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Everything posted by stimpy

  1. do not open the drive up. if its an external usb drive that is still spinning up, maybe try shucking the drive and putting it into a pc to see if it can be accessed. Then depending on the recovery software it may get recognised that way. does it spin up? clicking noise? etc etc
  2. check bios to see if the onboard gfx is on by default, set it to pcie if it is. . Once windows boots, install nvidia drivers for your card.
  3. yep.... adblocker and Pi-hole ftw!
  4. ahhhh adverts. the demise of any site. Super excessive having it appear on every page... wondered what the white box was. Next will be actively blocking the site until you turn your adblocker off......
  5. good luck Ghozer.. shame it came to this. I do feel moderation has been a little too zealous since the buyout.I had a post deleted after stating halfway through it that "non legit version of windows 7 updated to 10 just fine" .. that was it, gone. I wasnt saying how to do it, where to get it or anything like that, just answering a question... and Bam.... I'm apparently discussing illegal activities. Bit keen on the censorship there I thought.....
  6. I keep looking at upgrading but tbh, my rig is still playing all the AAA games with very few issues. Its only recently I have had a game simply not work due to the cpu ( Detroit Become Human) Mine is i5 4675k, 32gb of ddr3 ram and a RTX 2070super. I play all my games on a 65inch 4k tv at high to ultra settings without to many issues. ( i refuse to play at 1080p anymore.. its so blurry when compared to 4k! ) I get the odd stutter but not enough to justify a new rig. The biggest change you can make is the gfx card, ( which is its own issue in todays market! ) but thats where I would be starting.....
  7. I love aliexpress... spent waaaay to much money on there ( at leat 100 orders) but always do you due diligence. Had a 100% delivery success and with one order that I had an issue with, (cpu cooler with a 3 pin fan instead of a 4 pin) was refunded to the amount of a new fan within hours of submitting. Only negative is delivery time. Dont expect it to arrive in a week... For me in Australia its average between 2- 4 weeks. A little hint. Go browsing and add stuff to your cart but dont buy it. You get notification when its on sale and you can get a better price on it. ( aliexpress is ALWAYS having sales run) sometimes I have stuff sat in my cart for months and usually end up with a 30% off sale at some point!
  8. depends how complicated you want to make it. you can keep it simple by using a mobile or a gopro to record and some software to edit it such as premier pro, davici resolve etc.... you dont really need anything special to get started.
  9. https://www.codecademy.com/ is one I'm casually looking at.
  10. online.. www.thelinuxshop.co.uk As for the Op, you dont run linux within w10 ( yes I know you actually can but im pretty confident in this case that isnt whats needed) You need to boot to the live CD at startup of the machine. Usually keep spamming f8 until a boot list appears.
  11. it is indeed an option.... 3 bars top right> options> Privacy & Security and scroll a little down to find the cookies etc options.
  12. depends if it was set to do it at a quiet time... and without knowing what the 'jibbersh' is we can only speculate. If it had a little android displayed then rebuilt the apps.. it was an update.
  13. probably did an update but didnt have enough juice to power back up.
  14. just download the latest creation tool and update. no need for external media to load it onto first. ( theres always a risk with major updates but MS have got a lot better in that area of updating ) also once updated and everything running well, run the disk cleanup tool as an administrator and remove the old version of windows ( will free up 20gb or so) with the caveat that you cant roll it back once you do.
  15. I had the same recently when setting up some FB pages for work. My account activity look suss according to FB and locked me out of both the work pages and my personal account. I had to wait a full 24hrs without attempting to log in and it reactivates,
  16. clicked the bell for each subscriber? youtube being yooutube? wait until it unsubscribes you.... lol
  17. so you want to download youtube clips or the like? I use "video downloadhelper" extension in firefox. can output all the various file types you would need.
  18. 3 bars in the top right corner > logins and passwords option about halfway down. then just search the website you need it for... its that easy on firefox
  19. its not OTT, Its the linux way! lol would love to understand the thinking on how changing to linux just to use RDP ( which is already native on the machine the OP is using ) to solve the issue.
  20. as above really. If they are all on the same network in different rooms, RDP is great, in the same room, KVM switch is the way I would do it. Without getting to complicated for access away from the network, teamviewer does the job. Then you get into enterprise stuff.. I run software from Itarian at work and that gives me everything from mobile device control and monitoring to remote desktop access, monitoring of systems, batch device update control and a support ticket system. Anything computer related is registered in 2 offices and controllable from anywhere I am.... current have 56 devices run this way including 3 machines located in the Philippines and I was lucky to start using this system before they started charging for it. unfortunately im only scratching the surface of what it can do as im not a network administrator.... just a guy that likes computers at work. lol
  21. how long does a cmos battery last....... years. laptops usually have access panels underneath, pop them off and have a look. doesnt sound like thats the issue though. As others have said, need a bit more as a black screen could be anything... does it try to boot? does it boot with a power cord in? what was the cause for the overheating etc etc
  22. I just tried bbc radio sheffield online, no vpn, normal firefox browser and it works just fine.... im in australia btw. bbc tv online or bbc iplayer is a definite no though.
  23. press and hold it..... does the menu appear? mystery solved.
  24. just another email scam.. delete and move on. nothing to do with windows or MS updates.
  25. geeze.. talk about scaremongering. Your W7 machine isnt going to stop working. It just wont get security updates. Suggesting to someone to run windows in a linux VM environment is just dumb, especially for those that arent tech savvy.
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