[WriteLog] Windows 10

William Maurer wb6jjj at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jan 26 22:01:15 EST 2016

I'm running Windoze 10 - because the power supply in the older Vista machine broke again.  Over this past weekend, while in a contest no less..., Microsoft in all of their wisdom forced a download and reboot.  I did not get an option to postpone this action - damn them...  This forced upgrade caused WriteLog to not read my radio mode and frequency (Icom 756ProIII).  It changed the port settings in WriteLog thank you very much.  Fortunately, it was easy to find and reset the ports to the correct value.

Be careful out there, Microsoft is not your friend, especially during a contest...  I lost a lot of time waiting for the download and forced installation and fixes.


> On Jan 26, 2016, at 11:30 AM, Don Hill AA5AU <aa5au at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 a while back with no issues. Some
> are reporting that their serial ports stopped working after the upgrade. The
> usual fix for that has been to uninstall and reinstall the drivers. This
> applies to other hardware as well.
> I have a PCIe 4-port serial card and I didn't have any issues with it after
> the upgrade.
> Personally, I like Windows 10.
> I understand you could go back to Windows 7 if Windows 10 doesn't work out
> but I don't know how that's done. What I did was to use a program called
> Macrium Reflect (free download) to create an image of my hard drive before I
> upgraded. After I upgraded, I created another image. I keep those images,
> along with backups I do once a week, on a 1 TB external hard drive. On two
> occasions, something happened where my computer would not boot. I don't know
> if it was a Windows 10 issue or not. On each occasion I was able to restore
> my hard drive using a Macrium-create rescue disk (USB or CD/DVD) and a
> recent image of my hard drive without losing any data (I keep important
> things like my DXKeeper log up on Dropbox).
> So if you use a program like Macrium Reflect to create an image of your hard
> drive, you can always go back to Windows 7 if you wish.
> GL,
> Don AA5AU
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WriteLog [mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of JE
> Brown
> Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:16 AM
> To: writelog at contesting.com
> Subject: [WriteLog] Windows 10
> Thinking of upgrading from v7 to v10.
> Everything working well with v7.  Anyone encountered any problems after
> doing this?
> If so, please render advise.  Problems with files, Writelog program
> operations, etc.

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