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Windows 10

oldMohawk

master brummie
I used the Anniversary Update Assistant to get it when I wanted it. You can get it from the link below. It loads an app into your computer which when run, gets and starts the Assistant. Takes up to an hour and half dependent on your connection speed and how busy Microsoft's servers are. Windows Defender only automatically runs if you have no AV program. The update looks good with no glitches but not a major change. The Edge browser is better than it was. I mentioned a few things in post#528.
My version is now 1607 (OS Build 14393.51)
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=799445
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Thanks for the link. I have seen links for the Anniv. edition but I am in no hurry to update. I have read that the Anniv version can change some settings and as the weather is so great I do not want to spend time sorting out a pc. I only use Windows Defender I have no other a/v other than scanning with Malware Bytes. I did have Bitdefender Free at one time but the do not have a free version currently that supports W10. So I stick with what I have. I have never used Edge, just IE for some news however Opera is my principal browser with Firefox as stand by.
 

Roy Blakey

master brummie
Message to oldMohawk. Thank you for your advice on the " Hobbies " thread ( post #30 ) regarding the continuous error signal coming up on my iPad whilst trying to upload photos onto the forum.
The error statement indicated " The upload file is too large ".
Cutting a long story short, I have not of late been able to upload " Camera " photos onto the forum. I have tried numerous ways to try and crack the problem.
Nothing appeared to be getting me anywhere.
Last night I remembered that way back ( couple of years ago ), my first attempts at uploading photos onto the forum resulted in my pictures appearing " upside down ".
At that time you kindly advised me to try a couple of " remedies ".
Straight away I tried one of your suggestions and it worked perfectly.
The remedy was to take the " Camera " photo and then re-take the same photo " internally " in the IPad by clicking the On/Off button and the " Home " button simultaneously.
Selecting this second photo to upload onto the forum worked a treat ( no more upside down photos ).
I've continued to use this method ever since.
Now having problems with the latest photo errors I wondered if I should try reverting back to the original method of just uploading the initial " Camera " photo onto the forum.
Tried it this morning. No errors.
The forum software ( hope I've got the right term ) accepted my photo upload without comment.
( The thread " Hobbies " , post#26, now includes my original intended photo upload ).
I pass on this information oldMohawk perchance it might be of some interest to you.
Thank you again.
Roy.
 
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oldMohawk

master brummie
Hello Roy, I did see your photo in the Hobbies thread and thought 'he's solved' it. The simultaneous pressing of the iPad 'home' and 'on/off' button produces a 'screenshot' which can give large files. When I upload from my iPad I use the same method which Viv described in post#28 in the Hobbies thread. When I saw your post in this Windows thread, I thought you had gone out and bought a Windows laptop ...:D
oldmohawk
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
My 10 year old desktop was struggling with Windows 10 mainly graphics driver problems, and although I have a laptop and iPad I like a desktop with it's large screen connected direct to the router for internet banking, music, and dvds etc. So I bought a new computer (moderate specification) and put it in place.
'A Windows 10 Story'
As mentioned in post#532 I bought a new desktop computer and after testing it I upgraded it's Windows 10 to the latest August Anniversary Upgrade after which it ran into problems such as the dreaded 'irql_not_less_or_equal' crash and random restarts. I looked at the W10 forums and found many other people with similar problems. I tried some of the solutions, driver reinstalls, etc but it would still randomly restart half way through doing something.

I then decided to restore it back to the 'factory as delivered' state and if it did not run without problems it would be going back to where it came from. However, in this condition it ran perfectly working intensively for two days. It apparently did not like the August AU which I have in my laptop and which is the nicest Windows 10 I've seen.

Eventually I decided to carry out the Nov 2015 upgrade and immediately the computer made random restarts but no 'irql_not_less_or_equal' events. I then made many adjustments in the advanced section of W10 'Power Options' and also changed the W10 update procedure. The computer has now worked (intensively) for two days with no problems so I might have solved the problems.

After a week or so I will again try the August Anniversary Upgrade knowing that I can easily restore back to factory settings or maybe just back to the Win 10 Nov 2015 state. Microsoft seem to be aware of the problems and might come up with a fix ...
 
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oldMohawk

master brummie
'A Windows 10 Story'
After a week or so I will again try the August Anniversary Upgrade knowing that I can easily restore back to factory settings or maybe just back to the Win 10 Nov 2015 state. Microsoft seem to be aware of the problems and might come up with a fix ...
I put my new desktop on early this morning to leave it running and to confirm that I had solved previously mentioned problems. While I wasn't looking, Microsoft quietly upgraded it with the Anniversary Update and I only became aware when I noticed the Start Menu had changed. I'm now on version 1607 (OS Build 1493.51).
I'm not sure who owns this computer .. me or Microsoft .. if it continues to run ok I won't complain !
 

jukebox

Engineer Brummie
oldMohawk - you will probably have to reinstall your printer - seems to be par for the course. I also had to reinstall my scanner software, Zone Alarm and a shortcut to Internet Explorer and on my desktop the password protected file sharing wouldn't turn off although I eventually found a fix for that. Otherwise no problems so far!
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
oldMohawk - you will probably have to reinstall your printer - seems to be par for the course. I also had to reinstall my scanner software, Zone Alarm and a shortcut to Internet Explorer and on my desktop the password protected file sharing wouldn't turn off although I eventually found a fix for that. Otherwise no problems so far!
Thanks Jukebox I will check the printer although it is one of those 'airprint' types which seems to print from anywhere even from my phone. I notice with the AU, Edge is now looking a decent browser and has just imported all my bookmarks from Chrome and put them in the right places.
 

Ray Griffiths

master brummie
Hi folks.

Re-sizing your pictures to send to the forum you can use the following programs.
Photo Shop Expensive.
Microsoft Office, Tools, Picture Manager
GIMP free download very much like a cheap Photoshop.
Windows Live, Picture Gallery, Free download with Windows 10
Hope this is helpful

Regards Ray
 
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warren

Administrator
Staff member
+1 gimp

you can also use windows inbuilt screenshot tool snipping tool, it's also very good and quick!
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
I find the following way the easiest to 'down size' pics/files for uploading (1) right click on selected pic (2)click 'open with' (3) click 'paint' (4) press Control and letter W together, in the resulting box reduce from 100% to (say) 50%, click OK click 'x' in top right hand corner. Eric
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I use a 'power toy' built into Windows. I don't need to see the pics to downsize them.
Right click on the pic file name in it's folder.
The normal 'right click' Windows box appears.
Click on 'resize pictures' and a box appears asking what size pic is wanted.
Click on chosen size and a resized copy of the pic instantly appears in the folder.
All the pics in a folder can be resized in one go if wanted.
 

jukebox

Engineer Brummie
I use a 'power toy' built into Windows. I don't need to see the pics to downsize them.
Right click on the pic file name in it's folder.
The normal 'right click' Windows box appears.
Click on 'resize pictures' and a box appears asking what size pic is wanted.
Click on chosen size and a resized copy of the pic instantly appears in the folder.
All the pics in a folder can be resized in one go if wanted.
Not on mine oldMohawk (W10 anniversary update). Did you perhaps install 'Image Resizer' at some stage? (https://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/)
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Hi Jukebox, that's the one. I've used it for years. It used to come integrated in Windows XP but Microsoft dropped it in Win 7 and I had to install it from then onwards.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I notice somewhere in the depths of the forum in vB times and probably using Windows 8, I must have posted an image of the Resizer in use but can't find where. Here is that image re-posted of how it is used and I still use it in Windows 10.
Screenshot (3) (Small).jpg
 
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devonjim

master brummie
Re resizing. I use "bog standard" Windows10. Select (1) File Explorer,(2) Pictures, (3) Edit, (4) Home, (5) Resize. If I can do it.........
 

senoraruz

master brummie
I'm not a happy bunny. I have no IT skills whatsoever.
I bought a new Acer laptop a few weeks ago but noticed after a couple of weeks that it was running very slow and doing several odd things.
Took it back to the retailer and they rang me a couple of days later to say that it had been totally corrupted and had to be completely cleaned down and re set and the cause was most likely the forced anniversary update.
It seems OK at the moment and luckily it was repaired under guarantee.
Dread to think what it would have cost otherwise.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I'm not a happy bunny. I have no IT skills whatsoever.
I bought a new Acer laptop a few weeks ago but noticed after a couple of weeks that it was running very slow and doing several odd things.
Took it back to the retailer and they rang me a couple of days later to say that it had been totally corrupted and had to be completely cleaned down and re set and the cause was most likely the forced anniversary update.
It seems OK at the moment and luckily it was repaired under guarantee.
Dread to think what it would have cost otherwise.
Another unhappy bunny to join you.
After a few previously mentioned ups and downs, my new computer was now running so well with the AU I decided to extend my Norton Security into it. A few minutes after it was installed the computer completely crashed and the screen below appeared, the computer would do nothing.
Not a pretty screen !
recover (Small).JPG
I had made a 'recovery usb' and tried to use it but it would not work and I was looking at a useless computer. I then used another laptop to download an ISO copy of windows onto a bootable usb and had to use that to get W10 back into the new computer. Eventually I got all the other needed bits such as drivers etc in and I was up and running again. I run Norton with no problems in my other laptop and grandaughter's laptop, but for my new computer Norton has been banished to the norty step. I have also cancelled Norton's automatic annual renewal which had sneaked in.
As far as I can see, Norton tried to put a virtual backup drive in an area of the hard disk where Windows was and corrupted it.
 

Smudger

master brummie
Another unhappy bunny to join you.
After a few previously mentioned ups and downs, my new computer was now running so well with the AU I decided to extend my Norton Security into it. A few minutes after it was installed the computer completely crashed and the screen below appeared, the computer would do nothing.
Not a pretty screen !
View attachment 107883
I had made a 'recovery usb' and tried to use it but it would not work and I was looking at a useless computer. I then used another laptop to download an ISO copy of windows onto a bootable usb and had to use that to get W10 back into the new computer. Eventually I got all the other needed bits such as drivers etc in and I was up and running again. I run Norton with no problems in my other laptop and grandaughter's laptop, but for my new computer Norton has been banished to the norty step. I have also cancelled Norton's automatic annual renewal which had sneaked in.
As far as I can see, Norton tried to put a virtual backup drive in an area of the hard disk where Windows was and corrupted it.
All these problems with W10. I`m glad that i`m a dinosaur & kept W7. A happy bunny.
 
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