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Fri
24
Mar
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Explained: When to Encrypt your Hard Drive, and When not to

Infopackets Reader Scott writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm thinking of turning on disk encryption for my Windows 10 computer. I've never done this before. Is there anything to be concerned about or to be aware of? " My response: This is a good question. ... The truth of the matter is that if you encrypt your entire C drive using Windows BitLocker or a third party utility, it's going to slow your system down quite a bit. The reason for this is because every single file written to the drive must be encrypted, and then decrypted when read - including your operating system files. Constantly encrypting and ... (view more)

Mon
29
Aug
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How to Fix: Can't Boot from DVD or USB; Can't Install Windows

Infopackets Reader Tom S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have an older Windows Vista machine and I'm trying to upgrade it to a clean install of Windows 7. The problem is that this PC is an all-in-one unit, and the DVD drive is broken; replacing it would ... be extremely difficult. I had a friend of mine convert the Windows 7 installation DVD into a bootable USB thumb drive, but it appears that my system does not support booting from USB. I also tried running the Windows setup.exe file from the thumb drive on my Vista desktop, but I receive a message that 'Windows installation could not be started from ... (view more)

Fri
10
Jun
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How to Fix: Can't Shrink Volume in Windows 7, 8, 10

Infopackets Reader Pat S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am running Windows 7 and I'm trying to shrink my C drive, but Windows won't let me shrink it to the desired size - even though I have tons of free space. I have a 500 GB drive and I'm trying to ... shrink the volume to 250 GB. Whenever I try to shrink the C drive it only lets me shrink 70GB. Can you help? " My response: I have had this problem many times in the past - especially when I am trying to shrink the C drive for my clients so that I can split the drive in half and make a disk image backup onto the second partition. The reason why you can ... (view more)

Mon
18
Apr
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How to: Use Gparted, VMWare to Increase /dev/sda Partition (LVM)

Infopackets Reader Todd G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am using Windows 10 and I have VMWare workstation installed. I have been playing around with a CentOS (Linux) virtual machine for the last few months. When I first created the virtual machine, I ... selected the default size for the operating system which is 8 gigabytes. However, I'd like to create a larger partition because I am running out of space. I am using the Ext4 file system with a logical volume for my primary partition. I tried using gparted to increase the volume size on /dev/sda, but when I rebooted, the 'df -h' command shows that my ... (view more)

Fri
25
Sep
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How to Fix: 'We couldn't update the system reserved partition' Error

Infopackets Reader Vince C. writes: " Dear Dennis, Every time I try to upgrade to Windows 10, I receive an error message stating that 'We couldn't update the system reserved partition'. My Windows 7 is on an SSD (solid state hard drive) with 62.2 GB ... free space. According to the 'Disk Management' utility, my System Reserved partition is 99.9 mb with what looks to be 65 mb free space. How can I increase the size of the System Reserved partition so that I can upgrade to Windows 10? " My response: You can use a partition editing tool to increase the size of the System Reserved partition. That ... (view more)

Mon
17
Jun
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'Partition Saving 4.1', and 'OperaPassView 1.1'

Partition Saving 4.1 Partition Saving is designed to help you save, restore, and copy elements of a storage device. This includes hard disks, floppy disks, etc. This is a great way to back up your most important data and give you access to it in the ... event of an emergency. http://www.partition-saving.com OperaPassView 1.1 This small and simple password recovery tool helps you decrypt the content of the Opera web browser password file and provides you with a list of the websites stored in that file. Other pertinent information is then provided through an accessible interface. http://www.nirsoft ... (view more)

Fri
20
Aug
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'Iconix eMail ID 3.92.3.5', and 'Partition Wizard Home Edition 5.2'

Iconix eMail ID 3.92.3.5 Iconix is an email plugin program that helps you to find, identify and trust email you care about. It works by visually identify messages with an icon that tells you if an email has been verified as coming from that sender ... (and not a spammer, for example). Iconix Mail ID uses industry standard technologies to verify the authenticity of the message, including DKIM, Domain Keys and Sender ID which are backed by companies such as Cisco, Microsoft and Yahoo! Free download. http://www.iconix.com Partition Wizard Home Edition 5.2 MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is a ... (view more)

Tue
08
Jun
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'Mini-Tool Partition Recovery', and 'Hard Drive Eraser'

Mini-Tool Partition Recovery MiniTool Partition Recovery is a Free Partition Recovery Software for Windows. MiniTool Partition Recovery can help recover lost and deleted partitions from most harddrives. Supported are FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS ... and NTFS5 file system. MiniTool Partition Recovery can run under 32/64bit Windows 2000 / XP /Vista / Window 7. http://www.minitool-partitionrecovery.com Hard Drive Eraser Hard Drive Eraser will shred a drive partition beyond any possible recovery. http://www.harddriveeraser.org Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at ... (view more)

Tue
06
Apr
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Xbox 360 to Support Third-Party USB Storage: Rumor

Microsoft appears ready to support third-party USB storage for its Xbox 360 console, says a recent report from Joystiq. The source of the information, a Microsoft engineering document, reveals that support for the Xbox 360 platform would be extended ... later this spring. Xbo 360 Saved Game Data In Your Pocket The purpose of offering third-party USB storage on the Xbox 360 platform is simple: quickly saving and loading game data. Yes, gamers around the world will soon be offered the chance to carry around the saved data of their favorite Xbox 360 games in their pocket. Take it from someone who ... (view more)

Tue
22
Sep
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'DriveImage XML', and 'Partition Find & Mount'

DriveImage XML DriveImage XML is an easy to use program for backing up partitions and logical drives. The image creation tool uses Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" even from drives currently in use. ... Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to process them with third party tools. http://www.runtime.org Partition Find ... (view more)

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