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D'oh.
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Hello


Read your blogs on PC world,you are really an expert in IT industry 

,and.I do really respect editors like you .composing massive words and 

pics into an exquisite article to solve prob for readers.
I do also want one of my how-to IT article to be shown in front of 

many readers who has this issue,

would you post it on your blog or just simply add a link?
Of course. i can give you something in return.

Email:sunny.sun@minitool.com

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Yuck. I hate Google's new design philosophy. 
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It's amazing that you would refer to Google as "Unimaginative" when they transformed the entire Internet experience. Really?
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Like a boss. Pretty hilarious actually.
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"Battle Hardened" is Mnpctech's 2nd limited series custom fan grill, http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-cooling-fans-grills-custom/

#walkingdead   #gameofthrones  
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My experiences went much more smoothly, but when things go wrong, it seems they can go REALLY wrong.
 
A summary of my weekend with Windows 10

-I power on my monitors to discover that Windows 10 had shut down unexpectedly and had directed me to the Windows repair menu. No worry, I'll ignore it and keep going. Nope, redirected to that same menu

-I decide to run the system repair, that'll fix it right? No, it continually loops back to that same menu. Rendering my machine useless.

-Well, I have a Windows 10 boot drive, I'll just clean install. Go through installation, and activate Windows once I get online, because I have it verified through my Microsoft Account. That'll work, right? Wrong. Never received a product key for Windows 10 anyways. I'll try my Windows 7 product key, seeing as that verified my upgrade, it should work, right? Wrong again. Skip that part for later, because I have read(possibly incorrectly) that it should just verify through my Microsoft Account when I get online.

Get Windows 10 up and running and it tells me I need to activate, I'm connected to the internet and it isn't activating. Windows 10 tells me to enter a product key, I try the Windows 7 one again to no avail. I have no other product keys. I'm out of options here

-Reach out to Microsoft Support, explain that I have a valid copy of Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 10. How can I validate and get back to Windows 10. I'm looking at my Microsoft Account, it lists that I have Windows 10 installed on my Desktop. They should just be able to verify it, right? Something, anything?

Microsoft Support tells me that I have to reinstall Windows 7, verify and activate Windows. Then proceed to upgrade to Windows 10. I ask if that is all I can do, Support says yes

Spend an hour or so today doing just that, I have Windows 10 set up and running again. But not after way too much work

This is not "future computing"

This is not simple fluid like using a computer in 2015 should be. What if I had lost my Windows 7 install disk or had not kept my Windows 7 License Key? What would they have done for me then. The idea that you should keep a license key for 7 years in the case that an OS fails on you with no way to just upgrade and verify through your Microsoft Account  is beyond me. If everything is moving to the cloud, how on earth is it not possible to verify my license through the cloud? How is this intuitive and user friendly? If this had happened to my parents, they would have had 0 idea as to how to proceed, even with Microsoft Supports help.

Sigh.... I am baffled at this. I had praised my experiences with Windows 10 high and low on the internet, check my Twitter, it's all there. But this is absolutely ridiculous that there isn't an easier way to do this. I'm a PC builder, I reformat from time to time. What am I to do then? Go back to Windows 7, then up to 10 every time if Windows 10 doesn't verify? There needs to be a better way to do this
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Admittedly not a major problem but my Setpoint for my Logitech mouse refused to switch profiles. Annoyed me enough to revert back to 7.
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So is this the PC gaming equivalent of a cross over your doorway? #GabenInside https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/3ksxvk/hes_keeping_my_pc_safe_from_peasants/
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The REAL sin is that useless perforated window. ...I can't complain, Corsair's lack of end user experience pays my bills.
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May I have one to review? j/k ...Deepcool announces my signature edition Tristellar case! http://www.deepcool.com/product/gamerstorm/2015-09/6_4050.shtml  
#pcmasterrace   #intel   #nvidia   #evga   #asus   #msi  
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The Radeon Nano is insanely tiny, but it still won't fit in an iPad! "Desktop class" my ass, Apple.
 
So this is what the future feels like. 
There's no other graphics card quite like the AMD R9 Nano, which packs full-size performance into its six-inch frame—but it's not for everyone.
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Stole this from AP comments. 
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I see a lot of people excited about the PhoneBlok concept. It looks like it could be cool, albeit hideous, right until you drop it. 
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I'm an electronics enthusiast who is lucky enough to make a living as a senior editor for PCWorld. I was a longtime freelancer before that, with my work appearing in Maximum PC, Laptop Magazine, Wired, Gizmodo, FoxNews.com, MSNBC.com and many, many others.

When I'm not writing, I'm usually either reading, listening to music of all types, or neglecting my family by playing waaaaaaaay too much Wasteland 2.
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Sticky Couch (Xbox Live, Steam)
Absolutely tremendous food, but loooong wait times. It's totally worth the patience, but you may want to place a take out order if you have young kids in tow. Prices are reasonable for the quantity and quality, too - $10 to $20 for entrees, $8 to $10 for sandwiches, including half-pound burgers. Get the Buffalo tenders!
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