External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Ryka, May 26, 2007.

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    Michael Solomon, May 30, 2007
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  2. Ryka

    ...winston Guest

    Thanks Michael,
    I've not hooked up my Dell PDA to Vista yet(its about the same vintage as yours but an Axim X3) though I'm already running the PPC2003 with Office 03 on the XP side. Amazing how pda have become extensions of our hands and brain.


    Have you noticed any other performance issues in Vista or with the Axim PDA in Vista and the Mobile Device Center ?


    In Windows were all 'On The Way Home' and Clancy still can't sing :)

    ...w



    :
    :
    : : > 'Retrospective Backup'
    : > The person who coined that must have grown up in the '60's.
    : >
    : > Nice seeing you around !!!
    : >
    : > Are you dual booting and/or using WLMD on Vista ?
    : >
    : > ...winston
    : >
    : >
    : And been a fan of Buffalo Springfield!:)
    :
    : Thanks, Winston.
    :
    : I was dual booting up until about a week ago. I might have dropped XP
    : sooner but my PDA, a Dell Axim X5 was not compatible with the new Sync
    : Center. I really didn't want to purchase a new PDA and Dell no longer
    : offered the PPC 2003 upgrade, in fact, for the time being, they are out of
    : the PDA business with the exception of selling third party models. I found
    : a guy on Ebay who was selling a copy of the upgrade for $4 and change plus
    : shipping. For the little over $7, I figured it was worth a shot. He sent
    : me a burned a copy, it updated my Axim and I was back in business.
    :
    : I updated my Acronis True Image and Disk Director to current versions,
    : backed up my partitions, wiped my hard drive and started over, installing
    : Vista and rebuilding my partitions and creating new master images of my
    : setup.
    :
    : I'm currently using WLMD for newsgroups and Hotmail. For my pop3 accounts,
    : contacts, scheduling, etc. I'm using Outlook 2003.
    :
    : Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but with the long weekend, I just
    : didn't get back online until today.
    :
    : --
    : Michael Solomon
    : Backup is a PC user's best friend
    : DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    :
     
    ...winston, May 30, 2007
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  3. Ryka

    Lee Guest

    Thanks Michael,
    I've not hooked up my Dell PDA to Vista yet(its about the same vintage as
    yours but an Axim X3) though I'm already running the PPC2003 with Office 03
    on the XP side. Amazing how pda have become extensions of our hands and
    brain.


    Have you noticed any other performance issues in Vista or with the Axim PDA
    in Vista and the Mobile Device Center ?



    PPC2003 works very well with MDC, and Office 2007 but PPC2003 is not
    compatible with WMP11, so if your PPC is docked you get a warning message
    every time you open WMP11. Maybe some units have a patch for this but my
    Viewsonic V37 doesn't.
     
    Lee, May 30, 2007
    #23
  4. Thanks Michael,
    I've not hooked up my Dell PDA to Vista yet(its about the same vintage as
    yours but an Axim X3) though I'm already running the PPC2003 with Office 03
    on the XP side. Amazing how pda have become extensions of our hands and
    brain.


    Have you noticed any other performance issues in Vista or with the Axim PDA
    in Vista and the Mobile Device Center ?


    In Windows were all 'On The Way Home' and Clancy still can't sing :)

    ...w




    Winston, I believe the X3 was released with PPC 2003. I was right on the
    cusp when I bought my Axim X5 in February, 2003. No performance issues but
    I don't recall seeing a nag asking whether I just wanted to sync my device
    with my PC or sync both ways. After the sync, my calendar in Outlook 2003
    suddenly had multiple listing for appointments, holidays and notes. I had
    to go in and delete the extra listing by hand, one by one. I just put the
    calendar in List view which made it easier but still, I'm not exactly sure
    how it happened.:)

    Maybe Clancy just has laryngitis.<LOL>

    I haven't had any performance issues at all. In fact, Vista runs faster and
    smoother on my system than did XP. Of course, I realize my experience is
    not necessarily representative and given what we're seeing in these groups,
    hardware and setup can make all the difference.

    The only application giving me trouble is Mailwasher Pro 5.3 which crashes a
    lot and gives me a lot of errors when its running but it was doing that in
    XP as well. This has been the worst build I've seen from them in a long
    time. Their forums are pretty well lit up with it as well.

    The only other issue I have is that HP still hasn't posted Vista drivers my
    Laserjet 1018 printer. It seems that 6310 officjet I purchase a month ago
    was a fortuitous decision!:)
     
    Michael Solomon, May 30, 2007
    #24
  5. Check out the Gom Player:
    http://www.gomplayer.com/main.html

    No such issue when I open Gom Player with my PDA docked.
     
    Michael Solomon, May 30, 2007
    #25
  6. Ryka

    Lee Guest

    Hey, brilliant Michael, I love it. WMP just lost it's spot in my Quicklaunch
    tray :>)

    Lee
     
    Lee, May 30, 2007
    #26
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    Michael Solomon, May 30, 2007
    #27
  8. Ryka

    ...winston Guest

    Thanks,
    I recall having a similar issue on a sync with duplicates in OL03 but really can't recall any of the specifics either on how it happened. One thing I do remember is that my duplicates were restricted to items with alternate email addresses. Like you 'list' view manual delete handled it.


    :
    :
    : : Thanks Michael,
    : I've not hooked up my Dell PDA to Vista yet(its about the same vintage as
    : yours but an Axim X3) though I'm already running the PPC2003 with Office 03
    : on the XP side. Amazing how pda have become extensions of our hands and
    : brain.
    :
    :
    : Have you noticed any other performance issues in Vista or with the Axim PDA
    : in Vista and the Mobile Device Center ?
    :
    :
    : In Windows were all 'On The Way Home' and Clancy still can't sing :)
    :
    : ...w
    :
    :
    :
    :
    : Winston, I believe the X3 was released with PPC 2003. I was right on the
    : cusp when I bought my Axim X5 in February, 2003. No performance issues but
    : I don't recall seeing a nag asking whether I just wanted to sync my device
    : with my PC or sync both ways. After the sync, my calendar in Outlook 2003
    : suddenly had multiple listing for appointments, holidays and notes. I had
    : to go in and delete the extra listing by hand, one by one. I just put the
    : calendar in List view which made it easier but still, I'm not exactly sure
    : how it happened.:)
    :
    : Maybe Clancy just has laryngitis.<LOL>
    :
    : I haven't had any performance issues at all. In fact, Vista runs faster and
    : smoother on my system than did XP. Of course, I realize my experience is
    : not necessarily representative and given what we're seeing in these groups,
    : hardware and setup can make all the difference.
    :
    : The only application giving me trouble is Mailwasher Pro 5.3 which crashes a
    : lot and gives me a lot of errors when its running but it was doing that in
    : XP as well. This has been the worst build I've seen from them in a long
    : time. Their forums are pretty well lit up with it as well.
    :
    : The only other issue I have is that HP still hasn't posted Vista drivers my
    : Laserjet 1018 printer. It seems that 6310 officjet I purchase a month ago
    : was a fortuitous decision!:)
    : --
    : Michael Solomon
    : Backup is a PC user's best friend
    : DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    :
     
    ...winston, May 31, 2007
    #28
  9. Ryka

    ...winston Guest

    Thanks for the info. I'll remember that though I normally don't use WMP in Vista preferring Itunes.
    ...winston

    : : Thanks Michael,
    : I've not hooked up my Dell PDA to Vista yet(its about the same vintage as
    : yours but an Axim X3) though I'm already running the PPC2003 with Office 03
    : on the XP side. Amazing how pda have become extensions of our hands and
    : brain.
    :
    :
    : Have you noticed any other performance issues in Vista or with the Axim PDA
    : in Vista and the Mobile Device Center ?
    :
    :
    :
    : PPC2003 works very well with MDC, and Office 2007 but PPC2003 is not
    : compatible with WMP11, so if your PPC is docked you get a warning message
    : every time you open WMP11. Maybe some units have a patch for this but my
    : Viewsonic V37 doesn't.
    :
     
    ...winston, May 31, 2007
    #29
  10. Ryka

    MariaEll Guest

    I'm new to backing up files, so I know nothing about it, but from what I've
    read so far, will it be ok to use a USB external hard drive and a backup
    software, like Acronis, which I've heard is the best?

    Maria
     
    MariaEll, Jun 15, 2007
    #30
  11. Ryka

    Rock Guest

    Yes that's what I use in Vista. Acronis True Image Home version 10 is the
    latest build. I do a full image weekly to an external drive, then a nightly
    incremental image. All this is scheduled from within Acronis TI. I
    alternate between two external drives on a weekly basis so one can be stored
    off site.

    Look for the best price for Acronis TI. Don't get it from their web site.
    Newegg.com sometimes has a great prices on it. After installing it and
    registering it with Acronis get the latest build from the Acronis web site
    before using it. That is build 4942.
     
    Rock, Jun 15, 2007
    #31
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