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Comment Speeds for different ISO's (Score 1) 317

I find it amusing what I am seeing right now - I have multiple machines in multiple environments. I'm using the the tools downloaded from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-u... On some of different IP's and network connections I am downloading Windows 10 Pro - and the speed seems consistent from MS servers at 5MB/s. On other IP's, I am downloading Windows 10 Pro N (without the Edge browser). Speeds are less than 1MB/s. This is either popularity or favouritism...yikes.

Comment Re:Take 'em offline (Score 1) 423

I prefer the invisible force field that is packing tape when I need truly secure. However, most the machines that are there are still running serial, and not USB. If security over USB is a concern of yours you can disable them on BIOS level, Windows level, or as suggested really get to grit of it with some glue. Building security on the other hand isn't really up to the external IT guy =/ Thanks for the nightmares though, I'll be panicking about my clients issues with USB now.

Comment Take 'em offline (Score 5, Insightful) 423

For many of my clients that run milling machines that still run XP, I am just making sure that they are not connected any longer. In that scenario, continuing XP is sensible and cost effective, with little to no risk. I'm sure most of the IT world is going to see the flare up of exploits that people have been hanging on to waiting for MS to no longer be willing to patch. Anyone of my other clients - law firms, non profits etc. - I am forcing the upgrade. No need to be so tied to such a clunky and difficult to recover OS anymore. Embrace the already 4 year old future, get on the update bandwagon and move on. None of my clients are seeing this as the end of the world like the media and others are describing it.

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