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bio website BungalowSoftware.com
location Blacksburg, VA
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visits member for 5 years, 7 months
seen Mar 22 at 21:22
I started a shinkwrap software company ("Micro ISV") in 1995. It's been my full-time job for over 10 years now.

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awarded  Taxonomist
Mar
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revised Which copy of a corrupt windows system file should I replace?
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asked Which copy of a corrupt windows system file should I replace?
Mar
5
comment How can I reinstall Windows 7 (w/ install DVD) with minimal (or hopeful no) impact on installed programs?
@Ramhound Please do post that as an Answer and I'll accept (unless a better answer comes along, which I doubt) So, as long as I don't have corrupt files in C:\Windows\winsxs\ directory I can try the Repair option?
Mar
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asked Is there any way to move the Windows Indexing file/folder to a different drive?
Mar
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comment How can I reinstall Windows 7 (w/ install DVD) with minimal (or hopeful no) impact on installed programs?
@Dan, I used the Samsung Magician SSD software to check the SSD and it says it was in good or excellent condition. Found only 88K in bad sectors. How would I know if it truly was going bad? BTW, I have not gotten NEW chkdsk errors in the last few days.
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revised How can I reinstall Windows 7 (w/ install DVD) with minimal (or hopeful no) impact on installed programs?
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asked How can I reinstall Windows 7 (w/ install DVD) with minimal (or hopeful no) impact on installed programs?
Mar
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comment How much does having Indexing running on my Samsung SSD affect health vs. search speed?
@Ramhound , so, if I could store the index on a regular HDD then that would not shorten the lifespan, right? (not sure if that's possible.
Mar
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comment How much does having Indexing running on my Samsung SSD affect health vs. search speed?
@Ramhound, I see. So, it's the constant writing to update the index that is causing the shortened life span.
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revised How do I check the health of my Samsung SSD?
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accepted How do I check the health of my Samsung SSD?
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asked How much does having Indexing running on my Samsung SSD affect health vs. search speed?
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accepted How do I access SmartCtl on Windows 7?
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comment How do I access SmartCtl on Windows 7?
I have Samsung as well... so downloading Magician. To document this problem and solution better, I posted a better question: superuser.com/questions/884073/… which you are welcome to answer. Magician is : goo.gl/q8JLgo
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asked How do I check the health of my Samsung SSD?
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comment How do I access SmartCtl on Windows 7?
If you include the link I posted in my answer, below, I'll mark your answer as THE answer. GREAT tip for using the SSD-specific tool. I'd bold that.
Mar
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answered How do I access SmartCtl on Windows 7?
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asked How can I tell if repeated CHKDSK errors means my SSD is going bad?
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comment Is my SSD drive going bad? SMART error
How do you access smartctl? I posted that as a question: superuser.com/questions/884067/…