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Message 1741980 - Posted: 14 Nov 2015, 7:01:20 UTC - in response to Message 1741928.  

A plug for the Windoze nay sayers! I recently purchased a Lumia 640. Excellent phone! I can't complain about it a bit. Unbelievable battery life.

DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, DOWNLOAD WINDOZE PHONE 10! Downloaded an app that will restore it to Win 8 or 8.1, really don't care at this point.

Upon installing the Windoze Phone 10 update (pushed from AT&T I suppose) I lost all PC connectivity; usb, Bluetooth... I couldn't add or remove any files. Unbelievable...or not....

If the reset app works I'll give an update.

Otherwise, my Win 10 PC is really working well. All "spyware" turned off.


HA! It worked, back to Windows Phone 8.1.... gonna stay there for a while....

Until AT&T updates your phone again.


The update isn't automatic, thankfully....

The update on my Galaxy S4 from Jelly Bean to Lollipop wasn't suppose to be, but someone decided that my phone needed updating without my permission.

I'm just glad I have an Android phone, it works well with Windows 7 Pro x64. :)
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Message 1742073 - Posted: 14 Nov 2015, 16:45:49 UTC - in response to Message 1741980.  

The update on my Galaxy S4 from Jelly Bean to Lollipop wasn't suppose to be, but someone decided that my phone needed updating without my permission.[/quote]
I'm just glad I have an Android phone, it works well with Windows 7 Pro x64. :)[/quote]

Agreed, my Android phone played quite well with my PC. I only went to Windows for a test drive. I just came off of contract and the Lumia 640 was only $60. I had to at least give it a chance. The jury is deliberating...
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Message 1742089 - Posted: 14 Nov 2015, 17:31:51 UTC - in response to Message 1742073.  
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The update on my Galaxy S4 from Jelly Bean to Lollipop wasn't suppose to be, but someone decided that my phone needed updating without my permission.

I'm just glad I have an Android phone, it works well with Windows 7 Pro x64. :)


Agreed, my Android phone played quite well with my PC. I only went to Windows for a test drive. I just came off of contract and the Lumia 640 was only $60. I had to at least give it a chance. The jury is deliberating...

I'm looking at going to a Samsung Galaxy Note4 or something like that phone, when I can afford it. I have a Samsung Galaxy Ring now(a CDMA phone), a 4" screen and 3G is a pain in the ass, the Note4 has a 5.7" screen and 4G LTE, of course I'd have to switch to Sprint I think, I'm with Virgin Mobile now, Virgin uses the Sprint network.
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Message 1742246 - Posted: 15 Nov 2015, 10:40:35 UTC

Question to those who have managed a successful transition to Linux, how many of you are DUAL GPU crunchers and how did you go with the driver installations.??

This is what is stopping me from crossing over from the Win 7 to Linux.

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Message 1742271 - Posted: 15 Nov 2015, 14:46:07 UTC - in response to Message 1742089.  

The update on my Galaxy S4 from Jelly Bean to Lollipop wasn't suppose to be, but someone decided that my phone needed updating without my permission.

I'm just glad I have an Android phone, it works well with Windows 7 Pro x64. :)


Agreed, my Android phone played quite well with my PC. I only went to Windows for a test drive. I just came off of contract and the Lumia 640 was only $60. I had to at least give it a chance. The jury is deliberating...

I'm looking at going to a Samsung Galaxy Note4 or something like that phone, when I can afford it. I have a Samsung Galaxy Ring now(a CDMA phone), a 4" screen and 3G is a pain in the ass, the Note4 has a 5.7" screen and 4G LTE, of course I'd have to switch to Sprint I think, I'm with Virgin Mobile now, Virgin uses the Sprint network.


Yep, not a phablet fan. I need to be able to put my phone in my pocket. I have guys on the job (electrical construction) who hang huge phones from their hips. I don't see how they do it. Even the Lumia 640 is a little large for my taste. I just came over from a HTC One Mini. I haven't given up on that one yet... It taunts me from the shelf it sits on...
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Message 1742274 - Posted: 15 Nov 2015, 14:57:30 UTC

Tazzduke - have a look around for posts by petri33, he's running 4 Nvidia GPUs in a Linux box that is the second highest cruncher around just now.
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Message 1742277 - Posted: 15 Nov 2015, 15:09:15 UTC - in response to Message 1742274.  

Tazzduke - have a look around for posts by petri33, he's running 4 Nvidia GPUs in a Linux box that is the second highest cruncher around just now.


But do be aware, petri33 is running MB app "Cuda 7.50 special" which he made himself, so it's only (for my knowledge) Linux running that app.

But for sure, petri33 knows how to run multiple Nvidia GPU's in one host.
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Message 1742301 - Posted: 15 Nov 2015, 16:42:26 UTC - in response to Message 1742246.  

Question to those who have managed a successful transition to Linux, how many of you are DUAL GPU crunchers and how did you go with the driver installations.??

This is what is stopping me from crossing over from the Win 7 to Linux.

Regards



Hi tazzduke,

I recently converted 5 of my 6 crunchers from Windows to Linux Mint 17.2 and installed Nvidia drivers using the sgfxi scripts. You can read more about the scripts here: http://smxi.org/docs/sgfxi-manual.htm

X needs to be stopped prior to installation.

To install, you run (as root):
cd /usr/local/bin && wget -Nc smxi.org/sgfxi && chmod +x sgfxi && sgfxi

and just follow the prompts.

For future driver upgrades, you simply run:
sgfxi

It couldn't have been any easier. Installation gave me everything I needed. I'm able to run CUDA and OpenCL apps without issue. All of my Linux crunchers have multiple GPUs and BOINC had no problem detecting and using them.
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Message 1742490 - Posted: 16 Nov 2015, 8:42:00 UTC

Greetings All

Thankyou for the replies and also I will do a bit more reading as well.

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Message 1742545 - Posted: 16 Nov 2015, 14:45:34 UTC

The Thing That Wouldn't Die.........

Well, overnight M$ decided apparently that what I really, really needed was to upgrade to Window$ 10. So there it was waiting for the install ok from me.

Already downloaded the 10mb "upgrade" without my approval.

If the Swiss or the EU is serious about suing them, I wish they would get going and end this madness.

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Message 1742579 - Posted: 16 Nov 2015, 16:27:43 UTC - in response to Message 1742545.  
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Already downloaded the 10mb "upgrade" without my approval.

10mb -> 10 GB

Do you use these 2 programs?

"GWX Control Panel"
http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/08/using-gwx-stopper-to-permanently-remove.html

"Windows 10 When I Want It"
http://win10wiwi.com/
 


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Message 1742655 - Posted: 16 Nov 2015, 22:26:44 UTC

No I haven't tried either of those programs, I do use SD Cut the line, but apparently M$ has ways around it. In lieu of trying other fixes I'm going totally to Linux. I've got Ubuntu installed and I will compare it to Mint and then migrate to the system most suited to my needs.

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Message 1742769 - Posted: 17 Nov 2015, 6:52:55 UTC

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Windows 7 ultimate

AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor [Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3]
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16GB Ram

(2) AMD Radeon HD 7850/7870 series (Pitcairn) (1024MB) driver: 1.4.1848 OpenCL: 1.2

Hey I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm happy staying with what I've got
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Message 1742945 - Posted: 18 Nov 2015, 0:39:17 UTC

Earlier tonight one of our Windows 7 machines was complaining its Windows wasn't genuine. It hadn't had the 14 updates in yet that had been waiting for slightly over a week. Allowing the updates to install themselves fixed that, but it goes to show that you who want to keep your Windows 7 will need to let updates through, as else your Windows will start to complain about the same thing... and when allowed long enough not to be genuine, it'll start nagging you about getting a (new) activation code.
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Message 1742967 - Posted: 18 Nov 2015, 1:36:43 UTC

My Win 7 Pro x64 install says Retail, I have 3 rearm counts left, this is according to the "Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool(1.9.0027.0)". So far I've not been told My system is not Genuine and I have the tool to tell anyone otherwise, but this is My system only.
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Message 1743154 - Posted: 18 Nov 2015, 19:23:06 UTC

On Aug. 1st I began receiving "upgrade to windows 10" attempts in updates and all since have failed. Not certain that I'm ready to switch. DH lost a few word files after his upgrade to 10. Otherwise it seems to be working pretty well for him.
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Message 1743405 - Posted: 19 Nov 2015, 21:34:02 UTC - in response to Message 1742271.  

I'm looking at going to a Samsung Galaxy Note4 or something like that phone, when I can afford it. I have a Samsung Galaxy Ring now(a CDMA phone), a 4" screen and 3G is a pain in the ass, the Note4 has a 5.7" screen and 4G LTE, of course I'd have to switch to Sprint I think, I'm with Virgin Mobile now, Virgin uses the Sprint network.


Yep, not a phablet fan. I need to be able to put my phone in my pocket. I have guys on the job (electrical construction) who hang huge phones from their hips. I don't see how they do it. Even the Lumia 640 is a little large for my taste. I just came over from a HTC One Mini. I haven't given up on that one yet... It taunts me from the shelf it sits on...

I have a Note 4. It's a tad big for doing stuff with only one hand, but other than that I like it. I had (still have, sitting there crunching Seti) a Note 2 and only got the 4 because the 2 was in my back pocket when I fell on my butt and the screen shattered. Fixing it was going to cost half the price of a new phone, and it was starting to have issues with the USB jack too, so instead of fixing it I got a new one. It still operates just fine with the broken screen; it's just a bit hard to read and I worry a tad about cutting my finger on a glass edge. Since it just sits still, the USB usually isn't a problem either. Honestly, I think I liked the 2 a bit better than the 4. BTW, I'm on Verizon.
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Message 1743447 - Posted: 20 Nov 2015, 0:53:29 UTC - in response to Message 1743405.  

I'm looking at going to a Samsung Galaxy Note4 or something like that phone, when I can afford it. I have a Samsung Galaxy Ring now(a CDMA phone), a 4" screen and 3G is a pain in the ass, the Note4 has a 5.7" screen and 4G LTE, of course I'd have to switch to Sprint I think, I'm with Virgin Mobile now, Virgin uses the Sprint network.


Yep, not a phablet fan. I need to be able to put my phone in my pocket. I have guys on the job (electrical construction) who hang huge phones from their hips. I don't see how they do it. Even the Lumia 640 is a little large for my taste. I just came over from a HTC One Mini. I haven't given up on that one yet... It taunts me from the shelf it sits on...

I have a Note 4. It's a tad big for doing stuff with only one hand, but other than that I like it. I had (still have, sitting there crunching Seti) a Note 2 and only got the 4 because the 2 was in my back pocket when I fell on my butt and the screen shattered. Fixing it was going to cost half the price of a new phone, and it was starting to have issues with the USB jack too, so instead of fixing it I got a new one. It still operates just fine with the broken screen; it's just a bit hard to read and I worry a tad about cutting my finger on a glass edge. Since it just sits still, the USB usually isn't a problem either. Honestly, I think I liked the 2 a bit better than the 4. BTW, I'm on Verizon.


I think I've finally resigned myself to the idea that a phone needs to do three things; Make calls, text messages and e-mail. Anything else is all but useless to me. The Lumia 640 will save me some money in the end. Another Android would have done the same, I simply wanted to give Win Phone a chance. Win Phone 10 is not ready for the Lumia 640. It somehow screwed up the Bluetooth and USB connectivity, so I restored it to Win phone 8.1 and I have not been disappointed. Again, it is just a phone. Samsung is still the best bang for the Buck as far as Android goes. I am to receive a iPhone shortly through work. Kinda looking forward to the new experience.
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Message 1743639 - Posted: 20 Nov 2015, 18:43:03 UTC - in response to Message 1743405.  

I'm looking at going to a Samsung Galaxy Note4 or something like that phone, when I can afford it. I have a Samsung Galaxy Ring now(a CDMA phone), a 4" screen and 3G is a pain in the ass, the Note4 has a 5.7" screen and 4G LTE, of course I'd have to switch to Sprint I think, I'm with Virgin Mobile now, Virgin uses the Sprint network.


Yep, not a phablet fan. I need to be able to put my phone in my pocket. I have guys on the job (electrical construction) who hang huge phones from their hips. I don't see how they do it. Even the Lumia 640 is a little large for my taste. I just came over from a HTC One Mini. I haven't given up on that one yet... It taunts me from the shelf it sits on...

I have a Note 4. It's a tad big for doing stuff with only one hand, but other than that I like it. I had (still have, sitting there crunching Seti) a Note 2 and only got the 4 because the 2 was in my back pocket when I fell on my butt and the screen shattered. Fixing it was going to cost half the price of a new phone, and it was starting to have issues with the USB jack too, so instead of fixing it I got a new one. It still operates just fine with the broken screen; it's just a bit hard to read and I worry a tad about cutting my finger on a glass edge. Since it just sits still, the USB usually isn't a problem either. Honestly, I think I liked the 2 a bit better than the 4. BTW, I'm on Verizon.

My phone company is Virgin Mobile, works good, no contract, costs a flat $35.00 a month, I get unlimited everything, though at 1G, the phone will do only 2G/3G service, which sucks ass real good, in a bad way, I used to use My Wifi router here, but until Netgear comes up with new TWC compatible firmware for the 3500, I'm limited to 3G cell service, crap...
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Message 1743713 - Posted: 21 Nov 2015, 0:30:11 UTC - in response to Message 1743639.  

Get ready to pay $40/month for that Virgin Mobile prepaid phone come January 2016. I got a Virgin message saying that they are imposing the California prepaid phone surcharge come New Year's.

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