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Technical Help / Re: Windows 10 April update
« on: Tuesday 22 May 18 13:47 BST (UK)  »
There definitely seems to be a problem with recent Windows updates causing conflicts with some third-party software, but I can't pin it down at the moment. Cynics might suggest Microsoft are doing this deliberately to force everyone to use their software, but this would be very shortsighted as it could drive a lot more people to switch to Linux  8)

I've had trouble with an older version of PaintShop Pro which now refuses to install despite working perfectly with an earlier version of Windows 10  :-\


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Technical Help / Re: Windows 10 April update
« on: Thursday 03 May 18 10:34 BST (UK)  »
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It has to write to Registers a couple of times....

Clearly a basic flaw in the operating system  >:(

We can only hope Microsoft didn't design the software for the new F35 fighter 'plane. It could be a little troubling to get a message saying "The system will now shut down and may restart several times in the next few minutes." when you're trying to evade a missile at 1,200 mph  ::) ;D

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Technical Help / Re: Windows 10 April update
« on: Wednesday 02 May 18 22:17 BST (UK)  »
It can be slow depending on how much Bandwidth it's allowed... especially with poor internet speeds

It's not so much the download, which you can adjust as Hallmark shows, but the prolonged installation with several reboots, which you just have to leave to get on with it . . . you would think a moderately intelligent programmer could find a way of updating quietly in the background  ::)

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Technical Help / Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 21:46 BST (UK)  »
Lizzie: Just remember your computer lets you know that reboot required, then even when machine starts normal more updates downloaded to finalize the system!
 Brian 

I always try to do a manual restart at a time when I don't need to use the computer because the update can cause a very slow boot up

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Technical Help / Re: Windows 10 April update
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 17:21 BST (UK)  »
Mike: Best of look, might see your comments about supper time. ::)
Just stick with it, needed to run my laptop off power adapter as taking so long.
 Brian

I left it to get on with it while I went shopping and did a few jobs outside. Eventually finished installing about an hour ago, so between 4 and 5 hours altogether - a good bit faster than the last one. And once I'd turned off all the "special features" I never use it seems to be ok  8)  In fact I wouldn't have noticed any difference if it had updated on its own overnight.

Will comment further if/when I find anything interesting  :)

Mike.

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Technical Help / Re: Windows 10 April update
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 14:55 BST (UK)  »
Well, prompted by this thread I did a manual update on my laptop (I always try to do the big updates on the laptop first to see if they work before updating the PC which I use mostly for business and can't afford to be without). It took about 2 hours to download on our 4Mb broadband. After about another hour it is 69% installed . . .

Mike.

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Technical Help / Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 14:45 BST (UK)  »
59.0.3 is the current latest version of Firefox ...

Hmmm  :-\  I seem to be on v.60.0.b16 . . . somehow I have got on to the "beta update channel" . . .

But I'm pleased to report no "issues" so far  :)

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Technical Help / Re: Windows 10 April update
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 10:47 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the warning  :)

With our broadband speed these "feature" updates usually take most of the day  :'(

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Technical Help / Re: Calamitous Firefox Quantum update
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 10:36 BST (UK)  »
There'll be another update along soon, Firefox seems to do almost daily updates these days  ::) We can only hope they'll get it right eventually . . .

Although I like Firefox a lot I am finding it impossible to use it for some web sites lately because it is so 'secure', and have started using Chrome more often. However, I have not (so far) experienced the problems you describe. Do you use 'Firefox Sync' ? That stores your favourites and history somewhere in the 'cloud' so they should be recoverable if you lose them on your system.

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