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« on: March 14, 2013, 11:29:29 AM »

I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 11:32:28 AM »

Microsoft is just showing that they can be just as annoying as Adobe and Apple Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 11:39:05 AM »

Thanks for moving this. I really wanted some technical help.

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 12:41:19 PM »

Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 01:10:55 PM »

Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity 2013. police

Edited to specify which version.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 01:17:02 PM »

Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 01:25:32 PM »

Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 01:28:20 PM »

Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity. police

Hey, SimCity 4 and its predecessors were good.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013, 01:29:30 PM »

Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.

You mean the UI/UX team. The improvements under the hood in Windows 8 were pretty noticeable when I upgraded. It's the UI change that has everyone PO'd.
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 01:30:57 PM »

Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity. police

Hey, SimCity 4 and its predecessors were good.

Good point, I edited my post to reflect which version I was talking about.
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 01:32:18 PM »

Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.

You mean the UI/UX team. The improvements under the hood in windows 8 was pretty noticeable when I upgraded. It's the UI change that has everyone PO'd.
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

If the UI is causing a need for hard reboot, there is something seriously wrong.
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2013, 01:34:12 PM »

Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.

You mean the UI/UX team. The improvements under the hood in windows 8 was pretty noticeable when I upgraded. It's the UI change that has everyone PO'd.
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

If the UI is causing a need for hard reboot, there is something seriously wrong.

I don't recall Asteriktos specifying which version of Windows he was on. Besides, we were responding to something Vamrat said.
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2013, 01:36:24 PM »

Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.

You mean the UI/UX team. The improvements under the hood in windows 8 was pretty noticeable when I upgraded. It's the UI change that has everyone PO'd.
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

If the UI is causing a need for hard reboot, there is something seriously wrong.

UI? User interface?  I'm using windoze 7, btw.  Also, the original SimCity still owns all.

Also, I wish my browser would stop autocorrecting things for me.  I'm gonna have to figure out how to turn that off.

Though I will say that my browser seems to be working less sluggishly today.
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013, 01:45:22 PM »

I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2013, 01:48:38 PM »

I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....

Meh, IE 9+ isn't too bad actually.
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2013, 01:51:32 PM »

Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

Nah. I'd take BASIC trained baboons over the MS dev team any day of the week.

You mean the UI/UX team. The improvements under the hood in windows 8 was pretty noticeable when I upgraded. It's the UI change that has everyone PO'd.
I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

If the UI is causing a need for hard reboot, there is something seriously wrong.

I don't recall Asteriktos specifying which version of Windows he was on. Besides, we were responding to something Vamrat said.

I must have been confused by Asteriktos' reference to "changing the visual presentation of the internet" to an OS upgrade. I haven't launched IE in forever, let alone upgrade it to 9.
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2013, 01:52:09 PM »

I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....

Internet exploder is the only browser I use!
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 01:53:28 PM »

I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....

Internet exploder is the only browser I use!


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I'm disappointed.
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 02:11:39 PM »

I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....

Internet exploder is the only browser I use!

Firefox, dawg.  Firefox.
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2013, 02:12:00 PM »

I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not

I hope that you're not using IE....

Internet exploder is the only browser I use!

Firefox, dawg.  Firefox.

Indeed. That's what I'm talking about.
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2013, 03:04:19 PM »

Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity 2013. police

Edited to specify which version.

Or anything generally EA.  Which is funny, I've been a long devoted fan of NBA Live, even when NBA 2K has become the undisputed king of video game basketball.  They actually came up with a decent product with NBA Live 2010, then decided to start from the ground up and introduce a groundbreaking new way to play NBA basketball video games.  They haven't released a product since.  Elite 11 was shelved, 2012 was a development year, then Live 13 also did not make it to store shelves.  It boggles my mind how they actually came up with a good product that they can build on, and then shelve it completely in favor of some concept that they cannot implement.

The difference here of course is Microsoft has cornered the market, while EA has been knocked off its perch a long time ago.
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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2013, 04:11:45 PM »

Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity 2013. police

Edited to specify which version.

Or anything generally EA.  Which is funny, I've been a long devoted fan of NBA Live, even when NBA 2K has become the undisputed king of video game basketball.  They actually came up with a decent product with NBA Live 2010, then decided to start from the ground up and introduce a groundbreaking new way to play NBA basketball video games.  They haven't released a product since.  Elite 11 was shelved, 2012 was a development year, then Live 13 also did not make it to store shelves.  It boggles my mind how they actually came up with a good product that they can build on, and then shelve it completely in favor of some concept that they cannot implement.

The difference here of course is Microsoft has cornered the market, while EA has been knocked off its perch a long time ago.

the NHL series is pretty good, but in most other sports, why change anything if you dont have competition *coughMadden*

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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2013, 04:23:19 PM »

Windows sucks.

Period.

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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2013, 05:44:35 PM »

Microsoft, proof that you don't need a good product to make lots of money.

No that's SimCity 2013. police

Edited to specify which version.

Or anything generally EA.  Which is funny, I've been a long devoted fan of NBA Live, even when NBA 2K has become the undisputed king of video game basketball.  They actually came up with a decent product with NBA Live 2010, then decided to start from the ground up and introduce a groundbreaking new way to play NBA basketball video games.  They haven't released a product since.  Elite 11 was shelved, 2012 was a development year, then Live 13 also did not make it to store shelves.  It boggles my mind how they actually came up with a good product that they can build on, and then shelve it completely in favor of some concept that they cannot implement.

The difference here of course is Microsoft has cornered the market, while EA has been knocked off its perch a long time ago.

the NHL series is pretty good, but in most other sports, why change anything if you dont have competition *coughMadden*



Because its made by Canadians  Cheesy

But EA seems to have been very successful at killing off every beloved franchise IP they acquire.  And usually its not by shelving the franchise, but by coming up with a new game.
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2013, 06:25:06 PM »

But EA seems to have been very successful at killing off every beloved franchise IP they acquire.  And usually its not by shelving the franchise, but by coming up with a new game.

*starts praying: please don't kill dragon age, please don't kill dragon age, please don't kill dragon age... *
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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2013, 07:01:15 PM »

But EA seems to have been very successful at killing off every beloved franchise IP they acquire.  And usually its not by shelving the franchise, but by coming up with a new game.

*starts praying: please don't kill dragon age, please don't kill dragon age, please don't kill dragon age... *

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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2013, 08:39:04 AM »


^Massive contributor to Planned Parenthood.  His dad was the president of Planned Parenthood for some time.
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^Massive contributor to Planned Parenthood.  His dad was the president of Planned Parenthood for some time.
Would society have been better off his dad had contributed more in another way...?
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^Massive contributor to Planned Parenthood.  His dad was the president of Planned Parenthood for some time.
Would society have been better off his dad had contributed more in another way...?

Dunno.... But he wouldn't have the blood of murdered children on his hands.  His son made an OS that without doubt changed computers, but even his son contributes to Planned Parenthood now.... Can't wait for linux to fully take the market.  It is definitely growing.
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« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2013, 01:32:58 PM »

I just want to thank Microsoft again for all the fine work they do. In this particular post I want to give a shot out to the excellent Internet Explorer. I love how it's 2013, but they have still kept a certain quaint feature with IE, where I will close one browser and it will refresh and just generally screw up every other browser I have open.
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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2013, 04:07:26 PM »

 Cheesy I started out with DOS, and am not that my skills have progressed much beyond that. Still Apple seems to have met my undemanding needs.
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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2013, 04:08:22 PM »


Why are you using IE?
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« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2013, 05:25:09 PM »

IE would not work for me with a certain website (a Google-owned website...  Huh ), so I had to use Chrome. Maybe I still have other browsers on here, I don't recall, but that's the first one I saw. I was quickly reminded of some of the reasons I abandoned them and went back to IE.
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« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2013, 05:56:11 PM »


It's personal preference.

I prefer Chrome. Smiley

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« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2013, 08:38:55 AM »

Netscape Navigator FTW.

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« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2013, 08:41:59 AM »

I always found the general order of preference for me out of the 'main' browsers was Chome > IE > Firefox.
Firefox is just so... clunky.
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« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2013, 08:42:37 AM »

Netscape Navigator FTW.

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« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2013, 08:49:54 AM »

LOL love it Smiley
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« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2014, 07:48:55 AM »

I just want to thank Microsoft for forcing me to update my computer, slightly changing the visual presentation of the internet whether I wanted it or not, logging me out of all the sites I visit (multiple times in some cases), making my computer freeze on me/crashing my computer (thereby forcing a hard boot), and just generally being an annoyance. Your track record shows a consistency that few companies could dream of matching!

Now in the same boat. My windows XP Pro corrupted, can't use File Explorer properly. Tried to restore Backup Image to drive but this doesn't boot up past login. At least all my data stored on separate drive, and backed up to external drive.

Now just ordered Windows 8.1 from Amazon.
I hate Microsoft.
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« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2014, 11:19:44 PM »

^ Is your computer modern enough to run Windows 8.1?

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    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driv

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« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2014, 04:28:47 PM »

Microsoft is just showing that they can be just as annoying as Adobe and Apple Smiley

 How is Apple annoying? I mean, outside of branding and prices of it's products. I've never had any Apple products but the ones that I've used have worked rather nicely. A lot more so than various Windows products.
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« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2014, 04:31:30 PM »

Lord have mercy xD
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« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2014, 06:30:24 AM »

^ Is your computer modern enough to run Windows 8.1?

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    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)

    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driv



http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements

Good point - I didn't actually check this.
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« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2014, 08:58:51 AM »


Due to unforeseen circumstances....I had not turned on my home laptop in about a month.

When I finally did on Tuesday, I had to wait while it finished configuring some update until I could use it...which took a good many minutes.

As midnight came and went.....I was falling asleep and shut it down....only to find it had 18, yes, 18 updates coming. 

This particular laptop has had the "blue screen of death" twice now....and while I have already backed up my work, I haven't finished backing up the gazillion photos....and I worry about leaving it "on" and going to sleep in case the blue screen reappears.

So, I sat there....waiting....I went and changed, brushed my teeth,.....still on update 3......said my prayers.....washed some dishes.....still on number 9.

It honestly took some 30 minutes to "shut down" due to all the updates.

I haven't turned it on since Tuesday....I hope all is working well.  I've had updates mess up the system before.
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« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2014, 09:08:07 AM »

In my experience, Windows has not been so bad at all (especially in more recent time when crashes are very rare and understandable). I find that people mostly complain about things that they do wrong or don't understand. For myself, I still find that Windows is best as far as hardware support and software development (for it) and it's not bad at all in itself. Linux is great if you are minimalist; otherwise you are not going to find the greatest hardware support and software is generally quite basic (forget all about most advanced games and applications). True I haven't used Apple at all. I expect it to be very good in some areas like stability and certain software, but still would not be what I need as far as hardware flexibility and price and my choice of applications.
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« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2014, 09:23:24 AM »

And, my advice: be patient with the updates especially if you have an older machine or haven't updated in a long time. You need them and many are security updates. Be glad that things are up to date because so are hackers.
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« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2014, 10:40:03 AM »


LOL!  Oh, I am.  I really have no gripe with Microsoft.  Where would we be without them?

I'm always grateful to those who are innovative and ease our crazy lives.

Just yesterday, I was amazed as I got to "work from home"...and was sitting on my work laptop in my living room, in a meeting that was taking place without the telephone, but, through Lync....and was talking with people in Egypt, Italy, Germany and the US, while looking at the desktop of someone in Canada.

This wouldn't even have been conceivable only a few years back.

Before, when "working from home" I had to give out my home phone number....not anymore.

Of course, because we can now WFH easier, I find that I put in more hours than I would at the "office".  I can't just shut down at 5.  I am "on" all the time....as other individuals are located all over the world are already having lunch, while I've not yet gone to bed the night before.

It's really and truly amazing.  Even the last generation would not have thought all this possible.
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« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2014, 11:17:31 AM »

In my experience, Windows has not been so bad at all (especially in more recent time when crashes are very rare and understandable). I find that people mostly complain about things that they do wrong or don't understand. For myself, I still find that Windows is best as far as hardware support and software development (for it) and it's not bad at all in itself. Linux is great if you are minimalist; otherwise you are not going to find the greatest hardware support and software is generally quite basic (forget all about most advanced games and applications). True I haven't used Apple at all. I expect it to be very good in some areas like stability and certain software, but still would not be what I need as far as hardware flexibility and price and my choice of applications.


Linux Mint with the XFCE desktop works great<for me>minimalist means fewer problems, not a resource hog.  It does everything I need an OS to do.  Also use the Firefox browser which rocks.   No worries here.

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« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2014, 04:57:53 PM »

^ Is your computer modern enough to run Windows 8.1?

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If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)

    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driv

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements

SolEX01, thanks again for pointing this out to me. Luckily, I have just finished the basic install of Win 8.1 (32 bit) on my 2007 built PC without a hitch, doing a clean install.
As Win XP will not be supported beyond April 2014 and may be more vulnerable to hackers then, upgrading now seemed a good choice, the cost was not too bad (£85 , from Amazon, for the full 32bt/64bt package). I tried to get Windows 7 Home Premium (not OEM) but everywhere is sold out.

If your are upgrading to 8.1, use the custom settings option during install, and turn off some settings otherwise you will be opted into sending loads of personal data back to Microsoft for their 'evaluation'.

Yes, I should be thankful for Bill Gates and Microsoft. Without them, I probably wouldn't know about Orthodoxy.

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« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2014, 05:25:13 PM »

^ Is your computer modern enough to run Windows 8.1?

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    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)

    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driv

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements

SolEX01, thanks again for pointing this out to me. Luckily, I have just finished the basic install of Win 8.1 (32 bit) on my 2007 built PC without a hitch, doing a clean install.
As Win XP will not be supported beyond April 2014 and may be more vulnerable to hackers then, upgrading now seemed a good choice, the cost was not too bad (£85 , from Amazon, for the full 32bt/64bt package). I tried to get Windows 7 Home Premium (not OEM) but everywhere is sold out.

If your are upgrading to 8.1, use the custom settings option during install, and turn off some settings otherwise you will be opted into sending loads of personal data back to Microsoft for their 'evaluation'.

Yes, I should be thankful for Bill Gates and Microsoft. Without them, I probably wouldn't know about Orthodoxy.

What's the difference between Microsoft Windows and a pound of Swiss Cheese?
Answer: The Cheese has less holes in!

Now to install those Apps and drivers .... see you in a couple of weeks!

Screw that, I'm just going to get Windows 7 and rue the day Windows 2000 stopped being good enough.
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« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2014, 05:50:02 PM »

^ Is your computer modern enough to run Windows 8.1?

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If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)

    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driv

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements

SolEX01, thanks again for pointing this out to me. Luckily, I have just finished the basic install of Win 8.1 (32 bit) on my 2007 built PC without a hitch, doing a clean install.
As Win XP will not be supported beyond April 2014 and may be more vulnerable to hackers then, upgrading now seemed a good choice, the cost was not too bad (£85 , from Amazon, for the full 32bt/64bt package). I tried to get Windows 7 Home Premium (not OEM) but everywhere is sold out.

If your are upgrading to 8.1, use the custom settings option during install, and turn off some settings otherwise you will be opted into sending loads of personal data back to Microsoft for their 'evaluation'.

Yes, I should be thankful for Bill Gates and Microsoft. Without them, I probably wouldn't know about Orthodoxy.

What's the difference between Microsoft Windows and a pound of Swiss Cheese?
Answer: The Cheese has less holes in!

Now to install those Apps and drivers .... see you in a couple of weeks!

I much prefer OEM myself.
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« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2014, 05:53:09 PM »

Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

LMAO
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« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2014, 05:41:15 PM »

Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

LMAO

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It's ugly, it's sterile, it's cold, it's Souless

What were they thinking ......WHAT ON EARTH WERE THEY THINKING???

You'll love this message you will probably get:

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Lovely, nice one Bill ........ typical Micros**t, doesn't even allow you access your own files on your own separate drive.
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« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2014, 06:26:01 PM »

Windows 8.  Proof that if it ain't broke (Windows 7), you aren't trying hard enough.

Windows 7 was the cats pajamas, IMHO.  Windows 8 looks like something designed by a 27 baboons pounding on keyboards in BASIC.

LMAO

Trying to install apps etc. to Windows 8.1
It's ugly, it's sterile, it's cold, it's Souless

What were they thinking ......WHAT ON EARTH WERE THEY THINKING???

You'll love this message you will probably get:

''You don't currently have permission to access this folder''
Lovely, nice one Bill ........ typical Micros**t, doesn't even allow you access your own files on your own separate drive.
Lord Jesus Christ have mercy!

You must realize that he is cursed by his own product as much as you and me, and that he pays the baboons to dance.

The devil loves to zing him even more than us by the same issues.
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« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2014, 06:15:20 PM »



You'll love this message you will probably get:

''You don't currently have permission to access this folder''





I solved the problem shown above  laugh on Windows 8.1 by following this link:

http://tips4windows.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/how-to-access-protected-folders-in.html#.Uv_h1c7MC1s

As usual Microsoft.com  Angry support just led me round in ever increasing circles. Even their on-line chat support cut me off when I explained the problem!  Roll Eyes

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Bill chooses Hell.

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You'll love this message you will probably get:

''You don't currently have permission to access this folder''





I solved the problem shown above  laugh on Windows 8.1 by following this link:

http://tips4windows.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/how-to-access-protected-folders-in.html#.Uv_h1c7MC1s

As usual Microsoft.com  Angry support just led me round in ever increasing circles. Even their on-line chat support cut me off when I explained the problem!  Roll Eyes

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St. Peter says, "Now Bill, you have done some good things, and you have done some bad things. Now I am going to let you decide where you want to go".

First, St. Peter shows Bill an image of Hell with beautiful women running on beaches. Then, St Peter shows Bill an image of Heaven with robed angels playing harps on clouds.

Bill chooses Hell.

About a week later, St. Peter checks in on Bill in Hell and finds him being whipped by demons.

Bill says to St. Peter, "What happened to all the beautiful women and the beaches?"

St. Peter replies, "That was just the screen saver."







Or it could be He does not have access to that hell.
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« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2014, 07:23:59 PM »

Anyone still get this classic error from time to time?  Wink

"An unknown error has occurred"

Wait a minute. If it is unknown, how do they know it happened, and how do they know it is an error?  Huh
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At least one thing that was always consistent with the way windows OS looks is the infamous blue screen of death. Smiley
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At least one thing that was always consistent with the way windows OS looks is the infamous blue screen of death. Smiley

It was or still is a greyscale screen on a mac. I think it is the newer hard drives primarily and not the operating system that is the problem. The older, lower capacity hard drives are much more error free. The Mac II (68020) hard drive was still fine when I had to get rid of it a couple of years ago, and it got continual, shared use for many, many years. Perhaps from before many people here were born.

It is just my impression that the half lives of HDs are continually decreasing.
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At least one thing that was always consistent with the way windows OS looks is the infamous blue screen of death. Smiley

It was or still is a greyscale screen on a mac. I think it is the newer hard drives primarily and not the operating system that is the problem. The older, lower capacity hard drives are much more error free. The Mac II (68020) hard drive was still fine when I had to get rid of it a couple of years ago, and it got continual, shared use for many, many years. Perhaps from before many people here were born.

It is just my impression that the half lives of HDs are continually decreasing.

I have had just the opposite experience, in the late 90s I went through several hard drives in as many years, lately they have lasted three times or more longer than that.
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At least one thing that was always consistent with the way windows OS looks is the infamous blue screen of death. Smiley

It was or still is a greyscale screen on a mac. I think it is the newer hard drives primarily and not the operating system that is the problem. The older, lower capacity hard drives are much more error free. The Mac II (68020) hard drive was still fine when I had to get rid of it a couple of years ago, and it got continual, shared use for many, many years. Perhaps from before many people here were born.

It is just my impression that the half lives of HDs are continually decreasing.

I have had just the opposite experience, in the late 90s I went through several hard drives in as many years, lately they have lasted three times or more longer than that.

Obviously we are at opposite ends of some undefined reliability curve. But good for you!
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« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2014, 08:12:30 PM »

At least one thing that was always consistent with the way windows OS looks is the infamous blue screen of death. Smiley

It was or still is a greyscale screen on a mac. I think it is the newer hard drives primarily and not the operating system that is the problem. The older, lower capacity hard drives are much more error free. The Mac II (68020) hard drive was still fine when I had to get rid of it a couple of years ago, and it got continual, shared use for many, many years. Perhaps from before many people here were born.

It is just my impression that the half lives of HDs are continually decreasing.

I have had just the opposite experience, in the late 90s I went through several hard drives in as many years, lately they have lasted three times or more longer than that.

Obviously we are at opposite ends of some undefined reliability curve. But good for you!

I just hope I didn't speak too soon.
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At least one thing that was always consistent with the way windows OS looks is the infamous blue screen of death. Smiley

It was or still is a greyscale screen on a mac. I think it is the newer hard drives primarily and not the operating system that is the problem. The older, lower capacity hard drives are much more error free. The Mac II (68020) hard drive was still fine when I had to get rid of it a couple of years ago, and it got continual, shared use for many, many years. Perhaps from before many people here were born.

It is just my impression that the half lives of HDs are continually decreasing.

I have had just the opposite experience, in the late 90s I went through several hard drives in as many years, lately they have lasted three times or more longer than that.

Obviously we are at opposite ends of some undefined reliability curve. But good for you!

I just hope I didn't speak too soon.

Thanks for the reminder. It is strange that something within me seems to reject the idea of backing up what I have written for the past three days with a deadline approaching even though my career and future depends upon what I have written, as do my dependents. I do not understand why I purposely make my life more stressful.
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« Reply #65 on: March 19, 2014, 11:14:50 AM »

I finally got around to installing a fix for that stupid feature of Windows 7 that (mandatorily) auto-arranges files in my folders according to whatever limited number of categories MS came up with. Who are they to tell me that I can only arrange my files according to things like size, date, etc.? If I want to arrange my files in random Tetris shapes and choose which to include in a group according to what their 4th letter is, then who is MS to tell me I can't?

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« Reply #66 on: March 19, 2014, 04:20:57 PM »

I finally got around to installing a fix for that stupid feature of Windows 7 that (mandatorily) auto-arranges files in my folders according to whatever limited number of categories MS came up with. Who are they to tell me that I can only arrange my files according to things like size, date, etc.? If I want to arrange my files in random Tetris shapes and choose which to include in a group according to what their 4th letter is, then who is MS to tell me I can't?

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On the other hand , if they anticipated every crazy scheme, what fun would that leave for you.
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« Reply #67 on: March 19, 2014, 10:05:36 PM »

I didn't need them to anticipate my craziness though, just let me have the freedom to be crazy. Instead they did what corporations seem to love to do... take away a useful and enjoyable feature just because, well, it gives the drones something to work on I guess. Tongue

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