Whilst that test shows the w10 tool way ahead, the difference between vlc and all the others is really not that significant and based on just one test only, it is hard to conclude vlc being the worst is general rule.
I'm sure he knows that. It's not always an issue of storage space
I was not talking to you. You have no idea why the OP is asking. Bloody let the OP decide if my comment is relevant or not.
You re right, and your comment is not relevant at all. I have 2 TB of storage on my pc and only 15 gb of files on onedrive and I want them available all the time and on other partition than C
Now I know the reason, here is the easiest solution
Then simply use a symlink to connect a one drive folder to the actual folder on another drive.
Problem is tablets often use special drivers not in MS isos. Do you have an image backup of the tablet?
If not, unless you can download drivers from vendor website, or get somebody else to get you a copy, you may be out of luck.
Other possibility is that the drivers may be generic enough e.g. kionix to download from web but.....
Factory resetting does not guarantee to remove viruses. You should know install from scratch using original installation dvds, or (on an uninfected pc) create new usb flash drive / dvd by downloading windows 7 iso from MS.
Ahh okay, that makes enough sense, but you mentioned .mp4 being a compressed format. I ended up getting a video compression software called HandBrake which actually is being successful at compressing my files. Like you said, my phone records in .mp4, but the files HandBrake produces are also .mp4, why is that?
There is a difference between compressing a file and re-encoding it to be smaller e.g. file may have 1366x768 resolution, and you re-encode it to have 768x480 resolution, or it might use less frames pe second i.e. you are reducing the quality of the video.
yeah I know, but the bug literally stops me from using my device, so it has really impacted my use. Unfortunately I also (stupidly) deleted the previous versions of windows from my device to save space, and now I cant revert back to them. Is there any place I can officially report bugs with windows insider program?
I'm only planning to clone a single partition, the one where windows and a few other things are stored
Post image of your current hdd disk partitions.
I am sorry, I am not sure what link you are referring to.
No, its a brand new vm i just created.
Hyper-V has issues if vm does not have a login password.
Also,, if using UEFI, it is a little tricky booting into VM as you do not get enough time to boot from the installation iso. You have to quickly click on reset in the hyper-v action menu and press enter.
I see it is a gen 2 ubuntu uefi with secure boot enabled. Try turning off secure boot. Hyper-v gen 3 and linux do not play that well together.
I always use gen 1 legacy bios with ubuntu and it works fine.
You do know that you cannot get audio with Linux even if you run it in enhanced mode?
Main likes - Files on Demand, digital licences, support for multiple partitions on flash drives, good driver support (hardly need sysprep any more), Defender, excellent game bar recording (hardly ever use 3rd party tools now)
Main dislikes (same as 7/8) - Disk Management is still pretty crap when moving partitions (can only move to right), Windows image backups (basically crap - I use far superior Macrium Reflect), vomit inducing acrylic design.
can only move to right
That does suck. We bought a bunch of new laptops from Dell that had 11 GB empty space after a recovery partition that was just wasted. The main C: was in the partition just before the recovery one. I was able to fix all of them with this partition tool:
It was fast, easy, and worked perfectly. Wish Microsoft was competent enough to accomplish the same.
I use minitool partition wizard free which imo is better than the Easeus tool, but the Easeus tool is pretty good.
I do not understand why MS have never enhanced disk management to allow movement either wat after all these years.
You have to extract the files from the iso to a fat32 formatted flash drive, and if using legacy bios make the fat32 partition active. You have done thar - not simply copied iso as an iso to the flash drive?
To absolutely run the computer as an Administrator you will need to enable the Administrator Account (hidden by default) and then log in to that account instead of whatever account you're currently using.
Type the below in to an elevated Command Prompt window to unhide the Administrator account. Note that this isn't recommended.
net user administrator /active:yes
Cancelled the order.
Will buy it from the US Microsoft store. Thanks for the help.
That is 100% guaranteed and instantaneous.
You probably will not be able to buy from US Store as you need a US credit card. I am in UK and have to buy from UK Store which is approx 50% more expensive.
Sorry, the point is not to ask you some advices to decide if I should use linux or Windows, but just a discussion about your experience (The question is "Do you use Linux" and not "Should I use Linux").
I still do not see point - some do, some don't.
There's not any particular point, it's just a discussion about sharing the experiences with linux, asked on a Windows subreddit.
I already know that some people use linux and some don't, thanks.
Fine of course, but answers always come down to what you already know i.e.
Linux does not run such a wide range of software as Windows
Linux does not handle such a wide range of graphics cards, limiting use eg as gaming pc
Linux does not have forced updates, same extent of telemetry as Windows
Linux is free.
Your suggestion is to stay in Windows 10
Not at all - just do a proper evaluation as in ANY business decision.
List pluses and minuses eg software needs, compatibilities, future updates, maintainability, backup strategies, education learning curves, client needs, if users need to connect remotely etc.
Then assess if Windows or Linux is better suited for your needs. Asking people's opinions here is pointless, as you will end up just like in Office, some will say Windows, some will say Linux, and you will be none the wiser.
But actually the only office software that we use for interaction is LibreOffice.
For that i think that ubuntu can be a valid alternative.
My doubt about Windows 10 are the problem that every time there is an update it cause.
Sure, but even so, you have to factor in learning curves, future needs etc.
You can end up falling into the "42" trap of defining the answer before you have properly defined the question.
When you buy a disk, it usually comes with a licence. When you download Windows 10, you have to buy a licence separately.
It is the licence that costs money. Disk costs are peanuts by comparison.
Zero filling drive is not going to help if disk is failing. Run crystaldiskinfo to check disk health.
Have run, that's how I saw the disk health. Heard from several people that this might fix the issue. I'm not expecting it to work but it is worth trying. We are going to backup the data and then try this. So do you know what would be the best course of action for my query above?
Yeah - backup what you can and buy new drive. Drive is failing.