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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2015, 09:58:01 am »
Install files are already on a hidden folder on my Surface Pro 3 tablet, taking the plunge tonight.
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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2015, 05:45:54 pm »
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It's not a one-off purchase, either. To keep the ads at bay, you'll have to pay $1.49/month or $10/year. To be entirely fair, this is the same as on the Windows 8 version, which wasn't installed by default but could be downloaded from the Windows Store. With the fresh rollout of Windows 10 and Solitaire once again being pre-installed, plenty of new users are feeling the sting of the intrusive adverts though, and being asked to subscribe as a solution isn't going down well.


So how long till other more useful parts are ad infested or subscription?
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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2015, 04:40:07 pm »
Running Win 10 now.  It looks a little different, but it is more workable right from the get go.  The tile screen from Win 8 is gone, feels a little more like Win 7.  I found a link on how to manage privacy, you can read about it here:

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/how-to-keep-windows-10-from-spying-on-you-125730399429.html
 

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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2015, 12:06:04 pm »
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Windows 10: broken update forces some users into endless reboot loop

Some users of Windows 10 are reporting issues installing one of Microsoft’s first updates for the new operating system, which traps them in a reboot loop.

The KB3081424 update, released on Wednesday, collects a series of smaller updates into one bigger patch designed to make the updating process for new users simpler and easier.

But some users are reporting issues with the update, which reaches a certain percentage of installation before failing and rolling back.

“It downloads, reboot to install. Gets to 30% and reboots. Gets to 59% and reboots. Gets to 59% again and then states something went wrong so uninstalling the update. Wait a few minutes and reboot. Back to login screen,” said Microsoft forum user BrettDM. “This happens without fail, every single time.”
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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2015, 09:38:25 pm »
I've been using Win 10 for about a week now.  Once I turned off the Cortana and tracking junk it's better than Win 7 IMHO.

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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2015, 11:04:39 pm »
I don't know if I want to download it because I'm worried about the mandatory driver updates.

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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2015, 06:57:34 am »
Doesn't that only apply to the baseline Windows Home? 
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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2015, 07:02:26 am »
It didn't ask for any approval for driver updates on my end.  If it did I didn't see anything, but now I'm wondering if it turned off my "ask first" option before updating my machine.  hmmmm...

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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2015, 01:54:06 pm »
Doesn't that only apply to the baseline Windows Home?

I thought the pro version only gave you the ability to delay the update until you could make the necessary adjustments to your system.  Skynet will not adapt to you.  You must adapt to Skynet.

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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2015, 12:51:28 pm »
Running Win 10 now.  It looks a little different, but it is more workable right from the get go.  The tile screen from Win 8 is gone, feels a little more like Win 7.  I found a link on how to manage privacy, you can read about it here:

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/how-to-keep-windows-10-from-spying-on-you-125730399429.html


But does it stop spying on you?

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Windows 10 uses the Internet a lot to support many of its features. The operating system also sports numerous knobs to twiddle that are supposed to disable most of these features and the potentially privacy-compromising connections that go with them.

Unfortunately for privacy advocates, these controls don't appear to be sufficient to completely prevent the operating system from going online and communicating with Microsoft's servers.

For example, even with Cortana and searching the Web from the Start menu disabled, opening Start and typing will send a request to www.bing.com to request a file called threshold.appcache which appears to contain some Cortana information, even though Cortana is disabled. The request for this file appears to contain a random machine ID that persists across reboots.
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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2015, 08:20:21 pm »
An old post of mine:

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Based on things Microsoft has said in the past here is the future:

1/ Rent your software by the month

2/ All digital content verified through Microsoft each time you use it - content provider pays Microsoft to verify it and when they cease paying the content ceases to work.

3/ Microsoft gets to use any information on your system to sell you as a targeted customer for advertisements.

4/ Microsoft effectively owns what you think is your computer

5/ I'll be using Linux only when that day arrives.

Prescient?  Posted from Linux. 
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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2015, 05:05:22 pm »
I'm runnin 7pro and Orion Pirates runs great on here. It's a I7 8core processor, 4 gigs ram, 500gig HD. Played a few times at gameranger. I'm worried about upgrading. I don't want to lose playin my favorite game. Anyone having any luck? and with Cortona, can we just say "Fire Phasers" and we fire. lol. Maybe we can incorporate her in the game.

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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2015, 07:55:12 pm »
I'm runnin 7pro and Orion Pirates runs great on here. It's a I7 8core processor, 4 gigs ram, 500gig HD. Played a few times at gameranger. I'm worried about upgrading. I don't want to lose playin my favorite game. Anyone having any luck? and with Cortona, can we just say "Fire Phasers" and we fire. lol. Maybe we can incorporate her in the game.

Is it an 8 core i7 (which I haven't heard of) or a 4 core with hyperthreading? 

With Cortana you must give it Majels voice if  you use it in SFC. 
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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2015, 04:24:35 pm »
It is an 8 core. Hard to believe. The task manager shows all 8 when ya bring it up. This laptop is some years old to. I think it was a beta test set up. But this thing runs like a beast. Play SFC-OP great. Never get lag. It says Intel I-7 and shows 8 cores. I think it says 1.6 mghtz a piece. I just don't wont to risk lossin SFC-OP

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Re: Windows 10 release a wave not a point
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2015, 08:53:56 pm »
Thanks.  I looked it up later when I had more time.  They snuck a larger core model past me. 
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