• A1ex

    A1ex

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    • I’m having problems installing Tiny 11 on an old PC which does run W10, but is running in MBR. I used Rufus to prepare a USB stick in MBR and tried to boot up from it but it just sits there showing a blue window and makes no progress. I tried to run the prog from inside W10 and get an error messageScreenshot-2023-03-15-142328
      Any help would be appreciated

      A1ex

    • Re your last point my ISP, TalkTalk, offered F-Secure Safe free for a year. I was so impressed I purchased it for the following year for £20+ which covered 5 devices, so my mobiles got covered as well as my 3 Windows installations.

    • in reply to: CleanSweep2 — When you need extra hard-drive space fast #2470636

      Thanks Deanna,

      I am running as administrator, and no updates are pending.

      I should have mentioned I found this problem on both Windows 7 & 10, which I dual boot

      Rgards

      A1ex

    • I tried this to get rid of update files, It made no difference. After running it I ran Windows cleanup and found over 3Gb of update files still there, which I then cleaned.
      Disappointed.
      A1ex

    • in reply to: Windows 10 version 22H2 #2467280

      Very little. It loaded in no time and I haven’t spotted any difference yet.

    • Can’t find KB5003887 in the Widows Update Catalogue.
      Did you mean KB5003667?

      A1ex

    • I’ve used NP++ for many years, I especially like its Find & Replace function, such a big help when editing text.

      A1ex

    • Right click on the headers in the explorer window, you’ll get a whole host of items, including Creation Date.
      I add Attributes this way.

      A1ex

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    • in reply to: Upgrading to Acronis True Image 2021 #2317076

      I’m still using TI 2011 to make and restore whole system backups, booting from CD.
      It works perfectly with no fuss.

      A1ex

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    • in reply to: Is this the best science fiction show ever? #2306204

      The Quatermass Experiment from 1953 beats all the above.
      It had me hiding behind the couch, even the theme music (Mars from Holst’s Planets Suite)
      was frightening.

      A1ex

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    • in reply to: Changing from MBR to GPT #2303234

      Thanks guys for all the info.
      Having successfully changed the new data drive to GPT I think I’ll stick with MBR for the operating systems for now. I may be into a new motherboard and cpu next year, when I’ll drop W7. In that case I can introduce EUFI then.

      A1ex

    • in reply to: Changing from MBR to GPT #2303069

      Here’s my msinfo32 data;

      W10 BIOS Mode Legacy
      W10 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
      W7 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2

      There’s no entry for BIOS Mode in W7

      I use Easy BCD to set up boot options, here’s the details page for both windows versions, in case it helps

      EasyBCD W10

      Default: Windows 10
      Timeout: 10 seconds
      EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

      Entry #1
      Name: Windows 10
      BCD ID: {current}
      Drive: C:\
      Bootloader Path: \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe

      Entry #2
      Name: Windows 7
      BCD ID: {0c468363-eb83-11e4-a44b-eb5e6d3b2ea1}
      Device: boot
      Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

      EasyBCD W7

      Default: Windows 10
      Timeout: 10 seconds
      EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

      Entry #1
      Name: Windows 10
      BCD ID: {default}
      Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume4
      Bootloader Path: \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe

      Entry #2
      Name: Windows 7
      BCD ID: {current}
      Device: boot
      Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

      I have used Mini Tool Partition Wizard (thanks Al Taylor) to successfully convert my 4Tb drive to GPT, but I’m still interested in converting the system to UEFI.

      Thanks

      A1ex

    • in reply to: Changing from MBR to GPT #2302808

      PaulT see attached screen shot. Drive 0 is the 4Tb drive.

      2020-10-09_15-29-55

      mn- This looks interesting, but do I have to lose all content when carrying out the conversion.

      A1ex

    • in reply to: Safe Ejection of USB Drives #2293256

      I’ve found this a nuisance in the past.
      If you check the properties of the drive it may well be indexing. This takes time, so just untick the index box and you may find instant ejection is possible.

    • I found it ok and downloaded the zip file, but it’s password protected!

      A1ex

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