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Thu
10
Dec
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Fresh Install of Win7: Importing Old Settings

This article is for users that want to move from an older copy of Windows to a fresh / new install of Win7 and who want to re-inject / maintain their old programs and settings without having to reconfigure everything manually. This article is a ... continuation of a series of other articles on Migrating to Windows 7. As such, I will assume that you have already used Acronis True Image 2010 to make a complete backup of your old Windows XP system , you have mounted the image as a virtual drive , and you are now ready to proceed with the reinstallation of your programs. Note that True Image is ... (view more)

Thu
08
Oct
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'Clonezilla', and 'Style Folder'

Clonezilla You're probably familiar with the popular proprietary commercial package Norton Ghost, and its OpenSource counterpart, Partition Image. The problem with these software packages is that it takes a lot of time to massively clone systems to ... many computers. You've probably also heard of Symantec's solution to this problem, Symantec Ghost Corporate Edition with multicasting. Well, now there is an OpenSource clone system (OCS) solution called Clonezilla with unicasting and multicasting! Clonezilla, based on DRBL, Partition Image, ntfsclone, partclone, and udpcast, allows you to do bare ... (view more)

Tue
18
Aug
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Incremental Backup: Which files to Keep, or Delete?

Infopackets Reader Jim 'jhg' writes: " Dear Dennis, I am using Acronis True Image [to backup my operating system and personal files] -- great product. I did a full backup and it worked like a charm. I also did five incremental backups. Question: ... should I delete incremental backup numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and save the fifth, or do I save all of them? " Reminder: we have a 50% sale on Disk Director Suite available through Infopackets.com which expires on August 31st, 2009. Also offered is Acronis True Image at 15% off . Click the respective link for more detail. My Response: To quickly answer your ... (view more)

Wed
18
Feb
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'Folder Checker', and 'Wssecure Application Monitor'

Folder Checker Folder Checker can be used to monitor changes inside specified folders. The program will alert when files are added, deleted, or modified in these folders, acting like a flashing red light if a remote hacker was to take control of ... your system. http://bapuli.reflectionsindia.org Wssecure Application Monitor Wssecure is a security program that can be used to detect unknown viruses and spyware. It allows the power user to trust the system executables initially and alerts when new programs are run or when existing programs are modified. http://bapuli.reflectionsindia.org Today's ... (view more)

Thu
12
Feb
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Print a Calendar in MS Outlook

One of the things you can do in Microsoft Outlook is print a blank calendar. This can be useful for taking notes in a meeting or other office functions. Personally, I print a blank calendar each month for my students so they can keep track of what ... they have going on for the month. You can quickly print a blank calendar in Outlook using the steps below: Within Outlook, click the File menu, point to New, and click Folder. Type in a name for the folder. Click Calendar Items from the Folder contains list. Click Calendar under Select where to place the folder. Click OK. Highlight your new folder ... (view more)

Wed
04
Feb
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'Flashrom', and 'Folder Guide'

Flashrom Flashrom is a utility which can be used to detect, read, erase, or write BIOS chips (DIP, PLCC, SPI). In general, it is very likely that flashrom works 'out of the box' even if your main board is not listed. http://www.coreboot.org Folder ... Guide Folder Guide is a free, handy utility that provides fast access to your frequently used and favorite folders. It can operate as the part of your context menu in your Windows Explorer. After quick install it will appear in context menus of Windows Explorer and Open/Save dialogs as "Folder Guide" item. With Folder Guide, you no longer ... (view more)

Wed
17
Dec
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'Flash Folder', and 'Disk Heal'

Flash Folder FlashFolder extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows programs. A small toolbar docks onto these dialogs that provides menus for quick access to recently-used folders, favorite folders and ... more. http://zett42.de Disk Heal Disk Heal is a useful tool that fixes common computer problems. Initially, it was a program that fixed disk problems that occur after a virus has been removed, but a host of other, equally exciting features have been added. Click to find out more. http://www.computer-realm.net/ Today's fresh software picks were provided ... (view more)

Wed
29
Oct
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Change File Save Location in MS Word 2007

Word 2007 by default stores your documents in the My Documents folder in Windows XP. If you are using Microsoft Vista, your documents will be stored in the Documents folder. The programmers most likely set this up in this manner so that you would ... always know where to find your files. Believe it or not, I have had users send me an email telling me that they have saved a Word document and have no idea where they have saved it! But, you may wish to store your documents in a different location, such as an external hard drive. If that is the case, you will have to use the File | Save As to ... (view more)

Wed
15
Oct
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Create a Personal Folder in MS Outlook 2007

This is a really simply task and it will help to keep your email organized in Outlook. A personal folder resides on your local drive and not the server, meaning in your office where you have a server, the personal folder will reside on your computer ... that sits in front of you on its hard drive. Follow the steps below to create a personal folder: Click on File | New | Outlook Data File. Select Personal Folders File. Click OK. Your personal folder will now appear in your Outlook Folder List. When you become a member at CarolsCornerOffice.com, you have access to this and many, many more articles ... (view more)

Fri
03
Oct
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'Windows Sound Mixer', and 'Open Target Folder Option'

Windows Sound Mixer This exciting program allows a user to control their Windows volume using a cool skinned interface that supports multiple audio cards, volume, nalance (pan), mute and other audio features. http://www.vegantech.bravehost.com Open ... Target Folder Option At times we need to open the target folder location of a shortcut, right? In Windows Vista you just need to right-click and choose "Open file location", but in-case you're using Windows XP you'll need to try something else altogether. This guide helps you figure out how. http://www.megaleecher.net Today's fresh ... (view more)

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