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thebigcow
Jan 3, 2001

Bully!

Is there anywhere on the Microsoft web site that I can plug in a license key to see if its legit?

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Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Yeah, just email it to me and I'll check it.

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

Well, even if Dropbox synced all the poo poo files, they allow you to go back in time via the website.

Ur Getting Fatter
Jun 9, 2007

Fast Food Fight



Grimey Drawer

GreenNight posted:

Well, even if Dropbox synced all the poo poo files, they allow you to go back in time via the website.

The lovely thing about that is that you can only do it on a per-file basis, which is super dumb.

At least that's how it was when I last researched cloud storage.

HotCheetoChallenge
Jun 17, 2012

iloveyouiloveyouiloveyou


baka kaba posted:

Not sure about a dedicated converter tool, but if you have VLC you can use that - do file > convert, pick a source and output file, and set the profile to the Audio - MP3 one. There's an options button next to it if you want to change some settings (or you can make a new profile to tweak)

Worked perfectly! Thanks.

Storm-
Jan 7, 2007

You win some, you lose some... then you lose some more.



If they improve the UI that alone would make Windows 10 a worthy upgrade. Just make the titlebar semi-transparent as the taskbar and have the windows which are not in focus to not have white borders but lighter shade of the main UI color. Or just give me (for the love of God) back the glass theme. I also can't believe no one at Microsoft noticed that making the UI dark makes the title of each window unreadable. UI is the one thing you stare at all the time you're using the drat OS.

And sign me the gently caress up on dropping the number and just naming this thing Windows.

Entropic
Feb 21, 2007

patriarchy sucks


Does anyone know if there's good AV software that's compatible with JAWS screen reader software on Windows 7? We have someone on Kaspersky with JAWS and both programs are working fine but he basically can't interact with Kaspersky beyond checking that it's running because JAWS won't read any of its windows or dialogs.

Storm- posted:

And sign me the gently caress up on dropping the number and just naming this thing Windows.
W1ND0WS

Entropic fucked around with this message at 15:01 on Oct 10, 2014

Xavier434
Dec 4, 2002



Windows One

No really. Don't do this MS.

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




Time to go back to a versioning system that actually works.

Windows 2015.

baka kaba
Jul 19, 2003

PLEASE ASK ME, THE SELF-PROFESSED NO #1 PAUL CATTERMOLE FAN IN THE SOMETHING AWFUL S-CLUB 7 MEGATHREAD, TO NAME A SINGLE SONG BY HIS EXCELLENT NU-METAL SIDE PROJECT, SKUA, AND IF I CAN'T PLEASE TELL ME TO
EAT SHIT



Since 10 is X in roman numerals they should call it X-Windows. Then it'll be cool for younger generations and they'll end up calling it X or something. Good for marketing!

Ojjeorago
Sep 21, 2008

I had a dream, too. It wasn't pleasant, though ... I dreamt I was a moron...


Gary’s Answer

They should have a bunch of different versions of Windows 10 and name them after big dogs.

cinci zoo sniper
Mar 14, 2013



Whizbang posted:

They should have a bunch of different versions of Windows 10 and name them after big dogs.

Windows 10.8 Alaskan Malamute

Edit: Apparently, Windows 10 preview is distributed with Microsoft's keyloggers, and downloading the preview means 'legally' accepting them being used. According to this, which references bunch of Microsoft's statements I am too lazy to read, all key presses are logged, voice commands are recorded and Microsoft has right to share this stuff with their 'partners'. Sorry if I am late to the town.

cinci zoo sniper fucked around with this message at 22:29 on Oct 10, 2014

Tha_Joker_GAmer
Aug 16, 2006


Is there any way to stop windows 8.1 automatically re-opening fullscreen applications like games? What happens is I might want to alt tab out to look something up on google then when I close the firefox window it auto switches and BAM, perma black screen and my only option is to alt tab out to desktop and force close the program. Manual alt-tabbing works fine. I'm using Classic Shell.

Factor Mystic
Mar 19, 2006

Baby's First Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Liu posted:

Is there any way to stop windows 8.1 automatically re-opening fullscreen applications like games? What happens is I might want to alt tab out to look something up on google then when I close the firefox window it auto switches and BAM, perma black screen and my only option is to alt tab out to desktop and force close the program. Manual alt-tabbing works fine. I'm using Classic Shell.

What do you expect to happen.

Michael Scott
Jan 3, 2010

by zen death robot


Movac posted:

Welp, I sure hope Google Drive didn't sync the encrypted files. (That's exactly why cloud storage services aren't backups.) You might want to check it from a clean computer via the web UI before you reformat. If your stuff is gone, then you get to balance the value of your files against the cost of ransom.

Do you know how you got infected? Last I knew ransomware was still in .zip email attachments.

I just mean Google Docs, I don't actually use the Drive sync software they offer to compete with Dropbox. I do know how I got infected, but I can't fully explain on the forums.

Mischievous Mink
May 29, 2012



kalstrams posted:

Windows 10.8 Alaskan Malamute

Edit: Apparently, Windows 10 preview is distributed with Microsoft's keyloggers, and downloading the preview means 'legally' accepting them being used. According to this, which references bunch of Microsoft's statements I am too lazy to read, all key presses are logged, voice commands are recorded and Microsoft has right to share this stuff with their 'partners'. Sorry if I am late to the town.

The article you're linking to is gone now, do you have an alternative one I can read?

Factor Mystic
Mar 19, 2006

Baby's First Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Komoxdos posted:

The article you're linking to is gone now, do you have an alternative one I can read?

No need for some shady russian site, how about the official privacy statement from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...ivacy-statement

quote:

For example, when you:

install the Program, we may collect information about your device and applications and use it for purposes such as determining or improving compatibility,

use voice input features like speech-to-text, we may collect voice information and use it for purposes such as improving speech processing,

open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes and use it for purposes such as improving performance, or

enter text, we may collect typed characters and use them for purposes such as improving autocomplete and spellcheck features.

quote:

Many features that transmit data to Microsoft are enabled automatically. You may not have the option to turn off the transmission of data for certain features in the Program.

If you don't want Microsoft to collect info on how you're using their preview, don't install their preview.

Double Punctuation
Dec 30, 2009

Ships were made for sinking;
Whiskey made for drinking;
If we were made of cellophane
We'd all get stinking drunk much faster!


I'm sure this won't backfire horribly, no siree.

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




Today I learned there are people, with no financial or commercial ties to Microsoft, that run alpha versions of Windows outside of a VM.

spog
Aug 7, 2004

It's your own bloody fault.


Factor Mystic posted:

No need for some shady russian site, how about the official privacy statement from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...ivacy-statement



If you don't want Microsoft to collect info on how you're using their preview, don't install their preview.

Doesn't Google demand a lot of those things when you use Android?

cinci zoo sniper
Mar 14, 2013



Factor Mystic posted:

No need for some shady russian site, how about the official privacy statement from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...ivacy-statement



If you don't want Microsoft to collect info on how you're using their preview, don't install their preview.
This 'shady Russian site' is the most respectable Russian speaking IT community and the article proved it's point by referencing terms of service (or something like that) and privacy statement for technical preview.

Edit: i spel gud

cinci zoo sniper fucked around with this message at 14:23 on Oct 12, 2014

Tha_Joker_GAmer
Aug 16, 2006


Factor Mystic posted:

What do you expect to happen.

Well I just want it to stay at the desktop instead of auto-opening and auto-loving my game. Because apparently auto alt-tabbing is a task too hard for windows 8 to do properly

ElegantFugue
Jun 5, 2012



I've been using Teracopy for my file copying needs, but it recently started erroring out shortly after starting on an copy of even a remotely decent size. No clue what the problem is (I recently added another SSD and installed Samsung Magician to help with it, that's all I can figure), but when I went to download the newest version of Teracopy to see if it was fixed I found out that there hasn't been a new version in ages. Is it still the go-to Windows file copy replacement or are there better options now?

John Capslocke
Jun 5, 2007


ElegantFugue posted:

I've been using Teracopy for my file copying needs, but it recently started erroring out shortly after starting on an copy of even a remotely decent size. No clue what the problem is (I recently added another SSD and installed Samsung Magician to help with it, that's all I can figure), but when I went to download the newest version of Teracopy to see if it was fixed I found out that there hasn't been a new version in ages. Is it still the go-to Windows file copy replacement or are there better options now?

Not sure what causes this, but it looks like its a bug with Teracopy. I had the exact same problem not to long ago, on one computer with 2.3 it'd bomb at the same point every time, but with an older 2.2 install it worked fine.

Flipperwaldt
Nov 11, 2011

Won't somebody think of the starving hamsters in China?



Take the opportunity to check hdd health smart values with CrystalDiskInfo anyway; you never know!

2 fat 4 my lambo
Oct 9, 2003

WEED POOP

Is there any way to alter or flip windows keyboard shortcuts?

With win7, pressing <win>+<num> will pop up the preview of all the windows that app has open and you can cycle through them. pressing <win>+<ctrl>+<num> skips the preview and automatically cycles through the windows (similar to how OSX handles it)

I'd like to exchange the functionality of these two shortcuts, if possible

hooah
Feb 6, 2006
WTF?

Is there any way to grow my main partition (on the right) in this setup?


If I right-click on any of the other partitions, I only get "Help".

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




hooah posted:

Is there any way to grow my main partition (on the right) in this setup?


If I right-click on any of the other partitions, I only get "Help".

Short answer: Not in that configuration.

Long answer:
1) The usable fraction of your hard drive is currently around 98%; it looks different because volumes on discrete storage devices in Disk Management default to logarithmic display so you can actually see all the tiny EFI and recovery bits.
2) Windows only provides for expanding forward, and you're already at the trailing edge of your I guess SSD? At least as far as Windows knows.
3) EFI and Recovery partitions are normally sort of important. Windows says they're empty but I wouldn't screw with 'em. Therefore:
4) You've got about as much of your drive as you're going to get.

Gromit
Aug 15, 2000

I am an oppressed White Male, Asian women wont serve me! Save me Campbell Newman!!!!!!!


ElegantFugue posted:

I've been using Teracopy for my file copying needs, but it recently started erroring out shortly after starting on an copy of even a remotely decent size. No clue what the problem is (I recently added another SSD and installed Samsung Magician to help with it, that's all I can figure), but when I went to download the newest version of Teracopy to see if it was fixed I found out that there hasn't been a new version in ages. Is it still the go-to Windows file copy replacement or are there better options now?

Not really helpful, but I've yet to find anything that makes me want to move away from good old SuperCopier 2.2. The newer versions seem like adware or worse, but v2.2 has always served me well.

MinionOfCthulhu
Oct 28, 2005

I got this title for free due to my proximity to an idiot who wanted to save $5 on an avatar by having someone else spend $9.95 instead.


I'm not sure if this should go here or in the tech support forum, so if I got it wrong, let me know and I'll edit this and move it over there.

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit. I'd like to upgrade to 64-bit for either Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 8.1, since I have the disc sitting here and why not, and also I bought a 3 tb drive not knowing that 32-bit versions of Windows have issues using them. Whoops! Anyway, trying to install with either disc just tells me that it isn't compatible with my version of Windows so I probably need to boot it using the disc, but this is for a fresh install of Windows, right? I'd like to upgrade Windows without wiping everything on my drive out but I don't know how to do this, because I'm dumb.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


You can't upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, you have to do a full reinstall. If you open Windows Easy Transfer you can put your stuff onto the external and then import it once you've re-installed the OS (it won't transfer programs, but docs and settings, yes) so make life a bit easier.

MinionOfCthulhu
Oct 28, 2005

I got this title for free due to my proximity to an idiot who wanted to save $5 on an avatar by having someone else spend $9.95 instead.


Inspector_666 posted:

You can't upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, you have to do a full reinstall. If you open Windows Easy Transfer you can put your stuff onto the external and then import it once you've re-installed the OS (it won't transfer programs, but docs and settings, yes) so make life a bit easier.

ugh, what a hassle. The drive isn't formatted yet, but will installing Windows on it also format it properly? Could I just remove all the drives but it and set Windows up on it? Sorry for all the dumb questions, this is the first time I've had to do anything like this.

Factor Mystic
Mar 19, 2006

Baby's First Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

MinionOfCthulhu posted:

ugh, what a hassle. The drive isn't formatted yet, but will installing Windows on it also format it properly? Could I just remove all the drives but it and set Windows up on it? Sorry for all the dumb questions, this is the first time I've had to do anything like this.

Yes

xylo
Feb 21, 2007


New Windows 10 build is now live for anyone on the tech preview.

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwi...sKQt3-U.twitter

AlternateAccount
Apr 25, 2005
FYGM

xylo posted:

New Windows 10 build is now live for anyone on the tech preview.

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwi...sKQt3-U.twitter

The new zoomy-swoopy window max/min animations are pretty hilarious.

VAGENDA OF MANOCIDE
Aug 1, 2004

whoa, what just happened here?





College Slice

Hm I'm on the Tech Preview but I can't even find "Previews" under PC Settings\Update and recovery.

e: oh durr, have to be local admin, simply being able to install Windows Updates as regular user doesn't cut it

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



api call girl posted:

Hm I'm on the Tech Preview but I can't even find "Previews" under PC Settings\Update and recovery.

e: oh durr, have to be local admin, simply being able to install Windows Updates as regular user doesn't cut it



efb

jkyuusai
Jun 26, 2008

homegrown man milk


They added back moving windows across monitors with the keyboard. Thank loving god.

Windows key + shift + arrow

Other shortcuts here:
http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwi...hnical-preview/

Sir Bobert Fishbone
Jan 16, 2006

Beebort


jkyuusai posted:

They added back moving windows across monitors with the keyboard. Thank loving god.

Windows key + shift + arrow

Other shortcuts here:
http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwi...hnical-preview/

Yeah, it was kind of baffling that it wasn't included from the get-go...it's a killer keyboard shortcut for me.

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Factor Mystic
Mar 19, 2006

Baby's First Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Sir Bobert Fishbone posted:

Yeah, it was kind of baffling that it wasn't included from the get-go...it's a killer keyboard shortcut for me.

Software not existing before it exists is not a baffling condition.

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