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Windows 10

devonjim

master brummie
I presume you are referring to the Edge browser. If so the way to do it now is ...
Settings
Apps
Install site as an app
Manage apps
Select 'Pin to ...'
Choose 'Pin to Start'

The method is different for Chrome but can be done ...
My current start below with the BHF just added as a test ....
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Thanks Phil, yes I was referring to the Edge browser. Why would MS mess with a useful tool? I've tried your suggestion but I'm afraid I can't find the "install site as an app" step.
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Jim.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Thanks Phil, yes I was referring to the Edge browser. Why would MS mess with a useful tool? I've tried your suggestion but I'm afraid I can't find the "install site as an app" step.
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Jim.
Hi Jim,
It does seem strange that Microsoft removed the feature.
I suppose we all use our computers differently but on mine

I click the dots top right and follow sequence.
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This appears after clicking 'install this site as an app'
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Then in the 'All Apps List' right click the app and then 'Pin to Start'
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I actually use bookmarks (favourites) in cascading folders to whizz around the BHF ... :cool:
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RobT

master brummie
Old Mohawk thank you for your informative replies Re: Windows 10

When I am about to close my computer down late at night, I often see update messages
Update and close down, update & restart - so really I have to follow one of these options
Can you please tell me how to set it so I can update it when I am ready for it?
As sometimes it is better to see if updates have problems sorted first.
I mainly use Chrome but have just looked at Edge because of your recent postings.
Regards RobT
 

Eric Gibson

master brummie
I just click on the update and close down, never gives me a problem, at the next start up it configures the new updates and away you go.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
When I am about to close my computer down late at night, I often see update messages
Update and close down, update & restart - so really I have to follow one of these options
Can you please tell me how to set it so I can update it when I am ready for it?
Regards RobT
Hi Rob,
The problem with Windows we can all run things slightly differently so what works for one does not work the same for someone else.

My number 1 browser is Chrome but now Edge has changed to the same Chromium system it is so like Chrome I run it in dark mode to remind me which browser I'm using. It easily imports bookmarks from Chrome and actually uses Google Chrome extensions.

I generally use the 'Hibernation' close down on my computers. On my Dell laptop I simply close the lid and on my Acer desktop I click 'Start' - 'Power' - 'Hibernation'. This method saves everything I am doing, keeps Apps loaded, and then switches off the computer. Start-up from 'hibernation' is quick and everything I was doing is there just as it was when the computers hibernated.

Windows updates can download but generally can't install with hibernation and need a restart or proper shutdown. In Settings - Update & Security- Avanced options, I set it to put a notification icon bottom right which when clicked offers the update and if don't want it I can delay it for 7 days on a rolling basis for up to 35 days.

Win 10 now offers the option to uninstall the updates and I once did this because an update in Sept 2019 (post#1042) started to seriously overheat my laptop !

oldmohawk
 

guilbert53

master brummie
Note the option to delay updates varies between different versions of Windows 10.

Windows 10 Home (which I guess most of us run) has limited ability to stop or delay updates.

Windows 10 Pro (for "Professionals") has more ability to stop or delay updates

Windows 10 Enterprise (for large companies) has a lot of capability to stop updates. Large companies want to control updates until they have done testing to make sure all their applications and programs work.

Generally Microsoft roll out updates on a gradual basis, they don't offer them to everyone in one go.

They first offer them to "testers" and "early adopters".

They then offer them to PCs they are pretty sure will have no problems, then gradually to everyone, but this may be over many weeks or even months.

I know there have been problems in the past but by the time Microsoft offer it to you you can hope that most problems have been fixed.

Also note that often after a "large" update (such as we are having now to Windows 10 level 2004) there will be a small update that will fix some of the known problems (this takes you to level 2004 19041.329)

Anyone can check which Windows 10 level they are on by going to Settings (right click on the Windows icon in bottom left), then choose "System", then choose the About option. At the bottom of the window, in the "Windows specifications" area it shows your OS version and build.

This web site below is a useful one to see what the latest "pubilic" build for Windows 10 is:

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jukebox

Engineer Brummie
Anyone can check which Windows 10 level they are on by going to Settings (right click on the Windows icon in bottom left), then choose "System", then choose the About option. At the bottom of the window, in the "Windows specifications" area it shows your OS version and build.
Or press Windows Key + R and type winver
 

Richarddye

master brummie
Hi Rob,
The problem with Windows we can all run things slightly differently so what works for one does not work the same for someone else.

My number 1 browser is Chrome but now Edge has changed to the same Chromium system it is so like Chrome I run it in dark mode to remind me which browser I'm using. It easily imports bookmarks from Chrome and actually uses Google Chrome extensions.

I generally use the 'Hibernation' close down on my computers. On my Dell laptop I simply close the lid and on my Acer desktop I click 'Start' - 'Power' - 'Hibernation'. This method saves everything I am doing, keeps Apps loaded, and then switches off the computer. Start-up from 'hibernation' is quick and everything I was doing is there just as it was when the computers hibernated.

Windows updates can download but generally can't install with hibernation and need a restart or proper shutdown. In Settings - Update & Security- Avanced options, I set it to put a notification icon bottom right which when clicked offers the update and if don't want it I can delay it for 7 days on a rolling basis for up to 35 days.

Win 10 now offers the option to uninstall the updates and I once did this because an update in Sept 2019 (post#1042) started to seriously overheat my laptop !

oldmohawk
oldmohawk, I changed over to Edge about a month and a half ago.....Held my breath a bit because I an not patient with this stuff. So far I am very pleased and the more I use it the more I like it!
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
oldmohawk, I changed over to Edge about a month and a half ago.....Held my breath a bit because I an not patient with this stuff. So far I am very pleased and the more I use it the more I like it!
Hi Richard, yes it seems Edge is now a very usable browser and it's Settings page is very well laid out and easy to use but I suppose most of us simply use the browser which works for them.

One Windows 10 feature I do use in Settings - Display - Scale and Layout is having system text set to 150% to make it more readable on my 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. I generally run Edge/Chrome browser zoom at 125% when looking at the BHF.
:)
 

Smudger

master brummie
I have a 64gb usb stick which was only sowing as 32gb. I followed some advice from google to fix this problem & now the usb drive (f) is showing as "the directory name is invalid" I`ve tried changing the directory name but nothing happened. Have i killed this usb?
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I have a 64gb usb stick which was only sowing as 32gb. I followed some advice from google to fix this problem & now the usb drive (f) is showing as "the directory name is invalid" I`ve tried changing the directory name but nothing happened. Have i killed this usb?
You could try this ...
Plug in the usb
Open 'This PC' to see all your drives
Make the 'This PC' window smaller on your desktop screen so you can see other files
Then drag a photo or some small file across to the usb drive
This should copy the file to the usb so then have a look and see if it is there.
If it is you could then try a 'format' on the usb drive and probably have the option to rename the drive.
 

Smudger

master brummie
You could try this ...
Plug in the usb
Open 'This PC' to see all your drives
Make the 'This PC' window smaller on your desktop screen so you can see other files
Then drag a photo or some small file across to the usb drive
This should copy the file to the usb so then have a look and see if it is there.
If it is you could then try a 'format' on the usb drive and probably have the option to rename the drive.
I`ve tried that. It simply says the directory name is invalid.
 

Smudger

master brummie
Can you right click on the usb and format it where you have the option to enter a new volume label ?
No, Windows is unable to format drive. I think i`ve exhausted all the fixes courtesy of Google & i`ve probably killed the damn thing. Message to self, don`t mess with things you don`t understand!!
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I don't think the drive is wrecked it is probably some sort of partition error. What do you see when you look at it with the Disk Management tool. Does it show 'healthy' drives. Post a screen shot of it.
 

jukebox

Engineer Brummie
Try doing it from Disk Manager - right click 'start' and select Disk Management. Scroll down to your USB stick, right click on the box with the USB details on it and select Delete Volume (although this may show 'not supported!). Then select Format.
 

Smudger

master brummie
Try doing it from Disk Manager - right click 'start' and select Disk Management. Scroll down to your USB stick, right click on the box with the USB details on it and select Delete Volume (although this may show 'not supported!). Then select Format.
Thanks jukebox but right click only shows change drive letter or paths, which doesn`t work.
 
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