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Old 24-01-2016, 05:34   #1
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Open CPN with Windows 10

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Well chuffed with my new laptop, however, will Open CPN work with windows 10, or should I use my old hayburner, that still works........... just.

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Old 24-01-2016, 05:50   #2
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Re: Open CPN with Windows 10

It works fine with W10, perhaps even better than XP or W8 as W10 has a smaller footprint and seems somewhat faster than the other two.

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Old 24-01-2016, 07:00   #3
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Thanks for the info Doug, I will try it on both, never used Open CPN before, and I am getting it of a friend.

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Old 25-01-2016, 19:21   #4
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Re: Open CPN with Windows 10

what about the antenna. my old hockey puck antenna doesn't seem to work??
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Re: Open CPN with Windows 10

If you mean GPS then you may need to get a new one.
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Old 26-01-2016, 05:21   #6
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Thanks for the info Doug, I will try it on both, never used Open CPN before, and I am getting it of a friend.

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Don't get it of a friend. Download a fresh version, it's free no need to pass it around but of course that's allowed too
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Old 26-01-2016, 05:38   #7
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It works.........................

Yes I have a BU-353 S4, GPS antenna, works great, with the world chars on Open CPN.
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Re: Open CPN with Windows 10

just keep in mind that Windows 10 is talkative.

It does lots of background internet traffic, for example its silently downloading updates (and sharing these updates for other's to download them from your PC, hijacking your internet bandwith for this).

If you want to use that PC also for email via satellite phones or 3G this can a problem unless you know how to silence Windows 10 .
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And, it'll even download artsy photos to display on wake up as well. Make sure you set your network connection to "metered".

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I didnít know that Windows 10 worked in the background.

Just checked my setting and its off, but thanks for pointing that out.
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Rabbi,

You can, and probably should, turn off peer networking. You can easily turn off the image loader as well. The only thing I don't think you can turn off is the automatic downloading of updates. You can turn off the automatic installs, which you probably should. The metered network does not keep the automatic updates from downloading, but slows them down, at least as far as I can tell.

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It works.........................

Yes I have a BU-353 S4, GPS antenna, works great, with the world chars on Open CPN.
Me too. Better in fact it seems on Win 10. the Bu353 GPS didn't work with WIn 8 so I swapped it back then to the later S4 one before subsequently upgrading to win 10. I haven't gone back and tried the old puck because it is in use on my 'boat only' laptop( as in left on board, pinch it if you must) that is running on Vista still.
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It works.........................

Yes I have a BU-353 S4, GPS antenna, works great, with the world chars on Open CPN.

I wonder how you manage to make it work. I have same and it does not work for me. Seems that W10 does not recognise it or driver or whatever reason
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I'm running Win 10 with a Garmin puck. Now to get the AIS overlay going.
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Re: Open CPN with Windows 10

Here is a great article on reducing/eliminating windows 10 background talking..

How to Stop Windows 10 From Uploading Updates to Other PCs Over the Internet
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