Windows 10: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14971 for PC Insider
I just wanted to see if some problems would go away with clean install but they didn't or got solved another way. Didn't install too many programs in it anyway. MR backup returned me where a I was before, programs and everything.
I agree. IMHO it's always best to be safe then sorry. I try to save all my ESD files and make a ISO just in case I need to do a clean install or as you mentioned a repair install. A repair install has helped me more than once. There have been a few times I forgot to save first and when I restarted the install.esd was gone. Luckily I didn't have any problems were I need it.
Lin, I always do the update, and then if there are really bad problems, I may do a clean install. I did a clean install on Build 14971 the other day because I must have caught a drive-by virus. I was looking for a particular type of app and stopped by some sites to research. My bad, but since this is a non-production machine, a clean install isn't all that tough.
I was reading about all the problems you were having. I would have done a clean install also. Like you said sometimes you need strong medicine.
I hope that everyone who celebrates it had a wonderful Thanksgiving--my gut doth burst with ham & turkey & sweet-potato souffle... Enough for an entire *year*... (I feel like a slug this morning!)
Wanted to ask, though, if anyone using a Firefox browser has noticed really high instability with 14971...? I use a fully updated Firefox DE x64, and since 14971 was installed it's crashing like crazy--everywhere--it will probably crash while I'm typing this query, in fact. Even after I reset it through preferences--it's still crashing. Very unusual--has been rock-solid in every build until now....I have no other problems in the build to report--however, many people in this thread have reported problems, so it's surely possible that something has regressed under the hood in this build...comments?
Yes, I get a lot of "Not responding" at the top. Most of the time it lasts a second or two. Just like if it was waiting for something to happen. During that time scrolling stops.
FWIW. I am on x32 and has been stable for me.
Thanks for the replies, guys...strange...after I opened up Edge yesterday, then minimized it, then ran FF DE x64...I stopped having problems. Today, FF has updated and I'm running it fine without running Edge at all. Very odd!
Build 14965 from Microsoft awaiting update 10 194971. VM under Build 14971. Virtualbox latest bombs btw.
Udated to 14971 no incident
Last edited by martyfelker; 27 Nov 2016 at 09:38.
Virtualbox 5.1.10 is OK. Just had to install it as Administrator. Thanks to Socrates at the Virtualbox forums.
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