Thread: What if macrium reflect backup fail by RolandJS
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 12 Views 1,911

    "...run each backup twice, to two separate...

    "...run each backup twice, to two separate storage locations..." that is precisely what I also do, because one of my two backup drives would once in a blue moon develop a logical failure, forcing a...
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    And, if possible, reseat the memory modules,...

    And, if possible, reseat the memory modules, oxidation of the contacts could be adding to the situation. I'm doing likewise this coming work week.
  20. Thread: Paragon Backup and Recovery 17 - New by RolandJS
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 39 Views 10,106

    "...I have done lots of testing - in order from...

    "...I have done lots of testing - in order from most reliable to worst...Very Reliable 1) Macrium Reflect..."
    +1 cereberus; I found MR6 and MR7 to be very reliable! And, Image for Windows 2xx and...
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    "...Cloning, as the name suggest copies...

    "...Cloning, as the name suggest copies everything including empty space..." Unless I miss-read MR7's clone menu, MR7 clone menu allows for either all-sectors-copy or intelligent copy.
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    Solved Elsewhere, I heard mention of ddrescue and...

    Elsewhere, I heard mention of ddrescue and testdisk; however, I have never used such tools, others in here will have to guide you through the usage of those free tools. One thing I recommend: ...
  23. Thread: Copy/Clone of HDD used for Windows Backups by RolandJS
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 28 Views 3,153

    Solved "Copy/Clone of HDD used for Windows Backups ."--...

    "Copy/Clone of HDD used for Windows Backups ."-- for a long time, I've used twin external hard-drives for each laptop's backup session, making a full image of each partition -- OS and Data, onto each...
  24. Thread: Macrium Reflect image names. by RolandJS
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 21 Views 4,168

    Because I store my full images onto external HDDs...

    Because I store my full images onto external HDDs also like many others here do, I simply this naming technique:
    20180713_C_S02, 20180713_D_S02, 20180713_SysRes_S02 and so on.
    YYYYMMDD_drive letter...
  25. Thread: Macrium Reflect /rescue media by RolandJS
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 3 Views 1,346

    +1 cerebus! I follow your advice from way back...

    +1 cerebus! I follow your advice from way back when, I make USB and CD / DVD boots when MR7 sends an update.
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