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comment Restore a Windows 8.1 system image using VirtualBox to a SSD
BTW, since I have a large data partition, I actually store my images there (and also copy them to external drive or DVD). I also keep a Readme file I call "CaptainsLog.txt" where I keep track of what did before each clean image. (I usually end up making two clean images, maybe installing things like MS Office in between.)
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comment Restore a Windows 8.1 system image using VirtualBox to a SSD
@IsmaelMiguel, I'm sorry to hear it didn't work out well. The 'silver lining' here is that you now have a cleanly installed copy of Windows. I'd highly recommend making an image now that you can use in the future if need be. (I usually use BootIt by Terabyte Unlimited but have had success with Macrium Reflect too. MS is so-so.) I usually first do any safe tweaks/installations (of free software) that I'll definitely always want, and could use if selling/giving away the computer. (It helps that my data/media files--are on a D: partition.)
Nov
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comment Regex find proper case and exclude some word in notepad++
You're welcome--glad to help!
Nov
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answered Regex find proper case and exclude some word in notepad++
Nov
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comment My broadband switches off when waterpump switches on
When you say 'switches off' do you mean that it literally powers off, or just that you lose wifi reception? (I'm assuming it's a wi-fi router that you're using wirelessly.) Only in the latter case would I suspect anything related to radio interference, maybe.
Nov
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comment Will I lose Dropbox referal space if I downgrade from a Paid account
Or, google for dropbox referral space downgrade
Nov
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comment Excel 2010 macro that will search for multiple values in a very large worksheet, and then copy full rows into a new sheet when value is found?
TIP: programming questions may get better answers on stackoverflow. E.g. see stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/vba
Nov
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comment Restore a Windows 8.1 system image using VirtualBox to a SSD
BTW, if you had half an hour to spend dialoguing here on superuser... personally I would've spent that time doing it the usual way. Still, it's an interesting question; let us know if it works!
Nov
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comment Restore a Windows 8.1 system image using VirtualBox to a SSD
The suggestion from techie007 might work, but be aware that you can't have mounted access to a drive that's being restored to, AFAIK. So after you image the little drive to an image file on the big drive, you'll have to unmount (shut down) the little one before restoring to it. Well, maybe you could restore to a 3rd drive instead, but it sounds like you'll need to shut down Windows and boot to something else (e.g. CD) to do the actual restore. And you'll overwrite the little drive--blowing away any work you did in between imaging and restoring.
Nov
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comment Insert Filename Headers into Numerous XLSX files
TIP: programming questions will probably get better answers on stackoverflow. E.g. see stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/vba . Also, I find that in MS Office you can first record a macro and then go tweak the VB code that it produces (Alt+F11). Or better, record it and then copy just the relevant macro lines into a new macro, since the recorded one will be way more verbose/specific than you need.
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Nov
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answered Insert Filename Headers into Numerous XLSX files
Nov
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comment Excel 2010 macro that will search for multiple values in a very large worksheet, and then copy full rows into a new sheet when value is found?
With something of this complexity, it would probably be good to provide a sample .XLS file, without macros yet. (Sounds like you'd need to create it from scratch.) Including some sample source data and a an example of the new worksheet you wish to produce would be good. In general, I find that in MS Office you can first record a macro and then go tweak the VB code that it produces (Alt+F11). Or better, copy only the relevant macro lines into a new macro, since the recorded one will be way more verbose/specific than you need. You can also put a loop around it (and have the Find not wrap).
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