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    Windows ten licensing

    @Arthur I'm already running linux, it's the machine I'm on right now. The windows machine is for development. I bought the OEM package from takealot, it arrived this morning. The new hardware should arrive today as well, I'm hoping I can just slot the existing windows 10 hard drive onto the new...
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    Windows ten licensing

    I'm buying a new computer without an os, and I want to put windows ten on it. Windows licensing has always been complicated, so if someone could check my work, I'd be grateful. The full package allows you to install multiple times on wildly different computers, forever. Only one seat may be...
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    Windows ten October update

    More progress. Most of the above is wrong. Booting from a linux usb stick now crashes on install, both for mint and ubuntu. Firefox also crashes a lot, and now I'm about to sound utterly insane, because my most plausible theory is a firmware virus. Yes, planted by the NSA and transmitted by...
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    Windows ten October update

    Well, an update on the T30. You can probably guess I have trouble letting things go long after normal people would be a distant memory. My daughter soldiered along for almost a year, at some point she took the SSD and installed linux, but was still crashing routinely. Then it progressed to...
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    Windows ten October update

    Chuckle. I was expecting that. Can we do a quick crowdsource for a definition of a compatibility layer? Now a definition of an emulator? Fine, it's not an emulator. Yes it's right there in the acronym. However, this is using some stricter definition of the word 'emulate' that probably only...
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    Windows ten October update

    3 Months on, my daughter powered through, and windows appear to have fixed their drivers to stop bluescreening. On the other hand, she's still running an image of my drive, and for some reason couldn't change the license code to her windows license, so we were both using the same one. I don't...
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    Windows ten October update

    I updated the driver, but it's still crashing. I've had enough, now I'm just waiting for my daughter to decide she wants to downgrade to the T20, and I'm installing linux.
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    Windows ten October update

    Or I could update the network driver from the Dell site ...
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    Windows ten October update

    I did when it first started, but repeating it couldn't hurt. EDIT They've started again, turns out Update and BITS both enabled themselves and started downloading drivers. At least these crashes are producing minidump files. So either I have to code up a service to shut down update every 2...
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    Windows ten October update

    For a while I thought it was fixed, but then for the last couple of weeks it got really bad. Mostly irql_not_less_or_equal, which appears to indicate a driver bug rather than hardware. Also, if I plugged in another drive with ubuntu on it, it ran for hours without any problems, which seems to...
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    Windows ten October update

    It appears that the BIOS update either had no effect, or only reduced the number of blue screens. The errors themselves are pretty uninformative, typically 'Attempted Write to Readonly Memory', or 'Page Fault In Nonpaged Area', generally it rebooted before I could see details. I've turned off...
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    Windows ten October update

    So, to summarise: Work desktop: W10, Biostar mobo, AMI 2013 BIOS, on latest version. Work server: W10, MSI mobo, AMI 2011 BIOS, 2013 version available, install from boot USB. Yeah I don't really want to mess with this machine just to make it 6 years out of date instead of 8. Work email...
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    Windows ten October update

    Deer god, so many old nasty unsigned tools. So the mobo is made by Biostar, and the installed BIOS is from American megatrends (AMI). I downloaded a thing from Biostar, but couldn't figure out how to apply the update. So I downloaded a thing from AMI, which after much hysterics, identified...
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    Windows ten October update

    The BIOS update actually seems to have fixed it, although it's hard to get bug reports out of my daughter, and I'd in any case give it some time before calling it gone. My BIOS went from v12 to v19, and hers went from I think v9 to v15, so clearly I've been lax on these. Particularly because...
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    Sql connection string issue

    You have a Kraken? I tried releasing my goldfish, but it wasn't the same :p
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