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LordAdef

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A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« on: March 10, 2018, 09:01:43 PM »
my friends, allow me to rant a bit!

1. Yesterday: Son spills a glass full of water on my laptop (which was "on" to make it worse).
                    Laptop is DEAD, MORTo.....Fortunately, HD was intact and fine

2. today: Bought a new laptop. Fine, all good, except.....

3. It has the mighty Win10 in it...

4. And... it's in Portuguese. I never had as OS in Portuguese and believe me, it's bloody confusing for me

5. ok, I can survive

6. First time running Win10. It starts to set up with this woman's voice leading me through it, annoying.
7. it asks for everything I really don't care at all, microsoft account, voice recognition crap, you know.

8. win10 now needs to update.... HOURS! Reboot.... Install updates.... HOURS HOURS HOURS... Man, this is "insane"!! What have those guys done ?? it was the most inefficient code experience of my life.

9. Yessss, reboot! Exception memory fault error!!! It's a joke right? The message gives only the memory address but no error code...

10. some reboots later:  no more error. Great!! Copy the whole Masm32 directory into c. What else could go wrong?? Nothing, this poor fellow thought.. Wait...

11. Code time babe!  Start Richmasm and the Avast (came with the pc) immediately blocked my code as if it were Alcaida's, Isis, you figure.

12. Win10 blocked Richmasm.exe in a way I couldn't even delete it. I tried everything.

13. Reboot, Richmasm was available for deletion. Pasted it back it back in place. Made Avast aware not to screw Richmasm again and off I should go.

..right? right?


F6 to build my exe...... error error

14 the Win10 piece of shite changed all my permissions to read only!!

15 Google.... obviously there are thousands of fellows having the same issue.

16 tutorial to undo Win10 thing... baring in mind the tutorials were in English and my Win10 was in Portuguese, fantastic experience. Nothing plus nothing plu nothing... this piece of junk wont allow me to write to folder or anything useful... I read and tried what I could regarding this folder ownership bullxxxit thing.

On Monday, first thing, someone is definitely installing a Win7 64 in there. I wont fight this trash anymore.


xor win10, win10


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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 09:39:23 PM »
the tutorials were in English and my Win10 was in Portuguese, fantastic experience

Yeah, I know the feeling - my OS is Italian :(

Don't discard Win10 too quickly. It works fine with Masm32, MasmBasic, RichMasm, whatever you throw at it. And Hutch says it's even a bit faster than Win7. Instead of trying another mess, i.e. re-install Win7, fight your way through and make it work. And don't ever try "Windows help", unless you are a masochist!

Shame on Micros**t :t

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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 11:58:37 PM »
Alex,

Spend the money and buy an retail version of Win10 Professional, then you can install it from scratch the way you want where the home version is for suckers who are targeted by Microsoft for their store and all of the other crap. You then need to handle all of the built in crap, there is a nice app that turns off all of the telemetry (spying), install you own choice of browser and learn where Microsoft hide all of the settings to try and force you to use their CHYTE instead of what your own choice is.

It does a lot of things better than Win7 64 but at the price of having to piss off all of the junk.
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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 12:04:01 AM »
hope you bought a waterproof computer
@hutch
its sad you need to spend more money for proffesional versions of windows to get the control you need, I bought xp proffesional so I could get better memory control needed for memoryhungry 3d programs, I invested in max memory and the control was needed so you could stop it from swap memory so it became superslow and unresponsive
and freezed. it was like EMACS=eight megabytes constantly swapping
the good part with 64bit OS, is you suddenly have access to run 4gb for 32bit 3dprograms
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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 01:49:27 AM »
Magnus,

I learnt long ago to always own a retail version as it is cheaper in the long run than being saddled with a cripppleware version that you replace with each box. This is why I can set up an old box with XP SP3 if I want as I own enough versions. I only own 1 copy of Win7 64 Ultimate but I can re-install it any time I like and had to do so once when a boot disk failed.

I build a computer for an OS version, the last i7 was built specifically for Win7 64 and that is among the reasons why I blocked the Win10 upgrade. I did not pay over $400.00 AU to have it overwritten by a broken heap of CHYTE. When I built this current box, I built it for Win10 64 and it works fine, the real problem is unloading all of the crap that Microsoft try and saddle you with. It is a retail version win10 professional and I can re-install it as well, any time I like.
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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 03:23:52 AM »
Has anyone checked out ReactOS?
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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 04:50:11 AM »
Has anyone checked out ReactOS?

Sounds like another system written in c/c++  :(

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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 05:02:49 AM »
Son spills a glass full of water

See the good part. You are very lucky. They could have spilled an "original" malt.  :biggrin:
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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 05:23:07 AM »
 :P
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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2018, 06:52:22 AM »
Son spills a glass full of water

See the good part. You are very lucky. They could have spilled an "original" malt.  :biggrin:
so it would become a maltcooled computer :P
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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 07:39:32 AM »
Son spills a glass full of water

See the good part. You are very lucky. They could have spilled an "original" malt.  :biggrin:
so it would become a maltcooled computer :P

In this case it would be a computer with "Maltzheimer's disease"  ::)

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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 08:23:01 AM »
You remind me of the cutest notebook I ever had, a Siemens-Fujitsu Lifebook. Very small, silver color, and it didn't like at all that glass of Porto :(

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Re: A glass of water, Win 10 and a rant
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 01:13:45 PM »
You remind me of the cutest notebook I ever had, a Siemens-Fujitsu Lifebook. Very small, silver color, and it didn't like at all that glass of Porto :(

we get attached! I miss my old fellow