• DriftyDonN

    DriftyDonN

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    • in reply to: Q: Is it time to install Win10 version 1809? #337862

      Yes, that sounds like advice I should have listened to! Hmmm… will reinstalling latest image for 1803(about a week ago) have an adverse effect on my future return to 1809(if ever)?

    • in reply to: Q: Is it time to install Win10 version 1809? #337858

      Thanks! Had to drill down for “Windows Components>Windows Update>Configure Automatic Update” as these were not top of the listing! 😉 did me good. Appreciate the feed back.
      Now, still pondering ver 1809 bugs that are not readily apparent and whether I should go back(?) to ver 1803 and wait as per Woody’s advice…..
      In any case, THANK YOU!
      D

    • in reply to: Q: Is it time to install Win10 version 1809? #337836

      I pushed the envelope I think. I Upgraded from Home ver 1803 to Pro ver 1803, then after about 2 weeks, got antsy and upgraded to ver 1809. Now I notice some minor tics, but one in particular…updating even tho set to delay 365 days for feature upgrade and 30 days for quality updates, still win 10 checks for updates. Pause says if activated will pause until april xx.

      Perhaps there are bugs I’m unaware of so am thinking should I go back to 1803 until further notice?

      Thank you!

      D

    • in reply to: W10 Home to Pro #327329

      After further research, I decided to “go Pro” and have purchased a license key for pro. What I intended to do was download ISO from microsoft, burn to a dvd, run setup and enter the pro key at the appropriate time. Also want to leave intact, not do a clean install. However, I see on msft download page, the OCT release is now “available” So If i use media creation tool and dl the current iso, will this be the untested oct release? Dont want to install and find data all mucked up or a buggy release. Currently running 1803 home version.
      So I think I’m asking can i create this bootable dvd or USB and accomplish the non destructive upgrade to Pro?
      Thanks.
      D

    • in reply to: Win10 1803 July update HOME to PRO? #323161

      My thoughts exactly. Updates, upgrades it wont matter if home or pro..if buggy, will likely affect both. . And those esoteric add-ons to win 10 pro are really out there! I’ve been using pro editions of m$ OS right along and could actually use the included tools. The list of diffs I ‘ve seen for win 10 are just not worth $100 to a tinkerer. me that would be! Now I just have to update to 1809….
      Thanks All.

    • in reply to: W10 Home to Pro #322855

      the “do I do it?’ that causes me some concern

      They way I think is, that if you already are lumbered with Win10 Home, Pro makes sense for a lot of people. However, if you have unlimited internet at a reasonable cost, and aren’t dependent on having a reliable machine to access at all times, your mileage may vary 🙂

      Question is: Can I purchase the Pro version and just go to Settings/System/About/Windows Specifications/Activation/Change the Product Key and enter the Pro details to effect the upgrade? Is it as simple as that?

      Yes! When you are asking about the function of upgrading, that part is as simple as that. If you are looking for a deeper answer about wisdom in your question, I’d say that’s probably a risk/reward analysis you may need to consider, based on your situation.

      have to ask this : how does winpro make my machine any more reliable?

    • in reply to: W10 Home to Pro #322738

      I noticed someone (Susan perhaps?) mentioned STILL waiting for 1809 on Lenovo…I never could get win 10 to install on mine…gave it up…Win7 pro. BUT I do have an acer w/1803 set to metered connection and it chaecked today but didn’t install anything..it has installed quality updates in the past even tho metered. So..time to update? I have an install DVD I burned from ISO from Msft 2 weeks ago…..whats the consensus on that? I have home and a 2 t ssd usb I use just for images…cant see 100 for pro when the features simply wouldnt be useful to me(‘cept for the put off update1) Don

      Sorry…the acer has win10 home, 1803

    • in reply to: W10 Home to Pro #322737

      I noticed someone (Susan perhaps?) mentioned STILL waiting for 1809 on Lenovo…I never could get win 10 to install on mine…gave it up…Win7 pro. BUT I do have an acer w/1803 set to metered connection and it chaecked today but didn’t install anything..it has installed quality updates in the past even tho metered. So..time to update? I have an install DVD I burned from ISO from Msft 2 weeks ago…..whats the consensus on that?

      I have home and a 2 t ssd usb I use just for images…cant see 100 for pro when the features simply wouldnt be useful to me(‘cept for the put off update1)

      Don

    • in reply to: VPN Caution: How Genuine is That Review? #322412

      I tried expressvpn and had a difficult time connecting to 3 out of 8 URLs…couldnt figure it out. Then Pure VPN….grrrrr…drop, timed out etc etc etc. Told them not to automatically sign me up after the yr but did they listen?? NO. The card I used had expired in March and had been replaced anyway, But I got 43 attempts to charge my NEW(er) card( 1yr was up 25Jan) . Talked to bank, was told they can continue to try to charge (and it isnt the bank but MC). There is practically no way to contact them Purevpn and when I did they nicely said ok we’ll stop. But no they didn’t took a week of customer service calls to Bank and about 12 emails to pure vpn. If you sign up for anything long term use a card company you plan on dropping!! What a headache. Finally stopped. Been using NordVPN for about 5 months now, Only problem I had was connecting to some bank sites…customer rep gave me a list of servers that would work for me. Nord is good for me. so far..

      Drifty

       

      I have wondered if I cut the cable will my ISP just throttle me down out of spite……

    • in reply to: Win10 1803 July update HOME to PRO? #319690

      There is a definite advantage to upgrade Win10 from Home to Pro, if only to control the forced upgrades. With Home version, the only things you have built in to Windows (not counting thrid-party programs) to control forced updates/upgrades is Metered connections and Microsoft’s wushowhide.diagcab to hide updates. With the Pro version, there settings in Group Policy (not available in Home) to delay updates/upgrades and to keep them from installing automatically.

      If this quote to reply is against the rules, I apologize but I want to ask this member if control of forced upgrade is the only advantage to Pro? $100 and no guarantee? Wow. I dont know about that…

    • in reply to: Win10 1803 July update HOME to PRO? #319682

      So far all I’ve seen to separate home from Pro is MAYBE updating on my schedule and me from $100. Is that about right? Doesn’t seem very PROFESSIONAL!

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