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  1. Windows Vista 64 bit

    been a long time since i messed around with a windows pc, but if memory serves there are 2 ways to reinstall the vista os from the recovery partition. first is to use a live cd and just boot the recovery partition which should if my memory isn't playing tricks with me start the recovery options listed same as when you used to tap the f8 key so you can reinstall the os. second is to use a live cd to examine the recovery partition and find the correct boot file and copy it back to mbr so when you tap f8 on boot up the options are again offered. i assume you lost the original functionality of the f8 key by installing a different os which overwrote the original mbr and lost that f8 function you're used to seeing. sorry can't tell you what the correct boot file is that needs writing to the drives mbr, but i seem to remember it taking me a lot of trial and error before i managed to find the correct one, think there were a number of different files in the mbr folder (can't even remember the correct folder name now.).
  2. have you got this working yet kram? if not has he installed the nvidia drivers? what version of opensuse is he running, tumbleweed or leap? can't run any tests myself because i don't currently have 2 nvidia cards, but from memory i don't think i needed to do anything special after i'd installed the nvidia repo and installed the nvidia-glG04 driver.
  3. i think you're talking about the 2TB address limitation, this is a mbr partitioning physical address limitation and not necessarily a bios or uefi issue. yes bios or legacy usually uses mbr so has a 2 TB limit where as uefi uses the newer gpt partitioning so doesn't have this 2TB address limit. the limit may be overcome with a bios update. my pc uses bios and not uefi yet with a bios update i am able to have a single 4TB partition instead of having to create two 2TB partitions on there before the bios update. more info about mbr vs gpt :- https://www.howtogeek.com/193669/whats-the-difference-between-gpt-and-mbr-when-partitioning-a-drive/
  4. Adobe flash player

    did you get this working? am curious because i thought google chrome automatically blocked flash from working now and needed a manual change to it's settings before it allows flash to work. if memory serves i think they did this to make web sites use html5 instead of flash to play media. personally i use firefox on linux so haven't tested out chrome to check how things now work with it.
  5. Gateway SX2110G - disable on board video

    silly question maybe but after connecting the video card do you move the cable from the onboard video output to the cards video output? usually in my experience the video card is automatically used as first output device now and doesn't need a bios setting to be set first before it works.
  6. Happy Birthday firekracker

    :cheers::birthday::cheers: :b33r:
  7. caintry boy

    happy to hear you're both doing well, and like everyone else has said just take things easy and look after each other.
  8. Infinite Alert Hoax/Call this Number Scam

    curious but why not just use an addon to stop java scripts in the first place, also not sure about the idea of calling those numbers to try and take up their time and force them out of business. easiest thing for them to do is make their phone numbers a premium number where they get paid a certain amount of money every time it's called and the longer you're on it the more money they get..
  9. Need help installing drivers for R9 280 vid card

    ok. how you getting on? see if this link helps :- https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=229229
  10. Need help installing drivers for R9 280 vid card

    to be honest dickster, unless you're having issues with the default open source driver i never bother installing amd's own drivers any more, i do install nvidia's own drivers though.
  11. Win10 boots to black screen w/curser

    good idea dickster sorry i was of no help.
  12. Win10 boots to black screen w/curser

    try this on first boot when it gets to black screen with cursor, press WIN+P keys, tap down arrow key once then tap enter. with luck you will now see the desktop as normal. i think the issue may have something to do with windows thinking you have more than 1 monitor connected and is displaying on the wrong one, doing the above will tell windows to display on both screens in duplicate mode. you may have to try tapping down arrow key twice for extended desktop if once didn't work. when you can see the desktop i'd download and run intels update software and then i'd update the graphics drivers with luck that will stop the issue. here's a link with steps to follow for trouble shooting black screen :- https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/black-screen-after-upgrading-to-windows-10/cf3b4559-67d8-40e0-9cf2-ebf4528e1e78
  13. Any of you SUSE users seen this??

    nope never seen such a thing. this might explain why you got such a warning though. :- https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/449095-what-has-happened-to-my-zypper