Just a few updates. Installing Windows 7 on my new/used computer.
Anyone Remember LightScribe?
I went searching for LightScribe software and found HP had ended their support for LightScribe last year. I found LightScribe drivers here: http://www.pawtec.com/lightscribe/
Below is a text conversation I had with a friend last night.
This followed a conversation we had earlier. He and his wife bought a Windows 8 laptop. They hate it. I told him I could fix it (make it look/run like win7), or I could find them a Windows 7 laptop. Then I get this:
iTunes 12.0.1 released
What’s new in iTunes
This update includes many design and performance improvements that make iTunes easier and more enjoyable to use.
Faster access to all of your favorite media.
Seamless browsing between Store and library
Improved playlist editing
Improved Get Info.
First draft: 15OCT2014
This page contains my notes on BTRFS. I hope that others may find it useful.
This page will be updated as I gather more info.
If you have useful info please contact me.
Wow, updates wherever you look!
Time To Run Windows Update
Microsoft has whole slew of updates this month:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2014
Update from within the program: Help > About Firefox > Check for updates
Download (Windows, EN-US)
Download other languages and operating systems
Firefox 33 for Android is available in the Play Store.
openSUSE users, FF 33 is available in the Mozilla Repo.
“The stable channel has been updated to 38.0.2125.104 for Windows, Mac and Linux.
This release contains an update for Adobe Flash as well as a number of other fixes.”
Download or update from within the program.
The Week Ahead
Tuesday will see lots of Windows Updates. Adobe possibly too.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for October 2014
The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 38 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 38.0.2125.101 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including:
– A number of new apps/extension APIs
– Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance
Going Around Your A$$ To Get To Your Elbow
Both Neowin And Betanews posted articles on how to install Win10 from a USB stick. Both posted the hard way. As immediately pointed out by Neowinians, just use the same tool we’ve all been using for Windows 7/8/8.1, the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. It is how I did it.
BTW – I’m going to keep calling it Win10. Remember, you saw it hear first
Upgrade To Win10
I never do this but after installing Win10 straight up, I decided to see how upgrading to Win10 from Windows 8.1 would go…
I mounted the ISO and clicked setup.exe. 20 minutes later I was done. Event Viewer had a few issues but in general everything went OK. Even Start8 was in place and working. I don’t recommend this however. If you attempt this be sure to make a disk image first.
PCMark got an update today. Below is the text of the email I received:
We released a minor update for PCMark 8 today that adds a much requested feature.
By default, PCMark 8 runs each test workload three times, using the average to calculate the overall score. We’ve found that this is the best way to smooth out any variance introduced by operating system factors outside of the benchmark itself.
Repeating each test three times, however, does mean that it can take a long time to complete a benchmark run. We know that when troubleshooting or trying to improve performance it would be helpful to run a shorter test that completes in less time.
This update introduces a new command line option to PCMark 8 Professional Edition that allows you to set the number of passes for each test. Set –pass=1 for a quick test running each workload just once. Or set –pass to a higher number to repeat each test multiple times for highly accurate benchmark results.
You can read the complete release notes for this update below. PCMark 8 will prompt you to install the update, or you can download the latest version here: http://www.futuremark.com/downloads/pcmark8.zip (2.9 GB)
All you guys using Win10 be sure to leave feedback. I left one for some issues in Event Viewer. The feedback is searchable too. I found the one below and piled on (click Me Too!).
I saw this at Brobible. Had to post it…
I don’t plan on doing too much with the tech preview article wise but I thought I would share a few quick notes.
Windows 10 Tech Preview Default Services (without description)
Yep, that’s the name of the next Windows version. When asked why “Windows 10″, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson said, “Because 7 8 9″.
I was keeping up with the Windows 10 announcement event via Tom Warren at The Verge, and Paul Thurrott & Mary Jo Foley’s Twitter feeds.
1 – You can get the very rough and very unfinished Enterprise preview tomorrow.
2 – Release sometime after April 2015.
3 – No word on cost or free upgrades.
4 – Sounds…better than Windows 8/8.1.
“Active System Monitoring now available for Free users!“