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Author Topic: Friendly Face of Death (Windows 10)!  (Read 1580 times)

Curt

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Friendly Face of Death (Windows 10)!
« on: August 27, 2015, 03:25:44 AM »
My upgrade to Windows 10 was a good one, so I was surprised when I read how Lincoln Spector from Windows Secrets had some terrible experiences when upgrading to Win 10.

I merely bring you a short snippet, read the full story at http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/thirty-day-win10-experiment-lasts-only-a-week/

Quote from: Lincoln Spector from Windows Secrets
(...)
Reviewing the issues, starting with the crashes

The worst problem hit on day two. When I tried to lower the volume on my music, suddenly Win10 wouldn’t respond. Then the mouse pointer started behaving erratically. Within a minute, the music stopped entirely, the external monitor went black, and then the laplet’s monitor turned blue.

I was suffering my first experience of the Win10 version of a Blue Screen of Death (but not the last). Surprisingly, it’s a big improvement over the vintage BSoD. Instead of the usual technical mumbo-jumbo, you see a big, sad-face emoticon (which I dubbed the Friendly Face of Death — FFoD) and clear, concise text that tells you what to search for online.


Win10 FFoD
W20150820-TS-FFoD.png


Figure 1. Win10's Blue Screen of Death provides a friendlier face and a bit less-obscure information than do previous Windows versions.


Still, that was not much consolation. The first crash occurred on day two, in the middle of work. Two days later, it happened again. On day six, Win10 crashed twice! Each crash was preceded by erratic Windows behavior and no response from the keyboard and mouse. Two more crashes the next day effectively ended the 30-day experiment.

(...)http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/thirty-day-win10-experiment-lasts-only-a-week/

Anyway, it's good that the new error message actually gives you an useful information rather than the former useless search without knowing what you are searching for

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Re: Friendly Face of Death (Windows 10)!
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 05:48:42 AM »
That error screen arrived with Windows 8 - didn't have to read the article to know he upgraded from Windows 7 :)

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Re: Friendly Face of Death (Windows 10)!
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 07:02:12 AM »
So there was nothing new?!!  :o  Hehe..., so now you know, I too upgraded from 7.  I purchased a license key for a 64-bits Windows 8 Pro when it was on pre-launch sale, but at first I didn't dare to install it because "Update Advisor" said my hardware back then was too outdated, and later on I wouldn't have it anyway, because people in general kept telling how bad W8 was. Now I have a 32-bits machine with W10, so I've never used my W8 key. I have actually never used Windows 8 at all.

Hence this outdated news  :-[

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Re: Friendly Face of Death (Windows 10)!
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 09:24:58 AM »
@Curt:
Former BSOD screens did/do display the reason and error code of what happened to cause the BSOD. In that sense, these BSOD's were/are not useless.

However, that info was/is presented in an unclear way and gone way too soon for most to identify where the reason and error code were/are shown.


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Re: Friendly Face of Death (Windows 10)!
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 11:24:41 AM »
^ :Thmbsup:

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Re: Friendly Face of Death (Windows 10)!
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 12:48:12 PM »
I had a more severe reaction one time in Linux.  I don't remember if it was Redhat. Ubuntu or what.  When I came up to the XWindow manager and logged in, all seemed fine.  But when I right clicked on the desktop clock to set the time, my monitor went out of sync.  I had to power it down and kill the power on the tower to avoid burning out the video hardware.

Whatever distro it was, it was gone!  Can't leave a time bomb like that lying around.

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Re: Friendly Face of Death (Windows 10)!
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2015, 09:42:44 AM »
In response to Mr. Spector's article and his screenshot above, a quick Google search shows that error is most likely due to faulty hardware or a misbehaving device driver.

If Mr. Spector's computing skills match his investigative writing skills then I'm sure he just ran blindly full speed into the Windows 10 upgrade without doing any research on how compatible his hardware might be.

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Re: Friendly Face of Death (Windows 10)!
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2015, 11:24:48 AM »
In response to Mr. Spector's article ...

I didn't recognize his name, when I first read the article, but I might very well have been too impressed with him merely for writing professionally:

http://www.lincolnspector.com/ http://windowssecrets.com/author/lincoln-spector/ http://www.pcworld.com/author/Lincoln-Spector/ http://www.techhive.com/author/Lincoln-Spector/ http://www.cio.com/author/Lincoln-Spector/