This all started when I asked a seller on Kijiji to post a screenshot of the TBW of a Western Digital SSD.
I figured it would be right there in the overview page or the SMART data. Nope.
I guess the cryptic health score is fine, but it's puzzling (and a little irritating) that WD would obscure...
Today—on a whim—I checked one of my NVMe drives (WD Blue 1TB) to see how it was wearing.
The WD Dashboard app doesn't show TBW but it reports SMART data.
The value it shows is "3340658 Data Units Written", which I took to mean "Total LBA written".
The problem with 3,340,658 x 512 LBA sectors...
Eight months on and I've realized that I neglected to report back on how I got Steam to run as admin.
The solution—after some trial and error—was to create a shortcut and in the target to type:
C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe /user:DESKTOP-UFI6199\Administrator /savecred "C:\Program Files...
I also tried booting into a command prompt from the Windows 10 installer and running sfc /scannow, chkdsk and bootrec with various switches.
I checked the disk partitions using diskpart and things looked pretty messed up so I think it's time for the nuclear option.
My nephew got a MAR-refurbished T480s which came factory-reset and already logged into Windows.
While I was setting it up I absent-mindedly performed the following actions in User Managment console in this order:
1. Added a password to the default Administrator account. Hit Apply
2. Renamed the...