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Post by mstombs »

Geoff Bacon wrote:... the free memory (as shown at bottom of MS archive screen) is over 4 GB

Bit optimistic for the old Toppy generation hardware!
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Post by Geoff Bacon »

You are right, it should be over 4 Mb (mine is around 9)

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Post by Stu's TV »

qubits wrote:Hi Stu's TV,

PM received!

Unfortunately I have never tried using Antares on Windows 10, so I might not be very helpful in diagnosing your problems, at least not at the moment.

I've spent the last few years in the USA for work, away from my Toppy. I just recently got back to Australia, so I now finally have access to it again. And, my computer is now running Windows 10.

So... it might be a good time for me to think about how to make Antares and z4t run more smoothly on Windows 10. Although, I have forgotten everything about the internal workings of Antares, so it might be a few weeks or months before I make progress on this!
That'd be fantastic qubits, I'll keep checking in here to see if you have wrestled Win 10 into submission!
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Re: Win10 anniversary update - driver signing enforcement

Post by TopTapper »

Not surprisingly, the latest major win10 update -- 1709 "Fall Creators Update", here -- showed exactly the same behaviour: Toppy-PC connectivity lost (fix: reboot with driver-signing-enforcement disabled, reinstall driver with z4t).

The Device Manager driver history suggests there's a chance that the driver might have kept working if the toppy had been connected at the time of the update (that's not generally recommended but maybe Ok in this case).

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Device USB\VID_11DB&PID_1000\1000 was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match.

Last Device Instance Id: USB\VID_11DB&PID_1000\5&26feab1e&0&6
Class Guid: {78A1C341-4539-11D3-B88D-00C04FAD5171}
Location Path: PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1400)#USBROOT(0)#USB(6)
Migration Rank: 0xF000C00000000013
Present: false
Status: 0xC0000719
I'm not likely to be able to test as I've gone to the dark side and the Toppy will be retired (hopefully, given away) soon.
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