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Swiftie
2015-10-06, 03:16
My Windows 10 system self-destructed after four weeks and the PC supplier re-installed the original Windows 7 (Ultimate x64, probably not relevant).
This was a clean install which formated my C: drive, so I lost both the LMS code and settings.

I anticipate that re-installing LMS onto my C: drive will be simple. My music is on an external USB drive with about 4 levels of backup, so that's perfectly safe.

My controller and player are both set to contact the LMS known as "Swifty's PC", but I only know this because the controller complained that it couldn't contact "Swifty's PC". I looked around in the controller menus and settings, but couldn't find where the LMS's identity is stored/defined. Is it possible to deduce the name of the LMS from the controller alone.

Whilst I'm here, I might as well ask if there are any other issues that I'm likely to encounter after installing a fresh LMS into what was a working setup?

If you're interested in the Windows 10 catastrophe, then read on...

Win10 had not worked well for me. I got sporadic "A critical process has failed" sorts of messages, which resulted in automatic restarts. Some programs which had worked on Win7 wouldn't work on Win10 despite working for many others. Finally, the "critical ... has failed/restart mechanism failed because some critical files could neither be found, nor recovered. So, the PC wouldn't boot.

I'd been taking weekly image backups of my system (Acronis) and after I'd been reverted to Win7, I recovered one of the images onto a spare drive, which I then cloned onto one of my external drives. So, I can do forensic studies of the system as it was just prior to the failure. I don't plan to do this, but I have recovered some useful files from the old C: drive, after discovering some gaps in my backup strategy.

After regressing me to Win7, the supplier recommended that I re-apply for my free Windows10 upgrade, but not to install it until the offer is about to expire. Hopefully an update will fix whatever destroyed my Win10 system in the meantime. I may try to download Win10 installation images, so I can do my own recoveries, should some future Win10 system go the way of my first one.

Man in a van
2015-10-06, 03:32
My Windows 10 system self-destructed after four weeks and the PC supplier re-installed the original Windows 7 (Ultimate x64, probably not relevant).
This was a clean install which formated my C: drive, so I lost both the LMS code and settings.

I anticipate that re-installing LMS onto my C: drive will be simple. My music is on an external USB drive with about 4 levels of backup, so that's perfectly safe.

My controller and player are both set to contact the LMS known as "Swifty's PC", but I only know this because the controller complained that it couldn't contact "Swifty's PC". I looked around in the controller menus and settings, but couldn't find where the LMS's identity is stored/defined. Is it possible to deduce the name of the LMS from the controller alone.

Whilst I'm here, I might as well ask if there are any other issues that I'm likely to encounter after installing a fresh LMS into what was a working setup?

If you're interested in the Windows 10 catastrophe, then read on...

Win10 had not worked well for me. I got sporadic "A critical process has failed" sorts of messages, which resulted in automatic restarts. Some programs which had worked on Win7 wouldn't work on Win10 despite working for many others. Finally, the "critical ... has failed/restart mechanism failed because some critical files could neither be found, nor recovered. So, the PC wouldn't boot.

I'd been taking weekly image backups of my system (Acronis) and after I'd been reverted to Win7, I recovered one of the images onto a spare drive, which I then cloned onto one of my external drives. So, I can do forensic studies of the system as it was just prior to the failure. I don't plan to do this, but I have recovered some useful files from the old C: drive, after discovering some gaps in my backup strategy.

After regressing me to Win7, the supplier recommended that I re-apply for my free Windows10 upgrade, but not to install it until the offer is about to expire. Hopefully an update will fix whatever destroyed my Win10 system in the meantime. I may try to download Win10 installation images, so I can do my own recoveries, should some future Win10 system go the way of my first one.


If you use the controller to open My Music, it should search for the old connection.

When it fails to discover it, you should be offered the option to Retry or Switch Libraries.

If you select the latter, the controller should search for the new LMS and offer to connect to it.


On the the Windows thing, I would not Reserve the new OS at all (the windows updates load a lot of unsolicited software into the system


http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8-news/66746-how-remove-get-windows-10-app-your-pc.html


Just install it (If you must) before the free offer ends.

I'm staying with Win 7 and 8.1