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Zindan

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So Windows 10 still detects and installs a driver for my motherboards onboard video, even though I've disabled it in the bios. Why would that happen? I've disabled that device in Windows, so will that mean nothing will try to use it?

Just curious since I've been trying a few things to get Monster Hunter World/Iceborne to use my GPU instead of 90%+ of my CPU. While trying to install some old drivers, I had to use a utility called Display Driver Uninstaller, and that program showed both the onboard and my 1060, with the onboard being labled at device 0, with the 1060 being device 1. Yet in device manager, it shows the 1060 as device 0, and the onboard as device 2.
 

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So Windows 10 still detects and installs a driver for my motherboards onboard video, even though I've disabled it in the bios. Why would that happen? I've disabled that device in Windows, so will that mean nothing will try to use it?

Just curious since I've been trying a few things to get Monster Hunter World/Iceborne to use my GPU instead of 90%+ of my CPU. While trying to install some old drivers, I had to use a utility called Display Driver Uninstaller, and that program showed both the onboard and my 1060, with the onboard being labled at device 0, with the 1060 being device 1. Yet in device manager, it shows the 1060 as device 0, and the onboard as device 2.
 

Dom

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You can switch it off while doing a DDU driver uninstall as well, which you should do if Windows has been overriding your drivers

 

TJT

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After I refreshed Windows 10. I get an error upon booting up that it cant' find Dropbox. I assumed that it would delete this when refreshing it because it sure isn't installed anymore. I guess I'll have to go dig around for registry entries for the damn thing. Kind of annoying.
 

jooka

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If you don't use it I think you can just uninstall it
 

TJT

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That's the thing lol. It ISN'T installed but I am still getting prompts for it.
 

Dom

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Refreshing isn't the same as reformatting. Some things are kept, and your previous install of dropbox is still kicking somewhere.
 

Noodleface

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I would never refresh unless it was an absolute last resort. I always reformat if it comes to that point.
 

Dom

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It made sense for him at the time to see if it fixed the monitor problem. A lot less work just to test something instead of needing to carefully ensure everything is backed up.
 

Argarth

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It made sense for him at the time to see if it fixed the monitor problem. A lot less work just to test something instead of needing to carefully ensure everything is backed up.
TJT TJT

What WAS the solution to your monitor problem in the end? Don't think you spelled it out in this thread, kinda interested.
 
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TJT

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Refreshed Windows 10 and bought a new monitor. The DP port was 100% dead. Confirmed by use on multiple other PCs, There was also some software issue too so it just kind of sucked.
 
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Nola

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Has anyone ever cloned a harddrive before and was it easy or difficult? Trying to upgrade my in laws computer from a mechanical to a SSD hard drive. They really dont want to do a fresh install so I was thinking of transferring all the data and windows OS from the old one to a new one. What software is the best for this and how reliable is it?
 

Denamian

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Has anyone ever cloned a harddrive before and was it easy or difficult? Trying to upgrade my in laws computer from a mechanical to a SSD hard drive. They really dont want to do a fresh install so I was thinking of transferring all the data and windows OS from the old one to a new one. What software is the best for this and how reliable is it?
I was always told that you shouldn't clone the OS drive when moving from HDD to SSD. Don't know if operating systems handle it better nowadays.
 

Lanx

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Has anyone ever cloned a harddrive before and was it easy or difficult? Trying to upgrade my in laws computer from a mechanical to a SSD hard drive. They really dont want to do a fresh install so I was thinking of transferring all the data and windows OS from the old one to a new one. What software is the best for this and how reliable is it?
a while ago i tried w/ software, didn't workout well, it only succeeded when i did used Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD with Hard Drive Duplicator/Cloner Function [10TB Support] (EC-DSK2)

i had a lot of legacy programs on that computer tho, no idea why you wouldn't want to fresh install otherwise.
 

Slithum

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Has anyone ever cloned a harddrive before and was it easy or difficult? Trying to upgrade my in laws computer from a mechanical to a SSD hard drive. They really dont want to do a fresh install so I was thinking of transferring all the data and windows OS from the old one to a new one. What software is the best for this and how reliable is it?

its super easy i just cloned my mom's computer hard drive to an 1tb WD blue ssd works perfectly fine.
If you get a WD ssd you can use Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
also I have just used Macrium Reflect on my wife's laptop also worked fine just make sure you get the free edition of Macrium.


both took like 30 minutes tops.
 

Malakriss

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Every Samsung SSD I have ever installed for my family I cloned the boot drives using their software with zero issues.

If you're still using the old HDD make sure to change the boot sequence so it runs off the SSD though.