General PC Help Thread 2

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PostRe: General PC Help Thread 2
by Meep » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:01 am

So the latest Windows update screwed up and wouldn't allow me to sign in. I was worried it had corrupted my user profile however after rollback to the previous version it worked fine. Anyone else have this issue?

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PostRe: General PC Help Thread 2
by Venom » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:46 pm

I have a premium Windows laptop which I want to sell. I'm looking to use eBay, accepting only PayPal as payment and Special Delivery. Do you have any advice to not somehow get scammed?

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by Errkal » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:48 pm

Venom wrote:I have a premium Windows laptop which I want to sell. I'm looking to use eBay, accepting only PayPal as payment and Special Delivery. Do you have any advice to not somehow get scammed?

I sold one and it was fine, as long as you make sure you use PayPal and have tracking for delivery (buy it through eBay) then you are covered for the buyer being hacked and gooseberry fool, then if there are any marks etc. make sure they are all photographed etc. and on the listing that way if they say anything you have evidenced it on your listing so they can't say they didn't know.

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by Venom » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:28 pm

Errkal wrote:I sold one and it was fine, as long as you make sure you use PayPal and have tracking for delivery (buy it through eBay) then you are covered for the buyer being hacked and gooseberry fool, then if there are any marks etc. make sure they are all photographed etc. and on the listing that way if they say anything you have evidenced it on your listing so they can't say they didn't know.


Cheers for the advice. Why is it important to get tracking through eBay rather than the Post Office?

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PostRe: General PC Help Thread 2
by Errkal » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:34 pm

Venom wrote:
Errkal wrote:I sold one and it was fine, as long as you make sure you use PayPal and have tracking for delivery (buy it through eBay) then you are covered for the buyer being hacked and gooseberry fool, then if there are any marks etc. make sure they are all photographed etc. and on the listing that way if they say anything you have evidenced it on your listing so they can't say they didn't know.


Cheers for the advice. Why is it important to get tracking through eBay rather than the Post Office?


It's slightly cheaper through eBay and it automatically add tracking etc to the purchase.

eBay also only cover buyer bullsbit on tracked stuff and they are banana splits so I figure buy it via them and reduce the number of bullshit reasons they can use to not cover you.

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by Dowbocop » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:16 pm

I was sitting around at my dad's last weekend and found a CD with the word "emulators" on it (I would assume it may also contain the natural partner of the emulator wink wink nudge nudge). I would estimate the CD was ripped in approximately 2002, so I would have had Windows 98. God knows where they were procured from, but we all know what the internet was like back then!

This may seem like a stupid question, but if there was any malware on files made about fifteen years before Windows 10 was a thing, then it would either be too ancient to be a problem or Windows Defender would handle it, right?

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PostRe: General PC Help Thread 2
by Ironhide » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:46 pm

Dowbocop wrote:I was sitting around at my dad's last weekend and found a CD with the word "emulators" on it (I would assume it may also contain the natural partner of the emulator wink wink nudge nudge). I would estimate the CD was ripped in approximately 2002, so I would have had Windows 98. God knows where they were procured from, but we all know what the internet was like back then!

This may seem like a stupid question, but if there was any malware on files made about fifteen years before Windows 10 was a thing, then it would either be too ancient to be a problem or Windows Defender would handle it, right?


Windows defender would almost certainly detect viruses from 15 years ago.

Just do a scan of the disc before launcing anything, in all likelihood it'll be fine anyway.

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PostRe: General PC Help Thread 2
by Dowbocop » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:02 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:I was sitting around at my dad's last weekend and found a CD with the word "emulators" on it (I would assume it may also contain the natural partner of the emulator wink wink nudge nudge). I would estimate the CD was ripped in approximately 2002, so I would have had Windows 98. God knows where they were procured from, but we all know what the internet was like back then!

This may seem like a stupid question, but if there was any malware on files made about fifteen years before Windows 10 was a thing, then it would either be too ancient to be a problem or Windows Defender would handle it, right?


Windows defender would almost certainly detect viruses from 15 years ago.

Just do a scan of the disc before launcing anything, in all likelihood it'll be fine anyway.

Cheers!

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by Death's Head » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:16 pm

Dowbocop wrote:I was sitting around at my dad's last weekend and found a CD with the word "emulators" on it (I would assume it may also contain the natural partner of the emulator wink wink nudge nudge). I would estimate the CD was ripped in approximately 2002, so I would have had Windows 98. God knows where they were procured from, but we all know what the internet was like back then!

This may seem like a stupid question, but if there was any malware on files made about fifteen years before Windows 10 was a thing, then it would either be too ancient to be a problem or Windows Defender would handle it, right?
The malware would just be the boot batch file with a line

ECHO "Owned Bitch"

Yes?

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