Author Topic: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know  (Read 302335 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Coolmario88

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1516
  • Bronies make the web go round
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1545 on: April 18, 2017, 08:25:09 PM »
IS Cortana even worth using on Windows 10?
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Webbrowser: Google Chrome

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 78557
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1546 on: April 18, 2017, 08:25:34 PM »
I hooked up another win 10 computer this afternoon and getting the win updates.  It didn't show the Creator's update so I'm installing it from the link bob3160 posted.  It's only 32% completed and the other updates are installing.  I know I have to restart my computer but just wondering what that will do to the Creator's update.

There is no doubt this massive update is going to be spread over time (I'm in no rush).

If you open the windows update & security from settings then you will see it is coming:
Quote from: Settings Windows Update
Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?

And the blue link below to show you how to get it.
Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ WinXP ProSP3/ avast! free 17.6.2308beta/ Outpost Firewall Pro9.3/ Firefox 52.3.0 ESR, uBlock Origin, RequestPolicy/ MailWasher Pro7.8.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 78557
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1547 on: April 18, 2017, 08:26:53 PM »
IS Cortana even worth using on Windows 10?

Other than it being another data gathering tool, I would say NO - I have it disabled along with Bing.
Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ WinXP ProSP3/ avast! free 17.6.2308beta/ Outpost Firewall Pro9.3/ Firefox 52.3.0 ESR, uBlock Origin, RequestPolicy/ MailWasher Pro7.8.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security

Offline Staticguy

  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1433
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1548 on: April 21, 2017, 01:01:45 AM »
Microsoft targets September 2017 release for Windows 10 Redstone 3

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-aims-september-2017-release-windows-10-redstone-3
DELL Inspiron 15" 7000 Gaming, Windows 10 Home 1703 (OS Build 15063.540) Creators Update 64-bit, Trend Micro Internet Security 2017 (11.1.1045), Malwarebytes Premium 3.1.2.1733, Hitman Pro 3.7.20.286, HitmanPro.Alert 3.6.7 build 604, Zemana AntiLogger 2.74.204.76 (Premium) 2.72.204.388, MCShield 3.0.5.28, Heimdal Security (Free) 2.2.170, Windows Firewall, Unchecky 1.0.2, Defraggler (Professional Edition) 2.21.993, and Google Chrome 60.0.3112.90

Offline Asyn

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 47144
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast Premier 17.6.2308.Beta#4 - CC 5.33 [OD] - MCS [OD] - EEK [OD] - FF ESR 52.3 [NS/uBO] - Thunderbird 52.3 [EM]
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen und Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

Offline -midnight

  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2065
  • RIP My Precious Son, Gone But Not Forgotten.
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1550 on: April 28, 2017, 04:15:24 PM »
@bob3160,

I have run the Hardware and Devices trouble shooter several times and clicked on apply this fix ,when I restart my computer, run the trouble shooter again it still shows restart you PC to finish installing drivers and updates.  Is this something I should be concerned about?

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 35303
  • 57 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1551 on: April 28, 2017, 04:20:12 PM »
@bob3160,

I have run the Hardware and Devices trouble shooter several times and clicked on apply this fix ,when I restart my computer, run the trouble shooter again it still shows restart you PC to finish installing drivers and updates.  Is this something I should be concerned about?
When you clicked on the message to restart the computer, does it actually restart the system or, does the massage just vanish ???

Free avast! Security Seminar: http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/bob3160-1425909-protecting-yourself/    -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Blog: http://bob3160.blogspot.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1703 64bit, 8 Gig Ram, AvastFree 17.6.2307, WinPatrol, Unchecky How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXde

Offline -midnight

  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2065
  • RIP My Precious Son, Gone But Not Forgotten.
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1552 on: April 28, 2017, 04:31:44 PM »
Yes, when I click on the message to restart the computer it does restart.

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 35303
  • 57 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1553 on: April 28, 2017, 04:33:23 PM »
Yes, when I click on the message to restart the computer it does restart.
After the restart, is the message still there ???

Free avast! Security Seminar: http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/bob3160-1425909-protecting-yourself/    -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Blog: http://bob3160.blogspot.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1703 64bit, 8 Gig Ram, AvastFree 17.6.2307, WinPatrol, Unchecky How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXde

Offline -midnight

  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2065
  • RIP My Precious Son, Gone But Not Forgotten.
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1554 on: April 28, 2017, 04:37:50 PM »
The message isn't there but when I run the trouble shooter for the Hardware and Devices it shows restart my computer and then I see the message again.

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 35303
  • 57 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1555 on: April 28, 2017, 04:41:38 PM »
The message isn't there but when I run the trouble shooter for the Hardware and Devices it shows restart my computer and then I see the message again.
Why are you re-running the troubleshooter ??? Is there an indication that there is a problem ???
You only run it if the check mark in the defender icon isn't green.


Free avast! Security Seminar: http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/bob3160-1425909-protecting-yourself/    -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Blog: http://bob3160.blogspot.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1703 64bit, 8 Gig Ram, AvastFree 17.6.2307, WinPatrol, Unchecky How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXde

Offline mchain

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3953
  • Spartan Warrior
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1556 on: April 28, 2017, 04:48:30 PM »
The message isn't there but when I run the trouble shooter for the Hardware and Devices it shows restart my computer and then I see the message again.
Why are you re-running the troubleshooter ??? Is there an indication that there is a problem ???
You only run it if the check mark in the defender icon isn't green.



@ -midnight,

Are you running or do you have avast VPN installed, either as trial or as a paid version?
Windows 10 Home 64-bit Avast Internet Security version 17.5.2303 build 17.5.3585.203

Offline -midnight

  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2065
  • RIP My Precious Son, Gone But Not Forgotten.
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1557 on: April 28, 2017, 04:53:22 PM »
@mchain,

I don't have the Avast VPN installed

Offline mchain

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3953
  • Spartan Warrior
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1558 on: April 28, 2017, 05:11:42 PM »
So what is the driver error - is it disabled?  What is driver name?
Windows 10 Home 64-bit Avast Internet Security version 17.5.2303 build 17.5.3585.203

Offline -midnight

  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2065
  • RIP My Precious Son, Gone But Not Forgotten.
Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #1559 on: April 28, 2017, 05:38:51 PM »
This is all it shows.