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    • in reply to: Storage Strategy #2305187
      WSRolandJS
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      RolandJS in bleepingcomputer and sevenforum – backup/restore sections.  Right ear problem, will be back later possibly.

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: Storage Strategy #2305031
      WSRolandJS
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      In another forum, I mentioned a potential problem:

      Backup image of OS has X date/time stamp

      Backup image containing user profiles and/or MyDocuments has a different time/date stamp.

      Would there be problems trying to “merge” user profiles/My Documents into OS, since they both have different time/date stamps?

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: Storage Strategy #2305023
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      For some time now, I have two partitions, C for OS and all installed programs and utilities, and D for all data.  I leave the My Documents alone, I simply “tell” all programs and utilities that bother to “listen” — put all results into D subdirectories…

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: Example of Pre-emptive Maintenance, Not a Question #2296743
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      I must be going computer blind, where is the New Thread button?

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: Example of Pre-emptive Maintenance, Not a Question #2296738
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      I found out the hard way that keeping all USB ports on both laptop and cooling assembly clean helps keep them in great working order.  Apparently, probably, there presently exists hardware and software causes concerning the usb ports.   Each laptop and its cooling assembly are taking their turns in a local business computer place getting cleaned and thoroughly checked.

      “Dirty” [and malfunctioning] USB ports caused problems with backup/restore operations.  No external USB platter-driven HDD nor any USB flash drive was picked by normal or safe mode Windows 7.

      Booting a Macrium Reflect DVD or an Image For Windows DVD did the job, the external usb hard-drives and flash drives were picked up — backups made.

      If anyone has any ideas as to the possible software, normal & safe mode Windows 7, causes for the above-mentioned problems — let’s start a new thread in this forum, thanks!

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: Windows Update quits checking? #2296071
      WSRolandJS
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      Here is one thing I use to make Windows Update operations pretty hassle-free:

      http://www.SecurityXploded.com – Windows Update Disable [it enables it also]

      It takes a little bit getting used to, because the menu you see offers you what choice you can do next, it does not show what choice you have made.WindowsUpdateDisAble

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

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      in reply to: Thunderbird lost my Local folders #2296070
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      WSBernadine:  Personally I use two external USB 1TB platter-driven hard-drives for each laptop to make bi-monthly or sometimes weekly backups of my C-partition, which many call the C-drive.  And, I use two more such external hard-drives for D[ata]-partition backups.

      Later on, possibly explore using the free version of Macrium Reflect as a 2nd backup/restore.

      Whatever you do, using the software and hardware you are familiar with, please do weekly backups, or, at least bi-monthly.  Yes, even when done at night or when you’re not on the computer, it takes a lot of time.  However, consider this:  how much time, how much effort, how much resource material — would you need to recreate your documents, papers, spreadsheets, etc., stuff for school?

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: The TRS-80 turns 43 years old #2289281
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      It is, however, we all remember our early days of TRS-80 and beyond!

      My only experience with TRS-80 was watching somebody else put a cassette into the input device for cassettes, and the cassette gave the computer some instructions, probably an evolution upwards and onwards from punchcards.   I can’t remember which school in Houston I saw that computer.

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: The TRS-80 turns 43 years old #2289209
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      Word or Word Perfect?

      Both actually, back then, Microsoft had a simple Word somethingOrOther program.  And, later on, I added and used WordPerfect for DOS for some time.  Additionally, I also used DOS versions of  — dBASE II & III, EasyWriter II, Volkswriter, PC-Write 3.11 & 4.01, QuattroPro, FoxPro, etc., until forced into Windows 98 and 98SE.  Like my MSDOS cert?  🙂

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: The TRS-80 turns 43 years old #2289191
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      IBM 5150, 8o88 proc, 8086 math co-proc, 5.25 FDs, 20MG HD, 640MB base mem (replaceable memory modules), 360MB EXT-EXP mem card, green or grey phosphorus monitor, serial keyboard, serial mouse, cereal Cheerios, and so on.  Purchased used for $500.00 I think 1986.  GW Basic, DOS 3.x, Lotus 123, Word, CCmail, dBASE I & II, etc.

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

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      in reply to: Prepare For The Inevitable #2287637
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      Earlier, bbearren gave me: Creating a TeraByte Recovery Environment, WinRE Boot Disc, or UFD Containing Image for Windows (TBWinRE)

      bbearren, there were so many choices in that document! 🙂  Should I accept almost all choices as Default.  For example, if IfW has choice X or choice Default, I am thinking now simply to accept what is already clicked.  Now, are there any choice clicks that would be different?

      I am finally getting a round tuit!

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: Encrypt or Password Protect backup drive? #2277370
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      Long ago, I used Acronis True Image from Windows for Worksgroups 3.11 to all the way, I think, to Windows 95, 98, 98SE.  When backing up my two laptops, I had to purchase an external USB cooling assembly to lessen the temperature during backups and the occasional restore.  In all fairness, I continue using the cooling assemblies forever on both laptops.  I even have a 5″ AC-powered fan aimed at the left back corner of each laptop, also running forever.  By forever, I mean, when laptop is on, so are its designated fans.

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: TeraByte’s Image for Windows #2277368
      WSRolandJS
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      I too have been using TeraBytes’s Image for Windows, along with Macrium Reflect, for some time now.  Only failures within internal HDDs or external HDDs caused backup or restore failure.  The software themselves have been no problem.

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      in reply to: Preventing computer hacks #2277364
      WSRolandJS
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      One has to realize the extremely different sizes of businesses and their computer systems, ranging from a few desktops and/or laptops all the way to thousands of desktops and laptops spread across numerous counties, states, countries, and, across numerous time zones.  While you very wisely backup your computer onto an external USB HDD, many corporations have multiple networks, multiple servers, multiple OSs, and so on; while many do have various forms of backup, restore, recovery, disaster recovery processes, they certainly cannot simply daily backup one computer to one external USB HDD — nor even do as I do:  backup my two laptops’s boot & OS partition onto their respective two external USB HDDs and their data partitions onto their respective single external USB HDD, normally once or twice a month on the average.

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

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      in reply to: Phantom file won't delete #2171581
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      A little off-topic, but it would be good practice to NAME your C: drive (e.g., System) to avoid drive confusion in the future.

      Zig

      Actually for the purposes of backups and restores via external USB or DVD boots, having named normal partitions is a good idea, as drive letters are often “shuffled”.

      For example, I have S02[174]C and S02[174]D for my C partition and D partition respectively.  During restores especially, if I’m somewhat stressed and/or in a slight hurry,  I know exactly which partition is being acted upon or going to be acted upon.

      Of course, the only tie-in to this topic is:  if/whenever accidental un-intended major deletes happen, one can do a restore, if current backups on external media exist.

      "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

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