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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    Probably the only one of your posts I've read from start to finish.
    Your loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    Your loss.
    Debatable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    Debatable.
    How could you say if you never bother reading the content?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    How could you say if you never bother reading the content?
    Sadly I have.

    Unless he needs a cure for insomnia he ain't missing much.
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    Windows 10 is currently pissing me off with my rig at work as it's saying the motherboard (x79) and chipset (Intel C600) aren't supported anymore so Windows can't upgrade.

    It happens to be my printer drivers that have stopped working so no printer for my main design rig. It's pissing my CAD bloke off no end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    How could you say if you never bother reading the content?
    Did I say I didn’t? I said I never read a whole post bar the one above which proved you couldn’t take a post in context either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny75 View Post
    Windows 10 is currently pissing me off with my rig at work as it's saying the motherboard (x79) and chipset (Intel C600) aren't supported anymore so Windows can't upgrade.

    It happens to be my printer drivers that have stopped working so no printer for my main design rig. It's pissing my CAD bloke off no end.
    Nowt wrong with Windows 10 mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    Did I say I didn’t? I said I never read a whole post bar the one above which proved you couldn’t take a post in context either.
    Well if you haven't got the attention span to see out a few sentences I guess it's beyond you to make a decent analysis of the content. Keep at it buddy, you might crack it one day. I believe in you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrannosaurus Dan View Post
    Some laptop recommendations needed from you über geeks please.

    My wife is after a laptop for her Uni course next year. Her whole course is online so she will need to be able to do her assignments on it, download and watch lectures and recorded herself doing presentations and use power point etc.

    Would a chromebook do all that or does she need an actual proper laptop. Any recommendations? All answers need to be in child friendly form as I am probably only a couple levels up from Paddy with my understanding of technology.
    Here you go mate. Managed to bump this one up to an i5 processor, SSD for your main drive and HDD for you secondary, 8GB RAM and a Windows license for £633. You can downgrade to an i3 or go without Windows (if you have your own license) to make it even cheaper. Great spec for the money that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    Well if you haven't got the attention span to see out a few sentences I guess it's beyond you to make a decent analysis of the content. Keep at it buddy, you might crack it one day. I believe in you.
    I don't believe in you, that's the crux of the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    I don't believe in you, that's the crux of the issue.
    Fortunately I'm not reliant on your backing, I can be my own man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t3ch View Post
    If not performing a simple setting change is worth making things difficult for the sake of it, by all means. Not sure why you would leave things enabled that you actively don't want being used, regardless of this specific conversation...
    Last word on this. I don't use Windows 10 so there is no problem as things stand. It is not causing me a problem as I don't use it. If and when I have to I'll go back to my monitor/speaker combo which will negate any driver conflict issues. So, for the last time, I was pointing out that the beginner/average user who DOES NOT KNOW how to go into the BIOS and fanny around with that kind of thing will have issues, this has never been a problem in any previous Windows so the problem lies with 10 which was my point all along. My findings were through beta testing for Microsoft, that is all. And to this day they haven't fixed it.

    Does that make sense? Hope so because I'm not going to explain it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    Fortunately I'm not reliant on your backing, I can be my own man.
    Good job really. Your own man being one who drops into a thread he has no input in and laughs at someone over a post that was completely missing the point. No wonder I don't usually read your posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    Good job really. Your own man being one who drops into a thread he has no input in and laughs at someone over a post that was completely missing the point. No wonder I don't usually read your posts.
    Humour is subjective. It tickled me.
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    I’m really not surprised.
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    I mean it's no fraction, don't get me wrong, but it was funny in it's own way.
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    T-Dan, just spoke with Cass as I bought her a brand new laptop with Windows 10 on for her birthday last year. It’s got Office installed (2016 I think) and has been used three times. She prefers to use my PC. To all intents and purposes it’s brand new really. I paid around £750 for it, I can do it for £500 if you’re interested.

    I’ll dig the spec out later but I know it has an i5 CPU and 8gb RAM. It will be perfect for what your wife needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    T-Dan, just spoke with Cass as I bought her a brand new laptop with Windows 10 on for her birthday last year. It’s got Office installed (2016 I think) and has been used three times. She prefers to use my PC. To all intents and purposes it’s brand new really. I paid around £750 for it, I can do it for £500 if you’re interested.

    I’ll dig the spec out later but I know it has an i5 CPU and 8gb RAM. It will be perfect for what your wife needs.
    Cheers mate, very kind of you. I'll speak to the wife and see what she says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    Last word on this. I don't use Windows 10 so there is no problem as things stand. It is not causing me a problem as I don't use it. If and when I have to I'll go back to my monitor/speaker combo which will negate any driver conflict issues. So, for the last time, I was pointing out that the beginner/average user who DOES NOT KNOW how to go into the BIOS and fanny around with that kind of thing will have issues, this has never been a problem in any previous Windows so the problem lies with 10 which was my point all along. My findings were through beta testing for Microsoft, that is all. And to this day they haven't fixed it.

    Does that make sense? Hope so because I'm not going to explain it again.
    the "making things more difficult" bit was referring to forcing outdated OS's on yourself down the line due to some problems that are simply solved. I understand you're not on it now.

    but you're right in that the conversation is done, I just wish you'd acted a bit more of a prick about it.
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    Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t3ch View Post
    the "making things more difficult" bit was referring to forcing outdated OS's on yourself down the line due to some problems that are simply solved. I understand you're not on it now.

    but you're right in that the conversation is done, I just wish you'd acted a bit more of a prick about it.
    Mate, there’s only one prick in here and that’s Mark. You just don’t have the ability to read and comprehend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    Lol.

    Nope, couldn’t make it to the end of that one. Normal service resumed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    I don’t need to disable anything in the BIOS, and things run as smooth as silk. I’ve got a £3k rig that I maintain religiously. The problem is Windows 10. Ultimately I’ll have to use it but I’ll go to 8.1 with Start8 first and delay it as long as possible.
    Sorry, just read back through this post and realised what a MASSIVE prick I was.
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    Trev, spec is below just in case you're interested. Only real downside is no SSD (they were mega expensive at the time) but the HDD in it works fine if you're not in a mental rush. I think the remainder of the labour warranty can be transferred as well, I ordered it January 2018 so there's around 17 months left on it.

    I bought it for Cass for her birthday to do her schoolwork and projects on but she still uses my desktop so it just doesn't get used but it would be ideal for Uni work. It will need a lot of updating as I haven't updated it for months, maybe over a year. Anyhow, here it is. No worries if you're not interested.

    Chassis & Display Cosmos Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
    Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor 7300HQ (2.5GHz, 3.5GHz Turbo)
    Memory (RAM) 8GB Corsair 2133MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 4GB)
    Graphics Card INTEL® HD GRAPHICS 630 - 1.7GB Max DDR4 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
    1st Storage Drive 1TB SEAGATE 7mm SERIAL ATA III 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 128MB CACHE (5,400rpm)
    Memory Card Reader Integrated 6 in 1 Card Reader (SD /Mini SD/ SDHC / SDXC / MMC / RSMMC)
    AC Adaptor 1 x 90W AC Adaptor
    Battery Cosmos VI Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    Power Cable 1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
    Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
    Sound Card Intel 2 Channel High Def. Audio + SoundBlaster™ Cinema 3
    Bluetooth & Wireless GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-8265 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11AC) +BT 4.0, vPRO
    USB/Thunderbolt Options 1 x USB 3.0 PORT (Type C) + 2 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
    Keyboard Language SINGLE COLOUR BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
    Operating System Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Single Licence
    Operating System Language United Kingdom - English Language
    Windows Recovery Media None (I can provide an ISO for W10 if you really need one).
    Office Software Office 2016 (I think, could be 2013). It's one of my copies I installed, cost around £250 at the time I think when I bought it.
    Anti-Virus NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE (I can leave F-Secure on there if you want but obvs I'll remove the license. If you use Virgin you can get a deal on it, if not I can uninstall it.)
    Browser Firefox™
    Notebook Mouse INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
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    Warranty 3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    Mate, there’s only one prick in here and that’s Mark. You just don’t have the ability to read and comprehend.
    Lol.
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