Posts by Cliff Harding

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1969476)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Still hit or miss getting work, "Project has no tasks available" the usual response.
But then I had a look at work In progress, and we've managed to get back to the level we're usually at after the weekly outage...
It was a big hole to climb out of.


Well I have a full belly at the moment, and I have about est. 19 hrs. of M/W GPU work (72 tasks) to get rid of first. I suspended Seti until that's finished and so you guys and gals have fun picking up what's out there. When I crank Seti back up things should be almost back to normal.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1969396)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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I hope something happens soon as I'm down to 13 CPU tasks (approx. 10 hrs.), have already kicked in the Milkyway GPU tasks to pick up the slack.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1968673)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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I haven't had any problems with it, except when I attempted to upgrade to 1809, but it seems that Edge MAY BE dying, dying, DEAD!! https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-building-chromium-powered-web-browser-windows-10
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel iGPU driver WARNING!! (Message 1968215)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Even though I'm glad you guys are showing results , remember you pulled the driver directly from Intel. I don't know if M$S will strip OpenCL from the driver as they have been doing. Will they or won't they, THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION. M$S claims that UWD is supposed to be universal, but seeing how the 1809 update is still going south, I'm very skeptical. Something someone with better connections with Intel & M$S than me can/should explore if possible.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel iGPU driver WARNING!! (Message 1968154)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Bu**er. Intel says it's an OEM driver, and won't update it. I've worked round that in the past, with the .zip format download, but...

Manual installation format (.zip) is intended for developers and IT professionals (not provided for this release).
And the OEM doesn't have the UWD driver available yet. I think I'm stuck for the time being - I don't have Windows 10 on a non-OEM platform.


If I remember correctly, I had the same problem when I installed ASrock's video driver when I initially built this machine. I uninstalled the driver and removed all instances from the registry before recyclng the machine and letting M$S install its' default driver. After that I was able to install all of Intel's video drivers including the new UWD, after setting the M$S hardware driver installations to no. I don't know if would help, but you might want to give it a try if you'r so inclined. BTW, my OS is from a system builder DVD.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel iGPU driver WARNING!! (Message 1967749)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Even though I don't use my iGPU for crunching, I did d/l the driver directly from Intel and here's the 1st few lines from the event log.

11/29/2018 12:15:07 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.14.2 for windows_x86_64
11/29/2018 12:15:07 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, cpu_sched
11/29/2018 12:15:07 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
11/29/2018 12:15:07 | | Data directory: D:\BOINC
11/29/2018 12:15:07 | | Running under account Cliff Harding
11/29/2018 12:15:08 | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1070 (driver version 417.01, CUDA version 10.0, compute capability 6.1, 4096MB, 3558MB available, 6463 GFLOPS peak)
11/29/2018 12:15:08 | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1070 (driver version 417.01, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 8192MB, 3558MB available, 6463 GFLOPS peak)
11/29/2018 12:15:08 | | OpenCL: Intel GPU 0 (ignored by config): Intel(R) HD Graphics 630 (driver version 25.20.100.6444, device version OpenCL 2.1 NEO, 6432MB, 6432MB available, 221 GFLOPS peak)
11/29/2018 12:15:08 | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Intel(R) Corporation, driver version 7.6.0.0, device version OpenCL 2.1 (Build 0))
11/29/2018 12:15:08 | SETI@home | Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform

I don't know if this is of any help.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel iGPU driver WARNING!! (Message 1967746)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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The Driver I Downloaded does NOT have UWD. The Latest Driver, (reflected on that Site), is UWD - I grabbed the one listed just above it that is NOT UWD.

25.20.100.6373 <--- This is the Driver I grabbed. :-)

That is the last legacy driver. Using the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant, the UWD driver is 25.20.100.6444 for Kaby Lake (HD630) iGPUs. It may be different for other Intel iGPUs.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel iGPU driver WARNING!! (Message 1967724)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Two rounds of updates completed, but I'm still at 1803 - not offering me 1809 yet (or should that be 1811, if they're restarting the rollout from November?). I'll leave it trying while I grab some late lunch.

Richard, I think I saw something that they were holding off on another re-release after the last sanfu. I know I rolled mine back to 1803 after Edge went belly up whern the re-release came out at the beginning of the month. You may have to go the Media Creation Tool route to get it.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel iGPU driver WARNING!! (Message 1967705)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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That looks like a classic example of "If it an't broke don't fix it".
If a system is stable and doing what you want then there is no need to update a hardware driver.

That is, in and of itself true, but if someone allows M$S to upgrade their drivers via Windows Update, then there lies the peril. Especially when 1809 or its' successor is implemented, since M$S does not retain data such as 'not the update drivers' when a new major build is installed. You have to go back and reset ALL of your restrictions all over again. And, if you don't save your old driver install packages, you may or may not be able to reinstall them again. One of the questions that I have is will the old driver packages still be available on the Intel site.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel iGPU driver WARNING!! (Message 1967697)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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You may or may not be able to crunch anymore
"May or may not" seems to be the correct conclusion from the information released so far. I have a test installation of Windows 10 that I can try to update and see what arrives. I may be some time.....

I tried to get into Intel's community forums this morning to try to get and answer on this and couldn't log in.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel iGPU driver WARNING!! (Message 1967693)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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For those of us that are using Intel's iGPUs for crunching - beware and play close attention to the following. You may or may not be able to crunch anymore if you allow updates for the driver(s) you currently have. Intel is bending to the whip of M$S and you may lose any OpenCL abilities you may currently have. I don't use mine for crunching, so I don't know what to expect. This may be nothing but crying wolf, but knowing that the M$S drivers for NVidia does not include OpenCL, it just might be the case here also.
https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/intel-changes-graphics-drivers-to-uwd-and-releases-25-20-100-6444-(uwd).html
12) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1966675)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Cracked 91m total overnight. I do love this GTX1070 that I swapped out my twin GTX750Ti for, can't wait to finish up collecting my nickels & dimes to get another to pair it with. If anybody stateside wants to buy a used EVGA GTX750Ti(s) to help the cause, please pm me and we'll work something out.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1965376)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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I did the install again today and spent about 2 hrs. with M$S, some guy calling himself Nikko, attempting to find the root cause of why Edge couldn't load any page. He even installed some software from tweeking.com to supposedly fix the system files, which didn't work. After several attempts, adjustments, recycles, I guess the tech support rep gave up because after the last recycle he didn't reconnect with me, so I backed out again and deferred any further updates.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1965089)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Had to back it out. Major problem with Edge - Unable to create context process (error code: 0x802705b). In other words can't load a page. Tech support had no feed back on it, thought I was an insider. Please be aware that if you have your system set up to NOT install device drivers you will have to install those drivers again, they will not carry over.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1965024)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Here we go again, M$S is resuming the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update starting today. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/11/13/resuming-the-rollout-of-the-windows-10-october-2018-update/#WoSmFOcy3Z9mRCfg.97
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1964211)
Posted 9 Nov 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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My build number is 17134.345, slightly behind yours and still running v1803 too. I received security updates just a few days ago and they screwed with my video drivers. Are you saying that you got security updates and they did NOT screw with your video driver(s)? Could it be that too many people are complaining to them about these shenanigans and Micro$oft reverted? I'll have to wait until next month's updates to find out. :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran


'.345' was released on 9 Oct. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4462919. '.376' was released on 24 Oct. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4462933, both are cumulative updates. I see nothing in those updates that directly pointed to an update to your video drivers. I turned my device installation setting off immediately after my initial install and I always check after each build refresh to make sure they stay off. I get my updates directly from Samsung (SSD), Intel (iGPU), or Nvidia (GPUs). I don't even update from, 3rd party sites like Guru3D, which BTW, I consider to be a safe site, including their d/ls.

There may have not been anything about video driver updates, but every freaking time I get updates my video drivers go to crap. I have to do a clean re-install of the NVIDIA driver to get things back to "normal". I would even get an indication when I went to play World of Warcraft. I would get a message that the hardware changed and be asked to go to default settings or cancel. Micro$oft is doing SOMETHING with my NVIDIA driver and it pisses me off.

Ok, this is weird. I just checked my update history. You say your build number is from a 24 Oct release, mine from 9 Oct. I see that I had cumulative and security updates yesterday 8 Nov. Why do I not have the same build number or one higher than yours?

One thing I see is that I do not have KB4462933. My last is KB4462930 which I got yesterday, along with KB4462919 which was released 9 Oct?

Are we sure we're running the same OS? lol Haahahahahahahahaha... :D WEIRD!

Have a great day Cliff! :)

Siran


KB4462930 is an Adobe Flash update https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4462930/update-for-adobe-flash-player. If you manually hit 'Check for updates', you'll probably get the latest which is -376. If it didn't come up don't worry just keep checking daily and it will appear. I wouldn't worry about the 1809 d/l, since the only one's that are getting it are the insiders. BTW, did you do what I suggested about the device installation settings?
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1964170)
Posted 9 Nov 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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My build number is 17134.345, slightly behind yours and still running v1803 too. I received security updates just a few days ago and they screwed with my video drivers. Are you saying that you got security updates and they did NOT screw with your video driver(s)? Could it be that too many people are complaining to them about these shenanigans and Micro$oft reverted? I'll have to wait until next month's updates to find out. :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran


'.345' was released on 9 Oct. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4462919. '.376' was released on 24 Oct. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4462933, both are cumulative updates. I see nothing in those updates that directly pointed to an update to your video drivers. I turned my device installation setting off immediately after my initial install and I always check after each build refresh to make sure they stay off. I get my updates directly from Samsung (SSD), Intel (iGPU), or Nvidia (GPUs). I don't even update from, 3rd party sites like Guru3D, which BTW, I consider to be a safe site, including their d/ls.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1964144)
Posted 9 Nov 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I think if you look closely at the updates you will see that the latest 1803 update was a Cumulative Update, and not the actual 1803 update. Now I am not exactly sure what that means but all my computers that were running 1803 got that update. (cautionary notice: lost my CUDA drivers)



If I remember correctly in Win 7 we got individual KBs for each update, even cumulative ones. Now every it seems that indivduals are included in the cumulative updates. Since they are not major versions update the version (1803) won't change, but the OS build might. My current OS build is 17134.376 '(settings > system > about)'. As to the cuda drivers, go to 'control panel > system > advanced system settings > Hardware tab > device installations settings > NO'. It seems that M$S has finally fixed this as I haven't had any problems after the initial OS install with any of my device drivers as I always update them from the vendor(s) web site. If you haven't already, do a clean install for your GPU(s).
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1964129)
Posted 9 Nov 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Sometime early last evening a little birdy, I think it was Tweety, told me to look at 'control panel > system' and lo and behold it stated that Windoze was activated. Something tells me that what ever telemetry (basic) is sent back and forth between M$S and my machine is what set this off in the first place when their servers supposedly decided to go south.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1963983)
Posted 8 Nov 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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More of the "Who would believe it!" 'features' for Microsoft Windows systems:


Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server

Microsoft's activation servers appear to be on the blink this morning – some Windows 10 users woke up to find their Pro systems have, er, gone [to] Home...

... While there remains no official statement from Microsoft on the problem, users have reported that the hardworking support operatives of the Windows giant have warned that there is indeed a "temporary issue" with its activation servers related to the Pro edition. Affected customers are advised to sit tight and wait for a fix...



I got hit with this today. I saw in the lower right corner of my screen this very faint pop-up stating that I need to activate Windows. Attempted to do it as I thought it may have been in relation to my GPU upgrade. The process failed and when I attempted to do via the trouble shooter, it tells me that I have a Win 10 Home license running on a Win 10 Pro machine and to get a either a valid product or a new product key via the M$S store. My question is - If I don't log on to my machine using my M$S account, how in the HE#$^%&^LL did the license get changed?

Hi Cliff,

Did you forget to activate Windows after installing it. I cannot think of a reason for Micro$oft to require an activation if the OS has already been activated.

I'll be keeping one eye on the lower right corner and make sure I DO NOT activate Windows. Mine already is.

Have a great day, for what's worth right now because of Micro$oft. :|

Siran

[edit] Corrected spelling error [/edit]


It's been activated since day 1. Never had a problem with it until now. I did install 1809 when it first came out and had to back it out after about an hour. Now I'm wondering if that had something to do with it and nobody reported it. But that doesn't make any since either as the system always showed it was activated. Wish I could go back to Win 7.


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