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Message 21814 - Posted: 6 Dec 2015, 15:44:42 UTC

The latest Windows 10 update causes some problems affecting BOINC users.

First, it disables OpenCL use, at least for my GT 440. Installing the Nvidia version of the most recent graphics driver enables it again, though.

Second, it installs Skype. The last time I tried installing Skype on my Windows 10 desktop, just having it installed (even it not running) slowed down all other programs by about 50 %, so I uninstalled it soon afterwards. I haven't seen anything yet on whether the version this update installs fixes this slowdown problem.

Another problem with less effect on BOINC:

It changed your default browser without your permission. For me, changing it back worked, though.

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Message 21820 - Posted: 8 Dec 2015, 22:01:31 UTC - in response to Message 21814.

I've got a Windows 10 test system with a GTX 750ti -- There are pretty clearly some driver / OS issues with that combination for me.

BOINC works with GPUGrid in that combination, but after a Windows 10 update, as far as Collatz is concerned I don't have a supported video card / driver combination even with the most recent version of the Nvidia driver deployed.

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Message 21822 - Posted: 9 Dec 2015, 8:49:31 UTC - in response to Message 21820.

I've got a Windows 10 test system with a GTX 750ti -- There are pretty clearly some driver / OS issues with that combination for me.

BOINC works with GPUGrid in that combination, but after a Windows 10 update, as far as Collatz is concerned I don't have a supported video card / driver combination even with the most recent version of the Nvidia driver deployed.


Remove and reinstall the Nvidia drivers and you should be good to go again, there was a problem on some machines.

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Message 21825 - Posted: 9 Dec 2015, 21:04:21 UTC - in response to Message 21822.

Thanks for that -- I think I tried that -- as a function of a driver update, but I can give that another go.

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Message 21827 - Posted: 10 Dec 2015, 23:26:05 UTC - in response to Message 21822.
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OK -- did a full driver uninstall, then rebooted, then did a new driver install -- and then rebooted, that appears to have worked.

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Message 21833 - Posted: 11 Dec 2015, 12:30:16 UTC - in response to Message 21827.

OK -- did a full driver uninstall, then rebooted, then did a new driver install -- and then rebooted, that appears to have worked.


Good.

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Message 21861 - Posted: 24 Dec 2015, 17:38:44 UTC

The most irritating issue I find with Windows 10 is that you can't turn off the updates so if it thinks it should override your GPU driver, it will do so over and over and over and over. The Pro and Enterprise will allow you to delay the updates, but you can't disable them or easily choose which to ignore. The show/hide option requires that you install it, allow it to screw up your system, then uninstall and hide it so it won't install again. Yeah, I'm really going to take the time to do that. I' m seriously considering moving entirely to Linux and using Win7 in a VM when needed rather than the reverse.

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Message 21862 - Posted: 25 Dec 2015, 8:44:45 UTC

I have formatted windows 10 and reinstalled windows 7. win10(home) wouldn't allow manually changing settings for windows update. also win10 has telemetry which sends usage info back to microsoft. this has also been installed in win7/8.1 since the release of win10 but at least you can disable/hide the known KB updates and delete the known services and scheduled tasks.

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Message 21864 - Posted: 26 Dec 2015, 11:02:17 UTC - in response to Message 21862.

I have formatted windows 10 and reinstalled windows 7. win10(home) wouldn't allow manually changing settings for windows update. also win10 has telemetry which sends usage info back to microsoft. this has also been installed in win7/8.1 since the release of win10 but at least you can disable/hide the known KB updates and delete the known services and scheduled tasks.


For all the privacy and security settings in Win10 check out the software O&O ShutUp 10:
http://www.intowindows.com/oo-shutup10-configure-security-privacy-settings-in-windows-10/

And none of the things MS takes includes any real reference to you as an individual, just that 300k, or 10 million or whatever people did this or that...right? It's the same type of thing Yahoo, Google, Amazon etc, etc, ETC records from every visit you make to their sites too. They sell it as bulk data to companies who care that 1 million people clicked on this link, instead of that link over there for example.


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