Fucking nevermind I only just now found out that my hardware has forcefucked me into having to get Windows 10. I literally have no other option at this point because apparently Ryzen doesn't even support anything before win10. Which basically means that I would now have to spend the next several weeks trying to pawn off well over $500 worth of hardware at a discount if I wanted to use win8 and $300 worth to--oh wait no nvm I got an AMD mobo which means I'd have to either downgrade to, no 2nd gen isn't supported either so...welp. I guess I'd have to sell literally every fucking thing that matters in my system including pricey mobo with extended warranty so it's something like $800 worth of hardware I'd have to ditch entirely just to run the system I want. Because of newegg I can't return anything. It's literally my entire system I'd have to change at this point but the RAM and power supply to get to run the OS that I want.
AT LAST I FINALLY SEE THE LIGHT WHY THE FUCK PEOPLE USE THEIR OWN CUSTOM OS AND THINGS LIKE LINUX/GENT00/UBUNTU
Okay self. Positive. Thinking. I just gotta remember the lesson of the Lord sent to me lately on controlling my own pointless rage. Goosfraba. I have to remember how irritated I was for like two hours yesterday with something pointless and made a phonecall today and immediately saw how dumb it was for me staying angry at someone about something from years pastlong story
. I have to remember my dance class. K. It's like that time I got stuck with a dance class the entire semester because it was described weirdly and too late to drop it and needed the credits so I dealt with it. I cannot control all circumstances but I can control myselfI am clearly dismayed about this like you wouldn't believe but whatever I'll suffer it all the same
positive. Mental. Attitude.>>45172
I actually haven't used it for years partly because I have old denpts from like 8 years ago which I'm 99% sure couldn't be collected on anyway because it's past statute of limitations and the only people who'd get money is a denpt collection agency but I still don't want to use it which I'd have to tie to my bank account and put me back on the grid more solidly. In case you haven't noticed privacy and personal liberty is a big deal to me hence part of my hatred for Win10. I don't even know my credentials for paypal and ebay anymore and I'd have to link it directly to my bank account. I've been trying to find alternatives to Amazon and ebay, although I've looked into getting loadable debit cards and gift cards to buy shit off there, it's just it became too much a hassle.
I also just realized newegg might've had gift cards...well shit.
To put this into perspective I used to solely buy gift cards from Walmart for Steam because that way it added an extra layer of privacy. I paid for them in cash. I do all transactions I can in cash. When you understand the data collection ecosystem you try to avoid all "do you have a Xstore card?" and credit purchases which I also now realize I very fucking stupidly left traces lately.
You can call me autistic or schizotypal or Avoidant or schizoid or neurotic all you want but frankly it's just an exaggerated extension of the American cultural ethos. I do not wish to have anyone or anything intruding upon my inner world without my permission and computer tech is the biggest route to doing that to a person in the modern age. If I'd be pissed off about some stranger at a corporation opening and reading all my mail, why the hell would I tolerate them doing it with even more of my data just because it's digital?but you're right and I've been looking into it although mostly it's just scams out there for that cheap.I was so happy about the win7 workaround too because it was looking like I could nick a $24 copy of Windows 7 legitimately too>>45173
Hey thanks m8. You already made me feel better about my doomed fate. That was one of several of the biggest things I had against 10 which come to think of it I vaguely recall 8 pulling something similar until I found a way to turn off all updates forever.
>Because nobody fucking uses win8
Ayup. You're right. I was just looking into this and first off I was fucking amazed at people still using XP god bless their pure souls I hope they're not the people at DMV and department of labor though
and apparently I am in a demographic just barely larger than that. Why the fuck are so many people still running Windows 7? And yet all these people here and elsewhere want to give me a bunch of shit for trying to run 7. Surprisingly almost as many people are running 7 as they are running 10. I'd assumed the majority would be 10 with a large but somewhat smaller number on 8.
>(Win 8.1 is ~5% of the windows-market, win7 is 20%. Base windows 8 is 1%.)
I should probably have clarified that I'd ultimately be on 8.1 most likely which I finally switched to last year because I needed 8.1 to force my drivers to work for my new GPU. But even still, I was on that system for 8 years because Dell inexplicably decided to load it onto all their machines back then. Desktop
machines mind you. I've never understood this decision unless it was inflicted on me solely because they wanted to use us like lab rats to shill their new OS during the tablet days. I fucking hated it and never saw the sense in it but it's what every machine had when my computer died and I finally had to get a new one.
well in short I guess I am stuck with it. Sorry for text walling. It helps calm me down from tard ragelike a verbal form of rocking back and forth I guess lol
and think things through when I know I don't have the answer. It also hilariously undermines my frankenbuild because I moronically bought a second less than $20 CD drive in case the bluray one wasn't recognized. This would be an impressive machine...about 10 years ago when copying CDs for your friends already wasn't cool.
Not that I don't still have a desire for archaic tech anyway like a 5.25" floppy drive and Zip drive. I've considered whether to just build my own custom case and stain my own wood box for that but I know it'll cost more on top of frustrating me and I just want to get this project done, hence leaning to just putting up with 10 until I could figure out how to partition my drive and boot 7I can't remember if it was 3770 or 3770k that couldn't do virtual machines but that was already a consideration of mine
. I want options and manouverability.
But it doesn't matter. I'm getting Windows 10 now.
I jinxed myself. Windows 7 literally is not going to work on my CPU and thus motherboard.
Oh hey btw RAC that 2tb drive is on sale again and I saw a 4tb HDD
on sale for $63 too and here's a $60 4tb drivehttps://www.newegg.com/p/1Z4-001J-007G3?Description=4tb%20hgst&cm_re=4tb_hgst-_-9SIA5AD9V98935-_-Product
Storage is ultra cheap right now. If you want a reliable drive instead of twice as much cheap but probably less longterm stability https://www.newegg.com/blue-wd20ezaz-2tb/p/N82E16822234372?Description=2tb%20hdd&cm_re=2tb_hdd-_-22-234-372-_-Product
You can probably find things like these even cheaper if you hunt around but I get the impression you're on limited time with wanting to back everything up as fast and soon as possible. If you need to not install it but run as an external you can get adapters for that btw I still have an old IDE to USB cable I use to run ancient IDE HDDs as external driveshttps://www.newegg.com/rosewill-rcuc-16001/p/N82E16812119874?Description=sata%20to%20usb%20hard%20drive%20adapter&cm_re=sata_to%20usb%20hard%20drive%20adapter-_-12-119-874-_-Product
That's literally how I have salvaged multiple hard drives from dead machines over the years which is how I backup my data by using pulled HDDs from old machines as external backups with a cable like that. It's super useful if you're using a laptop and that cable is only $12