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Mon
28
Sep
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'Restore Zune Features', and 'Moba Photo'

Restore Zune Features Microsoft has already announced the availability of Zune HD & Zune 4.0, but some of the features are not available for users outside the U.S. and Canada. With the help of this registry hack, non-US/CAN users will be able to ... enable these features. http://www.thewindowsclub.com Moba Photo Create professional-looking photo galleries for your webpage. MobaPhoto also allows you to resize, crop or correct red-eyes on all of your pictures easily. http://www.mobatek.net Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note ... (view more)

Thu
23
Oct
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Acronis True Image 2009 Review

Announcing Acronis True Image Home 2010 It's finally here!!! Acronis True Image Home 2010 takes backup and disaster recovery to an entirely new level of security and reliability. While file-based backups are great for choosing only a few specific ... files and folders to protect, Image-based backups have the ability to take snapshot of your ENTIRE computer -- including ALL your programs AND the Operating System. Acronis makes it as easy as 1-2-3! Imagine never having to waste time fumbling for old installation CDs, having to reinstall a program OR Windows ever again! In the event of a hard drive ... (view more)

Thu
03
Jul
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'Stick', and 'System Restore For Windows Xp'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Stick Stick is a Windows application that assigns tabs to utilities like folder explorers, web browsers and notepads. These tabs attach to the sides of your screen (called ScreenTabs). ScreenTabs are highly customizable tab-shaped windows that lets you access commonly used utilities ... (view more)

Tue
09
Oct
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Red Hot: Acronis True Image 11 Released!

Note: The discount link is currently active but this deal could end at -- literally -- at ANY TIME! When Acronis decides to pull the plug on this promo -- that's it! See below for details. -- Q: What is the most reliable and easy-to-use backup and ... system image suite for MS Windows? A: Acronis True Image! If you've been subscribed to infopackets for any length of time, you've undoubtedly seen a program called Acronis True Image regularly mentioned in our newsletter. Well, have I got some news for you! Today I received a message from Acronis announcing the much anticipated release of True Image ... (view more)

Tue
22
May
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Acronis True Image 10: Review

Have you ever played the game, "What If?" For example: 1. What if your PC crashed and you lost all your data? 2. What if you unsuspectingly downloaded a Spyware-infected program and it proved near impossible to remove -- all the while slamming your ... PC full of pesky popup ads and slowing your computer down to a crawl? 3. What if Windows suddenly stopped working properly and refused to boot? 4. What if you opened a malicious email attachment that installs a nasty virus, worm or keylogger that steals your personal information? The list goes on. The fact is, these are real life scenarios regular ... (view more)

Wed
21
Jun
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Make Your Own Custom System Rescue CD / DVD

Infopackets Reader Don B. writes: " Dear Infopackets Team, I have never made a disk image before. My question is: if I make a complete image backup of my C drive (25Gigabytes large), can I then erase my drive and proceed to restore my image backup? ... Or is disk imaging good only for restoring broken files, but not for doing a complete system restore on a clean drive? I guess I'm a bit confused. What I would like to do is wipe out my hard drive completely, then install Windows XP fresh and all the updates and security software, plus a few program essentials (like MS Office). After doing all of ... (view more)

Tue
19
Apr
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Computer spontaneously reboots during Startup?

Infopackets Reader Lee W. write s: " Dear Dennis, First of all, thanks for your newsletter; it is very helpful, so much so that I thought I would never have to ask a question! But alas, I have dilemma that I can't seem to get past. I'm running ... Windows XP on a custom-built PC. I've had the PC for almost a year now, but within the last five months, whenever I boot up, the machine spontaneously reboots on its own several times before all my programs actually load. Windows XP doesn't actually load until this happens several times, and this happens almost every time. I've kept the PC on all ... (view more)

Wed
23
Mar
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Acronis True Image Review (version 8): In Depth

Continuing on with our in-depth discussions on backup solutions , this article will review Acronis True Image version 8.0. This will be the final article in our 7-part series, stretching back almost 1 month to date: Choosing a Backup Solution: An In ... Depth Look 6 Key Elements for any Backup Strategy Backup Made Easy: A Six Point Guide to Buying Backup Software Genie Backup Manager Review System Restore and similar Registry Reverting utilities -- pointless? The results are in: which Disk Imaging Backup software is best? Acronis True Image Review (version 8): In Depth RE: Disk Imaging software ... (view more)

Tue
22
Mar
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The results are in: which Disk Imaging Backup software is best?

Recall -- Following with our recent theme on " backup software ", I announced last week that I be compiling an in-depth review on a disk imaging software. In a subsequent newsletter, I asked Infopackets Readers to send me their opinions (good or ... bad) on their favorite imaging program. Responses have been strong, with about 60 opinions to date. Based on those opinions, the consensus is that Acronis True Image is ranked as the favorite recommendation, providing best overall feature set and the least amount of bugs and incompatibilities. One other strong point brought to my attention ... (view more)

Tue
01
Mar
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6 Key Elements for any Backup Strategy

Continued from Choosing a Backup Solution: An In Depth Look . As I outlined in my previous article, there are many backup solutions available -- but few that are designed to meet the requirements of virtually every computer user. Therefore, it's ... important to establish your backup strategy ahead of time before choosing the backup solution that is right for you. Whether it's a short term or long term solution, and for home or office use -- here are 6 key elements you can use in formulating your own Backup Strategy: 1. Determine the Frequency of your Backups Most (but not all) backup solutions ... (view more)

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