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Old 08-22-2015, 03:30 AM   #11
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Hi !! Not much action on this thread. Oh well that's OK. Just bored and wanting some thing to do. Here's some windows features that I have found handy. W7 has a feature that creates a image of your OS. Not the best way IMHO to create a back up image, but better than nothing.
This could help you if you ever had a problem with your computer. It's better than restoring to a earlier time IMHO on some occasions.
How to Create a System Image in Windows 7, 8, or 10
Restoring to a earlier time can also be a good way to recover from problems you're having. Another W7 feature
What is System Restore? - Windows Help
Another W7 feature is sfc /scannow
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833
chkdsk is a W7 feature that will check for bad sectors on your HD.
The How-To Geek Guide to Using Check Disk in Windows 7, 8, or 10
Windows 7 will also test your memory. Not as good as memtest86+, but it might help you find a memory problem!
Diagnosing memory problems on your computer
Have I missed one?? Please feel free to post any feature I've missed. I'll try to think of any I've missed! I'm sure I missed some!!
Good night CF members!
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:38 AM   #12
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Hi Just a little info on my reliability monitor. I know you Geeks don't think it's any good, but I doubt if you have even tried watching it to see how your PC is performing.
Here's a good example. I was messing with Java up date and this is what happened.
You will see that reliability monitor picked up the glitch. No big deal, but to me it's a pretty neat way to watch how my PC is performing on a daily basis!
I challenge you to post screen shots of your reliability monitor. I know you are bored like myself. LOL
Gary
PS Some times this forum gets a little boring. Wish there were more problems to solve. I go back and forth to Techist and there isn't that much activity going on over there either. LOL Wonder when the merger will happen????
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:53 AM   #13
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Hi A couple more tips about W7 performance. I know this is boring to you geeks, but maybe a visitor will find some thing interesting to read.
Gary!!
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:43 PM   #14
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Hi! Just a thought! If you did use the W7 feature to create a image; (which was mentioned in above reply's), of your OS, it might save you some day. I prefer Using Macrium, but the windows feature is better then nothing. You could use the system repair disc to get you to that image ;which is also mentioned in this thread, and hopefully use it to get your old PC back up and running.
Well that sounds like a good plan. It might even work!!
Always thinking of ways to recover from disasters.
Do you have any plans you would like to share while the forum is boring?? LOL
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:49 PM   #15
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I guess this is my thread. I seem to be hogging it.
Just trying to make a hand here before the merge as I doubt if these kind of threads will be appreciated or even allowed after the merge.
Those are my thoughts this evening. LOL
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Don't be disheartened, I think this forum is totally different to a lot of others... I'm not aware of any major personal grudges or personal vendettas here and everyone seems to get on well as a group and not in different cliques... I think that shows how accepting we are as a community so I think we need to keep our minds open for the merge with tech forum!

I think the snipping tool is fantastic, Remote Desktop is probably the tool I use the most at my workplace, can be super handy in connecting to other PCs on your network!
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:51 AM   #17
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Hi joe Thanks for your reply! I forgot the Remote Desktop! Is this what you're referring to??
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That's Remote Assistance! Also useful but slightly different to what I'm referring to, I mean this:
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Hi joe! Is that a Windows feature? Looks interesting!! Where do I find it??
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If it's enabled then you can get to it by typing "mstsc" into the Run/Search in the start menu.
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