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  #1537257 21-Apr-2016 09:48
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Installed all updates overnight. Interestingly it's now offering Intel drivers and NVIDIA video drivers, even though this is a laptop...

 

I am tempted to install the Windows 10 update but this is a review unit, so...





 

 

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  #1537271 21-Apr-2016 10:16
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mikee13:

 

Actually the best way of "making it go faster" (and work properly) is too download and install Ubuntu 15.10 laughing

 

 

 

 

But the new desktop sucks. Seriously, no ability to put icons on your desktop? Linux mint, much better, based on Ubuntu but much more friendly.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1537655 21-Apr-2016 17:48
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freitasm:

Installed all updates overnight. Interestingly it's now offering Intel drivers and NVIDIA video drivers, even though this is a laptop...


I am tempted to install the Windows 10 update but this is a review unit, so...



It's got nvidia and Intel graphics tho.
Ask them if you can install 10, a regular customer probably will/would?

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  #1538028 22-Apr-2016 11:58
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Chill pill bro.

 

We respect peoples opinions on here.

 

I don't go around calling Linux admins losers or neckbeards, and don't like it when someone calls my employer M$ or my product Windoze.

 

Have a nice day

 

EDIT: I see your post I replied to is now deleted




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  #1538029 22-Apr-2016 12:00
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Banned a user for FUG breach. Posts removed.




 

 

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  #1538036 22-Apr-2016 12:20
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blakamin:

 

Send it back?
It's absolutely ridiculous that 10 isn't installed.

 

 

 

 

 

edit: just saw the Oz RRP of the 14... woahhh... I'd want someone to come to my house and install 10 for that money!

 

 

 

 

/me sigh

 

It's a WORK device, usually used for CAD/CAM, which some versions aren't compatible/supported with 10. 

 

 


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  #1554649 18-May-2016 10:32
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Fantastic.




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Location: Dunedin

 

 


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  #1555763 19-May-2016 18:30
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networkn:

 

blakamin:

 

Send it back?
It's absolutely ridiculous that 10 isn't installed.

 

 

 

 

 

edit: just saw the Oz RRP of the 14... woahhh... I'd want someone to come to my house and install 10 for that money!

 

 

 

 

/me sigh

 

It's a WORK device, usually used for CAD/CAM, which some versions aren't compatible/supported with 10. 

 

 

 

 

I honestly, hand to heart, would have to say I find windows 7 faster. My sons i5, win 10, installed minecraft, clapped out, patched and fixed but lagged at low res, low def, short render distances etc. Installed Win 7, turned all the setting up to 10 and as smooth as an Irishman's charms.

 

also seeing more and more Win10 machines struggling with 100% disk time for first 5 - 15 mins after startup, impossible to work on within the first 5 mins of start up. Seeing it across brands, models and specs. The only fix seems to be SSD drive, but it is worryinmg that a new 'fast' os needs ssd to run properly on startup.

 

Sticking with Win 7 is not a bad option. Expecially around graphics rendering - as you can use your own or vendor drivers, not generic / MS approved versions.

 

 


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  #1588580 9-Jul-2016 00:31
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nathan:

 

just announced

 

 

 

Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

 


https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/05/17/simplifying-updates-for-windows-7-and-8-1/

 

 

 

 

After much agony and anger with Win 7 updates, I decided to get the Convenience Rollup aka Service Pack 2 a whirl.      I did a fresh install with Windows 7 with SP1,  got the April 2015 servicing stack update for Windows 7.

 

Then I got the 316mb Convenience Rollup from the Update Catalog website.   (After running IE11 as Administrator - it wouldn't work for me as an ordinary user.    Found that tip somewhere.

 

Anyway the Rollup took only a few minutes to install.     I then made sure updates were set to come automatically and went to bed!    In the morning a few more updates had been found and after a re-boot I checked for new updates &

 

it worked almost instantly.    A couple of important updates and a big list of optional ones of which I have installed none.

 

 

 

I am quite impressed.   For me it was/is my last attempt at getting Windows 7 working properly with all the updates.     Although I am now more of a Linux Ubuntu or Linux Mint user I still have a soft spot for Windows 7 & it's nice to have a Windows 7 installation to use if I need to.

 

 

 

 




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  #1588629 9-Jul-2016 08:36
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I can't get the roll up because the Windows Catalog is not working on my HTPC.




 

 

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  #1588642 9-Jul-2016 09:29
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freitasm: I can't get the roll up because the Windows Catalog is not working on my HTPC.

 

 

 

maybe use another PC to download it, then transfer and install




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  #1588749 9-Jul-2016 12:17
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Thanks. Tried on my Windows 10 laptop. The ActiveX is installed but when I find the update the [ADD] button does nothing.

 

EMET complained about it during install. Related?





 

 

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  #1588750 9-Jul-2016 12:19
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Downloading on a Windows 7 virtual machine now... 





 

 

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  #1588822 9-Jul-2016 14:33
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freitasm:

Thanks. Tried on my Windows 10 laptop. The ActiveX is installed but when I find the update the [ADD] button does nothing.


EMET complained about it during install. Related?



Not sure. We'll be removing the ActiveX control shortly requirement for MU soon.

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