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jaclaz last won the day on September 23

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  1. jaclaz

    Restoring Windows 10

    Cannot you download an install ISO from MS? Like: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO I have no idea how the validation process (if needed) will behave, normally activation will be automatic on a reinstall, but cannot say specifically in the case of an upgrade from 8. jaclaz
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    Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Time for a meme: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-had-one-job https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/505265-you-had-one-job jaclaz
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    Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    The good news: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/fixed-windows-10-october-2018-update-released-to-insiders-for-testing/ And the bad ones: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/hp-pcs-getting-wdf-violation-bsod-after-installing-windows-10-updates/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-audio-not-working-after-installing-latest-windows-updates/ jaclaz
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    Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    ... the actual problem being that it is a single track tunnel... jaclaz
  5. MInd you we have no actual proof of a link between the firing and the 5 article, John C. Dvorak did share the letter he got on twitter (the tweet is now not anymore available [1]) , whatever the real motives/reasons, if I ever saw a badly written e-mail to fire someone [2] - particularly someone that collaborated for some thirty + years (controversial as he might be) - that was the one. Surely the reasons provided in the e-mail seem (again set aside the utter lack of civility) pretty much *vague*, "put all outside columns on hiatus", reviewing "production operations and budget" for Q4 2018 on the second half of September, come on. The disappearing of the 5G column (actually not much the disappearing in itself, but the redirecting to another column by another Author) is hard to be called "coincidence". BTW Gibbs Rule #39 excludes that: http://ncis.wikia.com/wiki/Leroy_Jethro_Gibbs/Gibbs's_Rules but the column has been re-instated, right now it is live: https://www.pcmag.com/article/345387/what-is-5gpcmag.com/commentary/363244/the-problem-with-5g jaclaz [1] but still avaiable here: https://web.archive.org/web/20180922134632/https://twitter.com/THErealDVORAK/status/1043180806020116480 [2] provided that is admissible by basic courtesy and professionalism to part ways through such an e-mail
  6. Not at all, quite the contrary, at least for the lazy[1]. Once (lazy[1]) IT guys would have suggested, no matter what the problem was, that a re-install was needed and proposed it as either the only solution or the best one. Of course most of the time they were lying, With the advent of Windows 10 they still suggest that the only or best solution to any problem is a reinstall, but now they don't suffer from the (little[2]) stress caused by telling lies. jaclaz [1] the amount of them is of course variable from one place/organization to the other but in my experience they prevail in number [2] I have been lied to by a large number of people, but IT guys (and Lawyers ) have traditionally been the most swift at it
  7. Sure , I can draw links pretty fast, you know : http://reboot.pro/topic/21659-smart-hd/?p=205209 jaclaz
  8. Just in case: http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/linkshellextension.html You will need some time as there are a lot of topics on that page, but it is really informative and useful (before and besides the actual tool/program). jaclaz
  9. Well, for the moment it seems like the first observed effect of 5G is the firing (after more than 30 years BTW) of John C. Dvorak from PC magazine, JFYI: https://medium.com/@dvorak/5g-got-me-fired-ce407e584c4a the actual article has been removed from the India version of PC Magazine too (please note the 403 and not the 404): https://in.pcmag.com/opinion/124983/the-problem-with-5g here it is via Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20180823130336/https://in.pcmag.com/opinion/124983/the-problem-with-5g jaclaz
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    putting an old hd in a new computer

    If I get this right, you attempted to boot a Windows OS originally installed on a given hardware on a completely different, new, hardware. It simply cannot work, the HAL may be different but besides that most drivers will surely be different. Which EXACT version of Windows is that? Have you disabled "auto reboot"? Assuming it is a Windows NT of some kind that should be the first thing to do, this way you will have a (hopefully meaningful) STOP ERROR on a BSOD, What is the actual STOP ERROR? Usually the procedure is called "migration" and the easiest would be to "prepare" the OS/install on the old hardware it worked on (if it is still available), example: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html jaclaz
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    Firefox to Basilisk

    Not really-really, to be picky. They changed that for *whatever reasons they saw fit* while telling everyone that it was to improve security. jaclaz
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    Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    A new definition for "Just in time" (pausing an update) ... Just sayin': https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/6/17944966/microsoft-windows-10-october-2018-update-documents-deleted-issues-windows-update-paused jaclaz
  13. It wasn't "suddenly". The router (for *whatever* reason) needed a reset. AFTER doing that (successfully BTW) Trip decided to have a look at the router settings (something that possibly he hadn't done in weeks or months) and the automagic smart updating of his "modern" browsers bit him. Clearly the (oldish) router web frontend used a "normal" protocol BUT his browsers were considering that as "old" and "unsafe" (even if the connection is "local") and prevented him to access the router page. jaclaz
  14. Well, you don't need a *modern* browser to access an old router (or any site where a *modern* browser shows the stupid "ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH" error). 99.99% QTWEB would do just fine. SInce it is "inherently portable", it shouldn't be an issue to just use it when needed: http://www.qtweb.net/ jaclaz
  15. I pinged Daniel B.Sedory (The Starman) about the topic and he plans to make a page similar to : https://thestarman.pcministry.com/asm/mbr/WTC.htm but related to "where is the code" in 9x. For the moment he quickly checked a few more files and found another other copy of the MBR code in OEMSETUP.EXE. While the files tffsprop.dll and tformat.exe contain a copy of the "Standard" (since MS-DOS 3.30 and up to 95 A) MBR code: http://starman.vertcomp.com/asm/mbr/STDMBR.htm jaclaz