| Jerry wrote:
| >In other words, I need some words of wisdom regarding what information I
| >should be looking for. And what should I steer clear of?
| Has anyone noticed the OP has only replied once in over 250 replies to
| his queries?
He actually replied twice. The second time was to
say he was going to check out cheap used PCs at
That kind of thing happens a lot. I chalk it up to
inattentiveness and lack of courtesy. Many people
just don't realize that they could help their own cause
by providing information, and many people don't think
to say thanks. For all we know Jerry might have bought
a new PC last week and just couldn't be bothered to
tell us. But that's OK. The OP provides a way for
useful information to make it to people who need it --
whether he's listening or not. :)
| Although with UEFI replacing BIOS booting, the legacy
| partition table is pretty much history, having been
| replaced by GPT (GUID partition table).
I'm not entirely clear about that. My understanding
is that UEFI supports standard MBR partitioning, and
that GPT partitioning is not necessary except to
access beyond 2 TB per partition.
I know that BootIt supports partitioning of GPT but
not booting from it. XP, which I'm using, also does not
support booting from it. What I'm not clear about are
the longterm ramifications, but my impression is that
I should be able to boot XP on future systems by
using MBR partitioning.
At the risk of being told I'm stupid again, I would recommend the
program I use for imaging and cloning hard drives. It is a program
called Easeus todo backup. It works better than HDClone, which works
better than Norton Ghost.
Their Partition Master is also an excellent product.
You are making it WAY too complicated.
With ToDo bgackup you can image or clone the complete drive, or any
combination of partitions. You can clone to a larger or smaller drive,
as long as there is not more data than fits on the drive.
And no - I won't argue the point with YOU.
On Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:50:00 -0700 (PDT), Bob_Villa
Even a very large amount of "north american" software is programmed
in Russia, India, China,Pakistan, and who-know-where-else. Absolutely
NO guarantee it is not intrusive.
And the vast majority of "security equipment" is also partly or wholly
sourced from China. You just can't win.
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