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Ahoy!

Somewhat belatedly I know, but it dawned on me that if you changed to Windows 10 via the free download method and thereafter the installed OS was auto deleted after about 30 days that unlike installing it via an OEM disk, that there is no computer OS sticker that says what OS is installed.

Yesterday I went onto the Microsoft website and couldn't see anything so I started a live-chat session and asked the advisor who said that the question hadn't been asked until I did and I requested it be passed up the line for consideration and the adviser thanked me for bringing it to their attention, so it may be something Microsoft might do in the future (who knows)?

With all that said, I've bought 5x Windows 10 computer stickers (21mm x 16mm) of the type shown below.



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Hey Pirate, for all we know you probably single-handedly changed the future of Windows 10
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Post Options Post Options   Quote artuk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2017 at 04:30
Originally posted by Pirate Pirate wrote:

Ahoy!

Somewhat belatedly I know, but it dawned on me that if you changed to Windows 10 via the free download method and thereafter the installed OS was auto deleted after about 30 days that unlike installing it via an OEM disk, that there is no computer OS sticker that says what OS is installed.

Yesterday I went onto the Microsoft website and couldn't see anything so I started a live-chat session and asked the advisor who said that the question hadn't been asked until I did and I requested it be passed up the line for consideration and the adviser thanked me for bringing it to their attention, so it may be something Microsoft might do in the future (who knows)?

With all that said, I've bought 5x Windows 10 computer stickers (21mm x 16mm) of the type shown below.



I've never come across anyone who cared about the stickers before. Indeed there's nothing worse than buying a new laptop to have it adorned with stickers placed at slightly off angles to make an expensive machine look cheap and "tacky". I've always found them best removed where possible.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pirate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2017 at 11:33
Originally posted by artuk artuk wrote:

I've never come across anyone who cared about the stickers before. Indeed there's nothing worse than buying a new laptop to have it adorned with stickers placed at slightly off angles to make an expensive machine look cheap and "tacky". I've always found them best removed where possible.

Ahoy!

Each to their own I suppose, and no, I'm not selling my laptop but it made more sense to buy multiple rather than a single sticker, though it was simply something that I doubt most would've thought of . . nothing more.
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Ahoy!

In case you didn't know, MS have released the new free upgrade for Windows 10 users called the Windows 10 Creators Update which you can upgrade manually from here and read about what it is and does from here.
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Originally posted by Pirate Pirate wrote:

Ahoy!

In case you didn't know, MS have released the new free upgrade for Windows 10 users called the Windows 10 Creators Update which you can upgrade manually from here and read about what it is and does from here.

Ahoy!

I haven't checked everything yet, but I did download and install the update via the URL provided though it can take 'a while' to download and a 'longer while' to install, so a good few hours. The update installed without any issues at all and was as simple as downloading and installing any other programme, but the few things that were immediately obvious was the improved boot-up time, user account log-on page is slightly different and in the Windows 10 PC Settings page, there are additional menus, Win 10 Pro 64 bit now seems to run faster and better than before, though I'm likely not going to get the full benefit as I don't play games online, but my last post contains the URL to the upgrade page that explains what this new free update provides, so a bit like camera firmware, this gets the nod from me thus far, but you decide for yourself should you download and install it.
 



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Thanks Pirate!
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Originally posted by MS Windows MS Windows wrote:

...You can get the Creators Update in a few different ways. If you already have a Windows 10 PC and have automatic updates enabled, the update will be delivered to you when itís ready..."



Automatic updates enabled, where did they hide that option so I can disable it? Or is there a difference between Windows 10 PC and the Windows 10 that's on my laptop?
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"Automatic updates enabled, where did they hide that option so I can disable it? Or is there a difference between Windows 10 PC and the Windows 10 that's on my laptop?"

Bwwwaaaaahaha disable auto updates on Win10? Surely you must be joking. That's so Win7. We have to get over the idea an operating system on a computer we own is actually "ours". It is only leased from Microsoft and they'll update it (or not) as they please. They're getting as bad as Apple.

You could set Win10 up as a metered bandwidth connection machine to get some control over updates, but I gather even that is going away, if not gone already.     
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There is a perfectly good reason most people should update their Windows machine automatically: security.

Anyway, you can disable it and it is easy to find if you just google it: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3085136/windows/two-ways-to-control-or-stop-windows-10-updates.html
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Greetings all,

I realize this is a photography based site, not a video based site, so here goes. I owned Sony Vegas 12 in the past and updated to Magix Vegas 14 when I updated my video processing computer to Windows 10. I had no idea that Windows 10 updates were not easily subject to choice when I installed W10. I used AVC MainConcept rendering which would only use Nvidia drivers into the low 340's for my GTX 590. Upon update, bam... no GPU acceleration. Same with my raid drivers for my esata hardware, it cooks hard drives now. I was interested in running an Radeon RX card with an old Fermi series GTX in tandem on my motherboard, but you can only do that on Windows 7.

I like the added security of Windows 10, but the "one size fits all" driver update policy has been a disaster for me. Come to think of it, I have an ACER i5 tablet and the widows update took out it's g sensor and automatic screen rotation capability. The hardware compatibility tool in the first release really didn't fare well in my opinion. I look forward to downloading this update to see if some of these glitches have been addressed, and I really won't be able to tell if I try (which has been the root of the problem).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cliff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 April 2017 at 14:45
"There is a perfectly good reason most people should update their Windows machine automatically: security."

You got it. My personal and company machines have all had auto updates turned on for close to 20 years. Before the millennium one of my techies came to me and said "I'm getting really tired of watching for Windows updates, and I end up almost always pushing them to everyone anyway. How about if we turn on auto updates?" I agreed, and it's worked pretty well ever since. It is just irritating that Microsoft has taken the choice away from users, or made it difficult to do.

The metered connection trick is available off the desktop and does not require editing group policies.

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Originally posted by petesidewalk petesidewalk wrote:


Greetings all,

I realize this is a photography based site, not a video based site, so here goes. I owned Sony Vegas 12 in the past and updated to Magix Vegas 14 when I updated my video processing computer to Windows 10. I had no idea that Windows 10 updates were not easily subject to choice when I installed W10. I used AVC MainConcept rendering which would only use Nvidia drivers into the low 340's for my GTX 590. Upon update, bam... no GPU acceleration. Same with my raid drivers for my esata hardware, it cooks hard drives now. I was interested in running an Radeon RX card with an old Fermi series GTX in tandem on my motherboard, but you can only do that on Windows 7....


I encountered a similar Win 10 problem with my Graphics Driver, which I use to feed a large TV screen. Previously, I could use the ATI utility to set a custom resolution to get a good fit to the screen. No more - stuck with a very limited set of resolutions, none of which are quite right.

However, a Google search led me to the freeby Custom Resolution Utility, which works beautifully. Perhaps there is something similar for your problem.
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I don't have a problem installing updates, I have a problem when Windows decides now it's time to install that update no matter what you're doing. I want to update when I'm ready to and not be restricted to a 12 hour daily window where they can do what they want, it may be their program but it's my machine.

edit: addy, thanks for that, will read it later. I don't want it disabled, I want the updates to auto download but I want to be able to tell it, no, not now. Just like Win7

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