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Old 03-21-2020, 06:25 PM   #1061
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There are a lot of good reasons to use Linux, gaming isn't one however
Mint seems to run well, it's free, and I dont like win10.
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Old 03-23-2020, 04:13 PM   #1062
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Best source for a Win10 key right now?

My Linux Mint experiment is taking too much time to get going. I'd rather have a partition with Win10 to boot up with just Steam, GOG, and Epic Games.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:40 PM   #1063
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Best source for a Win10 key right now?

My Linux Mint experiment is taking too much time to get going. I'd rather have a partition with Win10 to boot up with just Steam, GOG, and Epic Games.

Do you still have your Windows 7 disc? You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free, that's the cheapest way to get a legit key


https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/14/2...s-7-10-free-os
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:05 PM   #1064
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Do you still have your Windows 7 disc? You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free, that's the cheapest way to get a legit key


https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/14/2...s-7-10-free-os

That's the way I did it on our downstairs machine. Another slightly shady way is to install 10 then opt into the beta program. then after a bit opt out. At least I think the second way still works.
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:20 PM   #1065
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For shady you could install the trial version and just never buy it.. it does limit some things but afaik games run fine, though you will see the "Activate Windows" watermark all the time.
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Old 03-26-2020, 02:02 PM   #1066
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Anyone have a spare USB bluetooth dongle? I need to bluetooth my computer and had one laying around, cant find it. And with COVID I don't know where to get one in town
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:53 PM   #1067
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Best source for a Win10 key right now?

My Linux Mint experiment is taking too much time to get going. I'd rather have a partition with Win10 to boot up with just Steam, GOG, and Epic Games.
any key re-seller really. Think I got mine on Kinguin for like $30
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Old 03-28-2020, 03:19 PM   #1068
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I got my win 7 pro online. It's still installed on an old SSD.

I have a brand new, faster SSD now. I'm trying to install win10pro with the same key but having trouble. Will need to troubleshoot a bit.
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:01 PM   #1069
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Wouldn't you need to install Win7 first then Win10 overtop? Or did they eliminate that need?
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Old 03-28-2020, 06:48 PM   #1070
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Wouldn't you need to install Win7 first then Win10 overtop? Or did they eliminate that need?

Nope, you can't use a Win 7 key to activate Win 10 on a first install. The free upgrade only works when you start it from within an activated Windows 7 session. The thing is though the upgrade doesn't even look at the key, it only cares if Windows 7 is activated, so you can activate it by whatevarrrrr method you want
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Mini update. Installed the RAM tonight. Went from 6GB to 15GB. The difference in performance in WOW is mind-blowing. Can zone in and fly around Dalaran with no lag.

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Congrats. I'd expect the SSD improvement will be just as impressive; the first time booting an OS from a SSD and being able to use applications almost right away was an eye-opening experience for me and using systems that only have regular HDs almost become torturous.
Welp finally got off my ass and got the extra brackets and cables I needed to finally install the SSD and man what difference.

I had a hell of a time getting it to boot off the SSD. I could select it in the BIOS but it wouldn't boot from that drive for whatever reason. Put the old one back in the other HDD slot (as was always the plan). Ended up having to clone it again and it worked first time.

Next task: CPU cooler, the stock one is noisy as heck right now, how much of a task is this? Can I do it with the mb in the case?
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Old 04-07-2020, 11:53 PM   #1072
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Next task: CPU cooler, the stock one is noisy as heck right now, how much of a task is this? Can I do it with the mb in the case?
Depends on the case and motherboard.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:19 AM   #1073
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Depends on the case and motherboard.
And the CPU cooler. Some can be installed without access to the back.
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Welp finally got off my ass and got the extra brackets and cables I needed to finally install the SSD and man what difference.

I had a hell of a time getting it to boot off the SSD. I could select it in the BIOS but it wouldn't boot from that drive for whatever reason. Put the old one back in the other HDD slot (as was always the plan). Ended up having to clone it again and it worked first time.

Next task: CPU cooler, the stock one is noisy as heck right now, how much of a task is this? Can I do it with the mb in the case?
Depending on how much space you have in your case it should be pretty easy and straight forward.

If you can install an SSD you can install a cpu cooler
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:31 AM   #1075
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Depending on how much space you have in your case it should be pretty easy and straight forward.

If you can install an SSD you can install a cpu cooler
It's not always that easy. If you don't have access through the back of the case, it may mean pulling the motherboard. Not super tricky, but there are many steps if you have to start unplugging everything.
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It's not always that easy. If you don't have access through the back of the case, it may mean pulling the motherboard. Not super tricky, but there are many steps if you have to start unplugging everything.
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I think this is the thread to put this in.

Thinking about buying a PCVR for Half Life Alyx. Does anyone have the Rift S? Seems to be the best option I can find from a price standpoint for entry in that will play Half LIfe decently well.
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ok so I'm slightly allowing myself to get back into PC gaming. I want to get a gaming mouse that isn't saturated with buttons, and has a scroll wheel. Is this just something I'll have to get right with trial and error? I can't just go into stores like memory express now or BB to see how they feel in hand. Any Razer mice anyone here would suggest? Going to have to stick with Razer here.
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I have a NiB Razer Naga I'd sell you for $50.
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I personally prefer Logitech. I like the GMX518.
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