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PotatOS - Andrew

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About PotatOS - Andrew

  • Title
    Member

Contact Methods

  • Steam
    PotatOS http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198113203729

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Aperture Science Enrichment Center
  • Interests
    Computers, programming, Arduino's, Raspberry Pi's, classical piano, circuits, physics, chemistry, and bashing on Alienware.
  • Biography
    I'm a 15 year old tech enthusiast. I love to build websites and make games. I also love making circuits and working with Arduinos and other microcontrollers. Currently I'm just working my ass off in school and working on side projects in my free time. My ultimate dream is to get an internship at my local web design business or my local laptop repair store business. Funny enough I can walk to both, as they are across the street to each other (talk about convenience, huh?). My other goal is to earn the money for a new laptop and create a badass custom PC, as unlikely as that will be. Anyways, if I'm on LTT I'm probably bored at school so PM me! :)
  • Occupation
    Overworked high school student (hoping to get an internship at a web design company in my area soon)

System

  • CPU
    AMD A10-5800K @ Stock
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3
  • RAM
    8GB HyperX Blu DDR3 @ 1600 Mhz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte R9 270
  • Case
    NZXT H230
  • Storage
    Samsung & 1TB WD Caviar Blue (7200 RPM)
  • PSU
    Corsair CX500 (500W)
  • Display(s)
    Just two old ones (think $5 at my local Mission)
  • Cooling
    It doesn't say on pcpartpicker, but I use a CM Hyper 212 EVO.
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Gaming K70 | MX Blues. My fingers have ascended!
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Sound
    Bose Companions
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Hello LTT, I know it's Christmas so I don't expect you to answer this right away but I have a question about my gift I received. I got the Dell Inspiron 15 500 (model i5558-5718SLV), and I'm replacing its slow HDD with a Samsung 850 EVO. I was wondering, when I install vanilla Windows are there touchscreen drivers, Dell drivers, etc that I need to install, or will Windows just recognize the touchscreen and work with my machine? Thanks in advance!
  2. So I have just got a new SSD, and I'd like to install Windows 10 on it. The thing is, I've already upgraded from my personally bought copy of Win8, to Win10 on my current HDD. I want to use the SSD only, and not use the HDD at all anymore since I am completely fresh installing and I have a newer, 1TB HDD that I want to use alongside the SSD. I've heard that Windows is tied to the motherboard, not the install disk so would it be as simple as running the USB boot media and using my win8 product key, or is it more difficult? I've also heard that if you go about it the right way, reinstalling Win8 will let you upgrade to win10 again. Is this correct? I would be willing to upgrade to 10 from 8 again, the one thing that I am unsure about is using my product key when it is already in use by my HDD, even though I won't be using it anymore. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance! EDIT: Sorry, this wasn't really clear. I want to literally take out my current hard drive from the computer and replace it with the SSD, so the HDD will not be formatted. Is this the correct way to go about fresh installing?
  3. The most generic connections are 24 pin (giant one) from PSU to mobo, ATX (4x4 pin, for cpu) from PSU to mobo, 6 pin (for GPU) from PSU to GPU, SATA Power from PSU to storage, SATA from mobo to storage, molex (fans, other addon/12v stuff) from PSU to various devices, and USB headers. I may have missed one or two, however. Consult your mobo manual for the front panel pins and other additional stuff, plus to deduce where the connectors even are. Just watch a tutorial on how to build a PC on YouTube, they should cover all the connectors.
  4. So recently I wanted to boot off a flash drive to see if it worked, but I forgot the password to my bios and it asks for it when I hit f12 for the boot device menu. No big deal, I'll just clear the CMOS, right? Wrong. Multiple times now I have turned off the PC and PSU, held a screwdriver to the CLR_CMOS pins for 30 sec, and booted the PC. It still needs a password. I have also taken the 24 pin connector out, turned off the PC and PSU, and taken the battery out, letting it sit for 30 min. Then I put it back in, boot up, and it still asks for a password. I've also tried some of the "backdoor" BIOS passwords and none of them work. The wierd thing is, however, the PC doesn't boot up normally anymore. There is no splash screen, and it doesn't boot into Windows. It just goes straight to asking for a password. My motherboard is Gigabye G2A88XM-HD3 (check my signature, I might have gotten that wrong. It's correct in my sig). Any suggestions? Thanks! EDIT: I should mention that I have done absolutely no overclocking whatsoever, or any changes for that matter. No BIOS/hardware changes have been made since my last successful boot and now.
  5. That was my first guess, as it was probably corrupted. I'm going to try Zorin later today, though,
  6. I wish. Any attempts to delete partitions give me an "I/O device error"
  7. How so? If I knew how to fix the drive I can get Zorin up and running to do so.
  8. Hello LTT, I have a bit of a dilemma for you. A while back I was flashing Chromium OS onto a flash drive but (stupidly) managed to unplug the drive before it was done. Thus, the drive is corrupted. I can access and view the drive, however it is empty. The drive is only recognized as being 200MB when it is actually 16GB, and most of all it is now write-protected even though I did nothing to make it appear that way. There is no physical write-protection switch and no formatting I have tried (Disk Util, Windows formatting, SDFormatter, direct UNIX Terminal erasing) is able to bypass the write protection. I have tried to edit the StorageDevicePolicies/WriteProtect registry key but I can't find it. Is there any way I can bypass this protection so I can format it and hopefully be able to use it? Right now I think I've bricked it but if anyone has suggestions I'll definitely try them. Thanks!
  9. I would say S6/edge as it is the perfect size and exemplary build quality, but the battery life was nerfed so hard. I have hardly any apps and no games on my s6 and I still barely make it through the day. If you're anywhere near a power user stay far away from it. EDIT: I can't speak for the S6 active but it seems like a good phone, maybe look into that.
  10. Python's a perfect language for beginners but you can't use it with Unity and definitely not applications.
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