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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by MysteryMan, Jun 1, 2015.
as always thank you for the heads up
You're welcome. Glad to be of help.
A Windows update last week knocked off both my microphone and speaker. I got a message "No device installed" when I tried to update the driver. Fortunately I was able to recover using an Acronis True Image backup but I now have Windows Updates paused until July 4. MS seems to be running into more and more update problems.
ATTENTION: Feature Update for Windows 10 Version 2004 has been released. When you Check for Updates you will be asked when to start the download procedure. This is a very large program. "SIGNIFICANT" time is needed to download/install/restart this update. After installing this update a lengthy restart will begin. Your PC will restart several times. When restart is complete your PC will be running Windows 10 Version 2004 Build: 19041.329. After installing this update you will need to install 2020-06 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 2004 (KB4561600) and 2020-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 2004 (KB4552929). Moderate time is needed to download/install/restart these two updates.
Heh heh heh heh heeeeeehhhh......
windows 10 has fast boot times. my pc is booted up in 3 seconds. windows 7 took a while to boot up even with SSD'S
Win 10 boot time on my 7-year-old HP Pavilion was 4-5 minutes. I replaced that computer last month with a new HP Pavilion with an SSD and boot time is now about 30 seconds.
It would be very silly to purchase a new computer nowadays and not get a SSD. I just looked at NewEgg, and 1TB 2.5" SSDs range from $90 to $120 now for a decent one.
I'm on hold on building a new computer due to several needed home improvements that need to be paid off. By that time. 2TB m2 SSDs should be at a more reasonable level.
2020-07 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 2004 (KB4565627) and 2020-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 2004 Build: 19041.388 (KB4565503) have been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart of these updates. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
I've spent time this week upgrading an OLD Dell Inspiron 1720 (came out with Vista on it, was last running Win7 Pro) to Win 10 Pro (32 bit). After getting rid of the old win7 files - it's actually faster and leaves much more disk space. Needed to update the Dell BIOS from A04 to A09 (from 2008), then upgrading went like a champ (Yes it will run on 3 and even 2GB RAM (we also have a Lenovo Netbook).
2020-07 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 2004 (KB4562899) and 2020-07 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 2004 Build: 19041.423 (KB4568831) have been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
What Microsoft calls "quality improvements" is what the rest of us call fixes (whether the entirely solve the problem without creating more problems isn't assured) of long-standing security issues with Microsoft unleashing low-quality code on Windows users. It doesn't matter whether the flaws are the fault of the programmers or compilers, the flaws are in there.
If you follow the CERT list of recent vulnerabilities, most (if not all) of the recent Windows OS vulnerabilities also impact Windows 10 as well so Microsoft's claims about Windows 10 being the most secure Windows ever are substantially false. There is also a significant list of vulnerabilities that apparently only impact Windows 10 and Server 2016 that really drive the point home.
Microsoft needs to lead by example if they truly want to improve the security of Windows based computers.
I agree it's a stretch to call all those updates "quality improvements."
In some cases, these are to resolve some regression defects. But, what can you do? Pay the Apple tax, or experience the wilds of Linux.
Also, the business world resolves around Microsoft Office. That critter doesn't exist until Linux.
I created this thread back in 2015 to keep people informed of the latest features and updates from Microsoft and nothing more. Microsoft is far from being perfect and has it's flaws but then so is every other service provider. If you have advice for Microsoft or have a grievance with them it would be better suited to tell them and not me. In this thread I'm simply the messenger.
You should take a look at Libre Office. It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux as well as some other platforms.
It doesn't work as well as an OLE replacement but for doing the mundane stuff, it is as good in most respects and arguably more efficient in most cases. Then again, I have serious issues with the ribbon.
I did not intend my reply to be an attack on your but rather a recognition that Microsoft uses some pretty squishy terms to define both what it is doing and perhaps more importantly, why they are doing it.