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  1.    18 May 2016 #121
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdUnionngarden View Post
    "Butt" I certainly will consider ordering set of the newer Samsung cards.

    /jdU
    You mean RAM sticks?

    NEVER use mixed RAM. NEVER means NEVER.

    Your computer does not need 16GB of RAM to work. But if you think it would be cool to have 16GB, dump all the existing RAM and get a 16GB KIT.
    KIT = A bunch of RAM sticks tested to work together.

    If you add two more newly purchased Samsung RAM and add it up with the existing Samsung RAM, it will still be mixed RAM.
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  2.    18 May 2016 #122
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    Thanks Arc,
    I just canceled my Amazon order ... will decide on a 16 GB kit later.
    /jdU
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  3.    18 May 2016 #123
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    Unless you do a lot of memory intensive work, Arc is correct. 8 GB of ram is plenty for the majority of us. Arc is also correct that a 16 GB kit is always preferable to 2 different sets of ram. Even if they are the same manufacturer and model. There are minor differences from the manufacturing process which can cause problems. A kit of ram is tested to work together where individual sticks are not. many motherboards are very picky when it comes to ram.
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  4.    18 May 2016 #124
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    Thanks essenbe,
    I've always been *good* with 8GB, but (I'm sure it because I do a great deal of multi-tasking; sometimes with 'heavyweight' programs) I definitely found the 16GB helpful ... faster loading, etc. Small money these days, so ...
    Thanks for continued support!
    /jdU
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  5.    19 May 2016 #125
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    No problem. I understand. I do some of that stuff too.
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  6.    19 May 2016 #126
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    Now its time for the clean installation.

    Saying again, clean means clean. Remove/unplug the data (twoX1GB HDDs) disks, delete all the partitions of the SSD, create new partitions and install afresh.
    When the installation is done, add the data HDDs back. The drive letters would be automatically assigned.

    We have to see how the computer works with a defined RAM Kit and a clean windows installation.
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  7.    19 May 2016 #127
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    Hello essenbe, Arc -

    1. Re: "a clean install of Windows 10 with or without UEFI." Which will be best for me? Is 'disable secure boot and fast boot' an issue for me? Thinking No (since we figured I'm still on Legacy), but better to ask. Attachments may be useful here. Seem I have a choice UEFI/Legacy.

    2 From: Use Media Creation Tool to create Bootable Windows 10 USB: "Make sure you are running the latest version of either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update." Am I okay with the Repair Install of Win10? I can see activation keys for 7 & 10 on my firmware.

    3. Windows Defender is on. Should I turn it off? I have both on & off *.reg files.

    4. Should I boot from the USB or open it and run setup.exe?

    I'm going to disconnect my two 1TB HDDs and remove one set (2) RAM Sticks [I canceled the order for 2 new ones and ordered a 4 Stick 16GB kit.]
    Thanks,
    /jdU
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  8.    19 May 2016 #128
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    1. IMHO, UEFI is a better option. Windows 10 works good with UEFI. But, the final decision is obviously your.

    2. The media creation tool says those because those previous versions of windows are upgradable to windows 10.
    I think a clean install will be a better option for you than a repair install.

    3. There is no need to turn off Windows Defender.

    4. To perform a clean install, you need to boot from the installation DVD. If you opt for the UEFI mode, it would be better that you run the windows installer as UEFI. To do that, you will need the Boot Menu key. For a HP desktop, you will need to either press F12 during BIOS POST or Esc during BIOS POST and then F9 to access the boot menu. Then there will be a UEFI option to run the windows installer. Select that UEFI option by using the up/down scroll arrow keys and hit enter to start the windows installer.
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  9.    19 May 2016 #129
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    You say "you need to boot from the installation DVD"; I just made a USB installer from the Media Creation Tool.
    Is the USB installer OK here?
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  10.    19 May 2016 #130
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    I wanted to mean "Installation Media" .... DVD or USB will work the same.
    Yes, Installation form the Media Creation Tool USB is completely OK. I did the same when I did my last clean install.
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