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  2. ShadowPeo

    Windows is activated

    @JackoUK Interesting, not seen that linking before. Seen it on retail copies, but not for machine licences
  3. ShadowPeo

    Have I put the SSD on wrong?

    As the others said, pretty much whatever works, if it does not move easily, seriously impede airflow or allow the cables to move too much (and then break the SSD connector - seen this before it does happen) then you should be good
  4. ShadowPeo

    email retention policy

    Always, get everything in writing, get a follow up email and do not action unless responded to. Cover your arse, no one else will
  5. ShadowPeo

    Over my head... a little

    I agree with @Trig0r define what are you trying to achieve. Both Hyper-V and ESX have their benefits, if you are going to go for an M$ exam no point playing with ESX for instance. If you are going to do some more advanced things and want to discretely assign hardware, ESX is better for that. Personally I mainly use Hyper-V because that's what I use at work so therefore I can configure and troubleshoot that in my sleep (although moving to containers these days so we shall see how that ends up) I also effectively have unlimited M$ licences through work so I do not care to much about costs on that, I get full Datacentre versions for no cost if I want it, therefore its cheaper for me to do this. also I do not know if it still applies but I have a recollection of ESXi having hardware limitations, most notably 32GB of RAM I do not know if that still applies, but its a limitation in the free version (if you want full versions reasonably cheaply have a look at VMUG memberships) There are also other platforms ProxMox, Xen and others outside "the big two" that may better achieve what you want Start out with what you want to achieve, and go from there
  6. From my understanding of a brief discussion with Chris, you can't slice'n'dice existing disks. You have to have 2 extra SSDs added to an existing pool to be able to use SSD Optimizer.
  7. Yesterday
  8. JackoUK

    Windows is activated

    All good. MSFT have progressively improved the re-installation process for Windows 10 so that one no longer has to enter 25-character product codes ... or retrieve disks ... and from May 2020 rely on a manufacturer's recovery partition: the installation files can be downloaded from the net by simply selecting an option. The OS recognises the hardware and its associated license and will permit limited changes e.g. new OS disk. Better still upgrading from Widows 7, 8, 8.1 to Windows 10 is still allowed FOC and will result in a permanently activated W10 license. Great for giving a new lease of life to older devices, as you have seen. In most cases upgrading an old device with an SSD for say £35 and free W10 is a sweet deal 😀 One can also (optionally) associate a Microsoft email account (MSA) with the machine license. https://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/15/link-microsoft-account-windows-10-license/ My guess is this would put you in good stead with MSFT for an extra change, say the motherboard failed.
  9. schoondoggy

    meross at woot again

    https://tools.woot.com/plus/meross-smart-home-products-1?ref=w_cnt_cdet_tool_dly_wobtn
  10. Since this is a new drive and a new install, I second reformatting and starting over with a clean slate. Installing Windows 10 on an SSD doesn't take long anyway.
  11. oj88

    Windows is activated

    Yes. Well, that was easy, unless I'm missing something.
  12. Rodf

    Windows is activated

    When looking at This PC, with the view of basic information about your PC, for Windows activation, when it says, "Windows is activated". I presume that means that it recognized my license for WIndows 10 Pro, after I replaced my old HDD with an SSD, then installed Windows 10 Pro and validated my activation. That I now have a valid license installed on this new SSD. Am I correct?
  13. Last week
  14. Al_Borges

    Have I put the SSD on wrong?

    as long as it doesn't block airflow in the case you will be fine. I've attached SSD's with double sided tape to inside and lived
  15. nrf

    Have I put the SSD on wrong?

    wrong is a funny word in this context. is the drive accessible to the cables and not going to shift around? you should be good. sometimes I have been known to have a ssd just 'sitting in there' and I am not afraid because I don't transport my 20 pound pcs.
  16. When I was working on putting the new SSD in, I had got a 3.5 inch to 2.5 inch adapter. However, it wouldn't fit into the hard drive bay. So, still using the adapter I connected it to to frame. Did I do wrong?
  17. schoondoggy

    Can I just delete the Windows.Old folders?

    Windows disk cleanup tool- Clean up system files- Previous Windows installations: Instructions in this guide: https://www.howtogeek.com/223821/what-is-the-windows.old-folder-and-how-do-you-delete-it/
  18. After all the trouble I've gone through just to get it to boot, I'd really rather not format and do a free install. Also running Disk Cleanup, even when I tell it to remove old system files (and it even mentions Windows.Old folders), doesn't remove them. Why is that?
  19. Trig0r

    Can I just delete the Windows.Old folders?

    Run the disk cleanup wizard, cleanmgr.exe, make sure you untick the Downloads folder tho if you have anything in there. Failing that, format, do a fresh install and go from there
  20. I've been struggling to get Windows 10 installed onto a new SSD I put into my old Dell XPS desktop. I made a bootable USB drive, but it kept going back to the beginning of the process over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. No one told me that you must take the USB drive out. I'm sorry, but I cannot read minds. I didn't know that. Finally, my son found a video on YouTube telling me that. So, at the appropriate time we removed it and FINALLY I was able to complete the process. Now, I've got a HECK of a lot of Windows.Old (x) folders. Can I just get into File Explorer, highlight the bunch and press delete?
  21. coldmum

    ESXi 7.0 and HPE Smart Array S100i

    I just got my Gen10 Plus yesterday and realized the S100i SR doesn't support ESXi... Any suggestion of Raid controller for Gen10+? Would like to get a cheap Raid controller instead of getting e208i-p on the official support list which is very pricey...
  22. Robertomcat

    iLO Remote Console with graphics card added

    I'm reliving the post. Well, I have the same option in the BIOS, in the ML110 G9 server, and I want to add the graphic card that indicates the specifications for this server (I don't want an excess of revolutions in the fan because of incorporating other graphic cards). Finally someone checked what is indicated here for the compatibility of both graphic cards? Thank you!
  23. Jason

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    What OS are you running on your G10+? Thinking I should repurpose my current WSE12R2 Core i5 for Blue Iris since it supports Intel QuickSync. Prob remove essentials role from it so it’s not a DC and AD controller.
  24. Trig0r

    WD Red 2-4-6TB drives could be SMR

    Yeah, thanks America for that one...
  25. Al_Borges

    WD Red 2-4-6TB drives could be SMR

    it begins, the lawyers are getting involved ! https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-class-action-lawsuit-smr-hard-drive the way this typically works, the lawyers on both sides pocket 90% of the settlement and the users will get a coupon for discounts off future purchases of wd smr drives
  26. Trig0r

    WD Red 2-4-6TB drives could be SMR

    I see Chris talking about the SSD optimiser, I might give that a go, had been thinking about it before, might carve a chunk out of my boot SSD and see what it does, I could use the VM SSD but that's got 5 VM's sat doing stuff so I suspect there would be more of a performance hit than there would from using the boot drive, I do have a spare 500Gb SSD and some spare channels on my card so could just give it a full drive, undecided..
  27. Trig0r

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    I'm running a Fractal Node 804, I want smaller, so if anything larger capacity drives in a Gen10+ sized unit, stacking them to give 8 drives in a Gen10+ would have been cool at though, anyone got a 3d printer lol
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