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  1. #21


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    "get office 2013 its got alot of new features that are pretty nice"

    Well for me Offcie 2010 is FASTER, going from mail to people (example) takes about 2 secs, maybe only 1, but I do not like to wait.

    So although I am a HUGE FAN of Windows 8, which is better then Windows 7 in every way, I do like Office 2013, but MS still has a lot of work here.....

    Windows 8.....if you do not like Metro or the Charms bar (do not understand these names either but you know what I am talking about) give the OS a third dimension. You get extra possibilities XP, Vista, Win 7 cannot ever give.

    This is way I bought the 4 licenses I need for my computers.

    So once installed I will never, ever go back to the previous versions.

    Jeff

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  2. #22


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snipzors View Post
    get office 2013 its got alot of new features that are pretty nice
    Yeah, but it's more money to spend. Especially if you have a Business or Professional version of Office for Outlook. And it's also not available yet outside of MSDN or Technet or Preview.
    I'm still using Office 2003 myself. Runs perfectly fine in the "8" desktop.

    -Max
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    My son is a qualified computer techo, and licenced MS installer, having worked a full year in a national government run Computer Department to train techos with hands on experience with real time problems, not theoreticals. He told me the senior training officer was an ex Microsoft senior techo, and his favorite statement was: "Too hard to trouble shoot ... easier to reload!"
    I don't troubleshoot much these days either. At home, I resort to a system image pretty easily in the event of a problem. At work, I tend to have to investigate a bit on others computers since I don't control their imaging....but whenever it gets hairy, I usually just opt to start over.
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  4. #24


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I don't troubleshoot much these days either. At home, I resort to a system image pretty easily in the event of a problem. At work, I tend to have to investigate a bit on others computers since I don't control their imaging....but whenever it gets hairy, I usually just opt to start over.
    I use Acronis backup and have an activated image of bare bones W7 installation if I want to reload everything from scratch, which I do about every 6 - 8 months. I also have a 2nd image of the OS fully loaded, with all third party programs/apps. I don't keep any of my personal files or data, music, email contacts, etc, on this image. However, I have them all on a 2nd stoarage partition on the main HD.

    In the event of a crash this second image can be reloaded in about 12 - 15 mins on a SSD SATA3 HD. Then I drag/drop all my personal stuff onto the OS from the storage partition. I also keep a backup of the data on an external USB3 HD.

    Great minds think alike, eh! Hee hee!
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  5. #25


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I just restored my paragon image.

    I had mucked up a few things with my constant dabbling (no change there then ).

    4 minutes.

    This new paragon engine is unbelievable.

    I thought I would let it flip into it's own boot time mode this time - saves booting up any kind of recovery .

    It worked perfectly, but I get a slightly uneasy feeling doing it that way.

    Am I wrong - or is that kind of thing not always entirely reliable?

    I have no justification for that suspicion - I have done it a few times without any issues.

    Not sure why I feel like that.

    I think a lot of other imaging programs do something similar - macrium doesn't, Easeus does as I recall - don't know about Acronis.
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  6. #26


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    True Enough


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    My son is a qualified computer techo, and licenced MS installer, having worked a full year in a national government run Computer Department to train techos with hands on experience with real time problems, not theoreticals. He told me the senior training officer was an ex Microsoft senior techo, and his favorite statement was: "Too hard to trouble shoot ... easier to reload!"
    I find that it is almost always faster to re-image my OS, than it is to try to troubleshoot a problem.

    Macrium Reflect only takes ~6 minutes to re-image my OS partition.

    It often takes me ~30 minutes to find the correct information on a problem (using an Internet search).
    Then I have to implement the solution.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 31 Oct 2012 at 20:06. Reason: Spelling
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  7. #27


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    "You know, you blow up one sun and suddenly everyone expects you to walk on water." Colonel Sam Carter.

    Thanks FuturzDreams as soon as I read that at the bottom of your post it brought back the memory of my Avatar.
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  8. #28


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I think a lot of other imaging programs do something similar - macrium doesn't, Easeus does as I recall - don't know about Acronis.
    I've never tried Paragon, but started doing back up images with Norton Ghost. Then SATA came out and Norton wouldn't work with it. So I swtched to NTI, (New Tecchnoloy Industry), but this stopped working with Vista. That's when I switched over to Aconis and have been using it ever since. It's been so reliable I've even stopped validating backup images. And it does it all from backing up files to whole drives, with different modes such as section back up, or whole image. Images can be progressively updated, but the problem with this is you're including any errors in the update. To my way of thiniking, the purpose of a back up image is to provide a set-in-concrete, pristine working copy, with no glitches or infections. I keep my copies of bare bones and fully loaded OS images on my storage partition for easy access in case i need to recover the active partition.

    What's more, images can be created or restrored from the active GUI. However, when restoring it auto shuts down and reboots after loading Acronis in RAM. You can also create a rescus CD which also loads Acronis on RAM at boot up, and you can create/restore equally well from this option.

    Another very handy option is to mount an image so it acts as a normal data file form which you can copy/past, etc. And it can also back up separate items such as email accounts and contacts, favorites, etc. And restore to the original location.

    The beauty of it is, so easy to replace, but does take a bit of practice to sort out which options you want. it also has cloud, but I dont use that.

    The only negative is at the moment it is incompatible with W8, but that should be fixed in an upcoming update.

    Hope this sheds a bit of light. Regards M
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  9. #29


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    Windows 8 is worth it for $40 as an upgrade over windows 7, It's not worth it if one is paying full price for Windows 8 in the future.

    I figure for two $20 bills, you cant go wrong, I actually like Windows 8, wish they had better apps but other than that, nice improvements in speed, content and features.
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  10. #30


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    Windows 8 is worth it for $40 as an upgrade over windows 7, It's not worth it if one is paying full price for Windows 8 in the future.

    I figure for two $20 bills, you cant go wrong, I actually like Windows 8, wish they had better apps but other than that, nice improvements in speed, content and features.
    Got mine for $14.99 since I just bought this laptop a few months ago.

    -Max
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