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Day 31 July 2015: 'Red' Theme









38 31/07/2015 - 6:44 AM
By altitude50
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
How do I get my start menu to look like this, at the mo it just looks confusing and a mess, lol were is the windows 7 style start menu.
http://www.howtogeek.com/197836/8-ways-to-customize-the-windows-10-start-menu/

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion

Quote: I thought it might be my backup software, as the app couldn't talk to the engine, but I uninstalled that and it's still happening.

90% sure it's related to the AMD Catalyst software now....

Everything works really well for about 5 minutes, then things just stop responding - the mouse moves fine, and certain things work OK, but it seems whenever it tries to run something everything just starts hanging.

Just putting on the AMD software released yesterday to see if that helps.
Wonder if Kaspersky is having problems.... it's not showing up on my notification area....

I was half expecting to have problems with catalyst but it all seems to be working trouble free, what version are you running.



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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion

Quote: Startup seems much faster this morning too with Win 10.

Yes I noticed that, but I was going from 7 Pro to 10 pro.

It also looks as if less ram is being used, judging by resorce monitor.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion

Quote: [quote]can you think of a single reason why a photographer would want it, that is the question?

Here's more than one reason:
New Photos app
Easy cast to big screens wirelessly
Lightroom runs faster
Photoshop runs faster
Everything is more up-to-date

[/quote]

I`ve got one of those new TV`s that does screen mirroring so I might have to try connecting wirelessly Smile

To be honnest I`m pretty gobsmacked its quite a big step up from 7, it runs a lot quicker and flawlessly.

It took me a while to find my way around, disk management and resorce monitor were two of the things I used quite often in 7, 10 minutes in I found them in 10.

Lol I`ve been up all night playing around with it Smile

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
By about 1.30am I had it all set back up, including all my programs and a screen calibration.

Downloading photoshop and instaling it seemed to take forever, it probably took longer than my Windows 10 install.


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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Well that was quick and painless.

All in it only took about 45 minutes.

I lost the sound, it obviously could not find any drivers, I loaded the 7 drivers and it now appears to be working fine.

Lol its going to take a while for me to get the hang of this new operating system.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion

Quote: Without those updates, I don't think you've got a choice.

Its taken about 10 minutes so far.





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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
I went for the first option.

It all seems a bit long winded needing to download it all again.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Do this ?



Guess I better log out of CC first.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Looks like I have problems



I was at work and asked the kids not to use the PC today.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Just switched the PC on for the first time today.

So how do I get 10, do I have to wait for some message telling me its ready.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
No worries, its a 2 minute fix.

I`ve just been looking at the various free apps, games etc.

here`s one.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/games/3d-chess-game/9wzdncrfhx51
This you might like Smile
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/games/extreme-landings/9nblggh3t3q0

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Yep and a spare hard drive Smile

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion

Quote: Paul, Microsoft have included a free path back to your old OS in Windows 10.

Lol, wish I`d known that earlier Smile

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
I`ve Just cloned my SSD containing my Windows 7 pro to a spare hard drive, it took all of 13 minutes, lol I was pretty shocked by the speed of it.

I might not ever need it but at least it is there just in case I run into problems and need a quick fix getting back into 7.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Kodi looks quite interesting Chris.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion

Quote: Yeah that's the folder, the BT might stand for Bad Times Grin

Paul I have no idea what happens to existing apps; I'm going to read a few blogs etc after other people have done it before I allow mine to go ahead. If I had to reinstall CC stuff it's not a big deal, settings etc are saved in the Cloud. Data files such as photos and catalogs are backed up.

Looking at my program files list there's nothing that would be a big deal to reinstall if that's what I had to do.



Found the info Chris, yeh its as simple as just logging out, your settings being stored to the cloud is a very useful feature as well Smile
https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/x-productkb/policy-pricing/activation-deactivation-pr...
Looks like I will loose Windows Media Center but I don`t really use it much these days.

I might see if I can put this update on hold for a few days, I should imagine all my hardware's is all covered like graphics card and sound card.

I was going to get a new larger SSD for this update but I don`t really mind loosing my current operating system, I have windows 7 pro on a DVD, though I guess I could always clone it over to a spare hard drive for now to save hassle.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
What is the best way of deactivating CC before installing 10, am I right in thinking all I need to do is to log out of the CC app.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Windows 10 Upgrade Discussion
Yeh I noticed a new folder as well

$windows BT, I have no idea what the BT stands for.

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148 30/07/2015 - 11:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Bose Acoustimass system - any good?
A pair of book shelf sized speakers will probably be enough for you.

Something like this

Review here.
http://www.whathifi.com/wharfedale/diamond-91/review

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8 27/07/2015 - 9:44 PM
By Paul Morgan
Bose Acoustimass system - any good?
I`m really out of touch with speakers, I`m still using a pair of Kef K series speakers that must be approaching 20 years old and I have never felt the need to replace them.

The speakers you linked to look a little pricey for what they are.

You could get a perfectly good pair of speakers for half that and using the saving invest in some decent wireless head phones, the head phones should impress the wife Smile

8 27/07/2015 - 9:44 PM
By Paul Morgan
Let down by computer - photos on card problem can you advise please?
What happens if you open the card using windows explorer, are all the images there ?

63 28/07/2015 - 6:59 PM
By StrayCat
I bought a new camera
Yes I can remember that one, also a lot of Leica camera`s(Panasonic Clones) were also shipping with Lr.

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7 26/07/2015 - 9:29 PM
By Paul Morgan
Not generating valid IP

Quote: thanks Paul, managed to get in and the DHCP is enabled. I've input the settings manually into the TV but to no avail, just tried connecting wirelessly to TV but thats not working either.

I gave up on the TV I bought a few months ago, its not a smart TV but it should be able to do a few things when connected to the net, I never have been able to get this part of it to work, even though it does show up as a connected device.

25 27/07/2015 - 9:38 AM
By answersonapostcard
Photographer wanted: product photography on pure white background
Heat and electricity is not so much of a problem with modern low energy bulbs.

I once accidentally set light to some net curtains using 500 watt bulbs and a two light setup used a KW of electricity Smile

16 26/07/2015 - 6:52 PM
By Paul Morgan
Let down by computer - photos on card problem can you advise please?
How old is your reader, how old is your card, do other identical cards work with this reader without problems.

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63 28/07/2015 - 6:59 PM
By StrayCat
Let down by computer - photos on card problem can you advise please?

Quote: Yes before I take the card out the camera I push the cover back and gently push it so it springs out. On the tower if the stick is in, then I click on an icon in the right part of PC which says safely remove device.

Is your card compatible with your built in card reader ?

SD cards change over time.

I bought some new cards and found my old built in card reader could no longer read them without errors, comparing SD cards I found my new ones had more gold contacts than my older cards, a new more up to date reader solved the problem.

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63 28/07/2015 - 6:59 PM
By StrayCat
Not generating valid IP
K if your still unable to log into your router and check your settings its looking more and more like you have a hardware problem with your router.

I had something similar a few years ago, wireless connectivity but nothing through the Ethernet cables, turned out one of the Lan settings had been somehow altered in the routers software and it was easily fixed, I was back up and running in just a few minutes.

I believe it may have been something to do with the DHCP server, this needs to be enabled so that IP adresses could be distributed across a lan network, some how mine had become set to disable.

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25 27/07/2015 - 9:38 AM
By answersonapostcard
I bought a new camera
Yes Lr does sometimes ship with camera`s, Lr shipped with my G2 a few years ago and its been shipped with more camera`s since.

7 26/07/2015 - 9:29 PM
By Paul Morgan
Not generating valid IP
This all seems a little odd, could you not get into your routers software at all.

This might help
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/network-wifi/how-connect-your-router-change-se...

25 27/07/2015 - 9:38 AM
By answersonapostcard
Not generating valid IP
I should have added K, if you can`t log into your router from your PC then it will more than likely be a hardware problem like a faulty router.

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25 27/07/2015 - 9:38 AM
By answersonapostcard
Let down by computer - photos on card problem can you advise please?

Quote: Don't buy a 16gb card, you would be far better off using several smaller cards - say 4 x 4gb cards. Then if you do get a card fault you stand to lose one in four of your photos rather than all of them. Another way of putting this is: don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

Yes same here, I only use higher capacity cards for video and even then I don`t fill them all the way.

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63 28/07/2015 - 6:59 PM
By StrayCat
12-50mm "wobble"
Can`t say I notice it when its attached, but all sorts of internal camera parts move.

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11 28/07/2015 - 4:02 PM
By JR1
Not generating valid IP
If its all running through your router, I`d be looking at that, can you log into it using your PC, this is the address.

192.168.1.1

25 27/07/2015 - 9:38 AM
By answersonapostcard
Not generating valid IP
I believe K can only connect via wireless.

Have you tried any of this K
http://www.smarttricks.net/fix-error-651-in-windows-7-8

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25 27/07/2015 - 9:38 AM
By answersonapostcard
12-50mm "wobble"

Quote: Hi all,

I recently noticed that my 12-50mm lens errrrr.... Well, wobbles in the barrel. If I hold the barrel at the mount end, then grip the farthest end, the whole barrel wobbles quite worryingly, but the mount end stays still. Hard to explain.

I believe the focuses ring being movable to 3 positions makes this a weak point.
There was never a wobble before that I noticed.
I'll upload a video of you need to 'see' what I mean.

Andy

Yep there will be some wobble when the lens is not attached to the body, its not as noticeable as the Sigma lenses but it is still there.

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11 28/07/2015 - 4:02 PM
By JR1
Not generating valid IP
I get problems from time to time, generally after a lot of rain, I loose my internet connection but the phone will still work, its usually back to normal after a few hours.

25 27/07/2015 - 9:38 AM
By answersonapostcard
Not generating valid IP
Have you tried a reboot.

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25 27/07/2015 - 9:38 AM
By answersonapostcard
Bridge CC
Have you spoken to adobe about the Bridge problem, get to there online chat, someone should be able to sort it out for you.
https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud.html

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7 26/07/2015 - 10:40 AM
By Dvaid
Let down by computer - photos on card problem can you advise please?

Quote: [quote]Have you tried another card reader ?

Yes one by Transcend, anyone heard of them. Seems ok. I'll be devastated if my photos are gone, because that's two weeks of hard work down the swanney. I've had unfair setbacks in my life and been denied opportunities', and had things go wrong.
[/quote]
Quote: have pictures back and I have lost about a third. I think it could be play memories software that doesn't like my Pentax files. The card also corrupted and they cant tell me if its false r not, so I've lost out again as usual. To top it all off I have lost the CD that came with my Pentax camera. Sorry for the spelling mistakes as I'm really upset and there's nothing I can do about it. Can I get a replacement please?

They show up on disk then grey over so I can't see them which is bad. So I have spent two weeks taking pictures for absolutely nothing!

I think it could be play memories software that doesn't like my Pentax files

What happens if you bypass the software.

63 28/07/2015 - 6:59 PM
By StrayCat
Bridge CC
There two totally different programs.

If your using CC download and install Bridge.

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7 26/07/2015 - 10:40 AM
By Dvaid
Tempted to upgrade to EM1

Quote: [quote]Are you metering the voltages

Yes, to see where Olympus sets the battery warning to operate. But I'm not a technical tester, I'm a photographer so all that interests me is how many pix I can get from a battery.

What are you suggesting measuring battery voltage would tell me in this context?
[/quote]

It will tell you how quickly the batteries discharge when not in use.

I had a couple (third party) that were really crap, it wasn`t until I checked the above that I realized just how bad they really were.

Straight out the charger they were never to bad, left two or three days and they would be terrible.

34 25/07/2015 - 1:22 AM
By Paul Morgan
Let down by computer - photos on card problem can you advise please?
Have you tried another card reader ?

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63 28/07/2015 - 6:59 PM
By StrayCat
18% Grey to White in Camera

Quote: [quote]Or you can meter off the palm of your hand and add between 2/3 stop and 1 stop (as long as your hand is in the same light quality as the main subject) - no grey card needed.

In these politically correct times, should we assume that every reader has white caucasian skin?
[/quote]

Its the reflectance properties that matter.

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69 30/07/2015 - 4:07 PM
By thewilliam
Parking charges in town centres

Quote: I would be quite happy to pay a toll if/when new bridges are built.

They don`t just need to recover the cost of the build, bridges need maintaining, repairing, relaying etc.

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61 24/07/2015 - 7:36 PM
By aftertherain
18% Grey to White in Camera

Quote: themak, if you point your camera at white snow it will underexpose it, if you point your camera at black tar it will overexpose it. So you have to compensate (with exposure compensation or manually). So it's right to say you would do over exposure for the snow and do under exposure for the tar

This is why separate light meters are still worth using, reflective metering will never be perfect.

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69 30/07/2015 - 4:07 PM
By thewilliam
Tempted to upgrade to EM1

Quote: [quote] I don't notice a huge difference in performance

I've been doing some tests on third party batteries. They do have less capacity (surprise surprise at a small percentage of the maker's price!)

I've used a mixture of manufacturer and third party batteries ever since digital came about but I've never had a problem with any of them.
[/quote]

Are you metering the voltages ?

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34 25/07/2015 - 1:22 AM
By Paul Morgan
Parking charges in town centres

Quote: [quote]I agree that managing the bridges (Skye is free to cross now of course) is all part of a business and the funding comes from the tolls; however, when you look at the through-life profit against the initial capital costs and following maintenance

Its called Capitalism and its been proven time and time again that Communism or Socialism just does not work. Capitalism is the only way. (Calm down Garth........ Smile)......

Sorry but I'm happy for someone to stomp up a couple of million quid to get me across the Thames for 1.86 a journey
[/quote]

I lived in a village that had a toll bridge to cross the Thames, profits were used to keep the bridge up and running.

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61 24/07/2015 - 7:36 PM
By aftertherain
Parking charges in town centres
Not so long ago I was shown an old photo of the street I grew up on in the sixties, there were only a small handful of parked cars in the picture.

If I visited the same street now it would be rammed with parked cars both day and night.

Progress Smile

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61 24/07/2015 - 7:36 PM
By aftertherain