• CalixtoWVR1



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    • in reply to: imaging software #2189092

      “Not many backup utilities have this special feature, like EaseUS ToDo Backup, which I am also using as a spare utility backup just in case.”

      ?Does this mean Easeus has it, or not??


      Sorry for my poor wording. What I meant was that EaseUS ToDo doesn’t have that protection feature. I think Acronis True Image has added it last year (not sure of the exact time…).

      With regard to Macrium Reflect, as you might already know, it is called “Macrium Image Guardian” and for reference:

      To protect Macrium backup files against ransomware attacks, our experienced team of developers added Macrium Image Guardian. MIG will prevent unauthorised modifying of Macrium backup files on local and USB volumes.


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    • in reply to: imaging software #2178157

      Two PCs, each one with a paid version of MR. Right off the bat, I can say it was worth every penny. In my humble opinion, this is one of  the best, if not the best backup software on the market right now. I have also used in the past, Acronis True Image, AOMEI Backupper etc..and with regard to speed, time taken to complete a Backup/Restore, nothing beats MR.

      One more important feature with MR is its protection strategy against ransomware, meaning your backups are protected. Not many backup utilities have this special feature, like EaseUS ToDo Backup, which I am also using as a spare utility  backup just in case.

    • I’ve tried installing my user on my wife’s machine and then her user on my machine.  Neither option seems to work.  I still get the same permissions notification.




      I don’t know if it is too late or your issue has already been resolved, but after reading all the suggestions made in the different posts, one very important thing seems to have been left unnoticed. If you go to CP (Control Panel) > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app or feature through WD Firewall > Change Settings > Scroll down to “Remote Desktop” and ma ke sure there is a tick before it, and then click on OK at the bottom of the screen. Restart your machine and try again the remote connection.

      I have been through this before with just a small network of two machines just like in your case, and that tick in front of Remote Desktop and “File and Printer sharing” in Change  advanced sharing Settings for private network being “On” have saved my bacon. The same thing has to be done for both machines.

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    • in reply to: Windows Defender in Windows 10 #2138047

      Some say that Defender is now pretty good.
      Like you, I have been using a third-party AV that I like – TrendMicro.
      Lately, several AVs have had problems with Win10 (Avast, AVG, McAfee, Sophos,etc). They have eventually been worked out.
      Many now say, if you don’t want to have Win10 problems, use Defender (which, of course, has not caused problems b/c MS knows what it does).

      Exactly, and that’s why I have been using only WD for over a year and a half now. Before, I used to have the combo WD + MBAM (paid version), and I have decided to do away with the latter. That means right now I am only with WD and I have not incurred any problem so far. Notwithstanding, as you mentioned, there seems to be every now and then some issues with third-party A-V software when it comes to downloading and installing Windows updates.

    • I am assuming that you either really trust the machine where the rescue media is being made or, like in my case, you have a second PC. With regard to checking the UEFI/Bios, there is certainly a way to do it. I will have to spelunk about it a little bit.

      I also understand that nowadays it is a good thing to always have a healthy dose of paranoia – I prefer skepticism- when it comes to computing in general. That has always served me well.

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    • @ve2mrx,

      You can preferably create a rescue media disc from another computer, say with MR (Macrium Reflect) and use it to boot the new computer. The only hurdle is to know how to reach the BIOS/UEFI settings in order to change the boot order in the new acquired PC before it fires up. Once done, you can attach  an external HDD to make the backup.  This way, one can have a clean pristine image of it before any change is made.

      As for baking up, it is probably one of the most, if not the most important thing in computing. I totally agree with you on this one.

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