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Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:40 pm

Laptop folders lose program and picture icons 4 days after update:
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The sorting progress bar seems to stop in the middle of the X after 10 MINUTES WAITING
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NO FILES ARE SHOWN! TIME TO UNINSTALL ANOTHER FREAKING UPDATE!...
After a reboot, folders appeared to work normally...more later...

Bluetooth mouse quit working... had to remove and reinstall

Windows 10 'servicing stack' update KB4013418 cripples some PCs
Some users have reported that one of this week's Windows 10 updates crippled their PCs, according to a thread on Reddit.

They fingered the KB4013418 update as the most likely culprit. That update was marked simply as "Update for Windows 10 Version 1607" in Windows Update, and in the accompanying support document, tagged as a "servicing stack update."
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Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

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Microsoft doesn't think much of the lawsuit. "The Windows 10 free upgrade program was a choice designed to help people take advantage of the most secure, and most productive Windows," a Microsoft spokesperson said in an email to The Register. "Customers had the option not to upgrade to Windows 10. If a customer who upgraded during the one year program needed help with the upgrade experience, we had numerous options including free customer support and 31-days to roll back to their old operating system. We believe the plaintiffs’ claims are without merit."

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Microsoft paces delivery of Windows 10 Creators Update
f Microsoft orchestrates next month's Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade as it did 2016's mid-year Anniversary Update refresh, it will take about three months for the latest version to reach most eligible devices.

According to advertising network AdDuplex, 60 days after the Aug. 2, 2016, introduction of Windows 10 1607 -- aka Anniversary Update -- just 35% of measured Windows 10 PCs were running the upgrade. By the 90-day mark, however, that number had soared to 80%, showing that Microsoft, after a purposefully slow start, had stomped on the update accelerator.
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Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

Postby burger2227 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:49 am

Microsoft lets you download the Windows 10 Creators Update a little early
If you’re looking to upgrade early and feel comfortable downloading an ISO file then you can simply mount the file in Windows 10’s File Explorer and run the setup.exe to get the latest Creators Update. More experienced Windows users will also be able to use the ISO file to clean install Windows 10 Creators Update.


The Windows 10 Creators Update's best new features: Privacy tweaks, Paint 3D, and more

Windows 10 Creators Update review:
Microsoft announced Wednesday morning that this free upgrade will begin rolling out to existing users as soon as April 11. New users will need to pay $120 for Windows 10 Home or $200 for Windows 10 Pro—remember, Windows 10 itself is no longer free. Insiders already have the Creators Update, as the company also confirmed Wednesday, and we used the Insider build to write this review.

It’s worth the upgrade. The Creators Update adds numerous new capabilities that Windows previously lacked. Check out Microsoft’s renewed commitment to PC gaming. Try the new, creative twists on Windows Ink (no stylus required—a mouse or touchpad will do), including the ability to write on videos (yes, videos) and maps. Take a second look at Microsoft’s Swiss Army knife, its Edge browser, which now offers 4K Netflix, ebooks, and more. Even Cortana has learned new tricks.


What Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update
Missing: Capture 3D, 3D PowerPoint, HoloTour

Bet those features beat up on older video drivers...

Impatient Windows 10 users can download Creators Update April 5
Microsoft today said that Windows 10 users eager for the next feature upgrade may download it manually starting Wednesday, April 5, nearly a week before the refresh begins reaching PCs via Windows Update.

Windows 10 Creators Update -- Microsoft's name for the first of two upgrades in 2017 -- will launch on April 11, when the installation file will be staged on Windows Update and offered to a select group of users. To jump the Windows Update line, people will need to run the Upgrade Assistant, an app that will be available before April 5 on Microsoft's website.


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The Start menu troubleshooter appears to have fixed problems with clicking the
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Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

Postby burger2227 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:20 pm

Facebook and Messenger apps no longer work on Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 1511 (Direct 3D video driver)...like I will EVER buy another Windows Phone to get screwed on?

This does not bode well for the Windows 10 Creators Upgrade on the laptop either...

Hands-on with the Windows 10 Creators Update for the Xbox One
The first platform to officially receive Microsoft’s new operating system is actually the Xbox One, with an updated UI complementing a new matchmaking tool and Beam game streaming.

The Windows 10 Creators Update began rolling out Wednesday to both the Xbox One and Xbox One S. It’s less dramatic than the changes introduced to Windows 10, yet still noticeably changes the way users interact with the console.

In addition to the new UI and Beam, Microsoft also plans to add Arenas—a way for players to organize their own tournaments and other competitions—to the Clubs and Looking for Group features it added in the fall. Arenas, however, did not ship with the Creators Update.

Under the hood, other improvements like Narrator and the ability to limit screen time have been added. Managing screen time is done via a separate website, https://account.microsoft.com/family; if you have a Windows 10 PC, it’s part of the new Windows Defender Security Center options rolling out with the Creators Update on April 11. Windows Sonic, a spatializer effect also found in the PC update, is live as well. Bitstream passthrough for Dolby Atmos will go live next week, Microsoft said.
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Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

Postby burger2227 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:12 pm

Tested: Windows 10's Game Mode makes unplayable games playable—sometimes
To activate Game Mode, open your game, then press Windows key + G to bring up the Windows 10 Game Bar. Click the Settings cog on the right side of the bar to bring up a bunch of options. Check the box next to Use Game Mode for this game near the top. Once you’ve done so, simply close the dialog box and Game Bar to get going. There’s no need to restart your game for Game Mode to take effect, though you do need to manually enable the feature for each and every game you want to use it with.

Microsoft downplayed the feature’s effect on raw frame rates when it revealed how Game Mode works, telling reviewers to expect a 2- to 5-percent performance increase. This is a shifting of Windows resources, not a miracle. Early Game Mode testing by PC Gamer, PCGamesN, and Laptop Mag on gaming-focused systems saw little to no performance increase. Heck, PC Gamer saw a sizable performance decrease in Hitman with Game Mode enabled.


AMC viewing app no longer works on Windows 10 1511...
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Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:11 am

Microsoft Edge: 5 key improvements with the Creators Update
Edge is still catching up to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but the browser now offers a few welcome new additions, as well as one significant change that can’t be beat on Windows 10, at least not yet. Here are the five key improvements you should check out.

1. Tab organization
2. Read ebooks in the browser
3. Import bookmarks
4. Translate extension
5. Streaming Netflix in 4K

Other changes include click-to-run Flash by default, a full 25 extensions in the Windows Store, and support for InPrivate windows in the Edge jump list (which was almost non-existent in the Anniversary Update). Edge still has some work to do, but with the Creators Update it took a big step toward becoming a browser you’d actually want to use on a daily basis.


Windows 10 privacy settings: What's new in the Creators Update
In previous versions of Windows 10, managing privacy was, to put it mildly, an insane process. Settings were strewn all over the operating system and the web.

Privacy isn't much better in the recently released Creators Update, but Microsoft has consolidated its web-based privacy information related to a user's Microsoft Account. In addition, privacy settings on the PC are a little more helpful.


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How to enable Windows Sonic virtual surround sound in the Windows 10 Creators Update
The Creators Update includes a feature called Windows Sonic for Headphones. It's a spatial sound format that is supposed to make audio more immersive and give even the most bland pair of headphones a more 3D Audio feel.

It appears developers have to enable this feature via some new APIs from Microsoft. To be honest, in my tests with a cheap pair of smartphone earbuds and then a pair of desktop speakers I didn't hear a difference. Both were routed through the headphone jack; perhaps a nicer pair of headphones would've made a noticeable difference.
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Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

Postby burger2227 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:01 am

Laptop reliability is abysmal, mostly due to Garmin Updater stopping...
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Selected date was the most recent update. I manually removed the Garmin Express app.

Same problem with Windows 7 to 10 desktop:
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Possible fix is to copy the "Newtonsoft.Json.dll" file to the Garmin\Express SelfUpdater folder

The Newtonsoft.Json.dll file is also in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\Express folder... JASON INDEED

Redstone 3 coming in September, as Microsoft aligns Windows 10 and Office 365 updates
Microsoft today announced its intention to align the release schedules for feature updates to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. In doing so, the company confirmed that the next Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 3, is targeted for September, 2017.

The firm also said that it's "committing to a predictable twice-per-year feature release schedule"; however, this statement leaves a bit of room for interpretation. 2016 only saw one feature update, which was the Anniversary Update, but Microsoft has still been offering two for every fiscal year, which actually starts in July.



Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update review:
With so few features, for so few phones, one wonders what the point is.

In the end, though, you have to wonder whether it matters. Windows 10 Mobile is in limbo, struggling for relevance even within the most devoted Windows communities. Microsoft’s most recent mobile hardware announcement involved an Android phone, of all things. Recent Insider builds have been moved off of the development track used by the PC, into their own “feature2” track. Microsoft still says it’s committed to Windows Mobile. But without any evidence to justify the claim, most users basically wrote off Windows 10 Mobile long ago.
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Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

Postby burger2227 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:59 pm

Possible Garmin Express stopped working fix in previous post! Will follow up with results later...

So far there was no error since yesterday after I copied the DLL file to the folder...

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Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

Postby burger2227 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:05 pm

Microsoft recommends you don't install the Windows 10 Creators Update EARLY
Today, in a post on the Windows blog, John Cable, Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, says much the same thing, and recommends that users don’t manually install the Creators Update, but rather wait until it’s automatically offered. But why? Because the update is causing problems for users.

The first phase of the rollout targeted newer devices -- those most likely to be able to run the OS update with the minimum of problems -- and Microsoft is using the feedback from that first batch of updated systems to decide when to begin the next phase of the rollout.
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