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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by caller » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:31 pm

I've noticed the same as well. And for the life of me, I can't work out how to stop it happening, Even where other schedules are set.
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by hhfarang » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:55 pm

^ & ^^ Maybe this will help...

"Windows 10 tip: Solve network problems with a one-click reset"

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10 ... ick-reset/
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by buksida » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:45 am

Also finding the W10 updates a real pain, even when the update service has been disabled it somehow reactivates it. Have a dual boot to Linux now which will eventually become my primary system.
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by hhfarang » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:58 am

Buksi, In the long run I think you'll find you'll use Linux 99% of the time. That's what happened with me. It's so fast and easy... beats the hell out of Windows for most stuff. I occasionally have to go to Windows to run something that I can't figure out how to do in Linux, but that's very rare.
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by Big Boy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:16 am

Well. I was forced to buy a new laptop yesterday, so I reluctantly took the Windows 10 plunge. OK. I'm only a day in, but I'm finding it hard to spot the differences between 7 and 10 in every day use. Looking good so far.

Only problem with the laptop so far is somebody must have thought it would be amusing to put the on/off switch where the Del button always used to be :banghead:
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by buksida » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:23 pm

There is a world of difference between 7 and 10, just as there was between XP and 7.

With 10 you'll need to disable all of the intrusive shite that M$ enables by default, here's how: http://arstechnica.com/information-tech ... to-fix-it/
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by Big Boy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:05 pm

To me, just a basic user, it is honestly hard to tell the difference - I'm still trying to spot the differences.

Yes, of course there's got to be differences, else they wouldn't be able to sell it................ oh, wait a minute, they didn't. Up to now, I'm guessing the installation guy, Mr Don, has already disabled the crap.

Time will tell - I remember your elated post when you first switched :D
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by buksida » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:09 pm

Dont guess on anyone else configuring your computer for you.
Big Boy wrote:Time will tell - I remember your elated post when you first switched :D
Oh the novelty will soon wear off, especially when it wants to update and takes 45 minutes rebooting when you have something urgent to do. Happy with Linux on the laptop now.
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by Big Boy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:19 pm

buksida wrote:Dont guess on anyone else configuring your computer for you. Mr Don is usually fairly switched on. He's got a few bits wrong in the past, which have wound me up, but take it back, and it's soon sorted.
Big Boy wrote:Time will tell - I remember your elated post when you first switched :D
Oh the novelty will soon wear off, especially when it wants to update and takes 45 minutes rebooting when you have something urgent to do. Happy with Linux on the laptop now. LOL, I'm expecting something nasty to happen with every key stroke, but it just isn't happening........................ yet :wink: .
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:52 pm

buksida wrote:Dont guess on anyone else configuring your computer for you.
Big Boy wrote:Time will tell - I remember your elated post when you first switched :D
Oh the novelty will soon wear off, especially when it wants to update and takes 45 minutes rebooting when you have something urgent to do. Happy with Linux on the laptop now.
45 minutes......".my machine did an update last night and when I switched it on at least 1.1/2 hours ago, it's literally just this minute finishing the update :banghead:

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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by JimmyGreaves » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:20 pm

Dannie Boy wrote:
buksida wrote:Dont guess on anyone else configuring your computer for you.
Big Boy wrote:Time will tell - I remember your elated post when you first switched :D
Oh the novelty will soon wear off, especially when it wants to update and takes 45 minutes rebooting when you have something urgent to do. Happy with Linux on the laptop now.
45 minutes......".my machine did an update last night and when I switched it on at least 1.1/2 hours ago, it's literally just this minute finishing the update :banghead:
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:41 pm

I have a Toshiba Qosmio with a i7 processor, trouble is its almost 6 years old, so old tech, weighs a ton and despite the fact it was about the best spec going in 2010, it's a bit of a dinosaur, still for what I use it for, it'll do a few more years yet!!

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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by Jack Sprat » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:31 am

I have a Microsoft Surface Book....i7, 16GB ram, 512GB solid state drive.
It boots from a cold start to a fully loaded desktop (I use windows hello....facial recognition) in under 15secs.
The last Win 10 update (KB 3194496) took about 15mins.
It, and Win 10 runs like a dream.

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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by Big Boy » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:43 am

Big Boy wrote:To me, just a basic user, it is honestly hard to tell the difference - I'm still trying to spot the differences.

Yes, of course there's got to be differences, else they wouldn't be able to sell it................ oh, wait a minute, they didn't. Up to now, I'm guessing the installation guy, Mr Don, has already disabled the crap.

Time will tell - I remember your elated post when you first switched :D
Well, here I am, a few weeks on, and it's still hard to spot the join between 7 and 10. Yes, I had an annoying hardware problem with the new laptop (fixed in half a day), but I'm still finding Windows 10 very easy to use.

I think the difference must be that Thais don't install official copies of the product. If it goes wrong, you simply get it re-installed to the latest unofficial version for a few hundred Baht. If Thai laptops came with software already installed, I'd have suffered it. What I've got is the product, without all of the annoying security updates that most of you seem to have switched off anyway.

As for security, or lack of it - I am very careful, and have been running without the Windows 10 security for 20 years now without being attacked (I didn't even get invited to the Bluport opening :D ). Windows security can't be that good anyway because we keep hearing of attacks through gaps in Windows security.
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Re: Windows 10 Developments

Post by Nereus » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:50 am

I think the difference must be that Thais don't install official copies of the product.
That may be part of it, but I believe a bigger problem is trying to upgrade from Win 7, rather than a clean install on to a suitable computer.
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