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Within the last week I have finally built a new PC. Here’s the PCPartPicker list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZMfWKZ

The whole build ending up costing me $1,851.67 without taxes. All free shipping.

  • Intel i7 6700k Overclocked 4.6Ghz Skylake Processor
  • ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX 8GB Graphics Card
  • G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB DDR4 3200 Memory
  • Corsair Graphite Series 760T Full Tower Windowed White Case
  • Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 CPU Cooler
  • Corsair RM850X Power Supply
  • Samsung 850 EVO 1TB M.2
  • LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray Writer
  • Asus VG248QE 24″ 1920×1080 144Hz Monitor

My existing hardware I’ll be using with this still:

  • Corsair Vengeance K70 Black Cherry MX Brown’s Keyboard
  • Logitech Proteus Spectrum G502 Mouse
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD (OS Drive)

Farewell to my old PC:

  • Intel i7 860 Lynnfield Processor (Overclocked to 3.8Ghz)
  • EVGA P55 FTW SLI Intel Motherboard
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti FTW 2GB Graphics Card
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB Memory
  • Antec P180 Case
  • Corsair Hydro Series H60 CPU Cooler
  • Corsair RM850X Power Supply

In order to follow the steps in this guide you will need to first make sure you have turned on USB debugging (see bottom of guide) and have installed the PC ADB drivers (troubles? see bottom of guide).

  1. Download this file containing all the necessary files needed.
  2. Extract the files from the zip file.
  3. Open the folder location you extracted the contents to.
  4. Run the file named “1-install-Play-Store.bat” and simply follow the instructions.
  5. When completed, reboot the device and you will now have all the necessary Google apps.

Enjoy!

Questions and Help?

First you need to enable Developer Options if you haven’t already, you can do this by going to Settings > Device Options and then tap on Serial Number several times. Then once they have been enabled, go into Developer Options and enable USB debugging by checking “Enable ADB.”

Second you need to make sure you have installed ADB and PC ADB drivers on your computer, you can install them by downloading them from here. If you have problems installing those, then install this alternative set instead from here.

Once that is installed, connect your Fire to your computer and open up Command Prompt to use the following ADB commands and type in the following:

That’s it. You should no longer see anymore ads on your lock screen.

This app called DisableWinTracking will give you different options to disable OR remove the types of tracking or apps that Windows 10 comes with, especially the possibly most controversial Windows Telemetry and Data Collection Service.

Everything is straight forward and easy to understand for anyone. You don’t necessary have to use every option either, especially getting rid of the apps but that’s all entirely up to you.

Here are the options I disable (not remove) on every system with Windows 10:

  • Services
  • Telemetry
  • Block tracking domains
  • Block tracking IP addresses
  • Stop Defender/Wifisense Data Collection

Comcast just recently upgraded everyone’s internet speeds for free in June, so I was getting 90 Mbps downstream / 12 Mbps upstream since I had the Blast! package.

Now I’m blazing with 125 Mbps downstream / 25 Mbps upstream having changed my package today. The increased upload speeds are definitely the best part of this upgrade for me.

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The Call of Duty in me has been dying for many years now, however I’m still looking forward to Black Ops 3. Gaming in general has died down a lot, though with all the new exciting releases coming up over the next bunch of months that should see a slight change.

I don’t have many expectations for it, but I do at least hope it’s a lot better and more fun than Advanced Warfare (not that it was horrible). There a lot of other games I look forward to play a lot more than this title though, especially The Division.

Here are essential Chrome Extensions that I believe most types of users should have installed, rather it be to enhance their experience or for security/privacy/etc reasons.

Here are 3 possible fixes for the ntoskrnl.exe memory leak on Windows 10.

  1. Update your Network Drivers.
  2. Go into your registry via regedit and navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ndu” and edit DWORD “Start” and change the value from 2 to 4.
  3. Disable “Show me tips about Windows” under Settings > System > Notifications & actions.

Any of these changes will require a system restart afterwards to come into effect.

Hopefully you see the problem has been fixed or a drop in its memory usage.

If you are looking for a way to get your “Details” moved back to the bottom pane then use this safe tool that doesn’t modify any system files and is easy to install and uninstall.

It comes with a few other features as well that may or may not be useful to you.

The tool is called OldNewExplorer and can be used for Windows 10, 8.1 or 8. It’s a shell extension / tweaker which can undo “improvements” to file browsing made in newer Windows version. Everything is optional for your liking.

Download it here (and more details/features): OldNewExplorer

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