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Ok Im calm today. ugh I got so frustrated at this thing. Do I need to connect it to the net for that reset?

If so ill have to find a lan/phone cord to hook it to my router. I haven't seen one of those in ages.....hmmmm maybe on the old house phone.
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Daehawk wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:26 am Ok Im calm today. ugh I got so frustrated at this thing. Do I need to connect it to the net for that reset?

If so ill have to find a lan/phone cord to hook it to my router. I haven't seen one of those in ages.....hmmmm maybe on the old house phone.
No, you should be able to 'Reset your PC' from the PC Settings > Update & Security > Recovery menu, from the sign-in screen (without actually signing in), or by using a recovery drive and worst case, downloadable Win 10 installation media. Just refer to the relevant 'Reset your PC' instructions here.

Keep in mind, if you choose the 'Remove everything' option (which you ought to, if you plan to sell the system), cleaning the drive does take longer. But doing so will make sure that your erased files cannot be recovered.
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Thank you for the amazing info and for being patient with me even when Im cuss typing in frustration. Appreciate you.
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Daehawk wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:53 pm Thank you for the amazing info and for being patient with me even when Im cuss typing in frustration. Appreciate you.
You're welcome. Rest assured, we've all been there, so I certainly empathize with your frustration.
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Anyone having internet connection issues today? My net died last night and today it was still out. Now part is working like OO and stuff but some sites aren't and neither is my isp email.
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Decided to get off my *** and actually prep for A+. First attempt to do a full practice example resulted in... 24 out of 90 wrong, which is a fail, of course. But it DID point out my problems. I didn't memorize trivia like the different port numbers of common protocols, or the speeds of common peripheral connection types (did you know Thunderbolt 3 is 40 Gbps?). That's about 10-15 pts right there. The rest was not reading the questions properly and being too cocky and too impatient, believing I knew it all.

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My Fire HD 8 (2017) tablet had a problem of disconnecting from Wifi and reconnecting periodically. I am not sure if it's the device itself or if the signal is truly bad. So I checked all my other devices, NONE had the same problem. It's a refurb, so chances are it *does* have problems.

So with Amazon throwing an early Black Friday, I bit the bullet and bought a Fire HD 8 plus (2020) for $55. What changed? 3GB of RAM, and USB-C.

Now the thing runs smooth as butter. It was the darn tablet itself all along. :-/
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I don't know what in the hell MS downloaded but everything was working fine and now nothing is like it was before. God I hate fucking MS.
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dbt1949 wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:18 pm I don't know what in the hell MS downloaded but everything was working fine and now nothing is like it was before. God I hate fucking MS.
There's an easy fix for this. Try using the useful Debloat Windows 10 script created by Chris Titus to configure your Windows Update service to download security updates only, along with the essential tweaks. He explains how this works in his Youtube video below:



To fire it up, just open Powershell with Admin privileges, i.e. type Windows Powershell in the start menu search, right click on Windows Powershell, and choose Run as administrator. Then copy and paste the following into your Powershell prompt, and hit enter:

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iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://git.io/JJ8R4'))
Once the script is running, click the 'Essential Tweaks' button under 'System Tweaks'. Next, hit the 'Security Updates Only' button under the 'Windows Update' section. This makes sure you will now only be downloading essential security updates instead of the typical bloaty feature update garbage that more often than not causes precisely the type of aggravation you describe. Those feature updates essentially make you a guinea pig for Microsoft. Switching to security updates-only means your Windows Update service will now only download patched security exploits and vulnerabilities without all the additional cruft.
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I got it all pretty much back to normal. I just hate that MS thinks they know their customer base and changes everything with asking. ( Other than if you download it we own you)

And everything on the web about this is dated and NA.
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dbt1949 wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:05 am I got it all pretty much back to normal. I just hate that MS thinks they know their customer base and changes everything with asking. ( Other than if you download it we own you)

And everything on the web about this is dated and NA.
All the more reason to configure your Windows Update service to download security updates-only. Doing so will prevent such aggravation from recurring the next time Microsoft decides to 'improve' the features of your OS without your permission.
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I was at one time considering getting into streaming gameplay and now that I see that Xplit Broadcaster (lifetime license) is on sale for $55 (Boingboing store, discounted to $79, minus pre-black Friday 30% off coupon) I was kinda tempted, then I remembered I only have dual DSL which is sucky for streaming. :D
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Anonymous Bosch wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:14 am
dbt1949 wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:05 am I got it all pretty much back to normal. I just hate that MS thinks they know their customer base and changes everything with asking. ( Other than if you download it we own you)

And everything on the web about this is dated and NA.
All the more reason to configure your Windows Update service to download security updates-only. Doing so will prevent such aggravation from recurring the next time Microsoft decides to 'improve' the features of your OS without your permission.
Wow, that utility you linked to (the all-in-one) looks amazing. Downloading now. I’ve always been drawn to apps like that but also worried about security/viruses. So many of those ‘multi-tool’ apps are set up as trackers or worse. Or at least just look sketchy as hell.
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dbt1949 wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:05 am I just hate that MS thinks they know their customer base and changes everything with asking.
They don't think that. They don't care what their customers want, because most of their customers don't really have a viable alternative (no, Linux isn't viable for most.) They make their decisions based on how they want their customers to use their computers. The feature decisions and updates are designed to mold the users into what benefits their plans the most.

Just yesterday I was reading an article about how hard they made it to switch your default browser in Windows 11. You literally have to set your other browser as the default for each web filetype individually, one by one, and Microsoft will still force any links launched through Windows into Edge. Someone developed a workaround to that, and Microsoft called it 'not appropriate' and patched Win11 to block it from working. It isn't about what the customers want. Microsoft benefits most when customers use Edge, therefore they do everything they can to push people into Edge.

With any luck they're setting themselves up for another antitrust suit, although I have no idea how that would go in today's world.
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Blackhawk wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:52 am With any luck they're setting themselves up for another antitrust suit, although I have no idea how that would go in today's world.
Based on recent reading about anti-trust issues, it would likely go REALLY well for MS.

Probably one of the best times in modern history to be a company with monopolistic interests and/or ‘pro-trust’ :) issues.
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Blackhawk wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:52 am
dbt1949 wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:05 am I just hate that MS thinks they know their customer base and changes everything with asking.
They don't think that. They don't care what their customers want, because most of their customers don't really have a viable alternative (no, Linux isn't viable for most.) They make their decisions based on how they want their customers to use their computers. The feature decisions and updates are designed to mold the users into what benefits their plans the most.

Just yesterday I was reading an article about how hard they made it to switch your default browser in Windows 11. You literally have to set your other browser as the default for each web filetype individually, one by one, and Microsoft will still force any links launched through Windows into Edge. Someone developed a workaround to that, and Microsoft called it 'not appropriate' and patched Win11 to block it from working. It isn't about what the customers want. Microsoft benefits most when customers use Edge, therefore they do everything they can to push people into Edge.

With any luck they're setting themselves up for another antitrust suit, although I have no idea how that would go in today's world.
I'm sorry, but that's not correct. Well, the stupidity about Edge is correct, but Microsoft builds most of its products around its largest customers. I know of multiple changes that were made because of huge customers that demanded such changes. When a customer is spending hundreds of millions of dollars, they have a lot of say in what happens.
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Just how does a Gen 3 video card fit in a Gen 1 mini slot? Its so tiny. I notice it has a cutout at the end. Does a giant long Gen 3 card just hang out the rest of it and not get any connections? Id love to see a pic of that.

Brought this up because the pc Im selling has a gen 2 and some gn 1 slots. I want to be able to tell the buyer a card will fit.
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Been hearing a random failed connection audio beep from my PC for over a month and never saw what it was. But now my keyboard simply dies..all lights go out and it wont function then its back on and I hear that connection sound..or failed connection. Its totally random and the keyboard being dead last maybe 3 seconds. It may do it once or it may do it 2 or 3 times in a row...but if it does do it multiple times quickly the kb is only off once.

Weird thing.
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Daehawk wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:41 pm Been hearing a random failed connection audio beep from my PC for over a month and never saw what it was. But now my keyboard simply dies..all lights go out and it wont function then its back on and I hear that connection sound..or failed connection. Its totally random and the keyboard being dead last maybe 3 seconds. It may do it once or it may do it 2 or 3 times in a row...but if it does do it multiple times quickly the kb is only off once.

Weird thing.
you probably already tried these things but,
make sure your keyboard is firmly plugged in, and that its not loose in the socket and jiggling around.

if it still happens after that

try a different keyboard

if it still happens after that


start preparing to replace your motherboard
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Ohh I hope not. this pc MUST last me 2 1/2 year yet. If it doesn't Im in the crapper.
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Jaymon wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:13 pm
if it still happens after that

try a different keyboard

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if it still happens after that

start preparing to replace your motherboard
I'd add another step where indicated:

If it still happens after that

Try a different 'group' of USB ports.


My system has a cluster high on the back, a cluster low on the back, and ports on the front of the case. The group on the front is extremely temperamental. I have another PC where one group of two won't function at all, but the group further down the rear plate works just fine.
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I guess it depends on the motherboard, but I have come across more than a couple of accessories that will not work at all through the front USB ports (and say so in their directions), or not well at least. Not sure if they are lower power or what, but I have also often seen that in troubleshooting: "don't plug "x device" into the front USB ports...use the back ones."
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Or get a USB to PS/2 adapter and plug the keyboard into the PS/2 slot instead of a questionable USB port. Of course, it could be that the keyboard cable itself is damaged somewhere, in which case that wouldn't help.
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just had to add that _if_ it turns out that all the 'groups' of USB ports are bad (which seems unlikely), a PCIe USB add-on card could always be acquired and installed.
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I checked the cable. Its in all the way. Nothing has tugged on it or nibbled it. Haven't heard the sound today or noticed the KB unlit.
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