Page 12 of 47 FirstFirst ... 2101112131422 ... LastLast
  1.    02 Sep 2017 #111
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 17,596
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    If any electrician tried to do that in my house I would toss them out of my house. I doubt that would even pass inspection. I'll stay with copper.
    Same here, Winuser, but back then, folks didn't even know they had aluminum wiring in their houses. And if they found out, the only fix was to replace all the wiring or fix it using the "comparatively" (and I say that advisedly) safe way Berton outlined.

      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    02 Sep 2017 #112
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 33,965
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & Insider 10 Pro

    Aluminum wiring no longer meets any building codes. It's been pretty much outlawed. Aluminum would be great and cheap, but the problem is that it's too soft. 120V AC at 60 cycles (standard American current) vibrates. Aluminum connections "hammered" themselves to where it would start to arc. Anything close by (usually fiberglass blanket insulation paper) would catch on fire.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    02 Sep 2017 #113
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,926
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    The proper way is to use copper.
    Yep, if there weren't a shortage of copper.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    02 Sep 2017 #114
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    The Woodlands, Texas
    Posts : 148
    Win7 SP1 Ultimate and Win10 17040.1000 64bit Pro

    Build 16281


    Woke this morning and was surprised to find 281 was just waiting for a reboot. The install finished with no apparent issues and is now up and running. I don't know how long it took.

    WEK
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    03 Sep 2017 #115
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 17,689
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Anybody seeing this again ?

    Attachment 151627
    Yep, meClick image for larger version. 

Name:	smiley-raising-waving-hand.gif 
Views:	63 
Size:	13.4 KB 
ID:	151662
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  6.    03 Sep 2017 #116
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Turku
    Posts : 1,787
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.19 (Branch: RS3 Release)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    There will forevermore be an ongoing debate on whether to turn off the computer or leave it running at night.

    Some say turning it off and on ain't good fer it, and some say leaving it on ain't good fer it. For me, the amount of electricity used is key. So, as I said before, turning mine off at night is economical for me.
    If you have old Spinner HDDs in your computer, and if it is BIG and Expensive, keep it on 24/7 and make sure HDDs never sleep/stop. HDDs spinning up, stopping, spinning up, cooling down and warming up every day multiple times per day reduces the lifespan of the HDD significantly. Instead of spinning happily and reliably for over 10+ years in a row, it can easily die within a few years.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    03 Sep 2017 #117
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Posts : 79
    Windows 10

    Turning it on and off each day will surge power through some components, a very high level PSU will help condition that, but depends on the build quality of other components like VRM chokes, capacitors, motherboard trace line quality even the power cable connection fittings (slightly loose or where heat expands and cools down when off).
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    03 Sep 2017 #118
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,993
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Aluminum wiring no longer meets any building codes. It's been pretty much outlawed. Aluminum would be great and cheap, but the problem is that it's too soft. 120V AC at 60 cycles (standard American current) vibrates. Aluminum connections "hammered" themselves to where it would start to arc. Anything close by (usually fiberglass blanket insulation paper) would catch on fire.
    I do not think aluminium (;-)) has ever been used in UK.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    03 Sep 2017 #119
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Watford
    Posts : 13,959
    Windows 10 Home 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    I do not think aluminium (;-)) has ever been used in UK.
    We treated the copper shortage differently in the UK, reducing the amount of wiring by using ring rather than star circuits.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    03 Sep 2017 #120
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 17,689
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    I do not think aluminium (;-)) has ever been used in UK.
    The more you know...:
    Just to set the record straight, 13Al was named by(not discovered by) Sir Humphry Davy a Cornish chemist and inventor.

    So I guess the UK's Aluminium IS the correct word(the Germans call it that too), and not Aluminum(the way I say it, except for foil, that's Tin Foil )..
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 
Page 12 of 47 FirstFirst ... 2101112131422 ... LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Insider Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast & Skip Build 16273 for PC
900402809685721088 900405174786695168 Source: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16273 for PC - Windows Experience Blog How to Start or Stop Receiving Insider Builds in Windows 10
Windows 10 News
Insider Announcing Windows 10 Insider Fast Build 16275 PC + 15245 Mobile
Update August 29th 2017: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16278 for PC Insider - Windows 10 Forums 901158844440629248 Source: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16275 for PC Build 15245 for Mobile - Windows...
Windows 10 News
Insider Announcing Windows 10 Insider Fast Build 16257 PC + 15237 Mobile
Update August 23rd 2017: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Build 16273 for PC Insider - Windows 10 Forums 892868245492858880 Source: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16257 for PC Build 15237 for Mobile - Windows...
Windows 10 News
Insider Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16237 PC for Fast ring
883370827718172672 Source: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16237 for PC - Windows Experience Blog How to Start or Stop Receiving Insider Builds in Windows 10
Windows 10 News
Insider Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942 for PC on Fast ring
784439136002375681 784446397466681344 Source: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942 for PC | Windows Experience Blog How to Start or Stop Receiving Insider Builds in Windows 10
Windows 10 News
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:19.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums