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  • I’ve checked that link. Fairly sure I asked on a forum (which one I can’t say) about cloning the original drive and was told the UEFI would still play up and reject it. Long time ago now thou

  • @edps Yes it was UEFI on my lappy that caused all the problems. I googled and googled for solutions and couldn’t find anything that worked. Maybe I’ll take a look at that link! Don’t have time atm. With W7 I couldn’t get the graphics driver to work and with Linux, some flavours just gave a blank screen after install and those that didn’t I…[Read more]

  • Hey, lots of thanks everyone. Those Microdream ones look great value!

    One note of interest to me: My last laptop won’t ‘let me’ change the HDD for an SSD. I can install W7 or Linux (tried various flavours of Ubuntu and Mint) but can’t get everything to work correctly. Admittedly I haven’t tried W10 on it in a fresh install as it was a long time…[Read more]

  • A friend is looking to replace her ancient laptop with a new one. For doing all the usual basic stuff plus plugging it into her TV via HDMI. Wants Windows not Linux or Chrome. No need for touchscreen.

    Around £250-270 max price.

    I’ve been reading about Jumper, some okay/good reviews and some that really put me off the brand. Noticed some obvs…[Read more]

  • André replied to the topic Moving to W10 at last.. in the forum Windows Talk 1 year ago

    Sorry it has been a while since I was here.

    So whats the score with changing hardware then? I’ve found W7 (at least the disc I bought) to be fine with me upgrading hardware and when time came for a new mobo (and new everything else) it was fine as well. And that despite it being and OEM copy.

  • Yeah I know your right. Main reason I don’t want to do it is I’ve a load of older games that I love that I’ve modded extensively. I guess I could probably just copy the installed folders before the format. Then after the windows install install the games and just copy the old folders back to the C drive. I know that works with Baldur’s Gate…[Read more]

  • André replied to the topic New CPU time in the forum PC Talk 1 year, 1 month ago

    Ah nuts. The guy changed it to an auction. I know it was a BIN when I saw it because I specifically noted that it had best offer available, then when I checked sold prices I saw it was cheap. Guess he listed it that way by mistake.

  • André replied to the topic New CPU time in the forum PC Talk 1 year, 1 month ago

    Wow! When did comparison sites like that start up? And thanks!

  • André started the topic New CPU time in the forum PC Talk 1 year, 1 month ago

    So I’m going to be moving from W7 to 10 soon and I thought I might as well get a new (2nd hand) CPU. At the very least I’ve been meaning to open the rig up for the first time in years and give it the undoubtedly much needed clean/vacuum. A new CPU will give me the impetus to do it.

    So I’ve got a Asrock Z170A-X1/3.1 with an old G3900. So I’m…[Read more]

  • Hey, thanks for the tip but as you guessed I might… Yeah I’ve had SSD’s for a little while longer than my current mobo! Actually I was still using an ancient mobo that couldn’t really use SSD’s particularly well when I first got one. An old P5N-E SLI with some CPU that when I got the mobo had been some £300-400 unit. Of course the one I had was…[Read more]

  • First of all I’ll say a big hello to all the old Micro Mart users! Although I was hardly on there for the last few years or so I had actually used it since 2000 and I recognise some names and avatars. Can’t remember my name of course…

    Anyway it has come time to finally move from W7 to 10. In the older days I’d have no problem doing a format and…[Read more]

  • André became a registered member 1 year, 6 months ago