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Stopped working can be a million on things. There were issues with registration, upgrade to Win10? I installed 30 times last year and not a single one has failed.
Especially a triple boot xubuntu/Windows 7 x64/Mac OS (hackintosh) and I was sweating during the upgrade of the (non-main) partition of Win7 to Win10 (boot loader is osx). All went perfectly.
Exactly. Was restarting like 20 times (very nasty setup on that particular machine, a Lenovo laptop, with whitelist/blacklist on wifi adapters etc) and I died and resurrected with each reboot.
But on the end the only thing not working was wifi on hackintosh (even with kernel patching), no other hassles. Truly my respect for Win32 guys was (again) on the roof.
I thought stopped working was very definitive answer. You are right. Her PC also has Norton AntiVirus (the root of all problems) on it and it may have been causing a conflict. There was no reason that suddenly I could get to the Internet by dropping it in another laptop. I was just glad that I was lucky and things started working. Also glad that the registration process was relatively easy. I should've done that much earlier, but was lazy.
Most likely in those AV cases are either the hypervisor/boot protection, or (more likely) real time monitoring ("on access" feature).
Temporary disabling real-time things (either if is disk access, firewall, web traffic) on the AV usually solves such things.
FWIW, Windows 10 can be activated with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 keys. Once it's activated, you "shouldn't" need to enter it ever again when reinstalling Windows 10, even if you reformat/reinstall as, at that point, MS has generated a hardware fingerprint and knows what key is associated with it.
Or at least something to that effect, according to Paul Thurrott.
Good to know. Thanks. I was glad the registration process ended up being easier than I thought. I had previously forgotten that my Product keys were on the bottom of the laptops. Was glad when I remembered them and that they weren't worn off these really old laptops.
When I get a new laptop I always put on one of those clear stickers intended to go on top of labels to prevent the product key sticker from rubbing off. I'm writing this on a netbook (purchased when netbooks were still a new thing) and the product key label is still as readable as the day I bought it.
Also--I just re-read what I wrote, and perhaps I could've been a little clearer:
You can use a Windows 7/8/8.1 key to activate Windows 10, then wipe 10 and reinstall without having to re-enter the key. If you're on 7 and activate, you will have to re-enter the key...it's the Windows 10 activation process that sends out the machine's unique fingerprint. It's only once 10 has been activated that you can skip the key on further reinstalls.
Just don't use clear scotch tape - that's too easy to peel off, and if it does, it'll probably rip the label surface as well. What I have found is a roll of clear, almost plastic, stickers that are large enough to cover the entire product key label.
Unfortunately I can't find an actual product name or number on the roll, but Google searches seem to suggest the proper name is a clear seal sticker label. I'm sure you can find them at a hobby shop. Here's a sample that looks very similar to what I use.
Also: If it's too late and the label is already faded and barely readable to the naked eye, take a picture, and increase the contrast in some photo-editing utility. That should work out pretty well. I also save the picture and put it in a folder (on another computer) where I also keep all the drivers for this particular machine.
Yesterday finally wify agreed to go to movie so we went to watch Rouge One. I booked a ticket online but once we reached the cinema first thing I was greeted by was a touch screen and a barcode scanner at the ticket counter. No human being on site. Empty ticket counter with only scanner and touchscreen to print your ticket and greet you with a beep. It felt very sad that company went to such a length to save few quids to not have someone handing out a ticket and having conversation with customers. First proof of them not caring for their customers. Secondly, for full 30 minutes they showed adverts. I have paid to see movie not adverts. I can watch movie on free to air telly if I really want to watch adverts. Am I going back to watch another movie there ? Certainly not.
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30 minutes is too much of advertise except those drive-ins open air theaters. Generally for multiplex(s) its max 15 minutes of adverts are there and even in that they shows 2-3 movie trailers which is even more interesting. You should change the cinema if you got other options.
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what really p*ssed me off the 2nd last time I went to a cinema, is, they didnt turn all the lights off - the aisle lighting was so distracting it was a waste of time - whereas driving to an 'older' cinema last week to see Rogue One, I had time for a glass of red in the bar before the movie, and its a good old fashioned cinema
Somehow I have spent most of the weekend (including the free day on friday) with drawing schematics, soldering and programming,
The last picture I have of my old computer was from before i finished highschool. Time for a new one.[^]
The old notebook to the left runs a terminal emulation and is connected to the old computer over RS232. It also is used to program EPROMs. That board nect to the mouse is the EPROM programmer, which I repaired and got to work again this weekend. The old notebook is also used to sample the cassete tapes and convert the WAV files to binaries with a program I have written.
The Elf is running the first program I ever bought and still use. It's a debugger and on the screen you can see the current state of the processor's registers. The hardware, including the monitor, is from 1978 - 1980 and came as a kit (except for the monitor).
The keyboards are old and worn, so they are not a pleasure to use anymore. That's why i want to build a more modern version of the old computer. Ok, I admit it. I do it because it's fun to solder together a computer and get it to work. Anyway, before I have expensive boards made, I first build a prototype and test the stuff... on the old computer.
To begin with, here's[^] a little more memory and a ROM for the little operating system I'm working on. I'm sure I once swore never to build a memory prototype on perfboard again because of the wiring, but I probably never learn and did it again. Tomorrow I will install it and can then work on the OS.
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