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Reply #105 - Aug 18th, 2012 at 6:14am
 
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Brian wrote on Aug 17th, 2012 at 3:51pm:
I just created an image with 100 characters in the filename.

Great! That way I can name all new apps/versions/changes  Wink

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Reply #106 - Aug 18th, 2012 at 8:52am
 
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henriette wrote on Aug 17th, 2012 at 11:59am:
Modified my post. Better now ?

Perfect!  Thank you.

For emphasis, you can use the highlight function--you highlight the text you want to include using the mouse, and then click on the formatting button that's above the text box--the one with the capital *H* in it surrounded by yellow--5th button over from the right in the second row.

Or, using
light blue
shows up well--like the blue that the forum uses for showing a link.  Or
light aqua
Reds
usually show well.  And,
yellow
would be okay on the forum's default light/dark grey background--but, if you use one of the other forum's color schemes, yellow can be a problem to see.


 

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Reply #107 - Aug 18th, 2012 at 4:43pm
 
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henriette wrote on Aug 18th, 2012 at 6:14am:
That way I can name all new apps/versions/changes


If you desire you can also use an up to a 511 character "Description". This box is on the Options window. See pages 41 and 94 in the Userguide. Ignore the command line aspects. To view a Description in IFL GUI you would select the tbi file (start with the Restore menu) and click Information.
 
 
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Reply #108 - Aug 18th, 2012 at 9:39pm
 
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In an earlier post you mentioned the IFL text was rather small. When the CD first boots you are given the choice of four graphics modes. Try <3> or <4> and see which one you prefer. My guess is you will prefer <3>. But let us know your choice.
 
 
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Reply #109 - Aug 30th, 2012 at 8:03am
 
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NightOwl wrote on Aug 18th, 2012 at 8:52am:
For emphasis, you can use the highlight function--you highlight the text you want to include using the mouse, and then click on the formatting button that's above the text box--the one with the capital *H* in it surrounded by yellow--5th button over from the right in the second row.

Or, using
light blue
shows up well--like the blue that the forum uses for showing a link.Or a
light aqua
.
Reds
usually show well. And,
yellow
would be okay on the forum's default light/dark grey background--but, if you use one of the other forum's color schemes, yellow can be a problem to see.

Hope I picked the ones you were talking about, although I'm not sure about *light aqua*
Thank you :=)

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Brian wrote on Aug 18th, 2012 at 4:43pm:
If you desire you can also use an up to a 511 character "Description". This box is on the Options window. See pages 41 and 94 in the Userguide. Ignore the command line aspects. To view a Description in IFL GUI you would select the tbi file (start with the Restore menu) and click Information. 

I don't think I'll ever need 511 characters - up to 150 at best would do. For today's Differential I used 50.
Apart from that I keep a daily record of what I'm doing. So just a few infos + page# + date will do.

Brian wrote on Aug 18th, 2012 at 9:39pm:
In an earlier post you mentioned the IFL text was rather small. When the CD first boots you are given the choice of four graphics modes. Try <3> or <4> and see which one you prefer. My guess is you will prefer <3>. But let us know your choice. 

Yeah, that's what I see every time I boot from the CD.
I just let it run ....................................... lol.

Miss the Linux penguin --- would be cute  Grin

Will try <3> and <4>. There's something like "optimal" or so ...
Will try and let you know.

Two questions:

1. Is it ok to copy IFL backup images from external HD to internal HD (instead of creating twice) - or is there any possible loss of data ?

2. Do you ever defragment your external drives ?
---> asking because I have been warned of defragmenting big HDs  Roll Eyes

Ok, my mentors, *long time no see*, eh ?
Finished a differential an hour ago. All well, as you might have gathered from my *being silent*.

Had been busy also disabling Java > *the monster bug* ... wasn't all that easy with IE.

----> never saw adds on this forum before! Also the color palette takes long to load ...
How come ?

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Reply #110 - Aug 30th, 2012 at 2:14pm
 
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Good to see you back here. I was getting concerned.

henriette wrote on Aug 30th, 2012 at 8:03am:
Is it ok to copy IFL backup images from external HD to internal HD (instead of creating twice) -

No problems at all. Or internal to external. Creating images on an internal HD is faster than creating them on an external HD.


henriette wrote on Aug 30th, 2012 at 8:03am:
Do you ever defragment your external drives ?

Never.


henriette wrote on Aug 30th, 2012 at 8:03am:
Will try <3> and <4>.

I think you will like them. One or the other. My eyes are good and I use <1>. With <4> the IFL windows fills the monitor screen.
 
 
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Reply #111 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 2:50am
 
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Brian wrote on Aug 30th, 2012 at 2:14pm:
Good to see you back here. I was getting concerned.

You're always in my thoughts ,,,, don't worry about me ... until I'll try my 1st restore, LOL  Roll Eyes ... no, think it'll be ok. 
Ya know, I had an excellent Master Wink

Brian wrote on Aug 30th, 2012 at 2:14pm:
henriette wrote on Yesterday at 15:03:12:

Is it ok to copy IFL backup images from external HD to internal HD (instead of creating twice) ?

No problems at all. Or internal to external. Creating images on an internal HD is faster than creating them on an external HD.

I'm aware of that, just too little free space on internal to keep all backup images there.

Brian wrote on Aug 30th, 2012 at 2:14pm:
henriette wrote on Yesterday at 15:03:12:

Do you ever defragment your external drives ?

Never.

Good to know, thanks  Smiley

Brian wrote on Aug 18th, 2012 at 9:39pm:
@henriette

In an earlier post you mentioned the IFL text was rather small. When the CD first boots you are given the choice of four graphics modes. Try <3> or <4> and see which one you prefer. My guess is you will prefer <3>. But let us know your choice. 

I prefer <3> - as you guessed  Wink
<4> is too big and *blurred* - might be my "poor" graphiccard.

Thanks a lot

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Reply #112 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 3:51pm
 
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Just to let you know a new version of IFL was released a couple of days ago.

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/upgradehist-image-for-linux.htm

I don't think the changes apply to you so it's not essential for you to download the new version. Unless you want to. I always get the latest version.
 
 
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Reply #113 - Sep 1st, 2012 at 8:30am
 
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Brian wrote on Aug 31st, 2012 at 3:51pm:
Just to let you know a new version of IFL was released a couple of days ago. 

Brian wrote on Aug 31st, 2012 at 3:51pm:
I don't think the changes apply to you so it's not essential for you to download the new version. Unless you want to. I always get the latest version. 

I receive the newsletter too. ...
So when you think the changes don't apply to me I don't have to download the new version  Wink
(hard for me to judge by reading newsletters)  Undecided

Thanks very much for letting me know.

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Reply #114 - Oct 29th, 2012 at 9:25am
 
Hiya  Smiley

Since the subject is IFL images, I hope you allow me to post here:

2 weeks ago I was prompted to re-activate XP (1st time since I have XP!).
---> I afterwards found out that the ethernet card had died.

Meanwhile I saved the wpa.dbl file [C:\Windows\System32] to floppy AND I made a backup to a partition on 2nd HD, too.

My question now is:
When I restore an older image using IFL, will I be prompted again (re-activating) ?

If so - will it work to copy the wpa.dbl file to ... system32

AND check regedit >
LocalMachine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion
---> "RegDone" = "1" ?

Or won't that procedure be necessary  Huh

After re-activating XP I noticed that M$ had enabled 'this & that' - which I had tweaked/altered before  Angry

I'm still searching my computer for possible causes, cannot find everything though!

I also disabled *dumprep* (on startup) > see links below:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899870/en-us

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-files/several-proble... < see reply #3

Still my computer behaves somewhat slower in booting into windows (and such  Grin) since the re-activation, which I did via phone.

Forgot that possible 'workaround' in the heat of the moment  Roll Eyes

Yaya, that's M$. Should have known better!

henriette  Undecided

 

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Reply #115 - Oct 29th, 2012 at 10:54pm
 
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Weird. An activation out of the blue. I've no idea whether an image restore would lead to the same issue but if it was my computer I'd restore an image taken prior to the suggested activation. That's my approach, something goes wrong, restore an image. You commented your computer isn't as fast now as it was prior to 2 weeks ago. Restore an image.
 
 
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Reply #116 - Oct 30th, 2012 at 4:40am
 
Brian wrote on Oct 29th, 2012 at 10:54pm:
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Weird. An activation out of the blue. You commented your computer isn't as fast now as it was prior to 2 weeks ago. Restore an image.

Maybe M$ took it for a major modification when the network adapter was busted  (at least I did, cause the LED was still working - was right after I had turned on my computer in the a.m.)  Roll Eyes

I won't restore an image for the time being, although it may be interesting to see what will happen.

It's time for an Entire Drive Backup image, too.

On the other hand I don't want to wait too long with restoring ... will be too much work to get up-to-date.

I will let you know. Just give me some time. Will do further 'investigations' on DONALD  Wink

FYI: Doing welllll ... me and IFLLLLL  Smiley

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Reply #117 - Oct 30th, 2012 at 9:01am
 
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Brian wrote on Oct 29th, 2012 at 10:54pm:
Weird. An activation out of the blue.

Well, probably not so *weird*!  Here's the best guide I've seen regarding Windows Product Activation (WPA):  Windows Product Activation (WPA) on Windows XP

If the NIC died, you loose *3 yes votes* that your copy of Windows is still on the same machine.  If a couple other things have been changed in the past, then loosing the NIC could be the *last straw that breaks the camel's back*!

But, what I see as possible even more *weird* is:

henriette wrote on Oct 29th, 2012 at 9:25am:
After re-activating XP I noticed that M$ had enabled 'this & that' - which I had tweaked/altered before

That doesn't seem reasonable or expected!  Was anything else going on at the same time just before or after the *Activation*?  Were you experimenting and making changes?

henriette wrote on Oct 29th, 2012 at 9:25am:
My question now is:
When I restore an older image using IFL, will I be prompted again (re-activating) ? 

Most likely the answer is *Yes*.  The WPA file that has the 3 votes from the old NIC card will not match the new setup with the new NIC card--so the same reactivation will be triggered.

henriette wrote on Oct 29th, 2012 at 9:25am:
If so - will it work to copy the wpa.dbl file to ... system32 

Probably not--for the same reason above!  Restoring the old WPA file works if you make changes that would trigger a reactivation that are temporary in nature.  If you restore to the old setup after triggering a reactivation event, then restoring the previous WPA file should cancel the requests for reactivating.

I have some other thoughts on this, but no time right now--I'll be back........




 

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Reply #118 - Oct 31st, 2012 at 7:54am
 
NightOwl wrote on Oct 30th, 2012 at 9:01am:
Brian wrote on Yesterday at 05:54:03:
Weird. An activation out of the blue.

Quote:
Well, probably not so *weird*!Here's the best guide I've seen regarding Windows Product Activation (WPA):
http://aumha.org/win5/a/wpa.htm

Thanks for the link - much appreciated ... WOW!!!

I purchased the WinXP-CD. The copy I use is an OEM, however.
Can't remember .. but think I've added SP3 to the original CD, which made it an OEM!
The only 'thing' I don't quite get in the link above is the paragraph about OEM  ... e.g if my present board dies > I have 'exactly' the same board + CPU in store Roll Eyes

** see below
I replaced the (dead) NIC by an *identical* (same model) Realtek.
--> Same driver [plug & play], IP-address / subnet mask / standardgateway were already configured like before
(ipconfig /all).

note: I'm not very familiar to network tech. I have a WLAN router (WLAN > *tethered* (?) = disabled) + NIC.

---> WAN-IP address is different. To my knowledge given by my ISP. Does THAT fact make it - most likely - impossible to:
to copy the wpa.dbl file to ... system32

AND check regedit >
LocalMachine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion
---> "RegDone" = "1" ?


I also checked the wpa.dbl:
Originally it was 14kB. The *new* wpa.dbl is 2kB (steady).

I'd changed a lot of hardware in the past (HD, optical drive, graphics card, power supply < latter doesn't count according to the list). Never more than 2 at a time.

Quote:
Was anything else going on at the same time just before or after the *Activation*?  Were you experimenting and making changes?

Not really, I had opened the computer case, fumbled a bit - by that the NIC must have puffed its last puff  Tongue
No hardware changes made  Angry
You might call that fumbling *making changes* - if you will  Grin

Henriette wrote
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When I restore an older image using IFL, will I be prompted again (re-activating) ?
Quote:
Most likely the answer is *Yes*.The WPA file that has the 3 votes from the old NIC card will not match the new setup with the new NIC card--so the same reactivation will be triggered.

Despite what I wrote above
**
???

henriette wrote
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If so - will it work to copy the wpa.dbl file to ... system32 ?
Quote:
Probably not--for the same reason above!Restoring the old WPA file works if you make changes that would trigger a reactivation that are temporary in nature.If you restore to the old setup after triggering a reactivation event, then restoring the previous WPA file should cancel the requests for reactivating.


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I have some other thoughts on this, but no time right now--I'll be back........

Thank you so much. I'll wait patiently.

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Reply #119 - Oct 31st, 2012 at 10:18am
 
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henriette wrote on Oct 31st, 2012 at 7:54am:
I'll wait patiently.

I was rushing around yesterday getting ready for a 5 day trip out of town--hoped to have time to add my additional thoughts--but, just didn't get everything done as quickly as hoped--packing this morning--so will have to wait until next week for my additional comments.

Hope that doesn't try your patience too much!



 

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