Motherboard Farting

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Hihi all,

Currently I'm on my old ancient win xp machine due to the fact that the motherboard on my gaming system has become too unstable. Hopefully I will be back sooner than expected but I thought you guys should know....I will be back!

I suspected when you vanished the other night that your laptop had suffered a bout of flatulence. As for old ancient win xp machines, I love mine and will keep using it (for general browsing and stuff) as long as it lasts. Huzzah!

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

Looks like I can still get into Wakfu if you care to try a flash turn based MMO.

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

Soon....hopefully!

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

I'm back! Thanks for your patience!

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LordXenophon's picture

I'm still using an XP computer. Everything runs just fine.

XP & Windows 7 are fine OS. The jury is still out on Windows 10 IMO. I'm more talking about the hardware on my old XP machine.

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Fireheart's picture

I find Win10 works good. Mostly. What annoys the jibber-jabber out of me is the 'layer of obfuscation' that's been put between me and my OS. Also, the unholy love for clever widgets that appear to be trying to make life easier, but Don't.

Still, I traded 'up' from Win7 in January and I've been content. Just have to be Firm with it and don't spare the rolled-up newspaper, until you've got it properly trained.

Be Well!
Fireheart

My first experience with Windows 10 was right after installing Norton 360. It required a reboot, and when I did it rebooted...& rebooted....& rebooted. Had to reset the new computer & reinstall everything. Currently working (fingers crossed).

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

The saga continues. Windows 10 in its infinite wisdom considered the drivers on my new machine to not be what IT liked so it replaced them & caused a infinite reboot cycle. >_< After yet another trip to the Micro Center, the only option was to start over YET AGAIN!!! They did do something to Windows update to HOPEFULLY prevent it from downloading drivers again. (fingers crossed)

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

I bet it was Cortana!

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

In the bedroom with the poison. Seriously though, looks like windows 10 was swapping out perfectly good drivers for incompatible ones without saying anything. Had to roll the system back a full week & reinstall just about everything again but the guys at Micro Center changed the setting in windows update to NOT download drivers anymore. Hopefully this works!

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

Fireheart's picture

Yeah, the toughest thing about installing Win10 is going through with a rolled-up newspaper and telling it 'No!' for all of those things it wants to take control of. _I_ am the commander of this computer and I'll tell my OS what I want it to do!

Be Well!
Fireheart

So....How do you beat Windows 10 into submission....for future reference of course!

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Fireheart's picture

It's best to start right in the initial start-up, by unclicking all of the program choices and reporting options. Then I go through and uninstall or delete practically every 'free app' in the OS. You'll probably love the new 'right-click to uninstall' in the Start menu. There are lots of apps that Windows will not let you get rid of and those I've un-pinned from everything. My start menu looks like this: http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m207/fireheart5150/Clipboard01_zpsukf...

One thing I did have to do, was visit manufacturer websites and ensure that I had the latest driver for my peripherals. Win10 is supposed to be very good about keeping those up-to-date, But! It's not so good on older equipment, so it needs a little help getting a strong base to start with.

You may be forced to arm-wrestle Win10 for default programs for opening files - it has a preference for the new apps and you may need a 2-by-4 to get it to use Photoshop, or whichever is your preferred program.

You just gotta watch it for anti-social behavior and whack it whenever you catch it. YOU are in control, not some whiney new OS!

Be Well!
Fireheart

...And just before bed a major update to Windows 10 to wreck my sleep.

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

Worst case scenario realized! I have returned the new laptop to the store for the last time. Looks like for the next several weeks I will not reliably be able to get on Guild Wars 2. I will keep people informed when this changes. Y_Y

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

Fireheart's picture

We shall miss your smiling face. But look forward to your return with anticipation!

Be Well!
Fireheart

Thanks! I needed that. :)

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

Come join me on the Wakfu MMO. Its a free MMO you can get thru Steam. I am on the Nox server if anyone is interested. It is a flash based MMO that can even be run on my 10 year old XP machine. Look for Nearly Thar or Mini May.

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

Round 2 coming soon....

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

All that orichalcum going unmined, causing earthquakes! Forests of ancient saplings sprouting everywhere! It's madness, I tell you, maaaaadness!

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

Working.............

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

Soon!!!

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

I'm back!

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

Fireheart's picture

Welcome back!

Sigh! So now I seem to be having ISSUES with my Wi-Fi router >_<....It keeps disconnecting for no apparent reason at odd times.

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Fireheart's picture

Temperamental Technologies. Have you tried sacrificing a mouse to the spirit of entropy that lives in all things electronic?

Be Well!
Fireheart

I thought sacrificing my old PC's motherboard would work. Any suggestions on a new Wi-Fi router?

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

....and now the BIG Windows 10 update that I've been expecting. This changed the Wi-Fi app, since the old one, according to the compatibility assistant, wouldn't work with this version. Lets see if that makes any difference what so ever.

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie

As of the update I got last night I'm at version 1607. Had to go in and reset a bunch of privacy stuff and re-disable Cortana, at least as much as it can be disabled. Grr. And turn off wi-fi and bluetooth, neither of which I use. Oddly enough, the screensaver works now. WOo hoO!

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

Fireheart's picture

Oh yes. One must be Firm with WinX, whack it with a rolled up printout and tell it 'NO! I'm in control here, not you!'

Be Well!
Fireheart

Well, its been almost 24 hours now since that update and shockingly it MAY have fixed my issues with my wireless network (fingers crossed). Before when I turned on my computer I had to turn off & on my wireless on the PC so that it would see the internet. Since the update, it behaves as it should have from the beginning. I am encouraged that I might not need a new wireless router. More testing will tell.

I've been a freind of Danica for year in CoX & know Pepcat from the same game. I'm a refugie