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Windows PCs & Software: Help, News & Discussion / Re: Backup Oddity
« Last post by daveeb on April 22, 2019, 12:02 »
Do you have any compressed folders which may have been expanded in the backup ?
I'm clutching at straws now.  :crazy:

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Windows PCs & Software: Help, News & Discussion / Re: Backup Oddity
« Last post by Simon on April 22, 2019, 11:52 »
Yeah, but I only thought it had to backup the capacity of the hard drive, which is only half full.  The hard drive shows total capacity of 463Gb, so that's about 40Gb short of the supposed 500Gb but then they usually fall short anyway.  Not sure if a hidden recovery partition would account for that, but that's still only 40Gb, where has the backup found an extra 130Gb from somewhere.  Unless I'm being particularly thick, it just doesn't make sense.
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Windows PCs & Software: Help, News & Discussion / Re: Backup Oddity
« Last post by daveeb on April 22, 2019, 11:24 »
Simon I wonder has it backed up a hidden windows "restore" partition also ?

I think i'd have gone a bit bigger than 500 GB, I just bought a 4 TB WD for 70 something  :dunno:
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Windows PCs & Software: Help, News & Discussion / Backup Oddity
« Last post by Simon on April 21, 2019, 21:29 »
I only really use my laptop for emails, internet and non-essential tasks, so I've never really backed it up fully before.  Having had a disaster a few months ago, which resulted in having to restore Windows 10, and reinstall all my programs, I decided to invest in an additional 500Gb external hard drive on which to perform a full backup including Windows image.

The backup was done via the on board Windows utility, but strangely, the backup size is much larger than the actual amount of data showing on the laptop hard drive.  The laptop hard drive is 500Gb, which includes the Windows partition, and My Computer shows 252Gb of space remaining, however, the external drive with the new backup on it is showing 384Gb of used space, with only 82Gb remaining.  How is this so?   :dunno:
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The Laughter Zone / Re: One-liners
« Last post by Clive on April 18, 2019, 14:26 »
 :)x
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The Laughter Zone / Re: One-liners
« Last post by Simon on April 18, 2019, 12:20 »
 :crazy:
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The Laughter Zone / Re: One-liners
« Last post by Rodders on April 18, 2019, 11:53 »
My extra sensitive toothpaste doesn't like it when I use other toothpastes.
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Thanks Mitch.  I usually avoid ads like the plague that they are, but I'll try to find time to look at that.   :)
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Had to head to HP's site on a number of occasions at work and kept seeing this but didn't have the chance to watch it until now.

Hats off to HP for turning an extended commercial into something quite watchable.

www.hp.com/thewolf
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