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General Chat / Re: Windows 10
« on: Today at 05:39:08 PM »
Thanks Piotr. I already got the download from another website. I also read somewhere that windows 10 will eventually detect illegal software or something like that.

Thank you. I don't believe I tagged it unless it was by mistake.

General Chat / Re: Windows 10
« on: Yesterday at 11:49:26 AM »
I would like to add one thing I noticed yesterday. Now Micro$oft is pushing Windows 10 SOOOOOOO much that even links to some downloads on their site take you to a "lets have the user download windows 10 instead of the file they were originally expecting" page. HA!!!! I tried to download DirectX as I installed Flight Simulator X and it said that my DirectX was not compatible (which is new to me also as I have installed FSX so many times on different Windows 7 computers and I never got a message about incompatible DirectX. So I went to Micro$oft support page and searched for downloads and searched for DirectX and it took me to a Windows 10 download page. A BIG FU to Micro$oft. Check out this link and then try to get DirectX.

I noticed this weird dot by one of my applications which happens to be a classic game I used to play on the pc in the late 90s but now I found it was also made to work on a mac. Out of all apps in applications folder this is the only one with this dot next to it.

I also forgot to mention before that I also got a free Parallels Desktop software which I installed Windows 7 in. I think it's better than the Boot Camp as I don't have to mess around with partitions. It works mostly ok but I notice the OS hang when I put the mac to sleep sometimes.

Apple store has it for $2499 without tax which here in NJ is 7%. I got mine from B and H photo for 2349 with free shipping and no tax as the store is located in NYC. So I saved over $300 by buying online. I will be paying it off for 2 years with no interest with a new Santander bank credit card which lets me transfer a ballance from another card and get 24 months no interest.
I plan on installing Windows 7 on it also with the boot camp feature which I have no idea what it is but seen youtube video on it.

The specs taken right from B and H Photo site :
 Product Highlights

    2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 (Crystalwell)
    16GB of Onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
    512GB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
    AMD Radeon R9 M370X Graphics (2GB GDDR5)
    15.4" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
    2880 x 1800 Native Resolution
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
    Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, HDMI
    Force Touch Trackpad
    Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

General Chat / Re: Windows 10
« on: August 14, 2015, 04:44:52 PM »
I gave Windows 10 2 weeks to try and I did. As I type this I'm going back to Windows 7. Too much crap to relearn or should I say get used to, screensaver will not turn on no matter what, hibernation only works temporarily and then pc wakes up for no apparent reason even when I went through the entire list of hardware in device manager making sure that none have "allow this hardware to wake the computer" or something like this was not enabled. And the most annoying thing is that one of my USB 3 enclosures is not working correctly and makes my drive 10 times slower to access than USB version 1.1. Windows 7 was and still is a very solid operating system and I am not going to give it up so easily. Like someone said previously I think Micro$oft is going backwards on this one. They can keep their windows 10!

General Chat / In need of a boot manager.
« on: June 02, 2015, 02:04:56 PM »
Is there a boot manager in existence that has these features?

* Cannot be part of an actual Linux installation. In other words I will not need to install Linux to use the boot manager.
* Has the ability to completely and safely hide drives or partitions so the currently booted operating system cannot access the other operating systems.
* Can be installed on dedicated small hard drive or removable media to boot. Small SSDs are cheap now.
* Can recognize and manipulate the boot sectors of a variety of current modern operating systems.
* Can be easily reconfigured/reinstalled if needed.

There was a program that did have most of these features many years ago called Boot Magic. It came with Partition Magic software but this was in early 2000s and I would be afraid of using it with modern operating systems. Something similar would be great.

I need a dedicated boot manager so I can run Windows 8.1 and 7 on the same pc. I have done this using a Linux distro boot manager but it leaves the drives visible to all OSes and problems happen. Last time I lost my Windows 7 because something Windows 8.1 did and I cannot afford to waste more time trying to have 2 OS on separate drives on same pc as problems will happen again. Right now I have the Windows 8.1 drive unplugged while running Windows 7. And if I want to run Windows 8.1 I unplug the Windows 7 drive. The Boot Magic was able to hide drives for other operating systems when a particular one was set to boot up.

General Chat / 50 GB free! Cloud drive
« on: March 31, 2015, 04:17:47 PM »
Ok guys time to expand your cloud space.

General Chat / Re: New problem (3TB ext drive and new enclosure)
« on: March 31, 2015, 03:58:36 PM »
Well, the weird thing is that after I initialized the drive in windows virtual disk management console and copied files to it then took it out it worked in the same connections types I tried before. So I am confused. It's ok for now. What I am thinking is that the original way the drive was prepared with the original Western Digital enclosure hardware is the problem.

I think PirateBay is doing this to hide the source server.

General Chat / Re: Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:10:49 PM »
The original file was copied to my portable drive with another computer on USB 2.0 and the teracopy app verified that as good.

General Chat / Re: New problem (3TB ext drive and new enclosure)
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:08:27 PM »
Thanks for the reply. This is the enclosure
And it does not need any software to run. Windows 7 finds driver.

General Chat / Re: Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 25, 2015, 01:43:58 PM »
Mystery solved! Now that I have the flu I had some time to troubleshoot this problem. My pc was overclocked just a tiny bit too much and it was causing errors (probably the cheap USB3 controller I got on cant handle the faster overclocked speeds). I had my FSB at 422 for many years giving my pc 3.6 ghz and ram was at 844mhz. I lowered it to 418 which gives me 3.57 ghz. I have no issues with the 422 with anything else that's why I had it running like that since 2008. BTW. Cpu is Core2quad q9550s (65w TDP)  mobo Asus p5q-em 4 sticks of 2 gb corsair 800 mhz ddr2 ram.

General Chat / Re: Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 20, 2015, 01:26:38 AM »
I have no problems copying or verifying small files. it only has a problem with huge ones.
Maybe this md5 app is faulty?
MD5sums 1.2 freeware for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP+
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Jem Berkes -

General Chat / Re: Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 19, 2015, 03:19:47 PM »
No. 2 brand new drives, both are usb 3. First is a WD Passport Ultra 2tb, second is a WD Green 3 TB that I posted about a while back that I put in a new enclosure that I had to use the GPT partition system. I would like to get some kind of a file copy app that does md5 hash checking and isnt one of the ones I mentioned in the post above. Oh this morning right after I posted here I booted up my Linux mint and did a copy from one drive to the other then booted up windows 7 and did a md5 hash check and still had errors. I tested both drives and checked SMART data and no errors at all.

General Chat / Need help copying a large 30GB file
« on: March 18, 2015, 04:55:15 PM »
It seems simple but I cannot get the copied file to match my md5 hash. So far I tried it multiple ways to copy the file. I tried Terra Copy, Total Commander and the conventional windows 7 copy function. I cannot match the md5 of original hash to certify that the copy was exact.

Any Ideas?

I just happen to visit piratebay a few minutes ago and seen this as an error page saying piratebay host is sending error 522. They are using CloudFlare. The Cloud FLare company offers free and paid plans but is this really necessary to have even if its free? Would any of you benefit from this? I don't entirely understand 100% if something like this is worth the time to sign up and set up.

General Chat / GHOST vulnerability in Linux
« on: January 29, 2015, 06:21:23 PM »
I figured I can share this to you Linux experts here. This is WAYYY too in depth for my Linux knowledge so you guys enjoy!

General Chat / Re: My Ubuntu is dead after replacing graphics adapters
« on: January 25, 2015, 02:09:15 AM »
Ya after that the instructions said to go to Driver Manager and install a Nvidia driver.

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