backup

Fri
17
Sep
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Reimage Review

Have you ever considered how much of your work and your life is captured and dependent on your computer? That's why it's foolish, generally expensive, and sometimes just plain crazy to continue relying on your computer without some sort of disaster ... recovery plan -- in case the inevitable happens, and your computer becomes unusable. How disruptive would it be, then, if you were without your computer for a day, a week, or even a month? Registry / System Cleaners / Disk Imagers versus Reimage Repair There are many recovery products on the market designed to improve upon your system's speed and ... (view more)

Wed
14
Jul
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'Cobian Backup 10.1.0.789', and 'Google Toolbar 6.5.708.1000'

Cobian Backup 10.1.0.789 Cobian Backup is a multi-threaded program that can be used to schedule and backup your files and directories from their original location to other directories/drives in the same computer or other computer in your network. ... FTP backup is also supported in both directions via download or upload. http://www.educ.umu.se Google Toolbar 6.5.708.1000 Toolbar offers helpful search suggestions as you type in the search box. While most suggestions come from popular Google searches, you'll also see suggestions from your Google bookmarks and your search history. Toolbar even lets ... (view more)

Wed
21
Apr
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Can a PC Virus infect RAM (computer memory) permanently?

Infopackets Reader Ken C. writes: " Dear Dennis, After a virus recently infected my PC, I was forced (once again) to format my hard drive and do a clean installation of Windows. I'm getting better and better at this. My PC is now protected by ... McAfee, supplied by AT&T U-Verse Wireless High-Speed. Aside from an erratic mouse, my PC is operating satisfactory. My question is this: is it possible for a virus to infect memory modules (RAM) of my PC? I ask because a couple of years ago something went amiss, and one of the Dell techies (over the phone) advised me to unplug and then re- ... (view more)

Mon
19
Apr
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'Mirror Backup', and 'Event Log Explorer'

Mirror Backup Mirror is portable backup program and is multi-threaded so it has little to no impact on system resources. Only files and folders that have been added/modified are copied, so disk writes are held to a minimum with the result being a ... much faster backup compared to traditional methods. http://topcat.hypermart.net Event Log Explorer Event Log Explorer is an effective software solution for viewing, monitoring and analyzing events recorded in Security, System, Application and other logs of Microsoft Windows NT / 2000 /XP / 2003 operating systems. Event Log Explorer greatly extends ... (view more)

Fri
02
Apr
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Can I upgrade from Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit?

Infopackets Reader Bob G. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks so much for your excellent, timely newsletter and for informing your readers about Microsoft's decision to extend its Windows 7 Free Trial download . Question: I can't decide if I should ... download the 64-bit version of Windows 7 or the 32-bit version. Is a reformat necessary if I decide to change from 32-bit to 64-bit later? I have not been able to find a definitive answer for this. " My response: Yes, you would need to reinstall Windows 7 if upgrading from Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit. Windows 7 64-bit uses 64-bit software drivers to ... (view more)

Wed
17
Feb
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Move Files from Old (Non-Bootable) Laptop to New Laptop?

Infopackets Reader 'Kapilarora' writes: " Dear Dennis, I own two laptops. One laptop is not booting (I.E.: I can't load Windows on it) and therefore, I can't access my files. The second laptop works fine, and I want to transfer all my data from the ... first laptop to the second laptop. How can I do this? " My Response: There are a number of ways to do this. In short, my suggestion is to get the non-bootable laptop temporarily working (bootable), copy over all your files over to an external harddrive, then copy them back onto the other laptop. This will surely be the fastest method as you won't ... (view more)

Thu
17
Dec
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Windows 7 Upgrade: Top 10 FAQs from Readers

The last weekend before Christmas is vastly approaching, and so too is our super-saver deal on Acronis True Image 2010 at 25% off the retail price. I've received many (many!) questions regarding Upgrading to Windows 7 / using True Image 2010 over ... the past week. I have therefore compiled a Top 10 FAQ frequently asked questions and answers, which I hope will clear up some confusion. That said, I'd like to thank everyone who has purchased True Image 2010. Each purchase goes directly to support our website and staff of writers... and without your support, our website simply would not exist. ... (view more)

Wed
09
Dec
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What files should I backup before migrating to Win7?

Infopackets Reader John B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have read with great interest your recent articles on Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7: Article #1: Upgrading XP to Win7: How to Make the Transition Easy (Using Acronis True Image 2010) ... Article #2: Migrating to Win7: How to Mount Your XP Drive Image (After Win7 is Installed) I understand that migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 requires a fresh install of Windows, which means I will have to re-install all my programs, files, etc. Here are my circumstances: I want to backup my C drive, and it's roughly 320 GB full. The C drive has ... (view more)

Tue
08
Dec
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Migrating to Win7: How to Mount Your XP Drive Image

I've decided to put together step-by-step instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 2010 to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7. I'm doing this for two reasons: 1. We currently have a sale on Acronis True Image on our website at 25% off . The ... proceeds will go directly to support our site. 2. Most folks will have time during the holidays to perform the Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrade . It will take a few days to do because it will require you to do a fresh install of Windows. But before that you need to backup what you have and then be able to access the data later after Windows 7 is ... (view more)

Mon
07
Dec
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Upgrading XP to Win7: How to Make the Transition Easy

Acronis True Image 2010 has recently been released and if you plan to take the plunge to from Windows XP to Windows 7 -- or even Vista to Windows 7, for that matter -- you will definitely want to use this program. From Windows XP to Windows 7: My ... Experience When I moved from XP to Windows 7, I used Acronis True Image no less than 15 times to regain access to my previous Windows installation in order to extract files I simply forgot to backup. In one instance, I used True Image to rescue a configuration file containing 25 email filters I had previously used on my old Windows XP system. I sure ... (view more)

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