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Technical / MOVED: Upgrading to Windows 10
« Last post by Rick on Jan 17, 2020, 12:56:27 »
Moved to PC Helpline as it's mostly general Windows PC stuff...

http://forum.orpington-astronomy.org.uk/index.php?topic=11880.0
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Technical / Re: Dehumidifiers For Observatories - Any Suggestions
« Last post by Carole on Jan 17, 2020, 10:01:36 »
Personally with English weather I don't think it is worth taking the risk of not having a dehumidifier.  My Obsy gets very damp inside if I don't use it, of course it doesn't help that I have a small leak at one of the pivots.  I catch most of it in a bucket, but there is always a bit on the floor too where it must miss. 

1 hour with the dehumidifier on and it'a all dried out.  I definitely don't leave cameras in the obsy without the dehumidifier being on in the winter months. 

Carole 

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Technical / Re: Dehumidifiers For Observatories - Any Suggestions
« Last post by The Thing on Jan 17, 2020, 08:10:52 »
Dew heaters on the mount and ota all the time or on a timer. I tend to leave all my stuff on all the time to keep the moisture at bay, there is a stream 20ft away so the ground is always damp, so my obsy floor is 1m off the ground.
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Technical / Re: Dehumidifiers For Observatories - Any Suggestions
« Last post by Whitters on Jan 17, 2020, 07:29:58 »
Hi Duncan,
Yep that's the one. Most of the time it's nice 'n snug it has a bit of air flow around it and is mostly dry. The Obsy is on posts so it also has a gap under the floor so gets air all round. However this winter has been so bad.If i'v been out observing (Ha Ha what chance have we had since September) when we have hit the dew point and the mount and scope are dew'd up on the outside then shut up the roof if still takes a while to dry it all out. That's when I need something to help dry things out.
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PC Helpline / Re: Upgrading to Windows 10
« Last post by Carole on Jan 16, 2020, 18:10:13 »
I'm ion the Desktop Roger, should be able to get it to work without using Astro software.

I have all the settings ticked and the webcam microphone is working, and I have selected the right settings in Skype, but when I had a video call today, they could not hear me.

Carole
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PC Helpline / Re: Upgrading to Windows 10
« Last post by Fay on Jan 16, 2020, 16:23:19 »
well being that I have forgotten a lot of the intricacies of setting up, i have reverted back to 7 until I get myself straight

Fay
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PC Helpline / Re: Upgrading to Windows 10
« Last post by Apophis on Jan 16, 2020, 15:05:47 »
The only problem I have had with using my W10 Desktop, is my external webcam which I use for skype calls and also for making my video tutorials.

It told me that the drivers were incompatible, so I didn't use it for quite a while, but eventually I found it WAS installed (stupid computer), but now I find I can't get into the controls of the Microphone etc in the same way as I used to, it's a very roundabout method. 

Otherwise I have had no problems, but I am not using it for imaging.

Carole
Just run Sharpcap and choose that camera?
Roger
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PC Helpline / Re: Upgrading to Windows 10
« Last post by Carole on Jan 16, 2020, 11:58:51 »
The only problem I have had with using my W10 Desktop, is my external webcam which I use for skype calls and also for making my video tutorials.

It told me that the drivers were incompatible, so I didn't use it for quite a while, but eventually I found it WAS installed (stupid computer), but now I find I can't get into the controls of the Microphone etc in the same way as I used to, it's a very roundabout method. 

Otherwise I have had no problems, but I am not using it for imaging.

Carole
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PC Helpline / Re: Upgrading to Windows 10
« Last post by The Thing on Jan 16, 2020, 08:31:51 »
Had my laptop updated to 10. just trying out the cameras etc, indoors, to see if they connect. Astroart says no camera when QSI is plugged in also Lodestar not showing up. its a long time since i was on there and so I could be doing something wrong. i think, oh should I switch back to 7, or blaze on?

Hi Fay, you probably need to reinstall drivers, Win10 has a habit of removing things if it thinks they won't work under Win10 when you upgradeor M$ just is being annoying. They do work once reinstalled. I had a load of programs disappear after one update. I think they have stopped doing that as it hasn't happened for at least 6 months and I have put things back. I've been using it on my old laptop, desktop and newish whizzy laptop and have had no problems that I didn't have with previous Windows versions  :}
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PC Helpline / Re: Upgrading to Windows 10
« Last post by MarkS on Jan 15, 2020, 20:09:27 »
Quote from: Roy
Hi Mark,
Nearly a week on since your Win 10 upgrade, has there been any problems yet?
Roy

None so far and I'm using it for hours each day.

Mark
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