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Teddybear
May 16, 2009

Look! A Samus doll!
It's soooo cute!


Lipstick Apathy

baka kaba posted:

This might be the place for it anyway, but we have a thread of sorts

Good to know, thanks!

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baka kaba
Jul 19, 2003

PLEASE ASK ME, THE SELF-PROFESSED NO #1 PAUL CATTERMOLE FAN IN THE SOMETHING AWFUL S-CLUB 7 MEGATHREAD, TO NAME A SINGLE SONG BY HIS EXCELLENT NU-METAL SIDE PROJECT, SKUA, AND IF I CAN'T PLEASE TELL ME TO
EAT SHIT



EL BROMANCE posted:

It's a desktop machine, so shouldn't be any issue with power (although I wouldn't put it past Windows to think that there is, so I'll double check to be sure). Have gone through a checklist of things to enable/disable, and nothing has made a difference. It's so odd.

There's been this issue with the Creator's Update, I'd link to a Microsoft page but they won't even let you look at their community site without logging in so fuuuuuck that

https://appuals.com/slow-wifi-issue...reators-update/

Far as I can tell the troubleshooter link is the same one MS links to, put I just did the powershell commands anyway. Might help!

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Tried everything up to the Intel driver part (I couldn't get the command to recognize and I have to get some work finished), but no joy. I'm getting the same results on both the wired and wireless adapters, so I don't think anything that targets an individual one is the answer sadly. Tried logging into another account on the computer (was inherited from a coworker) and same results on that. It's super odd. My desktop sharing has barely worked today, so I know it must be new as that's never been an issue before.

baka kaba
Jul 19, 2003

PLEASE ASK ME, THE SELF-PROFESSED NO #1 PAUL CATTERMOLE FAN IN THE SOMETHING AWFUL S-CLUB 7 MEGATHREAD, TO NAME A SINGLE SONG BY HIS EXCELLENT NU-METAL SIDE PROJECT, SKUA, AND IF I CAN'T PLEASE TELL ME TO
EAT SHIT



Oh sorry, thought you were saying your ethernet connection was running ok but the wireless wasn't

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Ah my bad, I'm good at not making things obvious. Added a clarification line to the bottom.

It's been a rough day for IT here, I left the office last night with everything working and unbeknownst to me the contractor came in afterwards to rig the network up in a better way than it was, so of course my morning was spent with pretty much nothing working. My 12 months of "well this machine can't ever remember the servers credentials, but if I make a batch file here using 'net use' and the IPC$ share, that'll at least tide us over' has come to an end, so I'm sure I'll be digging out install discs next week to get that thing up and running again. Sigh. It's always Fridays.

Digirat
Sep 14, 2011



I regularly have windows 10 updates fail to install for some reason, but it doesn't happen to all of them and it also usually works after 1 retry. I can't think of anything I have installed that could make this happen except O&O shutup. Is there some setting that's known to make this happen and should I be worried

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

I was playing around with RAMMap and noticed it has a section for large pages (which was empty), which made me wonder... Linux uses transparent huge pages by default, which results in a smaller page table and faster look-ups. Does Windows do the same?

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

Installed fresh Windows, due to new SSD.
- Took four attempts to finally not get stuck at readying files.
- After the first attempt, I noticed that it didn't create the recovery partition and poo poo on the new drive. Glad I spotted it, for when I'm eventually yanking the old one in far future. Had to disconnect the old one.
- Asks me about region and keyboard layout on the first setup stage, then promptly forgets about it in second.
- Didn't let me skip the PIN creation.

Goddamn Microsoft.

--edit:
The SATA SSD doesn't show after reconnecting. Well, ain't that swell.
--edit:
loving default fast startup doesn't notice SATA changes between shutdowns. Disabling it fixed things. Coincidentally it also boots faster without fast startup, despite NVMe drive.

--edit:
The updates to the UWP apps are hogging my bandwidth now. Mail and Calendar being 230MB? The Photos app being 300MB? What?

Also, why the gently caress is Candy Crush et al still downloading, despite clicking Uninstall a thousand times in the start menu? Another couple of hundred MBs.

Combat Pretzel fucked around with this message at Sep 24, 2018 around 10:51

AlexDeGruven
Jun 29, 2007

Watch me pull my dongle out of this tiny box

Combat Pretzel posted:

--edit:
The SATA SSD doesn't show after reconnecting. Well, ain't that swell.
--edit:
loving default fast startup doesn't notice SATA changes between shutdowns. Disabling it fixed things. Coincidentally it also boots faster without fast startup, despite NVMe drive.

Fast startup assumes no hardware changes between boots and skips the vast majority of the old POST process.

BangersInMyKnickers
Nov 3, 2004

I have a thing for courageous dongles



EL BROMANCE posted:

My business is small, so our setup is super basic. As of today (or maybe a few days, but I'm sure it's only recently) my PC will only get a fraction of the speed of anything else connected to the network. No fancy firewalls, just a Comcast gateway that I have access to and appears to be default and not flagged my machine for any particular reason. There's a smart switch I'm trying to get access to as well (I tend to handle most in house IT hiccups, anything beyond my abilities gets outsourced) that only got installed yesterday, however I'm getting the same issue when I connect via ethernet or over 2.4 and 5ghz, which would bypass it. I can sit in the same spot with my phone and pull down way more over the wireless.

So I'm guessing it's something to do with Windows. Comcast engineer was pulling 170mbit on my ethernet cable, other people in the building see around 60mbit down, I'm currently hitting 4-5mbit. Upstream is fine, I'm maxing the connection at 20mbit. Anything obvious I should be looking at? Have both rebooted, cold booted, and I believe there were a few updates that needed running from the last week or so which I let through.

clarification: both ethernet and wifi suck.

code:
Disable-NetAdapterRsc -Name "<wifi adapter name, usually just Wi-Fi>"
Give that a try for shits and giggles

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Yeah that fix came up in a link someone posted, did nothing sadly. My plan of leaving the computer cold over the weekend didn’t work either.

Not that it matters, because today my day has been taking up with the machine that’s been handed down between users that no longer sees the server on the network. “Fresh Install” in Microsoft Defender, why this will be the answer thinks I. Yeah, no. It appears to have included an update from February that completely breaks USB input so now it’s just sitting there like a lemon. And UEFI means I can’t force to safe, but three striking it to Repair Mode doesn’t bring anything up either so that probably wouldn’t help anyway. I’ll probably have to fish out a USB stick tomorrow and see if that gets around it all.

The only solace has been reading QA threads on tech net and the like of the same issue, and people saying ‘just type this’ or ‘uninstall this’ for the original complainer to be like ‘can’t you loving read, I can’t click or type anything you muppet’.

I hate computers.

isndl
May 2, 2012
I WON A CONTEST IN TG AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CUSTOM TITLE

If your USB input is broke it's time to find an old PS/2 keyboard! Even brand new motherboards have one of those ports left on them, though they're usually a combination keyboard/mouse port so you'll have to decide which one you need more as it doesn't support hot plugging.

Avenging Dentist
Oct 1, 2005

oh my god is that a circular saw that does not go in my mouth aaaaagh

isndl posted:

If your USB input is broke it's time to find an old PS/2 keyboard! Even brand new motherboards have one of those ports left on them, though they're usually a combination keyboard/mouse port so you'll have to decide which one you need more as it doesn't support hot plugging.

Those old USB->PS/2 adapters should work too, right? I usually keep one around for emergencies.

isndl
May 2, 2012
I WON A CONTEST IN TG AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CUSTOM TITLE

Avenging Dentist posted:

Those old USB->PS/2 adapters should work too, right? I usually keep one around for emergencies.

They never worked when I tried them, but the last time I tried was maybe ten or fifteen years ago. Your mileage may vary.

fishmech
Jul 16, 2006

~death to capitalism~
Chrome OS is shit
Every DSA is a cop


Salad Prong

Most of the cheap USB keyboard to PS/2 keyboard port adapters out there were ones that came with specific keyboard models, which switch the keyboard into a mode where it sends PS/2 signal out of the port. You need fancier active adapters to be sure you can plug in any random USB keyboard you have now into a PS/2 port.

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Ihmemies
Oct 6, 2012



Edit: somehow I managed to post to a wrong thread. Sorry!

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