Pet Peeves-air 'em out!! (#3)

Johnny b

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Peeves versus rants? Well, today, for me....about the same.

It started when I thought, why not boot into Win 10 and see if it will update to version 2004.
Win 10 1909 booted up fine.
Went into updates, lo and behold, I finally was given a download link for the update.
I got a notice, something like preparing the computer, after 20 minutes it started a download and stalled at 3%. For about 45 minutes.
I turned it off and thought, maybe I'll just skip this, do a Restore and forget about 2004.
The restore seemed to work.

A couple of hours go by. It's raining. Can't work in the yard.
I look at my computer and, well, OK. I'll give you another shot at 2004.

It boots up fine.
No updates. No network connection.

(sigh! :D )

I'm thinking, somethings corrupted and the Restore didn't repair it.
So I pick a restore point about a month ago.
Boots fine, no network connection.

So I boot into Linux.....no network connection.

Damit!!

The onboard ethernet is toast.
It's a small case computer and needs a half height network card and I don't have one.
But I do have an old D-Link card but full height.
So I cut up a 'mounting plate' and cobble the card into a slot.

Success!!!! It works nicely in Linux.

So I boot into Win 10 which sees the Internet with no issues and click on updates.



The Win 10 2004 update is no longer offered.
 
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People who leave corks on a corkscrew
Women who think they can get another cushion on the sofa if they just squeeze the other 10 up a bit.
Cats
Greek public toilets
French public toilets
Dogs are allowed in some French restaurants but if I use a knife with my left hand I'm the caveman?
The French
Selfies
Pouting selfies especially
And of course
Whiskers, cat's ears, floaty stars, and filters generally on a perfectlly acceptable photograph of someone.
I mentioned the French right?
Pablo Escobar - he's not a hero.
Canned Laughter
Anything metric
Driving on the right? - Weirdos!
Apps
Pasta
UK Kayakers who wear drysuits in the winter - wetsuis are perfectly adequate - wimps!
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent
The number of types of purple there are? There's only one.
Conspiracy theorists? Get a life!
Why isn't there another word for Thesaurus?
Rats
Marzipan
You can't get a beer when you drop your kids off at school? - You bloody need one!
Hitler, Pol Pot, Ide Amin - Obviously
Glacier cherries . . arrgh . . puke - normal cherries - fine.
Salmonella
Hunting
Stray bricks of lego
I'm getting bored . . just chuck a random one in here at the end for humour, um, oh yeah . . .
Religion
And gerkhins in Macdonalds
Those round things that help you poach an egg? Just poach a bloody egg!
I could go on.
I think I have.
 
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That was interesting Moby until I got to the end and had to edit your post for language. Please be more careful of that in the future as this is a family friendly site. Even in the form of an acronym, it's not acceptable.
 

Johnny b

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pet-peeves-air-em-out-3.896149/post-9732022

A continuation :mad:


So, I'm done with the yard work and I'm sitting in front of a fan cooling off, staring into a blank monitor.
I foolishly say to myself, self, let's give Win 10 2004 update another try.
Of course, I don't get the option to update, so I dig around and find the error code.
Later I learn it translates to: "you fool", but I go ahead and run the trouble shooter blindly.

Now I get the option to update to Win 10 Pro version 2004.
I'm feeling like a winner :)

But only lasts, at best, a minute as I realize there is no Internet connectivity after I start the update.
I boot into Linux. No Internet Connectivity.

So I swap out the computer for a backup and do a search for the problem.

And I find this:

How to get back online after a Windows 10 update breaks your internet access
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-regain-internet-access-after-installing-update-windows-10

There are 10 suggested How to's .
Below that, several thousand words with interesting images on what to do next. Trouble shooting.

Pity the person that only has one computer :cool:
(Kinda difficult to do a search with a dead connection)

Well, earlier I did order a half height network card from Amazon.
If none of the fixes from above work , I got it covered.

But this was the last straw. Good bye WIn 10 Pro. I hardly knew you and don't want any more. Too frustrating.
 
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Census knocking on my door for the third time is really annoying! Ugg!! I already filled out the pamphlet!!:rolleyes:

Another pet peeve is people behaving as though the virus doesn't exist! Running around with no masks, having gatherings and standing in large crowds!

Another pet peeve is Google producing opposite results for your search. For example, if you search for cats google will return dogs as the results!:mad:
 

Johnny b

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............................

Another pet peeve is Google producing opposite results for your search. For example, if you search for cats google will return dogs as the results!:mad:
I, too, have had a lot of bad search results from Google.

It seems that after Google covered the world, they didn't cover it so well with search returns. :cool:
 

Cookiegal

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Tina,

There's really no point in quoting a post from 10 years ago, especially when you're not quoting the correct content to go along with your comment and the member who made the original post on January 20, 2010 hasn't logged in here here for eight years. Not quoting the correct content makes your post irrelevant to the quote and if anyone is interested enough they have to click the link to see what was said which defeats the purpose of quoting text.
 
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Tina,

There's really no point in quoting a post from 10 years ago, especially when you're not quoting the correct content to go along with your comment and the member who made the original post on January 20, 2010 hasn't logged in here here for eight years. Not quoting the correct content makes your post irrelevant to the quote and if anyone is interested enough they have to click the link to see what was said which defeats the purpose of quoting text.
I had not paid attention to that. I apologise. Me and my mistakes. :(
 

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