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  1. Crimping tool question

    Ok, I read somewhere that it slows down their speed somehow, which makes no sense to me actually.
  2. Crimping tool question

    Ok, so is that why I can't find anything online when I look for "Cat7 connector". people just use regular Cat6 ones? But don't Cat7 cables have more inside them that is hard to crimp? Insulation or shielding?
  3. Crimping tool question

    Sorry if this is obvious but I have a great crimping tool I've been using for ethernet Cat6 cables. The two slots it has are 8p and 6p. So my question is, can I also crimp my Cat7 cables with it? The only problem is I'm not seeing any connectors/plugs for my flat Cat7. They exist don't they? Thank you!
  4. Insistent chkdsk scan requests

    On the same desktop, not the same drive. Two completely separate SSDs. One was installed, it was removed for the installation of the second. They are 10 and 7. (please dont ask why I need Windows 7, remind me it sucks, ask me why I dont use VM, etc, it's just what I have to run)
  5. Insistent chkdsk scan requests

    I have two Windows installs running fine on the same desktop, I'm trying to figure out what method to use to get a UI for picking one at bootup (EasyBCD, etc) but that's a separate issue. Now, obviously BOTH Windows installs regardless of which I'm using have access to the storage drives I keep in the system but they have different letters when in either OS. Is that why Windows keeps asking for a chkdsk scan at each startup? I can't figure out why this is happening. All the drives are healthy, in good condition as per CrystalDisk. Could it be having installed OneDrive to sync with each C drive in its respective OS and then OneDrive getting confused about why there is another OneDrive on the system somewhere else? But they're separate installs, one should have nothing to do with the other right? And when one C drive is booted, then the other is just another drive, isn't it?
  6. Full image of a system

    I don't use network share, but this was something I had to deal with when reinstalling Windows just last week because I didn't realise, or rather remember, that Windows doesn't automatically get my network adapter drivers. Luckily I had my laptop to go get them with but that was a little jarring. I've done the C drive with Macrium Free. Super seamless and I made a permanent USB recovery boot drive to load up my C image should I ever need it.
  7. Full image of a system

    What is it that is different about the drivers thing you mentioned from other programs like Macrium? Does Macrium not include an image with drivers? Thanks guys.
  8. Dual boot question

    I feel like I'm a bit lost reading my own thread for answers, so is the consensus that using EasyBCD is the best (or only?) way to get a UI that asks me which ssd to boot from?
  9. Reset or re-install?

    I've used a reinstall image from Microsoft and done everything from scratch. Thanks!
  10. Full image of a system

    I've had to reinstall Windows, I have what are my essentials for running my computer for personal and work use, and a really super clean set up. I need to have a frozen version of today in the easiest way possible to recover later if my Windows 10 ever needs to be reinstalled again so I don't have to go through everything I have gone through over the past days again to get to this perfect spot. 1. What is the best (free ideally) software to do this? 2. How likely is it to get a solution where you'd connect an external hdd and literally restore to a new hdd from there without needing that software again? Does that exist? 3. Is installing Windows 10 again first always the better way and THEN recovering an image?
  11. Reset or re-install?

    Ok, cool thanks.
  12. Reset or re-install?

    Ok, so it's worth it then to do a full reinstall. Thanks. Just need to know what kind of license I have to do it right.
  13. Dual boot question

    Just wanted to update quickly.. I've now got a fully functioning fresh install of 7 and 10 on separate SSDs and I'd like to not go through the trouble of hitting F12 six times every time I boot to get to my main Windows 10 install. If I just leave it as is, with both drives hooked up in the system, it brings up a note that there is no selected boot device. I did used to use EasyBCD but then I feel like it was EasyBCD that was involved in the boot error last time that created this whole mess. I mean, clearly something happened when I unplugged the 7 drive one time to hook up a storage drive and that caused everything to go bad. I'd be concerned to use EasyBCD again without understanding its limitations when it comes to unplugging either of the OS drives. Is there another way more native to the computer to dual boot that doesn't involve going to the mobo's internal boot manager every time?
  14. Reset or re-install?

    The Windows 10 I have on my laptop is the same install I've had since Iupgraded from Windows 8 years ago and while it doesn't get used as heavily as my desktop, it still has gotten to feel like it could use a fresh reset. Is there a way to do a 'hard reset' of the laptop or is it better to go through the whole process of reinstalling Windows? Problem is I don't have the disc as it was an upgrade. Which is why I was thinking some kind of hard reset could be better if it existed.
  15. Laptop search help

    Sorry, I don't know much about CPUs, is KBL-R something that is preferable?