* Posts by EVMonster

21 posts • joined 10 Aug 2017

It WASN'T the update, says Microsoft: Windows 7 suffers identity crisis as users hit by activation errors


Re: Windows is Close to Unusable


Can I suggest you upgrade the PC to an SSD, they are a breeze to install and can make an underspecced PC come to life.

I have a client weho is an undertaker with six off the shelf PC's all LOW spec and the addition of six forty quid SSD's I actually made an undertaker smile.

I'll get my coat.

Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips


Listen you morons ....

Everything that Microsoft do for you makes your experience better.

I have been upgrading customer both business and personal from XP, Vista, Win 7 and Win 8, everyone (YES REALLY EVERYONE) prefers Win 10. I keep a very close relationship with all of my customers and no-one has been damaged by the SLURP or even had extra spam or directed ads or any bloody thing.

If just one person complained about win 10 then I would say so now but they have not period.

I do not agree with everything Microsoft do but generally they make things better not worse and its about time you moaning minnies learnt that and stopped bleating on about Win 10 and take the bloody upgrade while its still free.

My only complaint so far was because a customer had 17 PC's upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 and his complaint was that one PC could not be upgraded due to hardware problems (he went to PC World and bought a new PC).

I have upgraded around a thousand machines all without too many problems and all my office is now Win 10. As a developer I find the platform to be very user friendly and on the odd occasion something breaks its gets fixed automatically by Windows Update.

I have only ever looked after one office that runs on Linux and it was a disaster so we upgraded all PC's to Win 10 and no more grief.

P.S. The downvote button is on the right but if you press it you are a dinosaur.

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Re: Scottish Medical Terms

Translation please - I'm English



When I was a junior we often got message that read SFA but back then it meant Stop Fucking About.

What me Sir?

No Sir!

Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold


Re: We're missing the point

Ahhhhhh we were all this innocent once ...


Re: Looks as if it's getting to be time...

You will just have to deal with a shit OS (yes I do use Linux) ...


Re: Perhaps money will talk louder:

Good luck with that!

You lost your ballpoint pen, Slack? Why's your Linux version unsigned?



Why dont you all upgrade your naff Linux to Windows 10?

Your comments are appreciated ... the down vote button is on the right.

UK PC prices have risen 30% in a year since the EU referendum


Re: How to blame the BBC

Excellent summation Dear Boy have a pint for your troubles ...

User demanded PC be moved to move to a sunny desk – because it needed Windows


Re: As any good medical professional will tell you

We used to send them to Stores and ask for a Long Weight.

Never saw them again for hours.

Once, one of our mechanics sent a prentis to town to buy him a right-handed spanner and he came back with a massive 35mm/40mm spanner which cost the mech £5.00 which was a lot of money in 1974 ...

User thanked IT department for fast new server, but it had never left its box


Re: Praise or accusations of work not done?

Windows 10 is very good isn't it?

The downvote button is on the right.


Re: Praise or accusations of work not done?

Wankerton syndrome; usual symptoms are IT problems, beards and bullshit.

BT's spam blocker IDs accident claims as top nuisance call


Re: it could divert 1.6 billion nuisance calls a year.

Pedant alert

Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades


Oh, grow up why dont yer ...


Re: Horse, door, oh...

1. Take a chill pill its an OS upgrade.

2. Get out more.

3. Install Linux instead.

4. Grow a beard.

5. Rant about MS in forums.

I say, BING DONG! Microsoft's search engine literally cocks up on front page for hours


Boom Boom!


Re: 7 billion.

Get back into your fridge ....

Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook

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Re: been there - seen that - never been shouted at to that extent (yet)

You missed the two users who have a 500Mb attachment (Excel) and keep updating it and resending to one another without removing it until the .pst file hits 10Gb and Outlook stops working ... had this toooooo many times especially from merchant bankers (not cockney rhyming slang) who always work out of Excel.


Re: Shit Happens

And this is the best thing you can say about thunderbird ... I agree it is.

Hell desk to user: 'I know you're wrong. I wrote the software. And the protocol it runs on'


Have you ever been in a position to definitively tell an employer they're wrong?

About a thousand years ago when I was 18 I had a series of jobs while waiting to join the Police Force. Back then I seemed to be able to stroll from one job to another all unskilled but at 18 who gives a fig.

So I am screwing wheels on 3' x 2' X 2'6"" document containers, four of, one in each corner really skilled job.

When the wheels were attached I had to put the lid on and push it toward another PFY who ensured the top fitted OK, removed the top and stacked the wheeled base, loading a stack on a lorry when it was 15 containers high. I could not help noticing the logo emblazoned on the lid 'UK Stationary Wharehouses'.

The next suit that went past was the company owner so I stopped him and said 'I think some fool has made a spelling mistake', yes it was him. After several people came out of the office checked the spelling and then shuffled back to the office the boss reappeared and I was sacked. These days I would have kicked up a fuss but back then Nah...

Now when my companies screw up I keep schtum!

70% of Windows 10 users are totally happy with our big telemetry slurp, beams Microsoft


Re: No need to change the default settings! Erase all of WIN 10

8. Never be able to do any useful work.

9. Hide behind the sofa (you must have done something bad to be worried about your data being slurped)

Listen up Linux punks.

I have three PCs on my desk two Windows 10 and one Linux Mint. I am an IT professional and never play games and I do not do video processing either. Every time a new distro airs I try it 'cos I would love any distro to be useable. I have tried them all and they are not useable on any level. If you can get them installed they are all like going back twenty years and generally have an amateur feel. On the few occasions I have suggested Linux to customers they have all swapped back to Windows PDQ.

I have no axe to grind with Linux but please please stop bleating on about Linux as if it is a rival to Windows, IT AIN'T and will never be.

The down vote button is the one on the right (just to help Linux punks find it)


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