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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #250 on: December 21, 2015, 09:11:40 PM »

Did you make sure all you drivers were up to date before upgrading to Windows 10?
There is a program on the internet that will check and update all your drivers, but I cannot remember what it was called.

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #251 on: December 21, 2015, 11:18:09 PM »

Did you make sure all you drivers were up to date before upgrading to Windows 10?
There is a program on the internet that will check and update all your drivers, but I cannot remember what it was called.

Read a recent article that the trend now is, there is no need to update drivers if all is working OK, leave it alone?????? {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
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« Reply #252 on: December 21, 2015, 11:20:09 PM »

Just had an update to Windows 10 and now when playing games in the Microsoft Solitaire suite I keep getting a popup window telling me "Display driver stopped responding and has now recovered."  Except that it hasn't because the screen has frozen.  Only way out is to close the window and reopen it (when it gives me back the game I was playing and I can carry on).

I know playing games isn't terribly important in the grand scheme of things and this is simply annoying, but clearly something isn't right.  Before I go trawling around in the great ocean of Microsoft issues, is there anyone here who can offer an explanation or solution, or at least tell me they get the same thing?  Or is it just me?  {:-{

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #253 on: December 22, 2015, 05:54:17 PM »

Thanks for the replies guys - and just to make it clear, I upgraded to W10 a while back, and the games were working fine until a couple of days ago, when an automatic update to the software happened.  Then I got the problem.  I assume the drivers are either Microsoft ones or are standard ones that Microsoft include in their games package because I certainly haven't loaded any.

Well, I guess it's off on an uncertain journey into Microsoft pages or blogs listing hiccups with W10 - deep joy!  %% %%

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #254 on: December 26, 2015, 05:19:54 PM »

It appears each Pooter is a law unto it's self, having upgraded my oldest laptop to Windows 10 and was very satisfied with the result, I thought I would upgrade my other laptop from Windows 7, and did just that a week ago, not such a good result this time, OK it all worked but there was quite a few anomaly's, the scrolling on the touch pad was gone, and a couple of other weird things, but the most annoying thing was it would reset it's self at random and usually when you were half way though something, the screen would go black for a couple of seconds and then return to the desktop and the page you were on was gone, so as your old OS is only kept for a month I decided to revert back to good old Windows 7 only took 10 Minuit's and now it's all working fine, even the smileys and spell checker  O0 O0 O0 O0 %%
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #255 on: December 26, 2015, 09:34:17 PM »

it's why I wont convert to w10, in fact in the new year I am upgrading two vista machines to win 7 hopefully, fresh drives with a MAR os copy, if all goes well then all the other old software will install on them and off we go again.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #256 on: December 30, 2015, 11:26:04 AM »

Thanks for the replies guys - and just to make it clear, I upgraded to W10 a while back, and the games were working fine until a couple of days ago, when an automatic update to the software happened.  Then I got the problem.  I assume the drivers are either Microsoft ones or are standard ones that Microsoft include in their games package because I certainly haven't loaded any.

Well, I guess it's off on an uncertain journey into Microsoft pages or blogs listing hiccups with W10 - deep joy!  %% %%

Greg

For those who might find it useful, I think I have fixed this by the (relatively) simple route of downloading a new Intel graphics driver (I did a search for "Intel graphics drivers for windows 10").  The only funny was when I ran the downloaded file to install the driver, after a while my screen went all jazzy and colourful all over - no icons or anything, just moving patterns of colour.  I left it a while to see if it corrected itself, but it didn't, so I forced a restart.  That went fine and, as I said, the problem seems to have been fixed, so I guess the new driver installed correctly.  (Just a word for those like me who are mystified by the internal workings of software - check your spec to see which graphics card you have - it might not be an Intel one.)

Not sure why Microsoft don't make sure all this is sorted when they put out an update.  I guess that's the price we pay for taking up W10 as soon as it appeared.   :-)

Greg

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #257 on: December 30, 2015, 02:31:50 PM »

This topic has been going for over five months now. Aren't we on Windows 11 yet?  %)
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #258 on: December 30, 2015, 02:35:28 PM »

Windows 10 is the last Windows Dave, Microsoft future policy is to keep updating and fiddling about with it until nobody's computer works properly....

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #259 on: December 30, 2015, 04:15:40 PM »

Microsoft future policy is to keep updating and fiddling about with it until nobody's computer works properly....

Colin

Well, they're doing a pretty good job so far!  <*< >>:-(

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #260 on: December 30, 2015, 04:18:18 PM »

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Someone should remind them about what you get when you polish a brown smelly thing (this forum's anti-naughty software is sooooo prudish!!!).
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #261 on: December 31, 2015, 10:29:20 AM »

This topic has been going for over five months now. Aren't we on Windows 11 yet?  %)
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A recent update that has been very noticeable results in you having "Microsoft Windows Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.36)".  So it isn't Win 10 any more.
Apart from the issue of drivers, the "new" system does work enough like the "old" (better, if you come from Win 8).  There is the problem of specialist programs designed around XP, but I've only had to dump a couple of old freebie programs (from W98SE days) and their newer replacements are equally adequate.
While Win 10 was "the most thoroughly tested" it should be remembered that it was, pretty much by definition, tested by the geek community. They are good for testing something new because they really want to, OTOH they tend to look at new stuff through very rosy glasses. 
Being halfway through the free period, now is abut the right time to do the deed.  Usual caveats apply like making sure you have a cloned copy of your old system on a physically separate drive "just in case", and all of your important files are saved separate from the drive carrying "C:\".  Nut we all do that anyway, don't we?
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #262 on: December 31, 2015, 11:16:48 AM »

Really don't know what all the fuss is about.
Firstly regardless of how many updates there are it is Windows 10. Unless they change the name. Like any software just because it has regular upgrades does not make it any less Windows 10.

As long as you do regular restore points and backups , which you should do regardless of the OS you should have no problems. 

Only thing that bugs me is the fact the Emicons still do not work, but is that a problem for MS of in this case the Forum software not being updated by SMF, and to be honest I can do without the smileys as the Forum seems stable at the moment..

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #263 on: January 05, 2016, 09:41:12 PM »


For those who didn't and don't want to jump into the fire

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Follow the links makes interesting reading.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #264 on: January 06, 2016, 07:11:58 PM »

A neighbour has returned from the UK with a shiny new computer with 10 installed. I had to go round today to try and help him into it. I know nothing about 10, but what a ballache, trying to install programs for him and you get the pop up box asking 'what app do you want to open with' with microsnots choice of apps to choose from.

I don't want to flaming well use an app to open anything, I want the computer to let the software open and run its own install program! Now I like to think of myself as computer savvy, but what a complete crock this system is. Why not leave a good thing alone, not everyone wants a desktop or laptop computer to work like or even LOOK like their cellphone.

I finally got all his favourite programs installed but it took me two hours to do.

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #265 on: January 06, 2016, 10:37:06 PM »

Had Win10 on the 'big' PC for an age, now. No issues. Starts in an instant.


I bought a tablet back in December with Win10 on it. (Under a hundred quid, and a ten inch screen. Go me!) No issues.


My Android phone? No issues.


I don't have or run antivirus software other than what's built-in - I DO give the machines a quick check with free mal/trojan-ware 'now and again'. I don't visit dodgy sites, don't open any attachments that I'm not sure of, and I do do banking, shopping, etc.


...No problems.


What I am fanatical about is strong passwords, changed regularly. And a big dose of skepticism when it comes to anything unusual.


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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #266 on: January 06, 2016, 10:45:19 PM »

Cant AGREE with you more Andy....got Win 10 on 2 machines here and can access what ever I want......SO I really don't understand why others are getting problems,and believe you ME I am certaintly NO computer wiz kid far from it.

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #267 on: January 06, 2016, 11:22:07 PM »

'what app do you want to open with' with microsnots choice of apps to choose from.

Nothing new, been doing that since XP if not before.

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #268 on: January 07, 2016, 05:15:11 PM »

Big Brother, Bill Gates, is watching your next build


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35251484
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« Reply #269 on: January 07, 2016, 05:26:26 PM »

I can quite believe that both Andy and Dave do not have any problems with Windows 10, a lot of other people don't either. However there are a huge number of different components out there, display adaptors, chipsets manufacturer specific drivers etc. which are all put together in various configurations and Windows 10 has to work with all of them. If you have one of the mainstream setups then the chances are it will work fine. But if your manufacturer on your particular bit of equipment has tweaked something inside somewhere then you might find that in certain circumstances it results in a glitch. Gradually these issues are being resolved (hopefully). On my PC IE11 can be unstable. Firefox works better but doesn't allow me to upload photos to the MB website. It can be frustrating, but trying to pin down exactly where the problems lie is almost impossible.

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #270 on: January 07, 2016, 07:43:13 PM »

I don't think mainstream has anything to do with it!

I have been wanting to purchase a new high spec business computer for 18 months but wanted it to ship with Windows 10 pre-installed. The spec of the PC I was looking at had not changed for 12 months (since December 2014). My account manager at Dell wanted me to purchase (October 2015) an existing stock W8.1 PC and use the free upgrade route to W10. I asked why they were not shipping with W10 pre-installed, I was told it was simply due to the amount of pre-configured computers in the warehouse but something alerted my 6th sense so I held fire.

Whilst looking on-line, the model I was after suddenly was shipping with W10, but before I got around to ordering the web listing was changed back to W8.1 Then early December a new reworked considerably higher spec PC for the same money was launched with W10 and I am typing this post on it. No complaints and a blisteringly fast PC.

In my many conversations with my account manager he eventually admitted that W10 was not 100% compatible with the PC's we had first spoken about, they had problems and that's why they had gone back to shipping with W8.1 .

The PC I originally had my eye on was still being shipped (DELL) right up until late November 2015 and by the admission of the sales guy not 100% W10 compatible. So had I purchased it in Oct/Nov 2015 and upgraded to W10  I could be writing a very different post!

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« Reply #271 on: January 07, 2016, 08:11:33 PM »

Windows 10 would have been tested with many of what I would describe as 'mainstream' current component sets from the major suppliers. Clearly the PC you are referring to had something in it which caused problems, either by itself or in combination with other components. PCs are an assemblage of bits and pieces from all over the shop which change all the time so it is entirely likely that one particular setup from a particular manufacturer can and does suffer compatibility failure. Very often the problem lies in the software drivers as these are where manufacturers take a 'standard' offering and then adapt it to their own particular requirements. Sometimes they get away with it, sometimes they don't. Browsers on proprietary machines can also be adulterated to work with the supplier's own software but sometimes at the expense of not working properly with more generic software. Older software is frequently not updated and gets left behind causing various bugs to develop. The varying manifestations of this Forum's emoticons and quote facilities is a good case in point. They work for some people but not for others for no apparent reason.

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #272 on: January 09, 2016, 03:44:24 PM »

Does anybody here know if Monzilla Firefox and Windows 10 are compatible  -  having endless bother with firefox not responding
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« Reply #273 on: January 09, 2016, 05:30:31 PM »

No problem here - FF actually just updated to 43.0.4.


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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #274 on: January 09, 2016, 06:07:55 PM »

Thanks for that
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