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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706738)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Task Manager did not show BOINC in the Win 10 task manager startup tab even after starting BOINC. It did show under the processes tab, but you cannot alter it to show in startup tab. I uninstalled BOINC, recycled the machine, and installed BOINC 7.6.6 cleanly, and recycled the machine again without launching BOINC. When the OS came back up, BOINC was in the startup tab and started normally. So the conditions that I initially stated are essentially true. If you uncheck the 2 BOINC boxes via msconfig, for whatever reasons, prior to the upgrade, it will not be carried over to the task manager, therefore will not show in the startup tab.

Shows up in both the Startup Tab and the Apps part of Processes Tab for me.

I do not think you can add directly to the Start Up Tab in Task Manager.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706732)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Bill GProject donor

If you have a home page other than M$S, edge will not go to that page. I had to include the home page button from the settings.

Don't forget this is considered a new program, you have to set it up using the "Settings", to include bringing your Favorites from IE into Edge. (Also, IE is still available and it will still run any add-in you want it to...only Edge will not run add-ins)

Win 10 will not run Java plug-ins, they have been blocked by M$S.

See above response

Cannot use what used to be the Windows Update, it has been de-activated by the OS and I haven’t figured how to get to it yet. We should have access to it if using pro or ultimate.

Use the search, type "update" and it will bring up a choice to Update Settings and going there you can check for updates regardless of Win10 class.
That search function works very well.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706447)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
My notebook is downloading Win 10 right now but I'm not going to instal it yet, will test Win 10 on another laptop first. But won't the Notebook get a new Seti Computer ID so that the WUs in cache will be lost? Guess one should empty the cache first?

I did not even stop SETI from running, just ran the update and nothing was lost. SETI stopped just as if I had done a power down and started where it had left off after the logon.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706295)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Strange, but I thought that hysteria over the device driver updates that popped up over the weekend was debunked fairly quickly. I found a couple references to already existing "Device Installation Settings" in Win 10, either from System Properties, Computer Properties, or Devices and Printers. I don't have Win 10 yet on any of my boxes, but here's a couple screen shots that I saw a few days ago.


This is absolutely correct. This option, to install or not Device Drivers, is available in both the pro and home versions. (I am running both versions and the option is there is both)

Also found at: Control Panel/System/Advanced System Settings/Advanced/Hardware/Device Installation Settings
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Reddit thinks SETI@home is not useful (Message 1705744)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
OK, I get the difference and did not know that.
Thanks
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Reddit thinks SETI@home is not useful (Message 1705742)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
I joined on 19 Nov 2000 and user ID is 107579.

SETI@home classic workunits 3,280
SETI@home classic CPU time 28,051 hours


I think my user ID changed a few times when I merged computers in perhaps not the correct order?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1703028)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
I just wanted to add that there is an option in Win10 to not allow Device driver auto installation. It is found in System Properties/Hardware. This should not allow Windows to install its video drivers if you do not want it to, since updates are downloaded in the background and as far as I know can not be stopped.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (98) Server Problems? (Message 1703026)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Bob, change your settings to 2 days and .1 days. You will ask for WUs more often this way. (I have mine set to 0.01 actually)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (98) Server Problems? (Message 1702707)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Wich RAC should i achieve to get into the top 1%? And have a gold badge?

Looks like you already got the gold badge.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1702705)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
I do have to agree with the"honor system" I once got a copy win 7 ultimate off of ebay that ran fine for a year then started not genuine windows I found out from phone calls to MS that the key had been used 66!!!!!!!! times so HAL9000's idea could work for a time.

That is of course because you purchased a copy of a MS disk and the software to detect it was not implemented until MS found out that people were just making copies and selling them. I personally would never buy software from eBay. There is always someone out to make money illegally.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1702703)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
If you download and install (assuming you are on the fast track) the latest upgrade, 10240 you will have the real deal, Windows 10 instead of a beta version. So far I am very happy with it.
I was running the Beta on a separate computer. I expect the others will be available for update the end of the month.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : The kittyman has fixed the rig, work on the way, wingys! (Message 1696446)
Posted 28 Jun 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Really feels good when it works, doesn't it?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Old CPUs compared to current ones. (Message 1689972)
Posted 11 Jun 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
DOS, what was that. I ran CPM on a Northstar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Star_Computers. I had a "super system" as I had dual 5-1/4 inch drives so I was able to work in dBase and I had a job I was doing that had a 11 hour print job. I would start the job in the evening and hope the green-bar paper would feed all night. I would spend half a day trying to get a connection which might stay on for a very short period.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1687726)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor

For those that are reserving a copy of Windows 10: Are you required to sign up for a Microsoft account and/or do you provide your email at any point in the reservation process?

My thinking is that you will be emailed a link to a download page where the ISO will be stored.

No new account is necessary, you enter any email address you want for MS to send you a confirmation. (I have gotten some confirmations)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1687009)
Posted 2 Jun 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Just a note: if you sign up for the upgrade, you can click on the icon anytime you want again and it will give you the status of your request. It also has an info icon in the upper left corner which will take you to a submenu and tell you if the up grade is going to have any problems with your computer. You might want to look at that to know what to expect from the upgrade and how many potential problems there might be.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Finally: 10.000.000 :) (Message 1686357)
Posted 31 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Keep crunching....congrats Uli
17) Message boards : Number crunching : -9 still validating (Message 1686159)
Posted 31 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I think mine is good but the two that validated are wrong. Ongoing problem.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1802396926
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1684967)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I am guessing that it took about 4-5 hours to both download and install. It is hard to tell as I only see that it downloaded and started the install when I find the computer waiting for my password to continue the install. I then put my PW in and let the install continue and went to bed. Found everything running in the morning including both BOINC and BOINC Tasks displayed right on the desktop.

Thanks for responses. Bill that is interesting you say you think it takes 4 – 5 hours to complete the process. Are you using this machine before everyday tasks or is it solely system? What are correct in saying you have a high Internet connection speed? Where I am my download speed on a good day as between 7 and 800 kB.


My download is maxed at 15M....but I have noticed that over time when downloading something like this it slows down, sometimes coming to a stop. I only use this particular computer for SETI and testing of WIN 10 at present. I has full Office capabilities but I generally use Office on another computer.
The download takes about 2 hours, as best as I can till.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1684755)
Posted 27 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I am guessing that it took about 4-5 hours to both download and install. It is hard to tell as I only see that it downloaded and started the install when I find the computer waiting for my password to continue the install. I then put my PW in and let the install continue and went to bed. Found everything running in the morning including both BOINC and BOINC Tasks displayed right on the desktop.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1677648)
Posted 10 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
The updates take from 3-4 hours of time. About half of that is download and the other half system install time. Now if you have really high speed Internet the download should take less time. My understanding is that these later updates have included the language packs for all languages and that is what is taking so long. There is supposed to be an .iso available for the latest version. I have not seen it as my Win10 computer upgraded on its own. You would only use the latest version if you are going to try it out, you would not use and earlier version and then upgrade it....the latest version is released in both an upgrade, and a full install.


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