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  1. TwoStep--- You can buy current computers with 10 pro or 10H. But some are configured only with 10S. On mine it was advertised as free upgrade to 10H or 10Pro. Turned out upgrade to 10H was the only free upgrade. Needless to say I am in the dark on computers yet------but Ross (my tech) is very savy. The computer loaded with 10S would work fine-------as long as the programs you were running were available through their app store. Some of my programs that I wanted to download forward from the old laptop were not available on the Windows 10S app store. I thought Windows 10 was all the same----the clerk at Best Buy stated they all interchanged. Live and learn. Glad to see Farmall Fan take note of this thread. He probably can shed much more light on the subject. The Booger Creek Gin definitely needs to keep your drawing program up and running. I was lucky to be able to rescue most of my files from the old computer. SAVE-----SAVE----BACKUP........ DD
  2. You may not be able to download files from your old computer. You are limited to apps available from their special app store. See my thread recent thread on subject. Good luck DD
  3. Ian Beale------ Luckily I had my computer tech retrieving files from old computer to download onto the new H-P laptop. We had to discard Windows 10S and buy Windows 10 Pro to get done what we needed. Supposedly it was a free upgrade to Windows 10 H and Pro-------turns out free upgrade only to Windows 10H. So--------in reality; I bought a $700 computer in lieu of $600 (as advertised by Best Buy)------plus alot of tech time in downloading and sorting it out. (lots of false information floating around) Ross learned that 10S was introduced in 2017------then discontinued in 2018 after 10S was not a good sales item. Apparently they had left over product from 2018 that they are now reintroducing in 2021 in an effort to clear stock. And-----here comes a Mississippi Delta redneck who gets caught in the trap. He does think I now have alot of computer to work with after buying Windows 10 Pro for $99. With 10S------you can only download select programs that are purchased through their app store. We could download nothing from my old laptop until downloading 10 Pro. Everyone be leary of Windows 10S!!
  4. Well------live and learn. I figured some of you "gurus" would know. (lots of knowledge scattered across this forum----πŸ‘) Thanks------you never get too old to learn. I had wondered about the Holts-----they were combining rice in California with them. But California soils are probably much drier than he rice land soils here in the Mid-South and south Louisiana. A pull type combine of any make never seemed to make it far in our Delta mud. DD
  5. Anybody know the history of the spike tooth cylinder. I always presumed that the introduction of the combine to the rice field brought on the change from rasp bar to spike tooth threshing cylinders. Were there any of the early pull type combines with spike tooth cylinders? (maybe California???) DD
  6. They did. My dad had an Eddins (built in Stuttgart, Ark) in the early 1950s. Seems like it was approx 200 bu???.------maybe smaller. edit: most likely 150 bu?? Eddins were very well built for the time-------having been built for the rice fields. Combine hoppers in those days didn't hold but 45--50 bu. DD
  7. Late 40's------early 50s; the old Masseys were the leader in combines in the Rice fields and continued to be a main force until the IH rotary came on the market. Layne-Arkansas (home office in Stuttgart) had several Massey dealerships across the Arkansas rice country. Their motto was: We cover the Rice Belt like the morning dew!!!! DD
  8. πŸ‘------to Brady Boy!!! So-------how many miles on your round trip?? Always enjoy "traveling along with you" on your trips. DD
  9. What are they spraying the corn for-------worms maybe? Colorful pictures----thanks. Just realizing with our "corn season" here in the Delta------we are normally maturing ahead of the worms. I see some of our corn already showing a change in color toward maturity. I have never grown corn other than in the garden-------but corn has gotten to be a big crop across the mid-south in recent years. DD
  10. Yep-------it's hit or miss with me Gary. Much better since the recent update-------but still has it's own mind. More problems in pulling up forum than others----lots of error messages or "site unavailable". May be it's just me--------head not to clear here lately.??? DD
  11. Anybody familiar with advantages of or disadvantages of Windows new 10s program on laptop. Apparently------the 10s is faster and more secure; but----any apps added to computer must be ordered through the Windows app store. have had new laptop delivered to my computer tech-----he is not familiar with Windows 10s. You can convert from 10s to 10h or 10 pro at no charge-------but can't go back to 10s once converted. I wonder what all is available through the app store------I really am not looking at that complicated of a machine-------but would need to download some special mapping programs ocassionally. Any thoughts/ experience on the subject will be appreciated. I am 78 yrs old-----deal in farmland real estate. Never intended to buy another computer------but here I am going one more time. Thanks DD
  12. I was thinking the Acme was your truck. That looks to be a heavy duty old truck for its day. No matter--------I am still going to "take" the AutoWagon as my personal choice!!!! Gary really don't need the AutoWagon-------What with his "model Tee-Tee Ford" to pi$$ around in!!!!πŸ˜πŸ˜‡πŸ˜Ž ****** I sure am glad Montana is along ways from Mississippi-------that ol' codger might want to "correct" me for bad mouthing his model TT. ****** Cotta transmission-----I have a Cotta oilfield type transmission and clutch unit in my homemade self propelled ditcher tractor. Drives a heavy duty PTO with a belt pulley drive for the hydrostat. Seems like I found Cotta in Tulsa, Oklahoma back in the early 1980's??? (good product) Had it powered with a 453 Detroit------hydrastat and drive axle from M-F 750 combine. DD
  13. πŸ‘------the Acme truck always looks to be a class act Roger. Shame to expose it to the dust, etc. Fill us in again. What yr----what kind of power, etc. I don't remember-----does the Acme belong to you?? DD
  14. Lots of service time with those boys Gary-----that is something to be proud of.πŸ‘πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Weatherman says we may get another couple of inches of rain today-----maybe I can get Roger to throw a tank on the back of the AutoWagon and head your way with a load of water. ***** Never have been able to find any evidence that Jesse and Frank spent any time here in Washington County, Mississippi. But I would not think they walked around broadcasting who they were. They definitely stayed on the move. ******* I never considered myself to be an outlaw------but near the end of my illustrious farming career; I stopped by the bank to borrow a little more $$$ @ 18%+ interest. My banker said come on in-----what can I do for you. I told him I thought I needed to rob his bank----but didn't figure he had enuff in the vault to do me any good. He laughed and commented: Hel!----I was just thinking you might have already robbed my bank!!!! Luckily------he was able to fill my needs. AND--------even more lucky was that I finally got him paid back. So-------may be that I have more in common with Jesse and Frank than thought????🀐 DD
  15. Hammer------ Sometimes things are unverifiable. Just like these stories I hear from the famous horse Wrangler. I have sometimes doubted the full truth being told-----but then again I have never caught him lieing to me. So-----I just take him at his word.🐴🀐 ******* I do have two friends (brothers) who are wildlife specialists here locally. They were originally from Adair, Iowa-------home of the first known train robbery (thought to have been carried out by the James gang). Their great grandaddy had ridden with Quantrill during the Civil War with Frank and Jesse. He was always suspected of being part of the James gang and the train robbery at Adair, Iowa------but never was arrested. (neither were Frank or Jesse) We hit it off immediately------I told them any friend of Quantrill would always be a friend of mine. (I call them the Quantrill brothers) Supposedly Jesse and Frank would hide out here locally with some cousins who owned a large tract of land here back in those days------including our family farm. Therefore-----my interest in the James boys (and their horses due to Wrangler's family ties). DD
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