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Unread 28-05-2008, 03:25 AM   #31
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Re: copying the hidden XP recovery partition


"relic" <bogus.relic2@cjb.net> wrote in message
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> Sinner wrote:
>> "relic" <bogus.relic2@cjb.net> wrote in message
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>>> Sinner wrote:
>>>> "relic" <bogus.relic2@cjb.net> wrote in message
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>>>>>
>>>>> Highlight (select) _your_ post, go to "Message" and click on "Block
>>>>> Sender..."
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> That only blocks a specific e-mail address, and we know how he likes
>>>> to swap those out. It's best to set up a filter/rule based on the
>>>> "From" box. Filter out, "Kadaitcha Man". I also made a rule
>>>> filtering his name in the "Subject" box. I don't even like getting
>>>> messages talking about him.
>>>
>>> Uh, Sinner... he never wanted to block Kadaitcha Man.
>>>

>>
>> Regardless of the identity of the person to be blocked, my advice is
>> sound.

>
> Sure is, but if you re-read what Fritz wrote you will see that he asked
> how to block himself.
>


Still works.


 
Unread 02-06-2008, 03:21 AM   #32
Richard Brandstetter
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Re: buy the IBM CDs, "copying the hidden XP recovery partition"

My hard drive died in my R40 laptop . I called IBM sent about $50 for the 5
CD (for the R40)with XP Pro and all Drivers and IBM Programs to make my R40
like new then I added all my programs Like Office and Photoshop
I had the IBM CDs in my hands in 3 Days the hard drive in 4 days
And I did not by the new hard drive from IBM they were $300 t0 $700 . I
order NEW 60gig drive from Tigerdirect for $65 .
You can add or not add the Hidden Partition if you like. I Did add it and
still have the CD if the Hard drive dies .
in lest then 2 hour had new hard drive in and all Programs up and running.
Richard Brandstetter
brandstetter.photo@verizon.net
www.weddings-nj.com
"Matt" <matt@themattfella.xxxyyz.com> wrote in message
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>I have a four-year-old IBM desktop with XP Pro. It has a hidden partition
>containing a copy of XP Pro and what is called the "Product Recovery
>Program". I guess it is common nowadays that the vendor provides a
>partition like that (instead of a Windows CD) for getting the system
>software back to the factory-new state. I have used it once to wipe and
>reinstall the system, and it worked fine.
>
> The computer is out of warranty, so it seems that if the hard drive were
> to go bad, I would lose the only copy of the OS and would have to pay who
> knows how much for a Windows CD.
>
> So I would like to set up a spare hard drive with a copy of that hidden
> recovery partition. Can I do that with ordinary methods (disk
> partitioning, file copying)? Is there a howto somewhere for this, or can
> somebody offer some advice on the details?



 
Unread 03-06-2008, 01:22 PM   #33
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Re: buy the IBM CDs, "copying the hidden XP recovery partition"

Was the computer in or out of warranty when you ordered the CDs?


Richard Brandstetter wrote:
> My hard drive died in my R40 laptop . I called IBM sent about $50 for the 5
> CD (for the R40)with XP Pro and all Drivers and IBM Programs to make my R40
> like new then I added all my programs Like Office and Photoshop
> I had the IBM CDs in my hands in 3 Days the hard drive in 4 days
> And I did not by the new hard drive from IBM they were $300 t0 $700 . I
> order NEW 60gig drive from Tigerdirect for $65 .
> You can add or not add the Hidden Partition if you like. I Did add it and
> still have the CD if the Hard drive dies .
> in lest then 2 hour had new hard drive in and all Programs up and running.
> Richard Brandstetter
> brandstetter.photo@verizon.net
> www.weddings-nj.com
> "Matt" <matt@themattfella.xxxyyz.com> wrote in message
> news:bLJ_j.325$PD1.116@fe107.usenetserver.com...
>> I have a four-year-old IBM desktop with XP Pro. It has a hidden partition
>> containing a copy of XP Pro and what is called the "Product Recovery
>> Program". I guess it is common nowadays that the vendor provides a
>> partition like that (instead of a Windows CD) for getting the system
>> software back to the factory-new state. I have used it once to wipe and
>> reinstall the system, and it worked fine.
>>
>> The computer is out of warranty, so it seems that if the hard drive were
>> to go bad, I would lose the only copy of the OS and would have to pay who
>> knows how much for a Windows CD.
>>
>> So I would like to set up a spare hard drive with a copy of that hidden
>> recovery partition. Can I do that with ordinary methods (disk
>> partitioning, file copying)? Is there a howto somewhere for this, or can
>> somebody offer some advice on the details?

>
>

 
Unread 04-06-2008, 04:21 AM   #34
Richard Brandstetter
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Re: buy the IBM CDs, "copying the hidden XP recovery partition"

it was out of warranty for about a year . IBM new it was out of Warranty and
I think I got the CDs the NEXT Day I may have pay $3 more for the next day .
It had a 20 gi hard drive I replaced it with a 60 gi drive it all went well
when I installed it .
--
Richard Brandstetter
brandstetter.photo@verizon.net
www.weddings-nj.com
"Matt" <matt@themattfella.xxxyyz.com> wrote in message
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> Was the computer in or out of warranty when you ordered the CDs?
>
>
> Richard Brandstetter wrote:
>> My hard drive died in my R40 laptop . I called IBM sent about $50 for
>> the 5 CD (for the R40)with XP Pro and all Drivers and IBM Programs to
>> make my R40 like new then I added all my programs Like Office and
>> Photoshop
>> I had the IBM CDs in my hands in 3 Days the hard drive in 4 days
>> And I did not by the new hard drive from IBM they were $300 t0 $700 . I
>> order NEW 60gig drive from Tigerdirect for $65 .
>> You can add or not add the Hidden Partition if you like. I Did add it and
>> still have the CD if the Hard drive dies .
>> in lest then 2 hour had new hard drive in and all Programs up and
>> running.
>> Richard Brandstetter
>> brandstetter.photo@verizon.net
>> www.weddings-nj.com
>> "Matt" <matt@themattfella.xxxyyz.com> wrote in message
>> news:bLJ_j.325$PD1.116@fe107.usenetserver.com...
>>> I have a four-year-old IBM desktop with XP Pro. It has a hidden
>>> partition containing a copy of XP Pro and what is called the "Product
>>> Recovery Program". I guess it is common nowadays that the vendor
>>> provides a partition like that (instead of a Windows CD) for getting the
>>> system software back to the factory-new state. I have used it once to
>>> wipe and reinstall the system, and it worked fine.
>>>
>>> The computer is out of warranty, so it seems that if the hard drive were
>>> to go bad, I would lose the only copy of the OS and would have to pay
>>> who knows how much for a Windows CD.
>>>
>>> So I would like to set up a spare hard drive with a copy of that hidden
>>> recovery partition. Can I do that with ordinary methods (disk
>>> partitioning, file copying)? Is there a howto somewhere for this, or
>>> can somebody offer some advice on the details?

>>


 
 

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