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Title: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 21, 2015, 09:12:50 PM
It looks like all Windows 7 and 8 users are going to be able to have a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year after release...  rubschin:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022)

How long is a safe beta test period...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on January 21, 2015, 09:14:29 PM
The max........ rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on January 21, 2015, 09:17:49 PM
It looks like all Windows 7 and 8 users are going to be able to have a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year after release...  rubschin:

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022[/url])

How long is a safe beta test period...  rubschin:

worthy: Meister, how foolishbrave of you to be press gangedvolunteer to be the VP test pilot to boldly go where no Operating Systems have hogged more memory and run slower than ever before
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on January 21, 2015, 09:19:15 PM
I'll wait for Tel......... Thumbs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 22, 2015, 01:46:04 AM
It looks like all Windows 7 and 8 users are going to be able to have a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year after release...  rubschin:

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022[/url])

How long is a safe beta test period...  rubschin:

worthy: Meister, how foolishbrave of you to be press gangedvolunteer to be the VP test pilot to boldly go where no Operating Systems have hogged more memory and run slower than ever before


To be honest I figured I'd catch Padlock Pockets with the 'free' bit though if that doesn't work I'll wait till it's 364 days before deciding. I figure that by then there will have been enough complaints about crappy programming constructive criticism to choose whether or not to give it a go.  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on January 22, 2015, 04:20:06 AM
It looks like all Windows 7 and 8 users are going to be able to have a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year after release...  rubschin:

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022[/url])

How long is a safe beta test period...  rubschin:

worthy: Meister, how foolishbrave of you to be press gangedvolunteer to be the VP test pilot to boldly go where no Operating Systems have hogged more memory and run slower than ever before


To be honest I figured I'd catch Padlock Pockets with the 'free' bit though if that doesn't work I'll wait till it's 364 days before deciding. I figure that by then there will have been enough complaints about crappy programming constructive criticism to choose whether or not to give it a go.  whistle:


 evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 22, 2015, 04:46:10 AM
Are you saying that your eyes don't light up at the sight of a freebie...  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on January 22, 2015, 04:48:27 AM
Are you saying that your eyes don't light up at the sight of a freebie...  whistle:

no.......... redface:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 22, 2015, 04:50:17 AM
Misty shining a torch in your ear you say...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on January 22, 2015, 07:44:32 AM
I'd just like Windows 7 to be faster....  evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 22, 2015, 07:56:33 AM
Get a 4Gb memory stick, shove it in one of the spare USB ports in the back of the computer then go into properties for that drive. You will see a tab marked Readyboost. Activate it and you should see a performance increase as it will use the drive as extra memory.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on January 22, 2015, 10:47:09 AM
Get a 4Gb memory stick, shove it in one of the spare USB ports in the back of the computer then go into properties for that drive. You will see a tab marked Readyboost. Activate it and you should see a performance increase as it will use the drive as extra memory.
:thumbsup: ta will try that
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on January 22, 2015, 11:17:34 AM
Get a 4Gb memory stick, shove it in one of the spare USB ports in the back of the computer then go into properties for that drive. You will see a tab marked Readyboost. Activate it and you should see a performance increase as it will use the drive as extra memory.
:thumbsup: ta will try that

It didn't do a lot for me, I tried it some time ago...  noooo:

Best thing you can do to speed up Window$ is install the operating system on a SSD - they are cheap as chips now....
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 22, 2015, 11:35:45 AM
Was there a Windows 9 ?

I am using Windows 8 but I can't say I like it.

Instead of going forwards I am thinking of going backwards ....I liked Vista and XP  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 22, 2015, 11:38:33 AM
I have only just got XP working properly,  redface:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on January 22, 2015, 11:49:30 AM
Was there a Windows 9 ?

I am using Windows 8 but I can't say I like it.

Instead of going forwards I am thinking of going backwards ....I liked Vista and XP  :thumbsup:
No they decided to skip Windows 9.  Probably a blatant piece of number discrimination. 

I thought no one liked Vista.  XP was good but 7 works better - just slower.

Get a 4Gb memory stick, shove it in one of the spare USB ports in the back of the computer then go into properties for that drive. You will see a tab marked Readyboost. Activate it and you should see a performance increase as it will use the drive as extra memory.
:thumbsup: ta will try that

It didn't do a lot for me, I tried it some time ago...  noooo:

Best thing you can do to speed up Window$ is install the operating system on a SSD - they are cheap as chips now....
I couldn't see how an external essentially Flash drive could be faster than an HDD with a cache and less buffers between it and the CPU cache but hey ho

SSD drives seem to still be a bit pricey (the Notebook I mostly use only cost me £120) but they will take over from HDDs soon.  In effect it's what smart phones and tablets already use



Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 22, 2015, 04:23:16 PM
Get a 4Gb memory stick, shove it in one of the spare USB ports in the back of the computer then go into properties for that drive. You will see a tab marked Readyboost. Activate it and you should see a performance increase as it will use the drive as extra memory.
:thumbsup: ta will try that

It didn't do a lot for me, I tried it some time ago...  noooo:

Best thing you can do to speed up Window$ is install the operating system on a SSD - they are cheap as chips now....

I have to admit Readyboost seems to have a more pronounced effect on laptops rather than desktops but if you have a spare memory stick it's worth a try.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Marley's Ghost (Imbiber of Spirits) on January 23, 2015, 04:52:57 PM
Best bet for speed?






Get a Mac . . .       whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on January 23, 2015, 06:54:51 PM
Best bet for speed?






Get a Mac . . .       whistle:



(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs9.postimg.org%2F45w75x357%2Ftrench_coat_rain_mac_2_3882_p.jpg&hash=bbcc71be0b6fdbd581f6eebf757e407d) (http://postimg.org/image/45w75x357/)

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 01, 2015, 01:26:30 PM
Just booted up my pc to find a message from Microsoft asking if I want to reserve my free Windows 10 upgrade...  scared2:

If it gets the same offer I may shove it on the laptop for a test as it isn't really being used for anything at the moment...   rubschin:

What's the worst that could happen...  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2015, 01:41:41 PM
Just booted up my pc to find a message from Microsoft asking if I want to reserve my free Windows 10 upgrade...  scared2:

If it gets the same offer I may shove it on the laptop for a test as it isn't really being used for anything at the moment...   rubschin:

What's the worst that could happen...  scared2:

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 01, 2015, 01:46:12 PM
Just booted up my pc to find a message from Microsoft asking if I want to reserve my free Windows 10 upgrade...  scared2:

If it gets the same offer I may shove it on the laptop for a test as it isn't really being used for anything at the moment...   rubschin:

What's the worst that could happen...  scared2:

 rubschin:

What's that BM.......you are volunteering to be the guinea pig? That's awfully decent of you old bean...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2015, 01:49:42 PM
Just booted up my pc to find a message from Microsoft asking if I want to reserve my free Windows 10 upgrade...  scared2:

If it gets the same offer I may shove it on the laptop for a test as it isn't really being used for anything at the moment...   rubschin:

What's the worst that could happen...  scared2:

 rubschin:

What's that BM.......you are volunteering to be the guinea pig? That's awfully decent of you old bean...  rubschin:

I have an owld laptop with Win 7 on it...

...but if Win 10 is going to need even more resources it is a no goer....  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 01, 2015, 01:51:53 PM
I'm hoping there is some sort of 'can I run it' application before I start buggering around with my laptop  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2015, 01:56:08 PM
I'm hoping there is some sort of 'can I run it' application before I start buggering around with my laptop  rubschin:

I wonder if there will be a 'can Nick run it' application....?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on June 01, 2015, 01:56:59 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 01, 2015, 02:08:45 PM
I'm hoping there is some sort of 'can I run it' application before I start buggering around with my laptop  rubschin:


I wonder if there will be a 'can Nick run it' application....?  rubschin:


That's hardware not software...

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm1.staticflickr.com%2F176%2F438546478_53ed82c74a_z.jpg%3Fzz%3D1&hash=c68c4df68332a052244d7b666b5c7ced)

 whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on June 01, 2015, 02:11:04 PM
I'm hoping there is some sort of 'can I run it' application before I start buggering around with my laptop  rubschin:


I wonder if there will be a 'can Nick run it' application....?  rubschin:


That's hardware not software...

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm1.staticflickr.com%2F176%2F438546478_53ed82c74a_z.jpg%3Fzz%3D1&hash=c68c4df68332a052244d7b666b5c7ced[/url])

 whistle:


 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2015, 02:19:20 PM
I'm hoping there is some sort of 'can I run it' application before I start buggering around with my laptop  rubschin:


I wonder if there will be a 'can Nick run it' application....?  rubschin:


That's hardware not software...

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm1.staticflickr.com%2F176%2F438546478_53ed82c74a_z.jpg%3Fzz%3D1&hash=c68c4df68332a052244d7b666b5c7ced[/url])

 whistle:


 lol: lol: lol:

You'd need a few teraflops to consider all possibilities....

...perhaps they could run it on the Met Office supercomputer...?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 01, 2015, 02:23:21 PM
They tried that once before, that was the year they buggered up the hurricane forecast  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on June 02, 2015, 03:01:46 PM
I got the notification!  eeek:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 02, 2015, 03:11:12 PM
I got the notification!  eeek:
Shrugs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on June 02, 2015, 03:31:17 PM
I got the notification!  eeek:
Shrugs:

Your man will sort it for you Mr. Darwin Sir.....  Thumbs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on June 02, 2015, 11:04:12 PM
I got the notification!  eeek:
Shrugs:

Your man will sort it for you Mr. Darwin Sir.....  Thumbs:
lol: lol: lol:


(Darwin tell your man there's a little icon in the 'system tray' - that's not the tray he brings you your Talisker and glasses on)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on June 03, 2015, 06:07:36 AM
I got notifications on the two desktops but so far not on the laptop....

... perhaps that indicates that the laptop is not man enough to run it in which case I'll pass on all three...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2015, 07:46:27 AM
I got notifications on the two desktops but so far not on the laptop....

... perhaps that indicates that the laptop is not man enough to run it in which case I'll pass on all three...  rubschin:


You would have to have the laptop equivalent of PeeWee Herman for it not to run according to the specs on Microsoft's website:

System requirements

If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 on your PC or tablet, here’s what it takes.

Latest OS: Make sure you are running the latest version either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update.

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display: 1024x600

If all else fails you can manually get the reservation here

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/features (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/features)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on June 09, 2015, 08:10:03 AM
So hat's the minimum for it to run, what's the minimum for it to run well?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2015, 08:12:34 AM
I reckon it will be something akin to the Windows 8.1 specs  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2015, 10:37:58 AM
So hat's the minimum for it to run, what's the minimum for it to run well?

Precisely...  lol:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 09, 2015, 11:51:45 AM
So hat's the minimum for it to run, what's the minimum for it to run well?


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.secarica.ro%2Fassets%2Fimages%2Fasus_r700_hourglass.gif&hash=6a597259c7345cdcccd24ded2fd18df9)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 01, 2015, 09:42:54 PM
This wifi sense sharing malarkey sounds like a security nightmare waiting to happen.  noooo:

I see TMR has been hired to help promote Windows 10 though.  Thumbs:

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/588071/Windows-10-Wifi-Sense-Security-Facebook (http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/588071/Windows-10-Wifi-Sense-Security-Facebook)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on July 02, 2015, 04:38:46 AM
This wifi sense sharing malarkey sounds like a security nightmare waiting to happen.  noooo:

I see TMR has been hired to help promote Windows 10 though.  Thumbs:

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/588071/Windows-10-Wifi-Sense-Security-Facebook[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/588071/Windows-10-Wifi-Sense-Security-Facebook[/url])


 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on July 03, 2015, 10:24:37 AM
This wifi sense sharing malarkey sounds like a security nightmare waiting to happen.  noooo:

I see TMR has been hired to help promote Windows 10 though.  Thumbs:

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/588071/Windows-10-Wifi-Sense-Security-Facebook[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/588071/Windows-10-Wifi-Sense-Security-Facebook[/url])


 lol: lol: lol:

more  facepalm: facepalm: facepalm:  what the fuck are Microsoft doing? 
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 03, 2015, 10:50:26 AM
This wifi sense sharing malarkey sounds like a security nightmare waiting to happen.  noooo:

I see TMR has been hired to help promote Windows 10 though.  Thumbs:

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/588071/Windows-10-Wifi-Sense-Security-Facebook[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/588071/Windows-10-Wifi-Sense-Security-Facebook[/url])


 lol: lol: lol:

more  facepalm: facepalm: facepalm:  what the fuck are Microsoft doing?


I'm sorry Dave........

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tasteofcinema.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F02%2Fhal1.gif&hash=42a43acba53c792c527a415807564d1d)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on July 03, 2015, 11:37:15 AM
This wifi sense sharing malarkey sounds like a security nightmare waiting to happen.  noooo:

I see TMR has been hired to help promote Windows 10 though.  Thumbs:

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/588071/Windows-10-Wifi-Sense-Security-Facebook[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/588071/Windows-10-Wifi-Sense-Security-Facebook[/url])


 lol: lol: lol:

more  facepalm: facepalm: facepalm:  what the fuck are Microsoft doing?


I'm sorry Dave........

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tasteofcinema.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F02%2Fhal1.gif&hash=42a43acba53c792c527a415807564d1d[/url])


 scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: tel on July 03, 2015, 11:49:33 AM
http://betanews.com/2015/07/02/windows-wifi-sense-is-a-useful-feature-misunderstood-by-the-media/ (http://betanews.com/2015/07/02/windows-wifi-sense-is-a-useful-feature-misunderstood-by-the-media/)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on July 03, 2015, 11:54:39 AM
[url]http://betanews.com/2015/07/02/windows-wifi-sense-is-a-useful-feature-misunderstood-by-the-media/[/url] ([url]http://betanews.com/2015/07/02/windows-wifi-sense-is-a-useful-feature-misunderstood-by-the-media/[/url])

from that article

Quote
Wi-Fi Sense is enabled out-of-the-box on both Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10. I know this because I have used both operating systems -- the former more so than the latter -- and have gone through their setup process more than once. But here is the trick -- this feature can be disabled at the setup stage, if users want to do so.

Only if they know about the issue and know how to disable it (remember that many Arsebook users can't even spell their own name).  If the Register hadn't highlighted this would they have known?

The issue is Microsoft defaulting to leaving a gate open, what else have they done this way?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 31, 2015, 12:03:37 AM
Just reserved Windows 10 for the laptop.....  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on July 31, 2015, 10:25:32 AM
Just reserved Windows 10 for the laptop.....  scared2:
point:  .0 adopter alert  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 31, 2015, 10:51:02 AM
I've planned for this though, my windows 8.1 backup stick is ready to reinstall if need be.  Thumbs:

The fact that you have to pay to get an ad free version of solitaire is already a mark against it though it seems...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Uncle Mort on August 01, 2015, 02:46:48 PM
Son has just finished installing 10 on his PC. It went very smoothly. He did use "Custom Setup" and turned off the more intrusive settings including Cortana as it appears 10 will snitch on the all the user's actions otherwise.

He says it seems faster and smoother than 7.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 01, 2015, 03:11:31 PM
Son has just finished installing 10 on his PC. It went very smoothly. He did use "Custom Setup" and turned off the more intrusive settings including Cortana as it appears 10 will snitch on the all the user's actions otherwise.

He says it seems faster and smoother than 7.

Interesting...  rubschin:

My 7 seems to have slowed down a lot recently... some marketing ploy...?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on August 01, 2015, 03:23:00 PM
PICNIC  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 01, 2015, 09:33:02 PM
Son has just finished installing 10 on his PC. It went very smoothly. He did use "Custom Setup" and turned off the more intrusive settings including Cortana as it appears 10 will snitch on the all the user's actions otherwise.

He says it seems faster and smoother than 7.

Interesting...  rubschin:

My 7 seems to have slowed down a lot recently... some marketing ploy...?

Could be

After that fix to the svchost memory leak problem they soon rolled out an update that made it go wrong again.   noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 03, 2015, 09:59:58 PM
It's currently downloading onto the laptop....  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 03, 2015, 10:48:24 PM
It's currently downloading onto the laptop....  scared2:

Be VERY careful

Some reports say get one click wrong and it deletes LOADS of your data
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 03, 2015, 10:56:12 PM
I have a fair amount of crap on the laptop that I won't miss but I'm backing up everything I want to keep onto a spare hard drive just to be safe. 110Gb of music is going to take me a little while though.

 Thumbs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on August 04, 2015, 05:47:26 AM
Did this last night.  Took 3 hours and two of the desktop icons have disappeared. ..

One was Spybot  - which it decided to uninstall - not sure what the other one was...
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 04, 2015, 05:58:18 AM
Did this last night.  Took 3 hours and two of the desktop icons have disappeared. ..

One was Spybot  - which it decided to uninstall - not sure what the other one was...

And how is it...?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 04, 2015, 08:06:28 AM
Did this last night.  Took 3 hours and two of the desktop icons have disappeared. ..

One was Spybot  - which it decided to uninstall - not sure what the other one was...

And how is it...?


Farewell TMR  sad24:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99tCg596QSc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99tCg596QSc)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 04, 2015, 08:08:01 AM
Did this last night.  Took 3 hours and two of the desktop icons have disappeared. ..

One was Spybot  - which it decided to uninstall - not sure what the other one was...

And how is it...?


Farewell TMR  sad24:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99tCg596QSc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99tCg596QSc)

 sad24:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on August 04, 2015, 09:41:59 AM
Did this last night.  Took 3 hours and two of the desktop icons have disappeared. ..

One was Spybot  - which it decided to uninstall - not sure what the other one was...

And how is it...?

Haven't had a chance to fiddle properly yet - had to get some sleep before work this morning. Will report back later.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 04, 2015, 09:44:57 AM
Currently preparing the installation...
All my critical files have been backed up...

 scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 04, 2015, 01:08:40 PM
Installed and having a poke around now, so far the only thing I appear to have lost is Avast as the installation decided to replace it with Windows Defender.

I have a start menu again  cloud9:

Email is taking a while to update but given how many emails there are in that account it isn't that surprising  rubschin:

Going to have to work through the settings again as the number of background applications running is almost at android level so RAM and battery levels are likely to take a hammering. noooo:

Automatic connection to my Xbox live account.  cloud9:

I'll need more time to look at it but edge seems to be a decent browser so far. Haven't got a touch screen so can't try the 'writing on the web' bit.  rubschin:

Windows update now seems to be mandatory as opposed to before where you could choose if your didn't want certain updates installed. I can see this being problematic for anyone who has a limited download limit given how often Microsoft release updates and hotfixes.  noooo:



Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: tel on August 04, 2015, 05:47:50 PM
https://grahamcluley.com/2015/08/windows-10-bandwidth-updates/?utm_source=Cluley&utm_campaign=deb801c1f1-Graham_Cluley&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8106850f4a-deb801c1f1-62330481

Ho Hum.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 04, 2015, 05:53:40 PM
 eeek:


 noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on August 04, 2015, 06:10:40 PM
Installed and having a poke around now, so far the only thing I appear to have lost is Avast as the installation decided to replace it with Windows Defender.

I have a start menu again  cloud9:

Email is taking a while to update but given how many emails there are in that account it isn't that surprising  rubschin:

Going to have to work through the settings again as the number of background applications running is almost at android level so RAM and battery levels are likely to take a hammering. noooo:

Automatic connection to my Xbox live account.  cloud9:

I'll need more time to look at it but edge seems to be a decent browser so far. Haven't got a touch screen so can't try the 'writing on the web' bit.  rubschin:

Windows update now seems to be mandatory as opposed to before where you could choose if your didn't want certain updates installed. I can see this being problematic for anyone who has a limited download limit given how often Microsoft release updates and hotfixes.  noooo:

So NO then, as is usual with all Windows crap!!! noooo: noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on August 04, 2015, 08:14:15 PM
Erm....

Does seem a bit quicker  eeek:

Scrolling via the touchpad seems to have gone AWOL though.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 04, 2015, 10:28:32 PM
It does seem quicker than before   Thumbs:

Still not sure about Edge though...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on August 04, 2015, 10:40:08 PM
It does seem quicker than before   Thumbs:

Still not sure about Edge though...  rubschin:

Still in U2....
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 04, 2015, 10:53:07 PM
It does seem quicker than before   Thumbs:

Still not sure about Edge though...  rubschin:

Still in U2....

Not even Baldymort would have used that line Apey, mind you he's probably too old to listen to them...  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2015, 05:38:05 AM
Erm....

Does seem a bit quicker  eeek:

Scrolling via the touchpad seems to have gone AWOL though.

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 05, 2015, 12:30:28 PM
Should I or shouldn't I ?  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2015, 12:34:35 PM
Should I or shouldn't I ?  scared2:

Shrugs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on August 05, 2015, 03:54:59 PM
Anything involving "WINDOWS" and "upgrade" is 100% guaranteed to cause problems. The end.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2015, 03:56:42 PM
Anything involving "WINDOWS" and "upgrade" is 100% guaranteed to cause problems. The end.

Says our resident PICNIC expert... ::)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on August 05, 2015, 04:00:06 PM
Replies the man who has the whole pub holding its breath when he announces a software "upgrade"  ::)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2015, 04:04:13 PM
Replies the man who has the whole pub holding its breath when he announces a software "upgrade"  ::)

Replies the man who can't get a printer to work... ::)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on August 05, 2015, 04:06:56 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2015, 04:31:08 AM
My PC is ready!  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2015, 06:09:35 AM
It werks!  Shocked:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on August 07, 2015, 06:50:22 AM
It werks!  Shocked:

Any problems with video playback (BBC news mainly) ?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2015, 06:54:05 AM
It werks!  Shocked:

Any problems with video playback (BBC news mainly) ?

Not yet....

...but so far the words 'a bit shit' spring to mind...

It got the video resolution wrong and wouldn't let me change it
Edge is shite and doesn't allow me to click emoticons in the pub
My calendar widget has gone from my home screen... it asked me to select a calendar from the store and then said it couldn't find one

Apart from anything else, it asked me this morning when I wanted to upgrade - I selected tomorrow at 11am so it said "righto, I'll do it now then"... ::)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on August 07, 2015, 07:11:42 AM
And I've just found out it won't auto-complete an email address in my contacts on Outlook (2003)  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2015, 07:59:00 AM
And I've just found out it won't auto-complete an email address in my contacts on Outlook (2003)  noooo:

Shite then...?  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on August 07, 2015, 08:02:49 AM
Which is why I have not succumbed  angel1
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2015, 08:18:04 AM
Which is why I have not succumbed  angel1

I doubt if you could werk it... ::)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on August 07, 2015, 08:19:40 AM
Nor can any of you, by the sound of it  point:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2015, 08:22:48 AM
Nor can any of you, by the sound of it  point:

 evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2015, 08:29:22 AM
Microsoft asks for feedback...

Quote
I've been using Windows since Windows 386...

Great product, but I only use a fraction of the features. I now have a 3GHz Phenom and 12Gbyte of RAM to do what I did on a 1GHz Pentium with 1Gbyte of RAM and XP a few years ago...

Quite frankly, I'm not sure what it is doing with all that processing power...?

So what would make it better would be the ability to turn off vast swathes of features that I never use so I get a faster, more interactive experience with my hardware...

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 07, 2015, 09:46:45 AM

Microsoft asks for feedback...

Quote
I've been using Windows since Windows 386...

Great product, but I only use a fraction of the features. I now have a 3GHz Phenom and 12Gbyte of RAM to do what I did on a 1GHz Pentium with 1Gbyte of RAM and XP a few years ago...

Quite frankly, I'm not sure what it is doing with all that processing power...?

So what would make it better would be the ability to turn off vast swathes of features that I never use so I get a faster, more interactive experience with my hardware...

There's always been that suspicion they have a deal with the hardware suppliers to force people to buy better machines

I'd stick with Win 7 forever but they keep stuffing that with RAM/CPU sapping 'updates'

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2015, 10:38:23 AM

Microsoft asks for feedback...

Quote
I've been using Windows since Windows 386...

Great product, but I only use a fraction of the features. I now have a 3GHz Phenom and 12Gbyte of RAM to do what I did on a 1GHz Pentium with 1Gbyte of RAM and XP a few years ago...

Quite frankly, I'm not sure what it is doing with all that processing power...?

So what would make it better would be the ability to turn off vast swathes of features that I never use so I get a faster, more interactive experience with my hardware...

There's always been that suspicion they have a deal with the hardware suppliers to force people to buy better machines

I'd stick with Win 7 forever but they keep stuffing that with RAM/CPU sapping 'updates'

Precisely...

...and if the take-up of Win10 is too slow they will just make Win7 slower still...  evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2015, 08:52:21 PM
Day #1 has been okay....  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 07, 2015, 11:02:12 PM
Been on for a few days now and other than a few minor things I've already mentioned it seems ok...  rubschin:

Having just taunted Technomurphy I'll just make sure any important stuff on the laptop has been backed up...  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on August 10, 2015, 11:58:32 AM
A few teething troubles :-

Video replay on Firefox not working properly (sound is there, but image is just a green screen) - now sorted
Battery charging - always says either 1 or 2 minutes to fully charged even when battery is down to 10% !
Scrolling on Touchpad still not working despite installing new drivers and stuff - deeply annoying

Now, do I delete the "old" version of Windows and free up 23.9GB of memory?  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 10, 2015, 01:04:21 PM
I wouldn't as I get the impression that this is just a bolt on upgrade rather than a full Windows installation.  rubschin:

Drivers wise, if you haven't already done it try the original laptop drivers. That seems to have sorted out teething problems for other users.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on August 10, 2015, 01:47:55 PM
I wouldn't as I get the impression that this is just a bolt on upgrade rather than a full Windows installation.  rubschin:

Drivers wise, if you haven't already done it try the original laptop drivers. That seems to have sorted out teething problems for other users.

Tried it - no joy
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 19, 2015, 09:05:14 AM
So far so good....

A couple of tiny problems, the sideshow doesn't show all pictures in a folder... When I created a document in Open office it reset the paper size and printer to 'Letter'... um, that is about it really...

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on August 19, 2015, 10:23:45 AM
So far so good....

A couple of tiny problems, the sideshow doesn't show all pictures in a folder... When I created a document in Open office it reset the paper size and printer to 'Letter'... um, that is about it really...

Does it seem faster?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 19, 2015, 10:26:07 AM
So far so good....

A couple of tiny problems, the sideshow doesn't show all pictures in a folder... When I created a document in Open office it reset the paper size and printer to 'Letter'... um, that is about it really...

Does it seem faster?

Not dramatically so....

...but it doesn't seem sluggish either...
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on August 19, 2015, 10:33:37 AM
So far so good....

A couple of tiny problems, the sideshow doesn't show all pictures in a folder... When I created a document in Open office it reset the paper size and printer to 'Letter'... um, that is about it really...

Does it seem faster?

Not dramatically so....

...but it doesn't seem sluggish either...

Mine seems a bit faster booting up and in general operation. Still can't get the touchpad to scroll though  cussing:  S'pose I'll have to wait for Toshiba to release a new driver.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 19, 2015, 10:37:41 AM
So far so good....

A couple of tiny problems, the sideshow doesn't show all pictures in a folder... When I created a document in Open office it reset the paper size and printer to 'Letter'... um, that is about it really...

Does it seem faster?

Not dramatically so....

...but it doesn't seem sluggish either...

Mine seems a bit faster booting up and in general operation. Still can't get the touchpad to scroll though  cussing:  S'pose I'll have to wait for Toshiba to release a new driver.

Booting seems a bit slower here to the point that it can't detect the network drive in time so I have to reconnect it after booting...

...perhaps the boot order needs tweaking or summat....?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 19, 2015, 11:10:47 AM
It's pissing me off and I don't want it. It won't let me do any updates to win 7 until I upgrade to 10

What fuckwittery
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Uncle Mort on August 19, 2015, 11:15:58 AM
That doesn't make sense. If you upgrade to 10 then you'll no longer need to update 7.

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 19, 2015, 11:16:32 AM
Oh, one more 'feature'....

When I click on an image in explorer to open it, it opens that image AND the first image I ever opened in Windows 10 - does it every time...   ::)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Uncle Mort on August 19, 2015, 11:20:53 AM
Hope you didn't check on your porn stash first.  ;)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: tel on August 19, 2015, 11:31:55 AM
It can automatically make a slide show of any pictures it finds!  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 19, 2015, 11:43:22 AM
Hope you didn't check on your porn stash first.  ;)

Luckily not Uncle!  ;D
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 19, 2015, 03:40:48 PM

That doesn't make sense. If you upgrade to 10 then you'll no longer need to update 7.

 rubschin:
Well seems not as daft as I'd feared

It downloaded Win 10 (for the second time) then the Win 7 updates but only did those

Now it says it wants to download Win 10 again

It is going to beat me into submission isn't it
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 19, 2015, 03:47:57 PM
Try going into your task manager, click on the processes tab and end the GWX process. That may get around it.  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 19, 2015, 03:51:57 PM
Another 'feature' of Windows 10 that seems to be making the news at the moment is the built in feature to block 'pirated' software and unofficial hardware (wonder how long it will be before there are reports of licensed software getting blocked). Strangely enough it's also killing Securerom and disksafe (both anti piracy mainstays) as well.  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 19, 2015, 03:56:25 PM
Try going into your task manager, click on the processes tab and end the GWX process. That may get around it.  rubschin:
:thumbsup:

Ta
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 20, 2015, 10:09:11 AM
No guarantees it will work but the GWX process is their get windows 10 taskbar program so as long as the update/upgrade requirement isn't on the server side it should do.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 20, 2015, 10:52:34 PM
No guarantees it will work but the GWX process is their get windows 10 taskbar program so as long as the update/upgrade requirement isn't on the server side it should do.
What happens is the GWX relaunches after a few hours

Still the PC is sort of behaving right now

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 20, 2015, 11:00:55 PM
I figured it would eventually relaunch but you would have enough of a window to download the updates.   Thumbs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 20, 2015, 11:06:31 PM
I figured it would eventually relaunch but you would have enough of a window to download the updates.   Thumbs:
:thumbsup:

But it's weird.  Just tried to install an optional update and it says it is downloading Win 10 again and creating a restore point

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 21, 2015, 04:59:02 AM
I've looked at the automatic updates on my desktop and have about 10 failed attempts to install windows 10 but the rest of the updates and patches have gone through without a hitch but you may want to check yourself to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 21, 2015, 09:05:17 AM
Yep same here

It seems that it says it is going to download Win 10 first but doesn't and then installs the Win 7 updates

I'm going to wait for my other PC to be 'ready' and then install it and see how that goes.  I have a full set of restore discs for that and because it's a full size laptop it just rarely gets used so no tragedy if it's out of action for a week.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 23, 2015, 11:09:21 AM
One test PC now on Win 10

First impressions:  it's rather good

What could possiblxxxx go£$%^& wron~@:

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 05, 2015, 10:57:46 AM
I have to say that apart from having to track down a driver for my aged Notebook, it's all been untraumatic and the all new Windows 10 is better than Windows 7

This sort of means I'm saying "Well done Microsoft.  :thumbsup: "

I'll get over it
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 05, 2015, 11:08:47 AM
From the sounds of things the next update is due to come with a raft of new features...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 05, 2015, 12:19:48 PM
I have to say that apart from having to track down a driver for my aged Notebook, it's all been untraumatic and the all new Windows 10 is better than Windows 7

This sort of means I'm saying "Well done Microsoft.  :thumbsup: "

I'll get over it

 Thumbs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 06, 2015, 12:00:23 PM
 Banghead Banghead Banghead

Why do I open my big fat mouth (well keyboard)

More broken than a broken thing  cussing:

Do not click that 'delete old copies of windows' prompt until you have a full system restore to go back to

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on September 06, 2015, 12:12:24 PM
Banghead Banghead Banghead

Why do I open my big fat mouth (well keyboard)

More broken than a broken thing  cussing:

Do not click that 'delete old copies of windows' prompt until you have a full system restore to go back to

Vista... Thumbs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 06, 2015, 12:20:44 PM
Banghead Banghead Banghead

Why do I open my big fat mouth (well keyboard)

More broken than a broken thing  cussing:

Do not click that 'delete old copies of windows' prompt until you have a full system restore to go back to

facepalm:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 06, 2015, 12:38:20 PM
Banghead Banghead Banghead

Why do I open my big fat mouth (well keyboard)

More broken than a broken thing  cussing:

Do not click that 'delete old copies of windows' prompt until you have a full system restore to go back to

In all honesty it's one of those things that I'd never think about doing, it takes up around 25Gb but unless you have a system with a single hard drive that has limited capacity it's not a problem.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 06, 2015, 12:56:43 PM
Banghead Banghead Banghead

Why do I open my big fat mouth (well keyboard)

More broken than a broken thing  cussing:

Do not click that 'delete old copies of windows' prompt until you have a full system restore to go back to

In all honesty it's one of those things that I'd never think about doing, it takes up around 25Gb but unless you have a system with a single hard drive that has limited capacity it's not a problem.
Yep it's a 200Gb note book with idiot partitions that refused to update the Sat Nav because of insufficient C drive spare

Hit the clear up space icon and it just froze up and would not restart.  Did get to a go back to Win 7 icon but it's effed the registry profile

So I have Win 7 and a new identity

Today I will mostly be learning about registry merging and mending
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 11, 2015, 11:20:35 AM
I now have Windows 20

Well I've had to install it twice, rebuild a profile, fail to find the registry errors and all in all spend several hours of my life I won't get back

And it still wants that missing driver tracked down

But no data lost  :thumbsup:   eeek:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on September 11, 2015, 11:24:21 AM
Last week, mine installed an upgrade then promptly shut down and would only let me log in as a guest. 10 minutes later it re-booted and has been fine since.  Even the touch pad scrolling works again. 
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 11, 2015, 11:27:19 AM
I now have Windows 20

Well I've had to install it twice, rebuild a profile, fail to find the registry errors and all in all spend several hours of my life I won't get back

And it still wants that missing driver tracked down

But no data lost  :thumbsup:   eeek:

What driver is missing?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on September 11, 2015, 11:31:41 AM
I now have Windows 20

Well I've had to install it twice, rebuild a profile, fail to find the registry errors and all in all spend several hours of my life I won't get back

And it still wants that missing driver tracked down

But no data lost  :thumbsup:   eeek:

What driver is missing?  rubschin:

Miss Daisy... rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 11, 2015, 11:33:46 AM
I now have Windows 20

Well I've had to install it twice, rebuild a profile, fail to find the registry errors and all in all spend several hours of my life I won't get back

And it still wants that missing driver tracked down

But no data lost  :thumbsup:   eeek:

What driver is missing?  rubschin:

Miss Daisy... rubschin:

She's working in a different field now  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 11, 2015, 05:20:29 PM
I now have Windows 20

Well I've had to install it twice, rebuild a profile, fail to find the registry errors and all in all spend several hours of my life I won't get back

And it still wants that missing driver tracked down

But no data lost  :thumbsup:   eeek:


What driver is missing?  rubschin:


Miss Daisy... rubschin:


She's working in a different field now  noooo:

 lol:

Asus ACPI driver.  So I find such again and guess what game I get to play again

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uni-play.co.uk%2FProductImages%2F513A.jpg&hash=ebf394d315ff940a81f311cca4023761) (back to Windows 7)

Still at least no shredded profile and registry this time.   So do I give up and stick with Windows 7 or do I twist and boldly go for Windows 30?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on September 12, 2015, 12:24:42 AM
I now have Windows 20

Well I've had to install it twice, rebuild a profile, fail to find the registry errors and all in all spend several hours of my life I won't get back

And it still wants that missing driver tracked down

But no data lost  :thumbsup:   eeek:


What driver is missing?  rubschin:


Miss Daisy... rubschin:


She's working in a different field now  noooo:

 lol:

Asus ACPI driver.  So I find such again and guess what game I get to play again

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uni-play.co.uk%2FProductImages%2F513A.jpg&hash=ebf394d315ff940a81f311cca4023761[/url]) (back to Windows 7)

Still at least no shredded profile and registry this time.   So do I give up and stick with Windows 7 or do I twist and boldly go for Windows 30?


 If you cant spell my name......... noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 12, 2015, 05:40:07 AM
I now have Windows 20

Well I've had to install it twice, rebuild a profile, fail to find the registry errors and all in all spend several hours of my life I won't get back

And it still wants that missing driver tracked down

But no data lost  :thumbsup:   eeek:


What driver is missing?  rubschin:


Miss Daisy... rubschin:


She's working in a different field now  noooo:

 lol:

Asus ACPI driver.  So I find such again and guess what game I get to play again

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uni-play.co.uk%2FProductImages%2F513A.jpg&hash=ebf394d315ff940a81f311cca4023761[/url]) (back to Windows 7)

Still at least no shredded profile and registry this time.   So do I give up and stick with Windows 7 or do I twist and boldly go for Windows 30?


 If you cant spell my name......... noooo:


 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 12, 2015, 09:59:24 AM
 ;D

Well it turns out to be a PISNIC error (Problem in Seattle)

An email floods in from Asus support

Quote
Dear Customer,

Thank you for contacting the Asus Support team. We are sorry to hear that you are having difficulties with your netbook.

With regards to your email, Windows 10 drivers are not available for your machine yet. As soon they are available they will be uploaded on Asus support webpage  . . .

Answer in 10 hours from Asus  :thumbsup:    They know how to get me to buy from them again.

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2015, 06:03:38 PM
Why did so many intelligent pubbers accept a "free upgrade" from Microsod?  rubschin: whistle:



















































 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on September 13, 2015, 06:05:14 PM
Coz it works well.  Twatmonkey.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 13, 2015, 06:06:50 PM
Because support for Win 7 will be ending?  Because Win 8 was a hopeless kluge?  Because it works better (on compatible PCs)?  Because we are just wild arsed risk takers living on the edge?

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2015, 06:55:07 PM
Coz it works well.  Twatmonkey.

Unlike your ickle ankle whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 13, 2015, 07:00:11 PM
Coz it works well.  Twatmonkey.

Going to have to remember that one for times when cockwomble just doesn't cut it.  lol:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on September 13, 2015, 07:34:31 PM
Coz it works well.  Twatmonkey.

Unlike your ickle ankle whistle:

My ankle is in the fortunate position of only supporting 11 stones of a fit and healthy body,  as opposed to 17 stones of ginger, rambling disateration.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 13, 2015, 07:40:18 PM
Coz it works well.  Twatmonkey.

Unlike your ickle ankle whistle:

My ankle is in the fortunate position of only supporting 11 stones of a fit and healthy body,  as opposed to 17 stones of ginger, rambling disateration.
But will it be up to luggage lumping when you're back?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 13, 2015, 07:41:27 PM
Coz it works well.  Twatmonkey.

Unlike your ickle ankle whistle:

My ankle is in the fortunate position of only supporting 11 stones of a fit and healthy body,  as opposed to 17 stones of ginger, rambling disateration.
But will it be up to luggage lumping when you're back?

Jumping not lumping  ::)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on September 13, 2015, 07:47:13 PM
Coz it works well.  Twatmonkey.

Unlike your ickle ankle whistle:

My ankle is in the fortunate position of only supporting 11 stones of a fit and healthy body,  as opposed to 17 stones of ginger, rambling disateration.
But will it be up to luggage lumping when you're back?

I'm the line controller,  I am not expected to lift bags -  although I do to keep fit and it shows I am not "poacher turned gamekeeper".
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2015, 07:49:09 PM
The Jeremy Corbyn of Gatwick  cloud9:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 13, 2015, 08:07:42 PM
Coz it works well.  Twatmonkey.

Unlike your ickle ankle whistle:

My ankle is in the fortunate position of only supporting 11 stones of a fit and healthy body,  as opposed to 17 stones of ginger, rambling disateration.
But will it be up to luggage lumping when you're back?

I'm the line controller,  I am not expected to lift bags -  although I do to keep fit and it shows I am not "poacher turned gamekeeper".
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2015, 05:16:53 AM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 16, 2015, 07:21:56 AM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:

 Popcorn:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 16, 2015, 07:59:18 AM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:

The first rule of new-fangled operating systems. 'Never install it until Service Pack 2 is released'  ::)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2015, 10:20:51 AM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:

 Popcorn:

I dunno.... Shrugs:

It did an update yesterday morning.... this morning it would only boot with the LAN cable unplugged....

Have been out all day so time to investigate now.... ::)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 16, 2015, 10:54:11 AM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:


 Popcorn:


I dunno.... Shrugs:

It did an update yesterday morning.... this morning it would only boot with the LAN cable unplugged....

Have been out all day so time to investigate now.... ::)


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Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2015, 11:00:12 AM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:


 Popcorn:


I dunno.... Shrugs:

It did an update yesterday morning.... this morning it would only boot with the LAN cable unplugged....

Have been out all day so time to investigate now.... ::)


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Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 16, 2015, 11:43:43 AM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:


 Popcorn:


I dunno.... Shrugs:

It did an update yesterday morning.... this morning it would only boot with the LAN cable unplugged....

Have been out all day so time to investigate now.... ::)


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Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2015, 11:49:34 AM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:


 Popcorn:


I dunno.... Shrugs:

It did an update yesterday morning.... this morning it would only boot with the LAN cable unplugged....

Have been out all day so time to investigate now.... ::)


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Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 16, 2015, 12:05:00 PM
Sounds like you need this version of Windows...  rubschin:

Windows RG (http://www.deanliou.com/WinRG/WinRG2.htm)

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2015, 12:19:12 PM
Sounds like you need this version of Windows...  rubschin:

Windows RG ([url]http://www.deanliou.com/WinRG/WinRG2.htm[/url])


 ;D
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2015, 04:48:15 PM
I think it is a hardware (PSU) problem....  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2015, 05:15:08 PM
I am so sensible I never fell for this idiotic techno frenzy  angel1
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 16, 2015, 05:57:10 PM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:


 Popcorn:


I dunno.... Shrugs:

It did an update yesterday morning.... this morning it would only boot with the LAN cable unplugged....

Have been out all day so time to investigate now.... ::)


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Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2015, 06:25:05 PM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:


 Popcorn:


I dunno.... Shrugs:

It did an update yesterday morning.... this morning it would only boot with the LAN cable unplugged....

Have been out all day so time to investigate now.... ::)


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My introduction to real computers was HP BASIC on one of these...


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It was the first computer system I ever really understood.... and led to a whole career and business based on HP BASIC...  cloud9:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2015, 06:28:13 PM
When I graduated in 1977 I went to werk for IBM as a trainee PR Manager. I was given the job of setting up an exhibition to introduce the "word processor" to the UK. Golf ball typewriter with a big box attached to it. You try explaining word processing to folks used to carbon paper  noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 16, 2015, 06:34:14 PM
When I was at Uni I was offered the chance to change my course to Electronics with Computer Science

I said no  doh: doh: doh:

I could have been rich.  But I couldn't be arsed as it seemed boring

  noooo:

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2015, 06:35:57 PM
I resigned from IBM after six months and went back to university to study Victorian literature   cloud9:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 16, 2015, 06:42:20 PM
I resigned from IBM after six months and went back to university to study Victorian literature and  become a human being again cloud9:
corrected for you
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2015, 06:43:58 PM
When I graduated in 1977 I went to werk for IBM as a trainee PR Manager. I was given the job of setting up an exhibition to introduce the "word processor" to the UK. Golf ball typewriter with a big box attached to it. You try explaining word processing to folks used to carbon paper  noooo: noooo:


When I left Bog Street Comprehensive in 1976 I went to werk for a company in Slough selling HP kit (see above)...

Apart from the HP 85 we also sold the HP-125...


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It ran CP/M so I organised a sales thing with all the secretaries from the Slough trading estate to demonstrte the power of the Word processor (HP-125 running WordStar)...

You try explaining word processing to folks used to carbon paper  noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2015, 06:44:57 PM
I resigned from IBM after six months and went back to university to study Victorian literature and  become a human being again cloud9:
corrected for you
Quite so. I threw my compulsory blue tie into the Thames at Chiswick  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 16, 2015, 08:49:50 PM
. .You try explaining word processing to folks  . . .
I bet you told them it'd make producing documents quicker.  And did it?  noooo:

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Uncle Mort on September 16, 2015, 09:11:25 PM
. .You try explaining word processing to folks  . . .
I bet you told them it'd make producing documents quicker.  And did it?  noooo:

It certainly did. I was in charge of bringing word processors into the company back in the dark ages. The secretaries and typing pool (that tells you how long ago it was) took to them immediately. I'd bought two to start with and it was handbags at dawn for access to them.

Boosted my standing with the girls as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 16, 2015, 11:02:44 PM
. .You try explaining word processing to folks  . . .
I bet you told them it'd make producing documents quicker.  And did it?  noooo:

It certainly did. I was in charge of bringing word processors into the company back in the dark ages. The secretaries and typing pool (that tells you how long ago it was) took to them immediately. I'd bought two to start with and it was handbags at dawn for access to them.

Boosted my standing with the girls as well  :thumbsup:
But the way it's panned out, word processing actually slows down final document production.  When it was typed people would think twice before requesting changes, now a document is iterated so many times as everyone gets their input- because it's easy to make changes.

Arguably we get better final documents but quicker?   noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 17, 2015, 10:00:48 AM
New power supply fitted....  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 17, 2015, 10:48:22 AM
New power supply fitted....  whistle:


Clever boy.  pathead:

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Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 17, 2015, 10:54:43 AM
New power supply fitted....  whistle:


Clever boy.  pathead:

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 evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: tel on September 18, 2015, 09:00:12 AM
A Windows update nightmare scenario situation....  evil:


 Popcorn:


I dunno.... Shrugs:

It did an update yesterday morning.... this morning it would only boot with the LAN cable unplugged....

Have been out all day so time to investigate now.... ::)


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Ah, COBOL. programmed in that from 70,s thru to 2000 ish.
It's still going strong although there are not may programmers left. Loadsa finance/banking system still running on it.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2015, 10:40:46 AM
I remember programming in COBOL when i was in college, made a hell of a lot more sense than Pascal did at the time,  cloud9:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 18, 2015, 11:04:42 AM
I remember programming in COBOL when i was in college, made a hell of a lot more sense than Pascal did at the time,  cloud9:
Still good money to be had in those languages

A nuclear power station I know of had (and for all I know still has) a key part of its back up safety system written in ALGOL.  When I asked why they said they daren't touch it.  They figured it was cheaper to keep the 1970's vintage processing host running than try to get a new write certified.

Coral 66 anyone?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on September 18, 2015, 11:33:55 AM
I remember programming in COBOL when i was in college, made a hell of a lot more sense than Pascal did at the time,  cloud9:
Still good money to be had in those languages

A nuclear power station I know of had (and for all I know still has) a key part of its back up safety system written in ALGOL.  When I asked why they said they daren't touch it.  They figured it was cheaper to keep the 1970's vintage processing host running than try to get a new write certified.

Coral 66 anyone?

The bookmakers...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2015, 12:16:28 PM
I remember programming in COBOL when i was in college, made a hell of a lot more sense than Pascal did at the time,  cloud9:
Still good money to be had in those languages

A nuclear power station I know of had (and for all I know still has) a key part of its back up safety system written in ALGOL.  When I asked why they said they daren't touch it.  They figured it was cheaper to keep the 1970's vintage processing host running than try to get a new write certified.

Coral 66 anyone?

I loved COBOL because it was so close to English in comparison which made the paperwork a hell of a lot easier to put together. (Yes I know you are supposed to do the algorithms and flowcharts first but the college was so hell bent on trying to teach JSP that they just managed to confuse most of us.  It didn't take long before we realised that we got better marks by writing the program then making up all the paperwork to fit.  whistle: )
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 18, 2015, 12:46:30 PM
Readable at line level, nigh on incomprehensible at programme level

Bit like my posts?  redface:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2015, 01:04:03 PM
The only real problem I had with using it back in the day was when I had to incorporate octal into programs. That system made no bloody sense whatsoever.  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 18, 2015, 04:10:36 PM
The only real problem I had with using it back in the day was when I had to incorporate octal into programs. That system made no bloody sense whatsoever.  noooo:
Yep

Octal -> Pieces of Eight -> guess what tomorrow is
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: tel on September 18, 2015, 05:14:45 PM
The only real problem I had with using it back in the day was when I had to incorporate octal into programs. That system made no bloody sense whatsoever.  noooo:

I had to embed hex into COBOL programs to send data to a laser printer - Canon told me I was the first in the UK to do it. Unfortunately no one else in my team could get their heads around it and so all future wierd and wonderful stuff got dropped on me, like outputting to Oracle database, Word and Excel, nearly always wanted yesterday.

Did octal, binary etc at school. We were the first year to do what was then called "Modern Maths", Boolean algebra and stuff. Unfortunately they introduced it at the beginning of the first term of 4th year, so we had to forget 3 years of trad maths and only had 2 years before taking O levels. That was fun, many people could not hack it at all.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on September 18, 2015, 06:09:35 PM
The only real problem I had with using it back in the day was when I had to incorporate octal into programs. That system made no bloody sense whatsoever.  noooo:

I had to embed hex into COBOL programs to send data to a laser printer - Canon told me I was the first in the UK to do it. Unfortunately no one else in my team could get their heads around it and so all future wierd and wonderful stuff got dropped on me, like outputting to Oracle database, Word and Excel, nearly always wanted yesterday.

Did octal, binary etc at school. We were the first year to do what was then callec "Modern Maths", Boolean algebra and stuff. Unfortunately they introduced it at the beginning of the first term of 4th year, so wad to forget 3 years of trad maths and only had 2 years before taking O levels. That was fun, many people could not hack it all.
worthy:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on September 18, 2015, 09:05:53 PM
The only real problem I had with using it back in the day was when I had to incorporate octal into programs. That system made no bloody sense whatsoever.  noooo:
Yep

Octal -> Pieces of Eight -> guess what tomorrow is

Arrrrrr  Thumbs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 08, 2015, 10:09:52 AM
Overall, I have decided that Windows 10 is a bit shit really...

It certainly doesn't seem to be any faster than 7 after an upgrade or ten....

...and I'm using Windows 7 'apps' for picture viewing and movie playing in preference to the Win10 ones which just don't seem to work reliably on my PC....

Should have known really...  sadsmiley30:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on October 08, 2015, 10:43:16 AM
I'm back on Win 7 too but if like me you revert back and use the Windows Essentials security then check it is still there.

Mine had been stripped out and it will not reload.   pcwhack:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 08, 2015, 11:20:00 AM
I'm back on Win 7 too but if like me you revert back and use the Windows Essentials security then check it is still there.

Mine had been stripped out and it will not reload.   pcwhack:

Bollox! I don't have the option to return to Win7 - Bastard thing must have deleted it!  cussing:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on October 08, 2015, 11:34:08 AM
I'm back on Win 7 too but if like me you revert back and use the Windows Essentials security then check it is still there.

Mine had been stripped out and it will not reload.   pcwhack:

Bollox! I don't have the option to return to Win7 - Bastard thing must have deleted it!  cussing:
It can be hard to find but it should still be there

I have to rush out now so suggest googling
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 08, 2015, 11:34:29 AM
From what I've heard the revert option is only valid for a month after upgrading...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on October 08, 2015, 11:36:07 AM
From what I've heard the revert option is only valid for a month after upgrading...  rubschin:
Ah yes, that is true.

Marooned in Windows 10 land he is  tunble:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 08, 2015, 11:37:50 AM
From what I've heard the revert option is only valid for a month after upgrading...  rubschin:
Ah yes, that is true.

Marooned in Windows 10 land he is  tunble:

Do a clean install of Win7 you say...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 08, 2015, 12:16:08 PM
From what I've heard the revert option is only valid for a month after upgrading...  rubschin:
Ah yes, that is true.

Marooned in Windows 10 land he is  tunble:

Snoozed and losed he did, install from scratch have to he will...  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 08, 2015, 12:22:04 PM
From what I've heard the revert option is only valid for a month after upgrading...  rubschin:
Ah yes, that is true.

Marooned in Windows 10 land he is  tunble:

Snoozed and losed he did, install from scratch have to he will...  noooo:

 evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on October 08, 2015, 08:06:14 PM
From what I've heard the revert option is only valid for a month after upgrading...  rubschin:
Ah yes, that is true.

Marooned in Windows 10 land he is  tunble:

Snoozed and losed he did, install from scratch have to he will...  noooo:
happy002:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 08, 2015, 11:36:34 PM
From what I've heard the revert option is only valid for a month after upgrading...  rubschin:
Ah yes, that is true.

Marooned in Windows 10 land he is  tunble:

Snoozed and losed he did, install from scratch have to he will...  noooo:

 evil:

Fault yours it is, used the farce you did...  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2015, 07:54:19 AM
I nearly burst my Aorta yesterday trying to convert 20 MP4 files to MP3 and then burn a CD with them on...  cussing:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on October 21, 2015, 09:43:52 AM
I nearly burst my Aorta yesterday trying to convert 20 MP4 files to MP3 and then burn a CD with them on...  cussing:

PICNIC..... whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2015, 09:45:49 AM
I nearly burst my Aorta yesterday trying to convert 20 MP4 files to MP3 and then burn a CD with them on...  cussing:

PICNIC..... whistle:

BOLLOCKS!  cussing:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2015, 11:16:47 AM
Not particularly good timing from the Micro$oft people...  whistle:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs30.postimg.org%2F5bzsko8nh%2Fwin10.jpg&hash=bd7beac98102e11b14d533e7f35cd523) (http://postimg.org/image/5bzsko8nh/)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on October 21, 2015, 11:22:18 AM
Some of us had the sense not to "upgrade" angel1
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on October 21, 2015, 11:25:59 AM
Some of us had the sense not to "upgrade" angel1
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2015, 11:37:05 AM
 sad32: sad32: sad32:

Just ordered a new SSD so I can do a clean install of 7...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on October 21, 2015, 11:37:34 AM
 point: point: point: point: point:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2015, 11:39:44 AM
point: point: point: point: point:

Bugger....  cry:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2015, 11:41:48 AM
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 21, 2015, 12:43:29 PM
Had no problems with Windows 10 so far, been able to convert and burn CD's without a problem as well.  whistle:

Maybe it's an age thing...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2015, 01:08:29 PM
Had no problems with Windows 10 so far, been able to convert and burn CD's without a problem as well.  whistle:

Maybe it's an age thing...  rubschin:

 evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 21, 2015, 01:10:04 PM
Had no problems with Windows 10 so far, been able to convert and burn CD's without a problem as well.  whistle:

Maybe it's an age thing...  rubschin:

 evil:

Surely you've heard of the rule that says if you can't figure out how to use a techy gadget ask someone younger to show you how. God knows I've had to demonstrate enough stuff for the elderly noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on October 21, 2015, 01:12:34 PM
Had no problems with Windows 10 so far, been able to convert and burn CD's without a problem as well.  whistle:

Maybe it's an age thing...  rubschin:

 evil:

Surely you've heard of the rule that says if you can't figure out how to use a techy gadget ask someone younger to show you how. God knows I've had to demonstrate enough stuff for the elderly noooo:

Well he won't have a problem finding someone younger....... whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on October 21, 2015, 01:13:53 PM
 drumroll:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2015, 01:16:07 PM
 sad32: sad32: sad32:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 24, 2015, 02:36:45 PM

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimg.org%2F5aaqtnrpb%2Fsuccess.jpg&hash=97e9246d70ba0e85130cd3390824ffb2) (http://postimg.org/image/5aaqtnrpb/)

 scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Uncle Mort on October 24, 2015, 03:45:10 PM
I have been at the "6 hours" stage a few times  Banghead
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on October 24, 2015, 07:32:15 PM
After a few teething problems, mine seems fine now and is definitely somewhat quicker. Most odd  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 25, 2015, 05:27:49 AM
After a few teething problems, mine seems fine now and is definitely somewhat quicker. Most odd  rubschin:

I'll build a new '7' installation and run some comparisons...  ;)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 27, 2015, 01:53:38 PM
...and thre fucking sound stops working every now and then requiring a reboot!  cussing:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on October 27, 2015, 02:54:16 PM
...and thre fucking sound stops working every now and then requiring a reboot!  cussing:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdishingpc.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F07%2Fpicnic1.jpg&hash=1c75f1eb3353d96d21bf8261a3a9724f)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 27, 2015, 02:56:34 PM
...and thre fucking sound stops working every now and then requiring a reboot!  cussing:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdishingpc.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F07%2Fpicnic1.jpg&hash=1c75f1eb3353d96d21bf8261a3a9724f[/url])


 evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on October 27, 2015, 03:42:36 PM
 point: point:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on October 27, 2015, 04:11:18 PM
...and thre fucking sound stops working every now and then requiring a reboot!  cussing:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdishingpc.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F07%2Fpicnic1.jpg&hash=1c75f1eb3353d96d21bf8261a3a9724f[/url])

happy001
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on October 28, 2015, 12:28:05 AM
...and thre fucking sound stops working every now and then requiring a reboot!  cussing:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdishingpc.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F07%2Fpicnic1.jpg&hash=1c75f1eb3353d96d21bf8261a3a9724f[/url])

happy001


 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 28, 2015, 12:53:02 AM
point: point:

Before you laugh too much your past technological exploits explain why there is a nic in picnic  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 02, 2015, 12:50:00 PM
Windows 7 here I come!  :thumbsup:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs15.postimg.org%2F7k48fw01j%2FP1020381.jpg&hash=1b69719d5a2ad7f295a173ab4937b230) (http://postimg.org/image/7k48fw01j/)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 02, 2015, 01:47:25 PM
I'm back like!  cloud9:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on November 02, 2015, 01:55:03 PM
I'm back like!  cloud9:

H w's your so nd wor ing n w?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYpQyJ_bTiw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYpQyJ_bTiw)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 02, 2015, 02:02:27 PM
I'm back like!  cloud9:

H w's your so nd wor ing n w?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYpQyJ_bTiw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYpQyJ_bTiw)

 lol: lol: lol:

Better than ever!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 04, 2015, 02:31:47 AM
Apparently the big all singing all dancing upgrade could be launched in less than a week...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 04, 2015, 07:56:52 AM
Apparently the big all singing all dancing upgrade could be launched in less than a week...  rubschin:

Upgrade you say....?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on November 04, 2015, 08:00:53 AM
Some of us have more sense than to have anything to do with Windows "upgrades"  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on November 04, 2015, 08:26:57 AM
Some of us have more sense than to have anything to do with Windows "upgrades"  whistle:

And yet my Windows 10 upgrade has been relatively painless. Perhaps those who have suffered are colossal PICNICs?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on November 04, 2015, 08:37:11 AM
BM is an mong, you say? rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 04, 2015, 08:40:56 AM
Some of us have more sense than to have anything to do with Windows "upgrades"  whistle:


And yet my Windows 10 upgrade has been relatively painless. Perhaps those who have suffered are colossal PICNICs?


 evil:

I guess it depends on the hardware and software or summat - logically it is unlikely to work for all of the people all of the time.... It said my laptop was not suitable but my desktop was...

Logically when it analyses your computer for suitability there must be a grey area between those that are a perfect fit and those it will never work on.... even then, without analysing every software package (or ap ::) ) that you use there will be outliers that mean the Window$ experience is less than satisfactory...

I guess your rather simple system and needs were a shoe-in....?


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2F5883da117%2F477514298_314.jpg&hash=24af572ed5d9098a1cb4f6f0d8e605ae) (http://postimg.org/image/5883da117/)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on November 04, 2015, 09:12:38 AM
Some of us have more sense than to have anything to do with Windows "upgrades"  whistle:


And yet my Windows 10 upgrade has been relatively painless. Perhaps those who have suffered are colossal PICNICs?


 evil:

I guess
it depends on the hardware and software or summat - logically it is unlikely to work for all of the people all of the time.... It said my laptop was not suitable but my desktop was...

Logically when it analyses your computer for suitability there must be a grey area between those that are a perfect fit and those it will never work on.... even then, without analysing every software package (or ap ::) ) that you use there will be outliers that mean the Window$ experience is less than satisfactory...

I guess your rather simple system and needs were a shoe-in....?


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2F5883da117%2F477514298_314.jpg&hash=24af572ed5d9098a1cb4f6f0d8e605ae[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/5883da117/[/url])


Lots of guessing hardly forms a coherent case...logically the conclusion is that PICNICism is alive and well in Cyprus  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 04, 2015, 09:19:01 AM
Some of us have more sense than to have anything to do with Windows "upgrades"  whistle:


And yet my Windows 10 upgrade has been relatively painless. Perhaps those who have suffered are colossal PICNICs?


 evil:

I guess
it depends on the hardware and software or summat - logically it is unlikely to work for all of the people all of the time.... It said my laptop was not suitable but my desktop was...

Logically when it analyses your computer for suitability there must be a grey area between those that are a perfect fit and those it will never work on.... even then, without analysing every software package (or ap ::) ) that you use there will be outliers that mean the Window$ experience is less than satisfactory...

I guess your rather simple system and needs were a shoe-in....?


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2F5883da117%2F477514298_314.jpg&hash=24af572ed5d9098a1cb4f6f0d8e605ae[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/5883da117/[/url])


Lots of guessing hardly forms a coherent case...logically the conclusion is that PICNICism is alive and well in Cyprus  whistle:


Perhaps my PC is hampered in some way....?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on November 04, 2015, 10:43:00 AM
Some of us have more sense than to have anything to do with Windows "upgrades"  whistle:

And yet my Windows 10 upgrade has been relatively painless. Perhaps those who have suffered are colossal PICNICs?
noooo:

It works very well with compatible PCs and software.  Sadly Microshit told people with incompatible PCs and Software that their's was 100% compatible.  Press ganged beta testers we were.

PISNIC
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 05, 2015, 12:57:58 AM
Some of us have more sense than to have anything to do with Windows "upgrades"  whistle:


And yet my Windows 10 upgrade has been relatively painless. Perhaps those who have suffered are colossal PICNICs?


 evil:

I guess
it depends on the hardware and software or summat - logically it is unlikely to work for all of the people all of the time.... It said my laptop was not suitable but my desktop was...

Logically when it analyses your computer for suitability there must be a grey area between those that are a perfect fit and those it will never work on.... even then, without analysing every software package (or ap ::) ) that you use there will be outliers that mean the Window$ experience is less than satisfactory...

I guess your rather simple system and needs were a shoe-in....?


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2F5883da117%2F477514298_314.jpg&hash=24af572ed5d9098a1cb4f6f0d8e605ae[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/5883da117/[/url])


Lots of guessing hardly forms a coherent case...logically the conclusion is that PICNICism is alive and well in Cyprus  whistle:


A PICNIC basket case you say...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 05, 2015, 09:29:32 PM
It has just fecking popped up again!  cussing:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on November 05, 2015, 10:49:51 PM
It has just fecking popped up again!  cussing:

 whistle:

Worked for me (https://github.com/rn10950/I-Dont-Want-Windows-10/releases)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 06, 2015, 12:25:19 AM
It has just fecking popped up again!  cussing:
If you say yes it stops.popping  up...   whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 06, 2015, 05:19:27 AM
It has just fecking popped up again!  cussing:
If you say yes it stops.popping  up...   whistle:

 evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: tel on November 06, 2015, 09:38:03 AM
MS will be pushing out 10 to all users, it will not be optional.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on November 06, 2015, 09:41:57 AM
MS will be pushing out 10 to all users, it will not be optional.
scared2:

How can they make that happen? 
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on November 06, 2015, 09:42:23 AM
 scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: tel on November 06, 2015, 11:26:10 AM
MS will be pushing out 10 to all users, it will not be optional.
scared2:

How can they make that happen?

You sign up for Windows update, you get 10. Will no longer be an option.
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 06, 2015, 12:54:09 PM
MS will be pushing out 10 to all users, it will not be optional.
scared2:

How can they make that happen?

You sign up for Windows update, you get 10. Will no longer be an option.

 Banghead
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on November 06, 2015, 01:25:17 PM
MS will be pushing out 10 to all users, it will not be optional.

 scared2:

How can they make that happen?


You sign up for Windows update, you get 10. Will no longer be an option.

They'd get a class action in the USA for all the incompatible PCs thus knackered

They've made updates compulsory once you've updated to 10 but that's probably common sense.


But I'm still livid that Microshit could provide this completely false assessment

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs10.postimg.org%2Fxwz36lbqt%2FWin_10_compat.jpg&hash=4d5e44220f55117a4d30e3fb0a3f07d3) (http://postimg.org/image/xwz36lbqt/)

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 06, 2015, 02:19:30 PM
I did a clean install of Win 7 on a new (probably faster) SSD so not a true comparison but the experience is significantly better than Win 10...

Even the recycle bin icon is nicer...  lol:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 06, 2015, 11:23:28 PM
I did a clean install of Win 7 on a new (probably faster) SSD so not a true comparison but the experience is significantly better than Win 10...

Even the recycle bin icon is nicer...  lol:

And the installation files for your Windows 10 upgrade will have already downloaded onto your pc...  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 07, 2015, 05:27:14 AM
I did a clean install of Win 7 on a new (probably faster) SSD so not a true comparison but the experience is significantly better than Win 10...

Even the recycle bin icon is nicer...  lol:

And the installation files for your Windows 10 upgrade will have already downloaded onto your pc...  whistle:

I know...  evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 10, 2015, 04:22:46 AM
https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/ (https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/)

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 10, 2015, 07:37:02 AM
https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/ (https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/)

 rubschin:

You try it first...  ;)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on November 10, 2015, 09:58:04 AM
https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/ (https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/)

 rubschin:

You try it first...  ;)
:thumbsup:

I'll try it last
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 13, 2015, 06:07:03 AM
Threshold update downloading as we speak.....  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 13, 2015, 06:53:48 AM
Threshold update downloading as we speak.....  scared2:

 scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 13, 2015, 07:38:19 AM
Well so far I don't see any difference...  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on November 13, 2015, 10:51:04 AM
Well so far I don't see any difference...  scared2:
because it attacks the eyes first? 
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 13, 2015, 10:55:46 AM
Well so far I don't see any difference...  scared2:
because it attacks the eyes first?

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 14, 2015, 01:52:50 PM
It looks like it didn't update for some reason. Just booted my laptop up after running the update again last night and you can certainly tell when you've done it. When you log in for the first time you get some new screens before Windows starts saying saying hi they've just updated your computer, your files are safe and Windows has some tweaks and improvements to make it even better.  Thumbs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on November 14, 2015, 02:25:33 PM
It looks like it didn't update for some reason. Just booted my laptop up after running the update again last night and you can certainly tell when you've done it. When you log in for the first time you get some new screens before Windows starts saying saying hi they've just updated your computer, your files are safe and Windows has some tweaks and improvements to make it even better.  Thumbs:

Upgrade to Windows 10 you say...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 14, 2015, 03:49:32 PM
It looks like it didn't update for some reason. Just booted my laptop up after running the update again last night and you can certainly tell when you've done it. When you log in for the first time you get some new screens before Windows starts saying saying hi they've just updated your computer, your files are safe and Windows has some tweaks and improvements to make it even better.  Thumbs:

Upgrade to Windows 10 you say...?  rubschin:

Your computer will probably update to it automatically in a few weeks anyway...  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on November 27, 2015, 12:19:36 AM
Well no problems seen since downloading the update, half considering setting up Cortana now...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 03, 2016, 03:02:42 PM
And so it begins...

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically (http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically)

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on February 03, 2016, 03:14:25 PM
And so it begins...

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically[/url])

 rubschin:


I saw that the other day....  ::)

It is an amazing coincidence that over the past couple of weeks my Win 7 system seems to have slowed down considerably....  evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on February 03, 2016, 03:16:35 PM
And so it begins...

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically[/url])

 rubschin:


I saw that the other day....  ::)

It is an amazing coincidence that over the past couple of weeks my Win 7 system seems to have slowed down considerably....  evil:


My vista is knackered too........ noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 03, 2016, 03:23:20 PM
And so it begins...

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically[/url])

 rubschin:


I saw that the other day....  ::)

It is an amazing coincidence that over the past couple of weeks my Win 7 system seems to have slowed down considerably....  evil:


Strange, my win 7 system has been getting speedy quick lately...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on February 03, 2016, 03:26:41 PM
And so it begins...

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically[/url])

 rubschin:


I saw that the other day....  ::)

It is an amazing coincidence that over the past couple of weeks my Win 7 system seems to have slowed down considerably....  evil:


Strange, my win 7 system has been getting speedy quick lately...  rubschin:


Perhaps it is the porn then...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on February 03, 2016, 04:58:31 PM
And so it begins...

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/640295/Windows-10-Update-Recommended-Microsoft-Automatically[/url])

 rubschin:

 evil:

Anyone else had that email from them saying Live Mail won't work for you anymore (because we'd rather you pay for full Outlook) but here's a free update (that will fuck up your email forever)

If this was all a plan to end the steady march of Android and IOS taking their lunch they have got it well wrong

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 03, 2016, 05:17:15 PM
Mozilla Thunderbird is a good free outlook client Steve.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/ (https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on February 03, 2016, 05:42:36 PM
Mozilla Thunderbird is a good free outlook client Steve.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/ (https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/)
Cheers  :thumbsup:

Whatever you do don't try that idiot email client they bundle with Windows 10.  Serious chance of dying laughing or smashing screen with fist
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 06, 2016, 09:28:17 PM
Hmmm Win XP could be about to make a comeback...  lol:

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2016%2F05%2F06%2F10%2F33DFA1B500000578-3571057-Lee_was_born_in_the_90_s_and_the_first_ever_computer_that_his_fa-a-11_1462525426859.jpg&hash=3ff1f6c785713c00d512aa39c90dc965)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on May 06, 2016, 10:34:44 PM
Hmmm Win XP could be about to make a comeback...  lol:

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2016%2F05%2F06%2F10%2F33DFA1B500000578-3571057-Lee_was_born_in_the_90_s_and_the_first_ever_computer_that_his_fa-a-11_1462525426859.jpg&hash=3ff1f6c785713c00d512aa39c90dc965[/url])

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url])

 noooo:

That is beyond sad
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on May 07, 2016, 05:34:56 AM
Hmmm Win XP could be about to make a comeback...  lol:

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2016%2F05%2F06%2F10%2F33DFA1B500000578-3571057-Lee_was_born_in_the_90_s_and_the_first_ever_computer_that_his_fa-a-11_1462525426859.jpg&hash=3ff1f6c785713c00d512aa39c90dc965[/url])

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url])

 noooo:

That is beyond sad

Indeed so, what sort of idiot would buy an Apple watch?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on May 07, 2016, 06:31:58 AM
Hmmm Win XP could be about to make a comeback...  lol:

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2016%2F05%2F06%2F10%2F33DFA1B500000578-3571057-Lee_was_born_in_the_90_s_and_the_first_ever_computer_that_his_fa-a-11_1462525426859.jpg&hash=3ff1f6c785713c00d512aa39c90dc965[/url])

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url])

 noooo:

That is beyond sad

Indeed so, what sort of idiot would buy an Apple watch?


 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 08, 2016, 07:33:12 PM
Hmmm Win XP could be about to make a comeback...  lol:

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2016%2F05%2F06%2F10%2F33DFA1B500000578-3571057-Lee_was_born_in_the_90_s_and_the_first_ever_computer_that_his_fa-a-11_1462525426859.jpg&hash=3ff1f6c785713c00d512aa39c90dc965[/url])

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url])

 noooo:

That is beyond sad

Indeed so, what sort of idiot would buy an Apple watch?


 lol: lol: lol:


I'm half expecting to hear tales of woe when some numbskull tries to do the same thing with a Moto G watch...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on May 08, 2016, 07:36:59 PM
Hmmm Win XP could be about to make a comeback...  lol:

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2016%2F05%2F06%2F10%2F33DFA1B500000578-3571057-Lee_was_born_in_the_90_s_and_the_first_ever_computer_that_his_fa-a-11_1462525426859.jpg&hash=3ff1f6c785713c00d512aa39c90dc965[/url])

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url])

 noooo:

That is beyond sad

Indeed so, what sort of idiot would buy an Apple watch?


 lol: lol: lol:


I'm half expecting to hear tales of woe when some numbskull tries to do the same thing with a Moto G watch...  rubschin:
lol: lol: lol:

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on May 08, 2016, 07:45:21 PM
Hmmm Win XP could be about to make a comeback...  lol:

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2016%2F05%2F06%2F10%2F33DFA1B500000578-3571057-Lee_was_born_in_the_90_s_and_the_first_ever_computer_that_his_fa-a-11_1462525426859.jpg&hash=3ff1f6c785713c00d512aa39c90dc965[/url])

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571057/Hacker-takes-nostalgic-trip-time-installing-Windows-95-run-Apple-Watch.html[/url])

 noooo:

That is beyond sad

Indeed so, what sort of idiot would buy an Apple watch?


 lol: lol: lol:


I'm half expecting to hear tales of woe when some numbskull tries to do the same thing with a Moto G watch...  rubschin:


 evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 06, 2016, 06:12:13 PM
The Windows 10 Anniversary update is currently downloading on to my laptop....16% so far  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 06, 2016, 07:04:10 PM
The Windows 10 Anniversary update is currently downloading on to my laptop....16% so far  scared2:
we salute those who boldly go where will will follow just as long as we hear from you again

Anniversary.01 for me (or even .02)
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 06, 2016, 08:35:38 PM
Wasn't by my choice, Windows decided to do it of it's own accord.....  eeek:

I'm starting to wonder if this is the Skynet edition....  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on August 06, 2016, 09:02:20 PM
Wasn't by my choice, Windows decided to do it of it's own accord.....  eeek:

I'm starting to wonder if this is the Skynet edition....  scared2:
scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on August 07, 2016, 05:01:41 AM
Wasn't by my choice, Windows decided to do it of it's own accord.....  eeek:

I'm starting to wonder if this is the Skynet edition....  scared2:
scared2: scared2:
scared2: scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on August 07, 2016, 12:08:03 PM
Wasn't by my choice, Windows decided to do it of it's own accord.....  eeek:

I'm starting to wonder if this is the Skynet edition....  scared2:

My laptop is away being "de-10ed"...... noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 10, 2016, 02:10:57 PM
Well the update seems to have been installed so I now have access to all of the new shiny bells and whistles that Microsoft have said the users want.





Cant see any difference to be honest.  noooo:

Still want to have voice control on the laptop but have found a program that will allow that as well as play a response to any command given......  rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 11, 2016, 06:52:16 PM
It appears that I was wrong about the anniversary update as I booted up my laptop THREE BLOODY HOURS AGO and it's still updating now. Currently showing at 42℅, updating to 10 from 8.1 didn't take this bloody long.  cussing:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 11, 2016, 08:14:57 PM
Four hours and ten minutes later the update has finished and I have a new 'connect' app showing....  rubschin:

Other than that I haven't seen any difference yet.....  scared2:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 31, 2017, 02:25:02 AM
So it looks like there may still be a loophole to allow Win 7 and 8 users to upgrade to 10 for free.......?  rubschin:

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/811092/Windows-10-creators-update-download-free (http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/811092/Windows-10-creators-update-download-free)

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on May 31, 2017, 06:18:26 AM
So it looks like there may still be a loophole to allow Win 7 and 8 users to upgrade to 10 for free.......?  rubschin:

[url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/811092/Windows-10-creators-update-download-free[/url] ([url]http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/811092/Windows-10-creators-update-download-free[/url])

 :thumbsup:

Might just give that a try having recovered a Win 7 PC that had been in a cupboard since 2014
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 31, 2017, 11:28:11 PM
Well volunteered Steve, let us know how the licensing works out...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on June 01, 2017, 09:12:56 AM
Well volunteered Steve, let us know how the licensing works out...  :thumbsup:
scared2:

There is one point.  I had this Asus notebook that I upgraded to Win 10 and it then demanded all sorts of drivers that have yet to be published.  So I converted back and it never was the same again, MSE wouldn't work so I had to use than pain in the neck AVG.  Outlook suddenly demanding so much processing power the poor little thing overheated regularly and would randomly shutdown

So "I might just" can also mean "I must just not"
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Nick on June 01, 2017, 09:45:10 AM
Microsoft  noooo:
Upgrade  noooo:

Avoid! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2017, 09:57:53 AM
I thought 10 was shite when I tried it...  noooo:

I'll hang on to 7 and hope there is something better when it expires.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 05, 2017, 03:06:46 PM
I thought 10 was shite when I tried it...  noooo:

I'll hang on to 7 and hope there is something better when it expires.  :thumbsup:

New laptop has Windows 10 and with a bit of configuring and de-bloating I'm actually really liking it...  Thumbs:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 05, 2017, 03:23:03 PM
I thought 10 was shite when I tried it...  noooo:

I'll hang on to 7 and hope there is something better when it expires.  :thumbsup:

New laptop has Windows 10 and with a bit of configuring and de-bloating I'm actually really liking it...  Thumbs:

Translation: He's read the instructions this time around....  whistle:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 05, 2017, 03:26:03 PM
I thought 10 was shite when I tried it...  noooo:

I'll hang on to 7 and hope there is something better when it expires.  :thumbsup:

New laptop has Windows 10 and with a bit of configuring and de-bloating I'm actually really liking it...  Thumbs:

Translation: He's read the instructions this time around....  whistle:

 evil:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 05, 2017, 03:27:23 PM
I thought 10 was shite when I tried it...  noooo:

I'll hang on to 7 and hope there is something better when it expires.  :thumbsup:

New laptop has Windows 10 and with a bit of configuring and de-bloating I'm actually really liking it...  Thumbs:

Translation: He's read the instructions this time around....  whistle:

 evil:

I notice that wasn't a denial...  point:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 05, 2017, 03:41:42 PM
I thought 10 was shite when I tried it...  noooo:

I'll hang on to 7 and hope there is something better when it expires.  :thumbsup:

New laptop has Windows 10 and with a bit of configuring and de-bloating I'm actually really liking it...  Thumbs:

Translation: He's read the instructions this time around....  whistle:

 evil:

I notice that wasn't a denial...  point:

 cussing:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on October 05, 2017, 03:42:15 PM
I thought 10 was shite when I tried it...  noooo:

I'll hang on to 7 and hope there is something better when it expires.  :thumbsup:

New laptop has Windows 10 and with a bit of configuring and de-bloating I'm actually really liking it...  Thumbs:

Translation: He's read the instructions this time around....  whistle:

 evil:

I notice that wasn't a denial...  point:

 cussing:

(https://wordery.com/jackets/79d4fef6/m/9781119310617.jpg)

 rubschin:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on October 05, 2017, 03:45:06 PM
I thought 10 was shite when I tried it...  noooo:

I'll hang on to 7 and hope there is something better when it expires.  :thumbsup:

New laptop has Windows 10 and with a bit of configuring and de-bloating I'm actually really liking it...  Thumbs:

Translation: He's read the instructions this time around....  whistle:

 evil:

I notice that wasn't a denial...  point:

 cussing:

(https://wordery.com/jackets/79d4fef6/m/9781119310617.jpg)

 rubschin:

Feck off!  Angry9:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2018, 09:41:09 PM
Well Windows 10 and indeed Windows days for me are numbered.  Wasn't so much the software but the paucity of decent small PCs to support windows

One iPad Pro being set up as I type.  It will of course not go as well as I hope but then Win 10 didn't either
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on January 20, 2018, 06:20:35 AM
Well Windows 10 and indeed Windows days for me are numbered.  Wasn't so much the software but the paucity of decent small PCs to support windows

One iPad Pro being set up as I type.  It will of course not go as well as I hope but then Win 10 didn't either

I'm loving my Asus laptop with Win 10 now... Can't imagine ever going back to a desktop or buying another tablet...

My new phone (phablet really) gives a pretty good mobile experience to complement it...
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on January 20, 2018, 08:53:51 AM
Well Windows 10 and indeed Windows days for me are numbered.  Wasn't so much the software but the paucity of decent small PCs to support windows

One iPad Pro being set up as I type.  It will of course not go as well as I hope but then Win 10 didn't either

I'm loving my Asus laptop with Win 10 now... Can't imagine ever going back to a desktop or buying another tablet...

My new phone (phablet really) gives a pretty good mobile experience to complement it...
Twas a bit of an impulse but they just don't make notebooks like this one anymore but it's struggling with bust USB ports etc however in a way buying the iPad is all down to the late Dan Gurney

[digression mode on]

My brother tells me his obit in Autosport is excellent (it is) but I don't buy Autosport but I remembers I did sign up to the every magazine you've ever thought Readly service for my hols and never used it as it's crap on the phone and notebook.  So thinks I read it on Mrs K's vintage iPad and bloody hell it's very good.  Read loads of stuff - Autosport of course but also What Car and Spectator.

So [digression mode off] just had to have one

And the Readly service I was going to kill off will be around a fair bit longer.  Suggest give it the free month trial. 
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on January 22, 2018, 12:57:38 PM
Well Windows 10 and indeed Windows days for me are numbered.  Wasn't so much the software but the paucity of decent small PCs to support windows

One iPad Pro being set up as I type.  It will of course not go as well as I hope but then Win 10 didn't either

I'm loving my Asus laptop with Win 10 now... Can't imagine ever going back to a desktop or buying another tablet...

My new phone (phablet really) gives a pretty good mobile experience to complement it...
Twas a bit of an impulse but they just don't make notebooks like this one anymore but it's struggling with bust USB ports etc however in a way buying the iPad is all down to the late Dan Gurney

[digression mode on]

My brother tells me his obit in Autosport is excellent (it is) but I don't buy Autosport but I remembers I did sign up to the every magazine you've ever thought Readly service for my hols and never used it as it's crap on the phone and notebook.  So thinks I read it on Mrs K's vintage iPad and bloody hell it's very good.  Read loads of stuff - Autosport of course but also What Car and Spectator.

So [digression mode off] just had to have one

And the Readly service I was going to kill off will be around a fair bit longer.  Suggest give it the free month trial.
Well a few days later I wish I’d gone for a surface PC.  As with everything the devil is in the detail and the detail is so much better with Windows

Does the iPad support Microsoft Office?  Yes but only if you only use the features you get in the free office packages.  So what’s the point Microsoft/Apple?

So far it doesn’t do for Excel:
- copy Excel sheets inside workbooks
- rename said sheets
- edit/add conditional formatting

for Powerpoint:
- A4 paper size
- Entering shapes with exact sizes so I couldn’t use it to draft out the new bathroom design

for Google Search:
- search by custom date range (but Bing does so maybe Google can go sling their hook)

I can see Mrs K having this iPad (hers is over 5 years old) and me buying a £mega Surface PC before the year is out

Anyway in short beware buying what appears to be brilliant (and in some ways it is) and is highly rated in those professional reviews that only look at the obvious features

Not exactly a  Banghead  cry: but a definite  rubschin:

Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on January 22, 2018, 01:37:11 PM
Well Windows 10 and indeed Windows days for me are numbered.  Wasn't so much the software but the paucity of decent small PCs to support windows

One iPad Pro being set up as I type.  It will of course not go as well as I hope but then Win 10 didn't either

I'm loving my Asus laptop with Win 10 now... Can't imagine ever going back to a desktop or buying another tablet...

My new phone (phablet really) gives a pretty good mobile experience to complement it...
Twas a bit of an impulse but they just don't make notebooks like this one anymore but it's struggling with bust USB ports etc however in a way buying the iPad is all down to the late Dan Gurney

[digression mode on]

My brother tells me his obit in Autosport is excellent (it is) but I don't buy Autosport but I remembers I did sign up to the every magazine you've ever thought Readly service for my hols and never used it as it's crap on the phone and notebook.  So thinks I read it on Mrs K's vintage iPad and bloody hell it's very good.  Read loads of stuff - Autosport of course but also What Car and Spectator.

So [digression mode off] just had to have one

And the Readly service I was going to kill off will be around a fair bit longer.  Suggest give it the free month trial.
Well a few days later I wish I’d gone for a surface PC.  As with everything the devil is in the detail and the detail is so much better with Windows

Does the iPad support Microsoft Office?  Yes but only if you only use the features you get in the free office packages.  So what’s the point Microsoft/Apple?

So far it doesn’t do for Excel:
- copy Excel sheets inside workbooks
- rename said sheets
- edit/add conditional formatting

for Powerpoint:
- A4 paper size
- Entering shapes with exact sizes so I couldn’t use it to draft out the new bathroom design

for Google Search:
- search by custom date range (but Bing does so maybe Google can go sling their hook)

I can see Mrs K having this iPad (hers is over 5 years old) and me buying a £mega Surface PC before the year is out

Anyway in short beware buying what appears to be brilliant (and in some ways it is) and is highly rated in those professional reviews that only look at the obvious features

Not exactly a  Banghead  cry: but a definite  rubschin:

Oh bollox...

Can't you put something like LibrfeOffice on it or another 'free' office ap...?
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 22, 2018, 01:55:32 PM
Well Windows 10 and indeed Windows days for me are numbered.  Wasn't so much the software but the paucity of decent small PCs to support windows

One iPad Pro being set up as I type.  It will of course not go as well as I hope but then Win 10 didn't either

I'm loving my Asus laptop with Win 10 now... Can't imagine ever going back to a desktop or buying another tablet...

My new phone (phablet really) gives a pretty good mobile experience to complement it...
Twas a bit of an impulse but they just don't make notebooks like this one anymore but it's struggling with bust USB ports etc however in a way buying the iPad is all down to the late Dan Gurney

[digression mode on]

My brother tells me his obit in Autosport is excellent (it is) but I don't buy Autosport but I remembers I did sign up to the every magazine you've ever thought Readly service for my hols and never used it as it's crap on the phone and notebook.  So thinks I read it on Mrs K's vintage iPad and bloody hell it's very good.  Read loads of stuff - Autosport of course but also What Car and Spectator.

So [digression mode off] just had to have one

And the Readly service I was going to kill off will be around a fair bit longer.  Suggest give it the free month trial.
Well a few days later I wish I’d gone for a surface PC.  As with everything the devil is in the detail and the detail is so much better with Windows

Does the iPad support Microsoft Office?  Yes but only if you only use the features you get in the free office packages.  So what’s the point Microsoft/Apple?

So far it doesn’t do for Excel:
- copy Excel sheets inside workbooks
- rename said sheets
- edit/add conditional formatting

for Powerpoint:
- A4 paper size
- Entering shapes with exact sizes so I couldn’t use it to draft out the new bathroom design

for Google Search:
- search by custom date range (but Bing does so maybe Google can go sling their hook)

I can see Mrs K having this iPad (hers is over 5 years old) and me buying a £mega Surface PC before the year is out

Anyway in short beware buying what appears to be brilliant (and in some ways it is) and is highly rated in those professional reviews that only look at the obvious features

Not exactly a  Banghead  cry: but a definite  rubschin:

Oh bollox...

Can't you put something like LibrfeOffice on it or another 'free' office ap...?

LibreOffice is good but unless they've adapted it since I last did any real work on it, it doesn't have full Excel functionality. Certain formulas just wont translate across and spreadsheets that use VBA need to be reworked to Star Basic
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on January 22, 2018, 02:08:55 PM
Well Windows 10 and indeed Windows days for me are numbered.  Wasn't so much the software but the paucity of decent small PCs to support windows

One iPad Pro being set up as I type.  It will of course not go as well as I hope but then Win 10 didn't either

I'm loving my Asus laptop with Win 10 now... Can't imagine ever going back to a desktop or buying another tablet...

My new phone (phablet really) gives a pretty good mobile experience to complement it...
Twas a bit of an impulse but they just don't make notebooks like this one anymore but it's struggling with bust USB ports etc however in a way buying the iPad is all down to the late Dan Gurney

[digression mode on]

My brother tells me his obit in Autosport is excellent (it is) but I don't buy Autosport but I remembers I did sign up to the every magazine you've ever thought Readly service for my hols and never used it as it's crap on the phone and notebook.  So thinks I read it on Mrs K's vintage iPad and bloody hell it's very good.  Read loads of stuff - Autosport of course but also What Car and Spectator.

So [digression mode off] just had to have one

And the Readly service I was going to kill off will be around a fair bit longer.  Suggest give it the free month trial.
Well a few days later I wish I’d gone for a surface PC.  As with everything the devil is in the detail and the detail is so much better with Windows

Does the iPad support Microsoft Office?  Yes but only if you only use the features you get in the free office packages.  So what’s the point Microsoft/Apple?

So far it doesn’t do for Excel:
- copy Excel sheets inside workbooks
- rename said sheets
- edit/add conditional formatting

for Powerpoint:
- A4 paper size
- Entering shapes with exact sizes so I couldn’t use it to draft out the new bathroom design

for Google Search:
- search by custom date range (but Bing does so maybe Google can go sling their hook)

I can see Mrs K having this iPad (hers is over 5 years old) and me buying a £mega Surface PC before the year is out

Anyway in short beware buying what appears to be brilliant (and in some ways it is) and is highly rated in those professional reviews that only look at the obvious features

Not exactly a  Banghead  cry: but a definite  rubschin:

Oh bollox...

Can't you put something like LibrfeOffice on it or another 'free' office ap...?

LibreOffice is good but unless they've adapted it since I last did any real work on it, it doesn't have full Excel functionality. Certain formulas just wont translate across and spreadsheets that use VBA need to be reworked to Star Basic
yep and to state the obvious I want that full functionality

And I already have a multi PC/Tablet Office 365 licence
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on February 12, 2018, 06:12:15 PM
Well the iPad has just been relegated

OK for social networking and email but frankly rubbish is you ever want to really use a tablet/laptop for anything serious.  Well that and that once I got it Mrs K has wanted me to pass it to her (to replace her 5+ years old iPad 3 that was struggling on all sorts of stuff)

So I raided the piggy bank and got meself a Surface

And in many ways it is the bees knees, a thing of some beauty and blistering fast but why oh why do they supply it with a DNS cache that effs up accessing just about everything.  Took me 24 hours to diagnose and fix that but I am supposed to be an engineer (well was).  What hope has Jo or Jane Normal when presented with a PC that will access Bing and fuck all else?  Poor show Micros-shit

Anyway back to thread topic, seems I am Windows 10 forever now


Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on February 12, 2018, 06:14:06 PM
Well the iPad has just been relegated

OK for social networking and email but frankly rubbish is you ever want to really use a tablet/laptop for anything serious.  Well that and that once I got it Mrs K has wanted me to pass it to her (to replace her 5+ years old iPad 3 that was struggling on all sorts of stuff)

So I raided the piggy bank and got meself a Surface

And in many ways it is the bees knees, a thing of some beauty and blistering fast but why oh why do they supply it with a DNS cache that effs up accessing just about everything.  Took me 24 hours to diagnose and fix that but I am supposed to be an engineer (well was).  What hope has Jo or Jane Normal when presented with a PC that will access Bing and fuck all else?  Poor show Micros-shit

Anyway back to thread topic, seems I am Windows 10 forever now

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on February 12, 2018, 06:21:54 PM
Jeez it is good, why I persevered with a 5+ year old Asus budget notebook for so long I dunno

Next stop:  docking station
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on February 12, 2018, 07:35:10 PM
Jeez it is good, why I persevered with a 5+ year old Asus budget notebook for so long I dunno

Next stop:  docking station

I'm lovin' my SSD based Win10 Asus... will be travelling with me next month...  cloud9:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on February 12, 2018, 08:00:42 PM
Jeez it is good, why I persevered with a 5+ year old Asus budget notebook for so long I dunno

Next stop:  docking station

I'm lovin' my SSD based Win10 Asus... will be travelling with me next month...  cloud9:
:thumbsup:

I really do rate Asus very highly
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 13, 2018, 01:28:32 PM
PC World have kidnapped mine  sad32:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on February 13, 2018, 01:34:00 PM
PC World have kidnapped mine  sad32:

happy100
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Darwins Selection on February 13, 2018, 02:11:51 PM
PC World have kidnapped mine  sad32:
What a pain in the Asus.  noooo:
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Steve on February 13, 2018, 02:51:35 PM
PC World have kidnapped mine  sad32:
What a pain in the Asus.  noooo:
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PC World better hurry up or I fear Miss D will be up before the beak on assault and battery charges
Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: Barman on February 13, 2018, 03:04:07 PM
PC World have kidnapped mine  sad32:
What a pain in the Asus.  noooo:
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PC World better hurry up or I fear Miss D will be up before the beak on assault and battery charges

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Title: Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
Post by: apc2010 on February 17, 2018, 07:14:03 PM
 ;D ;D ;D