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Re: Windows 10

Post by corplinx » Sat May 27, 2017 6:20 pm

Grammatron wrote:I'll drink to that.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 27, 2017 8:23 pm

corplinx wrote: Did I mention that he had to quit porn because of Erectile Dysfunction?
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Re: Windows 10

Post by corplinx » Mon May 29, 2017 5:56 pm



The pirates have figured out how to de-crapify Win10 somewhat.

Reminds me of this infographic:
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The pirates basically supply a demand left unfilled by the vendor.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:46 am

Microsoft accidentally released some internal dev builds to the public. Hilarity, etc.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by ceptimus » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:52 am

The new windows 10-S that is supplied on some new laptops only lets you install apps from the Microsoft store - you can't install any programs you might already own on physical media. Also it will only allow you to run the crappy bundled browser - no Firefox or Chrome allowed, and it only lets you use Bing as your search engine.

Presumably the S in its name stands for 'shit edition.'

Microsoft do allow you to downgrade to the older Windows 10 by paying $25 direct to Microsoft. Presumably they figure they can make more money by selling the bundled 10-S to manufacturers​ cheap - maybe giving it away - but then extorting $25 from every new PC buyer who needs an O.S. that is actually usable.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:02 am

Windows 10 S is a specific configurationof Windows 10 Pro that offers a familiar, productive Windows experience that’s streamlined for security and performance.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... s-10-s-faq

Apparently you can "switch to" 10 Pro, S being only for security and the scared (and schools, &c.). (* cough *)

But an interesting step… :mrgreen:

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:42 pm

Parts of Windows 10 source code was accidentally put online in a publicly accessible location.

Hilarity to ensue any day now.

Nobody will notice that it isn't typical Windows behavior anyway.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:32 pm

XP not dead [insert punk image]
Forget Windows 10 - Microsoft releases major update that MILLIONS must download right now

Microsoft stopped supporting some of its ageing operating systems back in 2014 but it's just pushed out a major update which protects all users against attack from the latest WannaCry malware.

The US tech firm announced last week that millions of users of its Windows XP operating system would be getting protection against this latest threat.

Microsoft says it has pushed out updates for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and all of its most recent unsupported and supported versions of Windows because of an “elevated risk” of attacks similar to the WannaCry malware.

The shocking WannaCry virus infected around 75,000 computers in 99 countries, including about 40 NHS organisations here in the UK.
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/news/62 ... ncry-virus

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:59 pm

Latest update…

The boot options I configured disappeared and I had to do it again.

Boot time doubled.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:48 am

I had to replace the SSD in my spare machine, so installed Windows 10 Anniversary edition. Startup loop. Great.

Installed from original Windows 10 disc. Startup loop. Great.

Would any of Micro$ofts's fixes work? No.

Installed from a Macrium backup but, as the new SSD is twice the size of the old one, was left with half of it as unallocated space. Would Windows let me extend or merge the partition? No.

Eventually found a freeware program that did the job in about 10 seconds.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:48 am

Recent update for businesses getting them from certain Microsoft servers causes Win 10 machines to BSOD and fail to boot.

Hilarity.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:49 am

Tippi Hedren uses a Mac.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Doctor X » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:02 pm

We can only hope she has not rushed to update to the new OS. . . .

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:12 am

Ars Technica wrote:Dutch privacy regulator says Windows 10 breaks the law

The lack of clear information about what Microsoft does with the data that Windows 10 collects prevents consumers from giving their informed consent, says the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA). As such, the regulator says that the operating system is breaking the law.

To comply with the law, the DPA says that Microsoft needs to get valid user consent: this means the company must be clearer about what data is collected and how that data is processed. The regulator also complains that the Windows 10 Creators Update doesn't always respect previously chosen settings about data collection. In the Creators Update, Microsoft introduced new, clearer wording about the data collection—though this language still wasn't explicit about what was collected and why—and it forced everyone to re-assert their privacy choices through a new settings page. In some situations, though, that page defaulted to the standard Windows options rather than defaulting to the settings previously chosen.

In the Creators Update, Microsoft also explicitly enumerated all the data collected in Windows 10's "Basic" telemetry setting. However, the company has not done so for the "Full" option, and the Full option remains the default.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/10 ... s-the-law/

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:04 am

Has somebody tested that?
I tested 25 games against the Windows Compact function: 51GB more free space, and all the games run with no performance issues.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comm ... s_compact/

Compact.exe is effectively a Win command.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:10 am

Be very very wary of the latest W10 update: it completely fucked up my laptop (running a second system restore right now, the first failed).

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Witness » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:30 pm

Having lost my desktop icons, then even text in alert boxes & menus, a reset revived my laptop.

After that, did a desktop update with some trepidation, but everything went OK. Phew!

On a whim plugged in my 14 years old photo printer (Canon says: no driver past XP/32) and, lo & behold, W10 downloaded the driver, installed it, and it works as it should! :shock:

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Re: Windows 10

Post by sparks » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:44 am

Someone please tell me that MS is about to come out with something that works like 7? I'm about to need a new confuser, and I refuse, flatly, to buy into fucking 10. (Or, please tell me that there is a fix for all the bloatware and 8-ish fucking desktop)

I mean, Jeebus! I've heard that certain hardware configs will not run 7, even if you can find/have a legit copy for a fresh install.

Goddamnit!

'18 could be the year I go Mac. I'd hoped to be dead (of natural causes) before uttering those words. (Sorry Doc) :P I'm just not in the mood to learn a totally new OS and all the apps to make it useful. Sure, Betamax is better than VHS, but, you know, fuck!

Oh, and fuck.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:47 am

What?

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:49 am

Pyrrho wrote:Tippi Hedren uses a Mac.
Because she knows that a PC and Micro$oft are . . .

( •_•)




( •_•)>⌐■-■




(⌐■_■)

. . . for the birds.

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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