Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums
ehgilman

Reverted back to win7 Pro from windw 10

Recommended Posts

So I reverted back to Windows7 pro because Windows 10 would put my computer to sleep or turn it off even after I set the power settings to "Never"  All of my shortcuts did not work after I went back. I tried to do an install and it is telling me some "temp?  something.msi" file is not available. I did a fresh download and still the same thing when I try to install it.

 

I tried deleting all the light-o-Rama files manually, (after I backed up all my sequences) and it says it can't because some program is still using it. I went into task manager and stop anything that was showing Light-O-Rama, and it still will not let me delete it.  Something to do with the "Fonts" folder.

 

Any help would be great!!

 

I can't get screen capture to work, but this is the file the error box refers to.  I did a search and checked the trash and it isn't anywhere on my computer.

 

C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Local\Temp\{3738D346-1DCD-4C2C-A734-C6B0D1A993CB}\

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the same problem didn't like win 10.

 

I tried everything I could think of, went online and did some things others said worked... nothing worked... Only thing I finally found that worked was to save the files i really needed.. made a back up cd for programs etc. and did a complete system restore...

I still haven't get everything working right again on that computer but after going back to win 7 from 10... I couldn't even shut down without using the force shutdown button on the task window that started opening... 

 

That worked until I started getting the pop up update windows again.... then it started all over... so I am now running win 10 again and trying to get it set up and working right... I Still Hate Win 10

 

I think Microsoft is starting to cause win 7 problems like they did with XP to force people more or less to stop using it and use win 10. XP works until you try to go on the net with it... then they will zap it again so it stops working.. or so it will not search or open any web pages...

 

They try to blame it on the web sites but don't be stupid enough to believe that all the web sites are making it stop working...

 

Its Microsoft working on going into your pocket books again.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is not what I wanted to here. :mellow:

 

For now, I went into the Light-O-Rama- program folder and made new shortcuts to every thing. Seems to be working ok. I am going to make a short show and let it run and see if it all works out ok.  If you figure out how to keep win10 from shutting down do to "In activity" please let me know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did the upgrade from 7 to 10 two weeks ago. Had to update video drivers but otherwise,flawless. Hard to tell much difference from 7 really. Running test shows and sequences every day, no issues.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did the upgrade from 7 to 10 two weeks ago. Had to update video drivers but otherwise,flawless. Hard to tell much difference from 7 really. Running test shows and sequences every day, no issues.

It doesn't shut down on you?  I did the update for all my drivers. If I left my machine and came back a couple hours latter, it was off. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No. Just turn the monitors off after 15 mins. Runs 24/7.

Have you disabled hibernation. It was always problematic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will be sticking with Win7 on my main computer until support stops in 2020, by then the main computer will be my show computer and my new computer will be Win10.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I disabled hibernate. Disable everything that should put it to sleep, hibernate or shut off.  So far with the fixes I have made in windows 7, it seems to be working.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a Powercfg command executed from the cmd prompt which sometimes gives you more options and control than are available from the GUI.

 

Here is a link to a MS description of the command and its switches, if you are comfortable around the cmd prompt.

 

 https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Cc748940(v=WS.10).aspx

 

Disclaimer, as usual, be careful, you can mess up your machine if you don't know what you are doing. Use at your own risk.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am pretty comfortable with it. I am old enough that I can say Trash 80 and know what it means. back in those days it was all command promps.   lol

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a red white and blue sequence that I am running in a show. I have it set for the week. If it does not give me any problems, I will just stick with what I have until after Christmas. The new job does not allow a lot of time to be messing with it. I need to get my sequences buttoned up and ready to go before Black Friday. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about a ZX81...... with a huge 1k of ram.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I think Microsoft is starting to cause win 7 problems like they did with XP to force people more or less to stop using it and use win 10. XP works until you try to go on the net with it... then they will zap it again so it stops working.. or so it will not search or open any web pages...

 

 

Not likely.  And I have several XP computers that are in daily use just fine - including my show computer.  Connected to the internet all the time and one is doing stuff on the internet every day.

 

And Phil, you're dating yourself....  I remember $1 per byte for RAM (I did not have a PC then so I did not pay that much).  I remember picking up a hard drive and controller card for my room-mate at Western Digital - $700 for 10MB.  For that price today I could have several TeraBytes in SSDs or over a dozen TB in spinning disks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes Jim, Its is amazing how far we have come..........in some ways.

 

The problem Microsoft has to deal with is an almost endless variety of hardware and software. It is impossible for them to even come close to testing every combination and configuration. And that's if everything is working right to start with.

 

I have an XP machine as my server, runs 24,7, two "7" boxes and my main desktop with 10.

Up until now I would have done a clean install on 10 but the upgrade went really well and I didn't have to spend two days re-installing all my programs..................er Apps. I've put the WIN 10 ISO on a bootable drive so I can clean it up later if I need to but so far so good.

 

Since we're dating ourselves, I once upgraded a 25MHz 386 machine at work to a whopping 40MHz . Think it cost nearly a grand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about a ZX81...... with a huge 1k of ram.

 

I am pretty comfortable with it. I am old enough that I can say Trash 80 and know what it means. back in those days it was all command promps.   lol

Ahh...young guys! lol, how about starting out with an IBM29 card punch and possibly an ASR33/35 for creating papertapes? Actually, I go back a bit farther with an analog system..synchros and etc...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I worked in computer sales in the mid 80's and sold my first IBM AT for what was considered a cheap $7,000. The other store in town was outraged that I gave the customer a $2,000 discount from what they quoted.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some other problems I had was Each time I tried to open a JPEG it would not open but told me to go the the store.... I had a few other programs that would not work correctly... I had some music files and each time I tried to play it I got the same message. I finally had to convert the files to a different format to play them .. Sorry but I dont remember what the format was for them..

 

I didnt make a list of all the problems I had with different programs.. I do have a few old computers that I can use for different thing as long as I do not try to do anything on line or connect them to the internet for anything... Not even to just check e mail or anything. My old 98 2nd is still used to play a few games as well as run a version of AutoCad... and I have a XP ( best thing I ever had) that I still run my AutoCad Arch desk top on. as well as a few of the older( Great) games..

 

I am in the process of finishing another with Win 2000 on it... lol... as long as I stay off the net with them I like the old 32 bits systems for a lot of the old programs I have as well as being able to use older printers, scanners etc. that I have.. 

 

How have you been able to get XP systems to connect to the net?

 

Each time I try it it freezes up and wont do anything there except give me messages to upgrade it or nothing at all...

And yes..

 

I Turned off the Auto Update a long time age, Have completly rebooted all the programs etc. and as ling as I stay off the net it works fine..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortuately operating systems, especially Windows, need to be periodically re-installed to freshen things up and remove all the accumulated crud from daily use. The only way to do this is to format the drive and do a clean install. This, of course also means re- installing all your programs and drivers and devices. Total pain, but in the long run makes for fewer problems. It also assumes you have the apprpriate restore or installation media.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My LOR Control Panel is all messed up after upgrading to Windows 10 and trying to update.  Not sure what to do.  I basically checked all the permissions of the folders and they were all Full Control and I even made sure no folders were READ ONLY.  I figured something happened to folder permissions when I upgraded.  Still ZERO luck.  Been playing with this for days.

 

I am getting the following:

 

LORPost

 

Error: Path/File access error On step: Set Network Export Path c:users\<my name>\Documents\Light-O-Rama\SavedConfigurations\

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you try running from an Admin account or try run as Admin or uninstall LOR and re-install. If that does not work you may need to write a helpdesk ticket to get the current version of Regwipe to clean things out. As always, back up your sequences first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you try running from an Admin account or try run as Admin or uninstall LOR and re-install. If that does not work you may need to write a helpdesk ticket to get the current version of Regwipe to clean things out. As always, back up your sequences first.

Problem solved.  I tried doing the install & re-install to no avail.  When I checked the read/write permissions of the folder, it had 3 "groups"...System, Home Users, Administrators.  Both the System and Administrators had full Control (my account is an Administrator account).  I actually had to grant Home Users full control for everything to work.  This is the second piece of software that I had to do something similar to the Home Users group to make it work.  This only happened after upgrading to Windows 10.  Looks like Windows 10 screwed up permissions somehow.

Edited by CovertRain

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I worked in computer sales in the mid 80's and sold my first IBM AT for what was considered a cheap $7,000. The other store in town was outraged that I gave the customer a $2,000 discount from what they quoted.

Oh yes I recall my first purchase with monochrome monitor and NO hard drive.   Had to boot and store everything on floppy 360k discs which were touted as double density double sided.

 

How about this.  My first computer language course in 1977 was FORTRAN.  Had to use punched cards.  There was NO monitor at all.  My program was a card deck which I had to put a rubber band around and carry back to my dorm room. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I reverted back from Windows 10 to Windows 7 because Win 10 refused to allow my Office licenses to work.  Wanted me to buy new licenses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had same license problem on some of mine... There was no way I was going to spend a couple thousand for new AutoCad Licenses.. plus a few others that I have and use..

 

Plus there was the simple fact.... after checking out WIN 10 I hated it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried Win 10, 3 different times with no success.  I am not impressed with it at all.  For some reason, it does not like my NVidia graphics card at all.  I spent hours on the phone with Microsoft and NVidia about the issue and no one could resolve it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...