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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #175 on: September 27, 2015, 03:48:38 PM »

Ah well - my netbook converted OK last month, the desktop did the same a couple of weeks ago, updated my laptop (Compaq CQ56) yesterday, left it doing some tidying up overnight, it now appears to be a brick.  Turn on, black screen (really black) power light shows, the caps lock flashes and the wifi light shines.  It won't go into the setup screen (press esc early in power up) and safe mode doesn't get a look in.  It won't even try to boot from the DVD (or if it dies, it's not telling me). It looks like something 'orrible happened to the BIOS.  Of course, being a laptop, nothing is easy to get at.  <*< <*< <*<
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #176 on: September 27, 2015, 04:07:59 PM »

The flashing caps lock key is a bios/post error. You should see it flash a number of times. Count the number of flashes and then find out what the problem is.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #177 on: September 27, 2015, 04:50:30 PM »

Nine flashes tell you that you have downloaded Win 9  {:-{

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #178 on: September 27, 2015, 05:54:24 PM »

You'll find the error codes here:-
http://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c01732674#N215
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #179 on: September 27, 2015, 06:08:32 PM »

Just updated my Samsung laptop by following all the instructions, like checking all drivers are up to date, backing up, saving a system image etc.
Everything was very straight forward and Windows 10 is working perfectly. All original programs that were installed all working OK.
First thoughts, Much better than Windows 8.1 and also faster. Like Windows Edge.
Also changed all privacy settings as advised.
Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Money 5, Office 2000 etc all working well


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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #180 on: September 27, 2015, 09:18:07 PM »

You'll find the error codes here:-
http://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c01732674#N215
Many thanks for that - I looked at the link, switched the dam fool machine on to do some counting and it fired up.  %%  These machines do know the best time to mess up, but it could be that they know fear, as well.  Don't know what is really happening, but my traffic meter shows a great deal of network traffic.  I think that for now I'll just leave it running and see what tomorrow brings.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #181 on: September 27, 2015, 10:24:14 PM »

Many thanks for that - I looked at the link, switched the dam fool machine on to do some counting and it fired up.  %%  These machines do know the best time to mess up, but it could be that they know fear, as well.  Don't know what is really happening, but my traffic meter shows a great deal of network traffic.  I think that for now I'll just leave it running and see what tomorrow brings.


Well thats good news :)
If its running and doing updates, do check it often to make sure its not getting too hot...... for some reason running multiple windows updates can make your machine the run quite hot, so make sure all your vents etc are free from dirt and debris
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #182 on: September 27, 2015, 10:41:25 PM »

My Windows 10 on my PC was OK at first but became unstable following one of the updates and started rebooting at random intervals which is apparently not uncommon. After trying several suggested remedies without any effect I did a system restore from back when I first installed it and so far it has been behaving itself, fingers crossed!

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #183 on: September 27, 2015, 11:27:47 PM »


I had someone ring me yesterday about Windows 10....

As soon as I answered the phone, there was a uninterrupted tirade of abuse about how unusable Windows 10 is!
I didn't know who it was at first but it sounded a bit like a very well respected family friend but the high pitch frantic vociferation made him almost unrecognisable!  Eventually I realised who it was he soon clammed down enough to ask how me to uninstall it.

For anyone else:

To see if you can uninstall Windows 10, go to Start > Settings > Update & security, and then select Recovery in the left of the window.
Look in the right of the window and you should see an option for Go back to Windows 7 or 8.
Click the Get started button below to begin the uninstallation process.


http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/dont-like-windows-10-heres-how-to-get-rid-of-it-11363996318375



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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #184 on: September 27, 2015, 11:53:40 PM »

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #185 on: September 28, 2015, 08:01:45 AM »

Tomorrow has arrived and the restart went smoothly.  It only seems to be using about half the memory that was wanted under 7, but that might be because it is new and hasn't put on the puppy fat that computer systems gather as yet.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #186 on: September 28, 2015, 10:21:40 AM »


I have not taken them up on their offer.

However..........  they keep asking every time I switch on.  This has now graduated to a full page request, which needs cancelling.  I go very carefully as the buttons would seem to be close to the accepting ones.

Talk about  'on the edge'.              be careful out there.

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #187 on: September 28, 2015, 10:30:35 AM »

Or alternatively, follow these simple steps  :-))
http://www.myce.com/news/how-to-uninstall-kb3035583-the-windows-10-downloader-for-windows-7-and-8-1-75681/

try this from earlier Tug---Kenny.

or alternatively, in the icon bar at the bottom of the screen (the one with the big start button in), right button click in a clear area and select properties in the box that pops up, there may be 3 tabs at the top, in the first tab mid way is a customise button for notifications, click on it and find the reference for GWX or get windows X and change the notification to 'never' or 'hide', should stop the pesky get windows box, just change it again if it reverts back.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #188 on: September 28, 2015, 11:02:06 AM »


Thank you.

I followed the instructions and hid it as suggested.

Cheers

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #189 on: September 28, 2015, 12:21:20 PM »

 
Worked for me too.

Thank you :-))  :-))
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #190 on: September 28, 2015, 03:44:24 PM »


Jeremy Vine ( BBC Radio 2 ) had a big thing on Windows 10 today
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06cvt44
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #191 on: September 28, 2015, 05:28:36 PM »

It was on a web site called www.techguy.org - there a mine of information and help for computer problems.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #192 on: October 03, 2015, 01:46:54 PM »

Ah well!!
After last weeks tribulations I was hoping for a long association with Win 10 on my laptop, but it cocked its toes up again this morning.  A "workaround cure" for the CQ56 that I found on the net was to leave it trying to boot with the cooling disabled for a half hour or so.  It seems that there is a problem with the mainboard on some of them that responds to a bit of overheating - probably a dry joint that a bit of expansion cleans.  I don't regard this as conducive to reliability, so a new laptop it is.  Just now upgrading it to Win 10 from the detestable Win 8.
It could be that the amount of work that this one had to do was the straw that broke the joint, and the actual problem was with the laptop and not Windows.
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« Reply #193 on: October 03, 2015, 04:43:28 PM »

Ah well!!
After last weeks tribulations I was hoping for a long association with Win 10 on my laptop, but it cocked its toes up again this morning.  A "workaround cure" for the CQ56 that I found on the net was to leave it trying to boot with the cooling disabled for a half hour or so.  It seems that there is a problem with the mainboard on some of them that responds to a bit of overheating - probably a dry joint that a bit of expansion cleans.  I don't regard this as conducive to reliability, so a new laptop it is.  Just now upgrading it to Win 10 from the detestable Win 8.
It could be that the amount of work that this one had to do was the straw that broke the joint, and the actual problem was with the laptop and not Windows.


This is a common fault with HP/Compaq laptops particularly some of the higher performance machines with high end 3D video cards (NVidia/ATi)
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #194 on: October 04, 2015, 04:50:26 PM »

Not just the high end ones - a CQ56 must be somewhere near the bottom of the pile.  Typing this on its replacement after spending much of yesterday upping it to win 10 and since then figuring out which bits of rubbishware I don't need, which might be useful, and getting some proper programs installed.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #195 on: October 11, 2015, 11:17:44 PM »

Install ed Linux mint on my old (2009) HP desktop lat night. Dual-boot with Win 8, so I can switch between the two OSes, should Linux has trouble with old Win-capable programs. - Tom
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #196 on: October 12, 2015, 07:09:08 PM »

W10 still working fine on my PC once I'm in, but when re-starting after a shut down I get the green BIOS screen, one flash of the lights on the external backup HD, the little blue window appears on the top of the screen and the roundy-round thing starts rotating. After about 3 secs the roundy-round goes out, the small window remains and nothing else ever happens. When I press the reboot button I get the BIOS screen, the HD flashes away like billy-oh, the window and the roundy-round appears, then it all goes dark (but the mouse arrow works) then eventually the password screen appears and all is well. I can now tell from the lights on the HD if it is going to start properly or not! And no. my caps lock does not flash at all. Weird.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #197 on: October 12, 2015, 07:37:55 PM »

Hello,

I go to the Lake, and take some photos of my boat.
Return home and put the photos into the computer.

My camera is a half decent one, the photos are around 5 meg each,
I will have to resize them, to post them onto Mayhem.

The computer is running Windows 10.

HOW do I resize the photos, down to around 100k ?????.

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #198 on: October 12, 2015, 10:16:15 PM »

Get a copy of Irfanview, this has a good batch convert mode for reducing the size of photos. Its the one I have used for several years now.

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« Reply #199 on: October 12, 2015, 10:41:52 PM »

Or use Photobucket simple to use...


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