Windows 10 - part 2

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Phantom » 09 Apr 2017, 21:58

Perrorist wrote:
09 Apr 2017, 11:32
What was the message number this time?
No message Just in the uodate folder Has the KB ***** Failed to install 0n (date)

I did update my Win 10 to Anniversary edition. When I run Win 10 upgrade assistant says I have not got latest. When I try to upgrade Notice says I need to free up 8 GB Only got 28 GB on C drive I have 20 . 2 GB on it

Have 30 GB SD card which has 15 GB on it

Maybe I could put some of my programs on it to free up space ??
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Perrorist » 10 Apr 2017, 06:19

Not all programs will run off a card.

That's a very small amount of disk space for a laptop these days. Is it brand new?

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Buck_naked » 10 Apr 2017, 08:49

I notice Kogan is selling a touch screen notebook now with just 32gb of disk storage for $199
it's rubbish, you get what you pay for. buyer beware.
Kogan took over dick smith last year, i wondered why they keep popping up when i do a shopbot search.
I thought dick smith was dead buried, cremated. apparently not.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by terra » 10 Apr 2017, 13:13

I wouldn't have a touch screen on a notebook or laptop..... why would you bother having to take your hands away from the comfortable resting place of a desk or or physical keyboard ?
:thinking:
... doesn't make sense to me having to wave your hands around all over the screen to do everything... and geez, don't the screens get dirty quick with grubby smears, peanut butter and so on when you're constantly using finger swipes on the screen to get anywhere.
:twocents-mytwocents:
I use a nexus 7 tablet with touch screen.... yeah, it's convenient but I cant wait to get back to my "real" desktop PC.
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Phantom » 10 Apr 2017, 14:57

Perrorist wrote:
10 Apr 2017, 06:19
Not all programs will run off a card.

That's a very small amount of disk space for a laptop these days. Is it brand new?
Yes brand new Dell Inspiron No wonder only $300 from JB
Might get rid of Chrome and just have M S Edge
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Phantom » 10 Apr 2017, 15:04

terra wrote:
10 Apr 2017, 13:13
I wouldn't have a touch screen on a notebook or laptop..... why would you bother having to take your hands away from the comfortable resting place of a desk or or physical keyboard ?
:thinking:
... doesn't make sense to me having to wave your hands around all over the screen to do everything... and geez, don't the screens get dirty quick with grubby smears, peanut butter and so on when you're constantly using finger swipes on the screen to get anywhere.
:twocents-mytwocents:
I use a nexus 7 tablet with touch screen.... yeah, it's convenient but I cant wait to get back to my "real" desktop PC.
:wqoohoo
I am here now in my recliner watching TV and using my 10"laptop via Router off main desktop PC in another room
The Chaser has just started LOL

I know what you mean though Just touch an advert on screen and up it comes. Sometimes losing where you were !!!!
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by terra » 10 Apr 2017, 15:07

Good onya phantom !
:wqoohoo
yeah, I must admit that when watching iview or SBS on demand on the big TV, the tablet sure makes senses ! :character-oldtimer:
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Buck_naked » 10 Apr 2017, 19:34

Phantom is on the cutting edge.
He can 'join the twitter conversation', live TV, like all the hipsters on Q&A. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by godfather » 10 Apr 2017, 20:06

@ Phantom,
WOW, think I would fire that techie of yours at dawn! Hope he is cheap and probably hasn't got a licence.

No one can afford to ignore "updates" of any programs. They don't make "updates" for no reasons at all, they have a purpose, every one of them.
Usually, they fix security issues and quite often they do address system faults as well.

Downloading a 'repair program' and taking out a 12 mths contract is a very big NO NO for all computer users.
That program has probably got all your personal data by now.

My suggestion REFORMAT hard drive but first save your essential details to a separate USB drive.
Or get a decent techie to do it for you.

The other issue is that Win10 is releasing a massive update this months, I think it is tomorrow.

Anyone buying a new computer or a new Win10 disk should make sure that the Windows 10 Creators Update is included.
Link here: http://www.computerworld.com.au/article ... oad-video/

@ Buck, make sure that you get your Win 8.1 updates fixed because otherwise you will not be able to upgrade to WIN10 later.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Buck_naked » 10 Apr 2017, 20:12

will never upgrade to win 10. when the machine blows up, my next machine will have win 10
Have had trouble with windows updates on every machine i have owned.
failed updates have been the norm for me for at least 10 years.
somehow the machines have had enough successful updates to keep going.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by godfather » 10 Apr 2017, 20:20

I understand Buck, I am happily sticking with Win 7.
But you must address your update issues, even if it is just for security reasons.
Many Anti Virus programs are ineffective against Trojans once they are on your disks.
The easiest way to collect a nasty pasty is via the operating system, hence updates must be prioritised.

Suggestion: Are you logged-in as 'administrator'? If not do so and remain 'administrator' which allows you to tinker and tweak everything.
Then set your Windows Updates to AUTOMATIC. (I personally hate that step but it is necessary with MS updates.)
Now let Windows search for updates and hold back until they are all installed.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by terra » 11 Apr 2017, 08:08

Windows 7 has a long history of windows updates failing to proceed.
Mine had this issue two years ago but I managed to fix it with the help of Dr Google.
Have a look there and you'll see that it's an ongoing problem.
.......and, the bloody windows update failure hit me again a few days ago..... I'm still trying to sort it.
I get the notification that there are the usual important and not so important updates available but when I try to download and install them, it just stalls on the download. It can sit there all day with no progress.
:angry:
Grrrr :thinking:
So much for windoze...... thinking about a Mac right now :character-oldtimer:
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Phantom » 12 Apr 2017, 10:40

My desktop PC has Win 7 Anniversary
It keeps searching for updates and never stops searching. :flaming_mad
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Buck_naked » 12 Apr 2017, 10:55

Phantom wrote:
12 Apr 2017, 10:40
My desktop PC has Win 7 Anniversary
It keeps searching for updates and never stops searching. :flaming_mad
been the same for me on all versions of windows and many different machines.
I just ignore it if the update fails, don't worry about it.
All my machines have kept going regardless of 'failed' updates.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Biggdad » 12 Apr 2017, 10:57

Phantom wrote:
12 Apr 2017, 10:40
My desktop PC has Win 7 Anniversary
It keeps searching for updates and never stops searching. :flaming_mad
Phantom:
I would not recommend turning off updates, but try this if you insist on doing it


http://ccm.net/faq/15286-how-to-disable ... -windows-7
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