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       #21

    Devil is in details !!!
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  2. Posts : 386
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       #22

    Thanks very much guys. I have been toying with the idea of doing a clean install of Windows 10 on my custom build (i was on 7 and upgraded) but i've heard stories about activation issues following this so unsure on whether or not to take the plunge so to speak.

    I don't have major issues at the moment just little things like Bluetooth being on even though i have no Bluetooth hardware in the PC and, sometimes randomly, Taskbar/Explorer will freeze up and i have to press the Windows key on my keyboard to jolt it back to life.
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       #23

    AntJac said:
    Thanks very much guys. I have been toying with the idea of doing a clean install of Windows 10 on my custom build (i was on 7 and upgraded) but i've heard stories about activation issues following this so unsure on whether or not to take the plunge so to speak.

    I don't have major issues at the moment just little things like Bluetooth being on even though i have no Bluetooth hardware in the PC and, sometimes randomly, Taskbar/Explorer will freeze up and i have to press the Windows key on my keyboard to jolt it back to life.
    As long as W10 is activated on that MB, clean install is a breeze.
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  4. Posts : 386
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       #24

    Oh it goes from the MB? Thought it was from the SSD/HD it is on.

    I won't have to mess around with BIOS etc if i do a clean install will i? I have two SSDs you see
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       #25

    AntJac said:
    Oh it goes from the MB? Thought it was from the SSD/HD it is on.

    I won't have to mess around with BIOS etc if i do a clean install will i? I have two SSDs you see
    It was always tied up to MB except now, in, W10 it's called Digital Entitlement, it's on MS data base and you can see it if you check your account. It's called "Device" there and everything you had as MS account is there.
    Go to Settings > Accounts > and click on your account, it will take you to a page on MS site with all registered devices. There you can have even more details and even un-register a device if you have sold it for instance.
    There's just one detail when doing clean installation, it's advisable disconnect all other drives but the one you are installing on during that operation because BOOT files can spread on 2 drives and than you'd have trouble booting if one of the dries is disconnected.
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  6. Posts : 386
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       #26

    Hi guys..thought i'd bump this topic rather than making a new one. Just wondering as i am going to delve into the waters that is PC building myself. Are SSDs stll the way to go over HD? I know they have a shorter lifespan allegedly but wanted to ask. I'm going to buy a case first and then a MB that allows greater space for upgrades as i'm unsure if the one i have allows room for better processors etc
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       #27

    Yes SSDs are not only still but also probably only way to go nowadays. Reliability with new ones (last couple of years) is way up and are expected to outlast HDDs whose quality have dropped since floods from few years ago. Only problem is price for larger ones, ratio of GB/$ is higher than HDDs.
    Most people get around it by getting smaller SSD, 120 -250GB for OS and most important programs and a larger HDD, 1-2 TB for storing data. Old caveats about "saving" SSDs from too much writing don't apply any more either. My older Kingston V300 of 120GB from 3 years ago already chewed up over 190TB thru it and is still 100%, works like first day and it was the cheapest one at the time. A year ago I added a 240GB SSD that I use now as system disk and old one for testing all kinds of OSs. I'm also using 2 HDDs with 3TB all together for storing stuff I don't need every day.
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  8. Posts : 386
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       #28

    Thanks Mike. Must admit getting a bit anxious/nervpus about my first actions. People have said its a lot more simpler than it looks but my confidence isn't very high!
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       #29

    AntJac said:
    Thanks Mike. Must admit getting a bit anxious/nervpus about my first actions. People have said its a lot more simpler than it looks but my confidence isn't very high!
    Let me put it this way, I'd rather put together a desktop computer than a toaster !!!
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  10. Posts : 386
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       #30

    Lol! Apparently everything has its own place and the connectors only fit one way so that's half the battle
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