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  • Windows 10 Update in the Wild

    the pro version gives you access to gpedit.msc, and I think you have more control from there. But I'm not sure, tbh.

  • October 6th ​Announcemen​ts

    , spivonious wrote

    @TheTraveler: Yikes, you'd think MS would be offering these phones to anyone who wanted them.

    Will the unlocked models work on TMO? The current situation with every carrier using different bands for Edge/HSPA+/LTE is so frustrating.

    I believe so. If you're on Verizon you're probably out of luck though.

  • October 6th ​Announcemen​ts

    Some really interesting stuff yesterday, though I'm not looking to replace my Surface Pro 3 and I'll consider the Band 2 only when my Band dies (which, considering I just got it warranty replaced two weeks ago, should hopefully be a while).

    The new phones have much better timing. I've had my Lumina 925 for two years now and it's showing its age. I hope the 950(XL) will be on T-Mobile but I'm not holding my breath, I may just have to buy one unlocked.

    I'm also looking forward to getting the new type cover as well. It's pretty awesome that this will work with the SP3. Fingerprint reader will be nice, but the improved keyboard and touchpad alone should be worth it. Plus, it'll be nice to get a new keyboard without so much cat hair. ;)

  • Trump card or what?

    , magicalclick wrote

    He is practically a Democrat with an entertaining potty mouth.

    Yes, because there are so many democrats that want to build a giant wall on the Mexican border.

    Face it, the guy has a lot of big talk about "winning" and "success" which I'm sure appeals to some people, but he has no actual plans except stuff that's completely infeasible and borderline insane.

  • So how did the Win10 install go for you?

    , TexasToast wrote

    I wonder how they pick who goes first?

    A complicated process involving the color of your eyes, your favorite food, and whether you like cats or dogs.

  • WTF WIN10 auto update restart.

    Please report this using the feedback tool. That's definitely not supposed to happen.

  • Why does Windows think it knows better than me?

    , cheong wrote

    I don't have spare machine to install Win10 so never tried that, but from the screen caps I see on the web, I can't find such option to specify when to reboot. If you can confirm that such option exist on non-business line of Win10, that's good.

    Here you go.

  • Why does Windows think it knows better than me?

    , cheong wrote

    @bondsbw: Both.

    On Win8 update, it'll force you to reboot when update is completed, without any UI option to suspend/delay the reboot.

    Windows 8 will force you to reboot several days after the update is completed. It tells you this, although admittedly the fact that this information is only on the logon screen is a bit unfortunate for people who never log out or restart their computer. Only if you've failed to reboot during the (iirc) three days that it gives you to manually reboot will it give the forced reboot dialog with no option to postpone.

    Windows 10 refines this process a bit in that after installation, it will schedule a reboot at a time that it thinks your machine will be idle based on past data (typically during the night).You can configure when this restart happens, so if you're not happy with the time Windows 10 has picked, you can change it, even after the update was installed. I don't remember right now if it tells you a reboot has been scheduled somewhere besides the log in screen.

    Neither Windows 8 nor Windows 10 (nor any other version of Windows) forces you to reboot immediately after installing an update.

  • XboxOne is struggling in Europe.

    , bondsbw wrote

    Sony could have come out on the stage and said "We got nuthin" and he would have called it a victory.


    Headline: PS4 already so perfect that it can't be improved.

  • GB game patches.

    , androidi wrote

    Some Mass Effect screenshots I've seen were like if there was 2x more detail in the textures that you couldn't access.

    There are a number of high-resolution texture mods for the various Mass Effect games on PC, which might explain what you saw. There is definitely no "hidden quality level" in the textures that came with the game.