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Captain Povey

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #275 on: January 09, 2016, 07:51:02 PM »

I recently received an .ics file as an attachment to an email on my laptop but could not open it as I do not have the full version of Office. I found a file reader but apparently it is not supported by Windows 10 yet. My AOL calendar says it can open the file but it doesn't. I managed to get it onto my phone but not my tablet. Calendars seem to be a complex area. Graham
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #276 on: January 10, 2016, 09:52:20 AM »

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #277 on: January 10, 2016, 02:08:46 PM »

I am beginning to play with Linux mint, more now.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #278 on: January 10, 2016, 03:42:59 PM »

Thanks Malcom, I went there, tried the google calendar option and the calendar live but still no joy. I am beginning to suspect there is a problem with the file. Cheers Grahan.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #279 on: January 10, 2016, 03:58:52 PM »

Calendars are a horribly complex area if you are trying to convert/share between systems. Too many non standard features usually.

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Re: Windows 10? Yes/No
« Reply #280 on: February 22, 2016, 08:36:23 AM »


Now that we are past the hallway mark, and with hindsight, was windows 10 the right move.

Yes/No
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #281 on: February 22, 2016, 09:08:28 AM »

Yes
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #282 on: February 22, 2016, 11:10:20 AM »

I have not tried 10 yet - is there a time/date limit with the free upgrade ? (currently on 8.1)

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #283 on: February 22, 2016, 01:08:15 PM »

 :-)) Yes

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #284 on: February 22, 2016, 01:17:00 PM »

I've heard the end of July is the date it will end. Not sure if they will stick to that though.

I upgraded many months ago when it first came out and haven't looked back since. I use 10 at home and still use 7 here at work but if you can use 7 you can use 10, it's very similar.
I had no problems upgrading and no problems since so I wouldn't hesitate to do it again but it seems not all systems upgrade as easily.

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #285 on: February 25, 2016, 02:51:04 PM »

Anyone had trouble with Google Chrome?

A neighbour bought a W10 enabled lap top at xmas and I installed all the software he needed. A couple weeks back he called me over to say chrome had dissapeared. After spending an hour or so investigating, I just downloaded a new copy of it and did a re-install.

Coming back to Spain this week and he calls me again with the same problem. Chrome had dissapeared. So yesterday another bit of investigating shows that it is still on the computer it just won't open. So I downloaded it all again except this time it won't install.

A bit of net surfing of forums turns up the fact it won't install on win 10, bit noone has a valid reason except to say that microsoft windows is deliberately blocking it and promoting its own web browser.

Can anyone shed light on it? I've got him using the oe browser but he's not a happy puppy, so I'd like to fix it if I can.

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« Reply #286 on: February 25, 2016, 02:55:28 PM »

ODD this one as I have used chrome since Win 10 was installed and have never had a problem at all with it


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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #287 on: February 25, 2016, 02:57:25 PM »

Same for me.
Win 10, Chrome, no probs.


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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #288 on: February 25, 2016, 03:00:06 PM »

Same issue as Brian on my mum's laptop she got at christmas
I have Chrome on my Windows 10 Bootcamp on my mac & also on my windows laptop


It's an odd one.... we have also noticed a few of the windows 10 apps (weather for example) are not working either
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #289 on: February 25, 2016, 03:33:07 PM »

The two examples look like they are on laptops with Win 10
pre-installed.
Mine is the update on a two-year old machine that was Win 8


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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #290 on: February 26, 2016, 09:05:31 AM »

A quick look found two possible solutions to MS trying to stick it up Google -
First -

1. Type cmd.exe on the search bar.
2. Right click on the cmd.exe then click "Run as Administrator"
3. Type "netsh winsock reset". Press enter.
4. The computer will prompt for a restart.
And -

1. Right click on chrome icon and run "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
2. Use the first option
3. Then do "Test Program" and test that it is working
4. Press Next and then save the settings


On a side note, I just tried updating a Dell Netbook for a friend - it happened but the screen didn't look right since it had gone to a lower res default.  Getting a new driver from Del restored the "proper" options, but then W10's new wonder facilities Cortana and Groove persistently crashed it.  So it's a W7 machine again.  Simple roll-back.
Removal or disabling or hiding some of MS's corporate malware is not easy unless you are prepared to surf the net.  If you are having a problem, put the question into your search engine, the chances are that somebody else will have had the same problem and will have posted an answer.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #291 on: February 26, 2016, 12:22:06 PM »

Thanks I'll give those a try for him Malcolm. Answers I came up with on the net meant hacking around with the registry. Not something I want to do on a new computer that doesn't belong to me!

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« Reply #292 on: February 26, 2016, 12:55:25 PM »

Thanks I'll give those a try for him Malcolm. Answers I came up with on the net meant hacking around with the registry. Not something I want to do on a new computer that doesn't belong to me!


These were the solutions I found as well
we are going to do a system restore at the weekend
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #293 on: February 26, 2016, 06:12:20 PM »

If it aint broke etc.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #294 on: March 12, 2016, 12:11:37 AM »

I've been scheduled for the upgrade in about 10 mins time.

This is to move up from win8.1

I'll report back on how it went -

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #295 on: March 12, 2016, 02:11:09 PM »

After 5 hours and about 68 restarts I'm still at square 1 - THAT'S IT, I QUIT !

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #296 on: March 12, 2016, 02:57:36 PM »

I've said it before . . . . and  . . .

It's 'only' an operating system, not the actual useful programs that do things for you.  If you have a stable current O/S such as 8.1 it is being regularly updated, and evidently working well with your anti-V and favourite browser etc -  Why on earth mess with it ?  You will not get any 'extra' useful freebees or a significant increase in speed.

What you could very likely get is a complete meltdown due to some innocuous incompatibility with something that MS have not sorted out drivers or migration path for.

My 8.1 is firmly staying put, despite ever increasing pop-up windows demanding I set a date (tomorrow by default)  for their latest 'experiment' using customers as guinea pigs.
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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #297 on: March 12, 2016, 04:01:58 PM »

Hello Bob, I like the way you have put that across - and I think you're quite right.

So I'm staying put with 8.1 for the foreseeable future. :-))

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Re: Windows 10?
« Reply #298 on: March 12, 2016, 05:08:12 PM »

W10 Rocks...:-)

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« Reply #299 on: March 12, 2016, 07:29:50 PM »

I got W10 in August last year - my post is on page one of this thread. It's still working, still boots in a flash, and I've had precisely no issues with it at all.

I like it.

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