Free Do Over
I have not been very active on IBO Toolbox for the last few days, because I went through a major computer problem. It started when I purchased a hybrid solid state hard drive to speed things up. I did create a Restore drive so I could put the new hard drive in and bring it up on Windows 10. Little did I know that once the hard drive was replaced with a blank one, the Windows Restore disk would not even see it.
After many hours of researching on Google, I finally found a forum post that led me through creating a Windows reinstall disk with detailed instructions on how to get Windows to recognize the new hard drive. I am still in the process of reinstalling all my software and getting it setup the way I would like it.
The good part is, it is now blazing fast. I can boot up three times as fast as it used to take and everything just seems to be going faster. Since my computer was several years old, it also means with a brand new more modern hard drive, I can depend on fewer problems for a lot longer.
You may be wondering why I didn't just restore a good backup (which I did have), but after running for that long there was just a lot of garbage on there and I decided to just start from scratch. Past experience has taught me that it is usually well worth it.
I do still have the old hard drive with all my data and current projects intact and an adapter that I can plug into my USB port to transfer anything I want to keep. It pays to be prepared.
I should be back up to speed soon,