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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1762720)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Jim_S
...but please, please, please keep this thread alive and up to date, cause it is momentary really the best resource for keeping your (my) flawless running 7s and 8.1s systems relatively clean - very much appreciated - thanks a lot! :)

It's just a shame that it now has no relation to what the thread was originally started for.


Actually, what is being posted is exactly in relation to what the thread was created for. When I created this thread it was to get the opinions and experiences of those of us who installed the malware, now known as Win 10, whether the opinions were either positive or negative. Even though there have been few positive posts to this thread, the majority of posts have been in the negative. If M$S had not forced updates on every version of 10, except for Enterprise, and if M$S did not pulled the wool over everyone's eyes when it came to the security an end-users machine in regards to the privacy of that end-user, I think the outcome would have been completely different.

I installed this malware on my machine on 30 July and deeply regretted it. It corrupted the machine so badly that I could not even revert back to Win 7 via the process provided by M$S. I had to do a complete fresh install of Win 7 on 31 July, with the saving grace being that my data was saved, including BOINC, because it resides on a separate physical drive (D:). So the system drive (C:) and the backup drive (E:) had to be completely reformatted to be of any use.

I am a retired IT professional, in my 70s, and unless M$S comes to its' senses, I may have to learn a completely new OS and it's associated languages and software. As it is now Win 7 will be like XP and will last until HE@ll freezes over. As it stands at this point is time, I may not be able to upgrade my CPU beyond Skylake because M$S changed hardware requirements for supporting older versions of Windows, by only supporting new silicon on Windows 10 moving forward.

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/microsoft-will-not-support-older-windows-versions-on-upcoming-pc-hardware.html

So HE@LL YES, it is continuing to be in complete relation of the intentions of its' creation.


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2) Message boards : Number crunching : Why won't V44 Recognize my Video card (Message 1762715)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Jim_S
v44 Errored every CUDA 50 is why I dropped back to stock on that box,
I don't have any clue as to what v44 choice to try.
It screwed up when I tried CUDA 42 also.?!
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Chrome security problem(?) (Message 1762709)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Jim_S
I've been running OPERA with no problems...And It's Chrome based.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Why won't V44 Recognize my Video card (Message 1762704)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Jim_S
I *think* Jim might be expecting the installer to detect the kinds of GPU installed. Please correct me if I am wrong Jim. No you have to select the applications to install with the radio buttons. It is of course entirely technically possible to detect such hardware and automate selections, though it seems shortcut malware/antivirus heuristics don't like such approaches, so please know what hardware you have (and select accordingly) :) Most likely future detection automation will rely on post installation features.


Yer Hit thuh Nale on thuh Haid My Friend. ;)
It's the GTX660sc and it errors all cuda 50 with Lunatics v44.
Which one would you suggest Sir? :b....
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1762316)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Jim_S
Just a dumb question, does all this update avoidance take more time than hitting a close box on a advert once a day, and unchecking a box in optional updates once a week?

To answer the question absolutely literally and specifically, yes. It does take more time and effort than just closing the nagware.

But it doesn't actually take much effort. By now, I've got most of the KB numbers memorized, largely because they have shown up so many times. As I've said before though, you don't have to pour through every update that becomes available, just the ones that start with "Update for..." rather than "Security Update for..."

So that cuts down the ones that require looking-into. Once you've hidden an update, it doesn't come back unless MS updates it (which changes the unique hash for it, not the KB number), at which point, you just hide it again.


To add to what Mark said.. yes, it is a matter of principle. I have and like 7. I did play with the tech preview for 10 and I liked that, as well. What I did not know during the tech preview is that the system is so....intrusive and throws every bit of privacy that you thought you had right out the window. So on principle, I don't want 10.

7 Doesn't scan all of your emails, or index all the files on your computer--AND the contents within those files--and upload it all to "the Cloud" so that MS and advertisers can do what they please with all of it. When I search for a local file on MY computer in 7, it just searches the filesystem to find it--as it should. In 10, that same search goes and does a Bing search of the indexes that have been gathered and put into the cloud. There is literally no justifiable reason for a LOCAL file search to go to the Internet to run through a database there to find what you're looking for.

That's the main problem here. Yes, I will admit that most of the spying features can be toned-down or turned-off, but you can't turn them all off 100%. And MS has proven that with the updates that you have no control over, an update can just turn all of that back on if it so wishes to. Remember my post a few days ago about the "Immutable Laws of Security"? "#2 If the the bad guy can alter your OS on your computer, it is no longer your computer."

So that's why this "updates to avoid" list contains more than just blocking-out the nagging for upgrading to 10, but it also blocks-out the updates which add telemetry and data points to 7 and 8.1... to harvest all information about what you do, admittedly, probably not quite as bad as 10 does, but still. Before 10 came out, 7 and 8.1 only collected info on you if you opted-in to it. Now, they're trying to force it on everyone by being deceptive and misleading. That's shady, and I do not personally approve of it.



So, in summary, blocking updates does take some minor effort and vigilance, but ultimately, it is entirely optional and nobody is forcing anyone to be vigilant, either. It is entirely optional and voluntary. To each their own though.


And I Thank You Sir For keeping us updated.
Much Appreciated!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Why won't V44 Recognize my Video card (Message 1762298)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Jim_S
Why won't v44 Recognize my Video card right?
It's an nVIDIA 660sc Kepler core.
http://www.evga.com/products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=d349be71-c0d9-4360-bdfa-8e17897522dd.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Video Card Query (Message 1761803)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Jim_S
Can I run a Fierpro v4800 beside a HD7770?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1761478)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Jim_S
Thank you for trying, but, at first look, the 'GWX Control Panel' web is as clear as mud. :( I wish I had the time to study it but do not. I find it difficult to understand WHY it has to be so murky? I would think if M$ truly wanted to offer you an 'out' from their insidious plans to destroy computers using other than its awful Win 10 it would do so.

What this is telling me is that months and months of effort by many in removing or trying to remove all of the "KB upgrades" so they can keep the OS they want has all been WASTED and they will be forced into Win 10 despite their objections. I almost destroyed my PC trying to remove "KB updates."

Also, as I posted, Win 7 WAS promoted by M$ by telling the huge number of XP Users that they could keep their treasured Win 7 programs if they would only buy the latest and greatest Win 7. So now, with this forced automatic Win 10 'upgrade' we lose that? Its awful and unfair. M$ did create Win Virtual PC but altho its a help, it did NOT allow ALL XP programs to run in Win 7. It shut off access to the hi-res graphics screen which killed a number of highly graphics intensive engineering programs that I, and others used.

What an awful state of affairs. It's very discouraging.


GWX Control panel just WORKS.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Notes on Nvidia driver bloat [361.60 Hotfix] (Message 1761284)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Jim_S
Looks like they're (M$) are out to make Win7 experience as much of a hell as possible. Will be working through things as best I can, but let's alert the Linux Community they may need to take some refugees from this Putinesque calamity.


+1, With Me SCREAMING HELP! ;o)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.44 - new release for v8 (required upgrade) (Message 1761243)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Jim_S
Thank you Jason.


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11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Latest Famous Person to Pass Away (Message 1761096)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Jim_S
Rest in Peace, Sir Terry.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.44 - new release for v8 (required upgrade) (Message 1759277)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Jim_S
Ummmmm...plan_class labels.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.44 - new release for v8 (required upgrade) (Message 1759138)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Jim_S
Very small visual 7ypo (which don't really need correction) on ATI and Intel pages:
Can you spot it ;)


Mutlibeam:)

edit: late to the show again ...sigh


Yup. ;o)
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The absence of Celttooth (Message 1757629)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Jim_S
Prayers and Well Wishes for Ian and LSM!!!
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos V (Message 1756821)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Jim_S
Kudos: Every user who is patiently waiting for the v8 GPU apps to arrive.

Gripe: the idiot(s) trying to run v7 as v8.


KUDOS: Posts like the one quoted here.

GRIPE: Folks who don't READ the thread rules!
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos IV (Message 1755891)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Jim_S
Dead thread! Please use version V.

Thanks,

Jim Scott
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos V (Message 1755890)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Jim_S
This thread is for Gripes and Kudos.
Rules NO Personal attacks.
Gripes and Kudos about S@H Only.
Personal attacks WILL be hidden.
STAY ON Topic.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : New work for Nvidia GPUs? When? (Message 1755180)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Jim_S
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19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part III (Message 1734260)
Posted 14 Oct 2015 by Profile Jim_S
I HATE having been diagnosed as type 2 Diabetes!!!
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1733080)
Posted 9 Oct 2015 by Profile Jim_S
Cosmic - Thanks for posting the updated list of dubious Windoze updates

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