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Along with the large massive archive operations, I'm sure we all had our 'little piece of the old' that we wanted to keep.  What was yours and how did you do it?

I saved almost every page of every thread related to the 8760w and m6800 as a pdf.  I then found some cool stuff on the D610 and C400 and got some of those before I called it a night...and that was the end.  I didn't have a chance to search for even 1/10 of the models of laptops I own. :(

How about you?

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Not too much sadly. I saved my old reviews of the two laptops in my sig, plus a rant I once went on about the evils of max-q (lol). I also transferred over here a guide I wrote (with help from many other NBR users) in the MSI forum about micro-stuttering. Otherwise, I restarted a couple of off-topic threads here and tried to memorialize and thank their original creators in doing so. So sad to see so much lost, but glad to have saved at least some of it, and glad for the archive project too.

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I saved the HTML files of the Clevo laptops I owned and I archived the entire Clevo section in JSON format minus the subsections.

Here is my dump of the Clevo section: https://www.mediafire.com/file/wobk5svd7xh1sy7/NotebookReview_Clevo_2022-25-25_13-38-48.zip/file

Edit: I also dumped the MSI section, the link is here but it's way smaller than Clevo for some reason so maybe it didn't dump everything: https://www.mediafire.com/file/wk4oqgks5ryhk4a/NotebookReview+MSI+2022-27-27_02-23-24.zip/file

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Not surprisingly, I wasn't looking at individual threads much while working on the larger efforts, although in the first few days when it was far from certain those efforts would reach as far as they did, the forums which corresponded to laptops I own - Dell, MSI, and HP Business Class - were a priority.  But there were countless useful posts in Hardware and Windows over the years, and even remembering all of them - many of which I referred to about a decade ago - would have been impossible.  I figured those were lost, as those forums were so large, and there was already so much to cover in the Manufacturer forums, that getting to them seemed impossible.  Had that been the case, I likely would have one-off archived the ThrottleStop Guide, but that's about it.

But this thread also got me wondering, what did I archive years ago?  So I looked through my MHTML archives locally.  I found some interesting stuff that showed my interests over the years - getting > 4 GB RAM on 32-bit Win7, GNU/Linux info for a '90s laptop, replacing CMOS batteries in old PCs.  But the only NBR thread I found was "How to Enable Intel Dynamic Acceleration (IDA) on Both Cores of a Core 2 Duo" by unclewebb.  This used ThrottleStop, and I very much remember how cool it was to be able to hit 2.4 GHz on both threads!  But I'm surprised that's the only one.  Why didn't I save "Kind of a Guide: How to Bake Your GPU for Fun and for Profit!", which I knew I'd need some day?  Why had I never saved off a copy of the ultimate upgrade guides for my laptops?  I'm still planning to upgrade my 2007 Inspiron to heights it has never reached before!  Just waiting for the parts to arrive!

I suppose part of the conclusion must be that NBR seemed like a stable resource, whereas many of the resources I did save are from sites or blogs that I don't recognize; I didn't know if they'd still be there in a year.  I'm sure if I dig up an old Opera bookmarks file from that time period, there will be some NBR bookmarks in there.  But few NBR threads made it onto my hard drive. 

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2 hours ago, Sandy Bridge said:

I suppose part of the conclusion must be that NBR seemed like a stable resource, whereas many of the resources I did save are from sites or blogs that I don't recognize; I didn't know if they'd still be there in a year.  I'm sure if I dig up an old Opera bookmarks file from that time period, there will be some NBR bookmarks in there.  But few NBR threads made it onto my hard drive. 

And I think this is the lesson about digital technology that we all need to be aware of.  I still remember that I lost all my Eclipse to Galant bushing cross reference work that I posted on The Galant Center when it when down due to a database crash.  Even without an intention forum closing, data loss can happen.  I've learned that even if I find a thread on something that I can reference later, I not only save the bookmark, but I print it to pdf and file it where I can find it (usually something like Dell\Model_number\yyyy-mo\filename.pdf) just in case.  I did this with so many threads on NBR once I found out it was going down, and I probably only scratched the surface of what I need. :(

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Yeah the same just got a screenshot for rep verification. I was thinking of copying my gateway thread but nah that was in the moment comments with some helpful files which I was the one that uploaded and got the file or two from others so no need to save anything there. The thread I thought had the most useful info was the win OS one but I'm sure that'll be replicated mostly in this and the other forums.

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1 hour ago, cucubits said:

I did manage to save a screenshot of my profile. I was sort of hoping the forum we end up on, would import some of that data and maybe we could show the date we joined NBR, rep, post count, etc.

One thing you could do is crop it down to the size that it would have been as your avatar and then see how it looks here--that's one way to carry it forward. :)

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Made sure to save the Thinkpad W520 and Inspiron 7577 owner threads since those are the laptops I own and commonly use. Outside of that, tried doing a simple wget for the entire forums to (possibly?) some success?

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I have saved everything related to Clevo P870DM (bios, mods etc.)

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On archiv.org are several Backups from the old NBR i do this Backup on the 30th January and you can watch every single topic if needed.

NotebookReview (archive.org) it is the complete NBR Forum so far.

check it out.

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