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Mon
10
Apr
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How to Fix: Can't Convert Image to VHD: 'The vhd file could not be created or written to'

Infopackets Reader Steve P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to convert my Macrium Reflect disk image backup into a virtual machine by using the 'Macrium ImgtoVHD' utility. The problem is that ImgtoVHD aborts every time, telling me ' The vhd file ... could not be created or written to '. The backup I'm trying to convert is from an old machine which died and I really need to get this working so I can export data from a program. Can you please help? " My response: I have had this problem before and the solution (in a nutshell) is to create a blank virtual machine, then restore the backup onto the ... (view more)

Mon
21
Sep
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7 Ways to Repair or 'Factory Reset' Windows 10

Infopackets Reader Gail N. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have two HP laptops: one that came with Windows 7 and the other with Windows 8. I have already upgraded both laptops to Windows 10 using the 'get Windows 10 app' via the desktop. My question is: ... what happens if Windows 10 fails and I need to factory restore my laptop? Will I get back Windows 10 or will it reload the original operating system (Windows 7 or 8)? I ask because both my HP laptops have a 'factory restore' partition which I can access by pressing F11 on my keyboard during bootup. Also, is there any way to fix my laptop without ... (view more)

Fri
15
May
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How to 'Test Restore' Acronis True Image Backup

Infopackets Reader Richard W. writes: " Dear Dennis, I took your advice and purchased Acronis True Image to backup my computer's hard drive (using disk image backups). My question is: how can I be sure the disk image backups are not corrupt and will ... properly restore, if and when I need to do a restore? What is the best way to do a test restore of a disk image backup? " My response: You are not the only person to ask me how to restore a disk image backup -- and it's an excellent question to ask. The simple answer is that you need to run through the entire process of a restore ... (view more)

Thu
05
Sep
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'Restore Point Creator 1.3.22', and 'Blank And Secure 3.74'

Restore Point Creator 1.3.22 Restore Point Creator helps you easily and efficiently create custom restore points on your computer. Once you've set up this program you won't ever have to worry about mindlessly searching through Windows menus to ... create a restore point. http://www.toms-world.org Blank And Secure 3.74 Delete your data once and for all with Blank and Secure. This program uses a radical process for deleting data that involves overwriting information with zeros prior to deletion. This makes it impossible for deleted data to be restored. http://www.softwareok.com This freeware ... (view more)

Wed
14
Dec
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'System Restore Explorer 0.0.5 Beta', and 'Foxit Reader 5.1.3.1201'

System Restore Explorer 0.0.5 Beta System Restore Explorer is a tool which allows you to browse system restore points on your computer and select individual ones for deletion, which is helpful for freeing up disk space. It also allows you to mount ... the contents of a restore point into a folder so you can browse and copy individual files, without the need to perform a full system restore. http://nicbedford.co.uk Foxit Reader 5.1.3.1201 The Foxit Reader is a small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file. Unlike other free PDF readers, Foxit ... (view more)

Wed
03
Nov
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Acronis True Image 2011 Review

Since 2004, Infopackets.com has recommended Acronis True Image to its readers as -the- ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft Windows. There are many new exciting changes to discuss with True Image 2011, but first, let's start ... with the basics. What Exactly is Acronis True Image? To put it in simple terms, Acronis True Image is a backup program on steroids. In order to explain how it's different compared to other run-of-the-mill simple backup programs, let me explain what True Image does. With simple backup programs, you can only archive your files onto another ... (view more)

Wed
21
Jul
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'Free Sound Recorder 2010 9.0.1', and 'System Restore Manager'

Free Sound Recorder 2010 9.0.1 Free Sound Recorder is a perfect audio recorder to record your own voice, music or any other sound by working directly with your sound card. It supports the record input/source from a microphone, streaming audio from ... the Internet, external input devices (e.g. CDs, LP, music cassettes, phone line etc.) as well as other applications like Winamp, Media Player, etc. With built-in advanced audio record engine, the recorder produces high quality recordings. http://www.sound-recorder.biz System Restore Manager System Restore Manager is a freeware portable utility which ... (view more)

Thu
03
Jun
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'Reboot System Restore', and 'PenyuLocker'

Reboot System Restore If System Restore is failing to restore your system, it could mean that your restore file is infected with malware. By resetting the system restore, you should be able to start fresh. http://www.pcworld.com PenyuLocker With ... PenyuLocker, you can lock or unlock any folder with a given password. This will prevent an unauthorized person from having access to any sensitive or confidential information on your computer. http://www.penyuradius.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City, in partnership with Infopackets.com. ... (view more)

Tue
09
Mar
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'Cache Sort', and 'Restore Files in Windows 7'

Cache Sort Automatically move files from Internet Explorer's cache into folders based on the files extensions. It's a very handy tool for storing movies and other files downloaded from the Internet, as well as running a program when a new file is ... found. http://www.donationcoder.com Restore Files in Windows 7 Have you ever accidently deleted a file, or removed a crucial part of a document only to realize it no longer makes sense? Windows 7 is smart enough to protect you from yourself, and here we'll see how you can restore files in any edition of Windows 7. http://www.howtogeek.com Today's ... (view more)

Thu
28
Jan
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'Input Director', and 'Quick Restore Maker'

Input Director Input Director is a Windows application that lets you control multiple Windows systems using the keyboard and mouse attached to one computer. It is designed for folks who have two (or more) computers set up at home and find themselves ... regularly moving from one system to the other. http://www.inputdirector.com Quick Restore Maker Create a Restore Point with a single click in Windows with Quick Restore Maker. Normally, to create a system restore point, you have to open the System Protection box and then open the System Restore utility (rstrui.exe) to create a restore point. Quick ... (view more)

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