Posts by Siran d'Vel'nahr

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1956828)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Hi Siran,

You might try one of these web pages to try and tame Windows 10.

Disable updates

Hide updates

Hope this helps.

Hi Bruce,

I checked those pages and found that the setting to disable driver updates was removed in build 15019, I am at build 17xxx.

Just another example of Micro$oft's push to "own" ALL Windows PCs in the universe. They are removing any control we have over our own PCs bit by bit.

This is the last Windows OS I will have on this PC. When they start with their pay-as-you-go OS, I'm outta here with Micro$oft. I just hope that the rest of the world will follow suit. But, most users are the type to just use it and not think about the OS and what Micro$oft is doing. When they come out with the "new" OS it'll be installed without any knowledge as an upgrade and then to run the PC, Micro$oft will demand a credit card number to continue. If one is not given, PC won't run. I can really see that scenario happening in 2020 or whenever the "new" OS is to be launched.

Have a great day! :)

Siran
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1956781)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings all,

Is it my imagination or has Micro$oft removed the "Do not download and install third party software." setting from Windows 10? I looked for it yesterday and cannot find it.

I did the monthly update 3.5 days ago and it screwed with my video driver. My Nvidia driver was still installed but did not show up in device manager. I re-installed the newest driver I have (clean install less the experience crap software) and that fixed the problem that came up after the update.

Fracking Micro$oft just cannot keep their grubby little meat hooks out of my PC. PISSES me off! Their "pay-as-you-go" OS is NOT going to hit this PC. This PC belongs to ME, NOT Micro$oft! >_<

Even though I have SpyBot Anti-beacon set to check telemetry settings on reboot and re-immunize if need be, I still have to go in and disable junk that Micro$oft seems to think they have a right to change.

One other thing that the update fiasco did was change the color of my task bar. It's now black like the desktop background. I'm hoping a reboot will fix that, but that will happen in the future. I'm trying to get this PC's uptime greater than 20 days. It's at 3.5 days right now. Got a ways to go. ;)

Anyway, have a great day everyone! :)

Siran

Greetings,

I used the Google machine and found where to check the setting. Leave it to Micro$oft to take more control and put the setting where one would not remember to look instead of the LOGICAL place like where update settings are. It's in a long drawn out clicking process in Control Panel. My setting is set to "NO", do not download and install third party (manufacturers) software. So much for Micro$oft following settings they "give" us to prevent this kind of crap.

MICRO$OFT: "We don't care what you put your settings at, we're going to disobey them anyway. We own all the world's PCs through Windows 10." :P

It's BS I tell ya, flat out smelly BS!

Anyway, when I Googled it I figured I would find that Micro$oft did away with the setting. I forgot it was put in Control Panel (where it does not belong).

Answered my own quest. Have a great day! :)

Siran
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1956768)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings all,

Is it my imagination or has Micro$oft removed the "Do not download and install third party software." setting from Windows 10? I looked for it yesterday and cannot find it.

I did the monthly update 3.5 days ago and it screwed with my video driver. My Nvidia driver was still installed but did not show up in device manager. I re-installed the newest driver I have (clean install less the experience crap software) and that fixed the problem that came up after the update.

Fracking Micro$oft just cannot keep their grubby little meat hooks out of my PC. PISSES me off! Their "pay-as-you-go" OS is NOT going to hit this PC. This PC belongs to ME, NOT Micro$oft! >_<

Even though I have SpyBot Anti-beacon set to check telemetry settings on reboot and re-immunize if need be, I still have to go in and disable junk that Micro$oft seems to think they have a right to change.

One other thing that the update fiasco did was change the color of my task bar. It's now black like the desktop background. I'm hoping a reboot will fix that, but that will happen in the future. I'm trying to get this PC's uptime greater than 20 days. It's at 3.5 days right now. Got a ways to go. ;)

Anyway, have a great day everyone! :)

Siran
4) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds And Other Projects (Message 1956352)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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i do agree. yes intel is a bit faster but 3 times the price.
am building atm. a 16 core thread ripper with 64gb of ram and a mid range rx 580
with a uber fast ssd. a few other parts but still the overall cost was 2.5k a intel with invida build would be over 3 k alone.

I have a question: What is "uber fast"? I know what "fast" is and I know that there is that taxi service called "Uber". But, what is "uber fast"? :\

Siran

Uber? That's a good question.
uber-
[ˈo͞obər]
COMBININGFORM

denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing.
"an uberbabe" · "the uberregulator"

Hi Zoom,

Sounds like a word that someone just made up instead of using existing, real words. You know, like the word "sup" which is supposed to be short for "what's up".

I wonder which came first, the "word" "uber" or the taxi service called Uber?

Anyway, a bit off topic Zoom, sorry. Was just wondering about it. when I read the post.

Have a great day! :)

Siran.

"Uber" was used in the 80s... Like Vic said, "Uberbabe" <<----- This was the first use of "Uber" that I heard around 82 or 83...


TL

Hi TL,

WOW!!! I never heard the word until I saw the first Uber taxi service commercial on TV. And I've been around since the very early 50s. :)

Thanks and have a great day! :)

Siran
5) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds And Other Projects (Message 1956336)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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i do agree. yes intel is a bit faster but 3 times the price.
am building atm. a 16 core thread ripper with 64gb of ram and a mid range rx 580
with a uber fast ssd. a few other parts but still the overall cost was 2.5k a intel with invida build would be over 3 k alone.

I have a question: What is "uber fast"? I know what "fast" is and I know that there is that taxi service called "Uber". But, what is "uber fast"? :\

Siran

Uber? That's a good question.
uber-
[ˈo͞obər]
COMBININGFORM

denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing.
"an uberbabe" · "the uberregulator"

Hi Zoom,

Sounds like a word that someone just made up instead of using existing, real words. You know, like the word "sup" which is supposed to be short for "what's up".

I wonder which came first, the "word" "uber" or the taxi service called Uber?

Anyway, a bit off topic Zoom, sorry. Was just wondering about it. when I read the post.

Have a great day! :)

Siran.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds And Other Projects (Message 1956282)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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i do agree. yes intel is a bit faster but 3 times the price.
am building atm. a 16 core thread ripper with 64gb of ram and a mid range rx 580
with a uber fast ssd. a few other parts but still the overall cost was 2.5k a intel with invida build would be over 3 k alone.

I have a question: What is "uber fast"? I know what "fast" is and I know that there is that taxi service called "Uber". But, what is "uber fast"? :\

Siran
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1951849)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Only if you start to hear this

https://youtu.be/0RNRVPIJxJk

I really like listening to Motley Crue's songs, back in the 80's. I'm just glad I never went to a concert. They look dressed for Halloween. lol ;)

Siran
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1949611)
Posted 14 Aug 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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$70-$80 Generic GTX 1060 3 GB's are available on eBay.
There is a possiblity that the card is incorrectly labeled (might be a 1050 for instance). I will report back once I have it.

More likely a GT 1030, one of the slow ones.
GT 1030 abomination benchmarked.


These cards come with 172 Shaders. Maybe half hour per task under Windows. GPU-Z lookup reports them as "fake" Gtx 1060 3GB's. There is a label on them that says "GTX 1060 3GBD5" on both of the cards I got. And the device drivers report gtx 1060. One of the cards (I am not sure about the other since I have tested on two machines) actually has preboot bios that installs calling itself a gtx 1060 etc.

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b5557/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-fake-card

I am disappointed, these aren't even as fast as a gtx 750Ti :( but not really surprised, not for $70-$80.

So the question becomes are ALL the listings at that price range on eBay for "fake" cards?

Tom

Hi Tom,

Somewhere, not this thread, but somewhere I mentioned that I do not and will not buy from eBay. I don't care if the description says it's brand new in the original shrink wrap packaging, I won't buy. I very seldom ever go to their site when looking for stuff. I have seen too many stories, such as yours, that pertain to a purchase on eBay. I wouldn't buy a box of crayons from eBay.

My heart goes out to you dude. :(

Have a great day! :)

Siran
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel 16 core/32T discusssion (Message 1948485)
Posted 8 Aug 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Hi Stephen,

When I installed Windows 10 on this new PC I used my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit product key to activate Win 10 and it activated without a hitch. My Win 7 is a legit OS. You may try that if you have a Win 7 that is no longer running on anything.

Just a thought from my experience. :)

Siran

[edit] I have no account with Micro$oft, by the way. [/edit]


I have recently upgraded to Win10 on two different systems using the Win7 keys on the boxes. If you want a clean install just download and install the installer on to a 8 GB flash drive. If you then start the install while Win7 is booted it should do an upgrade without wiping your data.

If you ask for a clean install it may wipe everything (or put in in Windows.old).

Tom

Hi Tom,

That's exactly how I installed Windows 10. It was a clean install to an M.2 NVMe drive. I got a pack of 5 8G flash drives and used 2 of them to burn Windows 10 1803 on them, one for me and one for roommate. The HDD that had my Win7 install has been re-purposed as my data drive. I do plan to get another SSD to install games and other programs on and only have the OS on the M.2 drive since it's only 250GB. But, that'll have to wait until after property taxes are paid next month. :( Maybe Santa will be nice this year. ;)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel 16 core/32T discusssion (Message 1948465)
Posted 8 Aug 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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All my problems started after I made that USB boot drive. ( I think the computer realized what I made and decided to commit suicide rather than face an linux upgrade)

After that, it was 1 issue after another. When I removed any sign of linux, it booted straight into windows again...hmmm...

Could just be coincidence but I have to wonder......Bahahaha..


were you trying to dual boot the system?

windows MBR gets all wonky when trying to dual boot a system sometimes. it's always a hassle.

my first advice would be to not dual boot at all.
second advice, if you must, put each OS on a separate HDD (unplug the opposite drive during install), to keep the bootloaders separate, and boot each OS via BIOS


. . I found that Linux is sufficiently Windows aware to act very well as the dual boot controller. I have them on separate drives and it is set to boot into Linux. But if I want to boot into Windows it is a simple selection on the Linux loader screen and voila, there's Windows. While I think Win 10 is a fantastic OS at the nuts and bolts level, the big brother crap that M$ carries on with is enough to send any user running away. On one system the mobo gave up and I finally rebuilt it with new mobo, CPU and ram, now the licensed Win10 refuses to activate and I have to "set up a M$ account" before I can ask for a solution. A(*&(*les!

Stephen

:(

Hi Stephen,

When I installed Windows 10 on this new PC I used my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit product key to activate Win 10 and it activated without a hitch. My Win 7 is a legit OS. You may try that if you have a Win 7 that is no longer running on anything.

Just a thought from my experience. :)

Siran

[edit] I have no account with Micro$oft, by the way. [/edit]
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Gtx 1080 for $375 on eBay. (Message 1948052)
Posted 5 Aug 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

I have 5 words for this:

I don't buy from eBay!

There's a saying: "You get what you pay for." Buying from eBay is a perfect example of that. I don't care if the seller says it's brand new still in original shrink wrapped package, I wouldn't buy it. I'm sure there are some legitimate sellers on eBay, but still, I won't buy from eBay.

I don't buy refurbished either. It is new or I don't buy it.

2 Cents

Siran
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel 16 core/32T discusssion (Message 1947854)
Posted 4 Aug 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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I have yet to figure out where people run into problems installing Linux. I must have done at least 20 installs of Mint 17/18 and Ubuntu 16/18 and not once ran into any real problems. Just install, remove default Nvidia drivers, pick New Nvidia drivers from the list and install, then do system updates, reboot. THEN install BOINC.

EDIT: My personal preference is Mint 17, then Ubuntu 16. the others just have little quirks I don't like, but no serious problems with them at all.

Hi Brent,

I have to agree with you in that I have never had any problem installing any Linux Distro (GUI versions that is). Way back when I did try a non-GUI Linux, I think it was FreeBSD or something like that. Man it was all Greek to me! ;)

Before I upgraded this PC to Coffee Lake (8th gen), I had Linux Mint dual booting with Win7. I had no problem getting them to dual boot.

The only problem I have with the GUI Linux is trying to get Windows software to run in Wine. I have yet to be successful with that endeavor. ;) But, I'll keep trying and I hope will eventually succeed. :) After what I read about Micro$oft going to a "Pay-as-you-go" OS, I will be dumping Windows.

Have a great day! :)

Siran
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help. (Message 1947141)
Posted 31 Jul 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Thank you Rob.

When you say core, do you mean a "real core" as in not a logical core (hyperthreading)?

Whould having Geforce Experience hurt anything?
I also use this machine for my gaming needs:)

Regards Kent.

Hi Kent,

I quit installing GeForce Experience long ago because of it's flaky-ness. It would tell me that there is an updated driver and I would click download or install or whatever it was to activate the update. It would sit for a great amount of time downloading and doing absolutely nothing. I resorted to doing the custom manual clean install and left out GeForce Experience installation. I think I read somewhere here that it is useless to have and not to install it. Not having it installed has no impact on my gaming needs. :) I game every day. :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1947031)
Posted 30 Jul 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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One more 'lovely' development from the eager minds of Microsoft.

With DaaS Windows coming, say goodbye to your PC as you know it

Hi Keith,

I was going to mention that somewhere here, when Windows 10 was coming out, someone said we'll end up with a "pay as you go" service OS from Micro$oft. But Tut said it first. :)

All I have to say to this is: Micro$oft, my PC is MY PC. Keep you grubby meat hooks off of it!!!

I will go to Linux before I give one more red cent to Micro$oft. I just hope I can get World of Warcraft and Star Trek Online to run on Linux. Tried before and ran into too many problems. Perhaps Wine has evolved enough over these past few years. (fingers crossed) ;)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1946664)
Posted 28 Jul 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Yes, for me, everything changed with the Fall Creators Update. On the previous build, Windows would respect my settings to delay updates.

It was the same for the FCU edition as well- Metered connection would stop Windows from Updating. But there has been an update in the last month or so that ignores Metered connection settings, not only for the FCU but previous builds as well.
It still honours the delays for feature updates etc. It's just the Metered connection settings are now ignored for updates.

Greetings Grant and everyone,

I am running on 1803 the SCU edition. Up to and including this month, I have had to manually have Windows download and install the updates and the virus definitions. Windows does nothing, so far, without my interaction. We'll see if this holds true for August and the future as well. I will report, after update Tuesday, whether Windows is still obeying my "commands" or has decided to ignore what I set it to do/not do. ;)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Nvidia drivers fail install (Message 1946107)
Posted 24 Jul 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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-[ snip ]-


That article was correct when written in 2015 however if you look it says that this no longer works for versions after 1151.

Have you edited the Registry to stop Driver updates, or used a 3rd party utility of the "Regain control of Win10" variety?


Reports on the web are mixed, some say it works others that it gets re-written.


Edit- I see you mention using O&O Shutup. If you have used that to control your updates, it is probably that which is stopping you from updating manually, and is probably causing the driver failure when Windows does it's update.

I'd suggest configuring O&O Shutup to allow all Windows & other updates (and any other such programmes you might have), then try manually updating again.


As I have 4 other crunchers set the same and it doesn't affect them at all I am not going to fiddle anymore.

No, I have decided that this machine should be updating without problems and it will be best to "reset" it.

It still has about 9 hours to go before it has finished its queue, I will report on how it goes.

Hi Bernie,

Well, it works for me. I have 1803 and have the second window shown for after 1151. I have it set to no. I do not get any driver updates. I manually do them myself.

I have endeavored to take back control of Windows 10 from Micro$oft as much as I can. I'm just passing on what I have researched and done.

To each their own.

Siran

[edit] Ok, I found another website article from April 2018: https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/stop-windows-10-from-updating-drivers/. Gives the same basic procedure but in different steps. Still works. :) [/edit]
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Nvidia drivers fail install (Message 1946084)
Posted 24 Jul 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Hi Bernie,

There is a setting in Windows 10, and for the life of me I cannot find it even though I have it set, to exclude drivers from Micro$oft from installing. Perhaps someone here, with better knowledge of Windows 10, can point you in the correct direction to stop Windows from installing driver updates. I could be wrong, it's been known that I have in the past ;), it may have something to do with policies. I found my setting under "View configured update policies". Perhaps "policies" is a Micro$oft fancier term for settings. I don't know.

Ok my friend, I just found the procedure for stopping the device driver updates, here it is: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2763685/stop-windows-automatically-updating-device-drivers.html

Siran
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1944715)
Posted 16 Jul 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

None of the computers I have ever built or had have had any security scares such as Trojans stealing PayPal funds or whatever. Any issues that tried to sneak onto them were stopped by the appropriate security hardware/software.

For all its faults and all of Micro$oft's arrogance and Big Brother-ish goings on, Windows 10 is good. I have locked down as much of the telemetry and data stealing that it does that I can. Micro$oft is NOT getting anywhere near the data from me as it would if Windows 10 was running at default without the measures I have put into place. And something else that I did in settings somewhere has prevented Windows 10 from automatically downloading and installing updates and rebooting the PC. I don't remember what I did; I do know it had nothing to do with the updates settings. I think it had something to do with ISP bandwidth usage. My PC is updated, now, when *I* do it, not when Micro$oft demands it. One other thing about Windows 10 updates: I have read that it is not a good idea to prevent updates for months at a time. Some users have had major issues come up when the updates were finally installed.

I'm not trying to twist peoples arms and telling them to upgrade to Windows 10. I'm simply telling my experiences with it. If you want to be pig-headed about it (like I used to be) and not upgrade, hey, that's on you, I don't really care. 10 years from now, who's gonna care? Windows may go the way of the Dodo. Micro$oft too (I wish). ;)

So, don't say I'm Don Quixote and fighting windmills and junk like that. I'm just me. Just airing my opinions and experiences and such. That's all.

I'm done!

Have a great day! :)

Siran

[edit] BTW I'm on version 61 of Firefox. I am used to the new look and really, really love the new features I am finding in it. :) [/edit]
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1944490)
Posted 15 Jul 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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5.5 months? Windows 7 has support until January 2020, not 2019. And probably after that, seeing how they've released all kinds of updates for XP even though that one's no longer supported. As long as governments and communal homes keep using these versions, there'll be updates. It's also not as if Windows will all of a sudden be less secure after that date in January 2020, it won't stop working the next day, you can still download additional security for it. And really, when was the last time you had a security scare, virus, break in, ransomware?

Ok, you got me on that one. lol My bad. For whatever reason I was thinking next year was 2020. That's what I get for thinking in the future. ;)

Are individuals like you and me allowed to get those XP updates IF we were still using the OS? I kinda think that it is the Enterprise version that is still getting the updates.

Third party security downloads? Would they be able to patch the OS if a security vulnerability was discovered after the E-o-L date? I doubt it. ;)

Anyway, gotta go, have a great day, my friend! :)

Siran
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1944445)
Posted 15 Jul 2018 by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Guess what? Who in their right mind sits and reads the WHOLE EULA when installing software? Do you? I doubt it.
I read the EULA when it was first available for -[ snip ]-

Always read the EULA. And otherwise, don't complain. You willingly said it was OK for them to misuse your computer in any way they see fit, while you had the chance to go for a Mac (with another proprietary OS) or Linux (and then install Windows 7 via KVM). And as has been pointed out plenty of times in this thread, Windows 7 runs fine on Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake, the only thing that won't install is the Intel GPU because those drivers are for Win10 only. You may need to do some handwork to get drivers unpacked, but essentially it'll work.

Yeah, right! Install an OS that will be obsolete in 5.5 months. Really good idea there Jord. I'd already looked into installing Win 7 before I got my 8th gen parts to build. I decided that since end-of-life was too soon and that there are too many hoops to jump through to install Win 7 and the fact that no one will supply any driver updates for it because Micro$oft told them not too, I decided to byte the bullet and go with Windows 10.

I won't do Mac and I have tried to get Windows software to install on Linux with Wine and it just downright sux. Wine needs more evolution before it can run Windows software without crashing all the time and other such crap.

I can complain all I want about Micro$oft... :P

Have a great day my friend! :)

Siran


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