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Computer Help Desk / Re: Windows Image restore
« Last post by scuzzy on Jan 14, 2019, 01:13 PM »
As an FYI, I have been meaning to try Aomei Backupper Standard Free after reading many positive reviews. I finally installed it this morning and I have to admit that I'm very impressed. It is super easy to use with a very clean interface.

For now I have both Macrium and Aomei installed, as nothing says I can't have both. :)
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Electronics / Re: OnePlus 6T
« Last post by scuzzy on Jan 14, 2019, 10:30 AM »
Don't forget that there are 2 CellSpot devices. One is a router that functions as a microcell, and the other is a signal booster. Take a second look at my previous poast regarding this subject:

CellSpot vs. CellSpot

As I understand how these products work, you should avoid the router (microcell) if you live in an urban area.
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Electronics / Re: OnePlus 6T
« Last post by Bill on Jan 14, 2019, 10:00 AM »
I have read some of that, I don't understand what the big deal is.  VZ was never very prompt with updates either.

Just FWI, there are also complaints about the Cell Spot interfering with home networks.  The reason is the Cell Spot places a priority on T-Mo cellphone signals within the home wifi system.  If the router signal is not strong enough, that priority takes signal from things like other devices or, for instance Netflix, rendering them all but useless.
I know the ASUS router over comes this problem nicely. 
Still planning on switching early Feb.
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Computer Help Desk / Re: Windows Image restore
« Last post by Bill on Jan 14, 2019, 09:52 AM »
Happy New Year to you as well. I was an EaseUS fan until I found Macrium Refleck.  I use it to do regular backups as well.  One of the things I like about Macrium is that it has a "memory."  I store backup images on a spinner drive that I disconnect from the motherboard when I'm finished. When its time, I reconnect the drive and Macrium "remembers" where the image is stored and removes the old copy when you make a new one.
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Computer Help Desk / Re: Windows Image restore
« Last post by scuzzy on Jan 14, 2019, 09:24 AM »
If you image your Windows partition, you will have an exact copy of your Windows system at the time you made that backup. The image will include all the files and updates that were installed on the drive you imaged.

I'm not too familiar with EaseUS. I use Macrium Reflect Free instead, which I started using it at Bill's recommendation. It works well for me and I find it to be very reliable. I have considered upgrading to the paid version, but the free version is so good as-is that I cannot justify the paid version. Regardless, if you're comfortable with EaseUS it should be fine. Both accomplish the same thing as far as imaging is concerned.

Just keep in mind that whatever program you use to create the image, will be the same program you will need to restore it.
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Computer Help Desk / Windows Image restore
« Last post by seriousdamage on Jan 14, 2019, 08:45 AM »
Hello, hope you are all good and happy new year... even if a little late.
I am in the middle of doing something that I am not sure it will even work so I thought I'd check with you.

I have a PC with windows 10, which auto upgraded from win7 during a cold winter night....
I formatted this PC using DBan and re-installed Win7 using original CD
Once the installation was complete I did some Windows updates including Service Pack 1,
I was able to deffer the notice that I had an old windows version and that I should upgrade to Windows 10 for the moment.
In addition I installed about 5 programs.

So here is my question, if I make an image of the Partition where Windows is installed using "Ease US"
Next time I want to reformat the PC, my idea would be that I re-install Win7 again manually, but than instead of going trough the pain of windows updates (which take longer than the full windows installation), and re-installing all the programs, I would use the image I made...
But would than this image contain the updates, the service pack and the programs or will it only have files?

Thanks a lot for your wisdom

Regards
Nic
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Electronics / Re: OnePlus 6T
« Last post by scuzzy on Jan 13, 2019, 12:16 PM »
Just an FYI, there have been complaints of T-Mobile's 6T getting updates slower than the international version. The reason is because all updates must first pass T-Mobile's own testing before being released into the wild.

Personally I don't see a problem with this, but some users are losing their marbles over not getting immediate updates.
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Electronics / Re: OnePlus 6T
« Last post by scuzzy on Jan 13, 2019, 11:29 AM »
A clear speakerphone certainly helps a lot. My Note 9 has a much better speakerphone than my old Note 5 ever did, and it has made my life easier.

The Cell Spot is certainly nice if needed. Hopefully you'll be able to do without, as it would be one less monkey to deal with.
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Electronics / Re: OnePlus 6T
« Last post by Bill on Jan 13, 2019, 09:37 AM »
Yesterday I stopped into the local T-Mo store and they had the 6T live.  I had a chance to test the speakerphone and that was enough.  It was at least  50% louder than my Moto and very clear.  I expect about 2/1/19 I will be switching to T-Mo.

I also talked about the Cell-Spot, still in use and still free, if necessary.
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Electronics / Re: Phone Gmail?
« Last post by scuzzy on Jan 11, 2019, 09:11 AM »
Good idea, Bill. I'm glad you got it worked out.
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