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    Let's talk mice..

    There is a main theme to this thread.... Everybody likes the Logitech mice, including myself.
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    What are you listening to/watching now?

    Barney Miller was a great show back then. If you like older 70's then check out "Cheers" it ran for 11 seasons
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    Official Windows 10 Thread

    Some peeps do not like the idea of M$ tracking through it's telemetry. And now M$ is making sure peeps do not block Microsoft's telemetry from tracking what your doing on it's o.s. Microsoft's iron fist attitude
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    I couldn’t remember my password

    The free version will only give you 25 .pst files. Gotta buy it ($24.) to recover all of your outlook email
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    cpu and motherboard please help

    You have to look up the specs of each motherboard to see what cpu's are supported for your particular board, then research on Google the best prospective cpu's that are supported for each board you find. You'll have to figure out your own work for yourself, ain't right to expect somebody else to...
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    What You've Just Bought!

    TC...in this world we now live in with so much security on personal information, some things should not be asked, due to the darkside and searching for so much personal data (think Google)
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    What You've Just Bought!

    Yup... I too did a short sale on one of my houses in '09 during that housing crash. Just have to wait and your credit will bounce back in a few years, keep in mind that this is not forever
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    No problem TC, I'm in Michigan. just hop on a boat or swim across the lake
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I hardly know PP and we have never been together...... :):omg::silly: LOL
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Yup... one of my most favorite nephews had a wedding scheduled also, the C19 killed that for 6/15/20. They rescheduled to 2021 for the reception but they still got married from a justice of the peace in a legal court anyway. They are still planning on a reception for 6/15/21 when the entire...
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    Asus U38DT Burned charger jack problem

    That charging port you have is cooked and beyond repair. Get a new charging port from Ebay, it is less than $5.00 https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-VivoBook-F210E-U38DT-X202E-S200E-Q200E-X200CA-DC-Power-Jack-Socket-Port/302284854765?hash=item466194d5ed:g:8GsAAOSwwpdW1tFT Remove that cooked port you...
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    Asus U38DT Burned charger jack problem

    Those 6 connectors are: 4 for mounting/holding the charging port onto the motherboard(2 on each side), 1 is for the power (generally in the middle of the end of the port, but not always) and 1 for ground (usually from the side of the port near the end of the power port) from the power supply
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    Asus U38DT Burned charger jack problem

    I dunno.... You'll have to get all that old solder off and out of around that port, replace it with a new port and see if it works (personally I think you toasted this board) Why is there a red wire in there? it probably damaged other parts when it shorted out. If you can not de-solder and...
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    Asus U38DT Burned charger jack problem

    After looking at that port for your power connector, This is your best option. https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-U38DT-Laptop-MOTHERBOARD/114079379046?hash=item1a8fa92e66:g:P8sAAOSwhcJWOPsE just make sure the part numbers match before you purchase
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    What You've Just Bought!

    It the C19 thing. Myself and my Mrs have had issues with Prime since C19. Everything before that was great, but like yourself we see longer delays.
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    Mixed RAM timings

    Those early AMD Zen boards were very fussy about memory, I've had a couple that just had a coronary about memory, no matter the manufacture. I have noticed as of late that getting the latest bios for your AMD board can help with memory issues (if that helps at all)
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    windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    No, this should be and deserves to be public.
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    windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    eh... ain't nutin fur free..... M$ does not care about making $$$ on it's o.s. because they get more profit from your data.
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    windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    This info has been around for quite a while now.... it's no magic secret. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/you-can-still-upgrade-to-windows-10-for-free-heres-how/
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    windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    Not only that.... but if the op uses his Microsoft account for Office, Microsoft will retrieve his key for him and offer a new download too. You do not need a third party to get your (legal) office software key with a Microsoft Office account.
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    windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    honestly.... you do not have to retrieve your Windows 10 key. Microsoft already has the license for your pc. Just reinstall with the same version you now have and just go on line to authenticate it. It really is that simple:)
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    It is still a fallacy to believe you'll be protected . Yes, it will help but it is still not a secure method to totally protect you https://www.tomsguide.com/us/limited-account-benefits,news-25682.html And that does not take into the account of the social engineering aspect of getting your pc...
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    windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    You should try the safe mode method and attempt a restore option so you do not lose any data, like log in for your websites and other things. If that fails.... If you have a Microsoft account for your office then it's just a matter to log into Microsoft to retrieve your office key...
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    o.k. Do whatever you want to believe. Be Happy! How to Run Program without Admin Privileges and to Bypass UAC Prompt? | Windows OS Hub
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    no... that is a cruel joke. If you look around on the interwebs, you'll see that Windows UAC is the most easily thing to bypass through a simple script. Avoiding ransomeware is best avoided through knowing not to trust any kind of emails and avoiding on clicking on ads from places like Facebook
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    Doing back ups....why do we put that off as long as we can until we realize it is already too late? One Cloud will help. Don't forget to encrypt any personal data
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    Maybe a good Moscato wine might help with the loss? Condolences.....:(
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    helprecover[at]foxmail[dot]com

    Your kinda screwed for the time being.... Just back up the data or use another drive until somebody eventually finds a key. You can periodically check on line to see if anything new comes up for any decrypt keys lookie over here...
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    Troubleshooting for a friend

    This is true and those early AMD4 cpu's were very finicky about the memory too, cause many headaches with many peeps. Possibly a bios update may or may not provide a fix for that? https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/B450M%20Steel%20Legend/#BIOS
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    Troubleshooting for a friend

    Last I knew... windows 10 64 does support more than 8 gb of memory. You could try something to see which memory slots are and are not being recognized, with CPUZ you should get an option like this: That may help you to diagnose what is going on with each memory slot...
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    Unable to create New partition for Unallocated Space

    At this point, I would just zero out the drive (write all zero's) with something like killdisk, Active@ KillDisk Freeware for Personal Home Use This will remove all partitions and file systems. It will be as if the drive were in a new state, as like when you first buy them. From there you should...
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    auto-populate feature

    Depending on your browser. For instance I use Firefox, and this is a guide for using the auto-fill feature built into Firefox...
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    Laptop dropping off internet on video calls

    A "requested time out" does not mean that your internet totally dropped out, your bandwidth (possibly very slow DSL speed) may be limited for doing live video feed due to excessive buffering. You should not compare your tv unless your using something like IPTV, even then... your not uploading...
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    Laptop dropping off internet on video calls

    Who is your ISP? A microfilter? as in your connecting with your telephone line? are you on DSL and what is your download and upload speed? You can use Speed Test to find out: https://www.speedtest.net/
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    Lost when it comes to buying new computer

    Video editing takes some horsepower, and I'm not sure if $1000. will get you where you want to be? top of the line cpu, good video card (doesn't have to be the greatest) and a good amount of hard drive space, plus a good motherboard to support faster rendering of your video
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    hard disk hdd strange problem - WDC WD3200AAKS

    Could be several things but I think I would first check the inside and clean it out if it needs and then check the Sata cable on the drive, replace just to check. This is a very old pc? More than 10yrs? so your power supply may be starting to show it's age by not having enough to properly power...
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    File converter SW

    While this is true, The OP has not stated any privacy concerns. It should be expected that anything on line will have some kind of privacy concerns. Audacity is a very good software :D I've used it myself before too.
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    File converter SW

    You can use an on line converter also, if your just doing music/audio it should work o.k. for you. https://www.online-convert.com/
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I've had the most problems using ASrock boards with Ryzen chips than anything I have ever experienced. I suggest that you do not use ASRock boards with AMD Zen chips. Do the RMA and get a different branded board (IMHO)
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    Adware

    uh.... reply's to a three year old post won't help?
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    reFormating a Drive to use in new build

    On another note.... If you do not disconnect your other drives, Windows has a very nasty habit of putting the boot loader on a different drive without telling you
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    reFormating a Drive to use in new build

    I don't think it'll matter if it boots or not. Just disconnect your other drives, pop your disk or usb stick in and install from there, you'll get an option to format the drive during your install Edit : If your installing Windows 7 on a new board and cpu, make sure the new hardware is...
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    Multimedia PC (4K Netflicks/Prime)

    Regardless if you use an AMD or an Intel set up, you should be using either an ITX or an m-atx motherboard for this build. The board your posting is a full sized ATX board and that will severely restrict you for getting a htpc case for under a counter or a shelf
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    'new' computer functioning very slowly

    Windows 10 will consume itself attempting to update if it has been in a drawer for 18 months. Let it run for two days to catch up on it's updates first.
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    Firefox HTML bookmark corrupted?

    Moz Backup was once a good program to move your bookmarks and user profile from one install to the next but Firefox has made changes since Windows 10 and Moz Backup stopped working too. The best option I have found to move your firefox profile over from one to another or a new pc is to use...
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    Unsure about problem with PSU

    yup... but you'll have to cough up $13...
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    not even close to getting old...You can't say that until your over 62 yrs old
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Where have you been? Did you get locked up in jail or something?
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    Turntable purchase

    I suppose that getting a turntable without an amp and then buying a separate amp will give you more options for using that amp than having an amp built into a turntable
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    motherboard and cpu upgrade

    You'll be wasting your money going with that route, because that system is getting too old. Just save up to get an AM4 board and a Ryzen cpu. I mean you can get a cheap Ryzen 3200 chip for under $100. and then later get a good video card and a Ryzen 9 or 7 series cpu, and go with this type of...
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    Turntable purchase

    But your first post states that this turntable also has a built in amp? If that is the case then you should be good. Try to connect the usb to the pc and see how the audio sounds?
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    What You've Just Bought!

    Did not mean to sound offensive in my reply, but yes. It is very good to have a healthy body! Besides I'm an old and potbellied bald man and not very purty either, I would not want me either if I were you.
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    Turntable purchase

    Audacity is a nice software to record your vinyl to disk, and it is free too. https://www.audacityteam.org/about/features/ https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_recording_how_to_s.html#vinyltapes if my memory serves me right, I think Audacity can fix the pop and scratch sounds from playing...
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    What You've Just Bought!

    I have never thought that muscular girls looked very femanate for me, But this is just my own personal view.....
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    new memory?

    Why not pop open the side of the case, pull out a memory stick and see what's printed on the memory stick sticker? Your best option would be to go to the Asus web site for that particular board to see what and how much that board can support...
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    loosing my mind

    your bios is probably set to boot the drive with your Windows install first and that is why it wants to restart the install. Go into your bios and set the hard drive as the first device and then the optical drive (cd/dvd player) then the usb port last. On a lot of computers you can also select...
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    What You've Just Bought!

    No such thing as a "cheap car" by today's standards.... :( I do agree, both my vehicles are used also and my Trailblazer has about 145K on it now, still runs well but that cost of ownership is starting to get me now, Fuel pressure system leak fixed and just now the 02 sensor crapped out
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    usb cables matter!!!

    I do not work for any place with sensitive data but I would just make a copy of whatever it is and use that to transfer the data. I've got a few usb cables laying around, and they are just standard cables, a couple are usb 3.x and I do use those more often but I have never lost and data from...
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    is staying on Win7 after support ends dangerous?

    Well it's not like your Windows 7 pc's will explode tomorrow..... With a good antivirus and careful web surf you can still get by with that for a short while, should you decide not to try other avenue's to get those ESU updates for 7. Windows 10 LTSC version is another option you can consider too
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    loosing my mind

    A few questions.... this is a sata ssd? (not a nvme or pcie type of ssd) Have you gone into the bios to see if the ssd drive is recognized in there yet? It must be recognized in the bios before you can do anything else. What type of media are you installing Windows ? from? DVD or USB drive? If...
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    is staying on Win7 after support ends dangerous?

    There are rumors that you can extend your windows 7 updates till 2023, I'm not sure how well it will work until sometime after tomorrow's Tuesday's updates come out. https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/bypass-windows-7-extended-security-updates-eligibility.80606/ That'll get you just 3...
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    What You've Just Bought!

    Living in SD in the winter is going to suck with only one ride. If your both working this could be an issue. I have a trailblazer and the transmission cooling lines rusted out on my GM Trailblazer because it was made of steel instead aluminum ... that was a $400.00 fix . Are you prepared for...
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    What are you listening to/watching now?

    I am an old-timer... Leslie West doing "Roll Over Beethoven" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehzrexsd5nk (best if volume is set on "12" ) For those of us that work on the road.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTMEDzTESjc
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    Multimedia PC (4K Netflicks/Prime)

    I agree. The Vega 11 in the 3400G APU stomps the GT710 card in benchmarks... https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-GT-710-vs-AMD-RX-Vega-11-Ryzen-iGPU/m77649vsm401440 That 3400G APU actually has a very decent graphics. You might be able to use just that chip without another...
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    Photo editing software

    It's been a while since I've used Gimp but I prefer it over PS. You can read a manual on line over here: https://docs.gimp.org/
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    Well nobody likes a loser...... continue drinking!
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    What You've Just Bought!

    mmm... an x570 board means you'll need to get a Gen x4 pcie drive! https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Force-MP600-Gen4-PCIe/dp/B07SQZYW2V
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    What You've Just Bought!

    Santa gave me a Samsung 500 gb 970 EVO Plus drive for Christmas. It will replace my 250 gb 960 NVMe drive (Windows 7 Pro). I plan on installing Windows 10 LTSC on it and finally caving into Windows 10, but with LTSC I will not get Cortana, windows store and all that crap like candy crush and...
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    Problems instaling windows 7

    The issue with using a USB to install Windows 7 on a Kaby Lake cpu is that there is no USB 3.0 drivers from Windows 7. If you use a dvd disk then your not required to have usb drivers, but you'll run into other issues about the usb drivers during the install. Reefer to your mobo's guide to...
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    Complete advice on new build

    https://pcpartpicker.com/ You can use PC Part Picker to help you find the right compatible parts and to fit your budget too https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bfLjn7 Try that for a start but you'll have to find your own case, remember the is a difference in size between ATX and mATX motherboards
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    What You've Just Bought!

    I got a bunch of these ssd brackets (83 cents each) but they are a butt ugly orange. A little flat black spray paint for $3. a can makes them look decent, the little loop on the end snaps off clean. Of course the is an "economy" way of doing things but it works for me. Kinda ticks me off to...
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    What You've Just Bought!

    Nice laptop, it has an NVMe 128 gb drive and not only that but you can also add a 7mm hard drive too... https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=XiadRhJ70Rs&feature=emb_logo And you can upgrade to 16gb memory, which I think should be standard for any new Windows 10 pc.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Sez Who? Never drink any Kool-Aid offered by Satya Nadella FYI: The Extended Security Update (ESU) program is a last resort option for customers who need to run certain legacy Microsoft products past the end of support. It includes Critical* and/or Important* security updates for a maximum of...
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    What You've Just Bought!

    @ iFargle, Just trying to keep up the tradition of giving some a difficult time when it comes to buying new cars.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Maybe or maybe not? https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/bypass-windows-7-extended-security-updates-eligibility.80606/#post-1560451 it might be possible to continue your Windows 7 updates to 2023
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    What You've Just Bought!

    geez... you spent 1,000's of dollars on a car that is not compatible with your current phone so you buy an $$$apple phone$$$ and some of your required apps are not supported??? What is wrong with this picture? You are now an official victim of consumerism!. (what are you getting for all that...
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    stop windows update from changing things

    Get Windows 10 LTSC 1903 version, you won't get those required updates every 6 months, or any of those forced adware games either. You will need to use KMS_VL_All from MDL to activate though. Important... Do Not get a KMS from anywhere else because it will infect your pc...
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    What You've Just Bought!

    If your looking for the best bang for your $$$ get Ever Clear. It is 190 proof (95%) which means it is almost pure alcohol. Not only can you drink it, but you can use it to clean off the thermal paste from your cpu too! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everclear_(alcohol) Edit: may or may not be...
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Maybe I need a vacation from this place for a while.....
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Where or how did you get this idea? I was thinking there's a ton of old hardware and not even this place has the links for that stuff. Your not stating how much hardware drivers/manuals and ect. you planned on providing. I was under the impression that you were going to provide drivers and...
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    So your going to pay for providing downloads for these ancient devices? Sometimes I google for drivers for ancient devices to help someone out, but a lot of times when I see a forum posting an old link, it is a 404 web page no longer in service. Are you going to do this on your own costs? I...
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    This is good, but as time goes on (especially with tech) this data will become out dated..... Like how many peeps look for anything related to XP or Vista?
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Just get a back up of the forums data base... you may need help from an Admin on that
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I think it may be things like social media, people using more tablets and Windows becoming more stable than it was back when 98, XP and W2K were the operating systems of that time. There's still some things going on in Windows 10 forums on other web sites though, Most of what I see usually in...
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    There's a lot of forums out there just hanging by a thread
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    Audio issue in Windows 10/AVR issue

    No... I may have not made myself clear... happens when we get old? The tv tuner doesn't have any creative software. That audio is from my mother boards audio hardware, which has a Creative audio chip built into the motherboard. The Creative software was provided from Gigabyte, the manufacture of...
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    Recommand SSD hardware

    As far as I know, Samsung makes the best drives today, they are usually the fastest and highest rated for durability ssd's you can get. You could save a few bucks by going with an external enclosure...
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    Recommand SSD hardware

    For one thing, 1TB is not a lot of space for backup by today's standards (imho) On a second note, you'll never get the speed from your SSD through a usb port. Even a 3.1 usb port will max out way before the SSD can, If your going to get an SSD drive, get a drive that you can install in your pc...
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    Audio issue in Windows 10/AVR issue

    The tv tuner does not provide the audio output. That would be either the on-board audio from your pc or an add-on pcie audio card. You can also connect the audio output from your pc to an amp and equalizer for more options (manual adjustments from the equalizer..aka AVR?). The output audio for...
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    Audio issue in Windows 10/AVR issue

    Have you considered going with a pcie tv tuner instead of your AVR?
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    What You've Just Bought!

    I can understand that paranoia, If you read this place you'll know that there is a good future in going into a job that involves security... https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ With ransomware so rampant on local govt and business and in the education sectors , you'll be very busy
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    What You've Just Bought!

    I don't disagree. I know the things the media does. Like calling illegal aliens "immigrants" because they know John Q Public won't feel sorry for illegal aliens like they would for immigrants. That is Bull***t, We all know that Trump snubbed the media as soon as he got into office and we should...
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    Official Windows 10 Thread

    Once again our very fine friends at M$ have botched another update....
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Electric motors are faster than Internal Combustion Engines any day. Tesla can not legally open a dealership here in Mich cuz the "Big 3" locked them out from being able to do that, due to some state law that protects the auto industry in Michigan Edit: found more info on that dealership...
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    yes... I've read a lot of negative things about that Apple butterfly switch on their kb's. Looks like the Apple has seen the error of it's ways? https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/apple-ditching-butterfly-keyboard
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    What You've Just Bought!

    Get this right.... the people of the U.S. only voted that cheetoh in because they did not want Billiary in office. If she would have ran against a banana.... the banana would have won the election too. This was not a vote of who you wanted into the office of the White house, It was a vote for...
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    And unlike those Apple kb's, the Logitech's will probably work
  98. J

    What You've Just Bought!

    The job market is doing very well. Everybody is working and unemployment is the lowest it has been in decades, gas prices are lower than when O'Bummer was in office.
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