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Old 16 Mar 2015, 12:42
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I tried using RAID mirroring a couple times in the past with bad results. One time I tried using the software option built in to XP (I think) and the second time I got a hardware controller. Both times the drives eventually got out of sync and couldn't be resynced for some reason. But I'm not saying it shouldn't be used, only that I had bad luck. But also, having that protects against a drive crash but not against accidental or malicious deleting of things, so it's good to have a back up as well. I think RAID mirroring is more of a thing to prevent downtime than a backup solution.

I stayed with XP for as long as I could (just like I held on to NT before that), but you have to give it up sometime. I mean, you're talking about something that's almost 15 years old, that's like an eternity in the computer world.
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Old 16 Mar 2015, 13:38
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Use a service like BackBlaze for$5/month you can back up unlimited data to their services. It may take weeks for the initial data to upload but eventually once it gets fully synched it will keep a near real time backup of whatever you want. Photos, videos, documents...

I have too many memories to risk losing- I have them backed up to a network storage drive in my house and an off-site service like backblaze...and my digital photos- the things truly irreplaceable I copy onto any family's computers I work on. (Not to mention the copies on Picassa and Facebook.)
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Old 16 Mar 2015, 16:53
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I upgraded from windows xp to windows 7 long ago. If you guy haven't tried it you should.
My backup PC is Win7. Hate it.
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Old 16 Mar 2015, 21:32
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My backup PC is Win7. Hate it.
skin it to like like xp! http://winxp4life.tk
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Old 16 Mar 2015, 23:25
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skin it to like like xp! http://winxp4life.tk
It ain't the appearance I dislike.
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Old 16 Mar 2015, 23:39
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It ain't the appearance I dislike.
what do you dislike?
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Old 16 Mar 2015, 23:50
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Originally Posted by Max Taxable View Post
It ain't the appearance I dislike.
What are you using that you do like, and why do you hate 7?

8 is significantly better (under the hood) than 7, and 10 is better than both, in most respects.
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Old 17 Mar 2015, 00:20
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What are you using that you do like, and why do you hate 7?

8 is significantly better (under the hood) than 7, and 10 is better than both, in most respects.
I could not agree more!
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Old 17 Mar 2015, 01:29
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I used XP for years. Windows 7 is better all around with more features, more security and much, much better memory management.

Windows 8.1 is pretty awesome and 10 sounds amazing though I haven't used 10 yet.

What is it you do not like about windows 7?
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Old 17 Mar 2015, 02:11
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10 is coming without IE and is free for all 7 and 8 holders, because IE, and 7 and 8 really suck that much.

Most everything one might get in the registry, comes in through IE. And that's regardless of the Win version, up until 10.

I've never run any type of anti-virus, firewall, or any other such crap and have never been infected in any way.
What are you using that you do like, and why do you hate 7?
Same reason you love 7 and 8, and vB5? BLOAT. Bloat, and not any better or any more secure.

They've finally done away with IE and I say good riddance to that generational piece of crap. Only hoping the replacement isn't nearly as bad for security.
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Old 17 Mar 2015, 02:35
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10 is coming without IE and is free for all 7 and 8 holders, because IE, and 7 and 8 really suck that much.

Most everything one might get in the registry, comes in through IE. And that's regardless of the Win version, up until 10.

I've never run any type of anti-virus, firewall, or any other such crap and have never been infected in any way.Same reason you love 7 and 8, and vB5? BLOAT. Bloat, and not any better or any more secure.

They've finally done away with IE and I say good riddance to that generational piece of crap. Only hoping the replacement isn't nearly as bad for security.
The rendering Engine that powers IE is still there, and hasn't gone anywhere. Its called Trident, and its again, still a underlying powerhouse of Windows. Sorry to burst your bubble.

What bloat is there in 7 or 8? You do realize that major security and performance enhancements are in both 7 and 8, and more are coming in 10, right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_7
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_8

If you really knew me I don't think you'd say the things that you're saying. I stand by vB5 as a progression of the vBulletin software. I've always noted that its performance is not where anyone wants it, and I was always a major player in pushing it to be in a better place. I'm sure Paul, Lynne, or Joe will vouch for me on what I did during my time.
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Old 17 Mar 2015, 02:41
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Originally Posted by Max Taxable View Post
10 is coming without IE and is free for all 7 and 8 holders, because IE, and 7 and 8 really suck that much.

Most everything one might get in the registry, comes in through IE. And that's regardless of the Win version, up until 10.

I've never run any type of anti-virus, firewall, or any other such crap and have never been infected in any way.Same reason you love 7 and 8, and vB5? BLOAT. Bloat, and not any better or any more secure.

They've finally done away with IE and I say good riddance to that generational piece of crap. Only hoping the replacement isn't nearly as bad for security.
I hate to say it, but windows 7 and 8 are less bloated than xp.
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Old 17 Mar 2015, 10:57
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I've never run any type of anti-virus, firewall, or any other such crap and have never been infected in any way.
If you were infected with a properly written piece of malware you would never know.
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Old 18 Mar 2015, 19:06
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This is true. Hackers can do all kinds of nasty tricks and exploits. I've always used comodo and it tells me when a program tries to use the internet, what the program is and the ip address it's headed to.

Also alot of good AV's have trust ratings for files, for unknown files it finds you can tell it if you want it to be allowed or blocked. Comes in very handy.

Heres an example of what I mean by their tricks.. And that below is only a portion of their post on a subforum with over 600 other threads selling similar services.






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Old 20 Mar 2015, 19:15
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First shop I took hard drive to told me the hard drive was to damaged to read. So, I took it to the only other place locally to get a second opinion. After checking the HD they told me the same thing. The first shop said there are techs that specialize in hard drive recovery but it would cost a pretty chunk of change. So, I'm writing this off as a lesson learned ... follow my own advice from now on!
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