Using Win 10 now

MEASURE TWICE

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Waited til the last. My Win 7 computer came with online free upgrade to be used or loosed some years back. I stashed away the extra hdd with the 7 uped to 10. Now it works fine, but using my desktop email program Thunderbird had issues enough that at least I got some to work, and the rest I just resorted to web based email from ISP that offered them. I may see about the one this supposed to be part of windows if I can find an figure it out. For a moment I thought the computer could not handle Win 10 and made it slow. It was just that each time you swap one drive out and boot another different hdd it goes slow just for a while. Next boots faster. I am concerned though I need to back up this HDD as there is nothing that came with the computer saying back up except for win 7 recovery. No more free upgrade. Mostly I liked using a complete extra hdd that I cloned a whole copy that is bootable. Not simple image that needs time to expand and populate a new hdd if something happens. I used many of these programs that make clones. Trouble is I thought the last one was good, till it did not work. More important is if in the process the originating hdd becomes unusable and the clone also fails. Then you dead in the water. I think an image version created first and see if it can recreate another 2 hdd with win 10. Clone is quicker but that after I have at least 2 copies of win 10 that works with my PC and has all the drivers and programs on it. So this is Bo Derek?
 

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I haven't used my computer for much for a while now, mostly to view and save game camera pictures. I only have a laptop, I upgraded it to 10 as soon as the free upgrade was offered. I do everything online now on my tablet or phone. I do used the laptop for letters because of the keyboard and word programs.
 

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I did not see where I could make a bootable image that would not crash. I check the hdd and it has a lot of folders and files I put on the original drive but there are no programs and it hung up in the process of copying so I know it can't boot. What I did get was the Home version Win 7 to Win 10. I got all the Win 10 updates for 18XX and did find it was out of support but gave updates anyway for some reason. Still I found free to get new version Win 10 with update to 1909 and it goes out of support in 2022 so I have a working Win 10 that's up to date with a more than 5 year old laptop. I made a CD with a recovery boot for Win 10, but no System Disk, so I am still going to see what back up software I can get to make an image an or clone that has everything on the drive and is bootable. Everything works quite fast and it has security of all sort already built in Windows Defender. I have Avg for more than 1 computer or hdd or even if not expect I could ask to transfer to hdd with win 10 now, if it is worth it not sure. Happy as I was about to think the slow moving $%*(*& was the way it was. It seems it was just getting all the updates and rev update.
 
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The computer eventually still went back to very slow. A new computer now with 10 works fine and using clones cannot do as the HDD is not user removable without voiding warranty. Guess it is soldered to Mother Board. I did think of returning it when battery kept going down over night when the computer was shut down. Finally found that the Configuration using F2 Key set at USB Always On option selected to ON. My Wireless Trackball Transmitter, the tiny thing in the USB port was eating up the battery juice from 100 down to 85 percent over night. After turning it OFF I can leave the transmitter plugged in and come back seeing at 100 percent charge on the battery. Also the cooler pad on USB would have alerted me but I had it disconnected when with only 2 USB ports it was not in use as I was using the printer. I expect I'll get a USB Hub to have more USB connections. The cooler pad I suppose I could have another separate power supply as it does not have data transfer only power.
 

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Rather than start a new thread thought maybe some one uses internet on there computer. Key thing is what is called a power line extender and with HomePlug AV standards. For all of about 50 dollars for a max 600mbs speed extender using two plug ins to the wall outlets you can extend the range of Ethernet for your internet connection, not wirelessly, but it uses the neutral line of your house wall outlets. One of the boxes does have both cable and WiFi and the end further away from your modem, which allows WiFi to be further away that it would be otherwise. The problem I have heard may sometime be the case with 3 phase wiring, but it described neural line is the same connection on all phases and should work, just maybe not as well. I know there are two separate breaker boxes, but it is still the neural line is the same for all is what I am thinking. I have to check with the maintenance guy how it is. I only got so far two outlets I tried using distance 75ft apart on one breaker box to have internet connection through put OK. It is supposed to go a little over 900 feet (300 meters). May return the item if can't get it to do better. Anyone use this stuff and have debugged the likes of this stuff?