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Comments by -- Bob Primak --
Re. FYI #956
Sun, July 2, 2017
How to Upgrade
to a Larger Hard Drive Without Reinstalling Windows
Cloning is one of the things EaseUS ToDo does better and easier
than Macrium Reflect Free. But both programs will work.
There are also docks like one I own, which can duplicate a smaller
drive's contents to a larger drive, or even a laptop drive (2-1/2
in) to a desktop drive (3-1/2 in) without additional software (and
with some models, without tying up a PC).
advantages of a dock include speed and no need to format the new
drive before cloning. Disadvantages include the cost of the dock
if you're only doing occasional clones and a higher failure rate
when the cloned drive (the newer, bigger drive) is put into the
Adjusting partition sizes when using a dock happens after the
cloning has occurred, which makes this part of the process more
Cloning can also be done with just the partitions needed to boot
and run Windows (or any other OS in a multi-boot disk). So you can
choose to only include those OSes and partitions you need on the
accomplish this, you have to use the software route, not the dock
alternative. In this case, you would be adjusting partition sizes
on the new drive before cloning rather than afterwards. Just
remember, you can't run any modern OS from just the System
Partition. You also need the EFI Boot Partition and as many as
three other partitions, depending on the specific OS you are
Windows Activation issues noted in one of the Comments resulted
from trying to clone a disk which started life as OEM Windows. OEM
Windows (prior to Windows 10) is tied to the disk on which it was
originally installed. Phone Activation (which never appears as an
explicit option during installation or setup) does usually work,
provided you state clearly what you are doing, and that you are
only using one copy of Windows, with the same motherboard as the
original OEM installation.
Windows 10 does not have this issue, as it uses an online Digital
Entitlement, not a Product Key Code. Windows 10 will catch
duplications at login, and ask you to sign into your online
Microsoft Account and choose on which "device" (which system
hardware configuration) you want to use your Entitlement, or else
prompt you to buy a new Entitlement from the Microsoft Store.
Bots and trolls
are swaying opinions on Facebook, Twitter
factor in the way the mainstream media botched their predictions
of the 2016 Presidential Election outcome?
Yes, You Should
Give Google Your Mobile Number
I have not done
this. Some accounts, including Microsoft, allow a landline (or
VOIP from an ISP) to be used for authentication instead. Much less
likelihood of someone stealing your landline phone!
Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs
Maybe I'm just lucky, but I have not had stability issues in my
NUC with a Skylake CPU. There have been firmware updates and at
least one other type of patch for the CPU microcode, but both
Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu Linux 16.04 are stable with regards to
basic processor functions in my NUC. YMMV. Note: I do update my
UEFI firmware from time to time.
Here's where Intel has the BIOS Update (which includes
OS-independent UEFI Firmware) for my NUC was found:
BIOS updating is very tricky, more so than bootable recovery
environments. (In other words, print out the instructions and the
BIOS Recovery instructions before beginning, and have these
instructions beside you as you work. A System Backup Image will
not save you from a munged BIOS Update!) But mine went well, as
far as I can tell.
Ubuntu had been throwing a Startup Error in Upstart. Now it
doesn't. But there is a bit of preboot garbage showing up which
wasn't there before, relating to caches and maybe one or two other
details. Nothing which causes crash notices or error reporting. I
also got a new Startup Sound, the Intel jingle. (Branding is
everywhere these days!) I still haven't tested this new BIOS and
firmware with Windows 10 Pro in my NUC.
BIOS Version for my NUC Kit (NUC6i5SYK or NUC6i5SYH) is BIOS
Update [SYSKLi35.86A] Version: 0061 (Latest) Date: 5/24/2017 and
covers the following issues:
What’s new in this release?
BIOS version 0061 fixes the Hyper-Threading issue. See the release
notes for installation instructions, supported hardware, what is
new, bug fixes, and known issues.
Other systems will have other BIOS Update versions, and this is
only one of about five ways to perform the update. I used the
System Startup Button method, as I believe this to be the safest
method (fewest moving parts).
there was an update for the UEFI firmware and BIOS for my NUC to
fix this issue.
preparing to spoil everyone else’s fun
This case should
be a real test of the current Administration's Justice Department
regarding anti-trust issues.
On-Demand Files Are Perfect for Ultrabook Owners, Storage Misers
but if I wanted a Cloud dependent mobile device, I'd opt for a
Are Your Devices
Safe While Traveling? Study Finds People Forgo Best Practices Away
also backup are often ignored by travelers. I carry a small kit
with tiny flash drives and a hub so I can restore my tablet from a
Macrium Reflect Backup Archive if anything goes really wrong. I
haven't yet set up the tablet with a VPN service, but that should
also be done.
Great new deals, plus some updates and reruns
For example: the
cheapest 1TB portable hard drive I've ever seen, and an unbeatable
price on a lifetime of guided meditation.
One of the
problems with posting an article from June 19th when we are nearly
at the 4th of July is that those prices are no longer valid. This
drive is now back up to $99.00 -- still not a bad deal.