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Re: Has anyone tried the new Windows 10 vers 1709 yet?

Hope you told it if it acts like a rebellious infant again your going to fix it with a hammer 😂 I love it when they make it hard for me to sort out, keeps the brain ticking over 😉 you know your sis going to get you to do it all over again in 6 months 😁 unless you make an administrators account and then her account, makes life easier for next time
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Re: Has anyone tried the new Windows 10 vers 1709 yet?

Check that the store isn't updating apps at same time, often happens like that, then both hang , pause store updates until after windows has updated, can always disable automatic update in store settings to
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I'm a windows insider so get pre-releases of it, hence 17024 on laptop, phone is on 1709 though, different edition though
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Re: Has anyone tried the new Windows 10 vers 1709 yet?

My desktop is like NASA compared to my sister's laptop (it has lots of blue lights on it; they're everywhere, it looks like an emrgency).  It only has an Intel Atom B(100 something or other) processor and 2GB of RAM.  Even though this is the bare minimum of resources to run Windows 10 64 bit, I EXPECT IT TO WORK!!  I've had to do jiggery pokery to kill adverts.  The same updates that I get are delayed by weeks (or even months).  Updates that take me 2 1/2 hours on my machine take over 9 hours on hers. Man MadMan Frustrated

Again, look for CatRoot2 on your machine.  This means the WU broke, like it did on my XP machine.  Further instructions suggest that I rename this to CatRoot2.old and then create a new CatRoot2 folder to fix stuff that has broken twice.   I suspect the Atom based processors aren't quite up to the job.  







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Re: Has anyone tried the new Windows 10 vers 1709 yet?

Some corrections to my previous post which was completely incorrect due to sheer laziness on my part.  My sister's laptop has a Celeron 2 core B815 processor.  Man Embarassed

Today, I did however, get an update bomb on it.  Google Chrome decided that it needed updating and had been trying to do so by running 6 copies of Google Update/installer.  Whilst the googles were doing their thing, (slowing the computer down) Adobe Reader decided it too wanted some of the action and began downloading itself at the same time. 

Noseying around in Task Manager I noticed quite a lot of disk activity at 100%.  WiFi was bouncing up and down as was CPU activity.  About 20 minutes passed and AR installed itself quite happily (albeit slowly) and the googles were googling for another 1/2 an hour or so.  I killed some stuff that wasn't doing anything much (Cortana refused to die quietly and kept popping up like some demented computerised zombie, as did the other useless Microsoft stuff).  Windows 10 phoned home several times with error reports during this nonsense slowing it down even more. 

The googles slowly killed themselves and the CPU went down to about 3-4% as did the disk activity.  The anti-virus also needed updates and I postponed a system restart so my sister could do what she wanted to do.  I pronounced the computer alive after about an hour of mindless faffing about.  My sister did her thing which took about 15 minutes or so.Smiley Indifferent

If I could stop certain stuff, the laptop would actually work quite well considering it only cost £200.  Considering it's age as well, it wasn't a bad buy.







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can you not add more ram to it, my old laptop used to suffer with slowness and cpu off the scale all the time, causing it to freeze or crash, got fed up forcing it to shut down and booting it back up again, just for it to happen again, new one got double and the problem has gone away, got dual core processor too 

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Mind you it will take ages and even timeout on windows updates if the store trying to update apps at same time, it is first thing I check for now when it happens,

you can stop google update and adobe update starting up in your boot menu, tick the box hiding everything Microsoft and untick boxes your left with, or the process will return on start up 

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Has anyone tried the new TV on the go app, for virgin media channels? If you haven't, I have to suggest you should, it is rather good, works perfectly, well for the channels that participate in it, it does. Would like to be able to watch my recorded shows on it too, but I know that some are on channels that they don't have the rights for this type of viewing, not yet anyway but let's hope they will all soon be available 👍🏼 

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I think I could get it up to 4Gb RAM.







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Re: Has anyone tried the new Windows 10 vers 1709 yet?

The latest build with the latest Critical Update is 16299.248 with KB407588 but refuses to update on mine.

Has anyone else got the KB407588 Critical Update to take? Smiley Indifferent

 

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