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by Kaos Kid
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Win7/8 free upgrade to Win10
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Win7/8 free upgrade to Win10

Well I can safely say that the free upgrade to Win10 from 7/8 still works. I have switched over 4 computers to Win10, all worked. Three of them were using the same Technet key I used years ago, activated fine. My daughter's Win8.1 laptop upgraded fine as well. The only ones that didn't were two PCs ...
by Kaos Kid
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Win7/8 free upgrade to Win10
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Win7/8 free upgrade to Win10

I decided my HTPC would be the guinea pig, and installed last night. I downloaded Win10 Upgrade Assistant, installed directly from net as an upgrade to keep apps and files. It took about an hour on that dinosaur but it shows as activated. Some things didn't make the upgrade, probably because those p...
by Kaos Kid
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Win7/8 free upgrade to Win10
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Win7/8 free upgrade to Win10

Has anyone here successfully done this? Does it work with a fresh install using my Win7 Key, or do I have to upgrade from the same drive that Win7/8 is on? How would this work with a dual-boot situation? ie: Win7 on one SSD, Win8.1 on a separate SSD with bootloader defaultiing to Win7 unless overidd...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp

Works fine, I'm getting all the channels available in my region so if Inet goes down I'll still have OTA
by Kaos Kid
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp

Not a powered antenna, but a 20yo big old school antenna, the kind you have to fold out once you get it on the roof. It was a real PITA to get it up into the small area above my vaulted ceiling but necessary since my HOA rules say no rooftop antennas and cable hadn't been run to our subdivision yet....
by Kaos Kid
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Using Spectrum Splitter/Amp

So, I cancelled my Spectrum TV service. I kept the 200Mbps internet and landline. It appears that the line from the outside box carries both the tv signal and the internet signal and plugs in to the "input", then is amplified and split to the combo cable internet/voice modem through the output with ...
by Kaos Kid
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: MicroSD cards for phones
Replies: 10
Views: 3338

Re: MicroSD cards for phones

I kept it exFAT but I also found out some things...exFAT is proprietary MSoft, you can easily use Windows to format to it, but third parties have to pay a license to use or include it in their software. I use EASEus Partition Master, it only recognizes it as "other" and calls it a super floppy.
by Kaos Kid
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: KnightRid - Happy Birthday!
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: KnightRid - Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday KnightRid!

Sorry to be on your lawn, but being much older than you I needed to rest a bit after all the scrolling I do...so show your Elder some compassion you young whippersnapper! :lol:
by Kaos Kid
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: MicroSD cards for phones
Replies: 10
Views: 3338

Re: MicroSD cards for phones

I bought a Sandisk 128GB MicroSDXC UHS-1, it did not immediately show up with a drive letter when I used the adapter to plug in to a Win7 PC. When I did assign it a drive letter, it first wanted to scan all sectors for errors, after that it showed up fine and is listed as exFAT. Do you all use exFAT...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Too early for wirelessAX router?
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Too early for wirelessAX router?

Thought I'd give you a follow up...I pulled the trigger on the Netgear Nighthawk AX8, and so far I like it. I have older adapters, the Realtek based n600 ones work fine with it, even an old Rosewill N300 single band that works fine with it. Funny how only my Edimax AC1200 USB3 adapter gets moody som...
by Kaos Kid
Tue May 14, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2348

Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router Review

Thanks! How has your wireless been, or do you even use it as such? I have the same charter 200mbps service that you have, just wondering how that translates to number of devices going at the same time... we have three 1080i tvs that I'd like to switch to streaming along with my son on his xboxone do...
by Kaos Kid
Sat May 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2348

Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router Review

Now that you've had this router for 10 months, do you have any updated insights on it's range and effectiveness? How many updates has DumaOS made to the OpSys since you've had it, perhaps features added? Still your top choice for under $300?
by Kaos Kid
Thu May 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Too early for wirelessAX router?
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Too early for wirelessAX router?

Been researching routers, some of the newest with wireless AX look promising with MU-MIMO and anywhere between 8 and 12 streams...to be honest I doubt I'll have any AX adapters for a while yet, so I would just be using it on AC and N mode. The only problem with getting an older router is that they a...
by Kaos Kid
Wed May 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Network Adapter Works in Win8.1 but not Win7
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Network Adapter Works in Win8.1 but not Win7

Thanks. I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling both with and without reboot. Sometimes it shows the ethernet controller in device manager without a yellow hazard mark and with no driver installed, and when I try to install any driver (even the one MS Update wants to install) it then give...
by Kaos Kid
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Network Adapter Works in Win8.1 but not Win7
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Network Adapter Works in Win8.1 but not Win7

I have a weird issue. My onboard LAN network adapter (Realtek 8111E Gigabit) stopped working in Windows 7. I get the Microsoft "Code 1" even after I uninstall the adapter then try to reinstall drivers, I even pulled out the old MOBO driver disk to install the original driver, it won't install any dr...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: MicroSD cards for phones
Replies: 10
Views: 3338

Re: MicroSD cards for phones

Hmmm I was not really thinking SanDisk but I'm glad you guys recommended it because I was looking at the Samsung EVO cards. I'll check out the SanDisks, thanks for the info!
by Kaos Kid
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading HP17 series laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 3234

Re: Upgrading HP17 series laptop

I cloned the drive over. I had previously created a partitioned primary drive (Drive letter E) for her to store media separately from the O/S partition/primary drive (Drive letter C, with Drive letter D being an optical drive) which interfered with using the over-provisioning tool included with Cruc...
by Kaos Kid
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: MicroSD cards for phones
Replies: 10
Views: 3338

MicroSD cards for phones

My old 8GB Samsung MicroSDHC card starting glitching and is now showing as corrupted. I was able to save my data using EaseUS Data Recovery and the phone wants to reformat it but I'm thinking it may be time to upgrade if that card is degrading. What MicroSD cards do you use in your phones? I current...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Upgrading HP17 series laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 3234

Re: Upgrading HP17 series laptop

The i7-4702MQ is the fastest on the compatibility list for the HP 17-e019dx laptop so I looked it up on ebay and found that one listed. I'm going to wait and see how it runs after the new SSD goes in to decide whether it needs one more upgrade. I know it's old, but nothing newer for under $600 or so...
by Kaos Kid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: DNS Servers
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: DNS Servers

Hey Nate, if you don't mind when you are at home on your Spectrum Internet, do me a favor please and run your ipconfig/ all command to see which DNS servers that Spectrum is using as default. Thanks!