Category Archives: That’s what HE said

Don’t Give Up! Backup…

As an avid tech person and “Google-r”, I have to say that persistence really does pay off. If I can’t figure something out, I’ll usually hit Google and start reading posts related to the issue.  It is astounding how many people post or comment to questions with just the most completely wrong advice on a subject.

My latest issue was very simple – Windows 10 wouldn’t let me do a Windows 7 image backup to my external Seagate drive.

I read a ton of posts with comments ranging from FAT vs FAT32 vs NTFS – I read about Basic vs Dynamic drives – I read about registry settings – I read about GBT vs  MBR – all seemed completely plausible, but I still couldn’t get Windows 10 to write an image to this drive.  I formatted, change types, partitioned – you name it.  Then I forgot about it for a month until I was worried about losing some files so I started digging again.

The issue came down to – get this – DISABLE WINDOWS DEFENDER REAL TIME PROTECTION for the duration of the backup.  It worked perfectly.  I’m not saying people are idiots or anything, just that everyone wants to help out and a lot of the posts are ‘Well, did you try this?  Or did you try that?’, when what you really need is to find someone who overcame the problem.

I’ve seen this time and time again for many situations – posts and comments where people “try” to help, but they repeatedly miss the mark.

So, my advice for those of you looking for help – keep looking and if someone says it can’t be done or you’re wasting your time – keep looking more.  It might just be possible.

 

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www.twit.tv/live

I finally did it.  I’ve had the computer hooked up to the TV for a long time, but yesterday while cleaning house, I brought up twit.tv and set it to live and watched it most of the day.  I never get tired of hearing Leo Laporte talk about the latest technology.  And what great technology there is!  Apple has some kind of new solid state drive available with 10 gigabit transfer rates and you can hook four of them together in a RAID 0+1 (or 1+0) or something like that.  I don’t have an Apple or $2,000 to go out and get the drives, but I admit, it sure sounds exciting.  Just amagine what will be available in 10 years?

Today’s Tweets from Leo Laporte:

  • 15:33 @SimplyBenjamin Long time listener, first time Tweeter? Welcome! Twitter is rapidly becoming my info hub – it’s all about who you follow. #
  • 23:02 Live now with Marc Germain (Mr. K….) on talkradioone.com #

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Today’s Tweets from Leo Laporte:

  • 11:04 The Superbowl ads on Hulu are…. sponsored by other ads. Now that’s monetization. #
  • 19:00 @mashable What are you talking about? You were fantastic on TWiT – we’ll have you on whenever you want! #
  • 01:06 @blackneuron The box that serves the TWiT podcasts, leo.am, is currently down. A RAID drive failed. Softlayer is replacing it. Back soon. #

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Today’s Tweets from Leo Laporte:

  • 10:12 @danegolden you’re mocking me, aren’t you? #
  • 10:13 @danegolden OK. So how are you supposed to pronounce February? #
  • 21:50 Calling all MacManiacs. @DonMcAllister has set up a Ning group for MacMania 9 – we’re cruising to China in July. bit.ly/M3pG #
  • 21:54 Go Daddy = So Trashy #

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Today’s Tweets from Leo Laporte:

  • 10:10 Something is seriously wrong with Google. #
  • 10:10 I guess I know what the number one topic will be on the radio show today. #
  • 10:17 This is the equivalent of an Internet blackout. I never asked Google to "protect me." I bet Carol Bartz did this. #
  • 10:29 And ma.gnolia has crashed and lost all its data: ma.gnolia.com/ #
  • 10:36 TechCrunch broke the Google story first: bit.ly/igUF Note to self: This is why it pays to have a Belgium bureau. #
  • 10:42 Also from Hacker News: add "pwn" to YouTube (e.g. pwnyoutube.com) to download any video. bit.ly/hi50 – Don’t all click at once now. #
  • 10:59 OK true. Twitter broke the Google story first – as with pretty everything. Twitter is the new place to go when you need to know. #
  • 11:12 Retweeting @mkapor: PC World’s Rick Broida: "I use Foxmarks (best…extension…ever)" bit.ly/16FJr – and it is, Mitch. Thanks! #
  • 11:14 Retweeting @foundbypat: This is the real line-a-day diary of a young farmgirl in 1937. twitter.com/genny_spencer (cool!) #
  • 11:54 @jimmcslim Loving the Dell Studio 16. Super hires display (got the RGBLED) more features (and more plastic) than MacBook Pro for less money. #
  • 17:16 @geneshifter I do tweet whenever we’re about to start broadcasting on TWiT Live, but not on this account. Follow @twitlive. Thanks! #

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Today’s Tweets from Leo

  • 12:45 Using Windows 7 beta? Me, too. Love it – but there’s a security flaw. I’ve blogged the easy fix: bit.ly/meXg #
  • 18:57 @danielpunkass bit.ly seems to be pulling ahead due to its stats gathering. E.g. I know 5,000 people clicked pm the link from my last tweet. #
  • 19:01 @wilw be on TWiT Sunday? I’m only having people from the Forbes 25 list. We’ll be using gold-plated USB headsets. #
  • 19:21 @LostInaFog I’ve been meaning to post a comment on Cuban’s post. Simply, Internet broadcasting is about audience quality not quantity. #
  • 21:49 It was so nice having dinner with Martin and Sarah after TWiF tonight. It felt a little like the good old days. #
  • 10:10 Something is seriously wrong with Google. #
  • 10:10 I guess I know what the number one topic will be on the radio show today. #
  • 10:17 This is the equivalent of an Internet blackout. I never asked Google to "protect me." I bet Carol Bartz did this. #
  • 10:29 And ma.gnolia has crashed and lost all its data: ma.gnolia.com/ #
  • 10:36 TechCrunch broke the Google story first: bit.ly/igUF Note to self: This is why it pays to have a Belgium bureau. #
  • 10:42 Also from Hacker News: add "pwn" to YouTube (e.g. pwnyoutube.com) to download any video. bit.ly/hi50 – Don’t all click at once now. #
  • 10:59 OK true. Twitter broke the Google story first – as with pretty everything. Twitter is the new place to go when you need to know. #
  • 11:12 Retweeting @mkapor: PC World’s Rick Broida: "I use Foxmarks (best…extension…ever)" bit.ly/16FJr – and it is, Mitch. Thanks! #
  • 11:14 Retweeting @foundbypat: This is the real line-a-day diary of a young farmgirl in 1937. twitter.com/genny_spencer (cool!) #
  • 11:54 @jimmcslim Loving the Dell Studio 16. Super hires display (got the RGBLED) more features (and more plastic) than MacBook Pro for less money. #

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