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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3450 on: December 27, 2016, 06:09:44 AM »
Thank you everyone for all your responses!Re. option 2, do I need to pay for that? And would it be free of bloatware like the version MS sent me?
So how then do I reinstall Windows?
So let's say I go with the Crucial (which seemingly doesn't provide this cloning software), is there some other cloning software I'd need to download? Or do I just use the cable you linked to?
I'm taking into account one of the comments on the product page who wrote "Very easy access to hard drive bay, so swapping HDD for SSD is a breeze".
Google  "windows media creation tool" and you'll find a page from Microsoft to download Windows into a USB drive (make sure it's empty) it will take some time to create it (maybe 1hr iirc) and you can use it to install Windows on your computer. It comes without any bloatware.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3451 on: December 27, 2016, 07:23:14 AM »
Google  "windows media creation tool" and you'll find a page from Microsoft to download Windows into a USB drive (make sure it's empty) it will take some time to create it (maybe 1hr iirc) and you can use it to install Windows on your computer. It comes without any bloatware.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10  (just to save you some time)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3452 on: December 27, 2016, 09:59:31 AM »
So let's say I go with the Crucial (which seemingly doesn't provide this cloning software), is there some other cloning software I'd need to download? Or do I just use the cable you linked to?
You need a cloning software in addition to the cable, there are free cloning software like Macrium Reflect Free or EaseUS Todo Backup

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3453 on: December 27, 2016, 10:39:37 AM »
You need a cloning software in addition to the cable, there are free cloning software like Macrium Reflect Free or EaseUS Todo Backup
That do include a cloning software, they include acronis
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3454 on: December 27, 2016, 11:35:50 AM »
That do include a cloning software, they include acronis
Oh! That is great. Didn't know.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3455 on: December 27, 2016, 11:41:40 AM »
Oh! That is great. Didn't know.
I have all these sitting on my desk
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3456 on: December 27, 2016, 07:41:55 PM »
I have all these sitting on my desk

Can I get one?  ;)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3457 on: December 27, 2016, 07:45:15 PM »
Can I get one?  ;)
Sure pm me tomorrow and I'll send you a code
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3458 on: December 27, 2016, 08:25:08 PM »
Sure pm me tomorrow and I'll send you a code

I was actually kidding. I usually use Clonezilla Server. How does this compare for regular clone?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3459 on: December 27, 2016, 08:26:57 PM »
I was actually kidding. I usually use Clonezilla Server. How does this compare for regular clone?
I've yet to use them
If anyone wants one I'll gladly give them out.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3460 on: January 04, 2017, 05:46:54 AM »
Have issue macbook air. 
looking for a 3rd party to fix it in Brooklyn area
Any good recommendations

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3461 on: January 04, 2017, 06:54:25 AM »
I've yet to use them
If anyone wants one I'll gladly give them out.
you can always use the usb version free.. (which is what i usually do):
http://dl.acronis.com/u/AcronisTrueImage2017.iso
(create usb-stick with EASY2BOOT or YUMI)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3462 on: January 04, 2017, 05:35:24 PM »
you can always use the usb version free.. (which is what i usually do):
http://dl.acronis.com/u/AcronisTrueImage2017.iso
(create usb-stick with EASY2BOOT or YUMI)

Is it the same exact thing?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3463 on: January 05, 2017, 05:55:26 PM »
Is it the same exact thing?
It's the same thing that the Windows version makes when you create usb.  Not sure what your question is.
In regards to cloning drives etc, this is the way to go..
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3464 on: January 05, 2017, 10:01:35 PM »
Not sure what your question is.

My question is, if the software and features of the two are exactly the same.
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