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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: Today at 04:59:40 PM
Why it has decided to pull this shit I haven't a clue, but it's a - Microsoft Listed Windows 10 Compatible - Asus Commando motherboard with the latest BIOS installed (it was a condition of computability) a few weeks back to be sure it didn't flake on its own (which it didn't).

Sure it's a bit of an antique...but it's all I got to work with at the moment.

Well, my motherboard *is* an antique...a Gigabyte running an X58a chipset. I have no idea if it's on Microsoft's special list or not, but I just checked. My 6 GB of RAM is being reported correctly.


Apparently I just needed to RTFM ... It was a legacy setting that had gotten reset when I flashed the BIOS a few weeks back.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: August 01, 2015, 07:43:12 PM
I've been through all those, and they only control whether or not the notifications show up in the Action Center. No combination I could think of - even after an Outlook restart - would result in the old style informative behavior.

Have you tried lengthening the popup interval time in Outlook to something crazy long like 10-20 seconds?

I hadn't thought to try that, but I strongly suspect the behavior is by design to showcase the all new - Whoop-De-Do - Action Center.


At any rate, I've managed to encounter a more pressing and completely baffling issue after upgrading my home machine to 10 this afternoon. It seems that for some delightfully insane reason the system has chosen to report that only 3 of the 4 GB of RAM in the 64-bit machine are "usable". Why it has decided to pull this shit I haven't a clue, but it's a - Microsoft Listed Windows 10 Compatible - Asus Commando motherboard with the latest BIOS installed (it was a condition of computability) a few weeks back to be sure it didn't flake on its own (which it didn't).

Sure it's a bit of an antique...but it's all I got to work with at the moment.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 31, 2015, 06:10:24 PM
OS upgrades are always extra tough when the user has a lot of customizations

Quite true. I was using EmEditor as the default for viewing source in IE on my office workstation before the upgrade, and now when I try to view source in Edge the damn things just freezes. I've not a clue why/how the two are related...but it seems rather apparent that they are..(hehe).
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: [SOLVED] Boot problem/s on: July 31, 2015, 06:03:41 PM
but I'm not clear if this can be restored to a non partitioned or differently partitioned drive....

Yes, it can.

I had to do it last year on a Server 2008 R2 Domain controller. The OS was on a (Dell OEM Install much like yours) single disk, and needed to be moved to a mirrored RAID array. I took a backup on the OS, and restored it to a newly created partition on the Array. Then ran through the below commands which I pasted here from a .doc file I made for myself to use in the future.

MS Boot Configuration Data Editor
For When Boot Fails Because the OS is Missing!
The following procedure is used to completely rebuild the Windows Vista, 7, 2008 boot configuration when it has either been badly damaged, or when restoring the OS to different hardware with a different disk/partition configuration (however it doesn't hurt to run all of them...as long as it's done in this order).

1.   Boot from appropriate OS media.
2.   Select the current Windows installation if available.
3.   Choose Command Prompt and run the below commands (some may be optional):
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
attrib -s -h -r C:\boot\BDC (this one can be skipped if it's gone)
del C:\boot\BCD (this can obviously be skipped if it's gone)
bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
bcdboot.exe C:\Windows /S C: /L en-us (this one is very critical - Specifically the language switch - adjust accordingly if you're not using English)

(This part is here only for reference)
Diskpart can also be used to mark a partition as active from the Windows RE.
Diskpart
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK (followed by the number of the disk – most likely 0)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION (followed by the partition number – most likely 0)
ACTIVE
EXIT
(end of just for reference.


Windows startup recovery should now work ... If it doesn't, boot to the OS install disk and run:
x:\sources\recovery\StartRep.exe

Startup repair launched this way is a bit more aggressive about getting the deal closed than the other GUI launched startup repair - I have no idea why...I just know that it is. I have however - recently with a (virus devastated) Win7 laptop - had some success with using the GUI based startup repair, but only after the above commands were run.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Question regarding Win10 upgrade on: July 31, 2015, 04:55:34 PM
40!!! Good to see ya man!!!

I understand there's also a directory containing the downloaded update for 10 that can be removed to prevent it from happening, but I don't know what that directory is. Or if that will fix Windows Update to start showing Win7 updates again.

[hidden] C:\$Windows.~BT\

^My Guess, because that's what all the Insider Update upgrades used.

Are they really sure they don't want the upgrade?? Because it looking to be a really nice OS ... I'm already starting to roll it out at the office, and at one of our new clients. I'm using it at work, and on my laptop ... I'll also be upgrading my - 2006 era - home flagship workstation this weekend..

It does seem like there was a cancel reservation option somewhere...but damn if I can remember where it was (sorry).
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 31, 2015, 06:26:45 AM
Posting from Edge in Windows 10.  No problems upgrading from the upgrade wizard.  Thmbsup

I hope posting from the edge is more fun than living on the edge.


That depends entirely on what you're living on the edge of.. Wink
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 30, 2015, 06:29:56 PM
In my experience, Windows 10 has a balloon/slider which shows for a second or two and then disappears to the Action Center where you can view it if you missed it.

With Office 2010 on Windows 10 yes, you do get a balloon. But not with Office 2013 and Windows 10.


Try Settings -> System -> Notifications & actions and see if you can enable notifications for Outlook somewhere in there.

I've been through all those, and they only control whether or not the notifications show up in the Action Center. No combination I could think of - even after an Outlook restart - would result in the old style informative behavior.

Anyone else experiencing apps opening (minimized to taskbar) when logging in from lock screen?


Haven't seen that one, but I have noticed that Edge can be a bit "shy" at times, and will periodically disappear only to show up again later minimized (all session tabs intact) in the task bar.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 30, 2015, 04:39:37 PM
I ran into an interesting annoyance with the combination of Office 2013 and Windows 10 today. Normally I keep Outlook running but minimized so I can see the popup -(was a balloon from the tray, but in 2013 is a slide out in the top right corner)- notice of incoming mail that showed the sender, subject line, and (space permitting) a snippet of the body content.

With the new 13/10 combination, these messages are relegated to the 'Action Center' exclusively so nothing shows when mail comes in...until I interrupt what I'm doing and manually click on the Action Center which then gives a list of (all the) newly arrived mail. Which IMO totally sucks, because I now have to leave Outlook visible just to see what came in to decide on its relevance.

Anybody know how to get the time saving balloons back?
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 05:58:23 PM
I finally got Windows 10 to install...

I suspect you may right about the symlinks causing the issue, as I had a few in my main workstation's configuration also and the upgrade handled them very badly. They still work...just not quite as intended. So it's making a real mess out of my OneDrive, which was linked to appear as being part of the Documents folder hierarchy.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 05:06:13 PM
It really is a weird feeling being unable to find AppData

Use either of these:
go to: C:\Users\[username]\AppData

or from anywhere just put %AppData% in the address bar, hit enter and you're there.

I typically use the first one for remote machines, and the second one locally.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 05:01:25 PM
By the way, Windows 10 seems to come with P2P updates built in. I'm not sure if the default is to have you serve downloads for other users over the internet or if I changed the setting to over the network sometime when I didn't realize what it means, but...

On my fresh upgrade, the final option ("PCs on my local network and PCs on the Internet") was selected.

That sounds like bad news for people who have data caps set by their ISPs. thumb down

I believe that is mitigated by the Don't do X over a metered connection setting. I forget the exact name, and everything is at the office now. My laptop's upgrade was a complete catastrophe. I was trying to image to a new drive to sidestep a space issue and the operation just kept freezing ... So that one - which has all the engine tuning software for my bike - will be a brick level rebuild on the far side (shit..).
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 01:33:11 PM
First domain member upgraded can't connect to anything on the domain after upgrade.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 01:07:31 PM
I got tired of waiting and downloaded the ISOs from the MSDN. so I'm posting from Windows 10 tablet while I wait for workstation to finish.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 08:47:36 AM
Hm... So I can either 'manually' download Windows 10, and have it now ... Or, I can wait for the reservation to take forever to get on with it.

Iiii'm gonna call that one a fail.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 10:03:51 PM
Back to thumb-twiddling mode.

I'm GMT -5 so it's 11:00pm here and still no joy... So it'll have to be a morning project for me now.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 07:59:59 PM
How much free space do you have available? I think it's looking for ~20GB.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 04:39:13 PM
I don't think it's weird they began upgrading several hours before midnight; they are serving quite a lot of machines.

Okay, so you are in a part of the world where it's tomorrow already then ... Yes?

How many hours before midnight are we talking here??? cheesy
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 12:49:05 PM
Maybe KB2952664 was the reason why Win 10 failed to install on my machine?

How did you get an upgrade prompt already?? Is it tomorrow in you part of the world?

KB2952664 installed perfectly fine for me the first time I tried. It didn't give me any trouble.

As did mine appear to. Then it added itself to the list again, and again... If I have time I'll post a screen shot when I get home...the damn thing is quite literally listed in history as having been successfully installed five times (in a row).
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Can Casper really create bootable clone of my Windows disk? on: July 28, 2015, 11:17:27 AM
I've successfully cloned my active partition "Windows 7 OS"

That's not the 'Active' partition, it's the boot partition. The active partition is/would/should be the 100MB System partition. So if all you did was copy the OS partition...it's not supposed to be bootable (all by itself)..
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 07:25:13 AM
So on the topic of Windows 10 upgrade prep updates. Has anyone else seen KB2952664 bouncing in and out? To clarify, I spent several hours trying to make peace with this patch, because it kept insisting it needed to be installed...even though it was already listed as having been installed, no less than 4 friggin times.

I'm thinking maybe it has something to do with running the force the system to show the reservation prompt...(on a domain member machine)...but that's really only based on a blind guess.
21  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder Major Upgrades - Progress Report Thread on: July 27, 2015, 11:18:11 AM
And not the "UNREAD POSTS" button on the button bar, right (as that one is not "since last visit")?

There's a button bar?? cheesy

I've got the 'Show unread posts' link pinned to the Windows taskbar also. I never impose the since last visit limitation because I switch machines frequently (home/work/phone/X??) so I'd rather not risk missing something based on where and what the 'Last Visit' is defined by.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AV testing: Is your antivirus app doing its job? on: July 27, 2015, 06:58:43 AM
It's a bit long to quote, so I'll just +1 App103's sentiments here.

Because regardless of the efficiency of the security software used, it invariably comes down to the user being presented with a dialog that basically says: "Would you like to blow your own ass off? Yes/No" ... and that in the majority of cases is where the real problem lies. This is why the drop in support incidents before and after Admin rights are stripped from users numbers are always very high..
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: July 23, 2015, 07:24:40 AM
On the 32-bit system, IE 11 doesn't show YouTube videos here. Is this a Flash thing, a Windows thing, or an IE 11 thing?

Unknown, I just checked IE11 on one of my 32-bit Win10 VMs. The first time I checked Add-ons it wasn't there, so  I went to YouTube.com to see what would happen...and IE froze on me (I guess the "transparent" install is a bit clumsy..). Second try the page loaded and the video played ... And the MS/Shockwave Flash Player Object now appeared in the Currently loaded add-ons list.

In retrospect...perhaps the 'Currently loaded' bit was/is key..
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: July 22, 2015, 06:28:41 AM
Looks like it's part of the MS Flash offering:

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25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Show us a photo of your mutt or other creatures.. on: July 19, 2015, 01:29:50 PM
Okay, given the name, and the breed, I have to ask ... Does this have anything to do with (Jerry Reed) Snowman's dog in Smokey and the Bandit? To this day - Hang on to your ass Fred... - is one of my all-time favorite movie lines.
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