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  1. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    "Free space" doesn't really help. Need to know...

    "Free space" doesn't really help.

    Need to know "occupied space", counting ONLY the HDD and the external, omitting the SSD.

    First copies ONLY; not backups or second copies.

    Trying to...
  2. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    You still haven't answered the question. I...

    You still haven't answered the question.

    I know the size of your hard drives.

    I do NOT know how much data you have.....excluding second copies, backups. Just the "original" first copies.

    If...
  3. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Personally..........I don't want the cloud. For...

    Personally..........I don't want the cloud. For reasons of speed, privacy, and reliance on an Internet connection.

    I want local only.

    Suit yourself.

    Getting a new external?? More rank...
  4. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Yes....with the understanding that if you make a...

    Yes....with the understanding that if you make a mistake or have a power outage or god knows what, you could be in a bind.

    Which of course means you should have everything on F backed up somewhere...
  5. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Never used Easus for that purpose, but...

    Never used Easus for that purpose, but "combining" volumes is terminology I wouldn't expect.

    More often its resize or delete.

    You can do it to an extent with Windows Disk Management but it has...
  6. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Rule of thumb size: 50 to 60 percent of the sum...

    Rule of thumb size: 50 to 60 percent of the sum of the occupied space on whatever partitions are included in the image.

    Your C is about 100?

    Figure 50 to 60 for the image. You'd want to include...
  7. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    There is a free version and a paid version. ...

    There is a free version and a paid version.

    Free will do all you need.

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    Don't worry about that till you get your current problem solved.

    There's an...
  8. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Even if it worked, the HP recovery partition...

    Even if it worked, the HP recovery partition would return you to "factory specs".......Windows 7 I assume. Who wants that?

    You've already lost "the official operating system that came out of the...
  9. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    You can certainly do that with an application...

    You can certainly do that with an application like Macrium Reflect.

    In my opinion, that method would be more complex and time consuming than simply extending F with one of the tools mentioned.
    ...
  10. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Yeah.......If you can't extend F to ALL of the...

    Yeah.......If you can't extend F to ALL of the unallocated space with Disk Management, you can use the free Minitool Partition Wizard to do it. It does not have the limitations of Disk Management.
  11. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Yeah, Disk Management should do it. I'm not...

    Yeah, Disk Management should do it.

    I'm not sure why you'd need that HP recovery partition either, but you can worry about that later.

    Deleting those partitions should leave a bunch of...
  12. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    No, you don't "open the processor". You would...

    No, you don't "open the processor".

    You would shut down the PC and then open the case.

    Locate the hard drive, not the SSD.

    The hard drive will have 2 cables connected to it. Disconnect them....
  13. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Observations from your picture: Yes, Disk 0...

    Observations from your picture:

    Yes, Disk 0 appears to be your SSD, 500 GB total capacity; only about 100 used.

    Notice that your "system" partition is on Disk 1. Not disk 0. I think that means...
  14. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    What is the total capacity of the external? ...

    What is the total capacity of the external?

    You say "most essential data". How many GB is that?

    Is your operating system backed up at all.....or just your "most essential data"?

    There's no...
  15. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    That would be the rankest of speculation. Ten...

    That would be the rankest of speculation.

    Ten hours, ten months, ten years. Pick one.

    You should assume 10 hours and therefore have multiple copies of anything of value on the hard...
  16. Thread: Lost rescue media by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 16 Views 1,084

    Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management. ...

    Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

    You have mentioned 2 partitions......C and "Data".

    You likely have more than that.

    But you are backing up ONLY C and "Data".

    Why?
  17. Thread: Device manager by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 1,242

    Do you have a System Restore point? Prior to...

    Do you have a System Restore point?

    Prior to today, when did you last successfully access Device Manager?
  18. Thread: Lost rescue media by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    I would assume your boot drive has several...

    I would assume your boot drive has several partitions.....C plus several others.

    Do you back up ONLY the C partition?
  19. Thread: Lost rescue media by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 16 Views 1,084

    Have you completely rejected the idea of a LOCAL...

    Have you completely rejected the idea of a LOCAL system backup rather than relying on OneDrive?
  20. Thread: Large HDDs or SSDs? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 32 Views 5,101

    Monthly image is good....but I'd hate to rely on...

    Monthly image is good....but I'd hate to rely on imaging at all for data backup, particularly when data is changing hour to hour.

    System Restore can fail to run to completion, but it can sometimes...
  21. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    I think you are out of luck. I searched HP...

    I think you are out of luck.

    I searched HP site based on the "System SKU" shown in your picture. See link below.

    2 RAM slots; max 8 GB total; max 4 GB in any single slot.

    Which is what you...
  22. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    What motherboard do you have? That should be...

    What motherboard do you have?

    That should be mentioned in the motherboard specifications.

    Go to the motherboard maker's web site and start pounding on the "support" area for documentation.
    ...
  23. Thread: Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    The Intel 2600 was a legendary processor in its...

    The Intel 2600 was a legendary processor in its time....but that was 10 or 12 years ago.

    A change from 8 to 16 gb RAM is noticeable only in certain circumstances....if you have high expectations...
  24. Thread: Large HDDs or SSDs? by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 32 Views 5,101

    I'd think the best way to not "risk loosing it...

    I'd think the best way to not "risk loosing it all" is to have more than 1 backup..................regardless of the size of the drives.
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    Thank you Jack for the screenshot

    Thank you Jack for the screenshot
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