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Reasonable PST-size and backup to NAS!

Question: Reasonable PST-size and backup to NAS!

I wanted to hear some opinions about the situation in the office I work in.

Recently we changed accounting software and my advice to change to Office 365 was rejected. Still all 15 employees want their emails to be safe and backed up.
Some employees don't delete their emails, so I end up with approximately 10 GB PST-file size per year per user. Of course I split them year by year. The problem is that they want to keep even pst files from 5 or more years ago. Always available. My idea is now, that I make a one time backup copy of recent years and a daily backup of the actual year.
I made some tries already with EaseUS. But I'm not satisfied.
I'd prefer not to schedule it and leave it up to the employee to decide when to make the backup. So, let's say the employee leaves earlier for some reason why leaving the PC on until 7 pm or so? Also a power cut could prevent that scheduled backup entirely from happening.
Here's a list of what I need the backup software to be able to do:

- Start the whole backup process with a double-click on an icon (on the desktop). EaseUS needs more steps incl. always having to set the Shutdown option manually.
- On the destination file storage or NAS I want to overwrite the previous file, not to create version after version. Or even better: Create a new version but delete the old version afterwards. PSTs are really a hard case since you can't really make incremental backups. I also doubt that some employees will understand that they are not allowed to alter their old PSTs since they won't be backed up daily.
Sorry for the long post, but I really want to manage this situation as best as possible. We will have a cloud solution for accounting, client related stuff and documents. But the email situation is really something that started freaking me out. Opinions, Ideas, Software recommendations, everything welcome, THX

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Preferred Solution: Reasonable PST-size and backup to NAS!

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I' running Vista an a new HP Pavilion Laptop, with Firefox as my browser. Everything is falling into place, but when I open this Forum it is so small that I must Zoom in at least three times to get it large enough to read! I don't have this problem with anything else, that I know of. How can I get this site to open in readable size??

Answer:How to open this Forum in a reasonable size

there is a little drop down tab at the bottom left of this forum that may help

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Pulling my hair out here...

I just got a new monitor, and while installing that accidentally uninstalled the network card. Whoops. Talked to tech support and they said I had to do a reinstall of Windows to get it back, pretty much. So I did, checking "keep files". All went well, until I tried to get into my files. I used to share this computer with others so all of my files under "My Documents" were unshareable under the old system - I'm assuming that's why, when I tried to get to *my* user data, it kept telling me no. After some searching, I found a webpage telling me to reboot in safe mode, go into the folder properties, and reset the owner of those files to my new profile. I did, and everything was restored - except that the files in My Pictures and My Music are all still unaccessible. I can get to them, I can view them, the properties show that they have sizes which seem reasonable for full, normal files - but when I open any of my photos I get nothing - in the Windows Picture and Fax viewer, for instance, I get "no preview available". I've tried renaming the files, moving them, copying them, e-mailing them - nothing. The music files are the same - look normal, but when I try and play them they open up as a 0 second music file. Name and info is available, but no music.

In short: any help vastly appreciated. This is the second time in two years I've lost my vacation photos, last year my camera got stolen Maybe I need to ... Read more

Answer:files present, have a reasonable size, do not open

As an aside, save all your pictures to CD or some other source, and then you can access them with almost any viewer...
 

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I'm having a problem with a system image (C: drive and System Reserved drive, that I made with a scheduled Windows Backup) and its size. I have a D: drive where I store it.

First of all, I noticed this in D: drive properties:

Used space of the whole drive is actually larger than the size of all the individually selected D: drive files, including hidden files.

Then I noticed this:

System image size reported by Windows Backup info is clearly larger than the size reported in the backup folder properties.

There's like 35 GB stored somewhere in the disk and I can't find them, how come this is possible? Is there something that I'm missing?

Thanks and sorry for my english.

Answer:"Windows Backup size" not reflecting actual backup file size

Windows backups makes a system image and a backup of the user folder of the user account by default.

So, that extra data is likely from your user folder.

Also be default windows backup will save multiple copies of your user folder on each backup, not just file changes.

Which also I think would explain this.

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Hello Friends,
                      We have DELL R730 servers running windows 2012 R2 and we are using microsoft windows backup option to backup our servers everyday. I used to check backup of our servers everyday and I've noticed that the wbadmin shows backup successful and data transferred 502 GB whereas the actual file location has 700 gb of data with 4 hard disk image file. I am having this issue for long time and whenever I see this, I delete my backup files, run backup manually and reconfigure backup schedule. This function is wokrking fine for next 3 or 4 days (means wbadmin and backup files are as same size) and again I am getting the same issue. Backup files are huge compared to the one showing in wbadmin (More 200gb).
What cause this to be happened all the time ? How can I stop windows occupying huge space ? Actually if the space in wbadmin and original location are same, I dont have any issue. I suspect the backup functionality on my servers. Please advise   

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Question: Backup size

Hi,
Can anyone explain why when I do a backup of my C Drive ,the backup size shows 19Gb,whilst if I check size of C Drive it shows "used space" 70Gb.
This seems to be a big difference even allowing for temporary files . I did a re-image using the backup and all files, videos, games etc were there.
Any explanation please.
Uniman

Answer:Backup size

First off could you complete this Tutorial by Golden with all drives installed?

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

What backup program did you use?

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I'm about to get a 2TB hard drive for backup and I'm planning to do a system image via Windows backup software. Right now I only have a single 1TB in my system but I'm thinking that I may add another TB soon. How is the compression for a system image? Will an image of 2 1TB disks take up the entire 2TB drive or will I have room for a movie partition?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Backup size estimate

I don't think that two 1TB drives will fill one 2TB drive for backup unless the whole of both 1TB drives are full and no compression is used. But if you are worried, you can always get an inexpensive NAS with three 2TB drives in a RAID 5 setup, thereby giving you 4TB of usable and redundant space.
 

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New computer with Win7 and a 1.5T HD. Don't want to lose anything, so plan on regularly doing an "image" to an external HD (in addition to the Win7 backups). If understand correctly, most if not all programs that create an image compress it. So ... what size HD should I purchase, please. (Just decided to do this, have read little on the subject, so if there is any issue of a critical nature of which I should be aware, please mention it.)

Thanks to you All.

ChristopherASA
 

Answer:Image backup to what size HD?

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HI.

This is my first time posting... and I have this question which I was trying to solve but couldnt do anything about... was hoping you guys will be able to help.

so anyways.

I have 50GB C drive which I try to back-up. but for some reason I was unable to.

here' the error i get when i try to backup







I mean... how is it possible to have a 550GB backup for a 50GB C drive?

I been backing up my system for the past year, and I have seen the backup size increase quit a bit over time... but... not once I have seen a backup as big as this...
even a system image of my C drive should be ALOT smaller than that~~

Can someone please help me to solve this problem??

I really hate to format my PC :/

Thank you!!

Answer:Unusual backup size

It looks like you are doing a "Back up" vs. a "System Image" of your C: drive.

If you go to the previous screen, click on CHANGE SETTINGs (bottom). Click NEXT in spite of the warning that the drive does not have enough space to receive the backup.

Review the file directory [+] tree structure applet listing with the checkmarks next to folders you have configured to back up. It seems that there must be a lot of stuff checked in there to account for 500 GB. It's almost as if you have the whole C and whole D drive checked to "back up".

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Hello,

I am using windows backup for my users libraries, and a system image.
I have selected to keep only the latest backup.

Every time the machine backs up the file/s size on my backup drive increases.
After a couple of weeks the drive is full and I have to start all over again.

Why is the size increasing? I know that sometimes I have deleted files rather than add them.

Answer:Backup size increasing

Are you sure there isn't something you've installed that has increased the size? Maybe things like windows updates? Do you remove temporary files on a regular basis? That could make a difference too. I suggest using CCleaner to clean up temporary files; http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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For extra backup security I was going to buy another 320 GB external drive for storing system images. Another thread stated that for system images the backup drive must be a higher capacity than the drive being backed up. That is you couldn't backup a 1 TB drive with say 100 GB used to the 320GB external drive?? Is this correct?

Answer:size of backup disk

Most backup programs will compress the images it creates. It won't be more than the used space of the HDD you want to backup. However if you have a 1TB HDD with only 100GB used, you can easily create multiple smaller partitions and back them up individually.

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My friend has just got a 500gb USB3 drive for backups and I showed him how to partition it into 3 parts. His laptop has C and E partitions which total about 85gb. When he selected one of the partitions on the backup drive and ran the Windows backup the finished backup was 105gb. How can the backup be bigger than the original? He will be making another backup on another partition to find out if it as the same size or not, but not till next week.

Answer:Windows backup size

The built in Win 7 Imaging utility includes all partitions it sees as "system" partitions when a backup image is created.
Maybe it is including more partitions than you think it is?

You could try creating a system Backup Image with a free 3rd party program such as Macrium Reflect.
See what size image is created with Macrium.
With Macrium or other Imaging programs you have more control over what is included in the backup image.
You can include or exclude specific partitions very easily.
Here is a tutorial by whs for using Macrium, and it has a link to download Macrium:
Imaging with free Macrium

If you're interested, you could also try mounting the W7 Backup Image as a VHD to see what is in it.
This tutorial by Brink can help with that:
System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

I don't use the built in Win 7 Imaging utility because it is not controllable enough for me...

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Question: Backup size query!

Good afternoon,
Some may recognise that I had a problem over the weekend with an external USB drive that I have. Having resolved this last evening, I did a backup today using the two programmes that I have found to be reasonable at this ? or so I thought, as I am now confused and I hope that someone can end this for me.
Because of the trouble I had had I was keeping a beady eye ? some may say too beady ? on my drive and this caused me to note the differences these programmes have in their results. I must emphasise that I wasn?t trying to get one over the other or anything like that; it is just the result that is causing me this confusion!! As far as I am aware I gave both of them the same thing to do which was a simple backup of ?C:\? ? which is about 47 GB - with no compression. One programme has produced a pair of files, of which one is 48,897,042 KB and the other 589 KB, whilst the other programme has a single file of 40,158,237 KB.
My confusion is that as these are both non-compressed files why is there such a difference? On ?C:\? there is a ?Recovery? partition, but as this was on there when I got the machine originally with XP and having had Vista and now Windows 7 I don?t really think it is any use as a ?Recovery? partition, and both programmes had this included but I don?t know if both actually backed it up. Even so it is only just over 4 GB and there is over 8 GB between the two programmes. The reason I am asking this forum is that if I... Read more

Answer:Backup size query!

Backup (straight copy of files)
Image (copy of the partition structure)
Clone (copy of the drive structure)

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Hello,
Is there a freeware version of a backup software that compresses as it backs up, to reduce the number of DVD's required or could someone recommend a procedure to accomplish the same. Thank you.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, x64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2942 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 353097 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Nettle2
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: How do I reduce size of backup?

All of the "Imaging" program that I know about, do compress the data.
I would NEVER do a image to a set of DVDs, get yourself a 500 gig or large external USB drive for these back ups.
 

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I'm out of warranty of this so I don't know if lenovo is going to help me.  My backup has grown too large and prompts to increase size but when I say OK, the same message about size pops up again.  Seems the backup must be RRBACKUPS but I do not have admin rights to change it.  Anyone hit this size limit before?  The current RRBackups is about 10 GB.

Answer:Backup out of space but can't increase size, what to do?

Well I had that problem through several power off/on but it finally did the backup.  Whew!

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Windows Backup worked fine for me for 1.5 years. Now something strange is happening.

I have it set to do a weekly backup of data files. I noticed a week or so ago that the backup file size was 180Gb instead of 90GB. Looking at the backup it said something like 7/22/2012 to 8/12/2012. Prior to that last backup it had been working fine and the size was about 90GB.

So I erased that backup and did a new one on 8/17. Its size was 93GB. Yesterday after it's weekly backup which should have only added new files the size is now 186GB. It is labelled 8/17/2012 to 8/24/2012.

Looking at the backup I don't see duplicates of folders/files so I don't know where the extra complete backup even is.

Why is this happening? How do I get it to work properly?

Answer:Windows Backup is double the size

You don't really say what type of backup you are doing, but I suppose two things to look for, are you backing up the backup or doing full backups instead of changed file backups?

Something may have changed your settings or preferences.

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Hi,

I'm in the process of rebuilding my brothers laptop (dell Studio 1737). As the hard drive was fried, we've opted for a (relatively) small SSD for the OS and apps - a 120gb sandisk - plus a 500gb WD second HD for his files.

I'm thinking it would be a good idea to partition off a section of the second HD to make an OS-only backup area with a drive clone. I'm not worried about cloning any apps he'll install later, just want to make a complete finished OS clone.

What sort of size would you make the partition for that, and any advice, tips or suggestions I might want to take on board at this point?!

Answer:Partition size for vista backup?

If you have the disc to install the operating system on the SSD why would you need a cloned copy on the other hdd?

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I've been using acronis for a few years now and I'm always trying to keep the TIB file as small as possible. I save them to a seperate partiton and create backups whenever I feel that I've changed the system (install new programs or updated, etc..) enough to warrant a new backup. I only create full backups and don't do incremental or differential one since they are usually the same size as the original TIB file.

One thing that I've noticed is that if I create a new TIB image the file size gets extraordinarily large, BUT if I restore to the last TIB image and then go thru the process of reinstalling/configuring everything since the last TIB image was created, the new TIB image file size is about the same as the last TIB.

I keep a txt file log that I add entries of any/all significant changes, updates and installations that I do on the system. I can restore a TIB image and go thru the log to reinstall/update or uninstall what I've done. I know it sounds like a hassle, but it actually is very easy and efficient - especially if the logfile is fairly thorough.

I'm wondering if anyone knows why the filesizes would be that different?

On my machine at work, The last TIB file was about 9GB. I made TIB the other day and it ended up at 32GB. I don't do a lot of changes or experimental installations on that machine. The PC that I use at home gets a lot of tweaking.

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Answer:Acronis True Image backup Size

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I tried creating Backup and Recovery media.
I was able to put Recovery on a 16MB flash drive but the largest size I have, 32MB, was not big enough for Backup media. I plan to get a bigger stick but need to know how big of one I need.

Answer:How to tell flash drive size needed for Backup

The recovery media will fit on a 16 G drive.  If you're trying to back up the entire system, that's another matter -- check the size of your C: drive.  You'll need that much space (and would probably be better off making the recovery image on an external hard drive rather than flash media).

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Hi. I have a system with 2 identical drive. I have windows on one drive C: and backing up on second one D:

Previously they were configured raid 1, but now I am just using C: as non-raid and accelarated using SSD and Intel Smart Response Technology where 64GB out of was used as cached volume. Please note SSD total size is 256GB. So there is left over space of 159GB showed up as separate volume in Disk Management.

So I quick formatted D: drive to use as backup drive. After backup is complete, it shows backup size as 642.68 GB on D drive. My whole C: uses only 405GB. It is taking up so much more space than it should and I don't know why. Both C and D has 4096 as allocation unit size. I think backup might be including SSD size on the system image. Please note there is no backup history that might take up space. This is first time backup on this disk.

SSD is for caching only. It should not be included in the system image backup. Also I am afraid it will cause problem when I have to use this system image to restore and somehow restore application might not know what to do with this additional cache data in system image.

I have included some screenshots.

If Windows Backup won't work with SSD Caching setup like i have, what should I use to backup system image?

Answer:Backup size is much bigger than original drive

I would create an image, not a backup.

Where is this other identical drive you speak of ? I don`t see it

Could you post a better, full shot of Disk Management.

Have you considered putting windows on the 256 SSD ? That would be the best thing you could do, no need for raid, or a cache.

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Would making a complete backup image of windows 7 ( system , documents , media , etc)
Restore it to what it used to be , because everything is fine I just want to increase the size from 150 GB to 1TB ( I just got the WD caviar green )
, I've les than 20 GB left.

Answer:Backup and restore windows 7 to increase hdd size

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ahmedss79


Would making a complete backup image of windows 7 ( system , documents , media , etc)
Restore it to what it used to be , because everything is fine I just want to increase the size from 150 GB to 1TB ( I just got the WD caviar green )
, I've les than 20 GB left.



Welcome Ahmedss79 to the windows 7 forums.

Microsoft's internal image backup will do exactly what you want, ie. move your complete operating system and files to a larger hard disk. Of course your image has to be stored on a external hard disk which they will be available when you boot the restore disk that you create when you make the system image.

Othewise, you can clone your existing hard disk to your new larger one with software that many hard disk manufacturers provide on their web site.

If you do this and your new hard disk size shows up as the same size as your old one, you can resize the hard disk in system tools.

Rich

PS: there are tutorials on hard disk imaging right here on windows 7 forums.
Click on tutorials at the top of your screen.

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I have several drives attached to my Windows XP Pro PC and I'm trying to backup the system using the system backup utility. The backup file size is about 7.5Meg. I have a 20Gig drive which is half full, indicating that there is 12Gig of free space left on the drive. I start the backup to this drive and about half way through the procedure the program halts, indicating that there is not enough space on the drive. I then start the backup again but this time I backup to an internal partition of 60Gig and it completes, creating a file of 7.5Gig in size. A I wish to keep all my backups on the 20Gig external drive I decide to copy this file to it but as soon as I attempt this the system reports, not enough space on the drive. To recap. I'm now copying a file of 7.5Gig to a half full drive which has 12Gig of free space but the system reports there is not enough space. Anyone got any ideas?

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Hi everyone,

I can't find ANY info ANYWHERE that will tell me roughly what size image I can expect to end up with.

I have an 80Gb HD with about 55Gb of data on it, just reloaded after a clean install of the OS. I have Norton Ghost and I'd like to create a backup of its current state.

Nothing in Ghost or anything I can find on the web tells me what to expect. I started saving an image on CD-ROM but after filling 4 disks the thing was only 7% done. So I've gone out and bought some DVDRs and the first one was full after about 11%.

Is this normal?!

If I'm going to fill up 10 DVDs then that's almost a 1:1 "compression" ratio, and this is starting to look like an expensive exercise! As for doing a 'weekly' backup I'd need to get a second job to afford the media!

Am I doing something wrong here?
 

Answer:Norton Ghost backup image size

I run a slimmed down XP pro.Total used space on C is 1.43 gig and ghost images on F are 830megs.This link may help.
 

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Hi,

I wanted to backup my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows 7 desktop however I want to be able to calculate the size of the backup.

Any idea how I can do so?

Thanks!

Answer:[SOLVED] Calculate Windows Backup Size

Do you want a disk image or personal profile file backup?

Treesize Free for the latter - http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

For the former, use - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ings-and-files

I would suggest that you delete pagefile.sys + hiberfil.sys to save space. The will be re-created upon boot-up if/when you restore from the image.

Page file = installed physical RAM + a few hundred MB (on average)
Hibernation file = 75% installed physical RAM

They both are located in c:\ root dir

Kind Regards. . .

John

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When I backup to an external USB drive, Explorer shows the 2 folders created (WindowsImageBackup and MYNAME-PC) as having 0 bytes, 0 files and 0 folders when right clicking those folders and looking at Properties.
Yet, if I right click the drive icon, Properties shows the drive with 15GB of used space.
Is this normal? I'm not using third party software for the backup.

Answer:Can't view folder size on backup drive with Explorer

Yes it is normal. Windows Explorer does not go where it does not have permission to go.

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Would like to backup a 6+ gig partition to a spare drive but it errors off at about 4 gig because of a FAT32 file size limit. Any ideas on how to do this without converting to NTFS which suggests you backup first? XP Service Pack 2-3

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:FAT32 file size limit / full backup

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Thought this would interest all of you that use OneKey Recovery 6.0 software..... A backup created with OKR contains several files as follows... factory0000.dsi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -not sure what this file detailsfactory.000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|factory.001                                  |factory.002                                  |factory.003                                  | these files are the main backup imageetc.                                              |etc.                                              |etc.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|fact... Read more

Answer:OneKey Recovery Backup - Identifying Partition Size

This is the factory.wsi for a backup that I created for a 80GB Windows partition.The file is being read by Notepad. It is a standard XML layout.  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?><Itwin Parts="1" version="5.0" VersionFile="PowerRecover-5.5">    <Part1>        <DiskInfo PartitionStyle="MBR" Cylinders="38913" TracksPerCylinder="255" SectorsPerTrack="63" BytesPerSector="512" Signature="-1006648321" One="-1006648321" />        <PartitionInfo BootIndicator="1" HiddenSectors="63" PartitionNumber="1" PartitionType="7" RecognizedPartition="1" StartingOffset="32256" PartitionLength="85904792064" />        <MirrorFileInfo>factory</MirrorFileInfo>        <Operation HDNumber="0" PartitionNumber="1" VirtualDriveSize="0" FileLengthLimit="104857600" CompressLevel="1">BackupDrive</Operation>    </Part1></Itwin>  The text in bold is the partition length in bytes. I have uploaded a picture for verification. It is a screen capture that shows the factory.wsi file open in Wordpad and the properties of the 80GB partition ,courtesy of Paragon Partition Manager software, showing that the partition size is exactly 85904792064 bytes. Click here for verificationMessage Edited by ortegaluis on 03-03-2009 08:48 PM





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I have several win 7 machines doing backups to a network drive, and I want to limit either the amount of backups each win7 makes to save space, or tell the win7 machine how much space it's allowed to use on the network drive for backups...

except I cannot find a setting for this... So eventually my win7 machines just keep gobbling up network drive space until there isn't any left.

Any ideas on how to get this working?
 

Answer:Limit the Windows 7 backup size on network location

You could partition the network drive so that each machine is using its own partition (and would be limited to that space).
 

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Im going to be upgrading my current RAID 0 raptors to RAID 0 velociraptors. Can i restore my acronis image i made to the bigger size velociraptors without any problems? Is it possible?
 

Answer:Restoring backup image to different size hard drive?

Acronis Workstation has no problem with this. And, I want to say Acronis Home can do it as well.
 

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Hi All,
I have a question about System Image Backups. (Win 7 Ultimate, 64-bit).

I have setup System Image Backups to my external 1TB eSATA drive.

I have chosen to allow Windows to manage the space used for backup history, Windows says it will use up to 279GB (which is fine).

The properties on the actual "Windows Image Backup" folder on the external drive shows the size as 32.6GB. However The Windows backup menu "Manage Windows Backup disk space" shows "System Image: 68.90 GB."

Primary Question:

Is Windows Backup storing my system images somewhere else in addition to this folder, or is the menu just plain wrong?

Additional Question:

Is the Windows Backup utility capable of doing differential backups for the system image, or is each backup a full backup? The GUI menus are not giving me enough information. Based on what I see, it looks like System Image backups are always full, and data files are incremental or differential.

Thanks,
Andrew

Answer:System Image Backup (OS says 70GB, folder size is 32GB)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by drew2000


Hi All,
I have a question about System Image Backups. (Win 7 Ultimate, 64-bit).

I have setup System Image Backups to my external 1TB eSATA drive.

I have chosen to allow Windows to manage the space used for backup history, Windows says it will use up to 279GB (which is fine).

The properties on the actual "Windows Image Backup" folder on the external drive shows the size as 32.6GB. However The Windows backup menu "Manage Windows Backup disk space" shows "System Image: 68.90 GB."

Primary Question:

Is Windows Backup storing my system images somewhere else in addition to this folder, or is the menu just plain wrong?

Additional Question:

Is the Windows Backup utility capable of doing differential backups for the system image, or is each backup a full backup? The GUI menus are not giving me enough information. Based on what I see, it looks like System Image backups are always full, and data files are incremental or differential.

Thanks,
Andrew


Hi andrew and welcome to seven forums

Primary-- nope all stored there. I wonder if the difference is size might be that there is 1 restore point, plus 1 restore point in the recyle bin. Check to see how many restore points are set.

Add-- Not sure suspect so. I dont use the built in backup and restore. I use and recommend Acronis. Im sure someone will know

best backup-- the one you use religiously

Ken J

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Hi,

I restored Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit version) on my PC and I used Easeus Todo Backup v4.0.0.2. to do this. I restored the hidden reserved partition and also the Windows partition (my C: drive). However, the restoration altered the size of both of these partitions. It has reduced the reserved partition from 100 Mb to 99.7 Mb and I'm guessing it must have increased the C: partition and used the 0.3Mb reduced from the hidden partition (I can't remember the original size of my C: partition)?

Will the reduction in size of the reserved partition from 100Mb to 99.7Mb have any implications? Does anyone know why this should happen and should I use a partition manager to put it back to 100Mb?

Thanks.

Answer:100Mb Reserved partition reduced in size by backup software

No need to worry.

Go to Disk Management and see how much of the 99.7 Mb is used.

Probably about 30 Mb.

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What size CD is needed for Windows XP Home Edition backup?

Answer:[SOLVED] What size CD is needed for Windows XP Home Edition backup?

If it is just the Operating System you need to backup XP will only need a CD-r

If it is other items (Pictures, Documents etc.) it will depend on the amount of info to be backed up.

Bill

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Hello all,

I'm going to attempt to create a System Image for the first time with Windows Backup so when I need to reformat I can have the image handy.

My question is this, I'm using 64kb cluster-size on my install drive. Will using the System Tools disc to restore the System Image correctly restore the partition with the 64kb cluster size on its own?

Should I choose the "format and repartition" option if so, or leave it unchecked? What is the difference?

I've googled around and haven't found any discussion on this. Thank you for any input.

Answer:Restoring Windows Backup System Image & Cluster Size

My guess is that the image is independent of the clusters and you needn't be concerned with it---just as you don't have to be concerned about file systems when installation an application or saving a Word document. The image is just another file, regardless of the underlying file system.

Wait for another opinion--I've just made an educated guess.

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in attempting to update AVG to the 2011 version click here but have reached a point where I am now looking for a competent replacement. I know there are several around but having not used them I would appreciate information on the experience of others.I am considering Comodo and Avast at this stage but any advice would be welcome.Many thanks in anticipation.

Answer:I have been more than reasonable

We have been using MS security essentials and windows own firewall since we purchased a lap top seems to work very well no problems and does not slow the l/top down. will be changing over the desk top next as this works well.

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Hello, I recently purchased a Lenovo G505s at Best Buy. I would like to take advantage of the OneKey Recovery System Backup however, the partition is too small. What would be the proper way to perform this backup or partition resize? Thanks, Mathieu

Answer:Lenovo G505s - OneKey Recovery System Backup - Partition Size

Hi Mathieu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Below is the link to view the detailed video to create the Recovery Discs using ?One Key Recovery? option.
 

OneKey Recovery - Creating Recovery Disks

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Delete unneeded files: the hibernate-file (hiberfil.sys) & the OneNote-cache (if you use OneNote...)
Reduce the size of the pagefile to a minimum, or move it to another partition.
Delete hiberfil.sys Turn off hibernation: Start CMD ( as Admin) Type: powercfg -h off
Moving the pagefile or reducing the size Change the location of the pagefile by creating another partition for it. If you don?t want to do that you can:
change the size of the pagefile to a minimum-value create the backup
restore the page file to it?s original size afterwards.
Delete the OneNote-cache Start OneNote File -- Options -- Save & Backup Look under Cache file location: Copy the path Close OneNote Start a filemanager Paste the path into the addressbar Delete the cache-folder (14.0 in OneNote 2010) Create the system-backup. When it?s finished, turn hibernation on again: Start CMD ( as Admin) Type: powercfg -h on If you deleted the OneNote-cache: Next time you start OneNote you will not see all sections immediately, there will be a short delay while OneNote recreates the cache.
Some calculation examples of the savings on my computer hiberfil.sys = 7.7 GB OneNote-cache = 1.9 GB Pagefile = 12.5 GB (located on another partition) Original size of the system-partition:
(including pagefile) = 38.3 GB (excluding pagefile) = 26.6 GB After deleting hiberfil.sys... Read more

Answer:Speed up creation of System Backup Images & Reduce their size in Windows

Nice tips.
One should also run Disk Cleanup Utility to free up hard disk space.

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Hi all,

I'm trying to set up a laptop for my girlfriend. It's a Lenovo S206. The laptop has a nice little 'one touch' button that lets you automatically restore the laptop to any previous point with a clean re-install. Worked great as win 8 but now it's updated to Win 10 I want to create a new point while it's 'clean' as she's going overseas, just so she can sort it herself if it all goes wrong!

Only problem is, pressing one-touch button and asking it to create the backup, it says it needs 39.9gb of space, and only 25gb is available.

Looking at the Disk Management, currently the hard drive is as follows:

|| 1000MB healthy (recovery partition) || 260mb Healthy (EFI System Partition || 1000mb healthy (OEM Partition) || 250.31GB NTFS Healthy ( Windows8_OS (C Boot, Page File, Crash Dump) || 462MB Healthy (Recovery Partition) || 25GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition LENOVO (D ) || 20GB Healthy (Recovery Partition) ||

Free spaces are 1000mb, 260mb, 1000mb, 202.92GB, 462mb, 23.83GB, 20GB

First thing - why so many little drives, with no used data?
Second thing - I assumed that D: (LENOVO) was the drive that the one-touch used - I seem to remember when I clean restored to factory (Win 8) the address was in D: - is that correct? it only seems to have a few mb on it
Thirdly - should I just be extending that drive to make it big enough, if so how? I tried shrinking C but you can't then extend D (it's not 'next' to it)

Any help much appreciated!!!

Answer:Extend Partition size on Lenovo S206 running Win 10 to create backup

Hi Davince,

Welcome to the 10forums

Just so we can get a clearer picture if your partition situation, please read Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of

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Hi all,

I'm trying to set up a laptop for my girlfriend. It's a Lenovo S206. The laptop has a nice little 'one touch' button that lets you automatically restore the laptop to any previous point with a clean re-install. Worked great as win 8 but now it's updated to Win 10 I want to create a new point while it's 'clean' as she's going overseas, just so she can sort it herself if it all goes wrong!

Only problem is, pressing one-touch button and asking it to create the backup, it says it needs 39.9gb of space, and only 25gb is available.

Looking at the Disk Management, currently the hard drive is as follows:

|| 1000MB healthy (recovery partition) || 260mb Healthy (EFI System Partition || 1000mb healthy (OEM Partition) || 250.31GB NTFS Healthy ( Windows8_OS (C Boot, Page File, Crash Dump) || 462MB Healthy (Recovery Partition) || 25GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition LENOVO (D ) || 20GB Healthy (Recovery Partition) ||

Free spaces are 1000mb, 260mb, 1000mb, 202.92GB, 462mb, 23.83GB, 20GB

First thing - why so many little drives, with no used data?
Second thing - I assumed that D: (LENOVO) was the drive that the one-touch used - I seem to remember when I clean restored to factory (Win 8) the address was in D: - is that correct? it only seems to have a few mb on it
Thirdly - should I just be extending that drive to make it big enough, if so how? I tried shrinking C but you can't then extend D (it's not 'next' to it)

Any help much appreciated!!!

Answer:Extend Partition size on Lenovo S206 running Win 10 to create backup

Hi Davince,

Welcome to the 10forums

Just so we can get a clearer picture if your partition situation, please read Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of

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My External 500Gb hard drive used for back up is shown as full but my 1000Gb 'C' drive on the Computer shows under 100Gb used in the property window. The total of individual files on the hardrive add up to under 200Gb when viewed in Explorer. What is using the capacity of the external drive?

Answer:External backup Hardrive Full but exceeds C drive file size

I find Treesize (free) will tell you .It is fairly easy to use, just click on the drive then expand each folder.
TreeSize

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Hi all,

I'm currently looking into buying a new server for the company I'm interning at. The issue is I'm somewhat clueless about IT in general, so I'm concerned an offer I've received for a Dell PowerEdge T430 server which I've pasted below is a rip off. The price I've been quoted is $4020,10.

Here are the specs:
"Server Dell PowerEdge T430 8B, (1)*Intel Xeon E5-2630v4 Processor (2.2GHz, 10C, 25MB, 8.0GT/s QPI, 85W), 32GB (2x16GB) 2400MHz RDIMM, PERC H330, DVD+/-RW, (2)*1TB SATA 6Gbps 7.2k 3.5" HD Hot Plug (up to 8x3.5"HDD), Broadcom 5720 GbE Dual Port on board, IDRAC8 Ent., (2)*750W, No Rails, 3y NBD"

Any advice would be very much appreciated!

Also if it helps the initial uses of the server would be secure data storage, hosting an email service for 12 staff members, and if possible setting up a hybrid disaster recovery solution, for instance linking the service to a cloud based service like Microsoft Azure.

If anyone out there can suggest a cheaper and viable alternative that would be ace!

Best regards,

James
 

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OK, I did my homework, so is this all I'm gonna need (in addition to safe surfing practices)?OS:....................................... ...........Windows XP Pro (version 5.1) SP3anti-virus:....................................... ..Avast Free 5.0.418firewall:....................................... ......PC Tools Firewall Plus Free 6.0.0.74anti-malware blocker:..........................SpywareBlaste r 4.2anti-malware scanner / removers:..........Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44 freeware....................................... ................SUPERAntiSpyware freeware 4.33.1000clean-up utility:..................................Glary Utilities 2.20.0.831browser:....................................... .....Internet Explorer 8Assuming IE8 is like IE7, here are the security settings I'll use:* Zone: Trusted sites   * Security level for this zone: Medium-high* Zone: Internet   * Security level for this zone: High <-- Medium-high to download^   * Custom Level button :      * ActiveX controls and plug-ins:         * Download signed ActiveX controls??????????????????????..Prompt         * Download unsigned ActiveX controls????????????????.????..Disable         * Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting?..Disable         * Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins????????????????....?????Enable   ... Read more

Answer:Is this enough to keep me reasonable safe?

You're fine.

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Hey all,

I've been running my system under full load for twenty minutes.

I've got RMClock, CPU-Z and ATITool open to monitor, and I'm also using Orthos to stress my RAM and my CPU.

Temperatures:

LeadTek 7950GT TDH 256MB -- 90 degrees
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz -- 48 degrees [won't let me overclock yet, it's running at stock speeds with a Zalman heatsink].
Transcend 1066 2 x 1GB -- 64 degrees

These temperatures seem all right for twenty minutes of full load? I'm scrambling to find a VGA heatsink at a local store, but I've been told a graphics card of this power can safely handle temperatures of up to 100 degrees.

Charles
 

Answer:Temperatures Reasonable?

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I put a bios password on my harddrive and it isn't accepting it and it accepts the hdd user password and they the same password...now my hdd Is saying frozen in the bios...I have my dead family member pics on there and music...I can prove it's my harddrive please someone help...I can't erase my stuff off...I also bought a external hard drive case so I can back up my data. I will be off work.....thanks and God blessedited by moderator: Removed phone #

Answer:can someone please help me...I will gladly pay reasonable

No money or phone numbers needed, I'm in Australia.How To Remove, Clear, Reveal, Unlock or Reset BIOS Security Passwordhttps://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-...

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Good Afternoon, Gentlemen,
I am sorely, at least I think so, of the sound advice that you hand out, on a very regular basis.
I have had an Acer Aspire One 722-C62kk with an 11.6” screen and 4GB for a couple of years. And it has done – and is doing – the job I wanted it to do; namely to take on holidays with us so we can keep in touch with friends whilst on the holiday. But we are just back from 2 weeks in Lanzarote and I must admit that I have found it s-l-o-w. I do not know anything about chips and, therefore, would be very grateful if someone could recommend a notebook with a faster chip in it. This is where I will probably annoy some of you: I would like one that is 5 to 10 times faster!! Also I am not looking for a new notebook – these all seem to come with Windows 10 which I do not like – but a second hand one with Windows 7 preferably 64Bit Home Premium or similar with USB 3.0 port(s). I am quite willing to go to £100, but for a good one am willing to stretch up to £200. If a company that trades in second hand notebooks has options and any of you know a reasonably reliable one that would also be helpful.
I know I am being picky, but at my time of life I am getting more and more specific and that is why I am asking you gentlemen.
Any and all – no matter how rude – replies will be very gratefully received.

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OK, I did my homework, so is this all I'm gonna need (in addition to safe surfing)?

OS: Windows XP Pro (version 5.1) SP3
anti-virus: Avast Free 5.0.418
firewall: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free 6.0.0.74
anti-malware blocker: SpywareBlaster 4.2
anti-malware scanner / removers: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44 freeware
SUPERAntiSpyware freeware 4.33.1000
clean-up utility: Glary Utilities 2.20.0.831
browser: Internet Explorer 8

Assuming IE8 is like IE7, here are the security settings I'll use:

Trusted sites security level: Medium-high
Internet security level: High <-- Medium-high to download^

ActiveX controls and plug-ins:
* Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
* Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disable
* Initialize & script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disable
* Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Enable
* Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting: Enable

Miscellaneous:
* Installation of desktop items: Prompt
* Launching programs and files in an IFRAME: Prompt
* Navigate sub-frames across different domains: Prompt

^ For some reason, IE7 requires me to do this even at a Trusted Site and even with:
1. "require server verification..." unselected, and
2. Security level for Trusted sites zone set at Medium-high.

And if my NetGear WGR614v6 wire... Read more

Answer:Is this enough to keep me reasonable safe?

Moved your thread to software considering you are not crying out directly for malware removal
 

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Question: Reasonable prices?

What would be a reasonable price to "reimage" a machine?
(ie wipe off all the trojans/adware/spyware)

Reimage including databackup and a reinstall of the os and drivers.

Data backup being a loose sense of the term and including just music, photos, documents, email, and favorites, and just to be nice also throwing on a few apps that are essential...itunes, aim, firefox, spybot,antivirus of choice.

I know geek squad's prices...and they are...about on par I'd say for the amount of time it takes to do all of the above but what do you guys think?
 

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I keep hearing people who have fairly modern PC's (although perhaps lacking a good graphics card) talking about buying a PS3. I would like to tell them that they should really consider spending $200 to $250 for a new video card and using their PC to play games thereby saving themselves the much larger cost of a PS3.

Is this reasonable advice? If they were to upgrade an Intel P4 (3.2 MHz with adequate memory, hard drive, sound quality, etc.) by buying a fairly good quality video card, would that put the machine into a comparable quality such that it would run most games available for the PC such that it would compare fairly well to those same games running on the PS3?

It doesn't have to be extremely high quality. I'd just like to know if it would be reasonably accurate to say that upgrading a fairly modern PC (with a P4 CPU - not a Celeron) with a good quality video card would put it into roughly the same level of performance for playing games as the PS3.
 

Answer:Would you consider this advice to be reasonable?

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Do you think it`s possible?My friends mother is asking me if i can get a PC with the usual extras (ie modem, keyboard, mouse, speakers etc) with reasonably good graphics, cd re-writer, dvd rom, 17" monitor & printer....I`ve been looking but I don`t seem to get [email protected] the moment I`m trying to build another very basic computer for my wifes friend....(she only wants to pay 150---no monitor) & that`s been hard enough.Thank you in advance for any feedback

Answer:Looking for reasonable PC with extras around £400

NO WAY

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I realize that this is a bit of a vague question as it depends on so many things, I would just like a guideline.Pent4 2g/768mem/XPpro/quite a few progs run on startup.How long from pressing the restart to up and running again?Any comments pleaseRay

Answer:What is a reasonable restart time?

About 2 minutes in total here. Four users.If the PC hasn't been shut down or restarted for several days, it takes more time for Windows to shut down all running processes.Once Windows has actually shut down all processes, it takes about 45 seconds for it to go through the restart/boot-up before getting back to the Welcome screen.

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This is NOT a serious problem, just more of an annoyance which is intriguing me.
With 4gb ram, a reasonable dual processor and graphics card, one would expect a reasonably good performance whatever the case.
My automatic startup consists of just Avast AV, Java, and Malwarebytes although l also get additional icons on the taskbar for the Network and Sharing Center and Action Center.
I use Firefox as my main browser.
I also use SuperAntiSpyware, CCleaner, and Defraggler reasonably frequently, so l know that my system is clear of any junk, malware, spyware, and that no viruses are present.
I fire the system up in the morning, bring up Firefox and all is fine, and reasonably quick.
Do a fair amount of downloading using the MiPony download manager to access rapidshare files, but with my crap connection, the max download speed seems to hover around the 280kbs mark.
I may also have two FF sessions on the go, as well as the downloading, so whatever l do after that seems to really slow the system down.
I have even run ConvertX at the same time as all of the above and the system came to a near grinding halt.
Now l know that all of the above are processor/ram hungry but surely with my specs the computer should more than cope?
Maybe l'm missing something obvious or my dual processor system just cannot cope with more than two ram hungry programs running at the same time.
Has anyone got any ideas or do l just have to live with it.

Answer:Any way of speeding up a pc with reasonable specs?

Hello Willy,

You could pick and choose between the options in the tutorial below to try and speed up the performance of your system some.

Optimize Windows 7

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I'm getting about 40 min. running time from my Vaio laptop with NO energy saving features enabled, and frequent HD access. Is this about what you'd expect?
 

Answer:reasonable battery capacity?

It sound kind of short are old is your battery if more then 2 years it's time for a change.....
 

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Hello Everyone, I have a compaq 5wv-280 machine that has an AMD Athlon 900mhz processor in it. I'am able to go as high as a 1.4gig athlon thunderbird processor. My machine has 200mhz (FSB) I see that this processor is pretty expensive yet. Can anyone tell me where i can save a few dollars on one of these? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, E J FITZ
 

Answer:Looking for a reasonable place to buy a processor.

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I subscribe to Norton 360 but have got the trojan Antivirus XP 2008 with its annoying porn popups and messages. Via the chat facility, Norton advisors have removed part of the problem remotely but the popups have come back and other irritations, like slow running remain.They have now escalated my call to their virus specialist and want to charge me 70 for a detailed consultation plus check of the PC and clean up. Am I being reasonable thinking that Norton 360 should have stopped the trojan in the first place and it's a bit much having to pay them to clean up. The adviser was quite aggressive saying that I should have this done straight away otherwise I might spread the virus on the internet and my ISP will cut me off.I'd be grateful for views on Norton's stance.

Answer:Antivirus XP & Norton 360 - Reasonable?

Do a quick Google for "Antivirus XP 2008", have a look at the first hit from bleepingcomputer, should be able to sort it yourself.Google is your friend.

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A long tale of woe that ends with some questions. Please bare with me in the background explanation.

For over a year I've been having occasional flurries of crashes, hangs and (rarely) BSODs. Months would go by with no problem, then dozens of crashes or hangs in a week. The event logs and rare dumps have not been helpful. People here said it sounded like hardware problem, but no diagnostics I ran could find a problem.

I took it to a pc repair shop which could find no hardware problem (and of course it would not crash or hang for them). The suggested (as did people on this forum) that it probably was ZoneAlarm Internet Security. They installed the Kaspersky Internet Security product (for a fee, of course) and said that should fix the problems. 2 days later it froze 3 times and did automatic reboots 5 times.

I took it back. It still wouldn't crash or hang for them. They said Windows probably needed to be reinstalled - that my update from Win7 Home to Pro corrupted something. Rather than mess up the installation again I asked them to do it (for a fee, of course).

During their attempts to reinstall Windows it started crashing for them. They succeeded on their 3rd attempt, ran some more tests, checked the configuration, and found problems with the ram. They said ram I had was incompatible with the mother board and buggy, but the problems could not be detected by the diagnostics. They also said they had to reinstall Windows a 4th time because the 3rd reinstallation ... Read more

Answer:Reasonable explanation for crashes?

OCZ is high quality, but it is also one of the least compatible memories on the market (meaning it works properly with the fewest hardware configurations)
I use it personally and have for years with no complaint. ...and certainly without the problems you describe, though I always verify the motherboard/ram compatibility before I purchase a motherboard.

If the ram is actually bad it can cause any number of seemingly unrelated problems and errors. Since basically everything processes through the ram and it can be only one stick or one specific memory address on a stick that actually causes the problem. It's possible this bad address can go for months without being used until a specific set of circumstances pops up.

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I have scanned this site with no results plus tried putting ISP/costs/availabilty in Google to no avail. Can someone suggest an ISP for my daughter who wants one to use from say 8pm to 8am? As she can only access it at these times a 24/7 supply is not wanted. Broadband is not an option because of the cost.

Answer:Reliable ISP at a reasonable cost.

Hi.How about Freeserve Pay As You Go? click here

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I have four rather old HDDs that are either not recognized by the system or that cause computer shut down when connected.

Is it reasonable to attempt to repair these? It is my understanding that the majority of all HDD failures are electrical and not mechanical. If this is true, then I would conclude that most problems are caused by the replaceable control board on the HD.

BTW I have a circuit board on order to attempt the repair of a 250GByte Seagate HD (a Barracuda 7200.10).

This HD seems to be an ideal candidate for home repair because it immediately shuts down the computer when power is applied. There is a direct short from the HDs' 5 volt input pin to ground. That short circuit exists even when the board is removed from the HD.

Obtaining an exact replacement seems to be the trick. I 'think' I have done that.
 

Answer:Is It Reasonable/Sensible to Attempt to Repair a HDD

It's not as simple as replacing the PCB on most modern drives, you may also have to move the original ROM chip or firmware that contains the specific drive parameters to the new PCB. Unlike older drives, new drives are all slightly different and unique. With the 7200.10 a PCB swap may work because its an older drive.
 

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-PROBOO...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-250-G1...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
 

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Noticed today that switches with 10 GbE ports are starting to become quite low in price on eBay. Is this a sign that the price is finally starting to move or are these switches junk, lacking features or not usable to attach a server or two and start playing with the speeds?

I'm mostly seeing HP 2900's but there are others too.

edit: maybe there are just rear stacking ports? The fronts must just be sfp 1 GbE?
 

Answer:10 GbE starting to become reasonable for home?

ProCurve 2900s have normal gig ports for connecting to clients.
 

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A four month old mid-range factory built computer.Functions exactly as it should, but ignoring the sound advice "If it aint broke don't fix it" i would like it to sound less like a collection of busy fans, which it has!I am prepared to spend some more and replace the PSU, CPU's fan and even the case fan.The video card fan seems blameless, stalling for one moment doesn't change the rushing noise.The PSU is probably the most justifiable replacement. It is a bog standard ATX of 300w.I wonder if click here will do the trick. (5th down the list) the 435W job)?The case fan is a standard affair drawing warm air and pushing it out of the back. It is possibly an 8cm fan (approx 7cm between screws) and draws its power from the mobo.Probably not contributing much windrush but suggestions welcome?The CPU fan sits naked on a sort of 4 legged gantry over a very elaborate dome of fine fins and Intel trade mark. Doesn't seem responsible for much noise, but again, any comments.

Answer:In the name of silence or reasonable quiet

are you positive it aint the graphics cooler as mines noisy as hell! you could always invest in some heat pipes that will cut out most of the noise!

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Is this a reasonable graphics card?

ATI RADEON 9800 Pro 256Mb AGP

It will be used with a Gigabyte 8VM800PMD-775 mobo

on a 2.8ghz celeron with 1gb Ram, 200gb hdd

regards,

Korrupt
 

Answer:Is this a reasonable graphics card?

How much does it cost?
I recommend a 6600GT video card. It should costly almost the same, and you get a lot more performance.

The two bad things are these:

a) You must have a good, quality 300-350 power supply, from a good, well-known manufacturer, with at least 20 A on the 12V rail, in order to have a stable computer.

b) The performance of a 9800 PRO or a 6600GT will be limited by your current CPU (is it a Celeron D or a Celeron?).

Good luck!
 

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Some folks may have read my other thread... About a Dell laptop that needs $1,000 of repairs 25 months after purchase.MOST products, you would expect to last at least five years before wearing out - washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, should last even longer, and they take serious abuse!... A quick inventory of my house has The same EQ I bought in 9th grade (I won't say how old it is, ahem, but it was Made in USA, and "Tattoo You" and "Moving Pictures" were the new albums I played on it!) A VCR I bought in 1994, playing through A TV I bought in 1990 Guitar amp bought in 1979 Now, I understand that technology becomes obsolete pretty quickly, but really... How long should the hardware last? I had a cassette player go bad after 12+ years - it was a bummer, but 12 years seems reasonable.So, I'd like to open up this question:[size=16]HOW LONG should a piece of computer hardware REASONABLY last?[/size]

Answer:Reasonable Obsolescence - A Survey

Well, that depend on how well made it was... If you got a "cheepie" laptop, then usually, you get what you pay for...[glb]Flame[/glb]

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This morning yet again I found it impossible to open my Broadband although eventually it staggered into life sufficiently for me to open a Broadband Speed check wherein I obtained 55.27 Download and 9 Upload.
Could someone please tell me if that is a good, bad or indifferent speed?
I contacted my Broadband supplier and the system is at the moment great.

Answer:What is a reasonable Broadband speed?

Sorta depends on what you're paying for. Faster than anything I get

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My wireless router does not seem to be working for Internet connectivty despite many reboots. It's (Netgear fm114p) been in use for less about 10 months. The only thing I can think of is I had some wiring work done to an electrical outlet. Since then, it started requiring power reboots during the day (due to losing a signal); then within the week (yesterday), the lights are not working correctly.

Thanks
 

Answer:What's the Reasonable Life of a Wireless Router?

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Ok, I am basically new here and have a system I built in the middle of 2007. I am trying to see if it is viable to upgrade any of the components to make it a little more competitive for the rest of this year, but I don't know that there is much I can do with it without buying multiple components.

I have:

MSI AM2 Athlon 64/X2, PC6400 mem. capable motherboard
4600+ Athlon X2
NVIDIA 9600GT 512mb
2 gb PC6400 DDR2

I am currently running 64 bit Windows 7, and despite 2gb of memory it runs well.

Basically, I don't know if there is much that can be done with this. It's kind of stuck where it is. I could get a little faster dual core X2 processor, but I don't know that it would make much of a difference. Obviously a quad core CPU would require a new motherboard and CPU, so might as well do that with a whole new computer build. I could upgrade to 4gb of dual channel memory, but I don't know that games/programs would utilize it enough to be worth it. Video card wise, I have a 19" 1280 x 1024 monitor, so I whether or not a better video card would get a huge difference in framerate at that resolution I'm not sure.

I am primarily looking at this in regards to games like Bioshock 2, etc. coming out this year. I would just like to run those newer games a little better for this year until I anticipate building a new system in 2011. I have heard a lot of people say that 4gb of memory isn't totally used by most applications yet. I have heard that un... Read more

Answer:Possible reasonable upgrades for my 2 year old system?

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Hello all,

Just wondering whether any of you guys out there can recommend a reasonable free text editor for Windows for knocking out some Perl in - I just dislike Notepad for this kind of thing...
Im sure there are loads but just wanted some recommendations...

Cheers
 

Answer:Reasonable Free Text Editor

and I only know this because I'm stuck having to learn this horrible language this quarter.
http://open-perl-ide.sourceforge.net/
 

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I have a very annoying issue wherein the small rubber V-shaped or triangular pegs attached to the base of the extended battery of my U150 have come off; so now the laptop wobbles when I type. I've called the service center (Philippines not India), they were very nice and courteous, but had no replacement part number so they cannot replace the part even if I am under warranty! How ridiculous is that?!?!  It would be so easy to mail me a pair of pegs and I would simply superglue it on the base.  What they offered is even more absurd!  They want me to give them a $90+ deposit to send them my whole battery pack (that is working just fine) which they are willing to replace in order to get the new legs on it.  We're talking about a pair of pegs worth no more that 25-US-cents!!!  Does anyone have any solutions? Or is there some other mystical resource to get these rubber pegs replaced? This issue has been going on for two months, and Lenovo has not replied, emailed, nor called as promised by the customer service receptionist who said they would refer my claim to Lenovo.

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Currently I am unemployed and so when I found out that my PC broke (this is a friend's) I was devastated to realize that Windows XP (Pro or HE) both range around $100 for the standard full edition. I am currently running it off of Bart PE but that isn't much help because I can't even view pics or access the internet. My other friend told me however that you can get Windows XP as cheap as $70 for the stripped down, "No Manual, No Colorful Box," edition. Problem is... I can't find this mythical store/site. Is he bluffing or does this place exist (and where?) Thanks heaps
 

Answer:I need a complete XP Reinstallation... at a reasonable cost

I found it for $89.99 at: http://www.ztechsoftware.com/servlet/the-61/Microsoft-Windows-XP-Home/Detail
 

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i have been told 1155 is going away, but i was told that just under a year ago and its not proving to be true. i just came into a little extra money, and am considering the best mother board i could get my hands on for 1155.

this is what i am looking at. and im hoping to get some suggestions and hopfuly hear from someone who has it-
Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Answer:help picking the best reasonable 1155 mobo available

Eventually, all sockets go away, but I haven't heard anything particular about 1155. Are you mistaking that for 1156, which is about gone?

As long as you have a good brand and a little bit of luck, I'd just shop on the basis of desire features and price/support.

What does "best" mean in this context?

That particular board is certainly more than you need for most purposes and would be a waste of money for a typical installation. But you may need each and every one of its features. I don't know.

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This is after being on for over 12 hours, mostly idle.

Meant Q6600
 

Answer:Is my e6600 running at a reasonable temp?

After 20 minutes of playing a game:


Should I re-seat my CPU, maybe get a new heatsink fan?
 

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I have Comcast cable. The Motorola Surfboard modem is connected to my desktop via Ethernet cable. I occasionally have to work with friend's laptops, and need to connect to the Web wirelessly, so am considering getting a wireless router. Trouble is, I can't find much info on the Web that tells me what I need, and prices go from $25 to $1200. I figure I only need something very simple, since I have no home network or multiple computers throughout the house.

So, can anyone recommend a good and relatively inexpensive router? Review in PC World liked the Belkin N, but have no idea if that's suitable or overkill or what.
 

Answer:Best reasonable cost wireless routers

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My nephew suggested recently that I buy some extra memory for my Dell Dimensiion 8250 computer, which is a couple of years old. Knowing that I have Rambus RD-RAM, he searched the Net and told me RD-RAM was both harder to find and more expensive than he expected.

He went to PrimeWatch and found only two websites which had RD-RAM available. Then he went to eBay and told me I could pay $400 for 1G of CD1066 RD-RAM or $256 for 1G of PC 800 RD-RAM.

I have two slots of 256 RD-RAM -- PC 1066, unless I'm mistaken -- which means I have two open slots. My nephew told me I could fill the two open slots with 512 PC 1066, which would give me 1.5 G total. Or, he said, my PC could hold up to 2 G of PC 800 RD-RAM. (All of this terminology is new to me, but my nephew appears to understand it quite well.)

I remember hearing a while back that the price of memory was dropping rapidly, but my nephew told me that seems to have changed. Is it possible that I could find better prices for RD-RAM than those shown on eBay?
 

Answer:How easy is it to find RD-RAM at a reasonable price?

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I am trying to find a touchscreen monitor that is actually priced reasonably. It needs to be between 10 and 12 inches and the pixel resolution needs to be at least 1024x768.

I can't find any for a fair price. They make all kinds of good ones though... for $250 and up! They can't be THAT expensive since you can buy android tablets for like $150. Even mouser doesn't carry touchscreen LCD panels anymore that have a greater resolution than 640x480.

I have managed to find ONE that has a somewhat reasonable price but it's sold by a shady looking seller. Half of the reviewers didn't receive a working unit and the other half did.

I call ******** on these prices. They don't cost that much to produce. Something like that shouldn't cost more than $100. I'm not willing to spend more than $150 on a touchscreen monitor unless the resolution is 1280x720 or greater and even then I'm not spending more than 175-200.

So where is a place you can buy these from that are priced reasonably? If there are none, can I buy a $100-$150 android tablet just for the LCD panel, take it apart and somehow re wire everything up for use with a PC?

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I believe that I have an on-board graphics card installed on my computer. Previously I was able to use Google Earth, but for some unknown reason I was no longer able to use this programme. Various alternatives was advised via Google help and error messages, but none seem to work.My remaining alternative (according to Google) is to get a 'better' graphics card.Any suggestions for a straight forward replacement. Not into high speed gaming or fancy high capacity 3 D's. Something cheap and simple, with possible links would be ideal.Final question: Is it possible to fit an additional graphics card to on-board system!.

Answer:Cheap and reasonable graphics card

Yes it is possible for you to have additional graphics, you will have to disable your onboard graphics once you have a new graphics card.Do you know what expansion slots you have available so that suggestions for graphics cards can be suited to your needs.

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My other question is how much does it cost to upgrade Vista 32bit to Vista 64bit? My software source (school) only sells the 32bit versions (for hella cheap).

Should I suck it up and get Vista Home 64bit from Newegg for $99 or try to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit (which hopefully would be cheaper)?

Answer:what's a reasonable price for vista home 64?

Buy the 32bit version from your school, and acquire a 64bit disc by other means. Your serial will work on either (Vista/Win7 are both this way).

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My hard drive has crashed and my local computer store was unable to recover any of my files. I was wondering if there is a reasonably priced data recovery company that can recover lost files that the local computer stores might not be able to recover.Thanks

Answer:Is There a reasonable priced data recovery company

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

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Hi guys!!

Okay, my camcorder is a Panasonic GS-150 (I bought it 1 year ago and still not for sure if that was a good purchase or not, but oh well i'm stuck with it now) and I mostly use it to make movies w/friends and family. I write screenplays and direct them, act in them, what not and I'm hoping to finally upgrade to a better video editing software besides Windows Movie Maker. Now, I have no big complaints about WMM, its been very kind to me and user friendly, but I've way over-used all the transitions and video effects they have to offer. Also, my ideal software would have the ability to put a clip on top of a clip. I don't even know if that's possible, but it sounds like a neat idea to me sense I don't have a green screen handy! I am just a meager wanna-be M. Night Shyamalan here My budget is minimal and I'm hoping not to exceed $80.

Any advise, opinions, tips & tricks and what-not is very appreciated!! THANKS GUYS! YOUR AWESOME!

Answer:Best Video Editing Software @ A Reasonable Price

Hi mightyflail.On an $80.00 budget, you won't do much better then Pinnacle Studio Plus 10.5 Titanium.Looks like it's on sale as well.

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I currently have the following set installed:

* AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
* COMODO Firewall Pro

* SpywareBlaster
* SpywareGuard

* HijackThis
Anything I should get in addition? Or get rid of?
Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Recommended programs (freeware) for reasonable safety?

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I have installed Windows 7 on my unit, but Sound Blaster 5.1 Live is not compatible. Any suggestions? Thanks
 

Answer:Reasonable priced Windows 7 sound card

Take a quick look at this post http://nerdfortress.com/2009/06/06/no-sound-get-sound-blaster-live-and-windows-7-to-play-nice/

Sounds like you might be able to download the XP drivers and then right-click and run in compatibility mode using XP SP2 as your choice.

Might be worth a quick try.
 

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What is a reasonable bite rate (i.e. keep as much quality as can be) to convert CD to MP3. My ears are not very musical.

Answer:Reasonable bite rate convert CD to MP3 files?

128kbps at 44kHz is the norm and sounds good enough to my ears.

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Hi, I've planned to buy  a  good LTE WWAN adapter for my T440 recently, but going though many negative opinions on officially supported EM7345  I think it's point less to spend many on it. I really like EM7455 but I am sure I will fall into the problem with "unsupported WWAN card ..."  which I know I can work around, but would prefer a clean solution instead. Is there any good alternative to EM7345 for T440 to get it working out of the box? Ideal would be official BIOS with EM7455 enabled in BIOS whitelist, which I believe is unlikely.             

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Hi,

I need to replace a TP-Link N600 router that is constantly dropping G-wifi. The N seems stable enough but TP-Link customer disservice is working at it's peak. Totally hopeless. I have been trying to get them to to take it back for warranty-repairs and all they keep telling me to do is update the firmware.

I had done that before I even contacted them the first time. I am now using some of their Beta firmware and still no change. I have had it with TP-Link.

So, looking for 4 x Gigabit LAN, G and N wifi at 450 to 600 Gb. An AC-wifi might be nice, but when N is working right, it does all I need. I still need G for my windows phone. {sigh}

I have just tried Zyxel, Edimax and Netgear. Returned them all as the TP-Link when running right had much better power output on both G and N ate distances. Linksys, not even slightly interested in, so what's left? If a Buffalo, I'd want a non-DD-Wrt version. DD-Wrt is great but too time consuming to configure.

Anyone with personal experience of a router they love that doesn't cost a $100+, care to chime in here.

Thanks

Answer:Decent Router at reasonable price? NOT TP-Link

I got a little-known Router from Western Digital [yeah, the hard drive company] over a year and a half ago, cost $60. When I first got it I'd have to turn the Wi-Fi off [switch on the front] about once a week to re-establish it. After about a month I got a firmware update for it and haven't had a problem since. It's been running 24/7 since 9/11 but we had a transformer blow down the road that day and were without power 6AM until about 7PM that day. Didn't help to also have 10" of snow.

I've set up D-Link and Netgear Routers and haven't had call-backs on them yet.

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I essentially skipped Vista completely (bought it with the hardware, installed it, then discarded it) and started with the 7000 beta. Am currently toying with 7077 on a new, 3-week-old monster machine that needs to shift into productive use very soon.

Moving the "Documents and Settings" folder was easy back in XP days. It appears to be a lot more complicated now. However, after a bit of reading, I've come up with the following:
Clean install (in this case, 7077 x64) as user 'username'
Enable 'Administrator' account
Log out of 'username' and log into 'Administrator'
Continue with computer setup using the 'Administrator' account
Delete both the account and files for 'username'
Hack the registry to alter the location for new user accounts
-- [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList]
-- Replace '%SystemDrive%\Users' with 'D:\Users' for the 'ProfilesDirectory' key
Create a new account for 'username' with admin privileges which appears as D:\Users\username\...
Log out of the 'Administrator' account (leaving it active and located in the C:\Users folder)
Log into the new 'username' admin account and go about business as usual.
(There will be four additional non-admin accounts created on this machine -- all of them located in the D:\Users folder.)
My question is: Does this seem a valid approach to separating the Users folder from the system drive? Or, am I setting myself up for problems?

Answer:Moving \Users folder ... Is this a reasonable approach?

Hello Weh,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You might take a look at this
Personal User Shell Folders - Move Location - Vista Forums[11]=File Folder Settings

and this
Relocating your user account to another drive

Gary

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I am using a Laptop with Vodaphone 3 G Data Card to pick up my E-Mails when I am on the road and am finding it very expensive. It is a pay as you go Does anyone have any idea if there are any that are reasonably priced to use? My definition of "very expensive" is 46.50 for a period 12.4.2009 to 28.4.2009.Two examples of my messages are as follows.216.514 KB = 0.4233.167.904 KB = 6.188 I use BT Yahoo ISP when at home.

Answer:Is there a reasonable cost 3G Data Card Service?

I have a Mobile Broadband 'dongle' using pay-as-you-go on the "3" network. A 10 top-up is valid for 30 days and allows up to 1 Gigabyte of data to be transferred. A 15 top-up is valid for 30 days and allows up to 3 Gigabytes of data to be transferred. click here

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I went to SSDs on all of my computers some time back, but I still use WD RE4s and 2.5 inch WD Black HDDs for a variety of backup tasks and for storage in which the data will not be accessed for a period longer than is ideal to use a non-powered SSD for. On my Macs I am using El Capitan with OS X Journeled, GUID map, and FileVault 2 encryption. On my SP3 and desktop I am using NTFS with Win 10 64-bit Pro with BitLocker enabled on both machines. The OS and third party programs are currently up to date.

I've generally used ExFAT and the GPT partition map because it allows me to use it on all of my computers, and I have always used the default cluster size. However, I do not think the default size was the best decision for me because the size on disk is over TWICE the actual size.

If I am correct, the default Win 10 cluster size is 4k, and that going BELOW that is useful for the drives I have many smaller files on. Is this correct? Additionally, the smaller cluster size I go, the slower the drive will write, correct? Also, if so, how low do you advise going? I am still torn between reformatting outright or trying one of the programs that allows changes to a currently in-use drive. Any advice? Thanks!

Answer:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

For the a sector size of 4k to double your disk utilization you'd have to have a really tiny average file size. From your numbers shown the average size if I calculate it correct is 132kb (unless you have 1 massive file and 17,711 tiny ones) so a 4k size will make no difference.

You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.



EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365) and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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I went to SSDs on all of my computers some time back, but I still use WD RE4s and 2.5 inch WD Black HDDs for a variety of backup tasks and for storage in which the data will not be accessed for a period longer than is ideal to use a non-powered SSD for. On my Macs I am using El Capitan with OS X Journeled, GUID map, and FileVault 2 encryption. On my SP3 and desktop I am using NTFS with Win 10 64-bit Pro with BitLocker enabled on both machines. The OS and third party programs are currently up to date.

I've generally used ExFAT and the GPT partition map because it allows me to use it on all of my computers, and I have always used the default cluster size. However, I do not think the default size was the best decision for me because the size on disk is over TWICE the actual size.

If I am correct, the default Win 10 cluster size is 4k, and that going BELOW that is useful for the drives I have many smaller files on. Is this correct? Additionally, the smaller cluster size I go, the slower the drive will write, correct? Also, if so, how low do you advise going? I am still torn between reformatting outright or trying one of the programs that allows changes to a currently in-use drive. Any advice? Thanks!

Answer:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

For the a sector size of 4k to double your disk utilization you'd have to have a really tiny average file size. From your numbers shown the average size if I calculate it correct is 132kb (unless you have 1 massive file and 17,711 tiny ones) so a 4k size will make no difference.

You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.



EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365) and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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My Computer recently broke down to an irreparable level, this could not have come at a worse time since I will be cash strapped for the next 6 or so months. Though I have found an AMD Athlon 3800+ X2 system for sale for only $125AUD. Pretty much a barebones system with XP SP2, I can swap my hard drives and Graphics card to this computer.

The question I'm wondering is, due to my non-experience with AMD, I'm not sure how it will handle compared to my other ancient system.

Main uses for the computer were: Browsing, Photo-editing, Occasional Video-Editing and some light Gaming(Crysis/COD/Oblivion, only with settings set to medium and not planning to purchase any more graphic intensive games) Not sure if this computer will handle them.

Oh and incase this post doesn't already show the specs for my last computer, the basics were.

Pentium D 2.8GHz Processor
320GB Hard Drive
160GB OS Hard Drive
250 Watt PSU (Yes I know, very bad considering the video card)
Asus ATI Radeon 4670
 

Answer:Reasonable cheap upgrade for fried Pentium D system?

Sure, it'd work fine; you'll need to reformat though.
 

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Hi all,
I am on dial up connection now, i pay $20 a month for unlimited use to another internet provider on top of my normal Telstra bill and its been ok as far as $$ & speed for what i have been using it for, but my new computor will have a DVD & CD in it and i would like to be able to sometimes download movies and songs with it and the dialup i think will be far to slow for that type of use.
Its not only that, but when i use the internet on the same line as phone calls, i am missing a lot of calls and others in the house are getting pretty irrritated with me being always on the net.
I am a bit restricted as far as money goes because i am on a diability pension,
so i am looking for a reasonable priced provider that will suit my needs without going to overboard with the prices and will keep the phone clear for all other normal phone calls.
I have been looking at a few differant deals but i see that if you go over a certain amount of m'bytes they get stuck into you for excess, which looks like a bit of a trap to me.
I would even be happy with normal dialup speeds during the day [ when i can get on it] and downloading stuff at off peak times or during the nights.
Or am i asking for to much for to little?
Thanks in advance for any idea's.
Tuby

Answer:Any Aussies know of a reasonable priced cable connection provider

Try Optus ADSL I think they have packages that include your phone and some free local calls. I'm not sure about ADSL but with cable when you exceed your limit they don't charge extra they just limit you to dialup speed.

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Hi,
 
Yes, I have a Window's Vista Toshiba laptop, Service Pack 2.  We have fibre optic service through our local phone company and a router in the house.
 
I have my browsers set to open to https://www.google.com  for the sole purpose of phishing prevention.  If this is not what I think it is, please correct me on this first point.  When I don't have a secure connection, a message pops up saying the connection isn't secure.  I've assumed this was phishing.  Again, is that a correct assumption?  Second, when I have that message appear, often I've disconnected the router and plugged it in later, and for the most part that has 'solved' the connection problems......but, that gets old.  Especially since these issues happen often multiple times a day.  
 
My current security is Microsoft Security Essentials, which I know went obsolete with XP, but is still good with Vista (?).  I also have as a back up, Emisoft Anti-Malware (free) for scanning purposes.  I tried their 'Protection' which is given in the beggining on trial with Security Essentials deleted, but stopped it before it's time trial was up because of how slow it made the computer.  Also, I've tried Malwarebytes Real Time Potection with similar results.  I then used HitmanPro, first on free trial, than after that was over for awhile, I decided to buy into it's annual cost.  HitmanPro, I have found, scare's off the 'phish'er's most of the t... Read more

Answer:Phishing trouble concerns. How do I best prevent them within reasonable costs?

I forgot to add something that happened today.  
 
I was trying to scare the 'phisher' away by using HitmanPro as I've done before, and noticed in the screen where PUP's appear a very very brief message saying something about SUN CLOUD UPLOADING.  Of course, it was so brief, and I wasn't really watching closely anyway, so it may have said something else........I'm just telling what I think I saw.  I tried googling that, and come up with zero.  
 
 

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Greetings,

Right now with the current set of GPOs (like three dozen or so) and configuration it takes approximately 1-3 minutes for users to login. Our old computer system with terminal servers would take 2-3 minutes for users to login, or if about the same time -- there were other issues such as horribly under-specced and overloaded servers with 40 users per terminal server.

With a brand new set of GPOs (about a dozen or less) and OU structure that I carefully made and designed after spending several hours analyzing the existing GPOs and OU structure, it takes on average 16 seconds to login (best being 12 seconds, worst being 22 seconds). This uses VMware View Persona management storing profiles at \\srv-persona1\EXP_Profiles$\%username%. This is currently not being used by our North American environment.

If we use a persistent local profile through VMware View, login time is 2 seconds flat. Our Asian environment of at least 100 users uses this + the brand new set of GPOs and OU structure I created, but without VMware View Persona management (again -- persistent local profile).

At minimum, my supervisor is wanting to get the login time below 10 seconds -- aiming for 2 seconds, while using Persona management. He told me he would like to get rid of all of the GPOs (or as much as possible). I responded saying this is unrealistic and wrong, defeating the purpose of why GPOs as a feature exists and would also result in higher maintenance time and more frequent reprovi... Read more

Answer:Logon times -- what is reasonable for a 300 person remote VDI environment?

I'd shoot for 5 seconds, but 10 seconds is about the limit I'd accept.
 

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My Nokia Lumia 1520 screen got cracked recently, i already visited one Nokia care, they quoted me 21500/-. Please suggest me a good reasonable service centre in Mumbai

Answer:Is there a way to replace my Nokia Lumia 1520 screen for a reasonable price?

i cant suggest you something there since i am from another country but the most inexpensive way is to change it yourself... there are a lot of videos where you can find out how to do it... like this

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