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  1. Woody, you are a sucker for punishment by hanging...

    Woody, you are a sucker for punishment by hanging with this Win10 thing.

    I installed build 9926 in a dual-boot environment, where Win8.1Pro is the boot manager. Win10TP worked fine, but there...
  2. @PCGeek: I think improvements are to be...

    @PCGeek:

    I think improvements are to be expected, yet Microsoft continues to "push" different ways to obtain certain results, thereby bring some confusion to the user community (the performance...
  3. Win10 is likely to have a locked UEFI, so things...

    Win10 is likely to have a locked UEFI, so things like dual boot with another Windows partition and/or Linux, will be a thing of the past.
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    Well, Microsoft came up with a better way to kill...

    Well, Microsoft came up with a better way to kill Win10...

    OEMs Allowed To Lock Secure Boot In Windows 10 Computers
    ...
  5. For Win10TP, you can't post feedback to Microsoft...

    For Win10TP, you can't post feedback to Microsoft unless you use a Microsoft account and sign up for the Win10TP and/or developers arrangement. Microsoft wants to know who you are. I would guess...
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    Windows 10 machinations

    I ran across this jewel on MajorGeeks:

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/dear_microsoft_why_isnt_there_a_live_cd_version_of_windows_10.html

    The writer is asking about the absence of a "live...
  7. I went to my Win8.1Pro install and was able to...

    I went to my Win8.1Pro install and was able to obtain the experience scores using the command prompt route.

    I also tried that on Win10 Technical Preview. The data collection part worked, but the...
  8. Thanks for your reply. Indeed, I got snookered...

    Thanks for your reply. Indeed, I got snookered on the download link. I failed to check the URL and the keyword 'alldownloads' appears for both. Further, the signer was Digest Algorithm, which in a...
  9. Microsoft Office OneNote screen capture key sequence

    On Win7, with OneNote installed as part of Office, I can use the key combination of the Windows-key + 'S' to initiate a screen capture operation, which is then stored in a OneNote database.

    That...
  10. Win10 Technical Preview Attempted Crapware Install

    I have dowloaded and installed two packages to my Win10 TechPreview partition: Firefox 35 and Windows Essentials (formerly Window Live Install). These produced the following during the install...
  11. "What me worry?" You don't indicate what...

    "What me worry?"

    You don't indicate what version of Windows that performance report comes from, but I expect it is Win7 since that selection can't be made from Win8.
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    My Win10 TechPreview (as it is properly labeled,...

    My Win10 TechPreview (as it is properly labeled, not Win10 Beta) is installed on a separate partition on drive 1 (drive 0 is the drive that came with the vendor installed base software). It runs via...
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    With Win10 TechPreview, Windows Update will not...

    With Win10 TechPreview, Windows Update will not let you select which updates to apply (it does all that are available). In particular, there was an issue with Win8.1 on an Inventec fix for a RealTec...
  14. I have been running Win7 and Win8 in dual boot...

    I have been running Win7 and Win8 in dual boot mode for as long as Win8 has been available in the preliminary test releases. My node is a 32-bit computer with MBR formatted disk (GPT formatted disks...
  15. Thanks for the info on Resmon for Win7. I have...

    Thanks for the info on Resmon for Win7. I have hit a problem that actually goes beyond the capabilities you pointed out.

    After first boot each day on my 32-bit Win7 system (fully patched), when I...
  16. @BruceR: Did you contradict yourself? ...

    @BruceR:

    Did you contradict yourself?

    "...any failed update gets an error code with a help link which leads absolutely nowhere."

    Maybe that is why there are no confirmed instances of malware...
  17. From JoeP517: "...disable driver updates...

    From JoeP517:

    "...disable driver updates in Windows Update"

    There is NO specific item in Windows Update to disable driver updates. That is what I asked for.

    The response:

    "...turn...
  18. I checked on Win7 and Win8.1Pro, and did not find...

    I checked on Win7 and Win8.1Pro, and did not find any feature in Windows Update that could be set to specifically "disable driver updates". Can you please describe how to set Windows Update to...
  19. A better position would be: Beware of driver...

    A better position would be:

    Beware of driver updates as vectors for malware intrusion.
  20. A seemingly suitable response... ...

    A seemingly suitable response...

    http://www.pcbanter.net/showthread.php?t=1092537

    Yet, it makes one wonder if shortcomings as this update seems to have, could be used to spread malware just by...
  21. Your response begs the question: why is...

    Your response begs the question: why is MicroSoft Windows Update offering a fix for a vendor that is unrecognized by the general community? Why does the update list that you have a fix for an...
  22. The offer was from Windows Update. Here is the...

    The offer was from Windows Update.

    Here is the URL for the Microsoft site discussing the iissue (others can be found via Google search):
    ...
  23. Windows update for Inventec LAN real or bogus?

    I received an offered update for my Win8.1Pro system as follows:

    41302

    From feedback on the Microsoft site, this appears to be a bogus update, which is causing problems for users that have...
  24. There is an aspect here that seems to have been...

    There is an aspect here that seems to have been left out or perhaps ignored. It involves GPT formatted disks (versus MBR) and if the UEFI equipped computer came with a version of Win7 that is vendor...
  25. An interesting thread, while I think most points...

    An interesting thread, while I think most points were covered, one may have been overlooked.

    That would be to install the Win8 system (8 or 8.1 or 8.1 Pro) in a separate partition. That would be...
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