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    Pending OCZ Solid 64Gb / and yes, it still works

    Agreed. And, since there are more of these out there, Steve will want to look into this to figure it out.
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    FYI SpinRite's Development Roadmap

    Steve has been concentrating on SpinRite 6.1 for the last 6+ months, doing a complete re-code. He has very recently been running the new code on his hardware, flushing out and fixing coding errors, edge cases, etc. Good progress is being made. He may be close to having something for public...
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    Future UEFI support in SpinRite

    Miguelfire, I am not aware of any update deferrals for Win 10 Home? (Other than a registry tweak to target a desired feature version) Quite the contrary: MS removed deferral settings from Win 10 with the 2004 feature update. :( However, thanks to the folks at AskWoody, I learned how to...
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    Pending OCZ Solid 64Gb / and yes, it still works

    Telmeanius, It looks like the 64 GB OCZ SOLID_SSD drive is the culprit. I will deferr to Steve for further comment.
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    Future UEFI support in SpinRite

    What specific feature are you speaking of?
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    Pros and Cons of Windows 10

    Updating MSE and WD is not the same thing as patching Windows vulnerabilities. While updated MSE/WD can cope with certain things, I do not see either as being able to cope with unlatched vulnerabilities. Win 10 is being patched for vulnerabilities. Win 7 is not. So . . . In hindsight, my use...
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    smart to mask back-ups as system files?

    Yep. The bad stuff just keeps getting smarter and smarter. :( Sigh.
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    Future UEFI support in SpinRite

    I have also posted a copy of my previous post in the new thread that Ron linked above.
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    Pros and Cons of Windows 10

    It's weird how some of the embedded graphics "translate" with copy-paste. :)
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    Pros and Cons of Windows 10

    This post copied here from the OP's original thread for a different topic. Open Shell https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu GitHub - Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu: Classic Shell Reborn. Classic Shell Reborn. Contribute to Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu development by creating an account on...
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    Future UEFI support in SpinRite

    Open Shell https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu O&O ShutUp10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 This is a stand-alone tool. I.E. it installs nothing. Just run it and under Actions, select Apply only recommended settings. That's it. You can scroll down to see what is now turned...
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    smart to mask back-ups as system files?

    Short answer: It is NOT a good idea. Long answer: It is NOT a good idea, because if anything happens to the drive you have backed up this way, your backups are probably toast. And useless to you. Burning your backups to a DVD is one option. My preferred option is to use an external USB HDD for...
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    Pending Monitor says "out of range" after pressing enter

    You really really need to try REMing out just the SPLASH line!
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    Future UEFI support in SpinRite

    No Offense taken, Ron. However, I think some perspective should be addressed here. First, Win 7 has had its share of patch issues breaking stuff, particularly in 2018, but nothing, admittedly, comparable to the scope of Win 10. I think 2019 was probably rather sane by comparison to 2018. (I...
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    Spinrite and flash drives

    I have noticed that on occasion. SpinRite 7.2, with full USB support, ought to be able to handle those devices with aplomb. Meanwhile, SpinRite 6.1, when it's released (some months away yet, probably) could have a bit better USB support than SpinRite 6.0.