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by Ryu Connor
Thu May 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 35
Views: 785

Re: How to reset no boot W10

You're wrong. I don't know what else to tell you. The Windows installer will create those partitions automatically. Even if you pick a blank hard drive and click through the installer without creating any partitions. You can use an unattended install or use shift+F10 during a manual install to acce...
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 35
Views: 785

Re: How to reset no boot W10

all versions of Windows after XP create a boot partition. The size ranges from 150-500 MB depending on the OS. It is not optional. In some cases, you may be able to shrink it a bit, but that's not a good idea either. Some features like Credential Guard, Bitlocker, etc require space on that partitio...
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 35
Views: 785

Re: How to reset no boot W10

Thank you all for your replies. I tried the above suggestion and got "Boot files successfully created" message after executing the suggested command. But the Windows 10 is still no boot. This is a desirable solution if it works since it avoid wiping out installed application softwares. An...
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 23, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 35
Views: 785

Re: How to reset no boot W10

Boot into WindowsPE
Confirm that the C: drive hold the Windows directory.
bcdboot c:\windows

This is the sloppy fix, but it should work.
by Ryu Connor
Tue May 01, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: NT6 drivers for PCI modem?
Replies: 21
Views: 1324

Re: NT6 drivers for PCI modem?

meerkt wrote:
Any generic way to get modems working?


Yes, but that would require it to be a true hardware modem and not a soft modem.

Edit:

Example hardware modem: https://www.usr.com/products/56k-dialup-modem/usr5610c/
by Ryu Connor
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3117

Re: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?

Those are both slightly amped up sRGB panels. It's arguable that either of them substantially benefit from 10-bit. 10-bit is just going to make them metamer machines. As I recall the CHG70 is still under debate about being capable of 10-bit. IIRC other companies are using that panel and saying it's ...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 2516

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

Vhalidictes wrote:
The law is not the problem here. The problem is that this moron was charged in the first place, which he shouldn't have been. The insane amount of jail time involved is an unrelated legal failing.


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by Ryu Connor
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 2516

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

To quote one of my favorite lawyers, Ken White, "Your feelings are not the law."

So many feelings in this thread and very little grasp of the law.
by Ryu Connor
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3193

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

I still can't find anything that says there is special/proprietary hardware inside every FreeSync display though. Also, how are vendor-specific HDMI extensions handled? There has to be logic in the controller for VRR and custom HDMI extensions (firmware) of the monitor used to enumerate functionali...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3193

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

I think this should make it A LOT easier for you guys. If you see the word Freesync, it's AMD's own special sauce. End of story. That may be hardware, software, or both, but that word and implementation is AMD, full stop. Probably worth reminding people, even if it is proprietary software, that's n...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3193

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

So FreeSync displays actually do have proprietary FreeSync hardware inside? From everything I've heard they don't, which would imply that everything AMD is doing with FreeSync is at the driver/GPU level. If that's a "competing standard" then we're into the pool of how AMD vs Nvidia GPUs r...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 2245

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

As I recall Unwinder, the developer of Afterburner, refuses to do early testing on Windows 10.

As such the possibility exists to upgrade to a new version of Windows 10 and see Afterburner break in some interesting way.

As a side note, Unwinder remains an "interesting" individual.
by Ryu Connor
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3193

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

If AMD wasn't developing it and releasing it, then it wouldn't have AMDs name all over it. Either way the point was they don't block people from optimizing their code for NVIDIA cards or other similar nonsense. https://developer.nvidia.com/physx-source-github https://developer.nvidia.com/gameworks-...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3193

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

Certain features can get back ported in specs as optional extensions. Often it is little things like 4k30 support on devices that are only rated for HDMI 1.3 for example. Easy to add as that doesn't change the core signaling of HDMI 1.x. Agreed but HDR is a mess everywhere in general. This will eve...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3193

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

Obviously I can't speak for AMD either way, but they haven't shown to be nearly as interested in shutting out the competition as NVIDIA has. I think the appropriate response here is. lololololololololol AMD will not be licensing their proprietary tech to NVIDIA. You guys are killing me with the who...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3193

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

FFS NVidia, either start working with your partners to release a similar scope of GSync displays or throw in the towel and let me use my 1080Ti with the latest tech. If you're speaking specifically to the opening post TV, I'm not sure what you expect NVIDIA to do. FreeSync HDMI is proprietary, as i...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 3503

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

Oh, please. I hate to drag across topics, but you started it. Here's what was said - that AMD CPUs don't do speculative execution across permission levels. https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/12/27/2 But they'd been talking about this stuff out in the open for weeks https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/12/4/709 They ...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 3503

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

YLZ: I think there are pros and cons to both methods. I don’t think that it is a simple question. I think that the advantage of the 30 to 90 days of course is that it provides an opportunity for the vendor to consider the problem, comment on the problem, and provide potential mitigations against it...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 3503

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

Just another reason this smells funny, since AMD could clearly have fixed this via patches prior to them announcing the issue. That was never in question, but that also misunderstands the wild west of security disclosure that exists today. Not giving time to fix the issue isn't as uncommon as you m...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 3503

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

Even if it is, surely AMD/Intel/whomever would supply a way to reflash the affected parts. It may only be flashable via a hard-wired JTAG port or somesuch. If so, most end users aren't going to be willing/able to do that. If you can infect it via flashing surely there's a way to clean it up via fla...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 3503

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

Looks like it is real. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/03/a-raft-of-flaws-in-amd-chips-make-bad-hacks-much-much-worse/ A third party source confirms working proof of concept tools and successful exploitation of all the listed vulnerabilities. While the fact root is needed is a mi...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 89
Views: 7218

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

:lol: The month-old quoted post had two facts : Seven billion dollars of idle cash. 69% of total company assets. The post in this thread stating the fact that I had previously posted those facts contained a hyperlink to that post. Had you dismissed those facts as irrelevant to the argument that you...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 89
Views: 7218

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

We totally can discuss what the law actually is. I mean, I understand where you are coming from, and it's a valid concern, but if the law was entirely purview of only an anointed elect, it wouldn't really be "law", ya know? Law, if it doesn't regulate behavior, isn't really law. And if pe...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 89
Views: 7218

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

If I offer poor arguments, I'd rather be corrected than insulted, or answered with an unexplained drive-by about monopsony. I remain confused as to why you and the other guy are so fixated on total graphics market share when nvidia only competes in a well defined subset of that market. There isn't ...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 89
Views: 7218

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

Sad that we can't debate the point and instead make fun of the source. TR forums are even worse than article comments. What point is there to debate? We can't even correctly judge cited statues, because we lack the appropriate knowledge of the surrounding precedent for interpretation. Even if someo...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 89
Views: 7218

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

Uhhhhhh You do realize that you are taking someone's two-sentence summation of someone else's video from a reddit discussion, and you are taking it out-of-context and without providing any explanatory reason why or how it's related. You don't even cite it. I mean, this is not how cognitively normal...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 89
Views: 7218

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

By your logic, there is no such thing as a monopoly since the TAM for any company is a subset of the entire global market. Intel doesn't have a monopoly on server chips because its server chip shipments are only a small fraction of total chips of any kind shipped. You've gotten monopoly and monopso...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 89
Views: 7218

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

As far as Intel having the lion's share, we all know that is just general GPU, not discrete. Since Intel doesn't have a discrete option, I wonder if you could show those markets as their own segment and then a regulatory body would care to take action? Again, if any of this materializes. If Kyle wa...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 89
Views: 7218

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

The "claim" is that AMD didn't lead them in that direction, but I guess we will see in time. At this point it is all hearsay from Kyle and the Forbes article author. I'm curious to see where if anywhere it leads. This is how opposition research works in politics too. A political entity wi...