Simian & Windows Updates

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Simian & Windows Updates

Post by TPT » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:07 pm

Anyone live near Redmond? Know any Luddite terorists?

We are finding the Windows 10 Updates will erase/delete/ whatever the validation codes for Simian. Production machine hit so far, haven't turned off the air machines to let them update. Also have had the same problem with Natural Log.

Since you can't get a validation code weekends or after hours, best idea is to save it someplace the computer tyrants can't touch. Like a file card tapped to the computer case, right next to all the passwords you use everyday.

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Re: Simian & Windows Updates

Post by KPJL FM » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:21 am

I think there is a very good reason M$ still 'supports' Embedded XP. Win7Pro can be made to run in an industrial application, but Win10 is for phones :roll:
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Re: Simian & Windows Updates

Post by Slab Bulkhead » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:49 am

Windows 10 on an automation computer would scare the snot out of me, unless I had it blocked from all internet access.

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Re: Simian & Windows Updates

Post by TPT » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:44 pm

Nice idea, but we download and insert feeds all the time into the system--ABC news on one station, Fox sports on another, plus local reads from the news director at our other station 20 miles away.

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Re: Simian & Windows Updates

Post by Dale H. Cook » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:10 am

TPT wrote:we download and insert feeds all the time into the system
Don't download them with the automation computer - an automation system should never have access to the internet. Download them on another computer with two NICs to isolate the automation machine.
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