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New Dell Inspiron 7773 Laptop

Postby jack450 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:25 pm

I have been using IFL (version 2X) for several years on computers running Windows Vista and Windows 7. A year ago I posted a message indicating that I was about to buy a new Dell XPS Laptop and wanted some advice about using IFL on the new system running Windows 10 with a 1 TB SSD Drive. Brian K., as usual, was very helpful and knowledgeable, but as it turned out, I decided to wait til a later date for a purchase upgrade.

The upgrade finally happened last week. I decided the XPS was more computer than I needed so I opted for a 17" Dell Inspiron series 7000 model 7773 running Windows 10 Pro and a SATA III 512 SSD hard drive. I just purchased the TeraByte Bundle that Includes Version 3 of IFL. Just made a boot disk of IFL 3.22.

The question is essentially the same as last year -- Can I create images using IFL 3.22 on this new computer as I have done for years on my older computers, or is there something I need to know about this newer technology before I proceed. I have never used any of the other TeraByte programs and tools, which seem to become more numerous each time I get on the site. I'm totally familiar with IFL but if anyone starts mentioning the other Terabyte programs and tools please understand that I'm unfamiliar with them, even though I've always had many of them, and respond accordingly.

Thanks,
Jack Greenberg
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Re: New Dell Inspiron 7773 Laptop

Postby Brian K » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:45 pm

jack450 wrote:
>
> The question is essentially the same as last year -- Can I create images
> using IFL 3.22 on this new computer as I have done for years on my older
> computers, or is there something I need to know about this newer technology
> before I proceed.

Jack,

The quick answer is yes. Use IFL as you have in the past. The only difference will be as you have a UEFI system you will need to image more partitions than just the OS partition. If you aren't familiar with these partitions can you post a screenshot of the Disk Management rectangle so we can offer advice?
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Re: New Dell Inspiron 7773 Laptop

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:26 am

On Sun, 16 Sep 2018 02:45:17 EDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Brian K disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>The quick answer is yes. Use IFL as you have in the past. The only difference will be as you have a UEFI system you will need to image more partitions than just the OS partition. If you aren't familiar with these partitions can you post a screenshot of the Disk Management rectangle so we can offer advice?

I have 11 OSs here and I used to back them all up separately! What an
idiot I was. Some may think I still am, but I digress.

I now backup the whole OS drive every day. I may rarely backup an
individual OS, but these days it is the exception rather than the
rule.
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Re: New Dell Inspiron 7773 Laptop

Postby jack450 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:56 am

Brian K wrote:
> jack450 wrote:
> >
> > The question is essentially the same as last year -- Can I create images
> > using IFL 3.22 on this new computer as I have done for years on my older
> > computers, or is there something I need to know about this newer technology
> > before I proceed.
>
> Jack,
>
> The quick answer is yes. Use IFL as you have in the past. The only difference will be
> as you have a UEFI system you will need to image more partitions than just the OS
> partition. If you aren't familiar with these partitions can you post a screenshot of
> the Disk Management rectangle so we can offer advice?

I believe it is a UEFI system. Will a full drive image get all the partitions?
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Re: New Dell Inspiron 7773 Laptop

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:19 am

On Sun, 16 Sep 2018 11:56:51 EDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
jack450 disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Will a full drive image get all the partitions?

Yep!
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Re: New Dell Inspiron 7773 Laptop

Postby Brian K » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:27 pm

You might want to omit imaging the Dell recovery partition (10 to 20 GB) as you are creating your own images. I usually delete that partition and use the space for something else.
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Re: New Dell Inspiron 7773 Laptop

Postby jack450 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:27 pm

Thanks guys --

Brian -- I think I should just image the entire drive for now. When I learn a little more about Windows 10 and UEFI I might be able to make better informed decisions. One other question -- does Bitlocker have any effect on an image? I noticed that Bitlocker in the Control Panel is set to "ON" and it says that the OS is encrypted.

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Re: New Dell Inspiron 7773 Laptop

Postby Brian K » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:45 pm

jack450 wrote:
-- does Bitlocker have any
> effect on an image? I noticed that Bitlocker in the Control Panel is set
> to "ON" and it says that the OS is encrypted.

Jack,

I recall the kid's Dells having BitLocker "ON". But it wasn't really "ON", weird. I didn't want it so I disabled it.

https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=616
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Re: New Dell Inspiron 7773 Laptop

Postby jack450 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:02 pm

Brian K wrote:
> jack450 wrote:
> -- does Bitlocker have any
> > effect on an image? I noticed that Bitlocker in the Control Panel is set
> > to "ON" and it says that the OS is encrypted.
>
> Jack,
>
> I recall the kid's Dells having BitLocker "ON". But it wasn't really
> "ON", weird. I didn't want it so I disabled it.
>
> https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=616

I can't see why I need it either. Can I simply turn it off without affecting any of the data on the drive? The link you sent suggests that problems are possible if the drive is encrypted (if I understood it correctly).
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Re: New Dell Inspiron 7773 Laptop

Postby Brian K » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:15 pm

jack450 wrote:
> Can I simply turn it off without affecting any of
> the data on the drive?

Yes, your data will be OK after you turn it off.
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