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  1. Hiya! I'm that guy! lol I became less of a...

    Hiya! I'm that guy! lol

    I became less of a mini PC guy because I was having difficulty finding quiet ones. Beelink and Minisforum can outright lie about fan noise and their support goes from...
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    Thanks all. I went to the Control Panel area...

    Thanks all.

    I went to the Control Panel area and clicked something that allowed Hibernate as an option. Like so --

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    That's the new shutdown menu now including HIBERNATE. I left the...
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    Lenovo Laptop Hibernate (?) issue?

    So I've had a 'situation' with this laptop for almost two years. It's not a bug but a setting. But it does bug me, lol. I finally remembered to finally look into it. And what should have been...
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    I stumped the stars!

    I stumped the stars!
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    Had to share a GINORMOUS WTF JUST HAPPENED

    The issue has resolved itself but if anyone has a clue what happened based on the description -- I'm all ears.

    I have a Lenovo that acts as a kitchen TV. Last night I was streaming THE OFFICE off...
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    Are you saying you don't have another PC to...

    Are you saying you don't have another PC to create a boot drive? And that you can't create one on the Beelink?
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    You've got mail

    You've got mail
  8. Thread: New Laptop for Student? by The Pool Man
    Forum: General Support
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    You're implying that if someone doesn't do this...

    You're implying that if someone doesn't do this they'll have problems.

    That would mean MacBooks are the best choice. Since they're even more money. The problem is they routinely do have...
  9. Thread: New Laptop for Student? by The Pool Man
    Forum: General Support
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    It's not quite that or I'd be advocating 32GBs. ...

    It's not quite that or I'd be advocating 32GBs. There is noticeable difference between 8 and 12, though I should add I went from a
    Gen 8 i5 to Gen 10 i5.

    What I will question is how 'wow' Ryzen...
  10. Thread: New Laptop for Student? by The Pool Man
    Forum: General Support
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    I know I'm not Ed. (At least I hope I'm not. ...

    I know I'm not Ed. (At least I hope I'm not. Because multiple personality.) Know that I'm getting by with 6 on my Lenovo (because 2 is tied to a GPU I kinda never use). Had I caught that faster I...
  11. Thread: New Laptop for Student? by The Pool Man
    Forum: General Support
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    I own a Lenovo with 8Gbs of RAM and (without much...

    I own a Lenovo with 8Gbs of RAM and (without much warning) the system dedicates 2GBs to the graphics chip. Can't be undone. And so really I have a 6G unit.

    To make your laptop future proof the...
  12. Thread: New Laptop for Student? by The Pool Man
    Forum: General Support
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    When it comes to cooling -- I love how the Asus...

    When it comes to cooling -- I love how the Asus laptops have a built in 'ergo' lift as they call it. It simply lifts the back of the laptop up allowing generous airflow --

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    This unit...
  13. Thread: New Laptop for Student? by The Pool Man
    Forum: General Support
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    Believe you me I'm the last person to recommend a...

    Believe you me I'm the last person to recommend a Mac. However, if a student that dabbles with film --

    -- their new M1 chip is a must consider.
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    Annoying, right? My hunch is that the driver...

    Annoying, right?

    My hunch is that the driver for the Bluetooth speaker corrupts system somehow.

    Thanks for your help. It's still working.
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    Thanks! (Pinned to Start, lol) Is this...

    Thanks! (Pinned to Start, lol)

    Is this reporting hardware?

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    UPDATE ON HEADPHONES --

    When the PC sound was gone I plugged in headphones and got same result.
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    I had my MODERNA shot yesterday. Fuzzy today. I...

    I had my MODERNA shot yesterday. Fuzzy today. I thought system config would open that app that shows everything. It opens this instead --

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    Is that even supposed to be that way?

    I...
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    Interesting. Although I'd find it odd that NOW...

    Interesting. Although I'd find it odd that NOW it's cutting out. It's not quite summer in CA yet. And it would have been cutting out like crazy last summer. Unless, somehow, some dust has gotten...
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    Sound Issues again on Lenovo Laptop (Sound just goes out)

    Hiya Folks,

    So I was listening to YouTube this morning on my laptop and the sound just went out. Everywhere. Rebooted, same thing. It briefly came back but then disappeared again. It stinks of...
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    I had an incredibly minor Bluetooth issue on a...

    I had an incredibly minor Bluetooth issue on a well maintained/non complex laptop. I tried a restore point and it forced a blue screen of death and a complete USB OS install.

    Beware.
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    Bingo. Dear Gamer Friend, Since you have...

    Bingo.

    Dear Gamer Friend,

    Since you have 101 game shortcuts this could take a while, but it will be worth it: put all your games in your start menu. That way you won't be worrying about how...
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    -- I just did that the other day to fix the...

    -- I just did that the other day to fix the tiniest problem and got one of my first Blue Screens of Death. I had to reinstall the entire system from USB. I'm no longer a proponent of this...
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    Kinda. But what I experienced was unique to BT...

    Kinda. But what I experienced was unique to BT speaker experiences I've had.

    THE NORMAL BT SITUATION

    Suddenly for whatever reason your speaker isn't pairing with the PC. I've learned to go to...
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    No I don't and thanks for advice. I'm all about...

    No I don't and thanks for advice. I'm all about the SFC believe me. (I know it as Science Fiction Cat.)

    It turns out the speaker itself needed to be reset. Which was weird because it was...
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    You're missing a critical detail. You're...

    You're missing a critical detail. You're thinking the key issue is that it wouldn't pair. It did pair. But it didn't stay paired once sleep or reboot happened. It appeared to be a Windows bug...
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    Nothing like being in the neglected dungeons...

    Nothing like being in the neglected dungeons outside of GENERAL DISCUSSION. Renders the site useless.

    For anybody who sees this -- all of this could have been avoided.

    Let's recap the...
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