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  1. Posts : 11,176
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #140

    Hi folks.

    A lot of the problems seem to be when you have a whole slew of 3rd party apps such as Pale Moon etc.
    Remember these are TEST insider builds so a lot of test code Ms uses in these builds might not play too well with a load of 3rd party applications - particularly if those applications don't stick rigorously to Windows API's - and even in this case Windows might change a couple of these while developing code.

    The Insider builds are basically not meant to be used as a 100% stress test production environment so do expect some features to cause problems.

    I agree though base functionality (like in the previous build with progress bar not working) should ALWAYS work properly.

    Still if you don't like the risk don't sign up for the program. I'm quite happy to test this stuff -- if you take backups regularly you can always revert -- and unless you specifically need to test physical hardware why not run these builds on Virtual Machines.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Posts : 11,176
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #141

    blutos cousin said:
    If you don't have any compelling reasons for WMP VLC and KODI ( XMB ) are probably better alternatives and for music. & VLC plays anything throw at it unless it's from another planet or a BD or some weird 4K !

    The embedded Windows 10 Groove Music run time tile app beats WMC and you can import, music library's ,files and tracks in there then select playback from album ,artist, song ,genre etc ,.

    Groove Music has the usual meta data and cover art web scrapers if you haven't tagged them already and VLC is the S* for video and Kodi is decent and they are free :)

    BTW VLC plays HEVC X-265 codecs now quite happily - works fine for 4K monitors. Whether you can find genuinely 4K multi-media is a moot point -- most of the commercial stuff is upscaled HD anyway - at least for the moment.

    PLEX and Chromecast handle HEVC X-265 too so it's up to your hardware whether it plays or not. VLC IMO is probably the best out there currently -- always works and is available on Linux too - No probs on a CENTOS Linux machine either - however that's for another Forum.

    For your own stored music and Internet radio why not use (Free) Logitech media server. Handles FLAC streams great too. Locally play on any computer with squeezeplayer which will connect to the server. Mobile phone app will also connect.

    My trouble with commercial music services is that the music is usually compressed - even at 320kbs it doesn't compare to lossless FLAC played into a decent sound system.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 807
    Win10x64 v2004 latest build fast ring
       #142

    BunnyJ said:
    I do and I know that I'm running a risk but I'm all set to re-install everything and get up and going in a few hours at most. It might take about 2 hours to install 10240 and upgrade to the latest build then about 2 more hours to reinstall the rest of my main tools. Not really that hard,
    I do the same on my machine--not on the wife's though--she's not into OS Russian roulette...

    What I do is every time I move to a new build and everything is running well, I'll clone my C:\partition to a partition on another drive and also run Windows backup on my c:\ partition. This a fairly quick process that I run in the background when I'm web browsing--takes maybe 45 minutes, tops. But, it helps that the only thing on my c:\ partition is the OS, utility programs, and device drivers. My installed programs all reside on other partitions. So if something gets badly hosed it takes very little time to be up and running again. It would take me days to reinstall all of my programs and games from scratch.
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  4. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #143

    waltc said:
    I do the same on my machine--not on the wife's though--she's not into OS Russian roulette...

    What I do is every time I move to a new build and everything is running well, I'll clone my C:\partition to a partition on another drive and also run Windows backup on my c:\ partition. This a fairly quick process that I run in the background when I'm web browsing--takes maybe 45 minutes, tops. But, it helps that the only thing on my c:\ partition is the OS, utility programs, and device drivers. My installed programs all reside on other partitions. So if something gets badly hosed it takes very little time to be up and running again. It would take me days to reinstall all of my programs and games from scratch.
    Sounds like you have everything laid out and ready for a fast restore. I have a similar set up.
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  5. Posts : 1,241
    Windows 10 Pro (Build 19043.1110)
       #144

    waltc said:
    I do the same on my machine--not on the wife's though--she's not into OS Russian roulette...

    What I do is every time I move to a new build and everything is running well, I'll clone my C:\partition to a partition on another drive and also run Windows backup on my c:\ partition. This a fairly quick process that I run in the background when I'm web browsing--takes maybe 45 minutes, tops. But, it helps that the only thing on my c:\ partition is the OS, utility programs, and device drivers. My installed programs all reside on other partitions. So if something gets badly hosed it takes very little time to be up and running again. It would take me days to reinstall all of my programs and games from scratch.
    I just use the free version of Macrium Reflect to make an image on an external drive. I keep a few days' worth, so I can roll back as needed. Usually takes less than 10 minutes to restore the full installation.
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  6. Posts : 364
    Windows 10 x64
       #145

    badrobot said:
    In BIOS, check if the boot priority is set to "Windows Boot Manager".

    Attachment 61477
    Tried that and still no boot, thanks for the reply
    Brian
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  7. Posts : 790
    W11 pro 64 beta channel
       #146

    It's taken me from #8 to now to get this build running, I had the download stuck at 42% for nearly three days!
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  8. Posts : 5,281
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #147

    tinmar49 said:
    It's taken me from #8 to now to get this build running, I had the download stuck at 42% for nearly three days!
    Are you running on wifi or ethernet?
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  9. Posts : 4,054
    Windows 10 Pro
       #148

    Just installed 14251 and now the windows desktop is nothing but a black screen.

    Seemed to install correctly, start the machine, lock screen comes up, login screen comes up, I type in my password, windows begins to start and then its just a black screen where the desktop should be, screensaver works fine as well.

    Thank god this is only a computer to test out insider builds but it is the computer I also use for media backups.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Terry :)
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  10. Posts : 5,281
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #149

    tcman50 said:
    Just installed 14251 and now the windows desktop is nothing but a black screen.

    Seemed to install correctly, start the machine, lock screen comes up, login screen comes up, I type in my password, windows begins to start and then its just a black screen where the desktop should be, screensaver works fine as well.

    Thank god this is only a computer to test out insider builds but it is the computer I also use for media backups.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Terry :)
    Take a look at this thread and you might find a solution there that works..
    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...ck-screen.html
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