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Re: Windows 10

Post by Doctor X » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:11 am

We will take My Humble--Yet MagNIfIcent--Response as "read."





Too soon?

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Re: Windows 10

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:02 am

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Re: Windows 10

Post by sparks » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:19 pm

The dreaded Apple Maggot again? Shit. There goes this years christmas presents for Teh Childrenz.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Doctor X » Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:38 am

Seems not just sparks denies us Nice Things. Image

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:13 am

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:04 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Image
That one nearly killed me, literally. I laughed while taking a bite of my breakfast and it went down the wrong tube.

Still pretty damned funny.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:47 pm

Note: "Nyarlathotep's breakfast bites back."
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:00 am

Big update on my laptop today (went OK). Let the machine do its thing, but walking by noticed this screen.

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Oh, Windows, what are you doing? :mrgreen:

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Re: Windows 10

Post by gnome » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:56 am

Handy info:

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update

Worked very well for me. Also isn't a radical change.

Is anyone experiencing occasional black flicker? I have solutions for that too.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:15 am

Thanks for the tip, gnome.

For my part I'm muting the snitches – only on my laptop, for now – with the (Windows) firewall. The principle is simple:
  • disable (not delete) all rules and set the default to "block";
  • re-enable just what's necessary to get online (and Firefox, &c., of course).
So for Cortana:

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and similarly with outbound rules.

There's a bonus: updates are inhibited till you open the firewall & ask for them. So no more "Please do not turn off you computer" when you want to go to sleep… 8)

Of course it's not impossible that μ$oft has a backdoor in its own firewall. 10 min with Wireshark showed nothing, but when I have the leisure I'll let it watch for some hours, just in case.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:36 pm

Finally! After three attempts, I've found a WiFi dongle that works with Windows 10 without dropping connections all the time. :)

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Decent kit.

And only £10. :) Better than the Netgear A6200 piece of crap that cost me £75, which they couldn't be arsed writing new drivers for. Last time I buy any Netgear stuff.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:47 pm

This morning I awoke to a rebooted computer with a message, 'Windows 10 update failed'. I thought I was done with that. But no.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:43 am

asthmatic camel wrote:Netgear […] piece of crap
Very true. I have one for my old XP desktop. Tried out all the versions of the driver/software. Those that work at all freeze the machine if I try to disconnect the dongle.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:48 am

Rob Lister wrote:This morning I awoke to a rebooted computer with a message, 'Windows 10 update failed'. I thought I was done with that. But no.
My firewall hack (↑) works:

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Re: Windows 10

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:57 am

Witness wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:Netgear […] piece of crap
Very true. I have one for my old XP desktop. Tried out all the versions of the driver/software. Those that work at all freeze the machine if I try to disconnect the dongle.

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Um, if you wish, I'll order one for you and send it along. I'm nice like that. :) PM me a mailing address.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:39 am

asthmatic camel wrote:Um, if you wish, I'll order one for you and send it along. I'm nice like that. :) PM me a mailing address.
Thanks, AC, I appreciate that!

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But it was more a rhetorical whining as I use that crappy dongle roughly once a month, my other machines being born with WiFi incarnate. So don't bother, but thanks again.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:27 am

Oh well, at least I have a spare that works. (The offer was sincere. :) )
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:25 am

asthmatic camel wrote:(The offer was sincere. :) )
I know that, my friend. :)


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Re: Windows 10

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:12 pm

Hands-on: Microsoft's Surface Studio is a Windows PC for the Mac crowd

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3135370/ ... crowd.html

I ain't reading that.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Grammatron » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:37 pm

It's so overpriced that I think Mac crowd will be all for it.