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  1. Thread: What's your favorite antiransomware? by cereberus
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 6 Views 335

    I just make regular offline image backups. Get...

    I just make regular offline image backups. Get ransomed, two fingers up to them, restore clean image.
  2. Thread: Battery not charging beyond 31 percent by cereberus
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 813

    Sounds like battery is dying. It does happen...

    Sounds like battery is dying. It does happen statistically to even relatively new batteries.
  3. Thread: New Macrium Reflect Updates [2] by cereberus
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 2,367 Views 549,274

    Now for a bit of fun - create a directory and...

    Now for a bit of fun - create a directory and fill it with some junk files. Now create an incremental image, and then delete the junk files. Then restore the incremental image. You will be...
  4. Thread: What to do with a black screen? by cereberus
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 23 Views 815

    It is rather a moot point as even with laptops...

    It is rather a moot point as even with laptops with removable batteries, eventually you reach a point where replacements are hard to find anyway. My laptop can have its battery replaced but it is...
  5. Thread: Downgrading pre-installed Win11 to Win10 by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 27 Views 2,426

    You are making an assumption that a Windows 11...

    You are making an assumption that a Windows 11 device is fully compatible with Windows 10. At the moment, that is 99.9% certain, but eventually new devices will come out that do not have W10 drivers...
  6. Thread: Downgrading pre-installed Win11 to Win10 by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 27 Views 2,426

    I wonder if you can activate Windows 10 with a...

    I wonder if you can activate Windows 10 with a Windows 11 key - I do not have a spare W11 key to try it though. On all previous versions of Windows, you could not downgrade (unless you had...
  7. Thread: Best Macrium Reflect for a technician? by cereberus
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 3 Views 224

    It is a question of licencing. The free version...

    It is a question of licencing. The free version can be used for commercial use albeit limited. In the end, if you help a customer install the free version and back it up, and they keep the backup,...
  8. Replies 15 Views 598

    Adding another SSD is equally a waste of money. ...

    Adding another SSD is equally a waste of money. Lack of RAM and an old CPU will be the bottleneck. An SSD over an HDD goves a useful performance increase but a second ssd will do nothing worth...
  9. Replies 15 Views 598

    It is rather pointless doing this if you only...

    It is rather pointless doing this if you only have one drive - just let Windows manage the pagefile size.

    Readyboost is pretty useless for any PC with 4GB or more.

    In the end, buying more RAM...
  10. Thread: New Macrium Reflect Updates [2] by cereberus
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 2,367 Views 549,274

    If you hurry, you can still get the Back Friday...

    If you hurry, you can still get the Back Friday offer of 50% of a V8 licence with no need to upgrade your V7. You will then have a V7 paid licence and a V8 paid licence. You can use the V8 on main...
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    General Tips I do not see how Reflect can cause this issue. ...

    I do not see how Reflect can cause this issue. If the winre partition is not active, you cannot create a winre version of reflect - you can only create a Winpe version.

    All Reflect does is...
  12. Thread: Funny Picture Thread [14] by cereberus
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,452 Views 121,706

    And she allowed for male anatomy as well LOL

    And she allowed for male anatomy as well LOL
  13. Thread: hyper v vs virtualbox by cereberus
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 13 Views 1,075

    That is actually not true anymore as VB can use...

    That is actually not true anymore as VB can use HyperV apis. I have tried it and it works but it is SO SLOWWW.

    In the end, it is better to use the bcd trick if you want performance. I always use...
  14. Thread: I need a keyboard recommendation. by cereberus
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 591

    I have a cordless keyboard that I have been using...

    I have a cordless keyboard that I have been using from my work pc at home for 40 hours a week for nearly a year and I have yet to replace the 2 AA batteries. Same with the mouse. They are so...
  15. Thread: I need a keyboard recommendation. by cereberus
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 591

    Buy a cordless keyboard.

    Buy a cordless keyboard.
  16. Replies 11 Views 717

    Why not write the tutorial as a tutorial then,...

    Why not write the tutorial as a tutorial then, and submit it for inclusion in tutorial section. A post like this will be lost to view in a couple of days.
  17. Replies 11 Views 717

    Nope I did read it. Your Rule 1 is simply based...

    Nope I did read it. Your Rule 1 is simply based on your personal dislike.

    You have no sound basis for saying only make full backups.

    I have never had a differential or incremental backup...
  18. Thread: Windows 11 available on October 5 by cereberus
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 689 Views 82,911

    Sigh - not the tediously boring old privacy...

    Sigh - not the tediously boring old privacy chestnut again.

    What evidence do you have to support Edge collects data when not used?
  19. Replies 11 Views 717

    Rule number 1 is ROT (as in rotting). ...

    Rule number 1 is ROT (as in rotting). Differential and incremental image backups are very useful.,

    If I am installing something new, or messing with registry settings etc, I always make an...
  20. Thread: Windows 11 available on October 5 by cereberus
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 689 Views 82,911

    You say you are going to do what you think is...

    You say you are going to do what you think is best and uninstall it. What makes you think that is a good idea?

    Forums are full of posts from people who end up screwing things trying to get rid of...
  21. Replies 41 Views 1,687

    Don't you mean the other round? It's a heck of...

    Don't you mean the other round?

    It's a heck of a lot easier to convert a system disk to GPT than it is a data disk, so why didn't Microsoft include that in mbr2gpt?


    Actually, I did manage to...
  22. Thread: OEM key activated in 2 machines at the same time by cereberus
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 38 Views 1,380

    Whatever - you don't have to be so rude!

    Whatever - you don't have to be so rude!
  23. Replies 41 Views 1,687

    You do not need to format the HDD as GPT as it is...

    You do not need to format the HDD as GPT as it is less than 2 GB. You cannot do this without loss of data unless using paid versions of tools like minitool partition wizard. So unless you do not...
  24. Thread: OEM key activated in 2 machines at the same time by cereberus
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 38 Views 1,380

    Except they are not! No point in in discussing...

    Except they are not!

    No point in in discussing as you cannot grip concept a key is not a licence.

    Bye Bye.
  25. Thread: OEM key activated in 2 machines at the same time by cereberus
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 38 Views 1,380

    Nobody is saying that you should buy a digital...

    Nobody is saying that you should buy a digital licence online in preference to buying a key. You are comparing oranges and bananas.
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