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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)

Thu
12
Apr
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'Self Image', and 'Giga Tribe'

Self Image SelfImage is a hard drive imaging utility for Windows. SelfImage is capable of making an image file of a hard disk or hard disk partition, and can restore an image back to any drive or partition that doesn't have open files. This is ... useful for making backups. Unlike dd for Windows (or cygwin), SelfImage is capable of creating an image of a partition that is currently in use. Go to Downloads section in order to download SelfImage. http://selfimage.excelcia.org/ Giga Tribe Giga Tribe lets you share entire folders with friends in a private peer to peer environment. Share all your ... (view more)

Tue
10
Apr
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'Ezy Start Bar', and 'Image Redirection'

Ezy Start Bar Ezy Start Bar is a faster, more versatile Start Menu replacement for your Desktop. Note: a screenshot of Ezy Start Bar is on the far left lower portion of the screen via the author's web site. http://www.aadconsulting.com/ezystbar.html ... Image Redirection Image Redirection is a free web service that allows you to link to images from other sites without actually "hotlinking," which sometimes prevents an image from being displayed. For more info, visit the author's web site. http://imgred.com/ (view more)

Fri
06
Apr
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Change Image Control Settings: MS PowerPoint

After you insert a picture and have selected it, you can change it from colored to black and white, adjust the contract or alter the brightness of the image. You can use the toolbar or access the dialog box for more control. To use the mouse, follow ... these steps: To change a picture in one of the following ways, click the Image Control button and select one of the options: Automatic - Restores the picture's original colors. Grayscale - Shades of gray. Black and white - Changes your image to pure black and white. Watermark - Converts the picture to preset levels of brightness and color contrast ... (view more)

Wed
27
Sep
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Will Genie Backup Restore My Applications?

Infopackets Reader Paul D. writes: " Dear Infopackets Team, I was impressed by the reviews of Genie Backup that I read through infopackets. However, one thing is unclear: can Genie Backup Manager (GBM) also backup installed programs and ... applications? I ask this because backing up an installed program is not as obvious as just copying over the folder where the program is installed to; it is a well known fact that many programs install to multiple [unknown] locations on a PC, including the system registry. I have Paint Shop Pro 9 and a few other applications I'd like to backup but am worried ... (view more)

Wed
16
Aug
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Backups And Images: What Are They?

I have been getting many questions lately about imaging and backup software. Since so many users have had questions about it, I decided there might be other folks that had similar questions, but were too shy to ask. OK -- so what is Imaging and what ... is Backup Software? Imaging and backup software fulfils very important roles in computer maintenance. However, the need and use for each is very different and that difference will determine which software you will need to support your system. The Backup Typically, a backup creates a 'copy' of any file that is NOT in use. If the file is 'open' and ... (view more)

Thu
08
Jun
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Acronis True Image 9 Not Compatible with Windows 98SE?

Infopackets Reader "JS" writes: " Dear Dennis, Great job with your newsletter! According to a post at WilderSecurity.com, Acronis True Image 9 build 3633 does not run on Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) machines. Acronis has responded to the issue and ... plans to release a fix in the next update. Please advise your Windows 98 readers of this before they download True Image 9. One last thing: I understand that the True Image 9 (TI9) discount expires tomorrow . Can you arrange to have the Acronis 9 discount apply to the version of TI9 which will support 98SE? I would hate to buy something that I can ... (view more)

Sat
27
May
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Acronis True Image 9.0: Discount

In case you missed it: yesterday I announced that Acronis True Image version 9 is on sale through our web site at 20% off the regular price. Furthermore: if you purchased True Image 6, 7, or 8 through our web site previously, you can also grab the ... upgrade to version 9 at 20% off. I also announced that there was a major update to True Image version 9 that allows you to record directly to a DVD Recordable drive without using third-party packet writing software (as with previous versions). RE: Yesterday's Discount Codes Not Working Having said all that: I guess I "jumped the gun" a bit yesterday ... (view more)

Fri
26
May
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Acronis True Image 9.0: Major Update

Infopackets Reader Don S. writes: " Dear Dennis, Last year, I took your advice and downloaded Acronis True Image 8.0. Since then I have updated to version 9.0. This week I just received notice of a new update for version 9.0 that allows me to burn ... my image backups directly to DVD without any third-party packet-writing software. The update is available for free to current registered users. I just wanted to pass on this note. Thanks for all the good stuff you do! " https://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/my/updates/ My response: Thank you, Don, for sending me this email! A handful of users have ... (view more)

Fri
14
Apr
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PhotoFiltre Review

Back in October of last year, I posted a request in the Freeware Revolution's forum . In the message, I asked all the members of the forum to post a mini-review of their favorite freeware program. Here's what Scott Williams, webmaster of Freeware ... Arena , had to say: " Often times many of us can best express ourselves digitally by doing a bit of 'pixel pushing' (image editing/creation) ... there are a plethora of great graphics editing apps available. Originally I was alerted to PhotoFiltre ... a program that really does suit the needs of both the graphics artist of all levels ... Whether ... (view more)

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