What is your PC configuration ?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by jime1, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Expert

    Aug 8, 2018
  2. lgj1952

    lgj1952 MDL Member

    Jul 24, 2009
    My sign.
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  3. Jim Dunn

    Jim Dunn MDL Novice

    Sep 26, 2018
    Used to have 10 PC's around the room, now, just 3 Dell laptops (Core i7)... each has 16 gig ram, 1 TB hdds, all "server test-bed" stuff is done in Virtualbox.

    Am getting ready to travel full-time, will be dropping to 1 laptop... will miss my 27" monitor and wireless k/b mouse. : (
  4. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    correction : "HDD:" = more like "SSD:"
  5. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    Are all 3 Precision ?
  6. <-- Windows 8.1 Embedded Pro -->
    i7 6700 // GTX 1070 // EVO 970 NVMe 250GB // 16 GB DDR4
    <-- Arch Linux -->
    i5 3230M // GT 650M // EVO 960 500GB // 8GB DDR3​
  7. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

    Oct 18, 2014
    hmm I may be wrong, but it seems that there is a stampede of users for specific versions of Windows 8.1 perhaps because they "remember" Windows 10 LTSB in some way :thinking:
  8. Krager

    Krager MDL Senior Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    #128 Krager, Jan 6, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
    Not long ago I had a lovely home office with several desktop PC systems happily running Windows 7. My living situation changed and I had to get rid of the desktop machines replacing all with a single laptop computer.

    Everything went and I bought a brand new top of the line Acer laptop. Love this machine, six core i7-8750H CPU and GTX 1060 GPU. Has a 17" display and NVMe SSD. Fastest most powerful machine I've owned. Really happy with it.

    I should be a happy PC user, but I'm not. The hardware is great, but the software has me down. Windows 7 treated me wonderfully for many years. Windows 10 torments me, never been so frustrated with a product. I have so many issues issues and complaints I can't list them all. I'd go back to win7, but I can't, laptop too new, no Win7 drivers.
  9. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

    Oct 15, 2011
    the happy pc user has yet to be invented...
    i used to be a happy pc user, i had a 80286 booting from a ramdrive.. it could make some unhappy pc users`eyes pop..
    but all that is long ago. i get sad when i see thousands of posts here about w10 beta .. all that time wasted, i think..;)
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  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

    Oct 30, 2009
    #130 Enthousiast, Jan 6, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
    Happy pc user here:D
    MRP - Query Tool v83.0 [Compiled: 12/23/2018 {UTC}] -- Date/Time Ran: 01/06/2019 {UTC} -- 9:49pm  [Debug Mode]
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      =============================================[ Network Adaptor Information ]=============================================
                                    MAC Address          Defined Name
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    Wifi Adaptor Status        : Not detected or driver not installed.
    Microsoft Office           : Not Detected.
    Windows VL Key Management  : Not Detected.
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    My first pc (selfbuild):

    80286 10Mhz, with co-processor, 106MB seagate hdd, tjenglabs <1MB ram VGA, disney stereo soundcart via LPT ports (selfmade) ram i can't remember cost about fl2500:)
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  11. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

    Oct 15, 2011
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  12. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    Hello @chblock Thank you for being here !
    They say Win 10 LTSC is the only sane version, otherwise its just PITA as you experienced already.
    Win 7 is still great, BTW did you try dual booting your laptop with win 7 ? and checking for drivers from win updates itself ?
    Have you tried SDIO ? https://www.snappy-driver-installer.org
  13. Krager

    Krager MDL Senior Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    I have thought about doing that, just attempt an install of Windows 7 and take a look at Windows Update for drivers. I expect there probably ~are~ drivers for most of this laptop's hardware.

    Still there's a couple things that keep me from going the win7 route. Probably foremost is software support. Software providers typically drop support for Windows versions the moment MSFT retires them. Most programs I can keep and run older versions, but there's a couple I ~have~ to keep up to date and that messes me up.

    Also there are some important features provided by win10, for example the ability to simultaneously support two different video adapters which my machine has, not sure Win7 can do that. There may be a few other things win10 can do I'm taking for granted.
  14. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    I understand Sir, win 10 is advanced and has more bells and whistles but its not as reliable as win 7.
    do you know about LTSC ? have you ever used it ?
  15. Krager

    Krager MDL Senior Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    Running it right now. And with MSMG's awesome toolkit I've removed a bunch more stuff. The Toolkit update for Redstone 5 compatibility posted yesterday actually. So yeah, it's getting more win7 like as I strip things away layer by layer. It's been a battle, but I think I can get it to a tolerable state. Sure is a lot of work though, took me a tenth as long to get win7 whipped into shape. I'm still not done, have yet to audit tasks and services, but there's light at the end of the tunnel at least.
  16. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    Sir, please teach me how to get win7 whipped into shape..
  17. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

    Jan 12, 2012
    It is really pathetic.
    Because in a couple of months (Spring Update) Microsoft will force a new version into your pc and change everything back as it was before.
    (Going with LTSC will prevent this)

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  18. Krager

    Krager MDL Senior Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    #138 Krager, Jan 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
    That's one of the reasons I prefer LTSC, no big changes for a while. Life is too short for that new version every six months crap. I've never seen an update to a new version that didn't involve some amount of wasted time dealing with issues. Another big reason is it lacks a bunch of stuff I would remove anyway, again saves me some time.

    In terms of whipping things into shape, for me it's just a matter of removing features I don't use or need and minimizing the services that start up to what I actually need running. Also getting the task scheduler sorted out so only the tasks I want are enabled. It does make a pretty big difference in system performance when you eliminate all that unused crap that loads on startup. Windows 7 had some, but not a huge amount. Win10 has a huge amount, the thing is a beast.

    There's also the matter of scripting my installs so things come up in a pretty much ready to roll state. It's time consuming to do that, but I get a lean and fast system that can re-install quickly. Saves me a lot of time down the road.

    It's way too much to outline what I actually do in a post here, the information is readily available though. I can point you in the right direction if you want.
  19. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    I have a c2d 4GB DDR2 system, and for now I cannot upgrade, so how to optimize it ?
  20. josephdfox5

    josephdfox5 MDL Novice

    Mar 11, 2019
    Manufacturer / Brand: HP
    Part Number / Model: B5P37UTABA
    Condition: New
    Description: OEM Hewlett Packard HP ProBook 4540s i3-2370M 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB DVD/RW 15.6" W7HP