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  1. Thread: TPM Module for Gigabyte Motherboard by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 2,432

    As that motherboard won't officially support...

    As that motherboard won't officially support Windows 11, at the very least because it can't take a Gen8 CPU (or Gen 7, if MS relaxes the requirement that much), maybe you should just play with 11...
  2. Thread: Do I have my heat sink installed incorrectly? by bobkn
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 8 Views 371

    Looks all right, assuming that the cooler's fans...

    Looks all right, assuming that the cooler's fans blow towards the back of the case.

    When you post "30 to 40C", do you mean at idle, or at full load? I use the "stress" feature of CPU-Z to test...
  3. Thread: Retrieving Windows old files by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 443

    A point I missed. Windows.old is only created...

    A point I missed. Windows.old is only created from an upgrade. It shouldn't exist with a clean install. I wonder what was actually done?

    Given an upgrade install (including a "repair" install,...
  4. Thread: Retrieving Windows old files by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 443

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/retrie...

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/retrieve-files-from-the-windows-old-folder-f668ada4-701b-204a-73c3-952bc5ceb1c8

    It's for Windows 8.1, but it ought to be the same for 10.

    Short...
  5. Replies 14 Views 1,239

    A little surprising, but I'm glad that it worked...

    A little surprising, but I'm glad that it worked for you. Well worth $10.
  6. Replies 13 Views 521

    Laptops of recent manufacture have a Windows...

    Laptops of recent manufacture have a Windows product key embedded in the BIOS. I think that model is new enough to be like that.

    I've never done it, but I believe that the key would be...
  7. Replies 4 Views 215

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compare-wi...

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compare-windows-10-home-vs-pro

    That should tell you all that you need. If you don't recognize a feature, you probably don't need it.
  8. Replies 34 Views 1,384

    That's what he posted, if taken literally. I hope...

    That's what he posted, if taken literally. I hope that isn't the case.

    If he wants a new one for $150, that will probably give a netbook, not a laptop. A netbook tends to have limited RAM, eMMC...
  9. Replies 34 Views 1,384

    There are many used Windows 10 laptops on eBay...

    There are many used Windows 10 laptops on eBay for $150 or less. As long as future Windows 11 support isn't required.
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    If you can send a private message to "evildog1",...

    If you can send a private message to "evildog1", he/she may be able to put you in touch with the manufacturer.

    There doesn't seem to be a lot of online support available for that netbook.
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    Neither one of those links was valid. I searched...

    Neither one of those links was valid. I searched on the text. Is this what you have? Amazon.com

    Or this one: Amazon.com

    There are a lot of reviews stating that it works, but I wonder. Composite...
  12. Replies 10 Views 413

    When I used the USB adapter with the matching...

    When I used the USB adapter with the matching software, the video would display in a window while it was being captured. I don't recall whether there was any means of displaying the video on the PC...
  13. Thread: HP Deskjet 9300 printer on Win 7 or Win 8.1 by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 13 Views 691

    Stupid question of the night: you noticed the...

    Stupid question of the night: you noticed the scroll bar on the right of the "ports" window, right? What do you get if you scroll down?
  14. Thread: HP Deskjet 9300 printer on Win 7 or Win 8.1 by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 13 Views 691

    It has been years, but I dimly recall having to...

    It has been years, but I dimly recall having to follow a ritual to install some HP printers.

    That was: do not connect the printer. Begin the driver package install. At some point, you'll be told...
  15. Thread: Update TMP from 1.2 to 2.0 on HP 8460p by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 304

    Just out of curiosity, do you wish to do this to...

    Just out of curiosity, do you wish to do this to fulfil the TPM 2.0 requirement for Windows 11?

    The laptop is about 10 years old. It has a second generation Intel CPU. Win 11 requires Gen 8 or...
  16. Replies 10 Views 413

    It has been a few years, but I got a Vtop AVC08...

    It has been a few years, but I got a Vtop AVC08 composite video to USB adapter a few years ago. Download - All of the USB-Video-Grabber Software – VTOP Online Shop (Red/white/yellow is composite, not...
  17. Replies 14 Views 1,239

    Odd. I'd expect that if there was some sort of...

    Odd.

    I'd expect that if there was some sort of fundamental DP bug with that monitor, it'd be easy to find mention of that on the Web. (It's a moderately expensive monitor for home use, after all.)...
  18. Thread: RAM memory slots not working !!! by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 455

    That would have been nicer than damaging the LGA...

    That would have been nicer than damaging the LGA socket.

    Cleaning thermal compound out of that socket would have to be done extremely carefully. The fingers that engage the LGA pads on the CPU are...
  19. Replies 12 Views 649

    You cloned your working drive to the "cleaned"...

    You cloned your working drive to the "cleaned" drive and are now surprised that it contains partitions and data?

    That's how it reads. What is the real story?
  20. Thread: Concern about Windows 11 Spec. by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 32 Views 2,037

    Sooner than that....

    Sooner than that. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/tpm/tpm-recommendations

    I quote:


    Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and...
  21. Replies 14 Views 1,239

    Having 3 monitors with the same issue would...

    Having 3 monitors with the same issue would require that the Z38c have a design flaw, which I doubt.

    You posted that you tried a GTX 980 discrete card, using DisplayPort. (It wasn't a 930, as that...
  22. Thread: RAM memory slots not working !!! by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 455

    Did you remove the CPU to replace the thermal...

    Did you remove the CPU to replace the thermal paste?

    If so, I hope that you didn't damage any of the contacts in the LGA (land grid array). The memory controller is typically integrated with the...
  23. Replies 14 Views 1,239

    I have a couple of UHD (3840X2160) monitors, one...

    I have a couple of UHD (3840X2160) monitors, one to each desktop PC. Both are connected via DisplayPort, at 60 Hz. Both also support HDR. Works fine.

    I don't have an HP Z38c monitor, though.
    ...
  24. Thread: Explorer keeps crashing by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 819

    You could try running the Windows Memory...

    You could try running the Windows Memory Diagnostic. (Just type that into the search bar.)

    There are stricter memory test utilities available, but that will give you a quick check. (The PC will...
  25. Replies 14 Views 1,239

    HDMI 1.4 is restricted to 30 Hz at 3840X2160 by...

    HDMI 1.4 is restricted to 30 Hz at 3840X2160 by definition.

    Not sure why you'd be looking at a "workstation" graphics card like the Quadro (usually intended for CAD applications that use OpenGL),...
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