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Old 05-21-2018, 09:58 PM
 
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Updated. No problems seen yet. I did have that stupid "You need an app to do this" and no response from the button. Considering the amount of time they've had to work on Windows I am flabbergasted that they screwed such a simple thing.

But then it's Microsoft. Why do I expect better?
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:36 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Foe those who have "updated" without the need for a full reset, does anyone see any real user benefits or improvements in this new version? Or is it (as I strongly suspect) just a matter of a sigh of relief that your computer still works?
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Everything new in this update is almost all aimed at business.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...0-version-1803
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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I haven't noticed any "improvements" that are worth all the trouble it caused me.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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1803 is a must-have for any Windows Mixed Reality user (if you're a Hololens user you're probably on the insider track anyway though). For the WMR headsets including the Odyssey it brings much better boundary locating, significant tracking improvements (still not as good as Rift or Vive though), controller haptics (although this is based on ERMs rather than LRAs like Rift and Vive, so it's kind of fuzzy), a new WMR home environment, a fix for the VRAM issue, built-in spacewarp reprojection, and a few other tweaks and features.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:14 PM
 
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1803 is a must-have for any Windows Mixed Reality user (if you're a Hololens user you're probably on the insider track anyway though). For the WMR headsets including the Odyssey it brings much better boundary locating, significant tracking improvements (still not as good as Rift or Vive though), controller haptics (although this is based on ERMs rather than LRAs like Rift and Vive, so it's kind of fuzzy), a new WMR home environment, a fix for the VRAM issue, built-in spacewarp reprojection, and a few other tweaks and features.
Gee, good to hear that such things exist. I'll look them up sometime to see what you're talking about!
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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Gee, good to hear that such things exist. I'll look them up sometime to see what you're talking about!
Aside from the Hololens (MS's AR dev system), it means a line of lower-cost (a few of them were hovering around $199 for a while), plug-and-play, more portable PC-based VR headsets:
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:28 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Gee, good to hear that such things exist. I'll look them up sometime to see what you're talking about!
My reaction exactly! Now I'm even more confident that living without 1803 is the right road for me.

I scanned the descriptive info about it and kept seeing the phrase "across all your devices" . After which I shake my head and cringe. For therein, I believe, lies the source of many of the software issues we see today.

"All my devices" are my HP laptop. If they would just concentrate Windows development on PCs, we would....well, should anyway....see much better OS products from Microsoft.
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:54 PM
 
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"All my devices" are my HP laptop. If they would just concentrate Windows development on PCs, we would....well, should anyway....see much better OS products from Microsoft.
Agree totally. I have two computers, a convertible notebook and a desktop. Both have looked and operated the same for years. I also have an android phone and two android tablets. MS will mess with those over my dead body! Of course android gives me the control I need to keep MS at bay, as well as other app developers who think they need permissions from camera to location to address book and such. Easy to say "no".
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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This is getting too ridiculous. 1703 just came out. And now they are ready to introduce 1803 already?
Enough with these constant forced updates that creates a lot of errors and confusions already!!!

How many updates is Windows going to create at a time?

It seems like they want to create these ridiculous updates every 6 months just to prove themselves how great they are with technology.

I can understand every 5 to 10 years, but doing this every year is really ridiculous.
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