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Rob's Vista Migration Update

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* Apples 2 Apples (5:50)

PC vs. Mac - Who wins?

* Bloatware (5:04)

Is your PC feeling a bit bloated?

* H.D. Freedom II (4:33)

When is the hard drive in your new PC not your own?

* Hard Drive Freedom (5:22)

Rob documents his crusade to reclaim his hard drive space.

* Vista Migration (5:20)

Rob shares his experience migrating from XP to Vista.

* Firefox Conversion (2:10)

Rob outlines Firefox features that compelled him to stop using IE.

* Software Stocks (4:56)

An inside look at the software industry.

* Laptop Explosion (4:55)

What's a notebook battery fire? 6 foot flames, 1000 degree temperatures.

A Battle for Hard Drive Freedom - Part II

Which of the major PC manufacturers is staking the largest claim to hard drive space on new computers?

In our latest video, the PC Pitstop Research Team investigates hidden partitions on 30 brand new PCs. We found the best way to recover these hidden partitions is to use Acronis Disk Director Suite .

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QUOTE(badbinary @ 1:53pm Thu May 24 2007) [snapback]1370225[/snapback]

yeah...we're not talking about busses, joe, we're talking about hard disk partitions.

the math co-processor is very old stuff, too, but that is also completely irrelevent to the conversation.

eh....what can I say....had a brain fart that day
those capable of backing up or reinstalling there operating system would find that the software warranty be useless and having an additional partition would be a matter of preference, there default setup looks to be more helpful to those that lack the capabilities mentioned ! they wont help those that intentionally change the configuration because there not trained beyond or wish to be liable.
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Wow, what a great job on the Pitstop Videos. A Battle For Hard Drive Freedom, A Battle For Hard Drive Freedom II, and the XP to Vista Migration are solid and informative tutorials. Great job Rob and Cmunson.


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yeah...we're not talking about busses, joe, we're talking about hard disk partitions.

the math co-processor is very old stuff, too, but that is also completely irrelevent to the conversation.
i got a kick out of that dell tech. they should have mandatory american english courses for their indian techs.

the 2 gig partition that dell created is very weird, that was disturbing. however, the 70 gig partition acer created doesn't bother me in the least. in fact, it's a good security measure incase the system partition gets compromised and a format is necessary. in that case, the data on the "data" drive isn't lost.

lastly, does anyone else notice the one thing that ties the ntfs companies together and the eisa compaies together?
Wow, what a great job on the Pitstop Videos. A Battle For Hard Drive Freedom, A Battle For Hard Drive Freedom II, and the XP to Vista Migration are solid and informative tutorials. Great job Rob and Cmunson.
I'm glad I don't buy OEM computers. The only computer I bought from a big OEM was my laptop. I wiped it clean when I first got it because I didn't want all the crapware installed. I did the fdisk to repartition just out of habit.

I do miss the days when you could buy a built computer without an operating system.
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