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MacPro by HenrySnodwill.tmp - Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:46:54 EST ID:fkGN0SVn No.120258 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What do you guys think about this computer?
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CarolineFonkinshit.ffo - Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:42:20 EST ID:XpJOjpIM No.120299 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I can build you great websites for very cheap. SEO certified as well!
I'm a stupid spamming faggot and I need to kill myself/
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I'm a stupid spamming faggot and I need to kill myself
PhoebeClebblebury.mpp - Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:06:07 EST ID:sOfRh4gt No.120300 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don't be so down on yourself, Craig Fl!ckinger.
HannahBlonnerway.htm - Thu, 22 Dec 2016 22:01:40 EST ID:jK2togBt No.120301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't know.
AugustusPickgold.bin - Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:54:33 EST ID:hk1fdwfB No.120302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Found one outside my alley. The case is really sturdy. The interior is garbage. Not the old components it has, but the design is shit. Everything is put together too tightly and if it fucks up, troubleshooting is a pain, since some of the parts don't even snap into place like they should so you have to make sure everything is making contact. Pretty sure that's why the last owner tossed it out.
GeorgeFuckingshaw.js - Fri, 23 Dec 2016 04:18:47 EST ID:DiQpXveI No.120303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yes. You just need to call up the Doctor to build you a spacetime multiplexing array. And btw don't lose the temporal shielded HDMI dongle he gives you or you'll never see anything out of that bastard again.

want to get a camera for video - camcorder or DSLR? by JarvisCricklestod.grp - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:09:01 EST ID:hcZF2p75 No.120283 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I want to start making videos/film, and I want to buy a camera that can shoot high-quality video.
I occasionally make stop-motion animations as well, so something that takes good pictures would be nice.
What type of camera would be best for me? At university we can check out DSLR cameras, and they seem like a good choice, but I'm daunted by the price of most of them, so I've been looking at other options. Would a camcorder style camera be as good for recording video?
HughSocklechare.o - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:29:50 EST ID:sOfRh4gt No.120284 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you want uncompressed video and good optics, I don't think you're going to find a video camera that can compete with a DSLR for less money. DSLRs have a strong second hand market that you might look at to save money.
JarvisCharringfoot.ppd - Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:13:51 EST ID:Yx3h83S3 No.120290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, agreed with >>120284 I don't do this for a living but I do do it.
A Canon EOS T2i with MagicLantern (free firmware available for making the rebel a better video camera rather just stills camera) with a Zoom H1 for audio is the best high quality/cheap option.
Only 1080, not 4k but who fucking needs 4k?
The camera goes for $350 on Amazon and an H1 for $100. Cheap fucking setup.
But you're going to need more gear. If you get into it you always need more gear.
Plus if you give up that shit keeps its resale value fairly well so you're not risking much.
Godspeed OP.

Resource-light free AV (Win7)/ Best e-mail by MatildaPiblingchidge.tmp - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:39:45 EST ID:/dWMyngr No.120267 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi /tech/

I have a machine. An old HP2000 dual-core, running Win7 Home (x64), and I currently have Avast. Avast seems like a resource fucking slut and it really doesn't do much for me. Looking for a free and pretty-to-the-point antivirus program. Run. Scan. Catch. Kill. Close.

Also, what is the best e-mail provider in terms of security? If someone says Yahoo I swear to God

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PhineasChozzleville.cbt - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 04:33:44 EST ID:JqoeMi1c No.120280 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Mis-posted to another thread. Email providers, openmailbox.org, needs javascript for web based email Yandex mail is decent. No fuss signup, javascript disabled is fine. No need to offer real phone# for either. None of the questionnaire of your life's story. I think yandex only wants password and username,
have had an account for 4 5 years longer?

Thunderbird an email client asked if they could have info 'all info' related to gmail
activities. Not a good sign. This was after declining to accept google terms while trying to set up an existing account with thunderbird client email.. Just brought me to the everything page when entering existing email gmail accnt.

Eeek, don't worry, they will get that ironed out eventually when declining google terms to not get that request.
PhineasChozzleville.cbt - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 04:57:46 EST ID:JqoeMi1c No.120281 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have used avgfree for a long time. It has changed a bit, tweak it a little and i'ts like it not there, ignore any all popups in the lower right side taskbar. Can turn these useless feature offers
from popping up, as well disk space monotor.

If you have the same install that came with your computer like the HP apps, like hp helpcenter,
hp updates apps, etc. Just save what you want, wipe the thing & put win7 x64 pro on it. 7 pro works soo much cleaner than the home versions.
JamesNinninghutch.css - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:17:17 EST ID:l1O402xc No.120285 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Thanks for the e-mail suggestions. AVG would eat too many resources on this old piece'a'shit. Clamwin is basic and good enough (since I'm not program/internet retarded). I have a Win7Pro(x64) but I'm going to put that on my new machine. Not a fan of sellout Windows 10. Probably just gonna back up 10's image onto an external SSD and load W7P, then run never10 to finalize my solidarity.
HughBlythehood.wsz - Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:05:45 EST ID:JqoeMi1c No.120287 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yandex is likely the best thing going as stability, services. It's Russian based, I have seen no signs that they have ever failed in privacy, security mishaps in as many years. Let alone be interested in peoples email contents, search queries. Advertisements. The online web search engine seems to be really clean, fast, no fuss. They offer a web browser that is Chromium-based that seems like it would be worthy. It has features like dnscrypt, have not used it yet though.

Openmailbox is fine, people like it. Project is funded by donations, there are others.
GrahamDartwill.cpl - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:27:39 EST ID:E8lJOGQX No.120347 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Do benchmarks before and after win10 -> win7

IME, win10 had a slight performance increase.

Google (Youtube) account without phone number. by PhoebeWublinglick.dat - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 03:26:57 EST ID:wls6y3kd No.120243 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup /tech/? Trying to get a Youtube account but Google are faggots and require a phone for activation.

I'm not giving them a phone tied to me because Fuck Google.

So right now I'm trying to use a VoIP program with a callcentric number I've got setup but I'm having a hardtime using several different VoIP programs for Linux all with no luck. Linphone was promising but times out trying to verify with callcentric.

Apparently the other way I've found is by using some kind of android phone emulation but I haven't researched into that yet.

The whole 13 years old age verification doesn't seem to work anymore and since payphones have vanished, the task is a bitch.

Barring asking some random person for their phone number or possibly getting a verification code over an unattended phone somewhere, the only thing I know to do is use a burner phone but I've heard from some that these things have really been tightened down on as of the past few years and I know from a few attempted uses of those Visa sort of gift cards but are actually sort of debit cards deals, they want SSNs/Real Names/Addresses etc.

Anyone care to help? I also legit have no real phone in real life so I can only work from desktop/laptop. I'm tempted to just do it the sneaky way and find a landline someone isn't using and get the verification code voiced to that phone, I can't help but assume it is automated. Or maybe I'll pay a Paki at the gas station 20 dollars to use his phone for 5 minutes because I'm oh so poor :'(
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IanDrodgefet.pot - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 01:27:13 EST ID:wls6y3kd No.120251 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don't know if they use Java here but NoScript keeps me from posting and I don't have super strict settings. I have to allow 420chan to post here. Of course the same applies with everything because Noscript fucks pretty much all websites.
ShittingMurdford.gid - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:01:29 EST ID:H+lIEPEc No.120276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There is a sub-leddit for the express purpose of having someone else activate your account. You're going to want a reliable phone number for authentication though if you're interested in long-term anonymity. There are also multiple services where you can rent a phone number with BTC. I would assume that spammers wouldn't bother with these and therefore they won't be blocked.
WalterHubblefock.cpp - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 01:19:05 EST ID:AKZSG4Ft No.120277 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Go to the store, buy a $2 sim card, get the activation code sent to that.
PhineasChozzleville.cbt - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 03:28:15 EST ID:JqoeMi1c No.120278 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I had been able to enter a random number from a phone block from local cell providers and have an account created when things started really changing. As well simply use an old email accnt without any issues

However, I assume as many as a few weeks has passed they need "real-time" human verification,

Read well what google does with info today. I mean, every post, whatever. User agreement, if not any other read this one. It's freaking bad news kitty on what they claim they 'will' collect.
My notion is they are not using the scheme in all regions in the world to signup. As in not actually requiring a real time verification, but simply a number that is from a real block of numbers in the region that they likely would not call. May even have option, no cell phone.

Use a prox of the same region, connect to say google asia (specific regions) Use a web translator if wanted, needed to sign up.
Make sure pox does not forward IP address. Use to + web proxy, even web translators have been used to not forward ip addys.
PhineasChozzleville.cbt - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 04:23:41 EST ID:JqoeMi1c No.120279 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ameail providers, openmailbox.org, needs javascript for web based email. Yandex mail is decent.

Thunderbird an email client asked if they could have info 'all info' related to gmail
activities. Not a good sign. This was after declining to accept google terms while trying to set up an existing account with thunderbird client email..

Eeek, don't worry, they will get that ironed out eventually when declining google terms.

PLEASE HELP :'( by The saddest panda - Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:48:13 EST ID:5pt33QyB No.120185 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Noticed a hard drive was overheating... Noticed fans be all clogged and failing... Bought a new case.

Moved hardware into new case... Rig only boots to the mobo interface...
Selecting the correct drive to boot from does nothing, still won't boot...

Fairly sure the problem is something MBR related. Use "Boot-Repair-Disk" to try fixing the MBR.
And now all I get is "A disk read error occurred"...

From "Boot-Repair-Disk:


Somebody please please please please help... Many hours of gameplay invested into saves only accessible through this installation are at stake...

M'lady will gladly contribute tits, sharpies in pooper or other requests as reward if requested...
Just PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
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Op - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 21:37:14 EST ID:4x9xrfDb No.120241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
"supposedly famous butt"... What's this a reference too?

Thanks for your advice, will look into visual c++ redist updates and try changing drive ownership permissions
EdwinGebberson.xml - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:26:29 EST ID:FtUa1Cfw No.120250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Some guy on this board that asked for help with something said he would post nudes in return and said his wife's butt was "famous in some circles". Dude never delivered either.
LillianGipperdock.pl - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 02:02:51 EST ID:8ZIDNBFS No.120252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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(4) The old drives... The hard drive graveyard...

I've kept them for now. Refuse to accept this retarded situation just yet.
Ubuntu is fine with them, why is Windows such a little bitch?
2 x 2tb HDD
3 x 1tb HDD
1 x 60gb SSD
1 x 120gb SSD
( Would love to salvage any/all drives... Suggestions accepted...
Should work. Under disk managment, diskmgmt.msc (run as admin.) if you can see the target drive from the working win install assign it a drive letter. If needed, properties and search for drivers automatically online. Format the drives
if needed, would do it anyway just for kicks.

This should get all the drives working, so can be used any way you like without issues. The drive letter will not clash with others of the same assigned drive letter. Windows would just assign another drive letter.
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MarthaPammlenone.lnk - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:05:59 EST ID:07Uf6vQd No.120255 Ignore Report Quick Reply
> format the drives
not if you want to retrieve the data on them!!!

maybe just mount it like you said though

I don't think it's a drive failure issue
most likely permissions, drivers, or other software or setup snafu
The saddest panda - Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:30:25 EST ID:5pt33QyB No.120257 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>120250 ah... I see... I don't remember making another post for help in this board recently but that does sound like me, that is true of m'lady, and I'm very forgetful... So it probably was me... Sorry for not delivering last time :( but I'll post several this time to make up for it

>>120252 thanks for the suggestions, afraid to say I tried these things already with no avail

>>120255 yeah I'm also thinking actual drive failure cannot be the answer, just doesn't make sense at all.

** Final update **
So tonight 2 of the 7 hard drives which refused to work no matter what previously, have mysteriously started working again, with no special trickery from me at all. Exact same drives, exact same sata cords and mobo ports, exact same OS and exact same bios settings, but today? Two decided to switch on finally... What the actual fuck... This is both fantastic and infuriating news...

ANYWAYS. With a working Windows install on the new SSD, saved and working copies of server files on the new 3tb HDD, and miraculously two of the old drives deciding to join the party, I call this a smashing recovery success.

Thanks so much to everybody who has contributed. I fucking love this website. I promised noods, and I fully plan to deliver. Please see below a link to a thread on /sa/ with several noods uploaded of my mrs, mostly historical but a few from tonight with timestamp to show it's legit :) enjoy!


Chinese Spyphone LENOVO A916 by PhoebeHoneyham.class - Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:22:24 EST ID:bDZA7jh/ No.120256 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi, so I got one of these and rooted it but still cant change app permissions (I could easily with the Xperia) any ideas?

I also cant get the microphone button to appear as no setting for that either. Not bad phone apart from stupid limitations

Any bloatware I should be wary of?

Completely Anonymous on Tor by EbenezerDunningpirk.xif - Sun, 30 Oct 2016 19:59:34 EST ID:jRRfV/Fx No.120024 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Alright I used Tor just to see what it's about, but what does it take to be completely anonymous using Tor? Using it on your home connection is supposed to be useless.
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PhoebeSibbermatch.dat - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:25:58 EST ID:VblU25Eh No.120217 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tor is only anonymous when going to onion sites. It means that noone knows where the traffic is going. Exit nodes are heavily monitored.
ShittingGondlestire.ico - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:45:36 EST ID:qHl5jaxz No.120218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
An adversary that can deanonymize a large percentage of exit node traffic is probably in a good position to threaten hidden service traffic.
BeatriceFummlecocke.scr - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:17:11 EST ID:DbeMAiEM No.120236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
For clear web stuff that means a VPN is better, I guess?

>Tor is only anonymous when going to onion sites. It means that noone knows where the traffic is going. Exit nodes are heavily monitored.
>An adversary that can deanonymize a large percentage of exit node traffic is probably in a good position to threaten hidden service traffic.

How much information can someone get from this traffic. Say I log into circlejerk and its my secret gaysex clearweb circlejerk, how much can they get? In the same token if they de-anonymize the traffic of a onion site that I use how much information can they get.
LillianGipperdock.pl - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 04:02:52 EST ID:8ZIDNBFS No.120253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's not really it. The tor exit node does not forward the originating request addresses..
In the clear, or otherwise. Hence it is 'considered' anonymous.

End to end encryption is considered perfect security. But an exit node it's-self can tell what requested destinations are being asked for. As the last hop the padding (layers of encryption has ended.) The final hop needs to be able to reach the requested destination with a resolved IP address. The connection is still encrypted, but the exit node needs to know where the final request is to be sent to. DNS requests are done at or from the exit node by default as remember, and could be sent in the clear unencrypted to their isps dns lookup, a public dns resolver as well.
If it is onion sites, it still needs to resolve site addresses. SO i don't know how they are resolved by default, local
server or remote server such as the ISPs dns servers.

Although the requested stream to the final destination would remain encrypted to it's ssl aware sitte.
LillianGipperdock.pl - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 04:52:06 EST ID:8ZIDNBFS No.120254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>For clear web stuff that means a VPN is better, I guess?

No, They may keep logs, they may leak your dns. It is an encrypted connection to the VPN server and then in the clear. So monitoring outgoing traffic from a VPN,
one could monitor incoming traffic as well. Could see basically every
site you visit that isn't encrypted, even then I think they could see your
queries coming out from the VPN server.

>How much information can someone get from this traffic. Say I log into circlejerk and its my secret
>gaysex clearweb circlejerk, how much can they get?

Basically a lot. Surely you passphrase would be encrypted when you login. Username, If it's not encrypted
then it's in the clear to read.

> In the same token if they de-anonymize the traffic of a onion site that I use how much information
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Sticky Situations Thread by B.t.X - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:36:33 EST ID:8dztusoy No.120232 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So im pretty new to the future and all and pretty new to the whole programming and tech thing but I'm trying to be a software engineer. That being said..
I bought a phone from this guy about a month ago and long story short he played me like a choir on sunday...whatever that means...but jokes aside now I have an iphone 6s, with a bad ESN and I dont know what to do.
I read articles about how you can jailbreak a phone to unlock it and I was wondering if that might work. Any suggestions?
ClaraBrirrymack.dll - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:15:47 EST ID:TcT3tEDc No.120239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Give it back Jamal

TMS by AugustusSublinghood.nlm - Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:22:01 EST ID:8MvVYbBT No.120225 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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what if we like made a massive transcranial magnetic stimulation net or "gun" and cure depression. so high
BetsySurrychadging.pot - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:38:42 EST ID:w/BehXM7 No.120228 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What if we abolish capitalism to cure depression and so many more problems

post-PC age by FuckDiffingfod.cur - Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:18:34 EST ID:WqVTAGrY No.120213 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I guess I'm a bit old now, and a bit behind the curve

can mobile devices (tablets, smartphones)really take over true desktop or laptop PC's? sure you can e-mail, watch youtube, or google stuff, but can you do real work on them?
like write essays, code, or run a server? will everything be run on the cloud eventually, relinquishing old desktop PC's to vintage hobbyists?

I'm asking because I feel all my knowledge of PC's (from the useless like IRQ's and DMA's or registry tweaks to the more generic troubleshooting) is bound to become useless. devices seem to become simpler nowadays, and so cheap to the point of being discardable (sometimes it's cheaper to buy a new one than fix it). on the other hands I see people not understanding url's, executables, navigating file systems, or copy and paste and I wonder if that basic knowledge is filled in elementary education.

sorry for the incoherent thoughts. feel free to fill me in as to what I'm missing since windows XP and the WIMP (windows icons mouse pointer) interface aren't mainstream anymore
JamesClaydock.mar - Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:34:14 EST ID:e9v3liQw No.120214 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I feel like phone/tablet is still a consumer machine, and PC/laptop is still a production machine. I think the whole post-PC idea is because most people use computers for consumption, so most people are moving to those platforms.

Tablet will probably eventually move more toward production as kids who grow up tinkering with them change the platform, but we're not there yet.
EugeneDurringpeck.bin - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:15:12 EST ID:3u61Va+8 No.120223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I doubt it. Keyboard and Mouse plus a screen I don't have to hold is still far more efficient than tablets or handheld shit. Every new gadget and trinket I've used that isn't a laptop but is "mobile" always has tons of issues freezing up, not tracking my inputs, being horribly inefficient in layout and optimization etc.

Typing alone makes me stick with a desktop/laptop. Fuck typing on a touchscreen or with microscopic buttons like a blackberry. Carrying around a keyboard is even more retarded. It is a long ways off.

Tox Chat by EstherSuttingway.art - Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:13:57 EST ID:e3Ncgwob No.120212 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Tox is a peer-to-peer instant messaging and video calling protocol that offers end-to-end encryption. Tox started out as a project on the future /g/ and is open source software released under the GPLv3. Tox is...

>Everything you do with Tox is encrypted using open-source libraries. The only people who can see your conversations are the people you're talking with.

>Tox has no central servers that can be raided, shut down, or forced to turn over data — the network is made up of its users. Say goodbye to server outages!

>Tox is free software. That's free as in freedom, as well as in price. This means Tox is yours — to use, modify, and share — because Tox is developed by and for the users.

Install a Tox client - https://tox.chat/download.html
qTox recommended - https://github.com/qTox/qTox
Tox over Tor - https://wiki.tox.chat/users/tox_over_tor_tot
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backup certain parts of hard drive by EstherCremblehood.bak - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:53:33 EST ID:L/v5xr5K No.120175 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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New laptop: has GPT partition setup
[ 100mb | 100mb | 800GB OS | 20GB | 7 GB Lenovo ]

I want to wipe it -> convert to MBR -> install windows 7.
How can I "clone" the setup such I preserve whatever the 100,100,__,20G,7G partitions are without cloning the middle main OS partition? I want to somehow be able to quickly revert back to that factory setup whenever I need to.

What do I do?
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MarthaCrondlenat.art - Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:00:25 EST ID:kg6X+IHc No.120183 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In win 7 there is 'create a system image', in backup and restore. If you have a external drive you can create a backup image. It should? backup your repair partition as well. It works in 7 well enough. Win 10 has PCmover Express? As well there is a win program intended to move a system with all it's programs to a new computer, as well multiple computers with all data put on there intact. I forget but the same concept same method that pc manufacturers use to put their crap on consumers computers.

UBCD has disk cloning programs, there is macrium reflect. Manufacturers windows systems suck, restore partitions suck unless you somehow make it yourself.

I would just wipe the drive and put 7 on there on it's own partition, make a new partition for data and point torrents etc to, so if windows fails you can just reinstall it.

Win10 you can surely get a clean copy and likely have a key to restore/reinstall it if wanted?

Dual boot, win7 first, 10 second if wanted.
ShittingMurdspear.mov - Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:55:10 EST ID:xow9oA1t No.120184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
do you have the windows 7 RTM (no service pack) or the windows 7 SP1 DVD?

the latter will allow you to boot UEFI, the former not

if you need the DVD with SP1, you can download it from Microsoft, assuming you have a legit, non-OEM key

other things you can try is update the BIOS if you have an old laptop
EdwinSenningtotch.jpg - Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:06:54 EST ID:L/v5xr5K No.120188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
> update the BIOS if you have an old laptop
Its a new laptop.

Maybe I'll try the Win17 SP1 ISO.
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:05:16 EST ID:DMlKCodu No.120204 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You should take a full backup of the entire HDD, or at least the recovery partitions. Pull the disk and back it up with another OS that can read GPT (Windows 8, 10). Then go nuts. UEFI needs to be disabled for Windows 7.
NellBashwill.pcl - Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:49:18 EST ID:cin6wbTx No.120205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yea, seek the in place upgrade, easy transfer, you can make an install dvd that search deployable windows installs. Tread lightly. Maybe test this if you have extra computers. Make the install fail and see if you can restore it in a few different manners, If you need a 7 just say the word.

Do create an image if anything first. There are utilities for hard drives to test repair. Rescue cds may have what you need. The manufacturer website support should offer programs to test thier hard drives.

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