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Jun 7, 2012


Renaissance Robot posted:

What's this about Pro lacking some features that Home has?

The only thing I'm aware of that's missing from Pro but is present in Home is Microsoft Spotlight, which is a special lock screen that changes once a day and gives you neat images you might like. Nothing really important but I'd still like it.

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Jun 7, 2012


EconOutlines posted:

As someone who used Start8(over ClassicShell), what are people's thoughts on the start menu now? I'm using it for now to see how I like it but thinking about snagging Start10 for $4.

I like it. Most of my start menu interaction is just hitting the windows key then typing to find programs anyway.

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Jun 7, 2012


dumb question, but there's a putty shortcut in your start menu directory, right?

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Jun 7, 2012


smoobles posted:

Will a new CPU invalidate my Windows 10 license or is that just motherboards?

Nobody knows for sure, but I imagine if you have a Microsoft account getting a new license is as easy as calling them up and asking.

JohnnyCanuck posted:

Huh. Apparently my keyboard drivers - even the basic stuff - aren't available until I log in. Mouse works fine, thank god.

That's odd. What keyboard do you have?

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Jun 7, 2012


e: nvm read your question wrong

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Jun 7, 2012


Warrior Princess posted:

Windows 7 -> 10 -> 7 was the fastest and easiest os transition and detransition ever, so it's got that going for it. I'll upgrade back if non-security fix updates ever become 100% optional.

See you in 2020.

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Jun 7, 2012


Geemer posted:

By the way, I don't know what y'all are talking about with being forced to update. After reserving my copy I just completely ignored the GWX app and eventually hid the Upgrade to Windows 10 entry from Windows Update once it started showing the button to start the upgrade in there. Hasn't bothered me since, nor has it tried to nag other accounts on the computer to upgrade.

If you reserve your free copy of Windows 10 through the GWX app it'll automatically install Windows 10 through Windows Update when Microsoft deems it fit. The act of reserving is consenting to this. This isn't communicated very well so people feel like it's "forced", particularly if you reserved it ahead of time just to be sure you didn't miss out.

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Jun 7, 2012


My video drivers work fine on my desktop (GTX 660) and my laptop (Intel HD Graphics second gen). vv

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Jun 7, 2012


I have never seen a situation or use case where optimus works well or at all. I've heard of nothing but problems and honestly it seems like it'd make more sense to design gpus to scale clock speed and power consumption like we do with cpus

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Jun 7, 2012


You have until the end of July, 2016. Give it time.

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Jun 7, 2012


Cojawfee posted:

People use recent folders? I turn all my recent stuff off in windows so my porn doesn't show up in explorer or VLC.

lmao if you dont use a separate boot for watching porn

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Jun 7, 2012


bbbut muh micro$soft botnet

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Jun 7, 2012


codo27 posted:

The freeware thread is archived soooo

Movie maker isn't a part of 10 and isn't ~officially supported~ I'm gonna use it anyway but is there anything else out there I might consider as a replacement? Not that I need much in the way of extra features

Just pirate Vegas

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Jun 7, 2012


tekz posted:

So apparently Microsoft is adding win10's spying bullshit on 8.1 and 7? Is there a guide to turning it off on those systems?

Quit freaking the gently caress out and realize that literally every other consumer electronics/internet service company you buy poo poo from/sign up for is doing the exact same poo poo.

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Jun 7, 2012



This only works if microsoft is the only company you're using a service from. If you're going to freak out over this stuff you might as well stop using consumer electronics in general.

Logical fallacies aren't yu-gi-oh trap cards, you don't get to throw one down and automatically defeat someone's argument.

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Jun 7, 2012


Truga posted:

Oh don't get me wrong, I don't give a poo poo what microsoft does to its users, but saying "you shouldn't care about microsoft because someone else does it too" is beyond loving retarded.
I'm not saying "you shouldn't care about microsoft because someone else does it too," I'm saying "why focus on Microsoft when literally every other company is doing it too, I don't see you protesting Apple or Google or Facebook."

xamphear posted:

So your only options are all or nothing? You shouldn't take any measures, because it'll never be perfect?
Way to miss the point. I'm saying that if you're going to have a conviction about user privacy maybe have some integrity about it and focus on it in general instead of a single company.

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Jun 7, 2012


Truga posted:

Because this is a windows 10 thread. Also, I don't use google/apple products because alternatives exist, but I do use windows cause I play games, so this is relevant to me.

You know Steam collects your user info right?

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Jun 7, 2012


Truga posted:

It collects the user info I let it collect, yes. Much like microsoft.

So there doesn't seem to be an issue with Microsoft then?

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Jun 7, 2012


Windows 10 spies on you and sends back what apps are running! I can't let them know I'm running Chrome, Steam, and my Eroge collection

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Jun 7, 2012


Risket posted:

I'm running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (I only had a 32-bit key when I installed Win7), but I don't want to upgrade to Windows 10 32-bit, I want go to 64-bit if I can. Will I be forced to used Windows 10 32-bit when I go for the free upgrade?

I do know that Windows 7 Pro keys work for both 32-bit and 64-bit. Try upgrading then doing a clean install of Windows 10 Pro x64 using the Media Creation Tool.

First, grab your product key using Magical Jelly Bean and make a copy of it. If for whatever reason the Windows upgrade won't let you switch architectures, do a clean install of Windows 7 Professional x64 using the key you copied and a copy of the Windows 7 Professional x64 installation ISO using your torrent tracker of choice (I recommend qbittorrent). The ISO isn't , Microsoft offered it as a free download until recently (really when you buy Windows you're not buying the ISO, you're buying the product key).

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Jun 7, 2012


hooah posted:

My dad had upgraded his laptop to 10, but the start button stopped responding (and the menu couldn't be accessed any other way, either). I visited home today to help back things up and refresh, but it's stuck on a screen with the Windows logo and the spinning dots. I've rebooted the laptop, but the same thing's still happening. How does one fix this?

Do you have a copy of the Windows 10 installation media? If not, get it by downloading the Media Creation Tool. From there, make an install USB corresponding to whatever version of Windows 10 your dad's running (most likely derived from his version of Windows 7/8). Once that's done, plug the USB into the laptop and boot from it, and select "repair your computer." Try "refresh your PC", then "reset your PC."

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Jun 7, 2012


Edge gets extensions in November. As far as I'm aware the Edge API is going to be as close as possible to Chrome's API so when it's released porting stuff should be really easy.

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Jun 7, 2012


Jan posted:

Just use Win+Left/Right arrow keys. Using the mouse to snap windows?

You grab the title bar and drag it to the edge. It's actually pretty intuitive once you get the hang of it.

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Jun 7, 2012


Sri.Theo posted:

How do I do split screen with metro apps now? Sweeping from the left just shows all apps.

Turn on Tablet mode from the Action Center first.

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Jun 7, 2012


Bioalchemist posted:

You can snap your browser window to one side then re-size to the width you want. Then any other window you drag to the other side of the screen will automatically take up the rest of the screen. This is how I usually watch Netflix.



Fate/Stay Night's on Netflix?

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Jun 7, 2012


Happy_Misanthrope posted:

Yeah, nothing wrong with making your signature interface element as fragile as the rest of your apps based on a new API

wait until you find out about .avis and windows 3.1

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Jun 7, 2012


Trillian still exists?

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Jun 7, 2012


IE 7 is the gold standard in bad browsers

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Jun 7, 2012


Combat Pretzel posted:

Hope your plans to use Edge as main browser eventually weren't time-sensitive, because word is that extension support has possibly been pushed back to the Redstone release due Summer 2016.

Welp lmao

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Jun 7, 2012


hyperbowl posted:

Really dumb question. My parents bought a new HP desktop with windows 10 preinstalled. I want to do a clean install, but don't have a product key. The microsoft website says it's probably embedded in the motherboard and I won't be asked to enter one during installation. Does that sound right?

Yeah, it's tied to the hardware. Windows will activate automatically.

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Jun 7, 2012


Rusty! posted:

Nicked off Reddit, but MS really want people on W10:



I run a small computer repair shop, and honestly? I want people on Windows 10 too. It's gonna make my life so much easier when everyone's on it.

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Jun 7, 2012


DuckConference posted:

I have a windows 7 key I want to use with windows 10. I installed windows 10 with an older install image (before 1511) and didn't enter a key, and then used windows update to update it to 1511. But when I go in to the control panel, it won't accept the windows 7 key.

Is the only way to use a windows 7 key to enter it at install time with 1511 install media?

If you're doing an installation from scratch, then yes. However, you can install Windows 7, activate it, upgrade it to Windows 10, then install Windows 10 from scratch. The scratch install of 10 that way will recognize your license.

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Jun 7, 2012


mcbexx posted:

I recently (last weekend) downloaded what I assume is the latest version of the Media Creation Tool to set up a USB device in order to install Windows 10.

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro. The Media Creation Tool however only offered to download and prepare Windows 10 or Windows 10N and no option to get Windows 10 Pro.

Is there a dedicated Media Creation Tool for the Pro version?

It'll give you the pro version when you select Windows 10 and upgrade with it.

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Jun 7, 2012


That's because System Restore is depreciated. Reset My PC works better.

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Jun 7, 2012


Honestly I've never bothered with System Restore, I found that when you need to use it it doesn't quite get the job done. Maybe that's changed.

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Jun 7, 2012


By Microsoft Decree, Candy Crush joins the pantheon of Windows bundled games, along with Solitaire, Minesweeper, and the pinball game they borrowed from Maxis.

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Jun 7, 2012


ilkhan posted:

New super slow Solitaire can get hosed, though. Nothing exemplifies how bad apps are on win10 like the ms card games app.

New Solitaire seems fine to me.

New Calculator can get hosed though.

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Jun 7, 2012


dissss posted:

It doesn't really matter whether upgrades are free or not, almost all Windows revenue comes from OEMs and corporates both of which are completely unaffected by the change.

Yeah this, people generally don't go out and buy retail versions of Windows, they just get the versions that come with their computer. Microsoft essentially just gave away a very tiny sliver of Windows revenue.

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Jun 7, 2012


Junkenstein posted:

I actually used the Store to buy Rise of the Tomb Raider (if you set your region to Ukraine, you could get it for 7 as opposed to 40 or whatever) and oh boy, the Store is not ready for big 'apps' like that, especially when it comes to patching.

Can't wait to see how Quantum Break handles in the store!

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Jun 7, 2012


Turdsdown Tom posted:

so what's the deal with Cortana's touchpad gesture activating literally all the time?

it's supposed to be four fingers on the touchpad that opens Cortana, not one finger moving the cursor. anybody experience this?

sounds like it could be a bad touchpad. Have you tried re-installing the drivers?

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