R.I.P. Windows 7 - 2020/01/14

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  1. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    um, I thought Edmund and Lauren were discussing Win10 today, Hook…
     
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    You can stop the notices. See here...

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  3. Hook

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    Sorry, I guess I misunderstood. I thought these blue screens were popping up while using Win 7. Oh, well, never mind.

    I've never had Win 10 interrupt my work. It has set hours in which it is allowed to update and usually I will check on Wed (Tuesday being the day most updates appear) and execute any I find. If an update wants to run while I'm working, it asks me and gives me the opportunity to save work first.

    I guess I'm just confused (and, no, my week-end with my son in CO did not involve any mind altering substances :vbtongue:). My confusion comes naturally. :vbwink: :vbrolleyes:
     
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    I don't care about no stinkin' notices. :vbmad: I care that Win 10 loses my work whenever it gets the urge and that my reliable Win 7 is now radioactive. I gave Win 7 until the end of this week and then the internet connection gets shut off. :vbfrown: Oh, how I miss reliability. :vbmad:

    Win 7 never - NEVER - never gave me a BSOD. You hear that, Microsoft? NEVER! :vbmad:

    Wow. That's some head of steam I've built up. :vboops:
     
  5. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Maybe you could send your phone-chomping iguana on a visit to Redmond…
     
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    I dont use Win10 often, but I'm with Hook-even on the one computer I have that's a truly bottom of the barrel Lenovo with Windows 10, it's been quite stable and plods along nicely. Maybe there's some legacy software issue going on?

    As far as the EOL for Win7, I think the fact that Microsoft has supported it for 11 years and is kind enough to remind everyone that they're on their own now is actually better than we've seen from them in the past...if anything, Windows 7 has seen more ongoing support than some older versions of iOS.
     
  7. EdmundDantes

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    No problem Hook, I've had similar misunderstandings. I'm working through some of the solutions on various pages. My HD tests as 'healthy,' but looking at other things. I misquoted the most common error, which is "Unexpected Store Exception." Once I got some kind of kernel error, but it flashed through to the reboot screen too quickly to write it all down.
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    probably just wasting bandwidth, but here are some screen captures from my work PC, regarding how to handle updates; sequence of left-clicks was Windows/Start icon, the Settings gear, then Update & Security,
    then Windows update, to get to the first picture, and finally Advance options for 2nd pic

    2020-02-03_10-01-08.jpg

    2020-02-03_10-00-23.jpg
     
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    Thanks, RA. :vbsmile: I used that process to postpone the major Win 10 upgrade a couple of months ago and it did indeed stop the upgrade, up until the stop date passed and I found that the upgrade had happened anyway while I wasn't looking. :vbrolleyes: I give up on wrangling Win 10, at least on this laptop. :vbfrown:
     
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  10. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    General question, all: those who've used Win 7 and are now using Win 10 (or will be), and I'm sure you'll let me know if I've muffed up, don't you think it would have been nice if Microsoft had offered 'transition tips'? in Win 7, I used the SNAP feature a lot -- double left-click on the bottom of a window, and that window takes up the full height of the monitor. by default, Win 10 doesn't have that behavior, at least, not on my work laptop. Today, I got fed up enough to look for it on the 'net, and -- surprise, surprise -- it's an option in Windows Settings > System > Multitasking :

    2020-02-13_13-28-17.jpg

    Works just fine!
     
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