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Tue Dec 15

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alphab replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:11 PM

Re: Partitioing C: drive with no data loss loss

Thanks.

I do routinely back up both to a partition on the disk itself and an external storage such as Seagate using, of course, one of the two USB 3.0 ports. I have not quite insured against local fire in the Den in my condo but may use [more]

Fri Dec 11

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alphab replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:09 PM

Re: Partitioing C: drive with no data loss loss

With a hard drive 500gb SSD and the RAM 16gb I am reasonably happy with my choice of internal storage system for the kind of work I plan to do on this computer. Most importantly, I got the answer to my original query but I will certainly keep your [more]

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alphab replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:45 PM

Re: Partitioing C: drive with no data loss loss

Thanks.

I wish to separate the OS, the downloaded programs and other essential folders in the C: drive so I can back up only this drive periodically, both on an external usb disk and on an internal partition. The other partition(s) [more]

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alphab posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:40 AM

Partitioing C: drive with no data loss loss

Hi,

I recently bought a desktop with 500gb hard disk which came as a single C: drive. I used Disk Management to reduce the size of C: to half but cannot shrink it further with this built-in software. The OS is Windows 7 Professional. [more]

Sun Dec 6

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alphab replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:41 AM

Re: Cloning or Imaging a SSD drive in MBA

Just to end this thread, I have successfully installed El Capitan 10.11.1.

There was one problem. According to Apple, either because the SSD is a RAID volume (?) or because I have manually modified the Boot Camp after being set up by Boot [more]

Sat Dec 5

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alphab replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:44 PM

Re: Cloning or Imaging a SSD drive in MBA

First, Apple (re)installed the OSX Mountain Lion successfully. After the preliminary registration related input the computer is okay. It is offering me free upgrade to EL Capitan , OSX 10.11.1 (released Oct 21, 2015). As I cannot choose Maverick or [more]

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alphab replied to the Apple User's Group board. 10:33 AM

Re: Cloning or Imaging a SSD drive in MBA

Many thanks AWL, for your continued interest and obvious effort to resolve my problem. Just to bring you up to date:

TMBU when seen using Windows showed HFS. In the Disk Utility it is MAC OS extended etc.

The disk1 with Mac OS Base [more]

Fri Dec 4

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alphab replied to the Apple User's Group board. 6:55 PM

Re: Cloning or Imaging a SSD drive in MBA

Hi AWL.,

Thanks again. I will just outline here what I did both before the MBA stopped functioning and after.

Before:

I routinely used MBA's OPTION button at start up to open the page showing the partitions in the [more]

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alphab replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:14 PM

Re: Cloning or Imaging a SSD drive in MBA

AWL

Since you have been so generous with your time and have definitely far greater familiarity (and expertise) than me with OS-X let me ask for some suggestions for REVIVING my Apple part of the MBA. I have spent an awful lot of time and [more]

Thu Dec 3

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alphab replied to the Apple User's Group board. 5:27 PM

Re: Cloning or Imaging a SSD drive in MBA

Thanks for your input.

Bootcamp partition format is NTFS, that of OS-X is HFS.

I did not receive any USB Stick (flash drive?) or DVD with is Mac Book Air. I bought it by mail order from B&H Photos in NY 3 years back. Just to [more]

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alphab replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:10 PM

Re: Cloning or Imaging a SSD drive in MBA

AWL
Thanks for your reply.

I emptied my 1TB Seagate disk and partitioned it using Disk Utility with one partition about 300gb formatted in Mac OS Extended Journaled. I dragged the entire SSD to 'source' and this partition to [more]

Wed Dec 2

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alphab replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:30 PM

Re: Clone to external hard drive?

It is the "Disk Mode" under back up option. I used it for imaging my MBA SSD.

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alphab replied to the Apple User's Group board. 12:22 PM

Re: Cloning or Imaging a SSD drive in MBA

Thank you all and, in particular, to AWL.

Before using the MBA Disk Utility route I used (from Bootcamp) Acronis 2014 in "Disk Mode". It shows as if it is backing up (which I understand is the same as Imaging) the full disk - [more]

Tue Dec 1

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alphab posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:40 PM

Cloning or Imaging a SSD drive in MBA

Although I posted this message on Apple Users Boards (FOOL UK and FOOL US) I am posting it here because I think it is close to another thread currently running on the topic.

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My MacBook Air (13.3inch-mid 2012) is about 3 yr old [more]

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alphab posted to the Apple User's Group board. 3:34 PM

Cloning or Imaging a SSD drive in MBA

My MacBook Air (13.3inch-mid 2012) is about 3 yr old and has a 128gb SSD and 4gb ram. I have got Windows 7 in boot camp along with the OSX Mavericks. I regularly back up the Bootcamp partition using Acronis 2014 and the other partition with the [more]

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