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It's seems you're confusing "good" with "popular". People's taste *is* bad - 98% of everything is rubbish. 98% of music, films, books...you name it, it's rubbish. The population tends toward the 98% and tends toward more simplistic, faddish tastes that change sharply over time to reflect whatever is "popular now".
If rubbish is the new norm then nothing is rubbish
F-ES Sitecore wrote:
Do you hold the same opinions of The Spice Girls? One Direction? Justin Bieber?
They didn't do anything new. Their music is written by people who somehow know how to write a hit. They're machines. Yet I won't say they're not good, but I'll tell you... WHAT I WANT WHAT I REALLY REALLY WANT!
Having had problems with an unlicensed copy of Win8 that was installed on a new machine I bought a few years ago, I purchased a pukka copy of Win10 Home and installed it. I must say I like it very much, including Edge. However, I get unusual things happening from time to time. They are usually not that important. Things like desktop icons of automatically started programs suddenly start disappearing off the desktop only to re-appear perhaps a week later. Last night, however, I thought the system had gone.
My wife called me for dinner so I just left the system as it was and went down to join her. When I had finished, I went back to my office and the screen was off, as I would have expected after such a time period. I twiddled the mouse expecting the screen to display the last desktop image. However, I got a message indicating that it was trying to boot from a non-bootable disc partition. I did a restart and went into the BIOS and checked the boot order. I have 3 separate hard drives installed and the order had indeed changed. Having reset it, the machine then restarted without any problems.
This has never happened to me before on all the systems way back to Win XP, and it is rather worrying. It suggests something may happen that I won't be able to recover from. Has anyone else experienced unexpected behaviour with Win10?
The damn thing switches my toolbar from my Portrait monitor to my primary (Landscape) monitor with horrible frequency, one of the updates disabled my LAN connection, it won't leave my wallpapers alone, it's ugly as heck, Edge is useless, and Cortana can't understand me at all (which is a bonus since it can't find anything anyway unless you use unrelated words).
I'd strongly suggest that you take good, solid backups (AOMEI are very good for that) onto off-line storage if anything is playing with your boot order - it may not be Win10 but a sign of something much nastier!
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
I'm already using AOMEI to backup onto a USB-connected hard drive. I have 3 hard drives installed: one for the system, the other two for data, so hopefully I'm not going to lose much data. Unless they get cooked, of course.
But what else could change the order? I don't think there's anything; hitting DEL to enter the BIOS is the only way I know. All I did was to get up and go for my dinner leaving everything as it was. I think Visual Studio was open at the time.
Like Rob suggested, my first thought would be the cmos battery flaking and your bios resetting to default.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I'm not aware of anything in Windows that can reach back into the machine boot.
Me neither, but the last week I ended up removing the CMOS battery and plugging it again into my father in-law computer as even nobody-knows-what-happened-here the computer was unable to continue after the POST display at the beginning and he promised me that he had not touched anything apart of Windows...
Some days after the install, when I clicked the icon on the desktop, it removed all knowledge of having installed Chrome. I have been a bit nervous since that, and done a lot of back-ups. But I haven't actually experienced anything like it since then.
"God doesn't play dice" - Albert Einstein
"God not only plays dice, He sometimes throws the dices where they cannot be seen" - Niels Bohr
Well, ever since upgrading from 7 to 10, I'm having trouble with standby. The machine would go into standby, but when I later fiddle with the mouse or keyboard to wake it up, it tries, but then shuts down completely.
I haven't invested enough energy into figuring this out to say for certain whether this has anything to do with Windows 10 or not, because I never used standby all that often anyway.