Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Mar 6, 2016.
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Microsoft strikes again.
AND, the sheep keeps plodding along...
FWIW, I just activated a factory installed version of W10 on a brand new laptop and downloaded the ready (so they said) updates. So far, the idiotic default settings have been whackamoled down, and I'm learning how to make the system behave in dinosaur fashion (think W7 or XP). It does some odd things that I am not wildly enthusiastic about, but may be able to beat them into shape as well. I'll have to check if that update is installed, and will do so tomorrow.
My computer is an AMD hex core, dual monitors, 32 gig, water cooling etc. Foolishly I attempted to install the W10 upgrade. I cut the sys speed back to a stock clock. It refused to recognize the dual monitors and showed me the worst graphics I've seen since prior to W95SP2.
I did a sys restore and stayed with Win 7 Pro 64 bit.
I have two desktops here at the house. I run dual monitors on one, and have on the other. Both since upgrading to 10. I only run 16 gigs of RAM on both the i5 and i7 chips, though. No real issues, aside from this one (the i7) not wanting to boot properly, on occasion. I would suggest Spybot's Anti-Beacon, though.
Thanks. However W10 didn't run worth a hoot. I'm fairly adept with computers; however, I expect software to work and at least recognize the monitors.
Have you tried Steve Gibson's "probe my ports?" GRC | ShieldsUP! — Internet Vulnerability Profiling
Computers have a naughty habit of leaving ports open....
Been a while since I visited that site. Been around a long time, as I recall. Used it in the past. Thanks for posting it.
I do agree with you, though. I have a licensed copy of W7 Ultimate, here. I have considered setting one of these machines back to that.
Another thing is, you cannot stop it from automatically updating. Just get a notification once in a while that you need to restart the computer.
I probably should go into my router to check my settings. But, she seems to be doing her job.
I use a static IP address here, and have for some time. I figure I should take a bit extra care when it comes to security.
Correct, GRC has been around a very long time. It's a decent site; however, it doesn't offer a cookbook to close the open posts.
I have it stopped now. There is a kb that if deleted; micro$loth leaves me alone.
As an over clocker, I need stability and not recognizing 2 monitors was a bad start with me. I was willing to give it a try then futz with it until it was stable at higher speeds and not any more.
I prefer Unix or better said SGI's version Irix. Way faster and a lot more powerful.
GRC is a great source of information.
IP addresses are how the internet works. Website A needs an address to send the requested information. One can open a cmd window and enter ping www.sitename.com The DNS will translate the words into an IP address or all numbers.
For those who are curious in the "search programs and files" field, enter cmd and click it then type: ping www.google.com.
Google's IP is 126.96.36.199.
Ping is used to check losses and time. Google has 0% loss and the average time is 41ms for the round trip.
PS: Although it is an odd thing for folks to do, it is legal so Google's black drones will not do a flyby. If they have your IP, they have your location
To see what I mean: at Google.com enter: 188.8.131.52
Every place we visit we leave a footprint. That being said, there are tricks...
I write now as a fugitive from Windows 10 on a borrowed computer.
Tonight, in the middle of an offline task, my computer started uploading...
My brother just texted me about his attempts to install Windows 10. First malfunction was it ate his antivirus software...Viper..and screwed up...
Although, I cannot even begin to extrapolate on all the wonderful examples of trouble with installing Windows Updates, I can at the very least...
Go to Control Panel, and then Windows Update. Check in the bottom left corner for a link to Installed Updates. Look down the list for a Windows...
windows users beware
do not install KB3075249, KB3080149 and KB3068708
Update As one of the articles mentions KB3068708 is the bad update...
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