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  1. Ah, another FL retiree that thinks much like I...

    Ah, another FL retiree that thinks much like I do, concerning backups and keeping your data files close to you.
    No Cloud Backups for this old Tech.

    The only BAD backup is the one you decided NOT...
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    I'm still using the password storage scenario...

    I'm still using the password storage scenario that I set up for myself 35 years ago, and it still works fabulous.

    What is it?

    Well it's called a CARD FILE, that's where you write (remember...
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    I struggled with Screen Capture for years, before...

    I struggled with Screen Capture for years, before I finally realized that Windows has had that feature for....like....forever.

    It's the Screen Print key, (PrntScrn) on the top right of the...
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    When deleting anything, if you're 100% sure that...

    When deleting anything, if you're 100% sure that you'll never want that file/folder back, then.....
    hold down the left shift key while you click on "Delete" or press the keyboard 'Delete' key.
    That...
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    Skimming through this thread I noticed several...

    Skimming through this thread I noticed several concerns and talk about a backup file failing to restore.

    To prevent this on my own Computer, where I still use the DOS version of Ghost 11.5, I make...
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    Several years ago now, I was really getting tired...

    Several years ago now, I was really getting tired of having to download a new player every time I'd want to play some new file type.
    A friend suggested that I use the K-Lite Codecs......I got it...
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    XP is probably the most user friendly and easy to...

    XP is probably the most user friendly and easy to use, since 2000. (the year, not the OS)

    From the START button, you can open the Programs menu and scan down the list to the Startup folder, which...
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    A question: How good is that 'good ol' Windows...

    A question:

    How good is that 'good ol' Windows 7 backup' when the hard drive has gone up in smoke?

    How will you restore everything to a brand new hard drive?

    Just curious!
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    Yes, it was obvious, years ago when I got the...

    Yes, it was obvious, years ago when I got the very last Bios upgrade for my 2005 vintage AMD CPU.

    But since then my mobo has been out thrice for capacitor replacement and CPU fan bracket repair.
    ...
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    Not in XP!

    Not in XP!
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    Well, as near as I can discern, it still runs...

    Well, as near as I can discern, it still runs GREAT! Always did! Better than some new PC's I've had to work on.



    Only one core showing, no matter what program I run.

    Except, SIW does show...
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    Where is my second Core in my CPU?

    This is so weird, I've been reluctant to even post this.

    For years, my AMD Athlon X2, 64 bit, 5200+ cpu has been reported by Windows and programs like SIW, as a dual core CPU. (which is really is)...
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    Never use MS to back up MS! If your backup...

    Never use MS to back up MS!

    If your backup program has to run in Windows xx and the hard drive goes up in smoke, where is your Restore program and your data?
    How are you going to do a restore to...
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    This thread is getting L....O....N....G ! That's...

    This thread is getting L....O....N....G !
    That's not bad, but my old eyes are getting tired, so let me jump right to the end of the line. OK?

    Running Windows own Disk Cleanup program in an...
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    I guess you could say, that I'm a Backup nut. ...

    I guess you could say, that I'm a Backup nut.

    I've gone on way too many PC Service calls, where a HD had crashed, and years of accumulated data files and pictures were totally GONE!
    It brings...
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    AdAware lost me as a fan, years ago, when they...

    AdAware lost me as a fan, years ago, when they just went dead for over six months.....no updates and no response to all attempts to contact them.
    I like so many, was forced to look elsewhere for my...
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    I've been a Spybot S&D user for almost as long as...

    I've been a Spybot S&D user for almost as long as it's been in existence. I stayed with it through many updates and upgrades, till ver. 2.0 arrived on the scene.
    I tried ver. 2.0, I hated it, and...
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    If you, or anyone, wants a very small and FAST...

    If you, or anyone, wants a very small and FAST program to edit photos, one that I've found very usefull is "Photo Filtre" (yes, it's French).
    And....... it's FREE!

    I've found I can do everything...
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    I will repeat here, what I tell all my Computer...

    I will repeat here, what I tell all my Computer customers, about downloading software.

    With few exceptions, when you download almost any program, you will find at least one and possibly 6 or more...
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    Old saying...."Don't sweat the small stuff"! ...

    Old saying...."Don't sweat the small stuff"!

    Drive cloning has been around and FREE, (if you look for it) since 1997 when a little known company in New Zealand wrote the program "Ghost".
    Since...
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    I've started installing "Revo Un-Installer FREE"...

    I've started installing "Revo Un-Installer FREE" with every new PC setup. It does a great job of deleting unwanted programs, including the Spyware that comes pre-installed on new PC's. (Like the...
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    WOW! JF you make me all the more happy that I...

    WOW! JF you make me all the more happy that I dumped Adobe Reader when version 9 first came out. It was growing exponentially, every version being much larger than the version before that. Why all...
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    Since the subject of using "Spybot Search &...

    Since the subject of using "Spybot Search & Destroy" has already been broached, may I say.....

    "Spybot 1.6.2 is a great program and can find and remove things that other programs don't. ...
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    [SOLVED] Among the many readers that come here, I'm pretty...

    Among the many readers that come here, I'm pretty sure I'm not alone, when I ask, "What is Hitman Pro Alert" supposed to do for you?

    I don't use it or Emet 5.1 either, but I do have a...
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    Seagate is always a good bet, on sale or not. ...

    Seagate is always a good bet, on sale or not.

    I have one of those hybrid drives like in the sales ad and it does work, but I've never seen the speed increase that they advertise making it faster...
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