Recent content by Kardonxt

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    Bitlocker - Windows 10 - Admin Account - How to

    you need to enter the recover key after the -RecoveryPassword flag
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    Bitlocker - Windows 10 - Admin Account - How to

    Assuming you are doing this via cmd make sure you are using the -recoverypassword flag and not the -password flag
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    Bitlocker - Windows 10 - Admin Account - How to

    I don't think the bitlocker key can be accessed without admin privileges. You can pull the key from command prompt using the command "manage-bde -protectors C: -get" but I just tried it and it won't complete without admin privilege. I can think of one sneaky option in this case but can't bring...
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    "System battery cannot be identified" warning message on bootup

    Judging for your original error you likely won't even be able to do the install with the battery installed, since it won't be able to identify it. If that's the case your two real options are to replace the battery or try to remove the Dell BIOS update from Windows updates.
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    Trying to pin down a strange performance issue.

    I'll admit I haven't read your entire novel, but have you made sure you mobo BIOS is fully up to date? There was a known issue of AMD chipsets suffering from micro stutter when TPM2.0 was enabled. This have been solved in newer BIOS revisions. (Not sure if you are on Windows 10 or 11 but worth...
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    Is Windows 11 really bad?

    The problem with that logic is most users aren't even capable of knowing if they have been compromised. Your computer not shoving popups down your throat or running poorly doesn't mean it's uncompromised these days. Attacks have become much more sophisticated over the years and threat actors...
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    Getting a signal 200 yards away.

    Ubiquiti sells long range wireless bridges. We have used them several times for customers without any issues. I'm not hip on the current lineup but the older ones were easy to setup. Some of the units were rated for ~25km. I imagine even with trees in the way it would be OK given the short...
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    HURRY - Micro Center - 12700K + ASUS TUF Z690 Combo - $350

    That's odd. Shows 13 mobos in stock for me and lets me get to checkout with the combo. (I didn't follow through with it but assume it would have stopped me by this point.)
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    HURRY - Micro Center - 12700K + ASUS TUF Z690 Combo - $350

    Looks like this is still available in MI location. I almost pulled the trigger but my 9700k still plays everything fine 🤷‍♂️.
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    Trying To Help My Kid Build His First Machine

    Smart answers aside, the motherboard manual should show you how to connect everything up. If you could post the full build list, and what exactly the computer is or isn't doing, we can probably point you in the right direction. EDIT: NVM, didn't realize this was so old. Way to go Fresch :ROFLMAO:
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    Sins of a Solar Empire II

    I have no desire to manage my games through multiple different platforms, most of which inferior to Steam at this point. I think their "exclusive" model is generally shady and bad for consumers. The fact that Tencent owns %45 of Epic doesn't give me the warm fuzzies either. It is what it is...
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    Sins of a Solar Empire II

    I loved the first one, sad panada about Epic exclusive though. Hopefully it's just a delayed launch on Steam.
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    The crime against humanity that is the modern OS desktop, and how to kill it

    They aren't really ads, just stupid app store apps the MS downloads in the background after a fresh install. For a while Spotify was even set to launch on startup. I agree 100% they shouldn't be there, but calling them ads makes be think of legit billboards or banner style ads, which Windows...
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    Best games for Eyefinity or Surround gaming?

    I dumped it years ago for a larger single 1440p screen and have since moved to 4k. Seemed like fewer and fewer games were supporting it and I was sick of having to spend so much times getting games to work or having to disable it entirely to play other games. I do miss the emersion of...
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    Cheap no frills cell plan

    I need it mostly for bank and crypto 2FAs so unfortunately google voice is probably out. tingmobile and tmobile sound like the cheapest options so I will probably start there :D