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Another Windows 10 upgrade problem

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  • Another Windows 10 upgrade problem

    After having spent ages getting my Alpha 5 V11 working on Windows 10 earlier on in the year I have problems now that they have 'upgraded'. I have to send out various reports each week by email and now I try to do that I get the message 'Layout name:Bkngs llegadas n [email protected]:\a5v11\Laprima\bookings2016.dddlayout type:report'
    So before I ruin all the work that the forum helped me with before, has anyone else had this problem and found a workaround please?
    I have tried on two machines and I've tried via Adobe and html and plain text with the same message every time. I've also tried with a backup data file from a period when I know that all worked well.
    I have read Michael Humby's post on this but I'm afraid it goes over my head technically so I wondered if there is just a way of rolling back to W 10 version of last week.
    Thanks in hope.

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    Re: Another Windows 10 upgrade problem

    I hit that in July after the windows 10 version 1607 (aka Anniversary) update. See http://www.alphasoftware.com/alphafo...0-version-1607 and
    http://www.alphasoftware.com/alphafo...indows+upgrade
    I rolled my windows 10 version back to Windows 10, version 1511. You can find instructions for that at https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-u...ersary-update/ I am not sure but I think you can only roll back a windows version for something like 10 days so do not wait too long.
    Irwin

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    • #3
      Re: Another Windows 10 upgrade problem

      Trevor

      Try taking the spaces out of the report name.

      Either eliminate them or replace with an underscore.

      Object names should start with a letter and contain only letters, numbers, or underscores.

      Weird things have been known to happen when this rule is ignored.
      Al Buchholz
      Bookwood Systems, LTD
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      Occam's Razor - KISS
      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
      Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
      When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
      "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
      Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        Re: Another Windows 10 upgrade problem

        Thank you Irvin and Al.
        I have tried all the options but can't roll back because it's actually more than the 10 days, I've been away and it wasn't last week but 2 weeks ago. I tried the underscores. The only thing that works is if I transfer it all to an old XP machine and it's fine on that. So no joy yet unless I buy a new machine with maybe W7.
        Thanks for your efforts so far though.
        Trevor.

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        • #5
          Re: Another Windows 10 upgrade problem

          For whatever reason Microsoft has, they seem to want you to use its new features and resets back to its defaults with each upgrade: Cortana, Edge browser, PDF viewer, etc. I bought a 3rd party tool to help tweak the settings the way I want called Windows 10 Manager. When using the Control Panel settings, I noticed that often a change from the default does not "stick" - like when changing the browser to Firefox. I doubt the upgrade issue will cease, especially since you don't have an option anymore to skip any of them.
          Last edited by MoGrace; 10-26-2016, 10:18 AM.
          Robin

          Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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