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Comment customize is not enough (Score 2) 148 148

sure you can disable some privacy stuff using customize when installing, but windows update stills shares your bandwidth to upload updates with everyone else. you need to configure it in its advanced sharing to stop sharing updates.

Although its "share on lan only" feature seems intriguing, a cheap ass WSUS replacement for companies

Comment Re:Download the ISO (Score 1) 315 315

That only works if you upgraded already, because that's when your product key "updates" itself to let you reinstall windows.

Also, if you have a laptop that came with windows 8, you don't have a product key, as it is embedded. So, DON'T install this unless you already upgraded via the reserve option.

Comment flawed? (Score 1) 684 684

I didn't read the article (this is slashdot after all), but if it's a chrome plugin, would that register key presses outside the browser? The caps key is basically never used in a browser. On my job, users rely on caps lock to type into forms inside our iseries system.

In my opinion the least used key is the scroll lock and the pause key

Comment Free machines for third-world nations! (Score 3, Interesting) 65 65

I read recently that the Allies made a policy of not telling about the decryption until long after the war, apparently so everyone would think we won by valor rather than by cheating. But what's (perversely) funny is that the UK rounded up as many machines as they could and "donated" them to third- world countries so that they, too, could enjoy the benefits of strong encryption.

Comment Re:Simple yes or no question (Score 1) 96 96

Sadly the answer is "we do not know yet"
Everyone is asking about what happens to your retail key. Will you keep the same product key? Will they give you another? Will you be able to change your motherboard? Will you need to update for your product key to "transform" and work as Win 10 retail from now on? For us gamers, these are the questions.

Comment Re:Sync (Score 2) 233 233

We experience this issues when the motherboard battery dies and resets the computer's date to year 2000 or such. Since most users aren't admins, the machines can't receive the correct time on their accounts therefore we logon with our admin accounts and the time corrects itself.

But for 3-4 minutes we don't have issues.

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