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Old 07-25-2019, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Last night's Win 10 update

I got a message from Windows saying that pretty soon my version would no longer be supported, and that I must update. Sounded like a big update, and I had visions of Windows being dead after the update. So I tried to do a backup and my computer would not recognize the thumb drive. So I hooked up a different external but my backups software was not working right. After much fiddling, I got the backup done. I think what was happening is Windows had installed some protected files to be ready for the update, and my fiddling focused the backup so much it avoided these files. Anyway, by that time it was very late and I was very tired. So I hit restart and went to sleep without waiting to see what happened.

Well, I didn't lose my computer. And my thumb drive etc is working again. But here's the kicker. The update fixed my broken Cortana, my inconsistent start button, my inability to search, and the dead headset socket. That was a shock. All fixed. Well, except my speaker no longer worked. I could still get sound using external speakers, and I was eventually able to update the driver. So all fixed? Well, good enough to now. The speaker icon on the task bar does nothing when I click it. But so be it. It wouldn't be Windows 10 without at least one broken part.

   
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Only one is an improvement! Hopefully it's all good frome here!

   
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It gets better. This morning the sound icon started working. And I previously forgot to mention that the update fixed the Microsoft store, which in tum allowed the store apps and the Microsoft Office products to work again. I never expected them to fix any of this

   
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andrew: It wouldn't be Windows 10 without at least one broken part.
LOL!!! I'm glad it turned out ok...


What backup/drive image software do you use?



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What backup/drive image software do you use?
I use SyncBackPro

   
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From a quick look (thanks for the link), it looks like it's for backing up data--vs. drive imaging. Do you also image your system/drive(s) and if so, what software do you use--maybe SyncBackPro does drive imaging also?



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SyncBackPro doesn't do imaging. I picked it because it has the ability to store the files as files. Because of that I can easily access them with any file manager. I don't use image software because I could never decide on how to do it.

   
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andrew: I don't use image software because I could never decide on how to do it.
Yeah...that bogged me down for quite a while also--for years!



I don't really know what it was that finally gave me the kick in the pants to just start playing with Macrium Reflect and on the whole, it really is very easy to use and I really was overthinking things. Now I have my drive image(s) and I do manual folder/file backup all to my Fantom 3TB drive.


I recently did some additional testing using Reflect 7.x--that's the most current version and I've been using Reflect 6.x--and I need to update the notes I wrote on the process and replace the old PDF I uploaded with the updated version.



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From a quick look (thanks for the link), it looks like it's for backing up data--vs. drive imaging. Do you also image your system/drive(s) and if so, what software do you use--maybe SyncBackPro does drive imaging also?

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I use SyncBack, and the Pro version does not do image backup. It's a really nice product for people who aren't looking for image backup. For me, backing up my files is critical; image, not so much. It handles my NAS's very nicely, and I really like its versioning capability. The pro version really lets you tweak that very nicely. Also, the Pro version lets you back up directly to several different on-line accounts, so that's a nice feature.

It's also quite easy for someone to set up and get a useful backup out of it.
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kayza: For me, backing up my files is critical
I do mine manually to a 3TB drive I have and that works well for me but, I'm wondering now if I should take a look at SyncBack for my sister's system rather than doing it manually as we do now as her data is more involved...


I've been quite pleased with Macrium Reflect for drive imaging after testing it on my old desktop system, the laptop I use as a backup/testbed system. The process was much more straightforward than I had expected it to be--I found out some new stuff so I need to add the updated PDF to the thread on Reflect that I started about the testing I was doing.



For both the drive images and my manual backup, I've been very, very pleased with the Fantom drive I got from newegg. It's so fast (7200rpm) and the on/off switch makes things much easier because I can leave it plugged in (both USB and power) all the time turning it on (off) as needed.



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