Moving From Windows 7 To Windows 10, Which Updates Should I Avoid For Gpl?
Posted Nov 26 2019 - 12:33 PM
Linux is too much trouble and Mac OS is absolutely terrible in my opinion. I do admire people that go the Linux route, it's just not for me.
Posted Nov 26 2019 - 01:05 PM
Hey Pete so long as you don't shoot the bank president by accident šš¤
So Cookie if you buy a let's say laptop with Windows 10 and set up the machine (from start) with your manual settings and not express or default settings. MS can still pinch your data and snoop on you š¤
Edited by twinpotter, Nov 26 2019 - 01:06 PM.
Posted Nov 26 2019 - 05:50 PM
So Cookie if you buy a let's say laptop with Windows 10 and set up the machine (from start) with your manual settings and not express or default settings. MS can still pinch your data and snoop on you ķ ¾ķ“
Yes, that's exactly what everybody should know....
Posted Nov 26 2019 - 06:04 PM
Linux is no trouble at all for the daily use, contrary to W10!
My sister has a linux mint for years now and uses it for banking and tax declarations without problems.
The only downside for us is the lack of proprietary AMD + intel GPU support for gaming.
Edited by Cookie, Nov 26 2019 - 06:05 PM.
Posted Nov 27 2019 - 11:05 AM
Posted Nov 27 2019 - 07:18 PM
Some time ago somebody (possibly on this forum?) gave me a recommendation for a piece of software called "Winaero Tweaker" (https://winaero.com). I was a little skeptical, but I downloaded it and tried it out. It has a lot of settings displayed which can be a little overwhelming at first. But if you search through them, you can find a lot of things that you can tweak in Windows, including a tickbox which allows you to turn off automatic updates on Win 10. When I set the option, I thought to myself "Can it really be that simple?" but yes, it definitely stopped Microsoft updates. A couple of months ago, just from curiosity, I changed the tickbox, and a few minutes later I got a notification requesting a restart so that updates could be installed. So it really does work.
EDIT: I just did a search - it was leon_90 and his post is here -> http://srmz.net/inde...63
Edited by Saiph, Nov 27 2019 - 07:23 PM.
Posted Nov 28 2019 - 08:25 AM
2.: I very strongly oppose turning off updates as a tip, especially on a machine that's connected to the internet. If you're that concerned about your privacy then Cookie is absolutely right and you should'nt use Windows at all. But turning off updates has the potental to turn your machine into a malware catapult.
Posted Nov 28 2019 - 08:42 AM
but as MS has closed its own testing division and let user test the updates, (Windows 10 Insider)
it is only a good idea to wait some days if they are making troubles and to install them afterwards
A last example were the september updates that made lots of troubles all over the world...
Posted Nov 28 2019 - 08:56 AM
I have both W10 and W7 installed on my PC. I was not able to run full resolution on my pc with W10 even after many try. So I installed W7 as dual (second) OS and solved my resolution problem, now itās very fast.
And the loading time is similar except you see the desktop a bit faster on W10 but it keeps loading in the background and slows your access to anything so thereās no advantage there.
Posted Nov 28 2019 - 10:58 AM
Absolutely agree. Maybe I should have added my own note of caution about which settings to mess around with. Never touch anything which you don't fully understand. (Hence my caution with women. )
This is true too (to a certain extent). Although I keep updates off 99% of the time so that they don't irritate me so often, I do allow my PC to update itself every couple of months when I know I can leave it running for an hour or two on its own. Then the slowness of the update procedure doesn't bother me.
Posted Nov 28 2019 - 12:33 PM
Edited by KARTM, Nov 28 2019 - 12:34 PM.
Posted Nov 28 2019 - 01:03 PM
@Daniel0099, ai that worries me a bit. I hope that won't happen to me. What are the specs of your pc?
Another question then: If I do happen to run in to a weird bug with GPL on W10 I will still have my complete W7 system as well.
Would it be safe to keep that W7 system connected to the internet only for GPL online racing?
Edited by Millennium, Nov 28 2019 - 01:06 PM.
Posted Nov 28 2019 - 01:51 PM
Kind of. If it's GPL only I'd suggest to just keep the needed ports open in the firewall and shut everything else (incl. ports for http, ftp etc.), so even browers can't connect to the net anymore. If you're behind a router make sure NAT-filtering is enabled in it. But that should be standard nowadays.
Edited by Yngwie, Nov 28 2019 - 01:52 PM.
Posted Nov 28 2019 - 03:54 PM
Posted Nov 28 2019 - 11:03 PM
- MB: āROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING
- CPU: Intel ā Core i7ā8700K 3.7GHz
- 3Monitors: 1920x1080
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 960
Posted Nov 29 2019 - 09:18 AM
But I may have missed something so I will try your suggestion. Thanks for the info.
Obviously, 3 monitors is demanding a lot to a graphics card. So someone with only one monitor might be OK depending on the application and the FPS he runs.
But the fact remains that contrary to the saying, Win10 is slower than Win7 for graphics.
Posted Nov 29 2019 - 09:41 AM
Edited by Millennium, Nov 29 2019 - 09:42 AM.
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