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Elmer elmer I'm on my very last life.
  • HP X3 Elite announced!

    I'm still not sure I'm willing to accept the current Continuum model as being something I'd want to use.

    As I understand it, while Continuum allows you to go "desktop-like" with a Monitor-Keyboard-Video, it doesn't change the basic nature of WM on the ARM device, and it remains single maximized app in the foreground type of experience... although a 2nd can be displayed on the device itself.

    Perhaps an Intel version of the concept is what I'm hoping for, to provide that normal multi-window (multi-monitor?) desktop experience, even if you choose to run your w32 apps remotely.

  • Annoying "Get W10" updates

    @TheTraveler: Much and all as the GWX thing is a huge mistake on MS's part, and I truly hate it, nevertheless... the IT guys responsible for this need to be sacked.

    Seriously, you have a mission-critical broadcast device, and you can't be bothered configuring the 2 registry settings to ensue this won't happen ?

  • Surface Phone - a year away

    According to WindowsCentral


    Many rumours and theories involved here.

  • Would this stop you buying a new car?

    Having recently narrowly avoided being wiped out on a pedestrian crossing by a young woman too busy texting to watch the road, I'd be all for an in-car system that blocked hand-held use of a mobile.

  • Annoying "Get W10" updates

    , AndyC wrote

    So I'm stuck with the annoying advert offering me an update I can't take even if I wanted to.

    HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx\DisableGwx (dword) = 1

    That is supposed to stop the GWX nagware

    HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\DisableOSUpgrade (dword) = 1

    That is supposed to stop upgrade attempts

    In a Domain environment though, the entire point is controlled management, so allowing random updates to be installed feels a lot like doing it wrong. 

    We actually have WSUS, although primarily for bandwidth sanity rather than second-guessing Microsoft's "recommended" or "important" updates.

    However, the challenge we find is with mobile users and remote home-offices, that are only connected to the company VPN on an intermittent and unpredictable manner. We found it better to let these use MS-Update and trust MS not to do anything underhanded...

  • Google.com unsafe ?

    Obviously they will fix it, but funny while it lasts.

    Google - Safe Browsing Site Status
    Status of: google.com
    Current Status: Partially Dangerous.



  • OneDrive problems

    I agree with the others. This is not an O/S issue, but an application issue.

  • Annoying "Get W10" updates

    Actually, I believe that WSUS only blocks GWX if KB3035583 had not already slipped through.

    The main issue with a non-WSUS environment is that MS only provide a Group Policy setting for DisableOSUpdate but they don't provide a Group Policy for DisableGWX, presumably because they want people to click on it and then get told that the update is blocked, and they should contact their administrator - and nag him.

    Disabling GWX requires HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx\DisableGwx (dword) = 1

    You can still do it with Group Policy, but clearly MS made this as difficult as they could.


  • VIDEO:Dave Cutler interview

    , vesuvius wrote

    Charles said this would never happen, but they managed to do it

    Mind you, it took CHM to do it.

  • Your Oldest Windows 10 Device?

    Processor: 1 GHz
    RAM: 1 GB
    HDD: 16 GB
    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

    That is a pretty low spec, and I'm guessing that the majority of hardware that can still power-up and run, would likely meet that.