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About kirashi

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    Web Developer, IT Consultant, Photographer, Spotify Addict
  • Birthday 1992-10-26

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    Vancouver Island
  • Occupation
    Web Developer & IT Consultant // @Spotify Community RockStar // Vancouver Island Photographer


  • CPU
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    MSI Z97M Gaming
  • RAM
    24GB DDR3-2133 G.SKILL RipjawsX (2x8GB & 2x4GB)
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 950 SSC Edition
  • Case
    Corsair Air 240 Red & White Custom Edition
  • Storage
    2x 500GB Crucial MX200 SSD // 2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA HDD // 2x 2TB Western Digital HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 650GS 80+
  • Display(s)
    2x ASUS PA238QR IPS 1080p
  • Cooling
    Phanteks PH-TC12LS
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+ (MX-Brown)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G500
  • Sound
    Logitech UE9000 Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. kirashi

    Wireless adapter problems

    What make and model of laptop do you have?
  2. kirashi

    Steam on chromebook

    I only know of one of the original Samsung Chromebooks from 2012? 2013? that could do it. You'll have to research if newer models can on your own, as I don't have a Chromebook at this time so I'm not bothering with the research.
  3. kirashi

    Steam on chromebook

    If you have a Chromebook that supports CHrooting, you can install a regular Linux Distro on it, such as Ubuntu, then install Steam on that.
  4. kirashi

    Windows 10 just went Twilight Zone on me...

    Sounds to me like Windows logged you on with a temporary user profile for XYZ reason. This can happen if an update was still processing, failed, or if the files your Windows user account needs in order to properly logon were in-use or temporarily corrupt for whatever reason. You did the right thing logging out & restarting to see if you could login as normal again. My advice? Make sure you have off-site backups for when Windows decides to get a mind of its' own for inexplicable reasons.
  5. I reacted with laughter to this post only because you joked about the year of manufacturer to emphasize the age of your current laptop - nice. The reality is that there just isn't enough physical space nor care from manufacturers to put decent quality speakers into laptops these days, regardless of how people use the laptop. I do agree with @BuckGup here that MacBook Amateur laptops and some other laptops like Huawei's MateBook or Dell's XPS 15 (after you tweak the EQ settings via software) can output decent sound for the size of speakers in the chassis, but it's still only going to output so much quality and volume before it sounds like tiny crap. If you want good sound, you'll have to be looking at a standalone set of speakers, either hardwired via 3.5mm headphone jack with their own power source, or get a decent quality BlueTooth speaker like Creative's SB Roar2 or BOSE's Soundlink Mini series. (Other brands exist at cheaper prices too - these are just 2 models I know are worth the money in terms of audio quality for their size and price.)
  6. kirashi

    Wireless adapter problems

    What make and model of wireless adapter do you have?
  7. No worries! I kinda thought it was 50% off, but had to verify to be sure. If it had been $50 off, I'd have ensured to take advantage of this "free" coffee deal. haha.
  8. Ummmm.... just to let you know, code LINUS gives you 50% off, not $50 off... maybe a good idea to correct that above, or get Madrina's to make it $50 off
  9. kirashi

    Andorid box on TV - quiet sound

    It's more likely the source of the content you're watching has differing volume levels. Netflix & Amazon video content should be professionally volume leveled, while sources such as YouTube or streamed videos can differ depending on the actual source encoding.
  10. Then we cannot help you. Discussing how to pirate or piracy of specific things is against the forum CoC, not to mention may be illegal depending on where you live. However, this explains why your computer might no longer be loading websites properly as noted in your other post. Cracked & pirated copies of software can (and often do) come with surprises by way of malware and/or unwanted system modification. I'd suggest pave and nuking your installation of Windows to start with a clean slate, and purchasing the game through a legitimate store such as Steam.
  11. kirashi

    Google Chrome

    Hmm OK, the fact that sites also won't load in IE show that it's a problem with Windows and/or conflicting software, such as security software. You're going to have to do some Googling for this one, as I suspect that you may have certain core Windows services not running or broken for whatever reason, as someone else in the following thread had a similar issue with the troubleshooter. https://windowsforum.com/threads/a-problem-is-preventing-the-troubleshooter-from-starting-error-code-0x80070426.77844/ Only other thing I'd suggest is restart into Safe Mode with Networking and test accessing sites again from there. If it still doesn't work, I'd be reinstalling Windows, since the amount of time spent troubleshooting this would be more than the time it takes me to reinstall Windows on my boot drive. (All my games, programs, and files are stored on software-based Drive Pools, which makes reinstalling a breeze.)
  12. kirashi

    Google Chrome

    OK, great, that narrows it down to being your PC - if you have any security software installed, disable or uninstall it for troubleshooting. Also, even though Chrome might seem like the only browser you have installed, I guarantee you still have Edge if you're running Windows 8 or 10, or at least Internet Explorer. Normally I never recommend anyone use IE, but for testing purposes, it's worth it. You can launch it by pressing WIN+R on your keyboard to open the RUN box, then type in "iexplore.exe" and hit ENTER.
  13. kirashi

    Should I be using a VPN?

    Sort of. Anything you access or search is encrypted from your ISP and/or any other 3rd party packet inspection tools between you and your VPN endpoint. However, not just you can see the traffic - your VPN provider and the actual site or server you connect to technically still can see all the information. Personally, I don't bother with a VPN at home, or anywhere, really, as all the sites & services I use support HTTPS which already encrypts your connection between the server and your computer / device. If you don't mind the trade offs of routing your connection through a VPN, such as slower speeds or inability to watch certain streaming video sites or use private torrent trackers, then it certainly might be worth doing for improved privacy and protection online.
  14. kirashi

    Google Chrome

    Roger that; do a full reboot of your networking equipment and computer, then test again. Also, can you access Google.com on a smartphone connected to the same internet via WiFi, then test connecting via your cellular network?
  15. kirashi

    Google Chrome

    This leads me to believe that something is blocking Google.com - this could be a rogue extension or Chrome itself, your Windows or security configuration, or an issue with your internet connection which could include everything from your router to modem to something outside the home. Try accessing a bunch of websites at random, like yahoo.com, hotmail.com, cbc.ca, akamai.com, speedtest.net, fast.com, etc. and let us know how it goes.