Flex QSO dumped by Windows 10

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While I was using my 6300 all of a sudden without warning I got a restart notice from my desktop and it proceeded without my permission to install Windows 10 from Windows 8. After 2 hours I was finally able to see a display, a display that flashed for about 30 seconds, stops for 5 seconds and continues on flashing. During the flashing time CPU usage is over 90%. I cannot access anything but CTRL ALT DELETE does allow me to shut it down. Anybody ever here of this, if I had known what was going to happen I would have installed Flex SmartSDR as recommended.
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Sounds like you just got one of the big windows cumulative updates that just came out a few days ago. You can go settings then under Updates & security then click advanced options and at the top you will see “Choose how updates are installed” change to “Notify to schedule restart”.

This will prevent your computer from updating automatically and forcing a restart while you are using the computer. You will still want to to get updates but this way you can decided when the updates are done.

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John
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Your at least a year away from W10 being bug free and stable enough to even consider using in production.

I agree with John. Turn off updates. Or better yet upgrade to stable W7 for a while.
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I have mentioned one adding a second hard drive to one's computer and loading 10 on the second drive. Also, if one wishes to purchase WintoUSB a really neat program, on can clone an external hard drive to Windows 7 and install 10 on the internal hard drive. Once can use the BIOS to select which drive to use. It is nice to have both systems in order to acclimate to the system which eventually will be the de facto standard.
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Burt,

I did the W10 update and didn't even know there was a recommended procedure to remove SSDR before updating.  No worries though, if you use the procedure to completely uninstall SSDR, that fixes any problems you might run in to.  I had a problem with my DAX driver not working, followed the guide and everything works fine now.

John, I think you are confusing the auto-updates of W10 with the forced upgrade from W8 to W10 that Burt experienced.

Howard, I must say I disagree with your statement.  I did the W7 to W10 upgrade and only experienced one driver problem that was easily solved.  I don't think that should be enough to stop anyone from upgrading.  This OS update is one of the easiest, painless ones I've ever experienced.
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I think all of you are missing the fact it keeps flashing and I cannot access anything, when I click on anything no reaction. CTRL-ALT-Delete does go to a stable screen to go to shutdown
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Uninstall w10. Install w7. Wait 1 year. Try w10 then
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That is not really my problem, I just get flashing and flashing so I tried a SHIFT restart, that gave me several options, I tried going back to yesterday but that did not help, I tried it again and it hung on "restarting" after 30 minutes I got pissed and just hit the cold reboot button and that got rid of Windows 10. I am now back to Windows 3.2





Sorry did I say 3.2 I meant 8
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O Gee...I remember THOSE days!  ha.
I think I still have some 5.35" floppies with 3.11 on them!

It is a great mystery why some computers will upgrade to Win10 just fine and others cause all manner of issues.  Most of them are not operator error, either.  But they do require operator intervention to fix them.

I began Win10 with the insider early release several months ago.  I like it much better than 7 or 8.1.

My biggest problem is that every new build requires me to uninstall and re-install all my Flex software, rebuild my Virtual Serial Ports, and reconfigure all of my DAX audio channel properties (sample rates, etc)  It wastes about 45 minutes of my time every couple of weeks.  The last time was just this weekend.  (I may need to check that I am not still signed up for the "Fast Build Preview Release" which pushes each new release build out as fast as it can. )

The other thing is that it doesn't seem to be picking up my Parallels Access audio channels correctly, so I have not been able to play remote for a while.  For me that is no big deal, I don't travel that much.  For Howard and others it would be a deal breaker!  I know there must be a solution out there somewhere, but I haven't had time to mess with it much.

You might wait a couple of weeks and try to download another new build and see of that one works better.  As others have said, I would recommend selecting the "Let me decide when to install the new update" box rather than the "Download and update according to this schedule" box.  At least then you get to decide yourself when your computer is going to crash!

Good luck.

Ken - NM9P
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I have two computers that would not load Windows 10. For the Dell XPS 8700 that did, I cloned the Windows on a USB SSD drive using a wonderful program called "WintoUSB." I transported the USB drive to the other two computers and brought up Windows 10 with no problem. One should check out this wonderful program.


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I did do a "let me decide" but it kept prompting me and I kept delaying it, so I guess it got pissed. I won't install until June
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I must be one of the lucky ones, I Installed Win 10 the day it was released and is working perfect for me?

The black screen is a known problem that some users have experienced and is related to a graphics issue with the first release where some peoples graphics cards wont initialize correctly at start up. The latest update supposedly fixes that problem.
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You are not alone, working great on several computers here.