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[Windows OS] Version 1604 - RIP Windows 7

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    You're talking about cloning software here, yeah? Acronis makes some pretty good cloning software that can both clone drives and can do basically what Time Machine does on the Mac side. There's also Paragon Utilities, but that gets into the professional side of things.

    If you just want to copy the files in a way that won't fuck with permissions, Explorer++ is real great.

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    htm wrote: »
    I need to back up a Win10 NTFS non-boot drive that has about 1.8TB of data. I am a Mac nerd by trade, and on macOS I'd use a utility to clone the drive to a .dmg image, which would not only capture it exactly as is, it'd also generate a checksum that would ensure future copies remained valid.

    Is there some Windows equivalent of imaging a drive like that? Ideally, I'd like the whole volume captured as-is to one file, with checksumming to insure that the copy is correct.

    For making 1:1 images, I use Clonezilla (https://www.clonezilla.com). It's a live bootable linux-based utility that copies block by block. It also has a way to verify if the image created is restorable. By default, it creates 2GB sized files (so you'd have many files representing the image), but I believe the size is configurable. Not sure you'd want a giant single file for an image anyway, the chance of corruption seems a bit larger than multiple files.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    Do you guys have a favorite file manager? I was tired of not being able to queue copies in regular File Explorer so I've been farting around with Teracopy and Multi Commander. Multi Commander does what I want but some things about the ui irk me.

    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    august wrote: »
    Do you guys have a favorite file manager? I was tired of not being able to queue copies in regular File Explorer so I've been farting around with Teracopy and Multi Commander. Multi Commander does what I want but some things about the ui irk me.

    XTree.

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    august wrote: »
    Do you guys have a favorite file manager? I was tired of not being able to queue copies in regular File Explorer so I've been farting around with Teracopy and Multi Commander. Multi Commander does what I want but some things about the ui irk me.

    Learn the joys of cmd.exe and robocopy

  • BronzeKoopaBronzeKoopa Registered User regular
    Is using Windows 10's built-in "Reset this PC" under the Recovery options good enough when recycling/donating old PCs?

    Have an old asus windows tablet having battery charging issues. Ended up breaking one of the volume buttons when opening it up to reset the battery so now I want to recycle it.

    Want to be sure the tablet's drive is securely wiped before letting it go.

  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited April 28
    Is using Windows 10's built-in "Reset this PC" under the Recovery options good enough when recycling/donating old PCs?

    Have an old asus windows tablet having battery charging issues. Ended up breaking one of the volume buttons when opening it up to reset the battery so now I want to recycle it.

    Want to be sure the tablet's drive is securely wiped before letting it go.

    I could be wrong but I doubt Reset this PC does anything to prevent data recovery if you're worried about that.

    I'd probably use dban (you would need a usb drive and I'm guessing an external keyboard) or (if your tablet is actually user-serviceable) I'd just open it up and take out the hard drive.

    august on
    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    Hey, folks, I'm flailing around for some help on this minor annoyance that's driving me nuts. Two of my windows keyboard shortcuts have stopped working on my work pc (windows 10).

    Windows key (WK) +shift+left (or right) arrow. Moving the active window to another monitor. Totally stopped working.

    Stuff I've tried to check/ troubleshoot:
    Each of the individual keys works just fine.
    Sticky keys are off.

    Other combinations that still work:
    WK+up
    WK+down
    Any other shortcut with the windows key that I can find.
    Shift still works with things like alt+tab.
    Works on my coworker's PC (he was happy to learn the new combo, at least).

    Reboot didn't fix it either. Who knows maybe the next one will.

    So I'm left thinking it's somehow an issue with the system recognizing that I have multiple monitors? (I have three). Any ideas on wtf happened or other settings to check? Thanks.

  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    I've been wracking my brain on this for a while. If anyone installed recent Windows updates, check the following if your computer won't shut off screens or sleep:
    Power & Sleep Settings > Additional power settings > for current active plan, go to "Change Plan Settings" > Change advanced power settings > USB Settings > USB selective suspend > DISABLE

    I believe that Windows reverts this setting back to "ENABLE" during updates. It was keeping my screens from shutting off and my computer from going into Sleep despite Powercfg info not showing any events that were keeping the system awake.

    Ear3nd1l
  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    I always kill the hiberfile anyway. Hibernate gives no real benefit anymore with how fast SSDs are.

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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    edited May 6
    Bobble wrote: »
    Hey, folks, I'm flailing around for some help on this minor annoyance that's driving me nuts. Two of my windows keyboard shortcuts have stopped working on my work pc (windows 10).

    Windows key (WK) +shift+left (or right) arrow. Moving the active window to another monitor. Totally stopped working.

    *snip*

    Just to be that good internet citizen that follows up after I found the solution on my own: For some reason the "snap windows" option in Multitasking got disabled, and for some reason that will disable these shortcuts.

    Bobble on
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