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how is this NOT confusing ? My Folders now appear THREE times in Windows 10 File Explorer @microsoftuk #fail

my folders appear three times AND in DIFFERENT orders

 

2019-09-14 (1)

are @sainsburys £99 #lowspec @hp ac100na @microsoftuk #windows notebooks a waste of time and money ? #mktg #fail

are @sainsburys £99 #lowspec @hp ac100na @microsoftuk #windows notebooks a waste of time and money ? #mktg #fail

the sainsburys hp ac100na is a low spec intel celeron N3050 with 2G ram and 30G disk

it is almost impossible to upgrade it from windows 10 1709 to 1803 or 1809 but if you have 100 spare hours and follow these hacks you can however you may just prefer to try and return it to sainsburys or throw it away in your nearest WEEE recycling bin

hacks required to upgrade to windows 10 version 1809 on a hp ac100na

  • turn on flight mode (to prevent auto updates over wifi)
  • run disk clean-up (this takes around 4 hours each run)
  • select delete all previous versions
  • watch out for the nasty disk clean-up bug (see below)
  • reboot
  • ensure you have at least 12G of free disk space
  • turn off flight mode (to allow auto updates to kick in)
  • allow auto update to run
  • restart after a few updates have downloaded (do not wait for all updates to download or you will run out of diskspace)
  • hopefully these partial updates will get installed on restart

REPEAT the above steps until windows 10 1803 and windows 10 1809 have been installed

and if you get any windows 10 version 1809 0x80070002 errors DO NOT click retry but keep REPEATING the above steps until windows 10 1803 and windows 10 1809 have been installed

win1809fail

so if you havent given up and get lucky you should end up with a 1809 install confirmation screen

win1809

the nasty windows 10 disk clean-up bug

disk clean-up randomly injects a compress your drive option into list of folders to clean up so you cannot just tick all the folders without reading every one carefully

wincomp

footnote MOST but not all intel celerons are rubbish for example the intel celeron N2840 used in lenovo ideapad flex 10 is actually amazing and appears to be 10x faster than the intel celeron N3050

 

windows 10 windows security fresh start option #sysadmin

windows 10 windows security fresh start option #sysadmin

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4012986/windows-security-track-device-performance-health

Device performance & health also includes Fresh start, which is a feature that helps you refresh your device by reinstalling and updating Windows—for example, if your device has performance issues or you have too many unnecessary apps.

WARNING: Before you use Fresh start

Keep these important points in mind before you begin a Fresh start:

Microsoft recommends that you back up your files before making changes like a clean installation of Windows to your device.

Fresh start will remove all apps that don’t come standard with Windows, including other Microsoft apps such as Office, third-party antivirus software, and desktop apps that came pre-installed on your device.

It will also remove all other Windows Desktop apps installed by your device’s manufacturer, such as your manufacturer’s apps, support apps, and drivers. It will keep only Microsoft Store apps installed by your manufacturer.

You will not be able to recover removed apps and you will need to manually reinstall these apps later if you want to keep using them.

Make sure that you have access to all reinstallation media (such as CDs), product keys, license or login information, or other materials needed to manually reinstall and reactivate the apps or app-related content you want to keep using.

You may lose your digital licenses, digital content associated with apps, or other digital entitlements for apps, which may impact your ability to use apps or app-related content you paid for.

Make sure you meet the system requirements. Learn more at Windows 10 Specifications.

If you just purchased a new device that includes Office 365, please see Download and install Office 365 Home, Personal, or University on your PC for information about reinstalling Microsoft Office after the clean installation of Windows.

If you have Office 2010 or earlier, you will need to locate your Office product key. For tips on locating your product key, check Find your Office 2010 product key or enter the product key for your Office 2007 program.

what are the advantages of @microsoftuk #windows 7 64 bit version

what are the advantages of @microsoftuk #windows 7 64 bit version ?

if you have more than 3.5G of RAM you need to use the 64 bit version

windows 7 windows media player plays dvds out of box unlike windows 10 which requires you to download VLC first

did you know windows 7 plays DVDs but windows 10 doesnt (without downloading VLC)

did you know windows 7 plays DVDs but windows 10 doesnt (without downloading VLC)

Upgrade to Windows 8 or 10 and you may be surprised to find that you can no longer play video DVDs or Blu-ray. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 and 10 don’t include built-in support for playing DVDs.

Microsoft opted not to include DVD support because so many new computers – especially tablets and ultrabooks – aren’t coming with DVD drives. Microsoft pays a licensing fee for each copy of Windows that ships with DVD support.

so you may need to download VLC today

 

ms windows 10 (1809) desktop and server update

ms windows 10 (1809) desktop and windows server 2019 (1809) update

In early October, we paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update as we investigated isolated reports of users missing files after updating.  We take any case of data loss seriously, and as I noted on October 9, we have thoroughly investigated and resolved all related issues.

On October 2, 2018, we announced the availability of Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809. Later that week, we paused the rollout of these new releases to investigate isolated reports of users missing files after updating to the latest Windows 10 feature update. We take any case of data loss seriously, so we proactively removed all related media from our channels as we started investigation of the reports and have now fixed all known related issues.

In addition to extensive internal validation, we have taken time to closely monitor feedback and diagnostic data from our Windows Insiders and from millions of devices on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. There is no further evidence of data loss. Based on this data, today we are beginning the re-release of Windows Server 2019, Windows Server, version 1809, and the related versions of Windows 10.

 

 

ms windows 10 cortana & lenovo howtos

ms windows 10 cortana howtos

and if you are running windows 10 on a lenovo you can use the Wake Word + a Trigger Word to control your notebook

Hey Cortana, ask Lenovo to set audio to movies

or

Hey Cortana, have Lenovo optimize audio for music

and

Voila! Without a single click, your PC’s sound settings are adjusted.