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I want to thank everyone who took the time to share thoughts on my Windows 10 upgrade problem, I think the advice I received helped put me on the right track here. I realize the idea of reinstalling Windows 7 to do an upgrade is completely crazy when the option of just installing Windows 10 is preferable anyway. I think I will just buy a new SSD to do so fresh and proceed from there. This will be the best way to get the new OS, will circumvent any possible disc issues with my old SSD, and provide me with the maximum ability to check back with my previous programs and settings to make sure I'm set up the way I wish. Win 10 win/win/winning. I feel like I have tiger blood.

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37. W7... Jan 19, 2020, 18:07  Ant 
 
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36. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 19:02  Kxmode 
 
phinn wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 14:11:
Iíve installed Windows 10 1909 off their USB installer tool on a couple of new builds and it runs great. No idea why people complain about it, runs very fast and stable.

I upgraded a couple of months after release. Only ever had one BSOD, and that was Nvidia's bad that they quickly fixed. The 64-bit version of 10 is by far the most stable version of Windows I've used.
 
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35. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 14:11 phinn
 
Iíve installed Windows 10 1909 off their USB installer tool on a couple of new builds and it runs great. No idea why people complain about it, runs very fast and stable.  
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34. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 02:51 1badmf
 
a tldr hardware explanation of sata vs nvme;

sata was made for spinning platter drives that were basically physically hardware limited to how fast the platters could spin. even early sata ssds were probably physically capable of data speeds faster than sata6 since they had no moving parts, but nvme didn't exist yet. enter nvme - designed to take full advantage of the maximum speeds of SSDs. now they can run at maximum data rate and they're sooo much better than sata.

a friend of mine played jedi fallen order on ps4 and he said it would occasionally pause to load, but on my PC that never happened. with nvme hopefully loading screens will soon be a thing of the past.
 
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 02:42 Cutter
 
WarPig wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 20:17:

I can't say you are wrong. But the public in general, has a short memory. Only time will tell, but I'd be willing to bet 737 Max planes will be back in the skies and rolling off the assembly line eventually.

I don't disagree with the short memory idea, but one of the main reasons is that most people just buy tickets to where they need to go + when they need to get there and the plane they get is the plane they get.

Last month I flew commercially for the first time since the mid '90's (went to LA to see the Rams kick my Seahawks ass). So I had a location and schedule that was pretty much set, and I had no idea what planes I would be sitting in, and to your point, didn't really care. There's probably a way to find out which type of plane you'll be riding in when you're booking your trip but I don't know what it is. As far as I know it was right on the ticket, which these days is just an image on your phone.

Yeah, you call the fuckin' airline and say, 'Hey what am I flying on?' 'What? A 737? Suck my balls!'
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2020, 21:24  Mr. Tact 
 
WarPig wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 20:17:
I don't disagree with the short memory idea, but one of the main reasons is that most people just buy tickets to where they need to go + when they need to get there and the plane they get is the plane they get.

Last month I flew commercially for the first time since the mid '90's (went to LA to see the Rams kick my Seahawks ass). So I had a location and schedule that was pretty much set, and I had no idea what planes I would be sitting in, and to your point, didn't really care. There's probably a way to find out which type of plane you'll be riding in when you're booking your trip but I don't know what it is. As far as I know it was right on the ticket, which these days is just an image on your phone.
It is possible the information was available but you didn't notice it. But even if it was and you had, there is no implied promise. Assuming it doesn't mess up their seating assignments, the airline could swap out one plane type for another due to scheduling/maintenance/delays/whatever -- and you wouldn't get any kind of notice. But I don't think there is a requirement for the airline to tell you in advance what the plane will be. Even if there was something like that I'm guessing they could stop using the known plane nomenclature and switch to using a private code. All of this contributes to the likelihood of the return of the 737 Max.
 



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31. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2020, 20:29  Kxmode 
 
I think Larian Studios just announced February 27th as the release date for Baldur's Gate 3.  
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2020, 20:17  WarPig 
 

I can't say you are wrong. But the public in general, has a short memory. Only time will tell, but I'd be willing to bet 737 Max planes will be back in the skies and rolling off the assembly line eventually.

I don't disagree with the short memory idea, but one of the main reasons is that most people just buy tickets to where they need to go + when they need to get there and the plane they get is the plane they get.

Last month I flew commercially for the first time since the mid '90's (went to LA to see the Rams kick my Seahawks ass). So I had a location and schedule that was pretty much set, and I had no idea what planes I would be sitting in, and to your point, didn't really care. There's probably a way to find out which type of plane you'll be riding in when you're booking your trip but I don't know what it is. As far as I know it was right on the ticket, which these days is just an image on your phone.
 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2020, 18:10 Cutter
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 15:35:
Bummed to hear Cyberpunk 2077 is delayed until September. However, it's understandable given the scope and scale, that they need more time to get the game to a state that meets both CDPR and gamer's standards.

Better that it's around that time of year. I think they should push it into October or even Nov/Dec for winter Xmas when people have more free time.
 
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28. Re: Windows 10 Jan 16, 2020, 17:43  Rectal Prolapse 
 
To those who recommend LTSC - there is a major caveat (I run it myself):
Recent games on the Microsoft Store will *NOT* work!

I got one month of XBOX Games for PC for $1 deal, and many of the newer games will not install on LTSC, as they require the latest Windows 10 updates, which will not be available on an LTSC version.

Gears 5 and Halo: Reach (Master Chief Collection I also assume will not install) I could not get installed. Halo Wars 2 wasn't a problem at least.

Just an FYI there...
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2020, 16:40  Mr. Tact 
 
I can't say you are wrong. But the public in general, has a short memory. Only time will tell, but I'd be willing to bet 737 Max planes will be back in the skies and rolling off the assembly line eventually.  



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26. Re: Is 737 Max safe? New Boeing CEO hopes to end crisis after plane crash Jan 16, 2020, 16:32  Kxmode 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 16:27:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 16:25:
Smart people will ultimately figure that out and let the general public know. The media outlets will pick that up and report it. Boeing is in even more trouble. The 737 Max is a no-win situation. The only solution is to scrap the line and begin from scratch with safety as the primary consideration.
No way that's going to happen, too much money involved. The 737 Max will be back whether or not they re-brand it.

Then that leads back to my original question: "Is the 737 Max brand damaged goods?" Damaged goods don't do well. It's impossible for Boeing to win back trust for a plane that killed hundreds because they didn't bother to properly QC the flight control software.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2020, 16:30 MattyC
 
Yeah I saw I posted way too late glad you got everything sorted.  
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24. Re: Is 737 Max safe? New Boeing CEO hopes to end crisis after plane crash Jan 16, 2020, 16:27  Mr. Tact 
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 16:25:
Smart people will ultimately figure that out and let the general public know. The media outlets will pick that up and report it. Boeing is in even more trouble. The 737 Max is a no-win situation. The only solution is to scrap the line and begin from scratch with safety as the primary consideration.
No way that's going to happen, too much money involved. The 737 Max will be back whether or not they re-brand it.
 



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23. Re: Is 737 Max safe? New Boeing CEO hopes to end crisis after plane crash Jan 16, 2020, 16:25  Kxmode 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 16:10:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 15:39:
A better question to ask: "Is the 737 Max brand damaged goods?" I believe most people know the answer, so it doesn't matter if the plane is safe.
I'm sure some think that can be solved by re-branding, they might even be right..

Smart people will ultimately figure that out and let the general public know. The media outlets will pick that up and report it. Boeing is in even more trouble. The 737 Max is a no-win situation. The only solution is to scrap the line and begin from scratch with safety as the primary consideration.
 
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22. Re: Re: Is 737 Max safe? New Boeing CEO hopes to end crisis after plane crash Jan 16, 2020, 16:10  Mr. Tact 
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 15:39:
A better question to ask: "Is the 737 Max brand damaged goods?" I believe most people know the answer, so it doesn't matter if the plane is safe.
I'm sure some think that can be solved by re-branding, they might even be right..
 



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21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2020, 16:09  Mr. Tact 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 13:03:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 12:45:
Well, I guess I'll be getting a NvMe drive...
Be aware that some M.2 drives are sata speed.
Yeah, figured that out when I started looking around. M.2 is a physical format, NvMe is an interface standard.
 



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20. Re: Is 737 Max safe? New Boeing CEO hopes to end crisis after plane crash Jan 16, 2020, 15:39  Kxmode 
 
A better question to ask: "Is the 737 Max brand damaged goods?" I believe most people know the answer, so it doesn't matter if the plane is safe.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 ó Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2020, 15:35  Kxmode 
 
Bummed to hear Cyberpunk 2077 is delayed until September. However, it's understandable given the scope and scale, that they need more time to get the game to a state that meets both CDPR and gamer's standards.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 ó Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2020, 15:09  Verno 
 
Hey Blue forgot to mention the other day when you were talking about RSI issues - Workrave. I've been using this for years now, great little app that reminds you to take breaks. Very customizable and can even block input if your willpower is low.  
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