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    Divinity: Original Sin Welp, I'm sold. $40 for the Divinity Coop bundle.
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    Win Server 2012 - Downgrade Rights?

    Server 2012 Standard allows you to downgrade your bit rights to any previous version of Enterprise, Standard, or Essentials editions, down to 2003. Kind of hard to run a VM on a physical 2003 server, and everything I've read online points to the virtual licenses being able to downgrade seperate...
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    Here Comes Microsoft Surface Pro, 64 Bits and All

    If this is on Desktop/with a mouse, just right click the Volume speaker in the notification area.
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    So I bought Windows 7 oem from royal discount

    While the mandatory phone activation hasn't happened in my experience, that is an important caution and I hadn't even seen the warning until you pointed it out. My apologies.
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    So I bought Windows 7 oem from royal discount Right from Dell's own website, you should be able to use the key on the sticker to activate with.
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    Windows 8 enable widescreen on basic display driver?

    Been awhile since I've installed an nVIDIA driver... does it extract to a folder on your C:\ drive? If not, you might have to dig around in your temp folder after you start the installation process. (Run > %TMP%) Usually I've had pretty good luck using the Windows 7 versions of drivers in...
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    GoG holiday sale, 475 pc/72 mac games, 50% off til Jan 3, Duke Nukem free for 48hrs.

    Dosbox most likely. There was an infamous bug in Quest for Glory 4 caused by CPU speed, and the VGA version of Quest for Glory 1 also had some animations tied to CPU speed that were fixed by running in Dosbox and tweaking some of the settings. Both of which are also on sale at GoG. :D
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    Display corruption w/6950 @ 1920x1200 - anyone else getting this?

    I doubt it also, but doesn't hurt to throw out as much info as you can when you're the odd man out. :D I would have tried with an HDMI cable to see, but my 2412M is DVI and DP only.
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    Display corruption w/6950 @ 1920x1200 - anyone else getting this?

    Single Twin Frozr II 6950 and Catalyst 12.10 isn't giving me any issues with just the 1920x1200 hooked up. No text corruption or rainbow effect, even when I change my resolution to 1080p and then back to 1920x1200. This is on Windows 8 Pro x64 with a DVI cable.
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    Display corruption w/6950 @ 1920x1200 - anyone else getting this?

    Using 12.10 with MSI Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB in crossfire with a 2560x1440 display and a 1920x1200 display without any issues. When I get home, I can pull the second card and have just the 1920x1200 hooked up to see if I get the same issue you are.
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    Whos buying a a W8 Tablet?

    I agree, it was a really awesome idea in concept but I absolutely hated typing on the thing. My brother, on the other hand, didn't have nearly as much of a problem with it as I did. I didn't play with the Type cover, but I don't think you can fold it behind the Surface like you can with the...
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    I should drink less (Old!) is what I've had luck with the one time I was in your situation with a client's computer. As to what you'll be able to save after installing an OS over it, that's entirely dependent on your luck.
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    Win 8 Speedstep with OC Not Working

    i5-2500k OC'ed to 4.5ghz on an Asus P8Z68-V/Gen-3 and throttling is behaving as expected on RTM.
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    Degraded RAID 1 - can I disable the array and try booting....

    Sounds like you're using onboard RAID, so yes you should be able to disable RAID in the BIOS and try booting into Windows. Just make sure you stay plugged into the same controller like kac77 mentioned, otherwise you might get Windows throwing STOP 0x7B errors at you and rebooting. Since...
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    Whos buying a a W8 Tablet? Anandtech's review of the Microsoft Surface which is running RT shows about 7GB used for a fresh install. Running Windows 8 on my home PC, installed since July 25 my Windows directory is 14.1GB on disk and Program Files+Program...
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    Windows Server 2012 Essentials has gone RTM and is live on TechNet

    Microsoft got rid of Home Server, and are trying to get those poor lost souls to step up to Server Essentials. They ARE going to get more than a few poor suckers to buy into that, and end up with an AD setup they have no clue how to administer properly, if at all. I for one, am going to bookmark...
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    Can't take ownership of a users folder

    I've had luck before using Ubuntu or Knoppix's built in file navigator to pull data I couldn't gain ownership on Windows of. Also keep in mind, if his user files were encrypted you won't be able to get them no matter what. Wouldn't Windows XP do that if you told it you didn't want anyone else...
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    A small datacenter build and other projects

    Oh I'm sure. I used to work at a local mom and pop hardware shop, and after the economic downturn a ton of the IT crowd I was acquainted with got cut from their positions. Made it hard to find a better job when every IT position that opened up is swarmed with resumes.
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    A small datacenter build and other projects

    Dat hardware! Lot of neat stuff in this thread. And you're Portland local to boot?? Where the hell was your guys' Jr. Admin position when I was looking for work last year? :P
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    WD Red drives?

    AnandTech's review says that you can disable TLER with smartctl.
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    Quick Raid1 Mirroring Question - System Reserve

    Redundancy in case of hardware failure is pretty much what RAID is for, so I'd consider you headed down the correct path. You just need to keep in mind, that what is written to one disk is almost immediately written to the other parts of the mirror as well (hence the name). So, while RAID 1 will...
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    Yet Another ASUS RMA Screwage

    In addition to what Dan said, there was a period of time when LGA775 first came out where I would have customers come back with a single, solitary pin bent back on itself. Almost like when you crook your finger. I believe one of the guys who built computers for us back then also ran into that...
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    Windows 7 drivers for a Highpoint Rocket Raid 1820?

    The Vista 64 drivers should work.
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    WD Red drives?

    3TB Reds shipped! Out of stock tho. :P The 2TB's and 1TB's show as in stock tho, GOGOGO! :D
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    WD Red drives?

    Amazon gave me an estimated delivery date for a pair of the 3TB's this morning. August 21 - 22. Hopefully means they'll be in stock end of this week/beginning of next. :)
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    Windows 8 RTM vs win8 release preview

    This was in the RP as well. While Windows 7 a lot of times was able to install and use a printer without me having to download a driver manually, I do appreciate Windows 8 having done it while I wasn't looking. You know, I had never thought to try this until you posted this. Kind of...
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    Is it possible to make a ghetto I/O shield?

    You can use without the IO shield temporarily if you like, I've seen many PCs where the builder didn't put in the IO shield and ran that way for years.
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    i want a upside down mobo?

    BTX is different from reverse ATX. The CPU socket was moved towards the front of the case so cool air hit it first, RAM slots were changed so they ran horizontally respective to the case for better air flow rather than vertically, and the entire board was flipped around so you had to open the...
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    Hyper-V 2012 Server Core and Physical Disks

    Doesn't Server 2012 let you swap to a GUI installation with a reboot? Could be a good idea to let you check a few things, then reboot back into Core to play with PowerShell more. Otherwise, what 4saken said. Especially the part about making sure you add to the SCSI controller and not the IDE...
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    Possible Site to Site VPN Solution

    I've set up a VPN between two offices using the Sonicwall TZ100's. Aside from adjusting the timeout of the VPN so it would stop renegotiating the tunnel in the middle of their work day, it's been a very rock solid, fire and forget setup. Didn't need to pay any license fees for it. Also have a...
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    Server 2012 Essentials Beta - Domain Only ?

    Since TechLarry has a few threads rolling it seems, figured it'd be helpful to cross-post a link to his other thread here. Looks like trying to install the connector for the Backup Service forced his PC into a domain and killed all his workgroup...
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    PATA PCI Controller Card Alternatively, one of these bad boys is handy if you need to hook up a hard drive externally on a semi-regular basis.
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    Cannot find my Vista disc for old system, can I use new Win 7 disc, or other options?

    There is likely only the one ISO because it decides which version of Vista to install based on your product key, I remember having an OEM disk like that through my old work. I believe you can use a Retail Vista key with an OEM System Builder's disk and have everything activate fine. It has been...
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    Windows 8 To Go On Sale In October

    Ok, good to know. I thought it was a requirement for all Windows 8 devices. Also good to know Canonical and Fedora are in the process of getting keys signed, I'd heard about Red Hat previously.
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    Windows 8 To Go On Sale In October

    Ignoring all the vitriol in this thread, aren't Windows 8 devices supposed to use UEFI Secure Boot? Haven't been keeping up all too well, do we know if there's going to be a way to turn it off?
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    Missing Operating System

    You mentioned a possibility of your SATA going out randomly, but far as I can tell you didn't follow that line of thought anywhere? Try replacing your SATA cable, plugging into a new port on the motherboard, different power lead off your power supply (different line than what you currently use...
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    Will U buy Windows 8?

    But does it have the search feature like Windows 7 and 8 have? I have no shame admitting that Start search has spoiled me, I just want things in a smaller area on my screen. :D
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    Will U buy Windows 8?

    Will I buy it? I might bite on the $30 upgrade just to have a copy on hand. Otherwise, not on my main machine, although I'm certainly looking at something like the Asus Transformer Book they showed off at Computex for on the road. I think it's pretty much a given that new iterations of an...
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    Catleap monitor.. What to go with..

    Not necessarily true re: the ports. DVI-I carries both an Analog and Digital signal, so you can convert to VGA. DVI-D is Digital only. Either one can be Dual Link. I'll have to check when I get home, but I'm about 95% certain my Catleap is plugged into a DVI-I port on my 6950.
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    I Was A Huge Diablo 3 Apologist--I was wrong.

    Bullshit on that. Just last week my friends and I got hit by some massive lagspike for a good 10-15 minutes, 1k+ ms ping. Would clear up for a minute or so then come right back. We eventually had to all drop the game, sit and bullshit in Teamspeak for a couple minutes, then come back in and hope...