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Forum: General Discussion 30 Oct 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,730
Posted By 3D Jed
Mobo's are migrating to GPT/UEFI and when it's...

Mobo's are migrating to GPT/UEFI and when it's 100%, MBR activation hacks will be history. Meanwhile . . . MS has changed the Windows 8 OEM serial mobo malarkey so every system has its own key (thus...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Oct 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,730
Posted By 3D Jed
The loader I'm referring to resides in MBR and...

The loader I'm referring to resides in MBR and can't be used with GPT. You say 'UEFI supports booting MBR as well as other things' - maybe I don't understand UEFI, but isn't 'UEFI with MBR' just MBR...
Forum: Free Developer Programs and Projects 30 Oct 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,296
Posted By 3D Jed
When I was at Uni in the 60's, we didn't have...

When I was at Uni in the 60's, we didn't have computers so if we needed random numbers for a math problem, you had to buy a book of random numbers. Made a great (shoplifted) Xmas/birthday present for...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Oct 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,730
Posted By 3D Jed
dude - you don't understand MBR hack works...

dude - you don't understand

MBR hack works and has cost MS billions

when all BIOS is UEFI the above hack won't work
Forum: General Discussion 29 Oct 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,730
Posted By 3D Jed
I could post links to the MBR piracy hack, and...

I could post links to the MBR piracy hack, and you could try it out in a VM, and see what I'm talking about, but forum rules forbid (for obvious reasons). I've tested the MBR hack in a W7 VM and it...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Oct 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,730
Posted By 3D Jed
Call me cynical*, but I thought the whole idea of...

Call me cynical*, but I thought the whole idea of UEFI was to prevent the well-known piracy MBR hack that has cost Microsoft billions. The hack is located in the MBR, and mimics OEM SLP activation....
Forum: General Discussion 26 Oct 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By 3D Jed
There's no quick and easy way to remove RAR...

There's no quick and easy way to remove RAR passwords. Also, despite the claims, the various brute force methods only work realistically with 5 chars or less. If the p/w uses upper and lower case...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Oct 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
Posted By 3D Jed
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Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Oct 2014
Replies: 304
Views: 109,784
Posted By 3D Jed
warning - the software mentioned in this thread...

warning - the software mentioned in this thread creates folders that are almost impossible to delete. You get the msg 'you do not have permission to delete this folder' etc. I have had 'take...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 23 Oct 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3,107
Posted By 3D Jed
When you delete stuff, it just deletes the name...

When you delete stuff, it just deletes the name and marks the space used by the file on the HDD as available. If you then use the computer, that available space may be overwritten. Any recovered...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Oct 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By 3D Jed
If, like me, you use software that needs a lots...

If, like me, you use software that needs a lots of muscle eg 3D renders, then hardware has really changed in the last 4 years. When I started using this forum around 2010 I was using an i7-930. It...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Oct 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,853
Posted By 3D Jed
I think a HDMI-DVI cable is better than using a...

I think a HDMI-DVI cable is better than using a HDMI-DVI adapter + DVI cable because an adapter + plug together is longer than just a plug, and so gives more leverage so slight possibility of damage...
Forum: Software 21 Oct 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 13,311
Posted By 3D Jed
Can't be done. AFAIK Maya is 64 bit from 2014....

Can't be done. AFAIK Maya is 64 bit from 2014. You should get an earlier 32 bit version or (pref) upgrade your system to 64 bit. A lot of high end graphics software is 64 bit only nowadays eg...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Oct 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,853
Posted By 3D Jed
The 1st link looks like the cable I used to go...

The 1st link looks like the cable I used to go from HDMI (pc) to DVI (monitor). I'm not sure about HDMI w/internet - guess it's for smart TV's. DVI-I only comes into the question when you have just a...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Oct 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,853
Posted By 3D Jed
Bear in mind that there are 2 types of DVI socket...

Bear in mind that there are 2 types of DVI socket on a pc -

DVI-D just carries the digital signal
DVI-I has digital and analog signals ( I = integrated )

if the pc has DVI-I, you can use an...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 19 Oct 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,623
Posted By 3D Jed
A DVD is a bit of an overkill for 30 minutes of...

A DVD is a bit of an overkill for 30 minutes of audio. If your pc has 'record what you hear' (aka stereo mix), I'd say play the program on iPlayer and record the audio using Audacity etc. Then burn...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 Oct 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,775
Posted By 3D Jed
Did you buy the laptop new or second hand?

Did you buy the laptop new or second hand?
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 18 Oct 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2,329
Posted By 3D Jed
1. on 2 different windows 7 machines, I got the...

1. on 2 different windows 7 machines, I got the setup screen recently. I just clicked recommended settings and WMP now opens straight to video

2 on my computers, the WMP versions are :
Windows 7...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 18 Oct 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2,329
Posted By 3D Jed
WMP setup - LOL I thought it was just me - seemed...

WMP setup - LOL I thought it was just me - seemed to happen after the last patch Tuesday, so maybe an update.

I'm not sure if WMP can rotate a video, but VLC can - see snip

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Forum: General Discussion 15 Oct 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,253
Posted By 3D Jed
The Wacom pen + tablet you linked to is just an...

The Wacom pen + tablet you linked to is just an alternative to using a mouse. Some graphic artists use them with Photoshop etc. I have a cheaper version, but prefer using a mouse. A Wacom pen doesn't...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 14 Oct 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,613
Posted By 3D Jed
I don't think video editing is possible on that...

I don't think video editing is possible on that Netbook - I'm surprised Windows 7 Ultimate even runs on 1GB ram. You might just get Avidemux to work on that machine (handles avi, mp4, mpeg, mkv). The...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Oct 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,659
Posted By 3D Jed
I'm not a gamer, but I seem to remember reading...

I'm not a gamer, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that games aren't very multi-threaded. Stuff I do uses all the cores/threads I can afford - video editing, 3D rendering etc. Look at the 3rd...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Oct 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,659
Posted By 3D Jed
1. I've seen some unscrupulous sellers on Ebay...

1. I've seen some unscrupulous sellers on Ebay advertising amazing 6GHz computers (and higher), but when you read the spec you only get some old dual core Pentium that the seller says is 2 x 3GHz ie...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By 3D Jed
The left folder is the FF download window, which...

The left folder is the FF download window, which can be cleared without deleting anything. The right folder is just the Windows download folder found at

C:\users\<your name>\Downloads

see snip...
Forum: Graphic Cards 09 Oct 2014
Replies: 43
Views: 7,570
Posted By 3D Jed
Utter nonsense. An analog meter (measuring...

Utter nonsense.

An analog meter (measuring volts) takes a small amount of current from the circuit via the probes and uses it to drive a sensitive meter needle. This loads the circuit slightly,...
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