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  1. Thread: Windows 10 wont start by farrellart
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 21 Views 17,048

    It might better to reinstall Windows and start...

    It might better to reinstall Windows and start over ( assuming you have back-ups of personal data ).......Did you hard power down while the circular dots were spinning? It's possible the installation...
  2. Thread: HyperV has no video acceleration. by farrellart
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 0 Views 110

    HyperV has no video acceleration.

    I have been trying to get my Vista x64 Ultimate video card to work in HyperV on Win10 1903 ( all up to date ).

    I have an Nvidia 660GTX and in VM I can only get Svga to work. The screen resolution...
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    Solved Can you roll back your Asus Bios? You don't...

    Can you roll back your Asus Bios? You don't really need to keep updating the bios to the latest - the updates are mostly to add new processor, memory compatibilty with the MB. ([EDIT] in all my years...
  4. Thread: Microsoft Digital Image Pro or Suites by farrellart
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 8 Views 752

    Photoshop can do that.....In the UK the cloud sub...

    Photoshop can do that.....In the UK the cloud sub is around 10/month. [edit] probably better to get the full version instead of PS Elements.

    Krita might also be an option, it's free....Krita...
  5. Replies 10 Views 753

    Solved If this happened to me I would do a complete...

    If this happened to me I would do a complete clean install....

    Is there some Asus software enabling this? Updating anything to do with the bios within Windows is a big no no for me as it can...
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    I cannot help much except to say the latest Linux...

    I cannot help much except to say the latest Linux mint installed fine for me on real hardware, it did not install off the bat though - I had to try a few times then it just worked.......

    Also, I...
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    Didn't realize there was a time limit......silly...

    Didn't realize there was a time limit......silly me.
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    I thought SMART was a marketing ploy to keep hard...

    I thought SMART was a marketing ploy to keep hard drive company profits going....:D
  9. Replies 14 Views 3,367

    Why did you uninstall the Intel USB 3.0...

    Why did you uninstall the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver?
  10. Thread: Ooops...I think I have messed up my ssd. by farrellart
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 398

    It's quite an old MB and the SATA is set to IDE....

    It's quite an old MB and the SATA is set to IDE.

    During my troubleshooting on the test rig, I went minimal hardware and it seems like there was some failing RAM ( 8GB ) I took it out and the O/S...
  11. Thread: Ooops...I think I have messed up my ssd. by farrellart
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 398

    Thanks Thomaseg1 Third coffee :shock:,.....and...

    Thanks Thomaseg1

    Third coffee :shock:,.....and set up the SSD in the test rig. The drive is was wiped and it's current state is 111.79gb unallocated data. I have used a new Win10 iso (aswell as...
  12. Thread: Ooops...I think I have messed up my ssd. by farrellart
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 398

    Ooops...I think I have messed up my ssd.

    OK, totally my bad on this one.

    In a dozy state....[note to self - don't mess with computers before the first coffee]

    I plugged an SSD into the motherboard SATA power and data cable while the...
  13. Thread: USB 2.0 doesn't work on my computer by farrellart
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 19 Views 1,339

    Interesting.....let us know how you get on!!! ...

    Interesting.....let us know how you get on!!!

    All the best
  14. Replies 1,831 Views 252,624

    Sticky: Just tried Mechwarrior 3....brings back some...

    Just tried Mechwarrior 3....brings back some memories from 1999. I have no idea how but it works in Win10 without any faffing around.
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    I have only just started messing with Ubuntu on a...

    I have only just started messing with Ubuntu on a dual Win10 set-up so I am still feeling my way around. Win10 cannot see the Ubuntu as a drive (ext4)....So that should be OK but it is there in...
  16. Thread: USB 2.0 doesn't work on my computer by farrellart
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 19 Views 1,339

    One thing to note is that MS activation servers...

    One thing to note is that MS activation servers will see the new motherboard as a new computer and will not automatically activate windows.

    When I last bricked a MB around 10 years ago I had to...
  17. Thread: KB4507453 Update failed with error 0x80073701 by farrellart
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 9 Views 2,099

    I had an update problem recently...Windows update...

    I had an update problem recently...Windows update would fail every time. I ran an in-place install from the latest .ISO on a bootable USB, run set-up.exe, choose to keep files and apps, let it go...
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    Solved I wonder if this is a reason why my Kingston...

    I wonder if this is a reason why my Kingston 120gb and 240gb SSD's will only transfer with read/write speeds of 250mb/s :(
  19. Thread: Giving up on WIN10 Home by farrellart
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 19 Views 3,492

    That is quite funny though!!

    That is quite funny though!!
  20. Thread: Giving up on WIN10 Home by farrellart
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 19 Views 3,492

    Ubuntu is great for low spec machines, having a...

    Ubuntu is great for low spec machines, having a dual boot Win10/Linux gives loads of options and works well. Linux is really snappy and when idle mine uses only 500mb memory ( instead of Win10's...
  21. Thread: USB 2.0 doesn't work on my computer by farrellart
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 19 Views 1,339

    Replacing a motherboard on a laptop is some...

    Replacing a motherboard on a laptop is some task......probably easier and maybe cheaper to buy a new laptop ( a bit of a layout just for working usb's though ).

    While not aesthetically pleasing,...
  22. Solved It shouldn't make any difference. Why not try...

    It shouldn't make any difference.

    Why not try them and see.
  23. Thread: Windows 10 not listed in boot options. by farrellart
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 859

    I have also been playing with Linux on a couple...

    I have also been playing with Linux on a couple of systems and they are fun when it all goes wrong, IMHO that's one of the best way to learn.

    On a test rig and pen enabled tablet I installed Linux...
  24. Thread: Inaccessible boot device by farrellart
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 36 Views 2,927

    Seconded!! Try Bootrec.exe /FixMbr then...

    Seconded!!

    Try Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
    then Bootrec.exe /FixBoot from the command prompt off the recovery disk/usb.
  25. Thread: Get Windows 10 with a Win 7 licence. by farrellart
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 13 Views 968

    Solved My guess is that MS would want as many people...

    My guess is that MS would want as many people using Win10 as possible.

    Let us know how it works out.
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