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     PKCano 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    • #345030 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Fred Langa’s latest foray into the belly of the beast: How to diagnose and fix Secure Boot timing problems Free ways to mirror your smartphone’s scree
      [See the full post at: LangaList: Secure Boot problems and how to fix them, mirror your phone’s screen]

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    • #345128 Reply

      Wayne
      AskWoody Plus

      Battle royal between our major gurus going on here: Fred says—at least I think he does—update immediately to 1809 while Woody insists it’s still c**p—or at least dangerously unfinished—and should still be put off, maybe until a complete jump to 1903 is possible.

      Do any others among our MVP’s wish to weigh in? Please? I’m still with 1803 Home with the metered network setting. Should 1809 be installed before 1903 starts rolling out?

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      • #345137 Reply

        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        Yes, the experts here do differ on which Windows 10 version they recommend us to be on.

        Personally, I recently upgraded from Version 1803 to Version 1809, because Version 19H1 or 1903 is on its way any day now. I haven’t noticed many issues with Version 1809 on my Windows 10 Pro Intel NUC PC. But I also haven’t seen many new features which would make Version 1809 a “must-have”.  I have stopped using third party active antivirus for Version 1809, but I was planning this change for a long time. (I do run on-demand third party “second opinion” scans.) Otherwise, no drama, just a very long install time compared with the 1803 upgrade. And yes, I am definitely on Version 1809!

        -- rc primak

        • #346657 Reply

          Wayne
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks. Are you saying that I need 1809 installed because the jump from 1803 to 1903 won’t be allowed?

          • #348440 Reply

            rc primak
            AskWoody_MVP

            It’s allowed. It’s just that making that jump would bring on a higher risk of something getting broken in the transition.

            Woody himself doesn’t apply all the Feature Updates.  Often he sees nothing to recommend an upgrade, and then more than one six-month period passes. So he skips ahead by two or more versions. Usually without (much) incident by the time he makes the leap.

            -- rc primak

            • #348770 Reply

              Wayne
              AskWoody Plus

              Woody is now saying he’s jumping to 1809, so I assume the rest of us should/can follow suit. I’ve already unmetered my network on my Win 10 Home version, but nothing new has happened since getting the Adobe Flash update (~9907) and the usual ~23057 update on March 20. The ~89868 cumulative update installed on March 18.

              Should I continue to wait for MS to find me or should I—against the repeated warnings from our Glorious Leader for Home cannon fodder—click on “Check for updates”? Or should I go the MS update page (I must have it somewhere in my history since I took a brief peek a while ago) and hit “Run”?

              Thanks.

            • #348777 Reply

              PKCano
              Da Boss

              You should wait. Notice the problems still falling out for 1809.

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    • #345136 Reply

      rc primak
      AskWoody_MVP

      The article implies that Chromecast is related to Miracast for screen mirroring. This is incorrect. Chromecast needs a router to work. Miracast is direct device to device communication.

      Specifically, Chromecast is using DIAL protocols:

      http://www.dial-multiscreen.org/

      These protocols are used by Netflix, among other services, and work with most Android phones and Chromebooks.

      Miracast is more Microsoft-centric, though other vendors also have versions:

      https://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/miracast

      Miracast does not use a routed as a go-between. To use Miracast, both the device and the display have to support the WiFi upon which Miracast operates, or else they need to have a chipset (usually Intel for the sending device) which supports a Miracast dongle. Android and Chromebook devices do not support Miracast in most versions.

      Apple (iPhone and iPad) will most likely not support Miracast, but do work with Chromecast.

      So the two standards are very different in their requirements and on which devices and displays they will work. Generally, Chromecast works with nearly everything, but Miracast works only with specific devices and displays.

      -- rc primak

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