• WildBill

    WildBill

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    • Ditto, Neil. Dependability in an OS is important to me. The only thing dependable about Windows 10… is that it Isn’t. My long-term loyalty to Microsoft is waning & if that doesn’t change in 5+ years… I may actually buy a Chromebook!

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • I’m one of the “two of you”. As I mentioned on the Festivus Airing of Grievances thread, until Windows 10 & Edge become more stable (AKA a lot less buggy), I wouldn’t upgrade to Win 10 until Win 8.1 almost reached end of life. Then I would buy a new Win 10 PC. I was ready to pay for an upgrade anyway, so the “assistive technologies” loophole was nice to have (as long as it lasted).
      Referencing Swaggy_McSwagSwag, he said ‘However, having spoken with MS earlier today, they inform me that within the next couple of weeks that webpage and tool will be removed and instead require you to contact MS support directly to upgrade this way. This is being done, to, (direct quote) “stop people who are currently abusing the tool.”‘ Thank you for linking to the same Microsoft webpage, which I assume still works. No way in H-E-double-toothpicks am I clicking on that button, for the reason stated above. Methinks Swaggy was being a Grumpy Cat as he ended ‘Please do not use the “Assistive Technologies” webpage tool to late upgrade to Windows 10 if you have missed the free upgrade offer. It is only for those with disabilities, and is being changed soon to prevent abuse of the system.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • in reply to: Official AskWoody Festivus Airing of Grievances #153867

      My grievance is with Windows 10. I want to upgrade from Windows 8.1, I really do, buuut…

      as long as the updates are full of bugs, including Edge, there’s no way I will. I’ve been waiting over 2 years, & suspect I’ll keep waiting until Win 8.1 is about to hit end of life. When that happens, I’ll probably backup files to my external drive & buy a new PC with Windows 10. Probably buy Office 2016 or Office 2020 or whatever.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • As Woody said in the update to the original blog post, Keeper is suing Dan Goodin (Not Godkin, as I said in another reply; my bad), Ars Technica, & Conde Nast. Conde Nast is a major publisher with magazines & websites, including ARS, Bon Appetit, BRIDES, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Wired & others. There are the deep pockets…

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • in reply to: How far ahead of Apple Maps is Google Maps? #153585

      Interesting. I read most of the article & even compared the results to the Windows (Bing) Maps app on my Windows 8.1 machine. Windows Maps has green spaces & some buildings; the buildings become more obvious as you zoom in. However, not all buildings are shown; mainly clusters in some areas.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • It offers no protection from accusations of slander or libel by another citizen or private entity under US law. These charges must be adjudicated on their merit. It is generally held that a true statement cannot be a libelous statement, no matter how much harm results. A reverse condition arises if the initial charge is proven false, then the accused can file as plaintiff as a damaged party for having their reputation sullied.

      Notice that Keeper is not suing Ormandy; they’re suing Ars Technica, Conde Nast & Godkin. Assuming they have deeper pockets than Ormandy in case of a win… However, if Ormandy can prove his assertion that the bug has been there for 16 months, he should join the others as defendants if possible.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • in reply to: Intel display 11/10/16 12:00 AM – 20.19.15.4549 #100647

      Let me see if I understand this, in layman’s terms. In the past few days, this driver was released, or re-released for Win7 and 8.1: Intel display 11/10/16 12:00 AM – 20.19.15.4549 (http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=20.19.15.4549)

      I’m not seeing this on my Win 8.1 laptop. However, I checked Windows Update today (checked yesterday also); the ‘INTEL – System – 10/3/2016 12:00:00 AM – 10.1.1.38’ was replaced on 3/10/17 with ‘INTEL – System – 8/9/2016 12:00:00 AM – 10.1.2.80’. Just saiyan… I’m not touching any of these “INTEL – System” drivers from MS with a 39 1/2 foot pole. Unless woody sez it’s cool!

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • Thanks to radosuaf for mentioning the 2 KB2976978 updates for Windows 8.1. Not doing Anything until woody gives the all clear… whenever that may be.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
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    • I got Office 2013 when I bought my Windows 8 laptop in Feb. 2013. Mainstream support ends over a year from now: 04/10/2018. Extended support ends 04/11/2023. I don’t see any urgent reason to upgrade to Office 2016 now, but if I did, the best bet would be to buy a year of Office 365 Personal, right? Office 365 would upgrade me from 2013 to 2016, correct?

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • Good report from Goodin, but I strongly disagree with his last sentence:
      “Additionally, people should strongly consider moving to Windows 10, which is more immune than earlier versions to software exploits, and to use the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit to extend and enhance those protections.” He does know Edge is only available on Windows 10, right? & that IE 11 is on Windows 7, 8.1 & even 10?! Overall, Windows 10 may be more immune, but with 0days attacking both its browsers & Microsoft delaying updates on All versions of Windows, I have more doubts about upgrading to Win 10.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • in reply to: Cloudflare parser leak: No problem here #97426

      I use NoScript & AdBlockPlus; usually to reach a site (like AskWoody), I temporarily allow the site I go to under NoScript. Have some hits, but I only have accounts on 2 sites. For Medium, I had to change my Twitter password, since I sign in with it.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • in reply to: Substantial security improvements coming to Microsoft Edge #97152

      About time… if it works. One main reason for not upgrading to Windows 10 for me is if Edge isn’t harder to exploit than IE 11, what’s the purpose of upgrading? If Edge is subject to be as buggy… or More… than IE, I’m safer by staying with Windows 8.1 running Firefox. Good news… again, if it works in the Creators Update & carries over IRL.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • in reply to: February’s patch Tuesday will be in March #94752

      Interesting as to a possible cause for this. Whether it’s fear of SMBv3 zero-day, Windows Update is broken, or (my guess) a serious bug in a patch. Due to Cumulative Updates & Monthly Rollups, the only way to avoid the bug is to avoid Everything; even if it takes a month. (It Shouldn’t take that long to fix it, but shipping the package after the bug is fixed will throw off the Windows Update schedule. Maybe?

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • in reply to: Office Questions #94743

      When I bought my Windows 8 (now upgraded to 8.1) laptop, I also purchased & had installed Office Home and Student 2013. GeekSquad installed it, but afterward when I viewed Update History, the webpage says “Most Office 2013 products, including Office 365 versions, are kept up to date automatically by using a technology called Click-to-Run.” It’s not Office 365, but it’s updated via Click-to-Run. How’s that for an oxymoron?!

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • W10 strikes me as having excessive complexity about sub-versioning and support options. There seems to be enough confusion and chaos to keep the average and many knowledgeable users thoroughly confused.

      And THAT’S why I haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet. Thanks to woody, I’m not Thoroughly confused, but with all the versions & cumulative updates, Win 10 doesn’t give me any faith that it’s reasonably stable. Given that Cortana & Edge would be the main reasons I upgrade, Edge still seems more buggy than IE 11, & if Cortana is more interested in advertising Microstuff to me than coordinating appointments & reminders, I’m in no hurry to upgrade from Win 8.1 to 10.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

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