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  1. Posts : 14,623
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       #550

    CopperCliff said:
    Hello, All. I have a question for all you knowledgeable folk. I just acquired an old PC that used to have Vista on it. I was going to use it as a home server and was wondering if it is legal to put an insider build on it or does MS frown on that?

    Thanks in advance.
    I think you are under impression that Insider versions are free, and activated. No problem in putting an Insider version on but you still need a licence to activate it as with any release version.

    Anyway, it is a really bad plan to use an Insider version as a Home Server anyway as they get updates more frequently and are more prone to serious bugs. Put a stable release version on it or you are asking for trouble.

    As a Home Server, you would probably be better off using Linux if it is just to be a file server.
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  2. Posts : 17,660
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       #551

    cereberus said:
    Of course, my wife used to consider that "No" was a flexible concept e.g. if she wanted new shoes and I said No, she would buy them anyway and justify it as "I could tell you meant Yes by the way you said No" - LOL.
    Oh I've been there, especially this last one (#4) was an expert to use single word sentences meaning something totally different than the word she said. Luckily I got Woman - German - Woman (Frau - Deutsch - Frau) dictionary as a birthday present from a mate who knew her well, it made mutual understanding a bit easier.

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  3. Posts : 14,623
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       #552

    Interestingly, I joined Insider in PRO N this morning and got the update immediately - no day or so wait as usual.
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  4. Posts : 26,824
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #553

    Kari said:
    Oh I've been there, especially this last one (#4) was an expert to use single word sentences meaning something totally different than the word she said. Luckily I got Woman - German - Woman (Frau - Deutsch - Frau) dictionary as a birthday present from a mate who knew her well, it made mutual understanding a bit easier.

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    Yep!
    Understanding women can be like:

    Buying a nice new piece of tech,
    and the user manual was originally written in Chinese,
    then translated to ancient Babylonian, with Bing Translate,
    and finally translated to English with Google Translate
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  5. Posts : 19,460
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #554

    Edwin said:
    In the Registry at Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel create a new DWORD named EnableSamplesPage and set it's value to 1
    The affects are immediate.
    Needs to be DWORD32, 64 doesn't work.
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  6. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #555

    CountMike said:
    Needs to be DWORD32, 64 doesn't work.
    Some Definitions:

    TRUE = a state where something is considered ON often also represented as 1
    FALSE = a state where something is considered OFF often also represented as 0
    BIT = 1 single switch in memory that has 2 states TRUE or FALSE
    BYTE = 8 consecutive BIT (8-bit can be represented as one HEX value)
    WORD = 2 consecutive BYTE (16-bit often represented as 2 HEX-values)
    DWORD = 2 consecutive WORD (32-bit often represented as 4 HEX-values)
    QWORD = 4 consecutive WORD (64-bit often represented as 8 HEX values)

    HEX-value = a number that has base 16 (represented as numbers 0...9 and letters A...F)
    BINARY-value = a number that has base 2 (0 or 1)


    ...and the list goes on and on....

    Sorry, I just had to... :)
    Last edited by slicendice; 08 Aug 2017 at 09:37.
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  7. Posts : 17,660
    Windows 10 Pro
       #556

    cereberus said:
    Interestingly, I joined Insider in PRO N this morning and got the update immediately - no day or so wait as usual.
    Since 1607, all Hyper-V virtual machines I have used for testing have always found Insider build directly after clean install, as soon as I have opted in.

    Anyway, did you have Media Feature Pack installed before starting to download Insider upgrade? I had it installed, would be interesting to know if you upgrade to latest Insider build without Media Feature Pack, can it still be installed afterwards? I mean, those packs are usually only working for precise Windows version, for instance W10 N 1703 needs the Media Feature Pack for W10 N 1703, can't use packs for earlier versions.

    Media Feature Pack for N edition of Windows 10 Version 1703 (April 2017)

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  8. Posts : 56,494
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #557

    slicendice said:
    Some Definitions:

    TRUE = a state where something is considered ON often also represented as 1
    FALSE = a state where something is considered OFF often also represented as 1
    BIT = 1 single switch in memory that has 2 states TRUE or FALSE
    BYTE = 8 consecutive BIT (8-bit can be represented as one HEX value)
    WORD = 2 consecutive BYTE (16-bit often represented as 2 HEX-values)
    DWORD = 2 consecutive WORD (32-bit often represented as 4 HEX-values)
    QWORD = 4 consecutive WORD (64-bit often represented as 8 HEX values)

    HEX-value = a number that has base 16 (represented as numbers 0...9 and letters A...F)
    BINARY-value = a number that has base 2 (0 or 1)


    ...and the list goes on and on....

    Sorry, I just had to... :)
    And which one appears to be incorrect?
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  9. Posts : 19,460
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #558

    This is how it appears
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    Yes, I haven't seen that second one was Qword64 instead of Dword, my bad.
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  10. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #559

    CountMike said:
    Yes, I haven't seen that second one was Qword64 instead of Dword, my bad.
    Easy to miss-read if not working with such values on daily basis. Don't take my, maybe a bit sarcastic, comment personally. Was not directed at you or anybody else. I just had to get it out of my system. :)
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