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    Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    I got an e-mail this afternoon from Raxco with a download link for the new version of PerfectDisk. I got it because I have upgrade protection. Should be generaly available about 1/29 in conjunction with a web site upgrade. It installed over the PD 8.0 version without any problems. I'll check tomorrow to see that the scheduled defrag is OK. The UI has been completely revamped to have an Office like ribbon interface.

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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    Thanks for the info, Joe. I have that protection as well but I've yet to receive an email about it. Hopefully one will turn up soon.

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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    I hope you got squared away on the 2008 update, Chris. Unlike you and Joe, I don't have the "paid protection" but I always get Raxco emails, which it turns out I got overnight last night. I bought and installed the 2008 version (the email I got offered a 20% discount) and it seems to be working fine. I was a little surprised that the installer didn't tell me that it was removing the Version 8 product, but it did so and I don't see any problems. I run PD every night, overnight, and my scheduled job is still set to run in the early AM, so I'll have to remember to check the log in the morning to make sure it ran OK. I hope you're fine too...

    Just for the fun of it, I let it analyze my C: drive and it says I'm in perfect shape.

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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    Hi Big Al, which version do you have now? There seems to be more new flavours than ice cream. I got the message about the 20% discount but I never received any notice about the upgrade. I just wrote to them yesterday to remind them that I'm covered and that they said so when I made a query at the end of last year. I've never really used the scheduling feature. I do run it before making a disc image but I do that manually. I wonder if the new version got around the double analysing nuisance. With PerfectDisk 8 if one analysed the drive and it thought defragging was needed it would make a suggestion and off to defrag on the spot. After clicking yes it would re analyse the whole drive again. I thought that behaviour was mindless, not mention time-consuming on large drives.

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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    I dunno about flavours, Chris, but here's what mine says and I downloaded it this morning.
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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    They have prolifereated versions. It is most likely PD 2008 Pro which is what I have also.

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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    Yeah, I didn't realize what Chris was talking about until I went back to take another look. That page you encounter in their online store is a bit much, isn't it? If you don't read very carefully, you might miss the fact that two of the listings have the word "Server" in them and there's that "Rx" one that seems to be cut-down for novices. Their web page design team kinda missed the boat on that page... I think all three of us are dealing with their Pro product. BTW, my scheduled overnight'er says it ran OK.

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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    Mine have been running fine too. There does not appear to be a log file any more. I'll have to check the event log and see if anything is there.

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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    Good point, Joe. Coincidence too because I've been looking for it this morning and couldn't find anything either. So far I don't see anything in their somewhat unusual menu structure that makes it an option.

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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    Hey Joe, I assume that by now you've already discovered this, but just in case... What used to be the log is now in the Event Viewer, but it takes viewing several entries to see what you used to see in the log. I think I'll write to them and tell them that there are some of us who miss the log viewer.

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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    Al, I promptly forgot about checking at home. Thanks for reminding me. I'll e-mail myself at home to check the Event Viewer.

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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    Sheesh, every day or two, I find something. I hope Chris doesn't "give up" on this new GUI. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    The log IS still there, Joe...
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    Re: Update ► PerfectDisk 2008

    Amazing what you find when you poke around. <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19>

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