Measuring the virtues of drive imaging

Kathleen Atkins

On a recent afternoon, Lounge member bbearren meddled with his Windows 8 registry and rendered his computer unbootable.

Happily, he had a three-day-old, restorable drive image. Guess how long the image file restoration took? You might be surprised — and impressed.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Problems with Office 2013
Word Processing Word 2007 formatting emergency
Spreadsheets Extracting data in Excel
Databases Backstage problem in Access 2013
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Presentation Apps PowerPoint VBA: Building quiz
Visual Basic for Apps Clearing Outlook selection
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Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2003: Can’t turn off Out of Office message
Non-Outlook E-mail Gmail in Windows Live Mail 2011: IMAP error
Other MS Apps True small caps in Publisher?
Windows
General Windows Move system image from legacy BIOS system to UEFI system?
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Windows 8 Adobe Audition won’t start on Win8
Windows 7 New PC randomly restarts with ‘Memory Management’ message on BSoD
Windows Vista Recycle bin icon keeps changing
Windows XP Dual-boot possibilities
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Windows Servers Modify file on Windows Server 2008 R2
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Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer Videos start automatically
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Third-Party Browsers Converting links in Readability add-on
Application Servers Handling terminated employees in Exchange 2007
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Networking Laptop takes 20 minutes to connect to network
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Social Media Know anything about paperblog.com?
Software Development
Windows Programming Need batch command for Create and format hard disk partitions
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Web Design & Development A few WordPress questions
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Lightweight Linux
Security & Scams Sweetpacks experience and question
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Maintenance Value of recent drive image
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Hardware AMD processor equal to Intel
Other Applications FastStone Image Viewer question
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starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.