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Re: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

w3qt_mike
 

Thanks for all the responses and suggestions.  I appreciate all the helpful input. 

73,
Mike, W3QT

On 2015-08-01 05:24 AM, Rich - W3ZJ rich@... [dxlab] wrote:
 

I have done upgrades from Windows 8.1 on two machines now with no issues at all, everything came up roses. It takes some time (2+ hours) so be prepared  to wait but other than that it goes very smoothly. Once it starts you don't have to watch it. It asks all the questions up front then goes about its business, so take a walk :-) All my programs and files are  on the C drive.

73, Rich - W3ZJ
http://www.w3zj.com


On 7/31/2015 9:20 PM, ' Dave AA6YQ' aa6yq@... [dxlab] wrote:
Two months ago I reinstalled DXLab Suite on a new computer.  Following Dave's process it went without a hitch.  Now I'm in need of some input/advice.  I'll be moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.  Any suggestions on whether to do an upgrade or a clean install?  I've read support for both but am inclined to trust the advice from others on this board.  Thanks.

>>>In my experience, upgrades can (but don't always) produce sub-optimal results, so I recommend a clean install.  Note the report here yesterday of an upgrade incorrectly changing pathnames in the settings of DXLab applications.
>>>As Joe W4TV has pointed out, getting Windows 10 at no cost may require that you upgrade. If the upgrade goes badly, or you dislike the result, you can do a clean install afterwards.
>>>Before embarking on a clean install, make sure you have viable backup copies of all critical information, most importantly your log file, and that those backups are stored in a safe place that won't be affected by the procedure.
          73,

                Dave, AA6YQ




Re: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Richard B Drake
 

I have done upgrades from Windows 8.1 on two machines now with no issues at all, everything came up roses. It takes some time (2+ hours) so be prepared  to wait but other than that it goes very smoothly. Once it starts you don't have to watch it. It asks all the questions up front then goes about its business, so take a walk :-) All my programs and files are  on the C drive.

73, Rich - W3ZJ
http://www.w3zj.com


On 7/31/2015 9:20 PM, ' Dave AA6YQ' aa6yq@... [dxlab] wrote:
Two months ago I reinstalled DXLab Suite on a new computer.  Following Dave's process it went without a hitch.  Now I'm in need of some input/advice.  I'll be moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.  Any suggestions on whether to do an upgrade or a clean install?  I've read support for both but am inclined to trust the advice from others on this board.  Thanks.

>>>In my experience, upgrades can (but don't always) produce sub-optimal results, so I recommend a clean install.  Note the report here yesterday of an upgrade incorrectly changing pathnames in the settings of DXLab applications.
>>>As Joe W4TV has pointed out, getting Windows 10 at no cost may require that you upgrade. If the upgrade goes badly, or you dislike the result, you can do a clean install afterwards.
>>>Before embarking on a clean install, make sure you have viable backup copies of all critical information, most importantly your log file, and that those backups are stored in a safe place that won't be affected by the procedure.
          73,

                Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2015 12:41 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Hello, to the group and Dave. I did an upgrade to Windows 10 this morning. I am having trouble getting WinWarbler to work now. It is unstable and doesn't work. When I try shutting it down it wound go away. I have to use the task master to end the program. I am using W3YY's interface and using FSK to K3. I have the error log if that would be of help.

See this article on preventing poor performance on Windows 10:
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/Windows10Performance>

I would like to see the errorlog.txt file that WinWarbler generated; please attach it to an email message, and send it to me via
aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Stephen Zumbrun
 

Hello, to the group and Dave.  I did an upgrade to Windows 10 this morning.  I am having trouble getting WinWarbler to work now.  It is unstable and doesn't work. When I try shutting it down it wound go away.  I have to use the task master to end the program.  I am using W3YY's interface and using FSK to K3.  I have the error log if that would be of help.  Thank you, Steve W0SZ


Re: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

w6de
 

On the surface and only by reading what has been posted here; it appears that the problematic "upgrades" have been on systems that also have executables on other than the C: drive. As usual, there are always other variables and your mileage may vary.

In my case, I've been able to keep all the executables on my c: drive by equipping my newly built and commissioned radio computer with a 400GB Solid State Disk. After all the fun of installing Windows-7, new drivers, DXlabs, et al, I'm not in a hurry to upgrade it to Windows-10.

I am going to follow Joe's approach and upgrade a non-critical desktop system I have in my "office." I'll hold off upgrading the new computer system in the shack for a while longer. If the system in the office upgrade goes OK, then in a month or two after all the dust has settled and the first and maybe second round of "gee whiz, did we really forget to do. . ." Windows-10 fixes have been published by Microsoft, I'll think about performing my radio computer Windows-10 upgrade.

Dave, w6de

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: 01 August, 2015 1:21 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 8:05 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Two months ago I reinstalled DXLab Suite on a new computer. Following Dave's process it went without a hitch. Now I'm in need of some input/advice. I'll be moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Any suggestions on whether to do an upgrade or a clean install? I've read support for both but am inclined to trust the advice from others on this board. Thanks.

In my experience, upgrades can (but don't always) produce sub-optimal results, so I recommend a clean install. Note the report here yesterday of an upgrade incorrectly changing pathnames in the settings of DXLab applications.
As Joe W4TV has pointed out, getting Windows 10 at no cost may require that you upgrade. If the upgrade goes badly, or you dislike the result, you can do a clean install afterwards.
Before embarking on a clean install, make sure you have viable backup copies of all critical information, most importantly your log file, and that those backups are stored in a safe place that won't be affected by the procedure.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ



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Re: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 8:05 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Two months ago I reinstalled DXLab Suite on a new computer. Following Dave's process it went without a hitch. Now I'm in need of some input/advice. I'll be moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Any suggestions on whether to do an upgrade or a clean install? I've read support for both but am inclined to trust the advice from others on this board. Thanks.

In my experience, upgrades can (but don't always) produce sub-optimal results, so I recommend a clean install. Note the report here yesterday of an upgrade incorrectly changing pathnames in the settings of DXLab applications.
As Joe W4TV has pointed out, getting Windows 10 at no cost may require that you upgrade. If the upgrade goes badly, or you dislike the result, you can do a clean install afterwards.
Before embarking on a clean install, make sure you have viable backup copies of all critical information, most importantly your log file, and that those backups are stored in a safe place that won't be affected by the procedure.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Locations in Dxkeeper but not Trusted QSL

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 6:20 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Locations in Dxkeeper but not Trusted QSL

I moved to an new computer and have restored my DXKeeper data on the new computer, but I had no backup of my Trusted QSL app locations. I don't see a way to export locations from DXKeeper and import into TQSL, so when I re-create locations in TQSL, if I duplicate the location names and data exactly as in DXKeeper my QTHs will I be OK? I'm trying to avoid corrupting my log entries with bad location data.

DXKeeper does not store either the names or the contents of your LoTW Station Locations. It simply lets you choose the Station Location to be used by its "Upload to LoTW" function. DXKeeper does remember your most recent choice so you don't have to re-select it each time you invoke "Upload to LoTW".
The procedure for moving LoTW Station Locations (and Callsign Certificates) from one computer to another is documented here:
<https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/backuprestore/>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Unfortunately, the information out there says if you're upgrading
from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 you *must* do the upgrade first
so your system will be authorized. Your original Windows 7/8/8.1
Product Key will not be recognized for a clean install.

By doing the upgrade and activating the upgrade, your system will
be "authorized" even after doing a subsequent clean install (skip
the product key) as long as the system is not changed beyond the
(undocumented) limits Microsoft uses internally to identify a
system.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2015-07-31 8:07 PM, Greg Beam ki7mt01@gmail.com [dxlab] wrote:
Personally, if I have a choice between Upgrade or Clean Install, I
always opt for Clean Install ( Windows or Linux ). YMMV.

73's
Greg, KI7MT

On 7/31/2015 6:05 PM, Mike Morrow w3qt@comcast.net [dxlab] wrote:
Two months ago I reinstalled DXLab Suite on a new computer. Following
Dave's process it went without a hitch. Now I'm in need of some
input/advice. I'll be moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Any
suggestions on whether to do an upgrade or a clean install? I've read
support for both but am inclined to trust the advice from others on this
board. Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT


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Re: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Dick Merryman
 

Clean install unnecessary.  Windows 10 slipped right into place and is operating FB.
     -Dick-
     N3XRU

Air 2


On Jul 31, 2015, at 17:12, 'Andrew O'Brien' k3ukandy@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...> wrote:

 

I am assuming a clean install means losing lots of existing things.  My update from 8.1  went fine .
Andy K3UK

On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 8:07 PM, Greg Beam ki7mt01@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...> wrote:
 

Personally, if I have a choice between Upgrade or Clean Install, I
always opt for Clean Install ( Windows or Linux ). YMMV.

73's
Greg, KI7MT

On 7/31/2015 6:05 PM, Mike Morrow w3qt@... [dxlab] wrote:
> Two months ago I reinstalled DXLab Suite on a new computer. Following
> Dave's process it went without a hitch. Now I'm in need of some
> input/advice. I'll be moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Any
> suggestions on whether to do an upgrade or a clean install? I've read
> support for both but am inclined to trust the advice from others on this
> board. Thanks.
>
> 73,
> Mike, W3QT
>
>



Re: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Andrew OBrien
 

I am assuming a clean install means losing lots of existing things.  My update from 8.1  went fine .
Andy K3UK

On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 8:07 PM, Greg Beam ki7mt01@... [dxlab] <dxlab@...> wrote:
 

Personally, if I have a choice between Upgrade or Clean Install, I
always opt for Clean Install ( Windows or Linux ). YMMV.

73's
Greg, KI7MT

On 7/31/2015 6:05 PM, Mike Morrow w3qt@... [dxlab] wrote:
> Two months ago I reinstalled DXLab Suite on a new computer. Following
> Dave's process it went without a hitch. Now I'm in need of some
> input/advice. I'll be moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Any
> suggestions on whether to do an upgrade or a clean install? I've read
> support for both but am inclined to trust the advice from others on this
> board. Thanks.
>
> 73,
> Mike, W3QT
>
>



Re: Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

Greg Beam
 

Personally, if I have a choice between Upgrade or Clean Install, I always opt for Clean Install ( Windows or Linux ). YMMV.

73's
Greg, KI7MT

On 7/31/2015 6:05 PM, Mike Morrow w3qt@comcast.net [dxlab] wrote:
Two months ago I reinstalled DXLab Suite on a new computer. Following
Dave's process it went without a hitch. Now I'm in need of some
input/advice. I'll be moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Any
suggestions on whether to do an upgrade or a clean install? I've read
support for both but am inclined to trust the advice from others on this
board. Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT


Windows 10 upgrade or clean install?

w3qt_mike
 

Two months ago I reinstalled DXLab Suite on a new computer.  Following Dave's process it went without a hitch.  Now I'm in need of some input/advice.  I'll be moving from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.  Any suggestions on whether to do an upgrade or a clean install?  I've read support for both but am inclined to trust the advice from others on this board.  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT


Re: Locations in Dxkeeper but not Trusted QSL

David Gibson KA5J
 

No, I had backups of my certificate files and added those to a clean install of TQSL.


Re: Locations in Dxkeeper but not Trusted QSL

Rex Turvin <turvin2009@...>
 

In TQSL did you do a backup and save it on a flashdrive?  Then after installing Trusted TQSL on the new computer, did you do a restore of all certificates?
73 NR6M
 
ex: KF7NMD

Sincerely,

Rex Turvin
Vice President CADXA
www.nr6m.com



From: "dg@... [dxlab]"
To: dxlab@...
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 3:20 PM
Subject: [dxlab] Locations in Dxkeeper but not Trusted QSL

 
I moved to an new computer and have restored my DXKeeper data on the new computer, but I had no backup of my Trusted QSL app locations. I don't see a way to export locations from DXKeeper and import into TQSL, so when I re-create locations in TQSL, if I duplicate the location names and data exactly as in DXKeeper my QTHs will I be OK? I'm trying to avoid corrupting my log entries with bad location data.



Locations in Dxkeeper but not Trusted QSL

David Gibson KA5J
 

I moved to an new computer and have restored my DXKeeper data on the new computer, but I had no backup of my Trusted QSL app locations. I don't see a way to export locations from DXKeeper and import into TQSL, so when I re-create locations in TQSL, if I duplicate the location names and data exactly as in DXKeeper my QTHs will I be OK? I'm trying to avoid corrupting my log entries with bad location data.


Re: DXView after Win10

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 6:48 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: DXView after Win10

"aa6yq@ambersoft.com [dxlab]" <dxlab@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

DXView generates .kml files and expects Google Earth to open them.

If you have DXView configured to interoperate with Google Earth, then
Google Earth must be installed, and run at least once so that it can setup the association with .kml files.

I have google earth and google earth pro on my radio computer. DXView opens google earth. Can I make it open Google earth pro
instead?

DXView constructs .kml files and then directs Windows to "open" them. Windows will invoke whichever application has registered an
association with .kml files. Check your file associations (in Windows) to see what application is associated with .kml files. If the
association is not with Google Earth Pro, try changing it.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: How to do a clean install of Windows 10

bill <bill@...>
 

Interesting article
I read it twice through.
Still don't know if I should take the plunge.




On 2015-07-31 3:35 PM, aa6yq@... [dxlab] wrote:

<http://www.cnet.com/how-to/clean-install-windows-10/>


� � � �73,


� � � � � �Dave, AA6YQ





How to do a clean install of Windows 10

Dave AA6YQ
 

<http://www.cnet.com/how-to/clean-install-windows-10/>


       73,


           Dave, AA6YQ



Re: qrz.com

Dave AA6YQ
 

QRZ management's explanation is here:

<http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/qrz-login-problems.488027/>

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ
 


Re: qrz.com

ae7kb
 

The QRZ staff is aware of the problem and is working on it as per their main page. There are a few glitches related to a recent software upgrade.


Some are having problems, some are not. I haven't noticed a thing.


Bill AE7KB 

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