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The /g/ Wiki:

/g/ is for the discussion of technology and related topics.
/g/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site.

For tech support/issues with computers:
https://startpage.com/ or https://duckduckgo.com (i.e., fucking google it)

You can also search the catalog for a specific term by using:

Always check the catalog before creating a thread:

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Can I do a clean install of Windows 8 on my computer without the disc and without jumping through hoops? I already have a legit copy installed I just lost the disc while moving.
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They latter

I helped a friend reinstall 8 once. His HDD crashed, and he put in a new, formatted one. Used the USB booter due to no CD, and it automatically used his old product key to authenticate his copy. It is stored on the motherboard itself due to MS magic
Copy and paste the following into a Notepad window:

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId")) Function ConvertToKey(Key) Const KeyOffset = 52 i = 28 Chars = "BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789" Do Cur = 0 x = 14 Do Cur = Cur * 256 Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255 Cur = Cur Mod 24 x = x -1 Loop While x >= 0 i = i -1 KeyOutput = Mid(Chars, Cur + 1, 1) & KeyOutput If (((29 - i) Mod 6) = 0) And (i <> -1) Then i = i -1 KeyOutput = "-" & KeyOutput End If Loop While i >= 0 ConvertToKey = KeyOutput End Function

You’ll need to use File -> Save As, change the “Save as type” to “All Files” and then name it productkey.vbs or something similar ending with the vbs extension

This will display product key
Open CMD administrative
slmgr /dlv
slmgr /upk(activation ID)
This will uninstall product key

Open CMD Administrative
/ipk (product key)

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Damn that sucks, I have a USB drive but it's got all my important docs on it and I can't find my spare.

I guess I'll have to get another one tomorrow.

Sucks that even with the CD and the key in my bios I can't reinstall
If you have the CD you can just install it off that with the key. You can also burn it to a DVD with that installer.

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BlackBerry Passport.
Moto x 2014 pure edition
S6 brothers
How good is that rom?


> ITT: faggots with phones who get scores sky-high, yet still drop frames throughout the UI like a chink phone
ITT: ARMv7 plebs

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Alright, let's go. I have up to $280 to spend on a GPU. I have a 1080p monitor that I'll be using for gaymes. Best bang for my buck/best PPD?
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I already have a Sapphire 7850, looking to upgrade.

US. And that was just the first Amazon one I found.

Also, I just installed a replacement 550w PSU (replacement) so that's another limit for me.

Here's a PCpartpicker of my current setup: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/c7gPTW
Without my current GPU, I'm using ~239W (From PCPartPicker)
What about a 380 for $235?
78XX to 79XX isn't much difference. Not worth the upgrade. Go for a 290 then or 290X, might be overkill but cheaper as the new Radeons came out.
What about >>48827682?

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Tsi pras pras
do you think you're funny you little shit

>OS doesn't give more memory to your program
>It holds a referendum with the other running programs, whether the OS should give it more memory.
>>>48826979 (OP)
>do you think you're funny you little shit

Do you even know how to spell? Why use a Latin k? It's μαλάkας
Well shit nevermind

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What's in the box /g/?
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>those times when people actually posted their face.

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>Buy two cards which are shit individually and will only offer good horsepower in SLI

>Many games don't even support SLI, and of those that do, only a handful support it really well.

>Those few games that really support SLI well still only give like a 50% increase in performance compared to using just one card

>Use extra power and generate more heat from two cards running

>Also SLI doesn't double VRAM, enjoy your 2GB Vram pleb

Could you be more wrong or are you just trolling?
>mfw oxygen thieves complain
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you fucking losers keep posting your part list threads and its fucking annoying

Link/rate or give advice in this thread instead
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Don't pay full price for your OS, Anon. You can get legit OEM keys for $20-30 just about everywhere on the internet
I'd eat her ass.
who wouldn't?

>3 SSDs in RAID
>GTX 980 Ti
>$2300 w/out peripherals, case/rad fans, radiator, pumps, tubing, res, fittings

I'm not a poorfag...
>4690k and Z97, but not aftermarket fan
Either save a bit and drop the overclocking gear, or get an aftermarket fan. I'd recommend the fan anyway since it'll be quieter/cooler.

>3 250Gb SSDs
Unless you have a specific application in mind, don't do this. The 500Gb and 1Tb are cheaper price/Gb. You could also just replace the second two with large HDDs, and keep your OS on the first one, again depending on what you're using the PC for.

>$130 PSU in a single GPU build
I cannot be assed to search for a recommendation, but seriously, you should be able to find something that will do the job for a lot less than that.

>$50 optical drive
Jesus Christ. Literally just pick the cheapest one that has the features you need (can do BluRays and Read/Write DVD/CDs if you're needing that). Getting anything more expensive is silly, it's a fucking optical drive. Also, if you're only going to use it to install your OS, you're doing it wrong.

>Paying for Windows

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Go ahead. I'll be here for awhile.
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I have fixed numerous iPhone 5c phones and never had this issue once.
Not enough. The company I work for is stingy as fuck. But there's a lot of advancement opportunity so it's worth it for now.
Why does iTunes assume you're only going to plug one phone into a computer? At my company I talk to people inadvertently syncing their kid's games onto their work phones because the personal Apple ID is signed into iTunes and the shitty software doesn't even say "gee this is a different device, maybe we should set up a new sync profile and ask the user if they want to use another Apple ID"
The real issue there is that they're sharing Apple IDs which is something they shouldn't be doing. They should set up accounts for their children and use family sharing to prevent things like that. And if it's people sharing a computer with separate IDs they should have multiple users.
and here I was expecting someone the iOS development team answering questions about XNU.

Instead I got some cuck with a halfwit certification.

So apparently windows 2k3 is getting dropped by Microsoft leaving most of their customers servers running an OS without receiving security patches, similarly to windows XP. What do?

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B-but I really want to move away from anything LADP and use a "modern" system to handle accounts and shares.
More like shit company
>make suggestion to decrease server operation costs and increase security
>get laughed out of building
Sounds like a great place to work

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Cats are technology.

Post your cat.
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You can tell those infected, they don't think houses with cats smell like cat piss.

If you can still smell cat piss when you walk into a house containing a cat, get out.
If you can't, it's too late, kill yourself and your cats.
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and here's the mom of both cats.
if I had a cat i'd name it
> router
is it a bad name guys?
>tfw my cat died approx. a year ago
>tfw only have 3 useless goldfish now

I hate it.
There's no cat you liar.

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Why are you still using Windows?
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That anon was saying that .NET is not a valid reason to CURRENTLY be using windows because .NET will be in the FUTURE cross platform.

Don't worry, I'll slow my train of thought down for you to hop on.
No real alternative.
the real answer for all posts in this thread
Well ReactOS is kinda an alternative but it's shit at the current state.
I regret updating to Windows 8.1. Nfts is so useless, and when I open up gta v the disk usage spikes up to 100 due to poor for transferring. Hopefully in win 10 they fixed it

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turd my asshole a shit
Quality post friend.
Best poster make more threads!

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>tfw grills will never strip when they see your W700ds

Previous thread: >>48768995

Used ThinkPad Buyers Guide:

ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads and running GNU+Linux on them:

ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos:

Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/.
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It varies. Some barely last 6 months before they completely die and others are really good. I got one for a T61 that has sanyo cells and is as good as a genuine.

How hot can a x200s get. Bought mine a couple of weeks ago and reaches temps of up to 80 degrees C. Is that normal? It's the 1,86 ghz version.
Nope. Seriously anon just buy a new keyboard on eBay, nothing beats the look and feel of brand new.
Is it that hard to just crack it open and replace the cells yourself?
They're expensive though, specially when the machine costed 200 at the time I got it, spending another 30 or more makes me cringe as a poorfag

Anyone tried one of these before? They look miserable but could I be wrong?

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Let's talk low end, /g/.

Do any of you use a low end (<$200) smartphone or still use a dumbphone?

If so, what phone do you use, and why?
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I would love a remake of HTC Desire Z with Galaxy S6 specs.
No touch keyboard is better than a real physical keyboard.
What broke, the phone or the face?
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Same phone, except I bought mine for 100 euro.
Was a good enough deal.
Evolveo 4 lyfe
>nokia 225
>best phone ever
>SD card slot
>music player
>it also is actually a phone
>i dont need anything else from my phone

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/mkg/ - Mechanical Keyboard General

Pink Edition

Buyer's Guide: http://pastebin.com/QJD7fSGU
Where to Buy: http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL
Switch Guide: http://i.imgur.com/DHfyMqP.gif
FAQs: http://pastebin.com/M5w7QtKp

OP Picture Info:
PBT Beige Dyesub
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Ah alright, thanks
i ordered the shine 4 69 fire edition, will post pics this week when its here.
Pretty neat, I'd get one if I didn't just buy another custom
Are Kaihl switches, Chinese "competition" of Cherry MX switches complete shit or actually usable?
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>he places his keyboard in a rock garden to take photos of it

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