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Reply #15 - Dec 28th, 2017 at 7:33pm
 
fair dinkum...  Roll Eyes
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Reply #16 - Dec 29th, 2017 at 2:46am
 
I took it to a computer shop for them to fix it.
Am on my wifes laptop
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Reply #17 - Jan 3rd, 2018 at 8:43pm
 
Got my laptop back.
Needs all sorts of software put back onto it.

Bit of a drama.
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Reply #18 - Jan 3rd, 2018 at 10:47pm
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Jan 3rd, 2018 at 8:43pm:
Got my laptop back.
Needs all sorts of software put back onto it.

Bit of a drama.


When you have it back how you want it, before you break it, take an image of it.

Something like this, take a look around. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-iso-image-windows-system/ DVDs are cheap.
Keep your personal files backed up or copied to a network or USB drive.
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Reply #19 - Jan 5th, 2018 at 3:00pm
 
Good idea.
I had backed up all the images I wanted while it was still running.

An image is a good idea.
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Reply #20 - Jan 5th, 2018 at 8:28pm
 
Sprint,

Now you have upgraded the old one with SDD for boot drive(system disk) is it booting a lot faster now? Do you apps run faster?

My experience has taught me to just buy a mid range laptop every three years, that was I get the benefit of how that improve the bus between CPU and HDD ...etc and it makes a different as a integrated system.

I use large excel files and now it flies. The extra memory with a new system helps. New drivers, new bits and pieces. Upgrading can be a more cost effective option.
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Reply #21 - Jan 5th, 2018 at 8:33pm
 
Super Nova wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 8:28pm:
Sprint,

Now you have upgraded the old one with SDD for boot drive(system disk) is it booting a lot faster now? Do you apps run faster?

My experience has taught me to just buy a mid range laptop every three years, that was I get the benefit of how that improve the bus between CPU and HDD ...etc and it makes a different as a integrated system.

I use large excel files and now it flies. The extra memory with a new system helps. New drivers, new bits and pieces. Upgrading can be a more cost effective option.


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.............buy a mid range laptop every three years,............

Sounds a good idea.
I run mine till they stop.


No, I did not get a SSD. (don't tell anyone though !!)

My asus goes into sleep mode when I close the lid, so booting up is quick anyway.

Am still turning off windows 10 rubbish ...........
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Reply #22 - Jan 5th, 2018 at 10:20pm
 
I don't know what issue you could have with Windows 10.

It is good. Reliable ...etc. Granted never take the first release but I think it is good. Running it on old hardware not designed for it may be an issue though.

Why are you still against Windows 10.? is it because of your hardware?
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Reply #23 - Jan 5th, 2018 at 10:49pm
 
Super Nova wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 10:20pm:
I don't know what issue you could have with Windows 10.

It is good. Reliable ...etc. Granted never take the first release but I think it is good. Running it on old hardware not designed for it may be an issue though.

Why are you still against Windows 10.? is it because of your hardware?


oh, it is good.
I had it on the old  HDD.

Have turned off cortana, live tiles, their piccies on the sign-in page .........
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Reply #24 - Jan 7th, 2018 at 8:03pm
 
Windoze?  Unrealiable, piece of crap.  Linux is much better as an OS.  Much more reliable, much more secure.   Roll Eyes
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Reply #25 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 11:20am
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 10:49pm:
Super Nova wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 10:20pm:
I don't know what issue you could have with Windows 10.

It is good. Reliable ...etc. Granted never take the first release but I think it is good. Running it on old hardware not designed for it may be an issue though.

Why are you still against Windows 10.? is it because of your hardware?


oh, it is good.
I had it on the old  HDD.

Have turned off cortana, live tiles, their piccies on the sign-in page .........


Got the new HDD and Windows 10 running well.
Turning off all the images and comments they have coming up on powerup, defragging, disk cleanup.

runs well
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Reply #26 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 7:12pm
 
Brian Ross wrote on Jan 7th, 2018 at 8:03pm:
Windoze?  Unrealiable, piece of crap.  Linux is much better as an OS.  Much more reliable, much more secure.   Roll Eyes


I have been listening to this argument for 20 years. I totally agreed in the past but is this true now. I am not sure but not technically qualified to dispute.

One thing is for sure, Unix did not take off as we all thought it would. It's space is not what corporates use. Hosting web sites and specialist applications what it does well. Even in VM environments often you have windows on the bottom layer with unix running in a VM.

As to security, if you are up to date, rarely do I hear of security breaches and the internal security is very strong these days.

Also Windows spends a lot of time on it's internal stuff, unix flies. So if you want something to really run fast and it is a maths problem, unix I would go for.

But today, if I was to build a commercial application, I would go Windows. Everyone has it, it can now scale. SQL is super fast and scalable and comparable to Oracle. All the office stuff works well. The .NET framework is very good and powerful. The IDE (development tools) is just great.

So I think it is a religious topic, like Ford vs Holden. Horses for courses.
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Reply #27 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 7:32pm
 
Super Nova wrote on Jan 14th, 2018 at 7:12pm:
Brian Ross wrote on Jan 7th, 2018 at 8:03pm:
Windoze?  Unrealiable, piece of crap.  Linux is much better as an OS.  Much more reliable, much more secure.   Roll Eyes


I have been listening to this argument for 20 years. I totally agreed in the past but is this true now. I am not sure but not technically qualified to dispute.

One thing is for sure, Unix did not take off as we all thought it would. It's space is not what corporates use. Hosting web sites and specialist applications what it does well. Even in VM environments often you have windows on the bottom layer with unix running in a VM.

As to security, if you are up to date, rarely do I hear of security breaches and the internal security is very strong these days.

Also Windows spends a lot of time on it's internal stuff, unix flies. So if you want something to really run fast and it is a maths problem, unix I would go for.

But today, if I was to build a commercial application, I would go Windows. Everyone has it, it can now scale. SQL is super fast and scalable and comparable to Oracle. All the office stuff works well. The .NET framework is very good and powerful. The IDE (development tools) is just great.

So I think it is a religious topic, like Ford vs Holden. Horses for courses.



Windows has about 75% of the market.

The customers always right.
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Reply #28 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 9:31pm
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Jan 14th, 2018 at 7:32pm:
Super Nova wrote on Jan 14th, 2018 at 7:12pm:
Brian Ross wrote on Jan 7th, 2018 at 8:03pm:
Windoze?  Unrealiable, piece of crap.  Linux is much better as an OS.  Much more reliable, much more secure.   Roll Eyes


I have been listening to this argument for 20 years. I totally agreed in the past but is this true now. I am not sure but not technically qualified to dispute.

One thing is for sure, Unix did not take off as we all thought it would. It's space is not what corporates use. Hosting web sites and specialist applications what it does well. Even in VM environments often you have windows on the bottom layer with unix running in a VM.

As to security, if you are up to date, rarely do I hear of security breaches and the internal security is very strong these days.

Also Windows spends a lot of time on it's internal stuff, unix flies. So if you want something to really run fast and it is a maths problem, unix I would go for.

But today, if I was to build a commercial application, I would go Windows. Everyone has it, it can now scale. SQL is super fast and scalable and comparable to Oracle. All the office stuff works well. The .NET framework is very good and powerful. The IDE (development tools) is just great.

So I think it is a religious topic, like Ford vs Holden. Horses for courses.



Windows has about 75% of the market.

The customers always right.


Apparently only 25% of the time.

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Reply #29 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 12:59pm
 
I forgot to add .........

' The customers always right .........

........... even when they are wrong, they are right.
It does not matter.'
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