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Apr
28
comment Why won't Windows boot from a new SSD?
This is actually a desktop machine, but I understand what you're saying. I'll try initializing the drive as GPT & re-doing the cloning operation. Thanks again!
Apr
28
comment Why won't Windows boot from a new SSD?
No, I didn't know about GPT. None of the how-to articles I referenced mentioned MBR/GPT. I just let Samsung's bundled tools do their thing. I'll try again, initializing the disk first as GPT type. Thanks for the info.
Apr
24
comment How can I replace a broken M.2 SSD mounting standoff for my motherboard?
Your solution is reasonable, but assessing the tradeoffs, I'm going to exchange the motherboard. Thanks for the help, though.
Apr
24
comment How can I replace a broken M.2 SSD mounting standoff for my motherboard?
@JakeGould Thanks for the help. Yes, that was actually the first thing I tried -- separating them using a wrench and screwdriver. I made sure to use exactly the right size driver bit. The bit won: there's no Phillips-head cross anymore, just a round hole. I appreciate the suggestion about hand-crafting a replacement. However, I need the mobo to be free of issues in case I ever sell it. So, hard to believe but at this point I think exchanging it is the best option.
Apr
23
comment How can I replace a broken M.2 SSD mounting standoff for my motherboard?
Right -- I think the part was supposed to be what you said. But they put the screw in too tight and it became inseparable from the standoff. Thanks for the reference to the vendor. I'll see if they can help out.
Apr
23
comment How can I replace a broken M.2 SSD mounting standoff for my motherboard?
ASUS's manual contained zero guidance on installing an M.2 drive, so I turned to YouTube. This video demos installing a 2280 M.2 drive on an ASUS mobo. It's clearly a standoff & screw there, two separate pieces. I don't know if it's proprietary or generic. ASUS phone support had no idea either. I guess it could be proprietary? If so...return the mobo?
Jul
3
comment How do you shut down an unresponsive program on Windows 8?
Excellent. Thanks for the details & info about Power Shell.
Jul
3
comment How do you shut down an unresponsive program on Windows 8?
Excellent. Thanks a lot for the help.
Sep
4
comment Win 7 — mice only work in safe mode — what does it mean?
Ah, ok, thanks. I didn't understand that.
Sep
3
comment Win 7 — mice only work in safe mode — what does it mean?
@Alex Thanks for the reply. If safe mode boots the machine with Win basic drivers & I remove them, won't that mean I'm removing my basic Windows drivers & messing up the system? (Sorry if that's a naive question -- I'm not very familiar with Windows.)
Jul
10
comment Windows 7 activation on a MacBook Pro — valid product key is “not valid”
Thanks a lot for the help Bon Gart. I was finally able to activate Windows 7.
Jul
4
comment Windows 7 activation on a MacBook Pro — valid product key is “not valid”
To answer your question, the seller was Amazon. Not a third party vendor -- "Ships from and sold by Amazon."
Jul
4
comment Windows 7 activation on a MacBook Pro — valid product key is “not valid”
Thanks for the response. I added a pic.
Sep
21
comment If I route traffic through a SOCKS proxy, does the remote host do the DNS lookups?
Usually Chrome. Occasionally Safari.
Aug
31
comment MacBook Pro running external monitor shows green sparkles
On reading your answer I reached over and pushed on the mini-DVI adapter. The sparkles stopped briefly. I messed around with it some more and now they're gone -- at least for the time being. So I guess it's a problem with the adapter and/or the port. Thanks for the help.
Nov
9
comment How does one connect three monitors to one computer?
OK that's probably the way to do it I guess.
Nov
8
comment How does one connect three monitors to one computer?
Maybe they've raised the price. Lowest I can find on Froogle.com is $280.
Nov
8
comment How does one connect three monitors to one computer?
I kind of broke that down in my question -- intended use, ports, etc. I'll try to edit it to make it clearer.
Nov
8
comment How does one connect three monitors to one computer?
Looks OK but dang, three hundred bucks??? I could get three half decent video cards for that money. Are you sure that's the best option?
Nov
8
comment How does one connect three monitors to one computer?
It looks like the info on that chart may be pretty outdated. None of the cards have more than a half GB of RAM. 1 GB is commonplace these days on cheap cards. Also, hard to say for sure but those look like pretty old price levels. What I'm looking for is more general info than specific product recommendations.