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  1. Thread: Constant "Microsoft Account Problem" by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 4 Views 478

    Solved Oh thanks. That does make sense since I have a...

    Oh thanks. That does make sense since I have a couple of PCs. I'll just chalk it up to being a nuisance rather than malware.

    Thanks guys. :)
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    I have an ACER 27 inch that I like very much. My...

    I have an ACER 27 inch that I like very much. My model is a year or two old and they don't make it anymore, but they make the new version. ACER isn't too expensive as far as monitors go, and this...
  3. Thread: Constant "Microsoft Account Problem" by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 4 Views 478

    Solved Constant "Microsoft Account Problem"

    I apologize if this is in the wrong section of the forum. Mods, please move it if necessary.

    I keep getting a notification of a Microsoft Account problem (password change, etc). I keep fixing...
  4. I haven't had any issues with my upgrade. I have...

    I haven't had any issues with my upgrade. I have an RX 580 and it works fine with 19.6.2.

    Have you tried the clean install option?
  5. Thread: New 8GadgetPack released v28.0 by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 9 Views 1,102

    Solved This is great. This is great! I missed my CPU...

    This is great. This is great! I missed my CPU and network gadgets.

    Thank you!
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    A flaky SD card is like a flaky hard disk. You...

    A flaky SD card is like a flaky hard disk. You should replace either one if they start to get read/write errors.

    I know the SD card is expensive, Nisko, but replacing it might be the better thing...
  7. Thread: how compatible are AMD processors? by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 2,493

    Keep in mind that you are comparing two low power...

    Keep in mind that you are comparing two low power (single core, maybe dual core for the Celeron, you didn't specify) Intel CPUs with a quad core CPU. The quad is definitely going to run hotter than...
  8. Thread: how compatible are AMD processors? by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 2,493

    I've been using an AMD FX-8350 for about five...

    I've been using an AMD FX-8350 for about five years now and I have never had any problems running anything. I'm thinking that my next system, which will happen soon, will have one of the new Ryzen...
  9. Thread: The Raspberry Pi Thread [5] by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 213 Views 5,988

    Any of you Pi aficionados able to use the...

    Any of you Pi aficionados able to use the Raspberry Pi Desktop app for Windows? I can't make it work under Windows 10. I can start Debian when it asks me to, and I get as far as "initializing...
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    Solved Thanks much to both of you. I have Virtual Box...

    Thanks much to both of you. I have Virtual Box installed and it's running well, but I'll be darned if I can get the Raspberry Pi Desktop installed. It keeps hanging, even after I followed the guide...
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    Solved Recommendations for a good virtual machine for Windows 10?

    As the title says, does anyone have a good recommendation for a virtual machine?

    I'd like to install a second OS (Raspberry Pi Debian to be exact) and I don't want to have to mess with a dual...
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    Poll: About 40% for me. I still stay up far too late...

    About 40% for me. I still stay up far too late on weekends playing, but I don't play a lot during the week.
  13. Replies 7 Views 1,042

    Solved I usually leave my work PC on as I must use the...

    I usually leave my work PC on as I must use the VPN/Remote Desktop feature when I am away from the office or in the evening. However, my home PC gets turned off when I am not using it. And by...
  14. Thread: Why is Windows so stupid with USB3? by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 3,003

    Solved That certainly is something to consider. I think...

    That certainly is something to consider. I think I have ruled out pretty much everything else.

    It's an Insignia enclosure, sold by Staples in Canada. I have no idea what the model number is,...
  15. Thread: Why is Windows so stupid with USB3? by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 3,003

    Solved Yes. I reinstalled them from the ASUS website...

    Yes. I reinstalled them from the ASUS website and tried a new backup this afternoon. It just failed as I'm typing this. :(

    I'll try again with the latest drivers that you linked.
  16. Thread: Why is Windows so stupid with USB3? by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 3,003

    Solved It's a Western Digital 2 TB Blue series drive. I...

    It's a Western Digital 2 TB Blue series drive. I have tried other WD drives in the enclosure, including a 1 TB Blue, a 1 TB Black, and a 500 GB Black, as well as a Seagate 500 GB Barracuda. All do...
  17. Thread: Why is Windows so stupid with USB3? by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 3,003

    Solved Hi Kari, I checked Selective Suspend and it...

    Hi Kari,

    I checked Selective Suspend and it was disabled, so I started a backup. This was the result after two hours:

    231947

    The drive seems to have unhooked itself. It is also no longer...
  18. Thread: Why is Windows so stupid with USB3? by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 3,003

    Solved Why is Windows so stupid with USB3?

    I'll preface this by saying that it is not a standard Windows gripe. I'm pretty happy with Windows for the most part.

    Something that is driving me crazy though is the fact that Windows 10 (and 7)...
  19. Replies 4 Views 1,144

    I second the G502. Beautiful mouse.

    I second the G502. Beautiful mouse.
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    Before you try anything else, set the fan on your...

    Before you try anything else, set the fan on your GPU card to "Manual" and set the fan to run at about 65%. Radeon cards (in my experience - that means every one that I have ever owned) notoriously...
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    I do use the macro keys for gaming, but it gets a...

    I do use the macro keys for gaming, but it gets a little daunting when you have a choice of three banks of 18 keys and you have to try to remember what they all do. lol In the heat of gaming, I...
  22. Replies 4 Views 1,003

    Check your GPU temps when you have black screens....

    Check your GPU temps when you have black screens. Use the Radeon Overlay program to monitor the temps and fan speeds. Radeons are notorious for not being aggressive enough with their cooling. I...
  23. Thread: Too many scary beeps on booting by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 20 Views 12,923

    I don't know the exact model of your PC, but that...

    I don't know the exact model of your PC, but that beep code on an Acer PC suggests that there is something wrong with the chipset, most likely the video section. That might explain why you don't see...
  24. Thread: Urgent help with new build no video output!! by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 8 Views 925

    There is an unconnected PCIe power cable at the...

    There is an unconnected PCIe power cable at the bottom of the picture (green square). It looks like there is something connected to the graphics card, but I'm not sure what. The PCIe connector...
  25. Thread: What do you think of the hardware? by Gurn Blanston
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 735

    Unless you have a particular need for...

    Unless you have a particular need for portability, you would be much further ahead to put that $2800 into a desktop system and not compromise performance. It's obviously a high end "gaming" laptop,...
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