1511 update is on two of the machines..

I had to use the media creation tool to do it, and it took a while, especially the Netbook. I could have waited until Microsoft decide to pipe the new version to South Western Ontario, but I am waiting for other stuff presently and the weight of it all was just too much.. a little like the 1511 version. There should be a text file with it, outlining the improvements. At least that way, we could use our imagination.. So, have I noticed any difference? No.. What are the major changes? Can’t remember. It’s been a while since I read about … Continue reading 1511 update is on two of the machines..

Problems, problems, problems..

.. no, not challenges. These are problems created by others and beyond any control by me other than IGNORING them. Problem #1.. no 1511 update.. I don’t have it, have not been offered it, and don’t want to re-install Windows 10 just to get it. Will I be offered it eventually? You think that I should know that? Nobody tells me anything. There are instances where you will definitely not get it unless you make changes, see the Ghacks newsletter. Needless to say, I don’t fall into any of the three categories. 🙂 Problem #2.. A phone unlocker utility doesn’t … Continue reading Problems, problems, problems..

I know better.. Updated already!!!

than to use ANYTHING from Windows Store. I cut my teeth on the Windows 8 version and quickly discovered that the best way to peace was never to go there. I was hoping that Windows 10 may have gotten over some of the problems at least, BUT IT HASN’T.. Surprize #1.. been like this for days Surprize #2.. Oops, no fix today, Mum.. Windows Update has been looking for updates for over half an hour now, having already told me that there are some but I can’t have them.. 🙂 I have looked everywhere for a fix that DOESN”T involve … Continue reading I know better.. Updated already!!!

You might see these improvements soon..

If you look here at blurb about the latest Windows 10 build, you will get some idea of what to expect in the mainstream updates which will be piped through. To be honest, it leaves me cold, and I don’t see any of it as improvement because they are not the kind of things that I do or am ever likely to do. I would say that Windows 10 is as good as it needs to be for what I do now. I would also say that a good few Windows 10 users will feel the same way as me.. … Continue reading You might see these improvements soon..

Testing my patience..

It’s a Toshiba NB305, Windows 7 Starter, upgraded 1 to 2Gb RAM, a fan which is allowing the base to get quite hot, and a hard drive which has seen better days. Guess how you get to the fan in a Toshiba NB305? The same way as you get to the fan in almost every Toshiba. You have to pretty much strip the ENTIRE machine down, the fan being the very last component which can be removed. Criminal design is what it is.. Anyway, it changed hands recently and the previous owner kindly re-installed Windows with the new users name … Continue reading Testing my patience..

Coming to Windows 10 soon.. maybe..

Cortana will have extra features except for those living in Canada (and other places). Great, super, can’t wait. Cortana is available in English US only, not English Canada, and no I will NOT change my local language or locale away from anything other than Canada.. GPS location is another useful feature for every desktop owner. I know where my computer is most of the time if I just look forward and down in the vicinity of my desk. I guess phone users will find it more useful, assuming that they can get hold of a phone running Windows 10. Improved memory management is … Continue reading Coming to Windows 10 soon.. maybe..

Windows 10 pre-checked update..

You may have had this happen to you recently, but it was a mistake on Microsoft’s part. See here. You might also want to avoid reading the comments if time is important to you. I still believe that you should update to Windows 10, assuming that ALL of your computer equipment is Windows 10 friendly. It is easy enough to check. Just go to the computer/printer/scanner manufacturer website and if you see Windows 10 drivers (or in many cases Windows 8 drivers will work too), you are good to go and won’t be left way behind. 🙂

Update Tuesday and other stuff..

All four computers updated without issue as expected. Not too much more that I can say on this subject, is there. 🙂 Other stuff.. Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. All of the help sites on this topic are years old, and one of them talks about the ‘poor souls’ using older versions of IE. The news is that I am using the LATEST version, and it is still doing it. Fortunately, it doesn’t do it every day. Video drivers.. Every now and again, there is an error reported that … Continue reading Update Tuesday and other stuff..

A clean install..

The Toshiba netbook has received a clean install of Windows 10. Having nothing better to do and a small issue with the Maps app, I set about creating USB media using the Media Creation Tool, and that completed without incident. Next, I booted from the USB drive and followed onscreen instructions. Some two hours later, I have a working netbook and Map app. It doesn’t get any better but it could get worse if I find something that previously worked but no longer does. So far, that has not happened. Windows Live Mail is up and running, as is Libre Office 5.02, the printer … Continue reading A clean install..

Adobe Flash Player Update.. KB3087040

The latest version is giving grief via Windows update, and you get to see the 0x80004005 error for KB3087040. A reboot, which normally fixes 4005 errors will not work in this case, certainly not at the moment, BUT.. There is a downloadable version which fills the gap nicely, available here ..