Tech PC Talk Cant even play Ultimate epic battle simulator!

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    Dave Rice
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    Yes, you buy either a Home or Pro key. You’ll want to download the 64 bit version of whichever (the key does both 32 and 64 bit).

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    Run the Windows Disk Clean-up utility, use the option to clean up System files and pretty much delete everything it allows – especially the files used for Windows updates. My guess is that you have 7GB of cruff hiding there!

    just tried that, saved less than 200mb unfortuantely. i figured as we would be losing the steam games anyway until i reinstall them on the new pc, i removed left 4 dead 2 and that saved enough. so, i am running the utility now. again, just to check, the key i buy would be the thing that determines pro as opposed to home?

    Unusual, normally there is a LOT more than that! Have you done this step?

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    Run the Windows Disk Clean-up utility, use the option to clean up System files and pretty much delete everything it allows – especially the files used for Windows updates. My guess is that you have 7GB of cruff hiding there!

    just tried that, saved less than 200mb unfortuantely. i figured as we would be losing the steam games anyway until i reinstall them on the new pc, i removed left 4 dead 2 and that saved enough. so, i am running the utility now. again, just to check, the key i buy would be the thing that determines pro as opposed to home?

    Unusual, normally there is a LOT more than that! Have you done this step?

    i did follow that but mine doesnt have the windows update option. thumbnails is the last one in the list.

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    You may need to do it from an Admin account. I’m afraid I no longer have a Win7 to play with, but sometimes things are concealed unless you are running as an Administrator.

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    You may need to do it from an Admin account. I’m afraid I no longer have a Win7 to play with, but sometimes things are concealed unless you are running as an Administrator.

    It is windows 10 and as far as I know I am admin. However, moot point as soon I should have the new one up and running. I’ll report back. Cheers guys

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    hi all.

    so i got it set up and booted first time. yay.

    it plays UEBS great. i havent gone far enough to make it into low FPS as the lowest i got it was 60+fps with some quite good numbers of ‘fighters’ and on high settings so i will try my best to push it to it’s limits. makes me wonder what extra people get out of using extremely high end graphics cards. a few extra fps?

    now it comes to what to do with the old kit. do i sell as a 90% built PC (i took out the hdd, sdd and 1 optical drive, leaving the blue ray player) or do i break it up and sell the parts? i guess i would be likely to get more money for the parts but it is more hassle packaging and posting etc.  any thoughts? it has some pretty decent bits and pieces, just not up to playing recent games at decent graphics settings so hopefully it would make a decent pc for someone.

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    i wanted to post seperate to the last post i made as it is a different piece of info.

    i have had to return the corsair cx450m psu. i slightly knocked the side of the case (really was a gentle knock, not hard at all) and there started a rattle somewhere in the case. i took the side off and it was from the psu. i tapped the psu and the rattle stopped.

    so i ordered the evga supernova 550 g3 that should come tomorrow. more expensive but gets decent reviews although some say a little loud at load.

    any thoughts on the above post as well?

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    Never had that issue with Corsair and I use them a lot.

    Sell complete or in parts? Not sure there’s a correct answer. You could spend £40 on a new HDD install Windows 10 on it (as the PC has had W10 on it it will automatically activate). Then it would be a going concern.

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    Never had that issue with Corsair and I use them a lot. Sell complete or in parts? Not sure there’s a correct answer. You could spend £40 on a new HDD install Windows 10 on it (as the PC has had W10 on it it will automatically activate). Then it would be a going concern.

    Yes, never had a similar issue to that across the few power supplies I’ve used.

    Not sure what you mean with ‘going concern’

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