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  1. There's an interesting throw-away line at the end of that article: "So where does this leave us in terms of Sunny Cove predicted performance compared to Skylake at a clock for clock level? Unfortunately we don’t have enough information." Where did you get your information about pricing?
  2. Dougal, have you tried this: https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/smart-error-fix.html
  3. Not sure if this was amongst the recovery software you tried, but it has worked for me on the few occasions that I lost data which other programs couldn't find - Data Recovery Wizard: https://www.easeus.com/
  4. NVIDIA has admitted to the 2080 ti problems: https://www.tomshardware.co.uk/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-failures,news-59445.html
  5. vortex681

    Prepar3D and W10 rules of coexistence

    I also leave UAC on. The occasional extra click is not a problem for me. See: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/uac-why-you-should-never-turn-it-off I leave Windows updates set to automatic but receive only the security and bug fixes and no driver updates. To prevent driver updates (which tend to cause the most problems) see: https://pureinfotech.com/exclude-driver-updates-windows-10/ Despite appearances to the contrary, the vast majority of Windows 10 users have few, if any, problems with updates. Even the recent issues with the 1809 update affected far fewer people than it appeared. According to a statement from Microsoft, it only affected "one one-hundredth of one percent of version 1809 installs" and then only in a very specific set of circumstances. Like most other users, the update went smoothly for me and I was unaffected by any of the reported issues. It's worth reviewing the privacy settings before you start using Windows 10 as, by default, a lot of information is potentially sent to Microsoft. That said, with the latest (1809) update it's much easier to configure the privacy settings - see: https://4sysops.com/wiki/windows-10-privacy-settings/ Even with its foibles, I think Windows 10 is the best version so far (and that's from a former Windows 7 enthusiast). As with all new versions of Windows there's definitely a learning curve, particularly when trying to locate features and settings, but it's worth the effort in my opinion.
  6. Did you reinstall Windows when you upgraded? A clean installation of Windows usually give quite a dramatic improvement in general performance even if you keep the same hardware.
  7. But still looks to me as though it was designed by a committee!
  8. vortex681

    Cloud shadows 1.10.0

    Oddly, it worked first attempt this time. Thanks for your help anyway.
  9. vortex681

    Cloud shadows 1.10.0

    Thanks for the very quick reply. My order ID is STE161211-8716-52377. Please can you reset the download?
  10. I'm unable to get the new Fixer (v3.5) from Flightsim Store so tried to download the latest version of Cloud Shadows to update it. However, the link that I was sent when I ordered it points to the new download at Fastspring but but it seems to be just waiting for the download to start and nothing else happens. Is there a problem with the site?
  11. Whilst they lack the style (???) of the Deepcool case, these two would give it a run for its money for the monstrosity award: https://i.imgur.com/g0gmv1a.jpg https://img.hexus.net/v2/chassis/Thermaltake/Level-10-GT/level-10-gt-14-big.jpg
  12. vortex681

    iSO to USB

    Getting it directly from MS is the only way to know for sure that there's not a problem with the ISO image. You can get it from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 and on the same page if you click on the "Using the tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on a different PC" it gives you the information required to create the USB ISO.
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    Windows 10 1803 or Greater No Screensaver

    I don't use a screensaver (for the reasons listed in the link in my previous post) but I have Windows set to turn of the display after 20 minutes. That said, I've just checked both the screensaver and the "display off" setting and both function normally with my MS FFB2 joystick and my Thrustmaster wheel plugged in (Windows 10, v1809) so it doesn't appear to be a Windows bug. It also doesn't appear to be a problem with the Nvidia drivers or Nvidia Control Panel, as suggested by JustanotherPilot, unless it's related to a particular driver. Perhaps it's something specific to your joystick or its drivers?
  14. vortex681

    Windows 10 1803 or Greater No Screensaver

    Humour me, but why do you want a screensaver anyway? It was useful in the days of CRTs but doesn't really serve any purpose with an LCD screen: https://www.howtogeek.com/128644/htg-explains-why-screen-savers-are-no-longer-necessary/
  15. Plus, what are you using it for and at what screen resolution?