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Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs A small improvement on Windows 7 11/07/2013

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: All the familiar Windows shortcuts work. Love the ability to boot to desktop simply by checking a box in the navigation tab under taskbar properties. Start menu is still there, you simply page down, and it's much easier than the old, painful, flowchart method. Slightly snappier and great gaming benchmarks

Cons: Expensive - they need to make this thing $50 (or free like Apple's OS).
Now that they put the start button back I have lost 1 spot to pin apps to the taskbar.

Other Thoughts: I've seen a lot of people complain about things they could easily figure out by spending 30 seconds on google, but I get it, people don't like change. Heck, where's the Windows 3.11 skin I used to be able to install on Windows XP?

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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 Hybrid USB TV Stick/ Video Recorder
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs DRM on basic software - Stay away 09/13/2012

This review is from: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 Hybrid USB TV Stick/ Video Recorder

Pros: Cheap

Cons: DRM on 3rd party software for this thing to work. I've had it so long I have no idea where the original software is... So I go to their site & grab drivers & software & bam, I'm hit with a $9.95 fee just to get a 2nd license.

Other Thoughts: Directly from their site: Buyer beware:
Installation notes:
A valid WinTV application CD-ROM will be needed to install this WinTV v7 version. Any WinTV v6 or WinTV 7 application CD can be used during the install. If you do not have your original WinTV CD-ROM but would like to update to WinTV v7, you can purchase a new CD on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95

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GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: IDE mode works

Cons: RAID or AHCI mode will not work. It posts, then goes to a blank screen & hangs

Other Thoughts: This is the 2nd board of this model I tried. The first 1 was DOA & wouldn't power on at all. This one won't install to my RAID 1 array (2 WD black edition drives)

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Patrick E.'s Profile

Display Name: Patrick E.

Date Joined: 04/17/01

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 10/17/08
  • Last Review: 11/07/13
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