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Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby kelownman » Apr 11th, 2017, 9:00 am

If you want the latest update and you want to install it, go here

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... pdate-here

otherwise you can wait for windows update to get it for you ;)

The advanced sizing of text and other items settings has been removed/relocated
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To find a work a round, go here
http://winaero.com/blog/title-bar-text- ... s-10-1703/

You might want to download Winaero Tweaker to change things in the Advanced Appearance settings. A link is on the above link page.

In particular

-Icons (which changes the size and font of your desktop icons), because I am old and text size is important, I changed the font to 10 and bold.) This setting also changes the browser bookmark bar, on chrome at least, to something more readable.

If you find other annoying changes, post them here?
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby kgcayenne » Apr 11th, 2017, 9:26 am

Heavy mistrust. What will go wrong with this one? Last time, we lost ability to play DVDs.
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby Bsuds » Apr 11th, 2017, 3:46 pm

kgcayenne wrote:Heavy mistrust. What will go wrong with this one? Last time, we lost ability to play DVDs.


LOL, last time I lost Win 10 completely! This time I'm hoping to get it back.
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby Old Techie » Apr 11th, 2017, 5:14 pm

kelownman wrote:The advanced sizing of text and other items settings has been removed/relocated

To find a work a round, go here
http://winaero.com/blog/title-bar-text- ... s-10-1703/

You might want to download Winaero Tweaker to change things in the Advanced Appearance settings. A link is on the above link page.

In particular

-Icons (which changes the size and font of your desktop icons), because I am old and text size is important, I changed the font to 10 and bold.) This setting also changes the browser bookmark bar, on chrome at least, to something more readable.

If you find other annoying changes, post them here?


I'm quite miffed that some rocket scientist thought it a good idea to remove that advanced text setting, to be replaced by the simplistic setting that makes everything bigger or smaller.

I specifically just change the size of menus and tooltips to something more readable, but don't need icons and whatever else made bigger.

Every time they ask me for feedback I complain about that change. :biggrin:
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby TylerM4 » Apr 12th, 2017, 8:46 am

Creators update was a huge improvement for enterprise customers/business. Not much new/better for the average home user.

These updates aren't optional anymore :( You can delay, but eventually MS cuts you off and you no longer get security patches, etc.
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby OldIslander » Apr 12th, 2017, 10:26 am

TylerM4 wrote:These updates aren't optional anymore :( You can delay, but eventually MS cuts you off and you no longer get security patches, etc.


Is that specific to Windows 10?

I upgraded to V10, back when MS first started pushing freebee uploads. I gave it a good try, but eventually deleted it and went back to V8.1, which I really like. I suppose the day will come that they'll stop supporting it, too.
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby TylerM4 » Apr 12th, 2017, 10:53 am

OldIslander wrote:
TylerM4 wrote:These updates aren't optional anymore :( You can delay, but eventually MS cuts you off and you no longer get security patches, etc.


Is that specific to Windows 10?

I upgraded to V10, back when MS first started pushing freebee uploads. I gave it a good try, but eventually deleted it and went back to V8.1, which I really like. I suppose the day will come that they'll stop supporting it, too.


Yes, specific to Win10.

Microsoft made big changes with regard to upgrade cadence in Win10. They're publically stated that there will be no Windows 11. Instead, they'll go to a model of "ongoing regular big updates" the creators update being the most recent example. You must be on the most recent update, or the previous update to receive support and security patches.

Things get complicated here as Microsoft has introduced a complicated model of multiple update streams/versions of the Win10 OS (Current Branch, Current Branch for Business, Long term service bulletin, etc). Which I don't want to get into - but simply stated "You must have the newest big upgrade or 1 version behind to receive security updates and support from Microsoft".

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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby Symbonite » Apr 12th, 2017, 6:38 pm

kgcayenne wrote:Heavy mistrust. What will go wrong with this one? Last time, we lost ability to play DVDs.


Use VLC...much better for every type of video.
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby Woodenhead » Apr 18th, 2017, 12:16 pm

Ready, set, block! Windows 10 Creators Update arrives
Ongoing list of bugs in Win10 Creators Update

Woody knows his stuff :up: Keep up with his 2 online outlets for all Windows update information, and similar such Windows-related things.

https://www.askwoody.com/
http://www.infoworld.com/blog/woody-on-windows/
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby forum » Apr 24th, 2017, 9:54 pm

I haven't seen someone load a DVD into a computer for a long time.

Is there some place I can go to see that?
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby kgcayenne » Apr 24th, 2017, 10:00 pm

Our house. Daughter unit had a slight compulsion to acquire an unreasonable quantity of DVD movies (some blu ray as well), we are well-stocked.
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby TylerM4 » Apr 25th, 2017, 11:11 am

kgcayenne wrote:Our house. Daughter unit had a slight compulsion to acquire an unreasonable quantity of DVD movies (some blu ray as well), we are well-stocked.


Ah. Now's a good time to teach her how to rip DVD to disk, convert to a modern codec/compression (I suggest H.264), and transfer to network attached storage!
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby Old Techie » Apr 25th, 2017, 12:05 pm

TylerM4 wrote:
kgcayenne wrote:Our house. Daughter unit had a slight compulsion to acquire an unreasonable quantity of DVD movies (some blu ray as well), we are well-stocked.


Ah. Now's a good time to teach her how to rip DVD to disk, convert to a modern codec/compression (I suggest H.264), and transfer to network attached storage!


I thought about doing that at one time, but then I got to thinking about how often movies are rerun, then about how the next thing is 4K, then about how pointless it all seems, when there's inexpensive services such as Netflix, and I shelved the idea.

I've spent countless hours simply converting my CD library to digital, and still haven't finished, so the thought of doing that with Movies too just doesn't appeal to me at all. :biggrin:
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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby forum » Apr 25th, 2017, 5:55 pm

TylerM4 wrote:
kgcayenne wrote:Our house. Daughter unit had a slight compulsion to acquire an unreasonable quantity of DVD movies (some blu ray as well), we are well-stocked.


Ah. Now's a good time to teach her how to rip DVD to disk, convert to a modern codec/compression (I suggest H.264), and transfer to network attached storage!


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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update

Postby kgcayenne » Apr 25th, 2017, 10:00 pm

The 'countless hours' thing.... and the cost of additional storage make me think their current state is juuust fine. (big NEF files are already chewing up storage)
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