Windows 7 is still available from Newegg at $150 if you are building up
your own computer.
On 2017-07-03 05:52, dave allen wrote:
there are also 'tricks' to stop updates in normal win10, tho they
vary with each update. last i heard you could make it think you had a
restricted-bandwidth internet (ie cellphone with data cap) and set the
hours of use to zero. then you have to open it up to actually check
for updates. but again that can change with new updates.
but win10 is more and more for your ordinary dufus, playing games and
'media'. i would go with win7 if possible. my source for that is
refurbished desktops from Staples that come with win7pro. $200 or so
is hard to beat and they (dell) just keep working.
On 7/3/2017 5:05 AM, Joel Force wrote:
In regards to Windows 10, if you get the Pro edition you can set it
up to notify you of updates but you choose when to download them.
That way you're in control. I have successfully used the following
settings on several Windows 10 Pro machines.
Here are the directions:
1. Press the Windows key and type "group." EDIT GROUP POLICY should
appear under the search list. Open it.
2. Click Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates >
Windows Components > Windows Update > Configure Automatic Updates.
3. Under CONFIGURE AUTOMATIC UPDATES select "ENABLED" and "2 -
NOTIFY FOR DOWNLOAD AND NOTIFY FOR INSTALL." Apply the changes.
4. Now there's one more crucial step! For these settings to work go
to Settings > Updates & security > Windows Update and click on
"CHECK FOR UPDATES."
Now when updates become available you will get a popup notification
that you have updates to download. This has proven to be very
helpful because I can choose when to download the updates. Once you
begin the download, Windows takes over and you have to see it
through. Remember, if you use these settings, make sure to still
download the updates when you're able! You don't want your machine
to be vulnerable to attacks. This way YOU decide when to go through
the Windows Update process.
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On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 1:18 AM, Dan Harder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I suppose 17 years is enough to get out of one of our automation
computers. The boot drive one of our Dell 2450 computer died over
So while this isn't truly mission critical, I'm going to use it
as a test platform to build and probably end up sliding it into
the main on air computer which is also 17 years old and running
We use BSI Simian.
We'll need 3 stereo in / 1 stereo out on the sound card. With
that I'm presuming that ASI is the obvious choice. Or is it?
Also, gotta be Windows 7 or 10. It just has to so please don't
bring up other OS. But, I'm concerned about Windows' propensity to
update and reboot at in opportune times. Does anyone know how to
control this irritating habit?
Obviously hard drives are going to be a huge step forward from
the current SCSI storage. I'm leaning towards toward Samsung SSD
for OS, and WD BLACK for storage. Recently, I've been seeing PCI-e
SSD that are even faster than SATA SSD. Anyone know about the
What are issues you think about when upgrading?
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