I splurged . . again

 

Out of curiosity, I found the sales slip for my currant SONY monitor .. which I thought I bought at a swap meet.  Not so … bought 11/23/2004 from NFM ..   a Black Friday Sale + $100 mail-in rebate .. monitor + tax + 3 yr warranty = $802.50 before the rebate.

I retired in 2004 .. so this monitor has been on nearly every day for HOURS and still works/looks like new.  The grandkids will use it now.

I wanted something new with an HDMI plug .. and Newegg had a 24hr sale .. so ..  ASUS MX259H 25″ 5ms Dual HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD monitor IPS Panel …. $189.99 and free shipping.  Has built-in sound/speaker system by Bang & Olufsen ..  one less peripheral to plug into the NUC.    🙂

Next week is going to crawl by as I wait for the Fedex man . . .

So I did it ……

and ordered the NUC … with Win10Pro.  I REALLY vacillated between the NUC and System 76 .. but the OS that I’m familiar with, and use every day, won in the end.  It was also on sale .. and had better not drop further before years end!  🙂

This will be my ‘main’ machine and the grandkids will get the old CPU.  Now .. if I could only find an ‘A/B switch box’ that would work with the monitor!  [like that’s going to happen!]

Here is the info .. and I’ll let you know how it works!

ABS NUC Mini Desktop Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7567U (3.50 GHz) 16 GB DDR4 500 GB SSD Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit ANUC7I7-001

 

David DeGroff has died ..

DeGroff, David Carter Nov 14, 1925 – Oct 22, 2017 Age 91 years. Of Omaha. David served with the U.S. Army during World War II, worked at Lincoln National Life Ins for over 25 years and was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He cherished spending time with his family and friends, playing cards and caring for his four legged friends. Preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma DeGroff; granddaughter, Sarah Waszak; sister, Molly Willett. Survived by wife, Beverly; daughter, Marcia Waszak; grandchildren: Nick, Matt, Katie; many other relatives and friends. VISITATION:: Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 4-6pm, at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel). CELEBRATION OF DAVID’S LIFE: Monday, October 30, 2017, at 10am, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 5410 Corby St. Interment: Evergreen. Memorials to the church or Nebraska Humane Society. For more details, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com. BRAMAN MORTUARY 72nd St. Chapel 1702 N. 72nd St., Omaha, NE 68114 402-391-2171

Flashing my BIOS . .

Just a ‘heads up’ for all of you – flashing BIOS may cause harm!

Backstory: Laptop came with Win8.1  Installed Win10 and used Win8.1 key to upgrade to Win10Pro.  Win10 Anniversary did not install well . . . any of the 3 times I tried.

Fix: HP offered  BIOS update which I did.  Then I installed a new SS hard drive.  Next – installed Win10 ISO file and updated to Anniversary . . then updated to Creators edition.

Unfortunately, somewhere in the process, Microsoft decided to lose or ignore the ‘key’ for Win8.1 . . . . so I have the Home edition and can’t upgrade to Pro by entering the activation code for Win8.1  I used Belarc Advisor – on both my machines – and on the desktop my ‘key’ for Win7Pro is there along with a new activation code for Win10Pro-Creators.  On the laptop, the Win8.1 ‘key’ is gone and trying to change/insert the activation code does not work.

So was it the flashing or missing a key step in some process — I don’t know — but I’m NOT going to undo/redo or lose sleep.  Win10Home will do for the laptop.