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danskeman commented on a post in r/Windows10
danskeman [score hidden]

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.

danskeman commented on a post in r/Windows10
super_plomo 2 points

I'm sure he knows that. It's not always an issue of storage space

danskeman -1 points

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.

FatPuppy1996 3 points

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

danskeman [score hidden]

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.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/92892-sync-any-folder-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

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danskeman commented on a post in r/Windows10
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danskeman 1 point

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.....

Jonydayz 1 point

Well I searched for it and found them, so I had luck on my side. Thanks

danskeman 1 point

Now back them up to onedrive or whatever.

danskeman commented on a post in r/windows
smallbritishboy 1 point

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?

danskeman 2 points

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.

danskeman commented on a post in r/Windows10
ImOnlyHereForKarma 2 points

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?

danskeman 2 points

Feedback Hub.

danskeman commented on a post in r/Windows10
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KaramAlKofahi 1 point

I'm only planning to clone a single partition, the one where windows and a few other things are stored

danskeman 1 point

Post image of your current hdd disk partitions.

KaramAlKofahi 1 point

https://imgur.com/a/oFT8dBK

I think this is what you mean, the 'A' drive is the ssd I'm trying to copy to and the 'C' drive is the source I'm trying to use

danskeman 1 point

That is a mish mash of partitions. Hard to tell what is what as you have not expanded columns.

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danskeman commented on a post in r/Windows10
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KusanagiZerg 1 point

I am sorry, I am not sure what link you are referring to.

danskeman 2 points
KusanagiZerg 1 point

Is it possible to use a DVD instead of a USB flash drive?

danskeman 2 points

yes

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danskeman commented on a post in r/windows
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Sub_net 1 point

Set up a VPN to your home network and use RDP.

danskeman 1 point

That is only needed if PC is not on the same LAN subnet.

Sub_net 1 point

I assumed it wasn't as OP was previously using TeamViewer

danskeman 1 point

Always good to check.

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danskeman commented on a post in r/windows
badogski29 1 point

No, its a brand new vm i just created.

danskeman 1 point

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.

badogski29 1 point

this is my problem right here https://streamable.com/rn8wm

danskeman 1 point

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?

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danskeman commented on a post in r/Windows10
danskeman 18 points

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.

jen1980 3 points

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:

https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/resize-partition-windows-8.html

It was fast, easy, and worked perfectly. Wish Microsoft was competent enough to accomplish the same.

danskeman 5 points

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.

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danskeman commented on a post in r/windows
Nicholas-Steel 1 point

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

danskeman 1 point

For crying out loud, this is terrible advice, to solve a minor inconvenience. This hidden account is very powerful, and it is far too easy to break windows.

/u/jln450 has given best advice.

danskeman commented on a post in r/Windows10
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Harshm04 1 point

Cancelled the order.

Will buy it from the US Microsoft store. Thanks for the help.

danskeman 1 point

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.

Harshm04 1 point

Is it fine if I use the US store, even though I don't live there?

danskeman 1 point

It will not let you unless you have a US based credit card - you have to go via your regional store.

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danskeman commented on a post in r/windows
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supertinyrobot 5 points

Run "slmgr /dlv" from an admin command prompt and tell us what it says after the colon cleanse n line "Product Key Channel:"

Hmmm...

danskeman 2 points

damn auto correct!

should read

colon on line ".....

danskeman 10 points

Run "slmgr /dlv" from an admin command prompt and tell us what it says after the colon cleanse n line "Product Key Channel:"

danskeman commented on a post in r/Windows10
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Sangeppato 6 points

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").

danskeman -5 points

I still do not see point - some do, some don't.

Sangeppato 3 points

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.

danskeman -3 points

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.

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danskeman commented on a post in r/Windows10
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Antigenone 1 point

Your suggestion is to stay in Windows 10

danskeman 2 points

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.

Antigenone 1 point

Right.

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.

danskeman 1 point

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.

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danskeman commented on a post in r/windows
danskeman 4 points

Zero filling drive is not going to help if disk is failing. Run crystaldiskinfo to check disk health.

Malorn44 2 points

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?

danskeman 1 point

Yeah - backup what you can and buy new drive. Drive is failing.

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