Finally wrote up the saga of trying to uninstall and reinstall Google Drive for desktop …

Finally wrote up the saga of trying to uninstall and reinstall Google Drive for desktop after it crashed during an update, and my attempts to fix it making half of the icons on the Windows taskbar invisible, and what finally DID fix it.

#troubleshooting #windows #googleDrive #taskbarIcons

https://hyperborea.org/tech-tips/google-drive-reinstall/

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I remember easily moving a Windows 10 system to an SSD using Acronis. Not this …

I remember easily moving a Windows 10 system to an SSD using Acronis. Not this time. The clone tool isn’t willing to clone *some* partitions instead of a whole disk, so I can’t use that, and the bootable restore tool can’t see the external drive where I put the backup file.

Looking into alternatives. For tomorrow. Or maybe Saturday.

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Next morning:

It’s my dual-boot system, so I’ve got a full Linux installation on there anyway. Last night I created an image of the Windows partition, saved it to the external drive (which Linux can see just fine, unlike the so-called universal restore image) and now I’m trying to restore it to the new drive.

Beginning to wonder if it *would* be easier to install Windows fresh and then figure out how to transfer all my saved games. All the other data is easy.

That evening:

I did a clean install, copied my AppData folders, got everything working…then discovered I couldn’t boot it without going through the BIOS screen. I’d accidentally booted the install image without UEFI, so it installed MBR. I couldn’t get GRUB2 to chain load it & the Windows UEFI boot loader could only see the old installation I wanted to remove.

So I did ANOTHER clean install, in UEFI mode, but this time set aside just the save files I wanted.

Bleah.

But it’s working now!

I’ve got UEFI loading GRUB2, which can boot Fedora or chain to the Windows UEFI menu, which will load the shiny new installation of Windows.

Now I just need to figure out how to tell the Windows boot menu that the alternate Windows installation isn’t there anymore & remove it from the list!

On the Grid

On Friday afternoons I like to take a walk around the area when on break from work. This week I went looking for grids. I noticed very quickly that grids are everywhere in a modern city. Window grids on glass-faced buildings. Paving and floor tiles. Wall tiles in the bathroom. Ceiling tiles in the office or retail stores. Storm drain grates. The patterns of bumps on the non-slip section of a…

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Puffy clouds and reflections. The holes in the side of the building are for a major remodel. They just took down a plywood and scaffolding garbage chute that ran down the outside of the building.

Puffy clouds and reflections. The holes in the side of the building are for a major remodel. They just took down a plywood and scaffolding garbage chute that ran down the outside of the building.

Puffy clouds and reflections. The holes in the side of the building are for a major remodel. They just took down a plywood and scaffolding garbage chute that ran down the outside of the building.

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