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    Wavy: I pulled a DVD+R disk created by my old XP...

    Wavy:
    I pulled a DVD+R disk created by my old XP notebook and it still reads just fine on her XP.
    Paul
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    Her XP drive is labeled "DVD ROM". DVD's hold...

    Her XP drive is labeled "DVD ROM".
    DVD's hold more than CDs.
    DVD+R disks I create with the new DELL Win8.1 don't work on her XP,
    But, DVDs DID work before the DELL Win8.1.
    As a test, to make...
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    DVD+RW on Win8.1 - won't read on XP

    I am still working my way through Win8.1.

    I had been using an [old] notebook running XP and connected to the Internet.
    My wife uses a notebook NEVER connected to the Internet which runs her...
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    Is there a way to test an Image Backup short of...

    Is there a way to test an Image Backup short of intentionally attempting to restore the Image?

    Paul
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    Sorry for the delay, but the Win 8.1.1 locked up....

    Sorry for the delay, but the Win 8.1.1 locked up. Maybe because the McAfee "disk cleanup" program erased a critical Windows file.

    At any rate, I followed the above today.
    Turned off File...
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    WindowsImageBackupFolder on ExtHD

    I have a Toshiba 1TB USB 3.0 external drive connected and have been attempting to create a WindowsImageBackup (WIB), without success.
    The message I have received is "Disk Image isn't initialized. ...
  7. Too late. When I went to shut down, there were...

    Too late. When I went to shut down, there were new choices:
    1) Install updates and restart.
    2) Shut down and install updates at a later date.
    I took option #1 and I am responding on the UPDATED...
  8. After 10 years on XP, I recently got a DELL...

    After 10 years on XP, I recently got a DELL XPS-8700 with Win8.1.

    As configured by DELL, it was set for automatic update/installation. A page full of updates soon appeared under Windows Update...
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    Win8.1 and FLASH

    After 10 years of XP, I broke down and bought a new computer with Win8.1 installed.

    I've read several places that Microsoft is not keen on Adobe-Flash and recent news events about Internet...
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    Maybe I didn't ask my question completely. After...

    Maybe I didn't ask my question completely. After the wiring is connected, which sounds super easy now as you have described, Verizon then installed their software onto the pc. When I log-in under XP...
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    FIOS router and new Win8.1 PC

    Following (the usual good) advice I receive here, I finally ordered a Win8.1 pc to replace my still working XP laptop. It's been 5 years since my laptop was installed on FIOS by a Verizon tech....
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    The Notebook has been running without a battery (...

    The Notebook has been running without a battery ( I still have the original unused battery ). I could have purchased a desktop. Prior units, including one that I built-up were all desktops.

    I...
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    I made the image using Macrium running on the...

    I made the image using Macrium running on the Notebook and sent the image to a Seagate USB 1T drive.
    I with Macrium free, I was only able to create a Linux CD. I was able to view and copy files...
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    Since the Imaging time took 1 hour and 50 minutes...

    Since the Imaging time took 1 hour and 50 minutes (23.6GB on the external drive) and that will be required each time I Image, then I have concluded that it might be more efficient to re-install...
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    Yes. The drive is small. I only have 8GB of data...

    Yes. The drive is small. I only have 8GB of data files, so committing 1/2GB to a program that will help me keep 24GB of Windows program files.

    It took quite a long time for Macrium to create...
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    Macrium Reflect

    I downloaded Macrium-Reflect in order to create a system image because I planned to delete a number of files to "free up" the system from clutter and was advised to create an image of my drive in...
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    Mystery Solved (I think): I ran MSE last night....

    Mystery Solved (I think):
    I ran MSE last night. 8 hours. 2.7 million "items". While it was running, I occasionally watched it on the screen go through the folders and noticed that it got stuck when...
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    BATcher. I only run the Full scan once a week...

    BATcher. I only run the Full scan once a week overnight, as you are suggesting. I run a Quick scan daily.
    Thanks for the suggestion, because I might not have thought of it.
    Paul
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    Registry: I exported the registry to the Desktop...

    Registry:
    I exported the registry to the Desktop and then opened it in Notebook. File size is 115 MB. Does that seem about right? The line count of the Registry file in Notebook file was...
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    There is nothing else running during the scan...

    There is nothing else running during the scan (not even Firefox), although you are asking a good question, since System Mechanic does it's "own thing" when no one is using the PC. I guess I'll have...
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    To: Paul T. Maybe I should have titled my...

    To: Paul T.

    Maybe I should have titled my request for help as "It's taking 12-14 hours to run a virus scan
    of my system". That's the real problem. At first it only took MSE a couple of hours to...
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    To jwitalka: I checked again and even did a...

    To jwitalka:
    I checked again and even did a printscreen, but I dawned on me that maybe I missed an update. Yes,
    version 1.75 adds "ability to scan within archives".

    Since I purchased a "lifetime...
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    jwitalka: Maybe it's because I have MWB Pro or...

    jwitalka: Maybe it's because I have MWB Pro or just the XP version, but there is not option
    on the Settings tab to scan the archives.

    TreeSize "files" counted = 130K, which matches MWB's file...
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    To Paul T. Thanks for clearing that up. I'm also...

    To Paul T.
    Thanks for clearing that up. I'm also sorry that I'm on XP, but like others on fixed income....

    However, I ran MWB with it set to only enumerate "file system objects" and the count was...
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    F.U.N. Yes, I have done as you've said and the...

    F.U.N.
    Yes, I have done as you've said and the number of files matches TreeSize's count.
    System Mechanic is set to auto clean-up, but I also ran disk cleanup and CCcleaner, just to see if I could...
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