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Backing and Cleaning
  2nd July, 2018
No coding, last night, as I realised I didn't have any of my iOS Backups on the new laptop.
The whole process isn't as scary as it once was, and iTunes is gradually learning to behave itself over the decade or so since I started using it.
But it's still slow as crap..


After about 3 hours, I finally managed to get a couple of iPhings backed up, shifted all their photos over to the NAS drive to clear up some space, and managed to stop from overdoing things on the relatively small Solid State Drive of the new laptop.

I've ordered a 128Gb Flash stick from Amazon, so later on today I'll be using that to do a complete Windows Backup. Last time I attempted to do that, it took about 3 hours on its own, during which time the laptop was completely unusable.

Over the past day or so, I've learned a lot of tips and tricks for clearing out a Windows Hard Drive, and keeping things nice and minimal.

Disk Cleanup is quite powerful, and seems to find oodles of garbage on your drive. (Right click on a drive in My Computer, then Properties, then Disk Cleanup) Cleaning out logs, previous Windows versions, and more, will give you back an awful lot of space, especially if you're on a small SSD.

Today will be the big backup, and then I can hopefully get on with actually USING the laptop!
.. That'll be interesting..

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