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Re: Windows Update May 21

#21 Post by OFSO » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:55 pm

The 9 is a cheap version of the 8 with no fingerprint scanner, only one camera lens, a slower processor, half the storage and many more bits of cost reduction. It was designed as a starter phone for people who never had one before. Using both phones together I can see the difference, but as I've said I wanted a cheap phone for one purpose, connecting to the local national health network with a PAYG card. It's not my main phone. I will concede that the 9 is still a bargain at €93. The 8 is a far better phone but cost €129. You pays yer money and...

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#22 Post by OFSO » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:00 pm

Boca, firstly in my area it's very hard to find a Huawei phone on sale any more. Reason is obvious. Secondly you can side-load all of the denied technology but then you don't get updates. And thirdly, technology moves in and prices fall. By my seat is a Huawei Media pad, made before The Ban, and it's really excellent, but now after The Ban, I wouldn't buy one.

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#23 Post by Pontius Navigator » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:06 pm

You mentioned finger print scanner. Since I have used one I would not change. Mrs PN OTOH can't get it to recognise her print. She had a problem with US immigration too. Working your fingers to the bone is very true.

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#25 Post by OFSO » Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:00 am

I miss the scanner on the 9, on the 8 it unlocks many vital apps. However the facial recognition system to unlock on the 9 is excellent, works every time, very fast.

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#26 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:56 am

My audiologist used FR but a bummer of you are wearing a mask, I don't think she remembered her password

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#27 Post by Rwy in Sight » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:38 am

I thought the scanner was a standard equipment on mobiles even the low end one. It is so practical I can't think use the mobile without a finger scanner.

After the first start of the day the mobile asks for the locking PIN before it allows access to the app page.

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#28 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:47 am

My Cubot, 2019, was well under €100, no scanner then. It's the usual technology drift down as high end phones get yet more bells and whistles. Samsung ones can even measure O2 levels now.

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#29 Post by OFSO » Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:42 pm

Three days since charge and backup Redmi 9 is still on 72% battery. Mobile data on, What's App and G mail connected, Cat Meteo radar on display. Frankly I am gasted with flabber.

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#30 Post by OFSO » Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:30 pm

Five days since charge and backup Redmi 9 is down to 57% battery.

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#31 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:25 am

Took the Version 21H1 update of the Windows May Update last night in a fit of reckless abandon and my fingerprint reader immediately stopped working, in fact all the Windows Hello features fouled up (the update allows camera recognition as well). I rolled back and then tried again and it all seems to be working now! :-?

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#32 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:29 am

Just wait for the next one. At least stops you getting bored

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#33 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:40 am

Pontius Navigator wrote:
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Just wait for the next one. At least stops you getting bored
The next one is here... =))

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 71865.html
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Re: Windows Update May 21

#34 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:48 am

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:40 am
Pontius Navigator wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:29 am
Just wait for the next one. At least stops you getting bored
The next one is here... =))

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 71865.html
I read some prelims where opinion was underwhelmed. Will it be a free upgrade? A subscription model like Office 365 makes sense. Where is the money on Windows OS?

I guess it must be in OEM licencing agreements.

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#35 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:22 am



Vindoo's 11.... =))

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#36 Post by Boac » Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:34 am

RUMOUR is it will be a 'free' upgrade for W10. Trust me, I work for Microsoft.......................... :))

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#37 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:21 pm

I wonder who actually upgrades or uses it. Our NHS Trust uses Vista. NT is also around. If a business is to switch it will take a considerable efficiency hit in the short term as users get to grips with it and have to call the IT department or guru.

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#38 Post by llondel » Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:36 pm

Reports I've seen suggest that if your computer is older than 2017, or has a CPU older than that vintage, then it's not going to work with Windows 11. Good job I run Linux, my current PC dates back to 2013. I built it to last and it's doing pretty well so far.

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Re: Windows Update May 21

#39 Post by Wodrick » Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:28 pm

My 'puter is 5 years old, I5 processor and the W11 compatibility checker is unequivocal "Your computer is not suitable for W11 upgrade" .
That's a relief
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Re: Windows Update May 21

#40 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:23 am

I had a nice little Toshiba windows 8.1 tablet that I bought directly from Microsoft.
I was very happy with it, using it on trips for browsing, e-reading, and watching movies stored on the microSD card and streaming videos as well.
It handled everything quite well.
When Windows 10 was released I started getting pop-up notifications to upgrade for free, which I eventually did. Bad decision.
Tablet became instantly useless.
I took it to the Microsoft store and was told in no uncertain terms that I shouldn't have tried to run MS 10 on that device. I countered by telling them that Bill Gates had offered it to me for free.
They took it in and took quite a few days to get it right again.
I used it a few more years before it died an electronic death and Microsoft was unable to resuscitate it. By that time it was out of production so I had to move on to something else.
At least they now will tell you "Your computer is not suitable for W11 upgrade"

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