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Eijji
08:03:27 AM 03/25/19
Kallista to Lauren: No tears, just dreams. *locks door*

scratch_flannigan
12:57:54 PM 03/24/19
Nature Night begins in about 1 hour from the time of this post . That will be at 2pm CDT. (Yup that is CDT. Daylight Saving Time Voodoo began recently ! ) Please check page 5 of the " Nature Night - Phase 2 " thread for a map to the location of the Wild Grove where we meet !

Zhymm
04:14:38 PM 03/23/19
Ditto

Thranduil Greenleaf
04:11:54 PM 03/23/19
Vaeltava.... PM sent your way..

Cuchuwyn
11:21:59 AM 03/23/19
The Necro Night special event will be starting in about 2.5 hours from the time of this post!

Kyssyt
03:47:46 AM 03/23/19
I really want to play! Every time I log in and see other PCs my brain freezes. It's been like this for over a year. I think I have PTSD, playing-thain-shyness-disorder.

Anyway, happy weekend playaz x

Cuchuwyn
05:04:17 PM 03/22/19
GV peeps: Just got home (work took longer than expected to escape from). Give me about 10 minutes to set up and we'll get started!

Shade
04:00:09 PM 03/22/19
No idea when that is, but I won't be able to make it.

Cuchuwyn
11:56:41 AM 03/22/19
There will be a Greenvale Night today starting at 3PM PST. Hope to see folks there!

Payne
11:39:27 AM 03/22/19



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Dizzy-D2
05:17:47 PM 04/30/18

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Salutations,

Due to my recent upgrade, I'd like to give my old laptop to someone I know who does not have one, but needs one. However, I don't want my passwords and personal info on it. Thoughts on how to make it happen?

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Pentan
05:57:02 PM 04/30/18
Be kind to each other.

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If you have the OS to reinstall
Bleachbit the unit then reinstall OS anew.

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Dizzy-D2
06:08:11 PM 04/30/18

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and if I don't? >.<

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Caitiff
07:16:44 PM 04/30/18

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What OS is it? Do you have the product key for it?

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Dizzy-D2
02:40:19 PM 05/02/18

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Windows 7 Home Premium on this old horse. I don't think I have the product key anywhere I can recall

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Caitiff
03:04:12 PM 05/02/18

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Get the CDKey using one of the guides on the technet forums, then try to download the .ISO from MS. Follow instructions to put it on a cd or flash drive as a bootable and reimage. Simple! ((will post actual links later))

Caitiff, the Equal Opportunity Offender, former wielder of Yasmyn's Holy Penguin of Spam
40 Days
"Ally is a miss. She has boobies." ~oblivioncalls
Jeri Theed Orman: In o'er news, Cathe robbed me graves, but I'm no' abou' ta put an' arrest on 'er. I like bein able ta sleep at night....

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Pentan
10:44:39 AM 05/03/18
Be kind to each other.

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Or if they don't need windows they can use a free alternative. It will probably be faster on older gear.

Mint
Kubuntu
CentOS


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Fergus Thorgrimson (Wandering investigator)
Grimwulf Skullcleaver (Hammersong Warrior)
Razac Ogrerum (1/2 Orc Mercenary Rogue)
Finarafin Treesong (Tree Hugger)
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Zhymm
11:11:31 AM 05/03/18

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Pentan wrote ...

Or if they don't need windows they can use a free alternative. It will probably be faster on older gear.

Mint
Kubuntu
CentOS


I second this option.

Download the .iso for some linux distribution (check out distrowatch.com), burn the .iso to a DVD or usb stick, boot the target machine with such and test. Mint, PCLOS or one of the *ubuntu's would be a good start for someone not experienced with the ways of linux. My choice would be Lubuntu.

One can do a complete install, including NWN:EE (the linux version), on old hardware in less than an hour. I've done it in well under 30 minutes.

And you'll end up with a system that runs faster and is more secure than any of the M$ Windoze varients.

OMZ

[ Edited 11:13:52 AM 05/03/18 ]

If I were organized I'd be dangerous.

Zhymm Grasscobble (AKA "Cobble") - halfling rogue, immersion disruptor, "The Tale of the Fey Blades" -Clickedy-, "The Pink Hair Incident" -Clickedy-,

Zuben el Genubi - inept human wizard,

Shando Reyer (AKA "Morgan") - shadow touched human ranger, "Where Lies Blame?" -Clickedy-, "Another Path Opens" -Clickedy-

Tagnus Stenkil (AKA "Tag") - dwarven fighter from the (late) Cloud Peaks Clan,

Dawson Mossmann - human druid, studies mosses and lichens,

Scatos Umbrassi- mustachio-ed, shadow touched human rogue,

Frin Featherfoot - fleet of foot halfling monk,

Sheeza Biggun - female half-orc barbarian,

Carmine Underhill - halfling wizard, Underhill family potion brewer,

Kovapuusti Ristalko (AKA Dulenti Sendel) - halfling wizard, Red Wizard wannabe, "The Transformation" -Clickedy-,

and a host of others.
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Vyranna
02:34:41 PM 06/19/18
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Joined: 01:06:48 AM 05/27/06
Posts: 510
You can Windows 10 without a CDKey for free indefinitely. It limits some security options (more that it doesn't allow you to turn them OFF, not screwing you, really), customization options (cant change desktop, and you get the watermark), and you cant turn the telemetry off.

But its free, MS doesn't care, and has confirmed you can use it indefinitely.

You can, at any time, get a CD Key and add it later.

You can create a USB Installer for Windows 10 directly from MS' website. You need an 8GB USB stick. That's it.

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Camouflage is the color of fear; i have no need to hide from my foes, for i have no fear of Death. My colors i wear openly, (for) they proclaim louder than any words 'I am proud to live - (and) I am proud to die.
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