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Offline Kasmsmfe

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #105 on: August 12, 2017, 02:16:14 AM »
I upgraded win 10 from Windows 8.  Personally, I think it is much better than windows 8. Previously, I tried very hard to reset windows 10 password.  Now, it only takes 10 minutes to  without disk. This is a quite impressive advantage over windows 10.
At least you are lucky . you have succeed recover password on Windows, i upgraded win 10 from Windows 8 , i have failed, what is worse , the save files on the computer get loss , and i unable to access to my computer ,
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #106 on: February 07, 2018, 11:59:09 AM »
Just had a big Win 10 update that took nearly 45 minutes to install on one of my tax computers while a tax client was patiently waiting.. Finally got the computer to boot up and after finishing his taxes, I couldn't print them! There was no communication between the computer and the printer so I could print out his taxes! Had to save each form as a .pdf, then save them to a thumb drive and print them out from another computer! :grr:
After the client left, I troubleshot the printer issue and looks like this update corrupted the printer driver to the point that I had to uninstall the driver and reload it from scratch!
It's now working fine again.


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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #107 on: February 07, 2018, 02:06:07 PM »
That has been the only problem I've had with Win10 updates, most of the big ones mess up my printing.  In my case it's always messing with the network port the printer is set up on so it's listed as offline.  Usually I can just delete the port and create a new one, but once in a while I have to reinstall the driver.


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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #108 on: May 17, 2018, 06:00:26 PM »
The big spring update just installed on my system, what a surprise I had to reinstall my printer, and my mouse settings were screwed up this time.


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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #109 on: July 19, 2018, 08:19:25 AM »
Here comes the choochoo!  Open wide!  It’s a yummy yummy windows update. Now come on, open up. You used to love windows updates.

Me: No no no no no no no!  Gimme more video games and porn now!  I hate stupid windows updates.



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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #110 on: July 19, 2018, 08:27:38 AM »
It does seem in the last year or so the wording of the update messages has gotten worse.

Nauseating is probably too strong but it would not take much to get there.

The PR department must be writing their update notifications.  ;)


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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #111 on: July 19, 2018, 09:09:39 AM »
Just occurred to me, the tone of those messages, it's Sirius Cybernetics Corporation speak.

I guess the folks at Microsoft really want to be the first up against the wall when the revolution comes...

Share and enjoy!


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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #112 on: September 06, 2018, 04:59:15 PM »
Spilt a drink on my laptop yesterday and while it worked fine for the rest of the day, not all of the keys on the keyboard are working today. Hoping a good drying out period will fix it. If not, I'll open it up and see what I can do.

Anyway, in the meantime I pulled out my old Windows 7 laptop and for security purposes, decided to upgrade it to Windows 10. Man, that's been a tedious task. First 2 attempts resulted in partition errors that I had to figure out, then about 2 hours to update, now going through updates to the update.


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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #113 on: September 06, 2018, 05:35:06 PM »
2 things I'll add:
-Despite Windows 7 and 8 users no longer being hounded like hell to update to W/indows 10 and Microsoft's official stance being that the free update to Windows 10 is over, you can still update for free (provided you have a valid Windows 7 or 8 license) by downloading the Windows 10 Update Assistant.
-EaseUS Partition Manager 12.1 (free) made fixing my partition problem fairly easy. Problem was related to Acer having hidden the Windows 7 restore files on their own partition instead of sending a restore disk (as many laptops including this one no longer have an optical disk drive). Should have fixed the partition issue when I replaced the original hard drive with a SSD awhile ago, but I was lazy and just cloned the old drive when I did it.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #114 on: September 06, 2018, 06:13:55 PM »
I forgot just how backwards the Windows 10 update status page looks compared to older versions as it usually kind of does it's thing in the background. Was thinking I needed 3 additional Windows 10 updates after updating from 7 to 10...it's more like 30.


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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #115 on: September 06, 2018, 07:27:59 PM »
Sigh....3 hours of updates to the update and still updating (to be fair, a large number of the updates were security updates to the old version of Microsoft Office that I have installed on this laptop). But thought that updating to Windows 10 would have including the major updates to the OS but it didn't. Feature Update version 1803 currently at 25% and counting and not even sure if that's the latest feature update.


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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #116 on: September 07, 2018, 03:04:24 PM »
Feature update 1803 was fortunately the last /latest update and it finished around midnight last night. I had done a clean install of Windows 7 (and Microsoft office) when I got my new laptop that replaced this one, so today was spent installing essential programs that were missing and optimizing Windows 10.


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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #117 on: September 17, 2018, 08:47:32 PM »
My "new" Windows laptop (really 5+ years old) that I spilled a drink on ended up being toast...thanks to the touch screen, it still functions as a tablet, but nothing I did fixed the keyboard problem and even as a tablet it seems much slower than it was pre-spill.
Windows 7 laptop that I had updated to Windows 10 even slower, but that was more to it being even older (it's a netbook that I bought when those were all the craze). Fine for light web surfing, but not for doing much else.
So I ended up buying a new laptop. First thought was to try and get something comparable in size to the netbook because I really like it's portability, but anything in that size with decent specs is overly expensive.
Ended up with a behemoth (at least compared to laptops I've owned in the past) 15.6" laptop due to not really planning to take it out of the house (figure I'll still travel with the old netbook when needed) and my desktop is 5+ years old so I wanted something that could replace both my old laptop and my desktop.
8th generation i5-8300h is amazingly quick compared to what I've been used to. Battery life not great and size taking some getting used to, but loving the speed.