Windows 10: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Build 16281 for PC Insider

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       02 Sep 2017 #110

    Winuser said: 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.

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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       02 Sep 2017 #111

    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.
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       02 Sep 2017 #112

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    The proper way is to use copper.
    Yep, if there weren't a shortage of copper.
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    Win7 SP1 Ultimate and Win10 17738.1000 64bit Pro
       02 Sep 2017 #113

    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
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       03 Sep 2017 #114

    CountMike said: View Post
    Anybody seeing this again ?

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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.228 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       03 Sep 2017 #115

    Wynona said: 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.
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  7.    03 Sep 2017 #116

    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).
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  8.    03 Sep 2017 #117

    HippsieGypsie said: 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.
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       03 Sep 2017 #118

    cereberus said: 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.
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       03 Sep 2017 #119

    cereberus said: 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 )..
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