Upgrade? Oh yes, you must upgrade..

Sooner or later, you will have to move to Windows 10 or fall into the chasms known as MacOS and Linux. These two operating systems are every bit as limiting as Windows 10, PLUS some. I am not suggesting that you can’t do a lot on either, but try them out for a while and see for yourself. The push to upgrade: Despite fixes like these, Microsoft has already shown that changes and program removals can be made from afar. So, the ‘fixes’ will be fixed by Microsoft in time, and even more users will be threatening to scurry to … Continue reading Upgrade? Oh yes, you must upgrade..

How to stop the Windows 10 Upgrade..

This is how you do it. The manual method is easy enough but if you get something wrong in Registry, it can be terminal. Lucky for you, there is a download link to two REG files. Download and run both to stop the constant requests. The benefits: If you have a Windows 7 machine, especially an early one, you may well be saving yourself a lot of grief. My thinking is that you shouldn’t try to upgrade a pre-2011 computer because decent hardware support before that date may not be good enough. The last thing that you want is a computer … Continue reading How to stop the Windows 10 Upgrade..

Upgrading to Windows 10..

Microsoft have allowed for free upgrades from Windows 8 and Windows 7, so why not Vista and XP? Windows 7 didn’t become public until 22 October, 2009. Computers on sale in stores after this date were of varying quality, some not too good running Vista with full driver support, let alone Windows 7. Personally, I wouldn’t upgrade a computer of mine unless it was at least a late 2010 release because of patchy to non-existant hardware driver support XP machines are almost in a different galaxy. As good as some were in their day, without full driver support, one has the … Continue reading Upgrading to Windows 10..

The 1511 update went well overall..

All of my machines are now at 1511, and none are showing ill-effects of any kind. The Lenovo G780 was last to convert and it did so without complaining. In all honesty, I don’t think that any of the new improved features are going to impact the user base here, but I prefer computers to be up to date, not lagging behind. There are other ‘family’ machines needing my attention, but they have to be made available first. One of them make come into radar range today, and the others? Who knows.. 🙁

Updating the HP Elite M9500Y..

.. could have turned into a real battle, and it looked like it was going to do that yesterday. Today, I ran the updates, three of which installed after what seemed like an eternity. It asked to reboot, and eventually presented me with the 1511 update. I didn’t time it but it is now done and everything appears to be ok, with just a little fine tuning to make. I suspect it does not like installing if there are too many other updates which need to be installed. The 1511 update has finally made it to South Western Ontario and … Continue reading Updating the HP Elite M9500Y..

Collateral damage? ..

A quote from a source I will not name.. “Windows 10 is an UNMITIGATED failure To start with – why force updates on us – when they fail – we are stuck for example the latest update 1511 build 10586.  non-compatible with my system – stuck at 36 % for several hours – will have to roll back – but will Windows allow me to run an out of date OS, without continually trying to force me to update ? Then there’s the security/snooping aspects – don’t get me started I will NOT be upgrading my perfect Win 7 Pro … Continue reading Collateral damage? ..

Windows 10.. the flickering screen..

OK, this is one cause for flickering screens after a Windows 10 upgrade. It may be the only one, I don’t know.. The cause? Norton.. 🙂 See here.. No, I don’t like Norton or Symantec Anything, but I don’t like any of the other big anti-virus suites either. I have tried them all, and just as I think I have found a good one, the software author trashes it. Anti-virus programs weren’t always this way. There was a time when nobody really knew if they did anything at all. All we could do was believe what we were told. One … Continue reading Windows 10.. the flickering screen..

The Tosh Netbook.. Updated

I call it ‘Tosh’ because I have always seen it as cute but useless, but during my stay in musculo/skeletal rehab, Tosh performed brilliantly well, sitting on my bed table with still room for a breakfast tray and a pair of reading glasses. Of course, one of the reasons that it was a lot more than useless was because I had clean installed Windows 10 preview initially which had become the full Windows 10 RTM. Never really expecting it to work long term, I had run out of other computers on which to test the preview, and it was all that I … Continue reading The Tosh Netbook.. Updated