Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:37

This particular Microsoft route seems a bit convoluted... What I did was to simply Bing "problems with Windows update" and uncovered a link for a simple WU reset program Microsoft has made...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:53

@mrmingus

What I did when I had some problems with Windows update failing to install (prior to the December rollup) was to reset Windows update via Microsoft's Win8.1 method...(I don't have...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 13:42

Explorer crash bug was fixed by the December Win10TP rollup--I installed yesterday, file dated 12/1, via Windows update.

About Windows update: be good to yourself and use the Explorer.exe...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 09:32

I know, but it's just a cell phone...Who cares?...;)

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 15:17

@c_desul

Bing the word "Ghostery" and your wish shall be granted. McAffee is horrible, btw--dump it, fast. Windows Defender (included in the Win10TP) is much, much better. Turning off...

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 15:10

You can't get more "Fischer-Price" than Apple, imo...;) It's always puzzled me the importance some people place on how they *think* the outside shell of a tech-product looks--what sort of "image...

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 13:50

@ michael alan goff

What is not substantial is changing the kernel number to 10. Change it to "OS Z" and it's still the very same thing. My point was that *by itself* changing the number...

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 13:31

Ok, I think enough is enough, Paul (j/k, sort of)...;) Microsoft releases a fitness band and suddenly the "Thurrot WinSupersite" is transformed into "Thurrot's Gold-Key Gym"?

I mean,...

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 14:46

@jpetrides

I believe it's a reading comprehension issue. People read "Beta OS, use at your own risk," but their brains see, "Best OS, use for everything you need." Speech comprehension...

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 14:12

If Microsoft wants to succeed in the computer software biz (yea, like it hasn't, and I don't give a rap about cell phones of any kind...;)), then I have the following sage advice:

Whatever...

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 14:06

Oh, gee...more good money after bad...nobody really cares about the *version number* of the kernel. Oh, my...the brains inside the company are shrinking, I suppose, as this must "simplify" things...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:48

I think I'll be eschewing the "fast" channel builds from now on...I've had more BSODs in the last week than in the last several years...! Sure wish they'd change that goofy BSOD screen, though......

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:10

In Microsoft's defense, certainly, this was a "fast" channel release and it was made clear from the start that those would be buggier than the "slow" channel releases. Installing it is optional...

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:31

I'm certainly sensitive to people's various feelings as expressed in this thread, but, my God, *placeholders* are the only damn thing that attracted you to Win10?...;) *snicker* Talk about not...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:57

I am very surprised at the number of people responding to this thread who are "alarmed" (putting it mildly) because the Win10TP's are 100% betas--that is, 100% unfinished software. I cannot see...

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 00:10

Lol...;) What a world of humans as Lemmings is being produced...! (The following scenario is fictional but may be too close for comfort, I'm afraid...)--I'm also full of glad tidings and...

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:38

@ Kuttyjoe

Conversely, as someone who enjoys configuring & buying his own hardware (as opposed to what an OEM like Apple or Dell prefers to sell me), OS X doesn't come close to meeting...

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:13

@Freak77Power

I don't think there's any question that Win10 done right for the desktop will not only boost Windows share from its slight down-tick because of the unfortunate decisions made...

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:14

Of course you are right about the future of the desktop...finally (j/k)...;) There's no doubt the company lost focus there for awhile. It is remarkable that some might consider a foray into...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:07

I actually had an update failure the first time for 9860--reverted back to the original 10TP automatically. Error code: 0xC1900101-0x3000D. Turned off Defender real-time and tried again, and...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 09:59

It would be really interesting to see Apple free-up OS X so it would run on virtually any PC as does Windows (even on a Mac x86 PC.) It would be interesting to see if these emulator companies...

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 11:00

If installing to a desktop, Windows 10TP automatically defaults to the start menu--at least, it did for me (although it is no big deal to enable the menu, it's nice to know that even the TP is...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 18:22

@Nevada...

Yes, I installed a UEFI upgrade of 8.1-10TP in-place right from the mounted .ISO in an 8.1 boot. Worked flawlessly. Then, just to try out a theory, I did it again, only this...

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 16:07

If you find the text in the the start menu a little small (it doesn't respond to the standard text dpi settings under desktop/right-click/screen resolutions--unless I've missed a setting there),...

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:55

Of course it's "desktop-centered"...designed for mouse & keyboard...;) >95% of all the personal computers on the planet are non-touch, so Microsoft suffered some kind of brain aneurism...

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 22:44

Love the new start menu--which I find I'm a little surprised about--uh, that I like it this much, I mean. I really dig the right-left/click nature of it--very nice and maybe the best start menu...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 15:44

The self-configuration routines appear to be really smart... Although my installation of Win10 was to a separate, clean partition, somehow...someway...Win10 knew that I liked my taskbar at the...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 08:11

Installed into a separate partition--yes, never asks for it but it is still nice to have it supplied (thinking about Murphy)...;)

So far, looks fabulous! First thing I did was unpin the...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:52

@Peter42

The problem with applications not scaling properly with DPI is entirely the fault of the application--has nothing to do with the OS. Many applications are simply hard-coded to use...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 18:16

Looks really good so far, imo! Another point to be made that artificially speeding up OS revisions simply to conform to some arbitrary amount of time is a bad, bad idea. If anything, five years...

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