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    I use Acronis True Image. I set it to verify...

    I use Acronis True Image. I set it to verify every full backup/image. But I don't do a restore. I have mounted the image and selectively restored files to a "test restore" directory and opened them...
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    Back to an earlier post here: Where do you find...

    Back to an earlier post here: Where do you find the "25" character ID? I have my computer's product number and serial number and system info, but the Windows Product ID only contains 23 characters...
  3. P. S. Your responses really helped me think this...

    P. S. Your responses really helped me think this through more logically. If I'd just gone ahead and partitioned, I'd have to resize the partitions all the time based on the amount of space used by...
  4. Thanks to everyone. I had searched for similar...

    Thanks to everyone. I had searched for similar answers, but what I found didn't address my specific question. Now I can go back to making my full backups, whether by imaging or cloning. They've saved...
  5. Partitioning external hard disk for separate backups

    I have two 1 TB Western Digital My Passport that I want to use for imaging my desktop PC. I use Acronis True Image. The images would require much less than that space. If I partition the 1 TB, will...
  6. Windows restarts overnight on its own every 10-15 days

    I've read Fred Langa's May 7, 2009 articles about
    When your PC restarts without warning, it’s a clear sign that something is very, very wrong.

    Fred's article suggested failing hardware...
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    If anyone is still reading this: All of my...

    If anyone is still reading this: All of my appointments on my iPhone disappeared, but happily remained in Outlook 10 and in my Office 365 calendar. It happened just after I'd plugged my phone into...
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    Phone call scam/security warning

    This past week I received several calls from someone claiming to be the "head technical department of Windows OS" to the effect that they received information that my computer had downloaded malware...
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    WordPerfect - how to format table grids

    I'm a WordPerfect dedicated user X5. When I am working with tables, I want a default setting of no borders/lines around the table and cells. I haven't found a way to set this. I thought that I was...
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    I'm surprised that, with cell phones so...

    I'm surprised that, with cell phones so ubiquitous, you're not using that as an alarm. I don't have a smartphone, but my dumb ole cell does have an alarm function, that I've creatively named "pill"....
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    "I simply switch rendering engines in FF and...

    "I simply switch rendering engines in FF and there I have an IE tab."

    How do you do that? I would love to not have to open IE for the sites that demand it.
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    In 2008, I received an email notice about...

    In 2008, I received an email notice about upgrading my Acronis True Image 11 Home to the new Acronis True Image Home 2009. I don't understand how an upgrade can be from a higher number to a lower...
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    So if the "repair" is a clean OS install, how do...

    So if the "repair" is a clean OS install, how do the already installed programs remain working? Doesn't a clean OS mean that registry entries have been scrubbed, so that those entries created by...
  14. Thanks, Ted. I was thinking along those lines,...

    Thanks, Ted. I was thinking along those lines, and will do those.
  15. Yikes - I did click cancel but also then clicked...

    Yikes - I did click cancel but also then clicked on the red X. Any idea what could have resulted? Is there a way to search any windows logs to find out?
  16. Windows tries to install new hardware when there is no new hardware

    I was using the computer last night when suddenly a typical window opened asking if I want to install the new hardware. It did not identify what hardware nor what program was trying to run. There was...
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    Can't install Adobe Flash Player 10.2.153.1

    Recent ADF updates have messed up my computer, causing system errors, losing sound, interfering with browser [FireFox], etc. I have followed instructions for removing AFP, for reinstalling it, and...
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    About MSE - I'm never able to allow updates or to...

    About MSE - I'm never able to allow updates or to manually download and install them, and MSE is no exception. MS refuses to recognize my system and every time I try, the first screen I get is that...
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    I use pdfFactory to print most things not pdf-ed...

    I use pdfFactory to print most things not pdf-ed on my own system, including web pages. I can aggregate travel info into one file and delete the blank pages. I can print from pdfFactory, or save the...
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    None of my computers came with an OS CD - all of...

    None of my computers came with an OS CD - all of them were set up with a D: "Recovery: partition from which the OS may be reinstalled. Is there a way to create the BartPE or Linux or any other [but...
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    I'm still using XP, but am dismayed to hear about...

    I'm still using XP, but am dismayed to hear about problems with Carbonite, which I use for data backups online, in addition to my local disk backups.

    How did you know it was not backing up certain...
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