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If I disappear for a bit, not to worry...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Downeaster, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Just unpacked my new Win10 box. I've put off abandoning Win7 as long as I can, but I want to download and run Fusion 360 for a 3D CAD program and that ain't happening on my old box. New box is more RAM, faster processor and an SSD drive which should speed things up considerably.

    Got them set up in parallel at the moment while Win10 configures itself, but at some point I have to transfer all my crapola off the Win7 Box and onto the new one.

    I work on an elderly friend's Win10 box occasionally, and the biggest aggravation is that they moved everything. I understand there are ways to make the desktop more closely emulate Win7 and I'll be looking into that.
     
  2. Grimly

    Grimly XS650 Addict

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    Classic Shell is yer man.
     
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  3. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I remember when Winders 8 came out.... no start button? Wtf??? Thankfully, Classic Shell returned some normalcy...
     
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  4. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    One more vote for Classic Shell!

    I'm getting to the point where I really need to upgrade my tower as the latest version of Windoze 10 is not liking this machine with 4 GB memory and that is the max it can have installed. Looking at maybe getting a refurbished unit that is only a couple years old that has 16GB of memory and a new SSD.
     
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  5. wildav

    wildav XS650 Enthusiast

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  6. gggGary

    gggGary When a whole one is just too much. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I so want to move to a unix build............
    (there's a cam machine begging for it.)
    How many timesinks can a guy have going at once?
    Too many of course.
     
  7. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Well, so far (knock on simulated wood) it's been fairly painless.

    Last major hurdle is getting my licensed video editor moved. I think all I need to do is uninstall it on my old box, install it on my new box and use the old activation code.

    I think...
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Fwiw DE, deep down W10 is still just a Winders system. You can still edit the Registry. Do make a backup first... (a friend told me that :rolleyes:) Command line operations are still there.... All the old school stuff is still there, just buried under a bunch of shiny bits.


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  9. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I use computers all-day, everyday but I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

    We have IT people to do that sort of thing for us.....

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    If I have any problems, I will have my people call you. :rolleyes:
     
  10. gggGary

    gggGary When a whole one is just too much. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    "If I have any problems, I will have my people call you."
    Not for long Pete, soon you'll be down in the swamp with the rest of us.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2021
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  11. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Okey doke - I just hope I haven't succumbed to COVID by then...

    I have to say Gary - that new avatar you swiped from Dude is absolutely superb.

    I'm not so certain that it applies to you - but it sure is clever.
     
  12. kopcicle

    kopcicle antidisestablishmentarian

  13. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Gary your new avatar is.......half assed...:lmao:
     
  14. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Did you get the new keyboard?

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  15. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Well, poop.

    CPU fan on the refurb computer died three days in. Supplier would replace it under warranty, but I expect it would be by replacing the whole box exchange. That would mean starting from scratch, deleting all my files and software and being without the computer for a couple of weeks minimum.

    If I open the box to replace the fan myself, it "voids the warranty" as I have to remove the seal on the cover.

    OTOH, I paid less than $300 for the box, I can get the fan from Fee Bay for $10 and replace it myself in about 10 minutes and screw the 90 day warranty.

    Guess which way I'm going? Hint: the fan will be here Monday...
     
  16. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Is the fan an "always blowing" type, or controlled by thermal-sensing firmware?
     
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  17. gggGary

    gggGary When a whole one is just too much. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  18. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    You could just mount it on the OUTSIDE of the box and have it either push or pull air through the grill.....?
     
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  19. gggGary

    gggGary When a whole one is just too much. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Um, yeah, that might not be enough. Good thing you have people for that Pete. :sneaky:
     
  20. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    You make me feel better, Pete. I struggle with all this stuff in front of me. The wrench was easier. Just now, I had someone walking me through like leading the blind across the street.
     
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