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    I like and prefer the Portable version of...

    I like and prefer the Portable version of Palemoon.

    Regrettably Windows File Associations have a major limitation -
    Windows only allows as a "Default Browser" one that is installed,
    so I also...
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    I DO NOT synchronize password managers between my...

    I DO NOT synchronize password managers between my Desktop and Tablets.

    I NEVER take my Desktop with me when I am in public places,
    so it is safe from pickpockets etc. - it is physically secure in...
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    I strongly recommend Lazesoft Data Recovery...

    I strongly recommend Lazesoft Data Recovery Suite.
    This is free for home users - choose the top item, 27.3 MB
    http://www.lazesoft.com/download.html

    That has successfully recovered all the files...
  4. Try the "Lazesoft Recovery Suite 4.0 Home Edition" - FREE for Home Users.

    I had a 600 GB HDD that Windows trashed, destroying about 6 partitions including 450 GB of data:-
    Recuva did nothing for me;
    MiniTool Power Data Recovery recovered files - wrongly.
    Lazesoft...
  5. Thread: Backups

    by alan.b
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    Separate directories are USELESS if they are in...

    Separate directories are USELESS if they are in the same partition and that single partition suffers disaster.
    Use different backup partitions so that if one fails you still have the other one...
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    Disk numbers are NOT determined by the hardware...

    Disk numbers are NOT determined by the hardware connections but by Microsoft INABILITY to use SATA connections.

    Microsoft say the the drives are numbered in "order of enumeration".

    In practice...
  7. So what ! ! ! ! ! !

    I believe it has ALWAYS added a Google Key to REMEMBER your decision to clear the checkboxes,
    and the purpose is to YOUR BENEFIT - so that for several months you will NOT be bothered with another...
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    The BEST solution is to recover your partitions...

    The BEST solution is to recover your partitions with freeware Minitool Partition Wizard
    (with luck you will have Windows and all your files working again - unless they are damaged by previous failed...
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    Windows CANNOT handle SATA correctly. Disks are...

    Windows CANNOT handle SATA correctly.
    Disks are numbered "In order of enumeration", (which means whatever Microsoft want it to mean)
    and that is chaotic.

    My SSD is connected to the correct SATA...
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    A clone is USELESS as a backup in comparison with...

    A clone is USELESS as a backup in comparison with an image.

    When an image is used as a backup it is NOT degraded,
    every time you restore your Windows system from an image exactly the same byte...
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    I think that is wrong on two counts :- 1....

    I think that is wrong on two counts :-

    1. There is an extreme impact on performance if you have insufficient RAM and so you have to use virtual RAM of ANY sort.
    2. Virtual Memory lives inside...
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    A file is a file. A compressed file can be...

    A file is a file.

    A compressed file can be processed by another compression utility (but probably not result in a smaller output file)

    If CL has the ability to encrypt a file I see absolutely...
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    If you have a 64 bit computer with a 64 bit data...

    If you have a 64 bit computer with a 64 bit data buss you can choose to run either a 32 bit or a 64 bit Operating System.

    I strongly suspect that an old motherboard that cannot accommodate more...
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    When Microsoft release patch updates they are...

    When Microsoft release patch updates they are sort of tested, and with luck will not hurt anyone.

    Sometimes patches are bad and major companies lose their system until the system administrators...
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    CNet/Download.com went rogue about a year or so...

    CNet/Download.com went rogue about a year or so ago.
    Some software was clean but some was either polluted or required the acceptance of a "download manager" to supervise the download and...
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    That is so wrong :o: I always image immediately...

    That is so wrong :o:
    I always image immediately BEFORE I permit a Patch Tuesday, and especially before emergency patches.

    When I first moved from XP to Win-7 I did not quite master how to put a...
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    How can Windows be installed on a computer that...

    How can Windows be installed on a computer that cannot Boot from a CD ?
  18. Reparse Points / symbolic links are almost...

    Reparse Points / symbolic links are almost certainly your problem.
    http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/reparse-points-and-symbolic-links-a-windows-7-all-points-bulletin

    Your external I:\ was once...
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    That is confusing. I cannot see what you...

    That is confusing.
    I cannot see what you described as 3665 MB partition.
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    I had an unusable right click problem. ...

    I had an unusable right click problem.

    AutoRuns from Systernals found that DropBox had inserted 10 hooks into my system.
    Some of those hooks actually launched Dropbox internet actions BEFORE I...
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    YES THERE IS ServiWin from Nirsoft...

    YES THERE IS
    ServiWin from Nirsoft
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/serviwin.html
  22. You are in the wrong - not the files. 64 bit...

    You are in the wrong - not the files.

    64 bit Windows has both System32 and SysWOW64 folders.
    64 bit applications use 64 bit code held in System32
    32 bit applications use 32 bit code held in...
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    I have a 600 GB HDD that also has Unallocated...

    I have a 600 GB HDD that also has Unallocated space where there was once a partition.

    The freeware "Lazesoft Recovery Suite" recovered the 418 GB of files which once lived there. It is the first...
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    YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERT WAS ACTUALLY A CLUELESS...

    YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERT WAS ACTUALLY A CLUELESS CARELESS CLOT.

    The first item on this page is a 20 MB download of Freeware "Lazesoft Recovery Suite"
    http://www.lazesoft.com/download.html

    This...
  25. My eyes are tired and I may have missed it, but...

    My eyes are tired and I may have missed it,
    but I think there is a fundamental misconception.

    Macrium EXPECTS to create WinPE rescue software as either an ISO for burning to a Boot CD,
    or...
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