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Post Options Post Options   Quote al Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2016 at 06:41
Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

However, the system was left in state where Windows Updates no longer would run at all


I recently did clean installs of Win 7 on 2 PCs that had Vista on them. After installing Win 7, neither PC would do Windows Updates. The solution I found was to manually install updates kb3020369 and kb3172605, but the updates worked only after disconnecting the PCs from the network.

From Microsoft's forum Windows 7 Update Problems? Read this first.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2016 at 07:26
^ Good for future reference if ever needed for my three correctly running Win7 machines ... but the netbook with problems was migrated to Win10 a couple months ago and is back in my daughter's hands, presumably doing its mandatory updates.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pirate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2016 at 14:12
Ahoy!

Has anyone updated Win 10 to the free Anniversary Edition? I have and it has subtle changes and improvements which you can see and read about here and how you download it here.

Enjoy!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2016 at 14:53
Thanks Pirate!

Not yet. MS says it will be rolled out to newer Machines first. My build is a few years old now. No hurry here. My computer is working just fine and you know, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"! As I've said before, as long as the OS stays out of my way and is secure, I'm fine.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2016 at 17:13
I really like Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. It's a staged update (not everyone receives the update notification at the same time), so I ended up forcing an update. You can also use the media creation tool or download the ISO if you want to update multiple machines without downloading the files again.

I suggest that users manually configure the settings for Windows 10. Cortana is enabled by default in this version. I actually like using it. Now, if only I have a tablet (or phone) to see if I can use continuum.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2016 at 09:19
Thanks Pirate! I checked in the control panel - updates - "Your system is up to date." , then the link you provided, which runs the Upgrade Assistant, which states "Your system isn't running the latest and most secure software!" . It is still fifteen miles better than Win 10 on my Lumia 940. I actually like win 10 on the PC and will try this anniv update on the weekend.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2016 at 20:54
Windows 10 ended up being a complete disaster for me.
I got the start-menu bug. None of the remedies or updates fixed it.
I got the disk running at 100% bug. This meant everything slowed down to glacial speed. None of the remedies fixed it.
Some apps/programs stopped working completely.

The anniversary update failed to fix any of these issues. I've given up.

I've reinstalled windows 8.1. Now I have to reinstall all my photographic software...
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Blesch Wetapunga, I feel for you, mostly because my Win 10 phone has lately had this issue where it doesn't compose text messages right in portrait orientation. The keyboard covers the message I'm trying to compose.

Things are working alright on the PC, no more 20 minute startup times. Still running selective startup though, with Sony, ClamWin, Steam, Skype, Nvidia startup items disabled. The Sticky Notes are daft: if you have one in focus and hold down a key it slows down to a mire and keeps the CPU real busy rather soon, so I've migrated to OneNote. And, not the OneNote that comes with Windows 10 and looks like the one on the phone...because that OneNote has an interesting bug in a Windows sys entirely set to Sweden/Swedish:it will capitalize every solitary 'i', the "auto spell correct" setting in Windows has no effect on it and the application itself has no such setting. It's a purely English speaking native. See for instance: http://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-spell-checker-windows-10 : - "OneNote also doesn't respond to the Windows 10 Spelling feature. However, OneNote doesn't even have options to control spelling." 'OneNote 2016' is a (free) part of the Office suite and does not have that bug.

Additionally that lock/login screen random image has gotten less dynamic? It changes less often and it doesn't always ask for feedback anymore.

Truth be told I breathe a sigh of relief everytime I use my Lubuntu laptop. If more Steam games were available and didn't suck on Linux and DXO was available there I would not hesitate to leave Win. Edit. Well, Win10 is free, on a rolling schedule, looks sleek, and is at least as stable as a stable Lubuntu-setup. It'd be a tight race.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2016 at 01:02
Originally posted by Kilkry Kilkry wrote:

Blesch Wetapunga, I feel for you, mostly because my Win 10 phone has lately had this issue where it doesn't compose text messages right in portrait orientation. The keyboard covers the message I'm trying to compose.

Things are working alright on the PC, no more 20 minute startup times...


Well my Nokia runs Windows 8.1 and it's not given me any grief. I don't think I'll be doing a Windows 10 update. Especially after your encouraging words

I've been using Windows OS since the giddy days of 3.1. This is the first OS that has just screwed things up. XP and 7 have produced the best experiences. Naturally all the "bugs" in 10 exploded after I lost the chance to revert without cost.

I didn't really mind 8.1, especially as my 27" monitor is also a touch-screen.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote IanL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2016 at 09:36
I have just finished updating three desktops and four laptops (don't ask) to Win 10 latest edition.

One problem only: On one desktop, the audio insisted the speakers were not plugged in (they were). It turned out that the update had installed the wrong driver. Downloaded the right driver from the motherboard manufacturer and all fixed.

Conclusion. It's not always plain sailing, but it's usually ok. Maybe one should not do it unless one has a spare PC just in case.

Footnote: I'm a traditionalist - I don't like the new menu. I use Classic Shell, to give me my choice of traditional menu. The last system update throws it off, so I had to download the latest version of Classic Shell and reinstall on all the machines. No big deal, and I'm still in charge

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Keith S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2016 at 11:39
I have the same problem with my Nokia 635 and Windows 10. It is impossible to compose a text message with the phone in vertical position because the keyboard covers the text box. The only way I can send text messages is with the phone in landscape, then I can see what I'm writing. I've tried changing text sizes and just about any other thing I can think of but nothing solves the problem. (It was fine when using Win 8.1).

Makes me wonder if Microsoft themselves know (or even care) about the bug.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2016 at 19:31
@IanL

I had no problem installing Windows 10. It ran smoothly for a while. Indeed, well past the window I had to painlessly revert back to 8.1.

Once the bugs hit, they really messed things up. For what it is worth, I also like to use the Classic Shell. (It's also one of the few work-arounds if you get the Start-Menu Bug).

At least it's given me the opportunity to rationalise and update some of my software. I've been reluctant to do anything with how turgid the machine was running, and how unreliable many programs had become.

I still haven't reinstalled all my software yet. Lightroom, Vegas and Paintshop Pro however, are in place. And running fine...

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Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:

Well my Nokia runs Windows 8.1 and it's not given me any grief. I don't think I'll be doing a Windows 10 update. Especially after your encouraging words

I've been using Windows OS since the giddy days of 3.1. This is the first OS that has just screwed things up. XP and 7 have produced the best experiences.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2016 at 17:06
Originally posted by Keith S Keith S wrote:

I have the same problem with my Nokia 635 and Windows 10. It is impossible to compose a text message with the phone in vertical position because the keyboard covers the text box. The only way I can send text messages is with the phone in landscape, then I can see what I'm writing. I've tried changing text sizes and just about any other thing I can think of but nothing solves the problem. (It was fine when using Win 8.1).

Makes me wonder if Microsoft themselves know (or even care) about the bug.


Found a reference to it eventually and hah, you if press and hold the space bar you can drag the message 'below' the current text thread.

Not precisely singingly intuitive but I'm glad to have it resolved.

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