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#21 Nich...

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:59 PM

Keyfinders on win10 don't, in my experience, prove too useful.  The activation isn't against the specific key anymore.  Or rather, once you've already updated the box to win10, the key it pulls out isn't yours but a generic one.

I just do a fresh install on the new SSD and then activate it later on.  I prefer to install from a fixed source, like a USB key, but either way, the official MS win10 media creation tool is the easiest way to get the latest patched version of win10.


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#22 Rybags

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:13 PM

If you've installed a retail product then it should find the correct key (did on mine).  The problem does arise with OEM installs.  The key returned in 2 cases with my machines was wrong.  But also in both cases the machines have SLIC information for OEM Windows licencing which allowed me to use a utility called 7_OEM_Activator (or similar) to activate the install (and no, it's not a loader but genuine activation.  Loaders work by living in the boot sector and tacking on a fake SLIC to the Ram-based Bios copy).


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#23 Smokie

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:16 AM

Kept an eye out for a card going cheap and finally picked one up on Thursday.

 

Asus 1070 Strix 8GB for $300. 12 months old so still has 2 years worth of warranty.

 

Now to give this thing a whirl and see how it goes of PUBG.

 

Next item on the list is a SSD.

 

Thanks to everyone for their support so far.


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#24 Master_Scythe

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:47 AM

Kept an eye out for a card going cheap and finally picked one up on Thursday.

 

Asus 1070 Strix 8GB for $300. 12 months old so still has 2 years worth of warranty.

 

Now to give this thing a whirl and see how it goes of PUBG.

 

Next item on the list is a SSD.

 

Thanks to everyone for their support so far.

 

1070 will SMASH PUBG, my 1060 handles it without any noticeable frame drops.

Everythings on Ultra, except AA and Foliage, which are on low.

 

I wasn't monitoring frames, but I didn't feel any slowdowns or skips.

 

 

That being said, I refunded PUBG the day I bought it, I've never played such a pile of shit in my life.


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#25 Roscosity

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:37 PM

Personally I've been loving PUBG.... but to each their own :P


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#26 Smokie

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:10 PM

PUBG is annoying the hell out of me! Have managed to get the 3rd place playing solo.

 

I refuse to give up but as soon as I win just one round, I will not be playing it again.


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#27 Master_Scythe

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:46 PM

PUBG is annoying the hell out of me! Have managed to get the 3rd place playing solo.

 

I refuse to give up but as soon as I win just one round, I will not be playing it again.

 

I hear ya!

 

Load game, wait, pre game, wait, parachute, wait, land, HOPE you're near weapons, if not, die.

Repeat the waiting.

 

You can get 1 minute of gameplay from 8 minutes of waiting sometimes.

Frucking RIDICULOUS.


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