My newest W10 build

I have just got a new laptop, a 14″ ACER; it’s a bit smaller than the last one, its CPU is about 4 times more powerful and it only took me a couple of hours to get going. Here apart from my notes on NWN2, are my notes. …


  1. Filezilla, would not install from the browser, I had to save then run; this may have been Norton misbehaving. It has an export/import feature to copy accross my saved site login parameters.
  2. I did not reinstall microsoft azure  cli, powershell nor its storage explorer; this can wait until I needed it again. The same can be said of Visual  Studio.
  3. I did not reinstall sqirlz morph, the same is true of soda pdf, slack and my VNC tools. I’ll reinstall VNC when I need it.
  4. The installation of quicktime failed; it’s not supported on W10.
  5. I have left Chocolatey off the machine, I used it for cURL, LAME and node.js but I have turned bash on. We’ll see what breaks.
  6. I left Context behind and am now using Visual Code

I have installed the games, and written a note on NWN2.

I took the opportunity to leave Opera behind, thought about Edge but, it’s poor in importing my bookmarks from Opera and doesn’t seem to run the diigo digolet. So Firefox it is then.

Here’s how to transfer the putty settings.

I installed  wish & python, together with some of the small toys that I had collected over the years. (This is basically done, the languages come via Github, the toys, which include an MD5/SHA key generator, a double killer and wget, are easy to copy; Yahoo Mail is a bit tricky.

There is new code for a Windows Terminal, which I have installed. It is called wt.exe, and I have installed a short cut in my More folder.

How to  set the signature files in windows 10 mail.

To Do

I need to add some more mail boxes to Windows Mail

Antivirus & Vulnerability Mgt.

It comes with 1 month’s worth of Norton, what should I do when it expires, here’s how to geek on the subject, they recommend windows defender and malwarebytes.

Windows Mail App

This can be a bit of a problem. I came across the issue where W10 does not write to the “Sent” box for Gmail. There are a couple of threads about this which can be found by Google, here is a thread called, “Windows 10 mail app not syncing sent folder”,.

  1. One correspondent, suggests in Nov 2015, that the problem is that gmail requires it’s sent items folder to me called “Sent Mail” while W10 Mail requires it to be called “Sent Items”, if this is the problem, then you’d think that MS might have solved this. Our correspondent suggest creating a label called “Sent Items” on gmail, but don’t think this works for me. i.e. this is not a synchronous download and messages sent from W10 mail are not recorded in either mail box but are sent to “spam”.
  2. It seems my problem is that the w10 mail app does not send a copy to the sent mail folder, they are sent to spam. I opened this thread. I found this video, which recommends resetting, or uninstalling, reinstalling and patching the mail product.
  3. It will only set out off office messages on Microsoft mail services. This in my opinion is a bit shit.


The video conferencing apps misbehave.

  1. Zoom cuts of the camera after some time, possibly only when hosting
  2. Skype, is misbehaving, if called, the video window doesn’t open, and it behaves as voice only connection.

I have updated the Skype version, and the Video system driver which is sourced from Intel. ACER do not have a video driver. I have [found] some threads at Microsoft’s Community site

  1. Trouble with camera not showing with skype or zoom, asked as do many of these threads for the dxddiag list and discovered a down rev driver in the video stack, so platform specific.
  2. Upgrading Skype to avoid system crashes on w10, mainly written before the problems reoccurred, started by me.
  3. Does the zoom client interfere with skype on w10, resolution was to get the version of skype from the download site and not the store, nor from office.

I have upgraded my video driver (Intel) using the MS driver interface in the systems applet of the control panel/settings panel. It seems better for this. Awaiting new symptoms.

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