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USB 2 v USB 3 or 2 USB 2 or not 2 USB 3

USB 2 v USB 3 or 2 USB 2 or not 2 USB 3

To get maximum performance out of your USB peripherals make sure you plug USB 2 devices into USB 2 sockets and USB 3 devices into USB 3 sockets

For example is a waste to plug a mouse into a USB 2 socket and you can increased your USB 3 disk drive from 30M/s to 80M/s if its plugged into a USB 3 socket.

So how do you tell ?

  • USB 3 sockets are often BLUE
  • Run Device Manager and Order by Connection
  • Use a hdd case that has a power light showing you the speed (the SALCAR SATA USB 3 case power LED glows WHITE for USB2 and BLUE for USB3)
  • Manually test transfer speeds in different sockets

Only @MicosoftUK ENTERPRISE users will get support for #Windows 7 after Jan 2020 :( #desktop #os #sysadmin

Only Micosoft Windows ENTERPRISE users will get support for Windows 7 after Jan 2020 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


Windows 7 may reach end of life for average consumers next year, but enterprise users can opt for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) which will allow them to continue using Windows 7 (Professional and Enterprise versions) with the above assistance (perhaps even more) until January 2023.

but Windows 7 Embedded WILL be support until 2021

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Windows 10 Previews

some more @microsoftuk windowkey + . #unicode #bugs #fail

on a webpage in firefox the first click of a windowkey + . heart gives black heart the second click (after clicking orange and yellow) gives red heart

screenshot_2019-01-20 ecosia - the search engine that plants trees

screenshot showing BLACK redheart then RED redheart

missing windowkey + . tooltips (icontips for white heart, brown heart and yellow shorts characters most tooltips / icontips (including ironically) the broken heart work fine


screen shot showing broken heart tooltip


windows 10 notepad windowskey + . bug @microsoftuk some unicode heart characters are missing

windows 10 bug @microsoftuk some unicode heart characters are missing

  • open notepad
  • press windowskey + .
  • click on all the hearts
  • the white and brown hearts appear as a ? instead of a โค

all hearts seem to work fine in wordpress

  • โค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’”โฃ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–

now @microsoftuk has given windows 7 an extended life here are 7 ways they could improve the #windows7 #update #ux #bugs #fail

now @microsoftuk has given windows 7 an extended life here are 7 ways they could improve the #windows7 #update #ux so that someone doing a clean windows 7 install doesnt need to spend all day

  • fix the broken IE download website so you can use IE 8 to download IE 11 instead of having to download @mozilla #firefox to download IE 11
  • fix windows 7 update so you dont have to download IE 11 first (unknown error 8007000E)
  • ROLLUP the windows 7 update patchs so you dont have to spend a whole day downloading 180 patches (totalling over 1G)
  • sequence downloads by date (ie 2017, 2018 then 2019) so they are installed in correct date order instead of a random order
  • dont prompt to reboot while system processes (ie software reporter) are still using 100% cpu
  • dont say updates are complete when you will get another 12 updates if you click check for updates again
  • defer all malicious software removal tools to the end of the updates

next week we will look at 10 ways @microsoftuk could improve the windows 10 update ux