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I got the download when I connected it to my Windows PC, via USB, to charge it up.
I can’t find anything about this update on the Web — BUT it is on my watch.
So, just wanted to give you a heads up.
Download and install was pretty fast. Had to restart the watch.
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Polar gives you THREE options for setting up a new Vantage 5 Sports Watch:
- On a phone (iPhone or Android) with the ‘Polar Flow‘ App.
- On a computer (Windows or Mac) with the ‘Polar FlowSync‘ App.
- On the watch itself.
I opted to do the initial setup, USB-connected, on my PC because as Polar points out you can be charging the watch at the same time — and because I knew that the inevitable firmware upload that would be required would be quicker via USB. I was right.
When I had installed Polar FlowSync on Windows it claimed that it had downloaded and pre-installed the necessary USB driver. Nonetheless, when I plugged in the Vantage V Windows went through the process of looking for the requisite USB software online and installing it. Didn’t take too long and it installed, without issue, right-off-the-bat. That was good and reassuring. That said, the Vantage V does NOT show-up on my Windows USB-list. That means you can’t eject it. You just unplug it.
FlowSync had also installed without issue. I had invoked it before I plugged in the Vantage V. As soon as the USB software was activated it started to synch. It was pretty fast. Then, of course, as I had anticipated, it wanted to do a firmware update. Downloading that was pretty fast too. But, it failed to install the first time around. Suggested that I retry. I did. Installed fine the second time.
The watch was about 76% charged when I got it. To top it up to 100% took about 45 minutes.
But, overall, including that firmware install failure, it was fairly painless and fairly quick.
So, that was it. I now have the Vantage V on my wrist in place of my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus which is being temporary RESTED.
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The ‘Snipping Tool’ that came with Windows 7 was by far my most treasured and used feature of Windows 7.
I use it multiple times a day. I could NOT function without.
But, it has severe limitations. Other than snipping per se, it has very few tools. So, I invariably end up using PowerPoint in conjunction with it to get the highlighting and annotations I desire.
Then I heard about ‘FastStone’ through the DPReview forums. They were actually endorsing FastStone’s ‘Image Viewer’, a freeware image editor. It sounded quite intriguing. When I visited ‘FastStone’, a freeware developer, I saw ‘Capture 8.6‘. That appealed to me much more than the image editor — given that I do very little of that, and TONS of screen captures on a daily basis.
A few days ago I downloaded ‘Capture 8.6’ on the 3–day trial basis.
I LOVE IT.
It has everything I want. You have already seen its results over the last few days. My screen captures now have a professional look.
I will definitely buy it. There is NO QUESTION about that.
It is BRILLIANT. I LOVE IT. Did I already say that. It deserves to be said again.
If you use ‘Snipper’ try this out. It is like chalk and cheese.
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The old Intel i7 stock/kit fan.
My workhorse computer, which I used for all my daily work, is over 7 years old!
I had it built to run Windows 7 and it was built on the day that Windows 7 was made generally available, viz. October 22, 2009. I had pre-ordered Windows 7 Professional from Microsoft and received a DVD the day prior to the G.A.
I hate to jinx it but this PC has done well by me. In addition to the 10,000 or more posts I have done with it, I have written (and published) 20 books on it. Yes, 20 books.
It was a top-end PC when I had it built, i.e., Intel i7-920 (4-core), 12GB of memory etc., and it is plenty fast enough for what I do.
So I am not motivated at all to upgrade.
But, over the last few years it has required work. The power-supply blew, quite spectacularly, about 4-years ago. I put in a new EVGA GeForce GT 740 4GB graphics card last year. I now clone and replace the ‘C’-drive twice a year.
Though it has 7 fans, yes, 7 — heating has always been a concern. But, until 2 weeks I never had a real heating issue.
But, one morning the CPU heat hit max. and the PC shutdown! That was scary. It started to run hot. My computer guy, who I trust, Shane Selling, recommended that I ditch the stock cooling fan that came with the Intel i7 and get an upmarket one. For $45 for the cooler it was crazy to refuse.
So, on Wednesday, Shane installed this bronze work-of-art on my PC. Wow. Quite the cooler.
It has made a HUGE difference. The PC is running at 1/2 the temperature! Wow.
Just wanted to share this with you. I will keep you posted.
Do NOT follow the above Microsoft instructions.
At least on Windows 7.
It will automatically result in ALL Office 360/2016 apps, i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. being removed from your computer — without you being asked or told.
It is not funny.
It is bloody diabolical.
Satya Nadella is such a bloody FRAUD.
Another scheming, money-grabbing FAKIR of the worst type,
with no shame.
I hate Microsoft.
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This Blog, My ‘nhlife.wordpress.com’, My Personal Eclectic Musings On The Thousands Of Things That Interest Me Crosses 200,000 Hit Mark.
by Anura Guruge
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This is all time … including last year which is when I started posting on this blog.
Of the 200,000+ hits, 165,800 are just from this year.
29,370 just from November 2013.
And to think that some people think that I only get hits from Alton!
But, this is NOT, of course, my only blog.
I own at least 20 … and I am afraid to count.
For the last 19 months this has been my the blog that I spend most time on.
But, my ‘Popes-and-Papacy‘ blog is by far the one that gets most traffic.
That has had 229,803 views for the year.
Since its inception in 2010 it has had 620,179 hits!
And I had a TypePad version of it prior to that … which I deleted one day in a fit of pique.
My ‘Windows 7’ blog, which has been dormant since 2010, has had 194,143 hits.
My ‘Papam’ blog, which I haven’t touched since March this year, is at 187,149.
So lets add it all up:
nhlife = 200,104
Popes-and-Papacy = 620,179
Windows 7 = 194,143
Papam = 187,149
And I have at least 4 other blogs that I could use to
bolster this count.
But, I won’t.
It doesn’t matter.
Has NOT made me rich or famous — as Deanna points out near daily.
But, it amuses me and that is all that matters.
One person, without any help, and without spending a dime on marketing,
1 million hits
spanning popes, Windows 7, astronomy, N.H., Alton, trains, brains,
red wine, restaurants, Poppy Day and sex …