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  1. I have to agree. Have been using it for years,...

    I have to agree. Have been using it for years, writing image backups to an external HDD, and it has always worked flawlessly. On more than one occasion I have needed to restore from a disk image...
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    Sticky: I have installed the latest version (6.0.685) of...

    I have installed the latest version (6.0.685) of Macrium Reflect Free, and it included a Windows ISO download. It uses this to create its rescue disk, which can be booted from in case of system...
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    The programs which run the W10 nag are GWX.exe...

    The programs which run the W10 nag are GWX.exe and GWXConfigManager.exe. Both are in the System32 folder. If you disable these, you will not get the nag. They are installed via KB3035583, so of...
  4. Thread: DeFrag

    by Bundaburra
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    I previously used PerfectDisk, but it became too...

    I previously used PerfectDisk, but it became too bloated for my liking and I ditched it. I now use the W7 built in defragger, whioch is perfectly adequate. I don't use a schedule; I check the...
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    If you know the MAC (Media Access Control)...

    If you know the MAC (Media Access Control) address of each device, you should be able to set up your router so that each device always gets a specific IP address. In the LAN/DHCP settings in the...
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    Go into Autoruns, search on GWX, and then delete...

    Go into Autoruns, search on GWX, and then delete or disable all the entries it finds. Some can not be disabled, but all can be deleted.
  7. I don't know if XP has anything to do with it,...

    I don't know if XP has anything to do with it, but suspect not. On my W7 x64 system, with FF 37.0.2, your link works as expected. In my FF settings for Tools > Options > Privacy, I accept cookies...
  8. If you can copy, but cannot move or rename, it...

    If you can copy, but cannot move or rename, it could be that you only have "read" access to those files or directories. You would probably need to have "Full control", "Modify", or at the least...
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    Do you have the browser cache stored in memory or...

    Do you have the browser cache stored in memory or on disk? If in memory, response time will be faster but it will obviously use more memory. In about:config, type in browser.cache and look at the...
  10. I never moved on from version 2, because I read...

    I never moved on from version 2, because I read of problems with later versions. Version 2 works fine on my W7 64 bit system, does not lock up, works as expected. Suggest you move back to V2 and...
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    Try DriveGLEAM - info at...

    Try DriveGLEAM - info at http://www.dirtcellar.net/documentation/DriveGLEAM/index.html , download from http://www.dirtcellar.net/software/drivegleam/drivegleam.php . It supports all types of...
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    If you want to run a batch file as a scheduled...

    If you want to run a batch file as a scheduled task, and don't want to see it running, another trick is to run it with a different user who is not logged on. Set up a user just for this purpose...
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    I had a similar problem with Flash and Firefox,...

    I had a similar problem with Flash and Firefox, and after some searching I fixed it by turning off "protected mode". You can do this by going to C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash, and in there you...
  14. You can look at a .PST file from outside of...

    You can look at a .PST file from outside of Outlook, using this free viewer: http://www.freeviewer.org/pst/
    You can also check the file for errors, again from outside of Outlook, via SCANPST, as...
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    Some propriety computer brands, e.g. Toshiba,...

    Some propriety computer brands, e.g. Toshiba, include their own power management schemes, which may take priority over the Windows settings. Check if anything like that is running, and if so either...
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    [SOLVED] I turn my router off whenever it is not in use,...

    I turn my router off whenever it is not in use, even during the day but always overnight. For two reasons, (a) to save power, and (b) for security. I have security wound up, and I doubt if anyone...
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    The only small benefit in having your page file...

    The only small benefit in having your page file in a separate partition on the same physical disk is if you use a disk activity monitor (such as DriveGLEAM). If you set up a separate partition (call...
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    Firefox: secure connection failed

    I normally use Firefox (currently 36.0.1) on Windows 7, and lately when trying to open some websites I get the following error message:

    "Secure Connection Failed. The connection to the server...
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    Unable to open Local Security Policy

    I have Windows 7 64 bit, and recently upgraded from Home Premium to Professional. The upgrade worked in general (it now says I am running "Professional"), but one of the "Professional" features I...
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    I use Emsisoft anti-malware, and find it...

    I use Emsisoft anti-malware, and find it excellent. They don't call it anti-virus, because as they say, malware includes more than just viruses, and they emphasise PUP detection. You have to pay...
  21. [SOLVED] I did not install 3021917, as I am suspicious of...

    I did not install 3021917, as I am suspicious of this kind of "enhancement" and not sure if I need it. It is supposed to diagnose performance issues for upgrade to a newer version of Windows (I have...
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    Susan Bradley did warn about 3034196: "This...

    Susan Bradley did warn about 3034196: "This round of IE updates is a bit more complicated than usual for those who manually download and install patches. If you're running IE 9 or higher, you must...
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    Last year I went through the same exercise when I...

    Last year I went through the same exercise when I ditched my old XP computer and bought a new one with Windows 7. I just installed Office 2003 on the new computer, and then for Outlook I did the...
  24. Thread: Backups

    by Bundaburra
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    Probably not essential, but it would be a good...

    Probably not essential, but it would be a good idea to partition your external hard drive into separate logical drives, one for each type of backup, e.g Drive X for Macrium backups and drive Y for...
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    When I had XP I used Raxco's PerfectDisk, but on...

    When I had XP I used Raxco's PerfectDisk, but on upgrading to Win7 I ditched it, because PerfectDisk was becoming bloated and I think the Win7 defragger is good enough. I don't use the scheduler, I...
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