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  1. The_Potty_1

    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...
  11. The_Potty_1

    Sql connection string issue

    You have a Kraken? I tried releasing my goldfish, but it wasn't the same :p
  12. The_Potty_1

    Windows ten October update

    OK I'll update the BIOS on both. The problem is that windows does seem to keep updating the LAN driver. Also the actual BSOD keeps reporting different processes. I suppose I could disable the ethernet device entirely, I have a grotty USB micro Wifi adapter that we can use for a bit. I have...
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    Sql connection string issue

    SSPI used to matter back in the days of OleDb, but the OP is using native client. Setting Integrated security to either SSPI or True will make your app attempt to log into SQL server using windows authentication, even if you include an SQL authentication username and password in your string. If...
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    Windows ten October update

    Hi I bought a Dell PowerEdge T30 a couple of years ago, and it's been great. However, it recently started bluescreening, and I assume its due to a new driver in the Windows ten October update. Note that I have a Dell T20 as well, which is unaffected. Both the T20 and T30 have identical Radeon...
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    Sql connection string issue

    So DESKTOP-OBLIVION\ is your computer name, and previously you were connecting to a default instance of SQL Server. Quite an old version yes? Did you just install a new version? The old instance is gone, so you either upgraded the old server, or deleted it and installed a completely fresh new...
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    The alternatives to Windows 10 if you are tired of broken updates

    I wouldn't really suggest an anecdotal approach to choosing an OS :p Try the alternatives, and perhaps you'll switch, quite possibly you'll decide W10 isn't entirely evil, or at least is a sort of evil that you can live with. Windows ten mostly works, although it has some issues. If it's...
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    Draining the swamp?

    https://www.takealot.com/geobubble-swimming-pool-cover-material-3m-x-4m/PLID44855821 All I want to cover is a quarter of the pool at the deep end, then if/when the twit of a dog falls in, he can swim to the steps. Unfortunately there's some sort of water feature fountain thing on one side, it...
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    Draining the swamp?

    I tried to find what species of tree it is by looking at google images, but nothing like it came up. The berries sink immediately.
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    Draining the swamp?

    What about a pool cover? It looks like you can just cut bubble wrap to size and lay it on top, although I would have to extend the plastic a metre just where it's under the tree. How long do those last before sun damage destroys it? I should measure the size of the pool.
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    Draining the swamp?

    OK cleanliness I'll buy, but pH? Nope, anyone with a pool routinely tweaks pH, hydrochloric acid if it's neutral or too basic, sodium carbonate if it's too acidic. As for the tree, I agree we'll be back to square one within a month unless we change stuff. The current plan is to employ the pool...
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