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    Nvidia’s new G-Sync monitors let you switch between 1440p and 1080p

    Why are we still focusing on resolutions well bellow those of cheap gaming consoles?
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    GPU MSRP is Not Meaningless @ HardOCP.com

    At this point it makes more sense to connect a PS5 and Xbox to a living room OLED than it does to build a new gaming PC. Unless money just doesn't matter.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is real

    Not until you can buy one, and really not until you can buy one for MSRP.
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    Steam Holiday sale 2021 from December 22 to January 5, 2022 10 AM PST

    I look at this every sale, but don't know if I want another several hundred hour open world RPG. I am also thinking about Wasteland 3.
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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Kickstarter

    It still is. It shows until 11:00 AM EST on the 25th. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/free-games https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/pathfinder-kingmaker
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    Diablo 4 - The Real Official Thread

    I am really looking forward to it. The environments are all blacks, grey, and browns. A bit boring. Other colors could be used. Green forests, white snow, yellow fields, etc.
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    Assassin's Creed Valhalla

    Oof. Mixing time periods and locales.
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    HELP: Upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, turned on Bitlocker, and now get Windows Install prompt on reboot

    Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I didn't update this as the thread took a turn. I ended up reinstalling from a flash drive. All of my data was on other drives so I wasn't worried.
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    HELP: Upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, turned on Bitlocker, and now get Windows Install prompt on reboot

    I don't use Facebook, and my wife just posts some photos here and there. I did password protect a couple of Excel files individually. As long as I have the password for each drive and the recovery codes, I should be fine.
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    HELP: Upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, turned on Bitlocker, and now get Windows Install prompt on reboot

    The issue is that it is unencrypted if someone takes your computer.
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    What do I need to know about BitLocker?

    That is the main need that I wanted it for.
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    What do I need to know about BitLocker?

    I used "locked" and "unlocked" simply because there is a padlock icon in File Explorer that changes. Are the files encrypted while I log in using a password? It logs in instantly, so it is not as if it is unencrypting the disk. When I look at File Explorer, the disks all have an unlocked...
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    What do I need to know about BitLocker?

    If it is unlocked when I shutdown, is it still in an unlocked state? I would not have done anything to lock it in this case, but when powered back on it is locked and I need to enter a password. I am fairly certain my motherboard from 2015 does not have TPM. Entering a password doesn't bother...
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    What do I need to know about BitLocker?

    I just upgraded to Windows 10 Pro in order to have BitLocker. I have an OS drive and several data drives with the same files on them. I do not have TPM and had to configure BitLocker to use a password. It also saved recovery key text files for each drive. I am not sure how to handle these...
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    HELP: Upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, turned on Bitlocker, and now get Windows Install prompt on reboot

    I did back it up to external drives before selecting "turn on bitlocker". It should also be backed up online if I needed it. Can I put installation media on the same flash drive as the BitLocker recovery file and other files? I am not sure what my Windows activation key is. The email for...
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    HELP: Upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, turned on Bitlocker, and now get Windows Install prompt on reboot

    I took the flash drive with the BitLocker Recovery Key .txt file out and rebooted. It prompted me for the BitLocker password. It then appeared as if Windows was going to load, and then I got a blue screen with stop code "unmountable boot volume". I restarted again, and instead of entering the...
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    HELP: Upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, turned on Bitlocker, and now get Windows Install prompt on reboot

    The "Upgrade" option tells me to remove installation media and restart. I am not using any intallation media though. The "Custom" option brings up a list of all of my drives. I select the SSD that Windows is on and get "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR...
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    Linux is garbage for home use. It brings nothing to the table. None of the PC gaming capabilities of Windows, and none of the class leading software from Apple.
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    I would still use Office on a Mac.
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    Non-upgradeable is perfectly fine if you aren't gaming. Windows is missing too many Apple applications. I can't wait to have iMessage, Apple TV, and FaceTime on my computer. Not to mention having files and applications work seamlessly between your phone and computer.
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    Another reason to move to a Mac. Keep a PC around only if you want to play games as a hobbyist.
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    Elder Scrolls 6 will release for Xbox and PC only

    A 65" OLED can be had for under $2K. Good TVs are cheap these days. The monitor or TV are part of the computer or console setup for 99% of users.
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    Elder Scrolls 6 will release for Xbox and PC only

    PS5s have been getting much easier to buy. I bought one a little while ago, and recently passed on several opportunities to buy another because I don't know anyone looking for one.
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    Elder Scrolls 6 will release for Xbox and PC only

    Not at all. Running a twenty foot HDMI cable would be a pain. You also then have to get additional wireless input devices.
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    Elder Scrolls 6 will release for Xbox and PC only

    PCs can have all of the extra polygons, but all of those polygons are still viewed on a subpar gaming monitor. I have played the same games on a PlayStation and PC. The PlayStation looks better on a high end TV than the PC games look, despite the PlayStation 4 Pro having lower fidelity. I...
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    Elder Scrolls 6 will release for Xbox and PC only

    You have to run cables across the living room to a PC. Unless you have a separate small form factor one dedicated to the living room cabinet.
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    Elder Scrolls 6 will release for Xbox and PC only

    Input lag is miniscule for the higher end TVs. An OLED or quantum dot Samsung will look better than any gaming monitor. Gaming monitors have been in a sad state for many years.
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    Elder Scrolls 6 will release for Xbox and PC only

    As far as gaming, the newest consoles do almost all that a PC does at a mere fraction of the cost. For most people, a console is a much better use of money. Not to mention that console gamers get much better displays, as living room TVs have far superior picture quality compared to gaming...
  29. J

    iPhone SE (2020) owners or experiences?

    Both of my kids have them and they have been great. Find My on a child's phone is very helpful.
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    Questions switching from Windows to a MBP?

    Thanks for this. Office, Beyond Compare, BackBlaze, and Spotify are available for MacOs. I think that is everything I use that does not come with the OS. It does look like some video formats I may have to buy a third party application for Mac.
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    I had buyers remourse. Cancelled my MBP 14" order :(

    Is a keyboard protector needed?
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    Questions switching from Windows to a MBP?

    I have some questions as I have never used MacOs before. An iPhone is all I am familiar with. 1. How do you handle all of your data on a MacBook? Very large SSD, small SSD with some files only in iCloud, small SSD + iCloud + NAS? Trying to figure out if the 512 GB default is enough. 2. For...
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    Elder Scrolls 6 will release for Xbox and PC only

    I may move away from PC to PS5 too. I don't find building PCs fun anymore with having to hunt for almost every single component, and all of the pricing issues on things. It was much more enjoyable when you could put everything you needed into carts from a store, or two, and have it all show up...
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    Retailers Paywall Consoles, GPU's, Black Friday Deals Behind Expensive Annual Passes

    On the "Member Monday" page today. Best Buy Totaltech™ exclusive access. Hard-to-find PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch OLED consoles are available exclusively to Totaltech™ members later this morning. Check back soon.
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    Retailers Paywall Consoles, GPU's, Black Friday Deals Behind Expensive Annual Passes

    I have TotalTech and that card shows sold out for me as well.
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    Retailers Paywall Consoles, GPU's, Black Friday Deals Behind Expensive Annual Passes

    It is the furthest thing from a company store. You get paid in US dollars by your employer. Your employer is not one of these retailers paying you in store credit.
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    Retailers Paywall Consoles, GPU's, Black Friday Deals Behind Expensive Annual Passes

    It does increase sales for Best Buy. When I bought my TV it was cheaper to pay for TotalTech and buy the TV, than to purchase it without. You also get free two day shipping like Amazon, and lower TotalTech prices on differing products. If you like Apple products, you get free ApplCare+. You...
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    Retailers Paywall Consoles, GPU's, Black Friday Deals Behind Expensive Annual Passes

    I prefer it this way. It rewards people that already have their services. As far as consoles or GPUs go, it seems more fair to offer them to people who have a RedCard, TotalTech, Walmart+, etc. prior to opening them up to everyone.
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