I know I had Cortana shut off I did about three things to get it shut off a couple months ago.
Guess what this morning I got a update of some kind during one of those don’t shut off till done.
Now good old Cortana is back. yes as Steve likes to say ” to resist is futile”
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 . . .
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
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.
A video and couple o’links below to provide how-to’s for casting Tablet, Phone and PC screens to an HD TV (requires hdmi ports on TV):
Also see below:
How-To Article Link