Windows 10 Thread - Quest to Kill Cortana

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Re: Windows 10 Thread - Quest to Kill Cortana

Postby Nethlyn » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:18 pm

Jez wrote:What an annoying error. At least it's a known issue. Surely there's a service pack win 10 coming soon?


The Anniversary Update must be it, Google around and download only the Windows10Upgrade9252 upgrade stub (tiny 5Mb) - or whichever has a number higher than 9252 for the latest version - as it will redownload the whole of W10 even if you used your USB stick or DVD Burn from the media creation tool. So using that tool to burn media now, feels like just an emergency fallback if you can't get online.

For anyone else that didn't turn off Winupdate in 7's Control Panel go to Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services setting Windows Update to "Take No Action" as well as choosing Stop Service either at the top left options list or when you right-click on it. Then any further upgrade stub build should work but there's a bunch of other workarounds at the Superuser.com forums if that doesn't work.
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Re: Windows 10 Thread - Quest to Kill Cortana

Postby Nethlyn » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:28 pm

The only real casualties are a hard drive that needs a RMA after its power connector got dented and chipped - so don't want a potential short running through the machine - and if I want to play any new games later on, Mantis's old graphics card which just kept on trucking until the last two Battlefields and the new Wolfenstein games finally retired it. R7s are very reasonable though depending on what I choose to do next upgrade wise.

Now that there's a driver for everything the computer needs, it's not snappy like Windows 7 but am still amazed that I've not upgraded the RAM in this laptop, it's stealing 1Mb for Intel's 2D graphics - If it runs this well in only 3Gigs of RAM then any modern portable with 8 or 16 should fly.
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