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  1.    04 Jul 2016 #121
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    I admire your spirit Wynona. This is such a nasty work to do. I'm going to backup a few things right away.
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  2.    04 Jul 2016 #122
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreTen View Post
    I admire your spirit Wynona. This is such a nasty work to do. I'm going to backup a few things right away.
    Very good, Andre! You learned from my mistakes!
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  3.    04 Jul 2016 #123
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Very good, Andre! You learned from my mistakes!
    You bet! This is my preferred way of learning.
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  4.    04 Jul 2016 #124
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreTen View Post
    You bet! This is my preferred way of learning.
    I think my very next two things to do are to:

    1. Stop Sync on all computers.
    2. Use Macrium Reflect Free to back my system up.
    3. Check again to be sure System Restore is on. Although it didn't work when I had the major crash.
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  5.    04 Jul 2016 #125
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    Guess I'm just lucky not having problems some others are having. And I haven't done a clean install since before rs1 builds started. Bugs have mostly been cleared up. Relatively minor stuff such as not being able to use T-Clock anymore (DS Clock works and it's about as good) and having to reset font sizes in Control Panel > Display with each new build probably won't get corrected. Nor is having to create a new shortcut for calc.exe each time likely to. But these and a few other niggling chores will have to be done only once with the Anniversary Update, so not a big deal.
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  6.    04 Jul 2016 #126
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    Quote Originally Posted by larc919 View Post
    Guess I'm just lucky not having problems some others are having. And I haven't done a clean install since before rs1 builds started. Bugs have mostly been cleared up. Relatively minor stuff such as not being able to use T-Clock anymore (DS Clock works and it's about as good) and having to reset font sizes in Control Panel > Display with each new build probably won't get corrected. Nor is having to create a new shortcut for calc.exe each time likely to. But these and a few other niggling chores will only have to be done only once with the Anniversary Update, so not a big deal.
    For the most part, Larc, I've been lucky too. But when you get hit, sometimes it's more than Windows can do to recover.

    Sometimes a clean install is the only way to overcome even the smallest of bugs. You might be surprised at what a clean install would do for your system.
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  7.    04 Jul 2016 #127
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Sometimes a clean install is the only way to overcome even the smallest of bugs. You might be surprised at what a clean install would do for your system.
    Too much trouble with all the apps and customized settings, so I don't plan on tackling a clean install unless I run into real problems that can't be solved otherwise. I used to do clean installs of everything on my primary system at least once a year, but that was long ago and I'm much older now.
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  8.    04 Jul 2016 #128
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    Quote Originally Posted by larc919 View Post
    Too much trouble with all the apps and customized settings, so I don't plan on tackling a clean install unless I run into real problems that can't be solved otherwise. I used to do clean installs of everything on my primary system at least once a year, but that was long ago and I'm much older now.
    I can see that for the Retail version, but not for the Insider Program. I dual boot my computer, and have Insider on one partition and the Retail version on another. When it comes time, I'll upgrade the Retail partition; however, if things aren't exactly right, I won't hesitate to do a clean install. I'm just not gonna put up with even minor niggles.

    Of course, I keep a really good record of my paid programs' product keys. As well, I register everything as soon as I get it; that way, I have a record of things.
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  9.    04 Jul 2016 #129
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I think my very next two things to do are to:

    1. Stop Sync on all computers.
    2. Use Macrium Reflect Free to back my system up.
    3. Check again to be sure System Restore is on. Although it didn't work when I had the major crash.
    On the other side, syncing is great feature! I really like to have same settings on different devices.

    Agree on the Macrium thing, System restore isn't a mayor player with such quick builds changing.

    Regarding clean install, I'm convincing myself to take that road since 4 or 5 builds back. This is the time I've gotten some strange markers around 1st possible menu choice in different system apps, but I'm just too lazy, I guess.

    Edit: not connected to this post, but hate posting two times in a row...

    PC go to sleep during making ISO out of ESD. This has never happened to me before.
    And didn't continue after waking from sleep. Then, I resized the window and ESD2ISO continued.

    Anybody else find this strange?
    Last edited by AndreTen; 04 Jul 2016 at 12:20.
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  10.    04 Jul 2016 #130
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    Windows 10 Pro Edition Build 16299.64

    Hi Wynona,
    I need to take your advice " Use Macrium Reflect Free to back my system up. ", I've already downloaded it but so far haven't installed it. I thought I'd do my research before trying to use it. Enjoy your day !
    David
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