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  1. You have said that *.old is ‘supposed to be’ 6.19...

    You have said that *.old is ‘supposed to be’ 6.19 GB. If you read that from the drive itself, it means that the data is still there – all you have to do is recover it. If you recover it, the files...
  2. Is THIS...

    Is THIS the SSD future?
  3. First, look and see if there is a Windows.old...

    First, look and see if there is a Windows.old folder on the computer you are having trouble with. If there is, pay a visit to Retrieve files from the Windows.old folder.

    Second, I suggest you...
  4. I have before me a desktop HP Pavilion, with AMD...

    I have before me a desktop HP Pavilion, with AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Processor 6000+ 3.00 GHz. It came with 3 GB of RAM, which I have since upgraded to six. More recently, I added a USB3 board with two...
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    The Plot Thickens...

    There was an update to OneNote on the latest Update Tuesday, and I think it was covered in my Windows 7 update, where I have it in Office 2010. Maybe they fixed what was broke for you, or maybe they...
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    Wrong word wrong wavelength

    You had me baffled by something repeated a number of times in your posts until I slapped myself on the head today and groaned. It is even possible that I was your source, since I discussed it in a...
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    I stand corrected. Somehow I got a message to say...

    I stand corrected. Somehow I got a message to say they couldn't help me in my part of the world, and I found myself in a general web search which makes no reference to it, but today I got it.

    That...
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    Not for me it won't. There are plenty of links...

    Not for me it won't. There are plenty of links and references, all of which refer exclusively to previous versions of Windows. I tried creating one from a third-party non-authorized Wizard (AOMEI,...
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    I apologize if I expressed myself poorly, but...

    I apologize if I expressed myself poorly, but since you were talking about the boot drive and I had made reference to Windows To Go, my intended experiment was to unplug the Windows To Go system...
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    Here is an experiment for your wife to try: once...

    Here is an experiment for your wife to try: once Windows is up and running and otherwise unoccupied, pluck the drive from the USB2 port and insert it in the (now functional) USB3 port in less than...
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    Here's another tryout that I'd be curious to know...

    Here's another tryout that I'd be curious to know if anyone has taken a shot at: Windows To Go (on a Microsoft approved drive)? Does Win 10 even have W2G? It strikes me that that would provide added...
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    OK, I think the answer lies in the article by...

    OK, I think the answer lies in the article by Fred Langa in December How to solve UEFI boot and startup problems. I had that on tap but got frustrated when things took an unexpected turn, so I'll go...
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    OK, I think the answer lies in the article by...

    OK, I think the answer lies in the article by Fred Langa in December(?) How to solve UEFI boot and startup problems. I had that on tap but got frustrated when things took an unexpected turn, so I'll...
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    Port port problem

    I have a port port and two starboard ports. The port port, on the left side of the laptop, is USB3, and the two ports on the right side are USB2. The problem is that I can boot with a flash drive...
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    I have just begun running it, but I have taken a...

    I have just begun running it, but I have taken a different route with no virtualization. If you are worried about virtual drives, I am using a real drive, and I would be curious to know if the result...
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    Jarte has gone unmentioned, so far, and it has...

    Jarte has gone unmentioned, so far, and it has had a recent upgrade to 5.3. I highly recommend it in light of the various complaints expressed in the thread to this point. Jarte Featureswill explain...
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    Here is a link...

    Here is a link to get started.

    The linked article is coy about files on disks that have been overwritten, but they can most certainly be read by the sort of experts referred to in the title. That...
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    1. Be careful where you get your CrystalDisk - I...

    1. Be careful where you get your CrystalDisk - I got an atrocious version of Conduit malware the last time I downloaded it from the author's own site

    2. I usually just use a surface scan from...
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    Are there any non-mechanical precautions that...

    Are there any non-mechanical precautions that might make recovery easier and loss less likely? I am thinking of such things as limiting path lengths, defragmenting drives with something like...
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    As far as I know, MS Word will do all of that and...

    As far as I know, MS Word will do all of that and save it as a PDF file, and WordPerfect has had PDF capabilities far longer than Microsoft has.
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    Assuming your backup system allows it, be sure to...

    Assuming your backup system allows it, be sure to create a bootable recovery disk or flash drive (or both) available at all times. If you do have to perform a restore, it is advisable to use the...
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    Whatever became of...

    ShadowProtect. ShadowProtect was the top-of-the-line favourite in the Lounge in days of yore (when The Lounge was The Lounge, Windows Secrets was something else, and Fred Langa had his list, or...
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    Screenshots in Office are a curiosity as much as...

    Screenshots in Office are a curiosity as much as a practical matter. This is an Office feature, and should not be confused with Windows’ own Snipping Tool, which may be found in Accessories on the...
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    Thanks to Gizmo’s Hot Finds we have a new...

    Thanks to Gizmo’s Hot Finds we have a new contender for top spot among open source screenshot software. It’s called Greenshot, which rhymes with screenshot. I told you there must be a million of...
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    I think there must be a million capture programs...

    I think there must be a million capture programs by now, but if you have Office you may already have one without realizing it. In fact I think a lot of programs now have some such capability built...
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