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Elmer elmer I'm on my very last life.
  • Intel Atom no more?

    I would still contend that the phone itself doesn't need to be an Intel device in order to offer the ability to run an x86/64 version of W10.

    If the dock itself was the x86/64 (embedded W10) device and some part of the phone was effectively a personal portable boot-disk, then those business needs for occasional access to a full W10 desktop experience could still be met.

  • HP X3 Elite announced!

    , cbae wrote


    I'm not sure how that's a limitation of ARM rather than simply being a limitation of Windows 10 Mobile.

    I actually referred to "the basic nature of WM on the ARM device" because that's the only combination offered now, and that's how WM works now on the existing ARM WP devices.

    Perhaps a WM-Intel (surface) device will change the expectations of what WM should do when docked, and see MS change it, perhaps it won't.

  • Annoying "Get W10" updates

    , ScottWelker wrote

    , elmer wrote


    However, the lesson for the business is often - and increasingly - that the technology (Windows or the device) is untrustworthy.

    I think that Microsoft's business priorities have always overridden their technical priorities.

    I guess at the end of the day, it's all part of that Shareholder-Customer responsibility trade-off that all publicly listed technology enterprises suffer from.

  • 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.