Bob Collette

Bob Collette

Lives in United States Pavilion, NY, United States
Works as a Digital Imaging Consultant
Joined on Aug 7, 2002
About me:

Digital imaging consultant with approximately 20 years of experience in digital imaging as it relates to digital printers. Hold 11 US Patents relating to digital imaging and color management.

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  • Good points regarding the UEFI/Secure Boot.  Thanks for mentioning this.
  • Tom, most computers give you the option of selecting the boot device at startup, usually by pressing one of the function keys.  I'd be surprised if you couldn't boot from the optical disk (unless ...
  • Tom, I believe what you need to do is to boot Macrium from it's bootable disk (either CD or USB) before cloning the drive.  Here's what you need to do, step-by-step: 1) With computer off, connect ...
  • I believe that's right.  I recently went through a similar exercise.  I have a 120GB SSD in my desktop computer.  It has four operating systems (XP, Vista, Win7, Win8) on it.  I wanted to update ...
  • I don't use Macrium (I use Acronis), however I have an idea what it might be. Did you have the backup drive (the one you cloned the boot drive to) connected to the computer before you ran Macrium ...
  • This is just my opinion, however personally I don't feel that you need a super high resolution display on your laptop.  Once you get experience with your camera (viewing your images on a good ...
  • While laptops are convenient, particularly when you're traveling or working in the field, be advised that most (nearly all) laptops have very poor displays for photographic work.  The problem is ...
  • You mentioned that you adjusted the Contrast looking at the dark patches, and the Brightness looking at the highlights.  This is backwards.  The correct sequence is to adjust the Brightness ...
  • Phil, since the OS and Apps (C: & P:) are currently on separate partitions, moving them to SSD's (one for each partition) should be relatively easy to do.  What is almost impossible to do is to ...
  • I thought he wanted to move two partitions that are currently on different physical drives into a single SSD partition.  We need clarification on exactly what the OP is trying to do.  Keeping them ...
  • That sounds like a decent system and should work well for your needs.  However, I would suggest a couple of minor changes.  While the Radeon HD7750 graphics card isn't a high-end (expensive) card, ...
  • The CMOS battery (typically a CR2032), is used to power up the CMOS memory (where the BIOS settings are stored), when the computer is unplugged.  When AC power is applied to the power supply ...
  • Replied in USB3 and W8.1
    You're correct that USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.  A USB 3.0 port has more contacts inside (to support the USB 3.0 features), however you can plug a USB 2.0 device or cable into a ...
  • I know that Win7 supports extended desktop (#2).  One of my clients has several workstations with dual-head nVidia graphics cards running Win7 in extended desktop mode.  I suspect that it may be ...
  • On my Dell Latitude laptop running Win8.1 Pro, if I connect a monitor to the HDMI port, I have 3 options: 1) Making the external monitor mirror the laptop display 2) Making the external monitor ...
  • Floyd, I apologize.  I misread an earlier post where you mentioned the two RAM modules (2GB + 4GB).  I thought you said that Windows only reported 4GB.  Apparently, the computer is seeing all 6 ...
  • Yes, the Crucial 2x4GB kit should give you 8GB.  To be honest, I don't know why you are currently only getting 4GB of single channel memory.  I would have expected that you would have seen 6GB, of ...
  • Using the Crucial memory advisor for a Toshiba C75D-B730, it shows that the maximum RAM is 16GB (2x8GB), and that the SATA adapter is SATA 3 (6Gb/s).  So, it appears that you should be able to put ...
  • If you need the 64-bit version of Win7 and don't have it, you can download it from the link below.  The install/activation key is the same for both the 32 & 64-bit versions. http://www.mydigitallif ...
  • Floyd, since the laptop is new, check the specs to see if it supports an mSATA drive.  If it does, you could install an mSATA SSD, keeping both the internal hard drive and optical drive. If the ...
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