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Random Chat / Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Last post by Spectere on May 28, 2017, 11:06:05 PM »
Woo! Glad to hear that everything went well. ;D I wouldn't bother trying to keep anything from Windows.old, unless you have a bunch of custom fonts that you want to keep. Drivers require too much TLC to try to extract from a dead install that it's hardly worth it in my experience.

When you delete it, however, I'd highly recommend using the Disk Cleanup tool (go into My Computer, right-click your OS drive, click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup--you'll need to also click the "Clean up system files" button). If you try to delete it from Explorer, you'll run into a ton of permissions issues, since a bunch of those folders and files are using security IDs from the old install. You can clean it up manually, but it's much easier to just let Windows take care of it.

I can't say for sure what happened with the drive assignments, but my best guess is that your DVD drive took over the D mapping during install and the drive was simply never reassigned after the controller drivers were reinstalled. I have seen that happen before, but it's so easy to fix that I haven't bothered to nail down the exact cause of it.

(Also, sorry about the super-grubby CD case. I was pressed for time since I had to get to work, so I grabbed the first empty one I found on my shelf :P)
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Random Chat / Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Last post by vladgd on May 28, 2017, 09:31:39 PM »


FINALLY

speccy-poo you're a lifesaver. I didn't even do anything crazy, just installed windows, kept all files, and the updates (at least as of now, cant say for tomorrow or the next day) worked.

One final thing, my windows.old folder, anything I should dig up on that fucker before I delete it for using up too much space on my small SSD? I want to say 95% of my important stuff is on my other HDD's, but there's random stuff that saves to C, and im unsure if certain things like drivers and whatnot are lurking on that folder or just omitted from that move and stayed where they originally were.

*edit*

found a little quirk, nothing major though. I have 3 drives, one SSD where I put my os and drivers, and two HDD's. So, C, D, E, drives. I went to boot up ye ole battle.net and noticed heroes and overwatch needed to be installed, and then figured out my D drive was missing. Not a hard fix, went into disc management and re-scanned discs, and it just started working instantly, but how odd it would lose my D drive but my E drive was fine?
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Gaming / Re: 7 Days to Die
« Last post by Zephlar on May 22, 2017, 05:27:59 PM »
The last one I played was A4. So yeah, pretty much version BC, haha.

Like, pretty much none of the stuff you mentioned were even close to being implemented at the time.

Daaaaamn that is seriously old school. I'm sure it's a different game at this point in comparison. I have a "beginners" server online 24/7 if you ever want to join. My fiance is not fond of a "challenge" and just wants to have fun without dying a lot so that's pretty much what we play at the moment.

I gotta give them credit for consistently putting out content though. They seem to have come a long way.
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Random Chat / Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Last post by Spectere on May 21, 2017, 09:35:33 PM »
Yeah, you'd use your Windows 7 key to activate Windows 10. My work laptop shipped with Windows 7 and I was able to just use that key to activate 10 when I did my last full reinstall. You won't need the disc at any point.

Also, I'm back home. PM sent! :D
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Random Chat / Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Last post by vladgd on May 19, 2017, 12:02:01 AM »
So as long as I have my windows 7 disc/key im good? Because I have that.

But yeah, if you could send stuff over I'd super appreciate it. Send me a PM whenever you get back and I'll give you the address, and send me your paypal so I can compensate any cost to you.

No rush, I've been getting used to it, but watching videos on malware and shit had me concerned about my security not having had any updates in months and all.

In the past when I have a big problem, I just reinstall windows. Problem this time, windows forced me into upgrading to a new windows, so my old option was taken from me.
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Random Chat / Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Last post by Spectere on May 17, 2017, 01:54:21 AM »
I wouldn't recommend dropping $100 on it. If you're having trouble with the media creation tool, I can always prep a memory stick or DVD when I get back to Ohio (currently vacationing in Texas, will be back this Saturday) and mail it to you. You already have the license and the media is going to be identical regardless.

If you specifically don't trust running the tool due to the state that your install is in, there is an option to have it just download an ISO image for you so that you can burn it with another utility. You also have the option of running it on another computer and prepping the media from there. I believe the only requirement is that the computer that you run the utility on has to be running Windows 7 or newer.

When things get too finicky, I tend to lean towards reinstalling as opposed to trying to fix it. Modern operating systems, regardless of what they are, are complex to the point that major issues tend to be terminal in one way or another. The fact that both Windows and macOS have been heavily emphasizing in-place upgrades lately is a large part of why things tend to go sour, I believe.

We're a lot better off now than we used to be. In my experience, I can get back up and running within an hour or two if I start from scratch. Windows, in particular, just isn't as much of a pain in the neck to get back to a usable state than it used to be in the XP era.
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Random Chat / Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
« Last post by vladgd on May 16, 2017, 05:24:38 PM »
Well I've been randomly trying these fixes involving command prompt, and sometimes something different will happen, but the result is always the same. OOPS COULDNT INSTALL UNINSTALLING LOL WANNA RESTART SO WE CAN FAIL AGAIN RESTARTING! Like it'll find corrupt stuff, but it never fixes everything, and every time I try it with whatever, command prompt stuff or ccleaner, it finds things, but then goes "oops didn't get it all captain, you're still fucked, hope you know what we didnt fix!" Which I don't because im not exactly that savvy, but no solutions on the internet seem to work either.

I'm to the point where on my next paycheck, im just going to buy a physical copy of win10 and install that thing fresh. Considering my computer seems to be so fucked right now that win10 refuses to even system restore or restart the pc, im literally afraid a fresh reboot with a new fresh physical copy won't work.

Should I even bother, or do you think its worth digging for an actual solution? If I blow $100.00 and it doesn't want to work, I'm going to live off the grid without internet or electricity or something.
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Gaming / Re: 7 Days to Die
« Last post by Spectere on May 15, 2017, 08:10:38 PM »
The last one I played was A4. So yeah, pretty much version BC, haha.

Like, pretty much none of the stuff you mentioned were even close to being implemented at the time.
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Gaming / Re: 7 Days to Die
« Last post by Zephlar on May 15, 2017, 01:44:55 PM »
I played an extremely early alpha of this. It showed promise, but the version I played was extremely rough around the edges.

I've been meaning to revisit it for a while, but my backlog is pretty packed at the moment.

So many games, so little time.

Do you remember the build you played on? Alpha 16 is a HUGE update scheduled to release in the next month or two. Lots of great additions coming up.

Dev Blog:
Spawn and AI improvements
* Create new volume based Sleeper system and sleeper helper points (confirmed for A16)
* Bloodmoon, Dynamic and Sleeper spawns all use partying and dynamic difficulty game stages (confirmed for A16)
* Player stealth improvements (confirmed for A16)

Electricity
* Craft generators, solar panels, or use battery banks to power electric devices (confirmed for A16)
* New powered traps that chop zombies, burn them, and more (confirmed for A16)
* Run wire from power sources to switches, relays, pressure plates, and appliances (confirmed for A16)
* New wire tool will attach and cut wire (confirmed for A16)

Blocks and Building
*Jail Cell door (confirmed for A16)
*Iron Bar block with outside, center, and inside edge rotations (confirmed for A16)
*Outside corner stairs (confirmed for A16)
*Unified block system which allows for 24 rotations and texture alignment between blocks (confirmed for A16)
*Painting tool that will allow for multiple textures and colors for greater building variety (confirmed for A16)
*Bulletproof Glass (confirmed for A16)
*Rain Gutters (confirmed for A16)
*3d Ladders (confirmed for A16)

Items, Traps, Weapons
*Flame Thrower trap (Might be post launch A16)
*Spinning Blade trap (confirmed for A16)
*Arrow trap (confirmed for A16)
*Molotov Cocktail (confirmed for A16)
*Compound Bow (confirmed for A16)
*Auto Turrets (confirmed for A16)

More Character options.
*New beards (confirmed for A16)
*More hair styles (confirmed for A16)
*New clothing (confirmed for A16)

New and redone animals:
*Replace bears (confirmed for A16)
*Replace Pig (Might be post launch A16)
*Replace hornet with zombie vulture (confirmed for A16)
*Add snakes to desert and plains (confirmed for A16)
*Add wolves to appropriate areas. (confirmed for A16)

Improved crops
*Potatoes and other 2d card crops need real 3d versions (Might be post launch A16)

Game Controls Improvements
*100% Gamepad controller support (confirmed for A16)
*In Menu Hotkeys for scrap, wear, drop, craft, etc. (confirmed for A16)

Redo main menu
*Replace old legacy menu with an updated smoother flowing one. (Might be post launch A16)
*Clean up old options (Might be post launch A16)
*Add new dead is dead mode (Might be post launch A16)
*Add Zombies run during the day and walk at night option (Might be post launch A16)

New zombies
*Fat Hawaiian Shirt zombie is back (Confirmed for A16)
*Feral versions of every zombie that have more hp, hit harder, and run during the day (confirmed for A16)
*Radioactive zombies that heal over time (Might be post launch A16)
*Various UMA zombies coverted to handmade (confirmed for A16)

World Generation
*Distant Terrain 2.0 featuring distant POI's (confirmed for A16)
*Socket System for POI's and cities that mesh more naturally with the terrain (confirmed for A16)
*City districts for more organic city layouts with industrial, commercial, and residential zoning (confirmed for A16)
*Enhanced world previewer using the new LOD models of POI's (confirmed for A16)
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Gaming / Re: 7 Days to Die
« Last post by Spectere on May 12, 2017, 11:13:47 AM »
I played an extremely early alpha of this. It showed promise, but the version I played was extremely rough around the edges.

I've been meaning to revisit it for a while, but my backlog is pretty packed at the moment.
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