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Everything posted by BudwS

  1. Ghostery is an Invasive meter that can be used with a browser to see how many invaders are trying to use your computer. A few sites have logged up several hundred invasive strikes. So far, MS sites seen to be facilitating invasiveness the most. However, there are other sites that count up into the hundreds as well. Perhaps Ghostery could be used as a Crap meter?
  2. Perhaps I have been mistaken for another computer person. At present my only real PC computer has Windows 7 Pro installed on it. If I need to use Windows, that is the computer of use. Even the Dell laptop used for the Windows 10 Insider Preview has a dual boot Windows 7 Pro for intelligent computing when needed. Invasive is a word reserved for Windows 10. I don't lock down W10 as much as NoelC except when I power down the W10 computer.
  3. Encore: No Crap, the MacBook is updated to 16226 with no errors. Well, the same "old crap" is still there. The invasive theme of W10 hasn't changed. And after this miraculous update, the computers are parked in the safe zone, powered off. The shutdown worked nicely, the computers actually shut down. W10 functions well in the "safe zone."
  4. Sorry to report No Crap today. The Dell laptop updated to W10 Insider Preview 16226 today with no errors and no loss of WIFI. Everything tested, worked. Please excuse the bewildered forum entry. It's been so long since W10 worked out of the chute. I can't remember when it ever worked out of the chute and this time on the 11 year old Dell! Maybe it's the Dell laptop, second wind? Is it possible that W10 actually worked? Or has the "Blind Chicken" syndrome kicked in? It's too hot in Phoenix for Hell to be freezing over.
  5. A slow day at Crapspreader, Inc.: Gourmet Crap, a million crows can't be wrong, can they? Saute your apps with programming fluff. A mystique setting that makes your mouth water. You don't even have to logon, MS will do it for you and load you up with choice ops, will make you think that this must be good. Sorry, just dozed off. Must have been a dream.
  6. A single app running in the background that doesn't identify that it is there but is using system resources might be a T-word. I'd like to see more of the good T-word, Truth.
  7. Two users were signed in on each Win 10 test computer. Both computers passed the test. Extra points given. Both computers shutdown with no issues. No problems occurred during the powered off time period. Does crap have something to do with politics?
  8. The Crap series: "Tale of Two Updates" Apple MacBook with SSD updated to 16215 in a little over an hour and everything tested is running correctly. Dell laptop with HDD ran the update for over 12 hours and arrived at 16199 where it started. The good part was that the WIFI was not lost and a restore to the previous release was not needed. Am wondering if an SSD is needed for a straight line update of 16199 to 16215 as compared to the HDD that did the circle update of 16199 to 16199? In either case the update procedure was not to be stopped short of a shutdown. It appears to be
  9. Wait one, does Wine emulate Windows 10? Or maybe the "killer application" wouldn't need Windows 10 to run and function correctly? Cherry pick an application, Hmmmmm.
  10. No new Insider W10 crap updates released in more than 3 weeks. Wonder what that means? Does someone think that the product is crap not worth releasing? No, that can't be it. Wonder if they tried to use the product? Sure, they use it every day because it's such a good product. Yup, works great here when the PC is powered off. Not a bit of trouble.
  11. Those user features that MS has been trying to program into W10 are things that have been working on Apple for years. Just one example: Switch from one user to another is a single key stroke on an iMac and the change is almost immediate. Try that on W10 and several minutes later the activity completes. And yes, Apple products do play well together. Win 10 has a long way to go in that regard.
  12. The Deeper Impression is that Windows 10 is crap. However, just waiting for the next release of Insider Win 10 to get back to the "Crap" forum. The US holiday weekend must have put them way behind schedule for passing the crap. Didn't really mean that the way it sounds.
  13. I have no problems with the Windows 10 computer when it's powered off.
  14. Windows 10 security: Install on a dedicated computer with or without network adapters. To stop all security leaks, shut down the computer. I've found this technique to be fool proof even for me. Even after a Windows Update in which Win 10 loses the WIFI connection and messages are adamant that no network adapters exist, the Router knows that clandestine Win 10 is using the "non-existent" Internet connection for secret purposes. Shut Down blocks that leak. At least the Router indicates that assumption.
  15. The crap is piled a little higher. The MacBook is on 16193 and running OK. The Dell laptop is there, too but Win 10 seems to have trouble finding the Dell network adapters. Seems to run the processor at 50% while the rest of the computer is doing little or nothing when it can't find the network adapters. Seems to have some Freeze issues as well. Sort of the old "Branch on Self" programming. Takes holding down the power off button until it shuts down to get control back. Once it finally sees the network adapter and the WIFI is back then the processor runs at less than 10% under normal id
  16. Thanks. Logging on with a local account or a Microsoft account seems to be a factor with that issue, too. That's an interesting computer that you have. Are you running SSDs as well?
  17. Have seen the issue on and off over the last 6 months give or take a little. The message is not there now on Version 1703, OS Build, 16193. Just out of curiosity, what is your OS Build? (Arizona summer)
  18. Oh, crap! Can't believe I did that. Tried to get the Boot Camp Windows 10 partition to become a Dual Boot, Win 10 and Win 7. The Shrink to establish the second partition started to work but wiped out the Apple Host! And Win 10 stopped working as well. However, it was good practice to build out the MacBook back to OS X and Boot Camp Win 10, 16193. Three days and it's back again. Might even be a more stable combination this time. Sorry about the use of "stable." Apple just works if you don't do stupid.
  19. Amazing Crap Continued: The Dell laptop updated to 16193 with "No WIFI" again. However, used the same procedure again that brought WIFI back to 16188. And WIFI was back and connected to the normal internet provider. The puzzle pieces are becoming clearer. No driver software was changed. No line commands were used. No changes were made with Regedit. It appears that some parameter, app or OS software is running after the update that stops the normal network adapter scans from working. When the interfering software is stopped, then normal Win 10 network adapter scanning software finds th
  20. More Amazing Crap: The Dell laptop now has the WIFI connection and is running the 16188 Win 10. What led up to this amazing magic? Disabled all network adapters in Device Manager. Turned off every app option including those running in background and privacy options in Settings. Restarted PC. When it came back up enabled on WIFI adapter and tried to connect. The available networks showed up and the normal connection worked! "Smoke and Mirrors" comes to mind.
  21. New crap, old crap, no Amazing Crap: Dell laptop is at 16188 now. Four options for an Internet connection, 1 wired and 3 wireless. However, Windows 10, 16188, can't find any of them! It is Stable now, nothing goes out and nothing comes in. It does power up and power down! It is a dual boot PC and the Win 7 Pro can use any one of the four options for the Internet connection. And the Win 7 is more Stable than the Win 10 even when it goes out into the wide world of computing. Crap or crapless, that is the option. Oh, by the way, the MacBook runs Windows 10, 16188, with no apparent issues
  22. Amazing Crap today: The Dell laptop updated from 15025 to 15063 but the WIFI was gone. That's been the recent scenario of the Win 10 saga. So I thought that I'd try plugging an ethernet cable into the network router. Yup, no connection there either. So just for grins, tried a couple of netsh interface ipv4 commands, install and reset. No apparent change so did a shutdown and power on. Now comes the amazing part: The WIFI magically was back and working normal?!!!!!!! The laptop in on the way to updating to 16188. Go figure?!
  23. Persistence: Along the crap road. The Dell laptop is now on a newer Windows 10, 1607, 15025. At least the software is a year newer. And 15025 sees both of the WIFI adapters on the computer. My question is, "What W10 software is missing when the windows update moves beyond 15025 that causes the WIFI adapters to be lost?" The adapters are still in the Device Manager display. However, the WIFI Network parameter is missing in Settings. So, no Internet connection when windows update goes into action although the WIFI adapter is used to do the update. I suppose that a manager could have decid
  24. If the Windows 10 OS can't find the wired or wireless adapters to access the Internet, is there any value in it? Those same wired and wireless adapters using Windows 7 have no problem getting to the Internet. I wonder if it is necessary to buy a new computer to get to the Internet with Win 10? Just talking crap.
  25. The crap gets better and better. "Never give up." Went back to Win 7 Pro on the Dell laptop and then used Media Creation Tool to download Win 10 Pro. What came down was 1511, 10586.873 Windows 10 Pro (Just a couple years old). And the W10 was digitally activated! And better yet, the key is the same key that wouldn't activate Win 10 before?! This was an interesting challenge. And NO, Windows 10 is not a home production computer here. It's just a jigsaw puzzle with a few missing pieces.
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