Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23
Rikkitic
Awrrr
15629 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1827644 23-Jul-2017 16:40
Send private message

So many things not to like about Windows. MS must be doing something right, though, because the stock price has shot up.

 

 





Plesse igmore amd axxept applogies in adbance fir anu typos

 


 


Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Trend Micro provides enhanced protection against viruses, malware, ransomware and spyware and more for your connected devices.

gzt

gzt
13736 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1846061 13-Aug-2017 21:43
Send private message

I looked at a recently updated creators machine today. Edge starts and exits immediately. Several online sources say delete the Edge profile from appdata to fix that. The user is mostly on Chrome so not urgent. I might try that in a month or so, if MS have not resolved it with an update.

freitasm
BDFL - Memuneh
74180 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
ID Verified
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1851736 24-Aug-2017 09:51
Send private message

One month to the date I refreshed Windows 10, and it already lost file associations:

 





Support Geekzone by subscribing, making a donation. or using one of our referral links: Sharesies | Goodsync  | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Norton 360 | Lenovo laptops 

 

freitasm on Keybase | My technology disclosure

 

 

 

 

 

 




networkn

27705 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1851741 24-Aug-2017 10:01
Send private message

freitasm:

 

One month to the date I refreshed Windows 10, and it already lost file associations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG I am so SICK of seeing that Dialog box. It's hard to believe these bugs aren't squashed. 

 

Starting Windows 8, I strongly feel I have no idea what MS is doing to my machine day to day. It's layers upon layers of smoke and mirrors. 

 

So many odd behaviours. Things are not transparent. Task Manager shows I have 6GB memory used but no way I can see where, even with other tools. Memory just disappears. Same with Processor. A parent process like Chrome will show it's using 30% CPU, but the total combined of all CPU may be only 15%.

 

There is so much going on behind the scenes I feel I don't have any control over my own computers. 

 

 

 

 


freitasm
BDFL - Memuneh
74180 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
ID Verified
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1851744 24-Aug-2017 10:04
Send private message

I think it's time for a simpler OS. One that does not have legacy support. One that runs latest applications only, no 32 bit support, no bloated support for things that aren't ever going to be used.

 

No, don't suggest Linux. That's not going to happen. Ever.





Support Geekzone by subscribing, making a donation. or using one of our referral links: Sharesies | Goodsync  | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Norton 360 | Lenovo laptops 

 

freitasm on Keybase | My technology disclosure

 

 

 

 

 

 


MikeB4
17170 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Subscriber

  #1851780 24-Aug-2017 11:06
Send private message

freitasm:

 

I think it's time for a simpler OS. One that does not have legacy support. One that runs latest applications only, no 32 bit support, no bloated support for things that aren't ever going to be used.

 

No, don't suggest Linux. That's not going to happen. Ever.

 

 

 

 

What about Linux ? tongue-outinnocentwink


nathan
5695 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1851792 24-Aug-2017 11:23
Send private message

freitasm:

 

I think it's time for a simpler OS. One that does not have legacy support. One that runs latest applications only, no 32 bit support, no bloated support for things that aren't ever going to be used.

 

No, don't suggest Linux. That's not going to happen. Ever.

 

 

Windows 10 S

 

Windows 10 S brings the experiences Windows users know and love, streamlined for security and performance. By exclusively using apps in the Windows Store and ensuring that you browse safely with Microsoft Edge and keeps you running fast and secure. It is ideal for people who have everything they need in the Windows Store and prefer the peace of mind of secure and verified Windows Store applications.




nathan
5695 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1851795 24-Aug-2017 11:24
Send private message

networkn:

 

freitasm:

 

One month to the date I refreshed Windows 10, and it already lost file associations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG I am so SICK of seeing that Dialog box. It's hard to believe these bugs aren't squashed. 

 

Starting Windows 8, I strongly feel I have no idea what MS is doing to my machine day to day. It's layers upon layers of smoke and mirrors. 

 

So many odd behaviours. Things are not transparent. Task Manager shows I have 6GB memory used but no way I can see where, even with other tools. Memory just disappears. Same with Processor. A parent process like Chrome will show it's using 30% CPU, but the total combined of all CPU may be only 15%.

 

There is so much going on behind the scenes I feel I don't have any control over my own computers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

where do you see that dialog box in relation to?  Adobe PDF??


networkn

27705 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1851804 24-Aug-2017 11:32
Send private message

nathan:

 

networkn:

 

freitasm:

 

One month to the date I refreshed Windows 10, and it already lost file associations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG I am so SICK of seeing that Dialog box. It's hard to believe these bugs aren't squashed. 

 

Starting Windows 8, I strongly feel I have no idea what MS is doing to my machine day to day. It's layers upon layers of smoke and mirrors. 

 

So many odd behaviours. Things are not transparent. Task Manager shows I have 6GB memory used but no way I can see where, even with other tools. Memory just disappears. Same with Processor. A parent process like Chrome will show it's using 30% CPU, but the total combined of all CPU may be only 15%.

 

There is so much going on behind the scenes I feel I don't have any control over my own computers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

where do you see that dialog box in relation to?  Adobe PDF??

 

 

PDF's are a common one, but I've even had things like txt, eml, all sorts of things. Other super frustrating thing as an insider, is every new release and often every reboot, my default audio devices get messed up, so my HDMI monitor defaults to the audio device despite having no speakers. It's lots and lots of little things, death by a thousand papercuts. I used to have a lot more time to chase down stuff like this, but these days, I do expect basic functionality to remain untouched. My privacy settings also got changed recently too. That annoyed me a fair bit, but again, I don't have a huge amount of time to spend opening cases. I've mentioned in this thread a number of times that the feedback app only probably works every 2nd or 3rd insider build. The metro type apps are the bain of my existance, they are SO unreliable. I got sick of calculator not working, and reinstated the W7 one. 

 

In 2017, it should not be required. 

 

 


freitasm
BDFL - Memuneh
74180 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
ID Verified
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #1851812 24-Aug-2017 11:38
Send private message

nathan:

 

freitasm:

 

I think it's time for a simpler OS. One that does not have legacy support. One that runs latest applications only, no 32 bit support, no bloated support for things that aren't ever going to be used.

 

No, don't suggest Linux. That's not going to happen. Ever.

 

 

Windows 10 S

 

Windows 10 S brings the experiences Windows users know and love, streamlined for security and performance. By exclusively using apps in the Windows Store and ensuring that you browse safely with Microsoft Edge and keeps you running fast and secure. It is ideal for people who have everything they need in the Windows Store and prefer the peace of mind of secure and verified Windows Store applications.

 

 

I don't have anything I need in the Windows Store. I actually don't use any built-in Windows app and don't use the Window Store.





Support Geekzone by subscribing, making a donation. or using one of our referral links: Sharesies | Goodsync  | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Norton 360 | Lenovo laptops 

 

freitasm on Keybase | My technology disclosure

 

 

 

 

 

 


richms
25295 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1851836 24-Aug-2017 12:12
Send private message

I only use solitare and minesweeper from the store and their stupidity of a 10 computer limit in the store makes it useless




Richard rich.ms

networkn

27705 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1851858 24-Aug-2017 12:39
Send private message

Linux on the desktop is for people with far too much time on their hands. 

 

 


MikeB4
17170 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Subscriber

  #1851864 24-Aug-2017 12:48
Send private message

networkn:

 

Linux on the desktop is for people with far too much time on their hands. 

 

 

 

 

Linux is fun, you can spend days and days and days stitching together an 90's OS, get it right then change Distros and start all over again tongue-out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note, I actually like messing with Linux, why does that sound like an AA opening remark tongue-out 


djtOtago
831 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1851873 24-Aug-2017 13:13
Send private message

networkn:

 

<snipped> I got sick of calculator not working, and reinstated the W7 one. <snipped> 

 

 

This little gem is a life saver. The Win 10 Calculator app was driving me insane with its behavior. I didn't think about trying to install Win 7 calculator.
Done it now. brilliant. 


kiwifidget
"Cookie"
2649 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1851889 24-Aug-2017 13:19
Send private message

I'm not sure which update did it, but I cant search in Outlook 2010 anymore.





Delete cookies?! Are you insane?!


1 | ... | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

Belkin Screenforce Tempered Glass Screen Protector and Bumper - Apple Watch
Posted 15-Aug-2022 17:20


Samsung Introducing Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4
Posted 11-Aug-2022 01:00


Samsung Unveils Health Innovations with Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Posted 11-Aug-2022 01:00


Google Bringing First Cloud Region to Aotearoa New Zealand
Posted 10-Aug-2022 08:51


ANZ To Move to FIS Modern Banking Platform
Posted 10-Aug-2022 08:28


GoPro Hero10 Black Review
Posted 8-Aug-2022 17:41


Amazon to Acquire iRobot
Posted 6-Aug-2022 11:41


Samsung x LIFE Picture Collection Brings Iconic Moments in History to The Frame
Posted 4-Aug-2022 17:04


Norton Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report: Phishing for New Bait on Social Media
Posted 4-Aug-2022 16:50


Microsoft Announces New Solutions for Threat Intelligence and Attack Surface Management
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:54


Seagate Addresses Hyperscale Workloads with Enterprise-Class Nytro SSDs
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:50


Visa Launching Eco-friendly Payment Solutions in New Zealand
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:48


NCR Delivers Services to Run Bank of New Zealand ATM Network
Posted 30-Jul-2022 11:06


New HP Portfolio Supports New Era of Hybrid Work
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:14


Harman Kardon Launches Citation MultiBeam 1100 Soundbar
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:10









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







GoodSync is the easiest file sync and backup for Windows and Mac