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Electronics / Re: Android and VZ
« Last post by Bill on Sep 24, 2017, 05:40 AM »
I considered that!  But the VZ techie's phone paired with my car almost instantly, removing any doubt about the GMC Blue Tooth system.
We will find out tomorrow, after I activate the replacement.
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Electronics / Re: Android and VZ
« Last post by scuzzy on Sep 23, 2017, 06:13 PM »
I wonder if the update is really the problem, although it certainly seems very suspect. Here's hoping the replacement phone resolves the problem.

Maybe it's time for a new car. Lol
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Electronics / Android and VZ
« Last post by Bill on Sep 23, 2017, 09:55 AM »
On 8/29/17 I did a system update on my Moto Z.  Beginning on 8/30/17 Blue Tooth began acting up.  Try as I might I could not pair my phone with my car.  Yesterday I took my phone to the local VZ store and spent about 40 minutes with their head techie.  After a couple of false starts, he concluded my phone was defective.  The phone is still under the 1 year warranty and they ordered me a new one.  And much to my surprise, it shipped yesterday and will arrive on Monday 9/15 - I was impressed with their efficiency, but it is a factory certified referb.  Normal I guess. 

With a  little more research  I discovered the system update was for Android 7.1.1.  That is the same Android version that created the Google Pixel phone Blue Tooth problem that we talked about almost a year ago.  I am hoping the new one doesn't have the latest version of Android and I'm not going to do any more updates either.
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Hardware/Software/Websites & Reviews / Re: Windows 10 Update 1703
« Last post by scuzzy on Sep 19, 2017, 05:48 AM »
Ugh. You're killing me. Lol

I'll consider it once I'm done with this contracting job. Not looking forward to it, though.
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Hardware/Software/Websites & Reviews / Re: Windows 10 Update 1703
« Last post by Bill on Sep 18, 2017, 06:52 AM »
Yes indeed it is a lot of work, but so was mine and I am certainly not sorry.  Do you use Blue Tooth for speakers? That's easily changed for not a lot of money.
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Hardware/Software/Websites & Reviews / Re: Windows 10 Update 1703
« Last post by scuzzy on Sep 17, 2017, 01:41 PM »
So I went back at previous poasts and found that I stated the WiFi was working nice and fast on the Windows 7 installation. I recall having driver problems that I could not resolve, but now I'm second guessing myself as to what they were. I'm certain the Bluetooth was an issue. Hmm.

I wonder if I have the wherewithal to try a Windows 7 installation again. That's a lot of stinkin' work.
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Hardware/Software/Websites & Reviews / Re: Windows 10 Update 1703
« Last post by Bill on Sep 17, 2017, 01:34 PM »
Ah, this is the first I'm hearing about the drivers, so the culprit is the motherboard / ASUS.  I didn't realize that.  Maybe not resolve-able yet.  But I'll bet you're not the only one.  When I get some time tomorrow or Tuesday I'll look around....
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Hardware/Software/Websites & Reviews / Re: Windows 10 Update 1703
« Last post by scuzzy on Sep 17, 2017, 01:24 PM »
I recall being frustrated by the storage goblins and not understanding why Windows 7 got so fat. But part of my decision to go with Win 10 was an issue with a couple drivers that I could not resolve in Windows 7. One had to do either with Bluetooth or with sound, and the other was with the mobo's WiFi. ASUS did not have a solution, nor could I find anything on the web. Updating to the latest BIOS at the time didn't help either. Windows 10 recognized the hardware and automatically installed the drivers, which helped my decision along.

It's because of the driver issues that I could not resolve that has kept me from trying Win 7 again. BTW: I still have a couple Win 7 licenses available.
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Hardware/Software/Websites & Reviews / Re: Windows 10 Update 1703
« Last post by Bill on Sep 17, 2017, 01:02 PM »
As I recall, "they didn't play well with win 7" was not the real issue.  You were pissed that your wife's and your win7 install had bloomed to 65 - 75 gigs.  And you couldn't figure out why.  And when you finally quit trying to find the Space Goblins, you installed Win 10.

My Win7 install and various programs on the C: drive is now 65 gigs and I couldn't care less. That includes all the "important" (formerly Critical) Updates.   I could not figure out why that bothered you and I still don't understand.  There is a ton of space available beyond the win7 install, whatever the size.

I believe your hardware selection is GTG just the way it is today.  Yes, it means hours of work, but think how much more you would enjoy using your powerhouse with Win 7.

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Hardware/Software/Websites & Reviews / Re: Windows 10 Update 1703
« Last post by scuzzy on Sep 17, 2017, 11:37 AM »
Damn it, time to start troubleshooting. As with previous major Win10 updates, my scanner is no longer recognized by PaperPort. On top of that, my external drive is no longer recognized by Windows.

Scuzzy; I hate Microsoft more than ever.
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