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    • in reply to: Preparing a USB stick for Windows PE #2037423
      Razz
      AskWoody Plus

      @b,

      Thanks for the link – don’t know why I didn’t see this in a search before. It did not work for this USB which seems irretrievable. I finished the job with other USBs I had.

      Incidentally are there any restore issues with keeping rescue images for multiple computers on the same USB / CD? (Apart from the obvious risk of having a single source fail.)

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      in reply to: What OS are you using? #2019267
      Razz
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      I guess I am just getting impatient.

      It looks to me like signature specs would not be enough as there are posts, sometimes Letter page in length, that don’t mention the OS in the text nor signature spec, in a thread about Win 7 EOL, that has morphed in to a Win 10 topic and sounds like Win 10 Pro to someone who has never seen Pro, ‘cos it sure does not reflect what Win 10 experience looks like.

      So why am I reading that post.

      I would suggest that besides the signature spec we take a moment to reflect on whether the post is in the right place and reference the OS or whatever the topic is at the start of the piece. Some are very good at that and write “this is off topic but I’ll be brief” and then get back to the topic.

      Needless to say, I too need to improve on this.

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      in reply to: Win 7 replacement with original Win 8.1 – issues #2016960
      Razz
      AskWoody Plus

      This thread is about what to do with a six year old laptop in light of the Win 7 EOL Jan 2020, while having other equipment on Win 10 Home.

      As somebody who does a lot of planning and

      I go all the way back to C/PM computers and have seen it all

      , and

      Having built or upgraded around 70 computers, I’ve got a moderately faint idea of what I’m writing about.

      I am sure you will appreciate that

      • Win 8.1 affords better telemetry neutralisation to the Home user.
      • Win 8.1 is reasonably stable, arguably less buggy and offers users some control over monthly updates.
      • Given the rate of hardware development and the speed of this laptop it makes more sense not to burden it with Win 10 and just keep it ticking over, at least until it expires or EOL of Win 8.1, whichever is sooner. So it is likely to be the best part of ten years old by then – not bad considering I have been burning through laptops every 5-6 years; the last one a Toshiba had repeated screen failures and was dog slow to power up.
      • Even a content developer rather than a content consumer will not be offered much more by Win 10 versus Win 8.1 , that I just cannot wait to have it on that laptop.
      • The vast majority of users have no interest in building computers unless they do it for a living and don’t want to have their days messed up by having to attend to Microsoft’s latest snafu.

      I already have two other laptops on Win 10, and am fully aware that if I plan on sticking with Microsoft Win 10 is its proclaimed future.

      I am appreciative of the positive safeguarding advice and insight provided by @Woody, @PKCano, @Susan Bradley, @Microfix, @b, @abbodi86, @MrJimPhelps, @Ascaris, @joep517, @OscarCP and the contributors to the AKB and several anonymous posters, which facilitate good outcomes.

      The rest of what I have to say belongs in the rant section about the IT industry, and that is coming from someone who had exposure to graduate computer science back in the day when the last of the card readers was being retired.

      Stay well.

       

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      in reply to: What if I delete Internet Explorer? #2016002
      Razz
      AskWoody Plus

      That’s interesting. So much of the Help functionality and Outlook would be compromised.

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      in reply to: What if I delete Internet Explorer? #2015708
      Razz
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks PK – I had unchecked it in features previously, but was wondering whether I needed the component I noticed in the Classic shell .exe. Thanks for the link to a newer version too.

      You are acing it as usual.

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      in reply to: Yes, the next version of Windows will be Win10 version 2004 #2012442
      Razz
      AskWoody Plus

      There’s clearly a lot of heavy weight expertise on this site; many of you may work for Microsoft now, or have in the past, and certainly have spent careers supporting systems of various sorts.

      Do any of you know where we are going,

      when we will get there,

      and how will we know we have arrived?

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      in reply to: Win 7 replacement with original Win 8.1 – issues #2012388
      Razz
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      I have to say I am impressed with ACER

      They make fairly reliable machines.

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      in reply to: Dedoimedo: Straight talk about Windows 7 #2012387
      Razz
      AskWoody Plus

      Canadian Tech –

      Do you take a similar approach to Win 10 systems as you employ with Win 7 ?

      Just curious if it would be a viable strategy for me.

      Thanks

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      in reply to: Win 7 replacement with original Win 8.1 – issues #2012376
      Razz
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks again PK for your invaluable assistance. It is much appreciated.

      Now up to date pending Nov patch clearance.

      A few issues that I have now resolved so this laptop is back in business, and should in theory last until 2023 when I understand Win 8.1 expires.

      A few observations that will go on separate topic posts later.

      Now I must assess what to do with Win 10 systems…. but I need a week to catch up first.

      Ciao for now.

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      in reply to: Win 7 replacement with original Win 8.1 – issues #2011633
      Razz
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      Hi PK –

      Please comment on the need for KB4524156 before I complete the 2019-10 update.

      I have had an issue with reinstalling Adobe Acrobat DC at the through-to- Dec- 2017- install- stage this morning, and I will try it again when I have finished through to 2019-10.

      Otherwise no errors.

      Thanks again for all your input.

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      in reply to: Win 7 replacement with original Win 8.1 – issues #2011236
      Razz
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      OK. So where we are now is the updates back to Jan 2018 were hidden, at which point WU presented a few updates from 2017 I had not seen before.

      I then installed all of them and the Check for updates presents only optional ones (attached).

      Also it looks like I inadvertently installed KB4524445 too! Cannot see straight anymore – MS eyes.

      No installation /reboot errors.

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      • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by Razz.
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      in reply to: Win 7 replacement with original Win 8.1 – issues #2011227
      Razz
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      Hi PK – Thanks for that. I am 6hr. ahead of you.

      This Acer has an Intel core i7.

      Meanwhile, I will proceed as you suggest back to Jan 2018 .

      All the best

       

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      in reply to: Win 7 replacement with original Win 8.1 – issues #2011085
      Razz
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      Hi PK,

      Updates to Dec 2017 completed without errors.

      EP’s referenced KB3173424 seems to have been silently installed as it was not on my original  list.

      Should I motor through patch lady’s list next?

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      in reply to: Win 7 replacement with original Win 8.1 – issues #2010446
      Razz
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      That should have taken care of it. Thanks

      Step1done

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      in reply to: Win 7 replacement with original Win 8.1 – issues #2010399
      Razz
      AskWoody Plus

      Hi PK

      I am having trouble with point 4 Admin tools here. I cannot find the root you mention.

      And the only place I saw Smart Screen is in Action Center settings.

      IE 11 is not my default browser.

      Other than that I have gone through and selected the relevant important updates and am ready to let Windows Updater run after I have done another backup first. It is 108 updates of the original list.

      Let me know your thoughts.

      Thanks – RazzGetYourSettingsRight

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