Billiam29

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Joined on Jan 29, 2004

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  • That's a good thought for a majority of people. However, the nearest Windows-owning friend or family member to me is about an hour away.
  • Created discussion thread Creating Win 10 FCU USB from Linux
    My only Windows PC has a failed motherboard which will be replaced with something having a different chipset, storage controller, NIC, etc... Because of this, I need to create a Win 10 FCU ...
  • My system in which the Z170 motherboard died only has the SATA M.2 SSD, a single spinner drive, and one GPU so the potential for the M.2s sucking up a pair of SATA ports or a PCI-e slot shouldn't ...
  • I'm currently in the market for a new motherboard and consuming my fair share of reviews and forum posts. I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that all the consumer MoBo manufacturers suck and you ...
  • I'm in the market for a full size Z270 board as a replacement for my dead Asus Z170-A. What I'd like to know is if boards with multiple M.2 slots will allow you to boot from either one or if ...
  • I'm assuming your laptops connect with WiFi. Does one of them have a hardwired Ethernet port? If so, do you get the same behavior when connected hardwired? In my experience, network ...
  • If recent precedent is anything to go by, I would say patience will be a virtue here. I believe KRACK took several weeks longer to get patched in Sierra than High Sierra.
  • On my Sierra systems when I bring up the file open dialog in Preview.app, that dialog seems to want to show you the contents of the folder for the open file that is currently in focus within the ...
  • It occurred to me that in the Windows-using world, systems from OEMs like Dell and HP need to support secure boot and the whole "trusted platform" model if the customer chooses to enable and use ...
  • This is a good question. A knee jerk reaction would be that there's simply no operating system running yet to execute the file. If that were true, however, then why do the resources I posted state ...
  • This would be my guess as well. It would be the companies such as AMI that make the UEFI/BIOS for the motherboard manufacturers which partner with Intel and AMD on the processor microcode. So ...
  • Thanks everyone for the input and personal experiences. My gut told me that any distro with a reasonably recent kernel will probably work fine. I just wanted to post this on the remote chance that ...
  • Well what I thought was a failed power supply on my PC is looking very likely to be a dead motherboard. It was only 13 months old. Regardless, a rebuild/new OS install will obviously be in order ...
  • By now, most people that have been following this issue have likely seen that processor microcode updates will be needed in order to obtain all possible mitigations. If you have not yet seen this, ...
  • In the photo Mark H posted, I think the PCI-e mini slot is the white "bar" shape with printing on it which is just to the right of the battery. It even looks like there might be an outline of a ...
  • I'm sorry to say this, but I think either the information you have about your computer is wrong or you're not describing it accurately. I have no reason not to take you at your word, so I'll ...
  • Considering it took Apple over a month to roll out a fix for KRACK to Sierra user like me, I won't be surprised in the slightest if I don't see a MacOS patch for this until sometime in February.
  • [from quote in now-locked thread] Microsoft seems to be contradicting themselves here at least to some degree. The guidance articles for Windows clients and Windows server both state to install the ...
  • I'm wondering if video editing apps and their like which rely on Quick Sync are going to get hit hard. I just recently saw a test between a regular iMac and an iMac Pro where the regular iMac came ...
  • Apple is having their own self-generated security(ish) issue in the last day or so. https://eclecticlight.co/2018/01/02/the-app-you-cant-trash-how-sip-is-broken-in-high-sierra/
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