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  1. The power usually doesn't go out, I have been unplugging the PC simply as a precaution. As long as the computer doesn't die when there is a lightning strike then I will no longer have to unplug the PC as a precaution and therefore fixing my problem. Just to verify, if I plug the PC into the UPS and there is a very major surge (enough to destroy the surge protector I was using) it will not affect the PC? The main thing is that I basically need my computer to survive a huge power surge, the idea I put in my post (running it on the UPS for three hours) was just an idea to make it survive that surge, if the UPS can make it survive just normally plugged into the wall it will still solves the problem.
  2. Hello! I live in an area where there are severe thunderstorms daily and up until about a month ago, I assumed that the PC was safe by plugging it into a surge protector. I was proven wrong in the worst way possible when lightning struck near my house frying the PC. Since then I've been simply unplugging my new computer anytime it starts to thunder to avoid killing this one too. The problem is that I work from home and 80% of what I do is done on my PC, therefore, I just can't afford to unplug my computer during the five to six hour daily storms. I've been reading about an uninterrupted power supply and it sounds like one could fix my problem but I have a couple questions that I hope some of you can answer because I'm having trouble finding the information online. My understanding is that the UPS works like a normal power strip but it has a battery it charges while it's plugged into the outlet, my intention is to unplug the UPS and use just the battery while the storms happen. What I don't know is how long these batteries last and if I need a specific one for my issues. I'm using a 650W PSU on the PC and will need to run at least one monitor + the PC for a minimum of three hours. If anyone could point me in the direction of a UPS that fits these needs I would really appreciate it. I don't have any budget in mind as it is critical I begin working again. Thank you for your help!
  3. I can still navigate to the windows folder in the file viewer, everything looks untouched so I doubt I formatted the wrong partition.
  4. Hello! I recently decided to dual boot my PC with windows 10 and Ubuntu (windows 10 was the original operating system) but after I finished the process and rebooted the PC grub boot loader only gives me the option to start Ubuntu. In case I dual booted incorrectly here are the steps took. 1: created a partition 2: made a bootable USB with ubuntu 16.04 installed 3: Booted from the USB and used Ubuntu's "install alongside windows" option But now when ever Grub boot loader shows up the only options I'm given are Ubuntu, advanced options for ubuntu and system setup. I'll appreciate any help I can get, I have no idea how to work linux so I'm completely lost on this one.