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Last post Author Topic: Windows 10 Tips  (Read 7851 times)

Mark0

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Re: Windows 10 Tips
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2016, 08:43:28 AM »
This happened to me with an old multifunction printer, a Canon Pixma MP750 (that after about 10 years still works perfectly).

After upgrading to Windows 10, the printer worked but the scanner wasn't usable anymore, with the usual yellow alert sign on device manager. Canon website clearly state the for that and other older models there's no Win 10 support, but the Win 7/8 drivers should/could works, with some limitations/problems not better specified.
Searching online was of no help, due to the sheer magnitude of results pointing to fake/spam sites with just walls of words about drivers/printers/scanners/problems - you know them.

Turned out that the old Win 7 drivers were fine, just not signed, so Win 10 refused to use them.
It's just a matter of temporarily disabling the drivers signing verification, and reapplying the old drivers.
The same thing can probably happens with some other piece of hardware.

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Re: Windows 10 Tips
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2016, 10:36:35 PM »
Stop Windows 10 from Automatically Rebooting

My NANY for the year is to make a utility that makes it easier to set active hours for the average user and have it longer than 12 hours.  However, that's a bandaid on a larger problem, i.e. windows automatically and regularly rebooting your machine.  I found a way around that on techjourney.net via stackexchange.

http://superuser.com...r-installing-updates

https://techjourney....pdate-in-windows-10/ (http://archive.is/3ZOcP)

I just went through setting it up, because I was annoyed that windows restarted a couple of days ago... and wants to restart again today, and I'm in the middle of something.  We'll see if it works... (this was using the Disable Reboot Task steps)

Note: in the steps, there is one that says go to %windows%.  That path doesn't work for me.  The fully expanded path is: C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator
« Last Edit: December 13, 2016, 11:49:08 PM by wraith808 »

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Re: Windows 10 Tips
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2016, 02:36:03 PM »
If unfortunately you forgot the login password of Windows 10, you can easily reset it with Hirens Boot CD.
does that work for Win.7 too ?   :-[