Well as of 5 days ago i have lost everything on my computer. The hard drive failed on my old HP envy 700-249 comp. I cannot access any data on the drive. I lost a lot of files simply because i had partitioned the drive into 2 equal 1 terabyte partitions. It didn't help cause the whole drive is dead. I did not lose everything because i have been making backups on DVD disks for many years. But the last 2 years i quit using DVD's because some i could not read when i tried running them. The comp was 8 years old but it has kept on running until now. I estimate i lost around 120 gig's of the 447 Gig's that was on the drive.
So now i have a HP Envy TE01 Desktop. i7 cpu, 500 Gig SSD drive. I bought a second WD blue500 Gig SSD and installed it so i can put most of my data on that drive. My computer guru says SSD drives are guaranteed for 10 years to not fail( no moving parts to fail), and i hope hes right. I also must learn how to run Windows 10 now and it's a little slow going until i get the hang of it. It is a lot faster than my old windows 8.1 comp. Guess i have a few months of putting data from the DVD's to the second SSD drive. It took me this long just to get back to this forum since i didn't have the info to get here until i found a DVD that backed up all my internet websites. Glad i got back here.
Post by davej98002 on Jul 25, 2020 13:18:02 GMT -5
Make sure you protect that second drive as Windows 10 is very invasive and has 'Anti Piracy' features that look to see if you have 'Permission' to have a picture or software. It has deleted 1,000's of my pictures.
Yes Dave, i have already run into problems with DVD's that i copied pictures i took with my camera. Windows won't let me copy them to my secondary drive. I'm looking on the internet for fixes for this problem.
Dave, I have been going thru my CD/DVD collection and found some old microsoft software.I don't know if they will even install on a newer computer( never tried). They are : HP XP pro SP1 notebook Operating system CD, (2)retail version of Windows xp Pro with service pack 2,and a windows 7 home premium upgrade 64 bit DVD with COA Designed for windows Vista. If your interested in them let me know.
My wifes laptop is still Win 7. I am on Win 10 but will stick with it as much as I hate how invasive MS is. Win 10 is said to record every Key stroke and reports it to MS, this includes your passwords to your $200,000,000.00 IRA account.
US ARMY Retired. Signal Corps Retired GTE Phone Repair Tech Riding Motorcycles since 1970