* Posts by James 29

25 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009

Who wants a quad-core 4.2GHz, 64GB, 5TB SSD RAID 10 … laptop?

James 29

No... Will it blend?

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

James 29

I upgraded (clean install) friends and family to W10 and have had no problems at all. I expected some issues but they are very happy with their OS.

Other tech people, you dont need lots of silly tools, set the 2 reg keys in this article and you will get no upgrade or notifications

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351

I can't understand why people are obsessed with using 3rd party utils, or hiding updates to do this when the process is documented and easy

Also the magic bullet it to use Windows 7 or 8.1 Enterprise. These are not eligable for the upgrade and never download the W10 nagware in the first place.

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Microsoft herds biz users to Windows 10 by denying support for Win 7 and 8 on new CPUs

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Re: Shock Horror new CPUs won't support 7 year old OS

You may not realise, but new CPU generations generally introduce issues with Windows, generally these are fixed quietly by Microsoft via Windows Update.

MS is going to stop doing this, which isn't unreasonable for such and old OS

When was the last time you used a 6+ year OS on a brand new:

Nexus

iPhone

Mac

Windows has been a bit of an odd one out here. I wouldn't be suprised even if a old version of Linux wouldn't work properly on a brand new system.

All the other moaners: its not exactly hard to configure the privacy settings. There are various other 3rd party apps which wll allow you to disable these settings (and telemetry) if it bothers you so much.

Windows 10 is a pretty good sucessful OS. The bashing and 'Use Mint' etc comments here are getting tiresome

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To be honest, buying brand new hardware and expecting it to downgrade and run clunky old OS versions is something you shouldn't expect anyway.

Win7 and 8.1 OEM downgrade rights end later this year, so all new PC's will come with 10 out the box. All MS is saying is that if you choose to change this, your're on your own.

Alternativly I would stock up on Broadwell era systems now if you wanna keep 7 around.

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Windows for Warships? Not on our new aircraft carriers, says MoD

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Of course XP isn't being used, they're still on Windows 2000!

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BBC joins war against Flash, launches beta HTML5 iPlayer

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Re: Confused!

Try about:config

media.mediasource.whitelist disabled

media.mediasource.youtubeonly disabled

FF41 still has a whitelist of sites to expose MSE to (BBC should know better!)

FF42 will remove this whitelist

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Sysadmins rebel over GUI-free install for Windows Server 2016

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Re: and in the real world...

Actually Exchange 2013, for a web managed product, requires the full Server desktop, and the Desktop experience feature.

Add other MS products, SCCM etc that also require a desktop. You will find very few products that actually work in server core.

Server core is only good IMHO for Hyper-V installs

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Delving into Office 2016: Microsoft goes public with new preview

James 29

Looks like the 2013 grey theme

Just compared the screenshot with 2013 light grey theme and apart from the uppercase menus and blue menu ribbon, both versions look pretty identical.

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Watch: China has made an internet censorship THEME SONG

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Dont forget the classic, dont copy that floppy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up863eQKGUI

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Still using Adobe Flash? Oh well, get updating: 15 hijack flaws patched

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Using the new responsive BBC news site, i've noticed in Firefox if you change your use agent (to iOS) for example. The 'you need flash' goes away and the videos just work.

Why on earth do they not just let the videos play in HTML on all supported browsers? Flash should only be a option if HTML isn't supported

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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No real update on changes since end of December. How about an official response to the issues raised, or are we just hoping all the problems (and compliants) go away?

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Please turn it back

The new layout looks very white and dated

This is not modern or fresh

The text and pictures are very large, even on 1080p screens. The site does seem designed for tablets rather than anything else.

Please bring back the old layout

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SURPRISE! Microsoft pops open Windows 10 Preview build early

James 29

Erm, dont think this is the consumer preview. Its just an updated build of the tech preview, with some very broken features (start menu).

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Adobe finds, patches ANOTHER exploited Flash 0day

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Great idea, but on Windows 8 its part of the system (and part of the browser in Chrome)

My only way to avoid this tech currently is to use Firefox and not install the plugin

I dont miss Flash, and noticed increasing numbers of sites (using videos etc) that work fine without it

The new BBC News site also does if you fudge your user agent

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HP is giving away FREE* STORAGE to lucky server customers

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Small

1TB is pretty small fry these days, wouldn't even store my data at home, rather than a customers site. Its basically a way to get people interested to upsell the full product - although the HP VSA is a cool thing.

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Patch looks like Microsoft FAIL, quacks like FAIL, is actually quite good

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Did you get the memo?

Vista is in extended support, which means (basically) only critical security updates, rather than general improvements/enhancements. So if your still running Vista (all 3 of you) then no updates for you!

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Julie Larson-Green: Yes, MICROSOFT is going to KILL WINDOWS

James 29

Re: A shining example of how Microsoft got it wrong

"There is no easy way to add on the GUI afterwards if need be. If, you opt for the safety of the GUI to start with you have the Modern UI ... on a server!"

Very easy in fact if you bother to read the documentation

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra, Server-Gui-Shell –Restart

Just as easily removed as well. Only caveat is you might need the Windows installation files, if you installed core from the go as it saved disk space by not caching them on the system drive.

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McDonalds ponders in-store 3D printing for Happy Meal toys

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hmm HP

Does that no mean the plastic for the printer is going to cost upwards of £100 for a gram?

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IBM hit hardest in UK server market bloodbath

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CISC

x66 was CISC last time I checked!

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Freesat eyes YouView USP for next-gen UI

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Nice looking UI but very poor on using the available screen space, lots of blank space and very little information shown. Worse than the new Sky HD UI which doesn't allow the planner to show more information when the mini-tv is turned off.

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Windows 8 Release Preview open for download

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AMD plumps up ATI FirePro line

James 29
Happy

But...

Will it blend?

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Microsoft takes on Wet Willie's to punt Windows 7 in Paris

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OMG!

That video should be banned, definitly cruel and sadistic punishment

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Virgin hijacks empty pages

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FAIL

Oh well..

Another coroporate not upgraded from IE6 then

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Scareware package mimics Windows Blue Screen of Death

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Happy

Reminds me

Of that old screensaver that did that, would simulate a BSOD and reboot of the PC, lots of fun that one!

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