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  1. Thread: Windows 11?? by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 6,754

    Spinal Tap - "These go to eleven...." - YouTube...

    Spinal Tap - "These go to eleven...." - YouTube

    ("This is Spinal Tap")
  2. Thread: Windows 10 21H1 and WiFi Adapter by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    I'm confused. You say that your current driver...

    I'm confused.

    You say that your current driver is 5.93.102.19, and it's from 2017. ASUS EeeBook X205TA - Support lists 5.93.103.20 as from late 2015, and for Win10 X32.

    I haven't had a problem...
  3. Thread: No Drivers for AMD by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 43 Views 4,048

    To respond to my own post, I just had a hang on...

    To respond to my own post, I just had a hang on graphics card detection during a wake from sleep. The latest AMD chipset drivers have not fixed the issue. It happens rarely, and usually after keeping...
  4. Thread: Best use of a U.2 connector on my motherboard? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 1,902

    Do PCI-E 4.0 graphics cards offer a practical...

    Do PCI-E 4.0 graphics cards offer a practical advantage? I suppose if you were short on PCI-E lanes, you could run one at X8 on a 4.0 motherboard, for about the same net bandwidth as 3.0 X16.

    The...
  5. Replies 8 Views 1,074

    It'd be unusual if any of the case screws are...

    It'd be unusual if any of the case screws are unique. My cases have multiples of each type of screw. Yours does not?

    Looking at my post, I wrote "copies". I wasn't suggesting that the ghosts of...
  6. Thread: New Install Question by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 612

    It's fairly likely that moving an HD with Win10...

    It's fairly likely that moving an HD with Win10 on it to a new motherboard will work. It may even work if you switch from an AMD system to an Intel one. Some people don't recommend swapping the HD,...
  7. Thread: Best use of a U.2 connector on my motherboard? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 1,902

    Really? I think of Asus as Taiwanese. Samsung is...

    Really? I think of Asus as Taiwanese. Samsung is definitely Korean. Am I being too literal?

    Non-rhetorical question: has anyone had an NVME M.2 drive fail to work in a motherboard with an NVME M.2...
  8. Replies 18 Views 1,443

    As you can boot into Windows, a Repair Install...

    As you can boot into Windows, a Repair Install may help. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    Not guaranteed, but it sometimes fixes things.
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    Datum: Last fall, I bought a an 8GB Seagate...

    Datum: Last fall, I bought a an 8GB Seagate Ironwolf drive for $205 (plus tax) from Amazon. The same drive is now $242.

    Not quite 20% more. Is that a "skyrocket"?

    (Not compared to high-end...
  10. Thread: Windows 11?? by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 6,754

    Did you use the old one (left over from Windows...

    Did you use the old one (left over from Windows 7)? I never tried it.
  11. Thread: Windows 11?? by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 6,754

    This is more clickbait than credible news story,...

    This is more clickbait than credible news story, but...

    Microsoft accidentally leaks the name of its next operating system -- and it isn't Windows 11

    The claim is that Microsoft could be going...
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    One thing: if you can take copies of the screws...

    One thing: if you can take copies of the screws to the hardware store (or big box store, like Home Depot) with you, it'll help.

    I find that the stores typically have thread checkers there (usable...
  13. Thread: Best use of a U.2 connector on my motherboard? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 1,902

    Out of my knowledge zone. SAS to SATA adapters...

    Out of my knowledge zone. SAS to SATA adapters seem to exist. Adding one to a U.2 to SAS adapter cable seems a little awkward.

    It might work, though. I've used some higher end motherboards in the...
  14. Thread: Windows 11?? by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 6,754

    I have been spared most of the bugs that others...

    I have been spared most of the bugs that others have complained about. It's better to be lucky than smart.

    If MS can produce a version of Settings that that preserves the functionality of Settings...
  15. Thread: Best use of a U.2 connector on my motherboard? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 1,902

    That cable provides a 15 pin SATA power...

    That cable provides a 15 pin SATA power connector, but the other connector is for SAS drives. I'm not certain, but I doubt that it's compatible with a SATA drive.

    I'm glad of a couple things: my...
  16. Thread: Best use of a U.2 connector on my motherboard? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 1,902

    You may have seen this already, but if not: What...

    You may have seen this already, but if not: What you can do with that U.2 port on your motherboard next to the SATA inputs | Poc Network // Tech

    It may be more usual to add a PCI-E SATA card,...
  17. Thread: Windows 11?? by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 6,754

    MS didn't charge for upgrades from Windows 7 or 8...

    MS didn't charge for upgrades from Windows 7 or 8 to 10. Do you think they'd charge for the next upgrade? (Not a rhetorical question.)

    I have feared that MS might go to a subscription model for...
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    This is probably too much in the "let them eat...

    This is probably too much in the "let them eat cake" line, but if the OP has access to a PS/2 keyboard, and the PC has a PS/2 port in its i/o panel, that would be one way to get in.

    They're still...
  19. Thread: Windows 11?? by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 53 Views 6,754

    My understanding is that the functionality of the...

    My understanding is that the functionality of the Control Panel will be kept, but the split between Settings and the Control Panel will be eliminated.

    I have wondered how many people found it...
  20. Thread: No Drivers for AMD by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 43 Views 4,048

    Unlike me. I rush in where angels fear to tread....

    Unlike me. I rush in where angels fear to tread. I almost always get away with it.

    (Please don't ask about a couple of early UEFI motherboards that were bricked by unecessary BIOS updates.)
  21. Thread: No Drivers for AMD by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 43 Views 4,048

    I agree. I was unable to quickly determine...

    I agree.

    I was unable to quickly determine which actual chipset a "Promontory FCH" might be, to assure that I linked to the correct chipset installer.

    I usually don't actively push that sort of...
  22. Thread: No Drivers for AMD by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 43 Views 4,048

    Hmmm. Touched a nerve, did I? Sorry. I relied on...

    Hmmm. Touched a nerve, did I? Sorry. I relied on the specs you posted in "My Computer" rather than checking the HP model number. I wondered what was up, because you've been in this forum for a long...
  23. Thread: No Drivers for AMD by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 43 Views 4,048

    Please fill in your system specs. I know that...

    Please fill in your system specs. I know that you're not using a Ryzen 5 2600 in an HP Pavilion 590-p0044.

    As "Ghot" pointed out, the desktop Ryzen 5 2600 has no built-in graphics. The AMD...
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    Maybe. I didn't try to collect statistics. Are...

    Maybe. I didn't try to collect statistics.

    Are either stable enough?
  25. Replies 24 Views 3,083

    It's not clear whether the 466.47 drivers are...

    It's not clear whether the 466.47 drivers are more stable. https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/game-ready-drivers/13/453674/geforce-46647-grd-feedback-thread-released-51821/
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