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Message 1707185 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 0:14:36 UTC

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Message 1707194 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 0:51:59 UTC - in response to Message 1707182.  

So for the past hour I've been sitting here watching some Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, spandex, plastic, micro-mini-skirts on some of the girls (check what Maya and Vionne wear in Buck's Duel to the Death if you don't believe me), really cheesy fight scenes (stuntmen who don't look like Gil) and Twiki. What more do I wish for? :)

Wow, that show goes waaaaaay back. But certainly sexier than the women I'm watching trying to play golf in Scotland dressed in hooded parkas and earmuffs. ;^)
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Message 1707204 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 1:54:19 UTC - in response to Message 1707182.  

Erin Gray

She was hot back then.
Watching the shows again and she is still hot.
Unfortunately in the second season they changed her wardrobe from the body hugging body suit to more drab wear.
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Message 1707215 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 2:53:36 UTC

"The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger three and its pilot, Captain William Buck Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems; and returns Buck Rogers to Earth five-hundred-years later."
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Message 1707302 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 12:04:28 UTC - in response to Message 1707215.  

"The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger three and its pilot, Captain William Buck Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems; and returns Buck Rogers to Earth five-hundred-years later."

Where Linux rules the roost as MS screwed up big time with their SAAS which started with Win 10 :-)
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Message 1707315 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 12:52:53 UTC

the question is why did it only freeze his life support system ......
I came down with a bad case of i don't give a crap
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Message 1707317 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 13:05:52 UTC

Installed on a Intel cruncher with iGPU.

It downloads the latest drivers when you install. After rolling back the iGPU driver to the one I had before it couldn't detect my screen so I got stuck at 1024x764 res. You have no control over the drivers, it just downloads the latest and installs it. After rolling back to original it downloaded the latest one again.

Edge was quick. Pity about the driver crap. I've gone back to Win7.
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Message 1707318 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 13:06:14 UTC - in response to Message 1707315.  

the question is why did it only freeze his life support system ......

..the content creation tool got stuck in a loop...
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Message 1707323 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 13:22:28 UTC - in response to Message 1707315.  

Hush. If you want to watch this show, you'll have to live with the plot holes, the bad acting, the wrong futuristic technology, and icons as Tigerman

and Pantherman

And of course Princess Ardala on her disco bed:

No, really:


But I think I've brought this thread off topic far enough. Moderators, I am sorry. I'll be back on topic later on helping Jeff further.
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Message 1707326 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 13:37:00 UTC

I am officially a Windows 10 convert. It looks great, works well and I only had to reinstall one application; Soundspectrum Gforce. I also upgraded to the latest CCC without any loss of WUs. Quite happy with the whole system really. Still investigating security and tracking settings.
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Message 1707330 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 13:49:06 UTC - in response to Message 1707317.  

Installed on a Intel cruncher with iGPU.

It downloads the latest drivers when you install. After rolling back the iGPU driver to the one I had before it couldn't detect my screen so I got stuck at 1024x764 res. You have no control over the drivers, it just downloads the latest and installs it. After rolling back to original it downloaded the latest one again.

Edge was quick. Pity about the driver crap. I've gone back to Win7.

I have to pull the network cable during setup do Windows 10 wouldn't start downloading updates in the background. Then once I configured windows to not do constant automatic updates I reconnected the network cable.
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Message 1707336 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 14:33:13 UTC - in response to Message 1707333.  

If we didn't have to support it at work I wouldn't have it anywhere near my machines there.

Free OS, yeah sure, and those who falls for it are the real product.

Just like everyone with an Android or iOS device.
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Message 1707338 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 14:35:40 UTC

'Tis morning on the left coast and nothing seems to have changed re: Windows 10.

Before I went to bed, I did a clean install of NVIDIA driver 352.84, hoping to clear out any and all vestiges of 353.62, just in case Windows Update was triggering off some remnant of that driver. When I got up this morning, I checked the BOINC Event Log and it appeared that there had been no changes, with 352.84 still being the latest driver shown. Windows wasn't showing any new notifications, either. Then I went to Windows Update and found:



There they are, just waiting to pounce, the next time I reboot. Sigh. Interestingly, it's only showing 3 of the 4 GPUs, but I would expect the update will apply to all 4.

Before I reboot, I'll try downloading that "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter hack from MS. I don't know if it will let me preemptively block those updates or if it will only block previously installed updates from reinstalling. Guess I'll find out.

On the multiprocessor issue, still no change. No new magical update from MS. I did spend some time last evening poking through the Registry to see if anything caught my eye, but nothing did, really. I did see a lot of processor-related entries that appear in groups of 8, many of them with the full description of the quad-core AMD Opteron 2389, similar to what appears in Device Manager. However, I really wasn't able to figure out the significance of any of them.
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Message 1707339 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 14:40:34 UTC - in response to Message 1707333.  

So, are you all so smitten by this so called "free" OS, that you don't bother about that you have agreed in the privacy agreements to this:

We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to protect our customers or enforce the terms governing the use of the services.

Was it that easy to make everyone throw privacy to the side, and be owned by Microsoft, and your respective governments?

And it doesn't matter what privacy settings you set to off, MS will still be able to access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders)

Ah well, this is what happens when people doesn't read the TOS agreements of the programs they install.

I didn't know that it should be that easy to make people agree to a slave contract.

Free OS, yeah sure, and those who falls for it are the real product.

Geeze, have fun being a product owned and operated by Microsoft, and don't ever again complain about privacy issues.


Wow...seriously? When is the last time you bothered to read an EULA? I had to google it my self to discover the information you posted here. Maybe you should read the agreements for iOS, Android and any number of Linux distributions. These policies are standard for the reason of targeted advertising especially. Your only real security would be to go off grid completely, use nothing but cash, give up your driving privileges...etc...
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Message 1707349 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 15:36:26 UTC - in response to Message 1707338.  

There they are, just waiting to pounce, the next time I reboot. Sigh. Interestingly, it's only showing 3 of the 4 GPUs, but I would expect the update will apply to all 4.

Before I reboot, I'll try downloading that "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter hack from MS. I don't know if it will let me preemptively block those updates or if it will only block previously installed updates from reinstalling. Guess I'll find out.

Sad. Do let us know how it goes.
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Message 1707356 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 15:54:29 UTC

So after a busy week, I finally did my upgrade yesterday afternoon. Post upgrade I immediately noticed my graphics driver must have been replaced due to the fact that only two of my three monitors were working, and those two were in mirror mode instead of the extended desktop I had them in. That was quickly fixed by installing the latest Catalyst drivers. BOINC was able to pick up right where it left off once I installed the latest drivers too.

Other than that, just a couple other issues that I'm sure will be worked out in due time. Of those issues, I lost my SCCM Software Center and Endpoint Protection anti-virus. I attempted to push a re-install of the software from my SCCM Console but no joy. I'm sure this requires an update to the SCCM client component to work.

Cortana won't enable. It tells me that it is disabled by policy. I double checked my group policies just to be sure, but I don't have it disabled. Perhaps with an update... ?

Speaking of group policies, I need to create a new Microsoft Edge policy so that the home page is always my intranet page, but I can't modify any of the latest policies Win10 has to offer because they have not released the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 yet. In due time, I'm sure.

And speaking of Edge, while it is very speedy, it seems unfinished. When visiting SETI@home and opening any of the threads, it doesn't snap to the latest post as per my preferences. Nor when I visit Newegg, none of the mouse-over functions are working.


Beyond that, everything else is working swimmingly. All of my old applications are working as expected. The interface is nice and refreshing and the OS feels very snappy. I was even able to connect my new Windows 8 phone to my desktop computer via Bluetooth! Overall, I'm very happy with my upgrade. Very excited to have installed 10! :-D
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Message 1707359 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 16:00:29 UTC
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Installed the pro version and activated properly.
I can`t say i like it.
Its not much better than win 8.1.

Two steps backward.

Sound didn`t work after install.
Took me 2 hours to get it run in the simplest way.

Dont even think to get boinc running yet.
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Message 1707360 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 16:08:17 UTC
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I am not a Windows 10 convert. I put it onto one of my machines and promptly took it off again. I did not like it at all. I am staying with Windows 7.
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Message 1707372 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 16:38:11 UTC - in response to Message 1707333.  

So, are you all so smitten by this so called "free" OS, that you don't bother about that you have agreed in the privacy agreements to this:

We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to protect our customers or enforce the terms governing the use of the services.

Was it that easy to make everyone throw privacy to the side, and be owned by Microsoft, and your respective governments?

And it doesn't matter what privacy settings you set to off, MS will still be able to access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders)

Ah well, this is what happens when people doesn't read the TOS agreements of the programs they install.

I didn't know that it should be that easy to make people agree to a slave contract.

Free OS, yeah sure, and those who falls for it are the real product.

Geeze, have fun being a product owned and operated by Microsoft, and don't ever again complain about privacy issues.


I bet there are a good many people that could care less and simply think “I have nothing to hide so let them look”. I am not one of them, and it really does not matter how innocuous the information on my PC might be. It is none of their business.

When the time comes, I will probably download the .iso and try doing the install off-line and only connect again after I have done as much as possible to keep Windows 10 from calling home. I suspect trying to secure it after doing the on-line install is like trying to close the barn door after the horse has gone. Luckily I shell in to a Linux server and use a server based Alpine client for my email so they will never be scanning my email regardless of any settings.
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Message 1707377 - Posted: 1 Aug 2015, 16:41:01 UTC - in response to Message 1707326.  

I am officially a Windows 10 convert. It looks great, works well and I only had to reinstall one application; Soundspectrum Gforce. I also upgraded to the latest CCC without any loss of WUs. Quite happy with the whole system really. Still investigating security and tracking settings.


Yeah it works good
The only thing that really pisses me off is the advertising id and the other tracking crap

i m not gonna put win 10 on any of my linux machines since it is not that great and i don t want to loose my uptimes haha
I came down with a bad case of i don't give a crap
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