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Profile Bluehowler
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Message 1375648 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 23:37:27 UTC

Hi there, I apologize if this has been answered previously; I searched the forums but didn't find anything...anyway, I had to reformat the hard drive in my computer. I reinstalled Boinc with no problem, but now when I look at my "computers on this account" it recognizes my reformatted hard drive as a separate computer. That doesn't surprise me so much, so I thought I'd "merge" them...well, I did, and it merged two computers successfully, but not the two I wanted. Is there anyway to have the old and newly formatted drive recognized as the same computers? There were tasks still in progress on the old HD, I suppose I should have thought of stopping tasks but I didn't!

Thanks for any assistance or suggestions!
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Message 1375754 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 4:58:23 UTC

Ah, the mysteries of the "merge two computers"...
First, you can't get rid of a computer from S@H, they are all there, forever. You can however merge computers that are "the same" - as you have already found.
Don't worry about incomplete tasks on a computer that has been taken out of service, they will time out for that computer and be sent to another one.
Try doing a manual merge rather than an automatic one, sometimes it works better, I've had to do that a couple of times when S@H has refused to merge two identical computers (it went through a spell of generating new computers for no good reason). The other "solution" is to leave all alone, you've got the credits, and they will stay with you, and in a few weeks the old one will "fade from display"...
Good luck.
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Message 1375775 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 6:05:01 UTC - in response to Message 1375754.

First, you can't get rid of a computer from S@H, they are all there, forever.

You can! As soon as the online task list of a computer is empty, you can delete it.

What you can't delete is a user account.

Gruß,
Gundolf
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