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  1. Thread: Malwarebytes on ebay by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 19 Views 1,259

    I've heard that Ebay is less treacherous than it...

    I've heard that Ebay is less treacherous than it used to be because Paypal tends to be highly protective of buyers---perhaps overly so to the detriment of sellers.

    In fact, I wonder what happens...
  2. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 2,888

    https://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/I...

    https://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?brandId=2201&c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh&dgc=IR&cid=258996&lid=4635114&~ck=mn

    Above is Dell factory outlet, laptops.

    I haven't...
  3. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 2,888

    asus vivobook 15.6, Laptops / Notebooks, Laptops...

    asus vivobook 15.6, Laptops / Notebooks, Laptops / Notebooks, Computer Systems - Newegg.com

    above is a bunch of similar Vivobooks from newegg.
  4. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 2,888

    So-called bloatware is typically from the...

    So-called bloatware is typically from the manufacturer--not from someone later down the chain toward the retail dealer.

    Factory reset would take you back to as of when it left the factory, which...
  5. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 2,888

    Take a gander at this list of laptop CPUs ...

    Take a gander at this list of laptop CPUs

    PassMark CPU Benchmarks - New Laptop CPUs Performance

    See if you can find something with an Intel i3 processor in your price range.

    The i3 Passmark...
  6. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 2,888

    PassMark - Intel Celeron N4000 @ 1.10GHz - Price...

    PassMark - Intel Celeron N4000 @ 1.10GHz - Price performance comparison

    That's a Celeron N4000 dual core.

    Quite puny, I'd think.

    But maybe adequate depending on your expectations.

    Look up...
  7. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 2,888

    Goldengirl: Look here: PassMark Software -...

    Goldengirl:

    Look here:

    PassMark Software - CPU Benchmark Charts

    You can look up any CPU you are considering to get a general idea of relative horsepower.

    You will see a general score like...
  8. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 2,888

    You will appreciate quads if in your budget---- ...

    You will appreciate quads if in your budget----

    However---if you had to choose between a dual core 3.5 ghz and a quad core 2.2 ghz, you might prefer the former, depending on your specific tasks.
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    Backup & Restore I think Tomcat is referring to making a new image...

    I think Tomcat is referring to making a new image each time, just to different locations.

    One after another. Either minutes, days, or months apart, depending on your personal inclinations.

    As...
  10. Replies 589 Views 316,774

    Backup & Restore ???? "duplicate in Macrium"? If you have an...

    ???? "duplicate in Macrium"?

    If you have an image file named 4444.mrimg and want to "duplicate" it, you would not use Macrium. You'd just copy it to another folder as if it were a photograph.
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    Backup & Restore You can always save any given image file on hard...

    You can always save any given image file on hard drive 1 and then manually copy it after the fact to hard drive 2, 3, 4, etc.

    I'd certainly want to keep more than 1 copy of any given image file....
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    Backup & Restore If your C drive has 50 gb occupied, a 32 gb stick...

    If your C drive has 50 gb occupied, a 32 gb stick might hold 1 image file. Maybe, maybe not. If C has 70 occupied, an image likely will not fit.
  13. Replies 589 Views 316,774

    Backup & Restore Not a good idea to put valuable image files on a...

    Not a good idea to put valuable image files on a thumb drive.....they are slow, they are fragile, and they are limited in size.
  14. Thread: SSD Lifespan by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 26 Views 2,411

    I think that's how that indicator works--multiply...

    I think that's how that indicator works--multiply by 50 if it says 98 left.

    But I don't know how useful that is----it's an estimate at best.

    The drive could drop dead in 10 seconds and they are...
  15. Thread: SSD Lifespan by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 26 Views 2,411

    Not sure, but I think the TBW on that drive is...

    Not sure, but I think the TBW on that drive is about 150. It is 1.2 petabytes for the 2 TB version.

    Monitor your writes. 2.4 a month for a year is 29 TB; about 5 years to use up the 150---if 2.4...
  16. Thread: SSD Lifespan by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 26 Views 2,411

    I'd find out the TBW spec for your specific SSD...

    I'd find out the TBW spec for your specific SSD from the manufacturer's page.

    You are writing 1TB a month; 12 a year. Close to a decade to write 100 TB.

    The chances of you hitting the TBW...
  17. Thread: SSD Lifespan by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 26 Views 2,411

    That's Crucial's "Storage Executive". Which I...

    That's Crucial's "Storage Executive".

    Which I just downloaded for the first time. Bad idea. It seems to think that my Crucial MX100 is really an M510 and then won't allow me to update firmware...
  18. Thread: SSD Lifespan by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 26 Views 2,411

    You can easily find out how many GB you write per...

    You can easily find out how many GB you write per month or year.

    Compare that to the TBW (terabytes written) specification for the warranty period.

    Example: my current data drive has a TBW of...
  19. Thread: Want to Clone SSD to Higher Capacity SSD by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 13 Views 748

    You shouldn't have to do anything other than...

    You shouldn't have to do anything other than restore. When finished, take a look at Windows Disk Management to confirm that the sizing is as expected. Partition size can always be adjusted after the...
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    I've never heard the slightest thing about that...

    I've never heard the slightest thing about that and would be astonished if it were true.
  21. Thread: Problems with AVG & Avast by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 2,021

    That's right. The free version doesn't prevent....

    That's right. The free version doesn't prevent. It removes when you scan. The paid version prevents.
  22. Thread: flash drive for car by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 31 Views 2,082

    No..........that's not a downloader. Archive.org...

    No..........that's not a downloader. Archive.org is just another website that happens to store music.

    A downloader is an application of some type.

    Blogs typically require passwords, but not a...
  23. Thread: flash drive for car by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 31 Views 2,082

    Maranna: Follow this as an exercise: Go...

    Maranna:

    Follow this as an exercise:

    Go here:

    Community Audio : Free Audio : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive[]=mediatype%3A%22audio%22

    Enter this song title in the...
  24. Thread: flash drive for car by ignatzatsonic
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 31 Views 2,082

    Maranna: A few points: There are many...

    Maranna:

    A few points:

    There are many applications that will let you download from youtube. Most are free.

    Often, they will work for months and then stop working, because of coding changes...
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    Are they readable if you change the extension...

    Are they readable if you change the extension back to .txt manually?

    Are your preferences set to open txt files with Notepad or Word and your mp3 files in a known good media player?

    How sure...
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