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Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:17 pm

synthtel2 wrote:
I don't dispute that remote access is great when you do have a use for it, I'm just a bit skeptical that TR readers are as likely as you say to have reasons to run a remote access server on their main desktop.

I have no remote access setup for the only pc in our house; my wife's computer. *shrug*.
My work laptop does and when I bring it home to get real work done, I plug it into power, turn it on, and then remote desktop into it using the "use all my monitors for the remote session" option so I can have 3 screens versus just the laptop display.
 
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Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:18 pm

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Several old games don't work ok as well, but it seems those issues somewhat existed with those games already with some earlier Windows hardware/software configurations, and Windows 10 just makes them resurface, and, sometimes, makes them worse. This applies to games like Amnesia (jumping mouse), Thief 3 (invisible mouse pointer.. too bad.. because this is a timeless favorite of mine), and missing DX files in System Shock 2.

Have you tried using Compatibility Mode?


Not yet, but thanks for the reminder. I don't always use the laptop that has Windows 10.
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Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:02 pm

This reminds me - the lack of remote desktop in Windows 10 Home is idiotic. The two Windows 10 tablets we have both block remote desktop, so I have to install third-party remote desktop apps to get the same functionality we've had for years in older Windows versions. :/
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Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:19 am

I believe that "Home" can act as a client/master for a server/slave with "Pro" (etc.), just not the other way around.
 
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Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:07 am

Yeah. You can remote from them, just not to them.
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Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:50 pm

Home has never had it all the way back to xp
 
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Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:04 am

Really? My memory must be going, or I never had a home edition till 10. :P
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Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:08 am

synthtel2 wrote:
Ifalna wrote:
Or, get proper internet. I hardly even notice when Win10 updates itself.

How fast is proper (for Windows) internet, in your opinion? 25 Mbit still isn't there in my experience, but I haven't spent much time lately on connections faster than that. A lot of people in the US still can't even get 25 Mbit, and according to this the US average is only 42 Mbit.

For any other purpose in my own use, 25 Mbit is somewhere between great and overkill.

25Mbits should be fast enough for the small cumulative updates that happen once per month to not be bothersome.

The big semi annual updates are felt even with a 100MBit connection like mine.
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