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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Paalman


    I'm a big fan of multiple disks so you have your sensitive photos "safer" when you have bugs, virusses and crashes. But obviously it is more expensive. A good choice for a primairy hard drive would be the Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue disk. Or you could use an SSD for an even faster system.

    That really sounds like a great thing for me to do! First I will see how this works out but I will definitely keep this idea as an option if I need to change things! Thanks, Jan!

    Denise

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    No problem Denise. I think you

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    Hi Denise...


    Sorry to hear about your HDD issues. Depending how important your time is, you may want to perform a system backup of the system drive onto DVD(s) and then perform a restore once the new drive is installed into the system. The only problem with this is that you may end up with 10 DVD
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    Thanks, elmo! I will look into the link you provided.


    It does look like I have everything backed up onto my external hard drive.


    My main concern now is spysweeper not letting me install again ...I

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    The antispyware that comes with windows 7 is pretty good the way it is (security essentials) and might not need a "paid" version of anything else.
    Words get in the way of what I meant to say.

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    Also, there is a free one online. I can

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    Licenses for Microsoft is actually remarkably easy. There

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    Thank you, weilin ...I will! I am working right now but this is first on my list to straighten out when I get home. I need to make sure all programs will be able to load back on before doing anything!


    Thanks again!


    Denise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Paalman


    Quote Originally Posted by Chris White
    I do not know if the problem is XP or my
    BIOS, but the largest hard-drive I can use is 1TB. I would check to make
    sure your machine can recognize a 2TB hard-drive before you start
    "surgery"

    It's probably your bios. Windows XP service pack 2 and 3 support 2TB drives for sure. I googled a bit and noticed that more people have the same problem, which seems like a selfcaring problem in some occassions.


    I am running service pack 3. Again, I am not sure if it is my BIOS or the XP. What I am suggesting to Denise, is that if her machine does not fire up, and you will know before you get into changing any program licenses, before becoming too concerened, try a 1TB hard-drive. I was aware there could be a problem when I ordered my 2TB, but I gave it a shot since it was a second internal for -- what else -- raw files and my other work flow. I ended up using a 1TB and it went very smooth. I am going to use the "extra" 2TB drive to build a unit with my son, something I had in the back of my mind when I ordered the 2TB hard-drive. In addition, for what is worth, I do not think the savings is enough to justify the green hype, I always go with 7200 RPM drives. There is a value to time, if it costs me $0.95 more per month to work a little faster, that is a trade-off I will take.


    Quote Originally Posted by ddt0725
    Also, there is a free one online. I can't
    remember what it is called. AVG I think ...on filehippo.com.

    The free AVG is a pretty good product. I have used it on a couple of machines without any problems. It does not seem to use a lot of resources,either.


    Quote Originally Posted by andnowimbroke


    The antispyware that comes with
    windows 7 is pretty good the way it is (security essentials) and might
    not need a "paid" version of anything else.


    I agree with Greg, thus far it is all I am using on our "newest" laptop and it seems to be working well.


    Denise, I am sure once you and your daughter start the project, you will find that it will go smoother than you are currently fearing.[]


    Chris

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    Best of luck. If you have any urgent questions feel free to PM me for my number. I do ASIC design now (Intel) but I used to work IT for 7 years. This should be a interesting stroll down memory lane. I have no qualms giving another photographer a hand.

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