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  #1533909 16-Apr-2016 12:00
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Yabanize:

 

4 Year old Samsung Laptop doesn't have very good drivers for Windows 10 or 8, so im stuck with 7. Otherwise performance is bad (especially graphics) scroll lag, video lag, videos don't play etc

 

 

 

 

Have you tried with generic OEM drivers from Intel and other hardware providers?


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  #1533945 16-Apr-2016 13:30
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Settings.... Update would have shown yesterday that an update and restart was scheduled and there would/ should have been a notification sent to the action centre. On the settings screen you would have been able to deal with how the schedule update was handled.

I make it a habit of checking settings update on a regular basis to avoid surprises and potential pain.


 


No doubt it did, and I was fine with it updating during the night last night so I would have left it to do its thing - what I don't understand is why it doesn't complete the update for all users when it does the update during the night.  Instead when you try to log in the next morning it spends another 20 minutes finishing doing whatever it needed to do.  My computer was on all night - why not update completely for all users on the computer during that time...?


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The Anniversay Update coming in a few months improves this. Should be in the Windows Insider Preview builds already

 
 
 
 


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@Nathan Cool, good to know, looking forward to that then :)


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  #1533948 16-Apr-2016 13:56
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Yabanize:

 

4 Year old Samsung Laptop doesn't have very good drivers for Windows 10 or 8, so im stuck with 7. Otherwise performance is bad (especially graphics) scroll lag, video lag, videos don't play etc

 

 

 

 

Have you tried with generic OEM drivers from Intel and other hardware providers?

 

 

Yes, when you download the thing from AMD it doesn't actually install the drivers, it just installs the control center etc, as the driver was already installed via windows update but it doesn't work properly


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  #1533978 16-Apr-2016 15:14
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Yabanize:

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Yabanize:


4 Year old Samsung Laptop doesn't have very good drivers for Windows 10 or 8, so im stuck with 7. Otherwise performance is bad (especially graphics) scroll lag, video lag, videos don't play etc



 


Have you tried with generic OEM drivers from Intel and other hardware providers?



Yes, when you download the thing from AMD it doesn't actually install the drivers, it just installs the control center etc, as the driver was already installed via windows update but it doesn't work properly



Can you force a driver manually or does Windows block you from doing so?




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  #1533983 16-Apr-2016 15:20
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4 Year old Samsung Laptop doesn't have very good drivers for Windows 10 or 8, so im stuck with 7. Otherwise performance is bad (especially graphics) scroll lag, video lag, videos don't play etc

 

 

really? my 7 year old asus F50S has had no issue thus far.

 

Has crappy crackle in the sound but that was there in WIN7


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hi,i dont know if im in the right place,but im running windows 10 on a hp compaq dc7700 sff computer and i want to update my graphics card,im using a intel 82945g express chipset family graphics card now,can any one suggest a cheap card i could put in please,i do not run any games i just want it to improve watching live sport and movies.

 
 
 
 


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  #1536619 20-Apr-2016 13:41
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happyone65: hi,i dont know if im in the right place,but im running windows 10 on a hp compaq dc7700 sff computer and i want to update my graphics card,im using a intel 82945g express chipset family graphics card now,can any one suggest a cheap card i could put in please,i do not run any games i just want it to improve watching live sport and movies.

 

not the right place :)

 

try a new thread here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=50 


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Installing an older HP printer is harder in Windows 10 than it was with Windows 3.1 or Windows 95.    If I remember rightly if you had an older HP Inkjet printer Windows 95 would instantly recognise it or as a very similar model, & it would install automatically.

 

With Windows 10 I had to go to the HP website and download not just the driver but the full install package of about 190mb.     HP had the file listed in 2 places and the first download was corrupt.   It would only download properly when I did 'Save target as...'     It mentioned you could download just the driver but there was no link to that.   

 

With Linux Ubuntu 14.04 or Mint 17.3  the printer is recognised instantly when you go to add printer & takes all of 30 seconds, and it's been that easy for years.    So why the heck can't Microsoft with all its vast resources of money and staff do a better job on simple stuff like this?

 

 

 

 


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Why can't it make Windows backup work after all those years and versions of development? First it spends hours spinning the drive, then dumps everything when a single file has a single error, and then refuses to provide any useful information whatsoever About the error, except that 'something went wrong'. I have been running into multiple instances of this kind of thing since the days of MS-DOS.

 

 

 

 





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  #1547675 6-May-2016 15:19
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Installing an older HP printer is harder in Windows 10 than it was with Windows 3.1 or Windows 95.    If I remember rightly if you had an older HP Inkjet printer Windows 95 would instantly recognise it or as a very similar model, & it would install automatically.

 

With Windows 10 I had to go to the HP website and download not just the driver but the full install package of about 190mb.     HP had the file listed in 2 places and the first download was corrupt.   It would only download properly when I did 'Save target as...'     It mentioned you could download just the driver but there was no link to that.   

 

With Linux Ubuntu 14.04 or Mint 17.3  the printer is recognised instantly when you go to add printer & takes all of 30 seconds, and it's been that easy for years.    So why the heck can't Microsoft with all its vast resources of money and staff do a better job on simple stuff like this?

 

 

It's hard to comment about an unnamed printer but I've had a more normal experience.

 

Windows 8/10 automatically installs printer drivers for my older HP laser printers and a 3 year-old inkjet printer. The only issue has been that the default driver provided through Windows does not provide full support for the printer features I use, e.g. booklet printing, so I have to get the more complete driver from HP's support website anyway.

 

It was worse back in the days when Windows came on a disk with a standard set of printer drivers. That's why most printers had a compatibility mode: EPSON/IBM for dot matrix and LaserJet/PostScript for laser. From Windows 2000 we had the HCL (Hardware Compatibility List) but I'm not sure where we find out what is available now.

 

 

 

Edit: A useful how to which shows what should happen

 

 


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  #1547677 6-May-2016 15:22
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Why can't it make Windows backup work after all those years and versions of development? First it spends hours spinning the drive, then dumps everything when a single file has a single error, and then refuses to provide any useful information whatsoever About the error, except that 'something went wrong'. I have been running into multiple instances of this kind of thing since the days of MS-DOS.

 

 

Why not use one of the excellent and free third-party products? Windows Backup has traditionally been one of the slowest options anyway.


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  #1547682 6-May-2016 15:29
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You're absolutely right. I just wanted to do a quick and dirty backup and I thought surely they have figured it out by now. I should have known better.

 

 





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  #1547685 6-May-2016 15:38
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Rikkitic:

 

You're absolutely right. I just wanted to do a quick and dirty backup and I thought surely they have figured it out by now. I should have known better.

 

 

 

 

I have never got "a quick and dirty backup" that way. Restores were worse, mainly for the same reason. It has always taken twice the time of Macrium Reflect Free and similar programs but with less than half the flexibility.


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Anyone know how to get the mouse to stop jamming in the corner of the monitor when moving between screens. Really getting annoying now I have 3 at the same height.





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