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  1. Thread: Clone?

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    How's your activation? When I've gotten that it...

    How's your activation? When I've gotten that it was because Windows was not activated due to the change in hardware. Once Windows is activated, it goes away after a reboot.
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    The registry key is...

    The registry key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. The logon is handled by system accounts in ProfileList. The user accounts are listed after the...
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    That "very good job" is relative. I have 16GB...

    That "very good job" is relative. I have 16GB RAM, and no page file in Windows 7. The page file size recommended by Windows is 22977MB. I've been running without a page file in Windows 7 since...
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    Windows Cleanmgr.exe has been sufficient for me. ...

    Windows Cleanmgr.exe has been sufficient for me. I've tested a few apps, but nothing really improves on Cleanmgr.exe. I have a current copy of CCleaner, and I run it on occasion for comparison. ...
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    I've had older updates interfere with new...

    I've had older updates interfere with new updates, and been able to get that sorted out with a little web research, but I haven't had any system-related problem with any update, and I install them...
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    Click on my web site link in my signature.

    Click on my web site link in my signature.
  7. Windows does not "need" a page file if one has...

    Windows does not "need" a page file if one has sufficient RAM installed. I've been running Windows 7 Ultimate with 16GB RAM and no page file since 2010. Windows 8 will run just fine without one as...
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    I suggested an additional HDD for the page file...

    I suggested an additional HDD for the page file because you said your son wanted a page file. And I've run at least two HDD's in my desktops since the mid '90's.
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    Neither physics nor logic will uphold the benefit...

    Neither physics nor logic will uphold the benefit of reducing the size of available RAM so that one may set aside RAM to be used as a RAM disk for paging. If it has enough room in RAM, it won't be...
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    Sometimes I have to make a mistake two or three...

    Sometimes I have to make a mistake two or three times in order to realize that I'm making a mistake. Once I get past that, I can start making progress again. I finally got the right keys and values...
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    I fail to see any point or gain in paging...

    I fail to see any point or gain in paging something out of RAM into RAM. Leave all 32GB of RAM available to the system. Once the system boots, there will be no more paging going on (for a gamer)...
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    When I was running 32bit Windows (prior to 2010)...

    When I was running 32bit Windows (prior to 2010) the RAM was limited to 4GB - that's the total addressable space with 32 bits. In those days, I did quite a bit of research and personal testing on...
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    On the positive side, I have all my partitions...

    On the positive side, I have all my partitions restored, and everything on the Windows 8.1 side is working very smoothly. Random checks on my data partitions have all been good. I added a fourth...
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    The most important point to remember regardless...

    The most important point to remember regardless of drive type: drive failure is a matter of when, not if. For truly critical data such as financial/investment data, etc. one needs backup in addition...
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    The real fun is going to be getting my sliced and...

    The real fun is going to be getting my sliced and diced Windows 7 dual boot going. I remember the snags I hit with that on my laptop.
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    Converting a re-build from MBR to GPT

    One of my 1TB drives had outdated image files and some odds and ends on it. I deleted all the unnecessary stuff and moved the rest to another drive/partition. I then used Diskpart to clean the...
  17. When Windows is booting, there are processes in...

    When Windows is booting, there are processes in RAM handling the boot-up. Once Windows has fully booted, those processes are no longer needed, unless a restart is called, and they get paged out of...
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    I've been running Windows 7 Ultimate with 16GB...

    I've been running Windows 7 Ultimate with 16GB RAM and no page file since 2010. The closest I ever got to maxing out the RAM was running chkdsk on a 1TB drive - RAM usage got close to 15GB by the...
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    As long as the imaging software is GPT aware, it...

    As long as the imaging software is GPT aware, it shouldn't be a problem. I use Image For Windows, and it handles it just fine. That's how I did the conversion on my laptop. GPT is the partitioning...
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    Windows 8.1 has a defrag task scheduled in the...

    Windows 8.1 has a defrag task scheduled in the Task Scheduler to run automatically.
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    The start menu can be organized into a personal...

    The start menu can be organized into a personal hierarchy; it is a folder, after all, and can have subfolders like any folder (I use StartIsBack in Windows 8, and dual boot Windows 7). I have some...
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    I don't necessarily disagree, Zig, but there are...

    I don't necessarily disagree, Zig, but there are advantages, depending on one's use and practices.

    For example, I have a motherboard/CPU upgrade planned for my desktop, expect the hardware to...
  23. The "real" memory optimizer is more memory. RAM...

    The "real" memory optimizer is more memory. RAM is relatively inexpensive; the best way to optimize your system memory is to max out your RAM.

    My Inspiron 580 has 16GB, my Latitude E5420 has 8GB,...
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    @Coochin I think you missed his point - "as to...

    @Coochin

    I think you missed his point - "as to the quotes you have attributed to both bbearren and myself". You pooched it a little. Read your posts, and then read the posts from which you...
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    All of my routine maintenance, disk cleanup,...

    All of my routine maintenance, disk cleanup, AV/AM scans (including full scans weekly), defrag, etc. are fully automated, running in the wee hours when I'm asleep. The only thing I do at the...
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