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Colin Bishop

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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #125 on: July 23, 2016, 01:04:42 PM »

Well, these people are in business to make money so you can't blame them for trying - they just overstep the mark too much and too often. But tecchies often don't live in the real world. They think that because they are enthusiastic about some 'improvement' you will be too and don't understand when you find it a damn nuisance. It's a bit like nipping into a supermarket for something and continually find that they've changed all the shelves around so you can't go straight to what you came for.

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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #126 on: July 23, 2016, 07:33:50 PM »

I don't think it is correct to say that most existing computers cannot handle W10, I suspect that the majority do so but obviously those people who experience problems will understandably complain about it. Of course Microsoft have behaved badly by forcing the upgrade in the way they have.

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Agree, I built mine in 2006 so ten years old, running a Pent D Quad core, no probs other than emicon issue has run xp,w7,w8,w8.1 and w10  all fine and Dandy.. 

Struggles more with the fact that VM keep upgrading my speed, on 220 broad band now and had to upgrade the internet thingy in the pC

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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #127 on: July 26, 2016, 03:31:15 PM »

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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #128 on: July 26, 2016, 04:01:48 PM »

For all you W10 Haters, baton down the hatches !!!   The Anniversary Update ios Coming :-)


http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/windows-10%E2%80%99s-anniversary-update-is-just-what-everyday-users-need/ar-BBuRyXN?li=BBiaL6p&ocid=spartandhp

Such a great write-up. Pity my desktop PC doesn't have a camera, nor a touch screen and certainly not Cortana reports which reports everything you say back to Microsoft's servers.

Bound to be impartial, after all MSN is one of Microsoft's oldest subsiduaries.
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #129 on: July 26, 2016, 06:15:54 PM »

For all you W10 Haters, baton down the hatches !!!   The Anniversary Update ios Coming :-)

So for those of us that don't have Windows on a mobile phone or camera + pen enabled lap-pad, is there anything genuinely usable / useful that Windows 10 can do that 8.1 can't?   IMO mobile phones are only useful for phone calls and texting.  The last thing I want is a desktop PC converted into a mobile phone look alike.
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #130 on: July 26, 2016, 06:45:26 PM »

   IMO mobile phones are only useful for phone calls and texting. 

Why is there an app to use your phone as a phone ?, how strange..  I mean what about Pokémon !!!

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« Reply #131 on: July 26, 2016, 07:23:50 PM »

...  I mean what about Pokémon !!!

If Windows 10 has Pokémon Go then I give up, . . .
I am going back to a real abacus and painting cave walls with wode.
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #132 on: July 30, 2016, 10:05:29 PM »

The official "Free" Windows 10 upgrade offer finished on 29th July and from now on you will have to pay to upgrade to Windows 10.

However if you use " assistive technologies" to use your computer then the free Windows 10 upgrade is still available on this new site... https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade. It is the standard Windows 10 installation media.

Microsoft doesn't define what assistance you need, nor ask for proof, you just click the confirm button and complete the installation.

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« Reply #133 on: July 30, 2016, 10:39:25 PM »

Yes...in OZ, [0700 : 31/7/2016] that little Windows 10 installation Icon that Microsoft planted/attached to the bottom toolbar is has vanished  :-))..... Derek  O0
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« Reply #134 on: July 31, 2016, 08:50:13 AM »

Yes...in OZ, [0700 : 31/7/2016] that little Windows 10 installation Icon that Microsoft planted/attached to the bottom toolbar is has vanished  :-)) ..... Derek  O0


To quote from the TERMINATOR . . . .
" I'LL BE BACK"
I don't think Microsoft will leave the thousands of potential suckers clients with it already on their machines alone . . .
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #135 on: July 31, 2016, 08:52:41 AM »

 :o :o :o

Interesting eh what.

After all the hype about verifying genuine windows installations and all the dramas thereto, you can now still get the "free" download.

So what's up doc, not enough suckers have taken the bait????????

Some things up.

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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #136 on: July 31, 2016, 11:16:53 AM »

The download might be available and free just now, but does it authenticate and register without crossing their palm with silver?
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #137 on: July 31, 2016, 01:01:58 PM »

The download might be available and free just now, but does it authenticate and register without crossing their palm with silver?

Yes, I updated two systems this morning and it was exactly the same experience as before.
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #138 on: July 31, 2016, 04:54:45 PM »

W10 in the lead..

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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #139 on: August 01, 2016, 01:09:51 AM »

Hmmm . . .


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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #140 on: August 01, 2016, 04:24:53 AM »

W10 in the lead..

With those WIN10 figures, no wonder Microsoft is worried.
Looks like Win 10 Bombed out.

What next???
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« Reply #141 on: August 01, 2016, 10:37:10 AM »

 %%  Didn't think I'd get away with MY INTERPRETATION of Mr Gates . . . {-)
 shows the moderators are on the ball  :police:   
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #142 on: August 01, 2016, 10:42:11 AM »

%%  Didn't think I'd get away with MY INTERPRETATION of Mr Gates . . . {-)
 shows the moderators are on the ball  :police:   
Bill  :-X

                         :police:    ok2
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #143 on: August 01, 2016, 11:19:35 AM »

Well, I've tried twice with W10 on my laptop, and despite assurances from MS that my pc is fine, and will accept W10 without a problem, it's awful.
It slows the pc down so much it's virtually unusable (that's after a few false starts when booting up in the morning), Cortana and I have argued several times, but I think I confused her (it?) by telling her (it?) to go have sex whilst travelling...  %)


I've gone back to W8.1 now, and there I shall stay. (unless I can find a way of downloading W7....)
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #144 on: August 01, 2016, 11:25:07 AM »


A couple of false starts with my own PC but went on more smoothly than I expected.
My main (administrator)  didn't transfer correctly but this seems to be a common problem.
Created a new Admin account and all sorted now.

I've found my own PC to be Much Faster now!   :-)


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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #145 on: August 01, 2016, 11:40:03 AM »

Evening Rich......I am just watching & reading this O0 and all OK in W7 :-))

However would not like to think of anything to do with a W10 [engine] having a sexual liaison in the back of Cortina which I thought was a 4 cylinder Ford product....

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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #146 on: August 01, 2016, 12:24:31 PM »


They were also available as a 3.3 litre six O0 O0

WIN7 Pro going fine.
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Re: Windows 10 update - Beware!
« Reply #147 on: August 01, 2016, 01:28:27 PM »

Did another 3 independent levels of backup as the 29th approached. 
Just as well.  It seems an unanswered "upgrade" prompt took it as authority to dump Win 10 on me anyway. 
Well, the 3 year old desktop PC still works (gasps of relief) and has even retained my Desktop icons.
  • No different in speed or operation from 8.1, in fact almost no discernible differences or "extras" at all.
  • Cortana a joke without camera / microphone / I-pen.  Return of the old MS Paper Clip helper?
  • Two programs disabled, including my in-car Bluetooth.
  • No drivers available for my fairly recent Kodak printer, so cant scan or copy either.
  • Norton's Security keeps giving security hazard warnings on both IE11 and Edge browsers.
  • Repeated attempts made to "encourage" me to transfer preferred programs (like email) to MS versions.
  • Win 10 comes with Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft (yeuch !!!).  In fact Win still looks like a mobile phone
  • New Start Menu a good attempt, but 'recent used progs' bear no relation to what I have used.

I thought at least I may be able to set my Home Directory instead of the dreaded OneDrive cloud nonsense that makes it so difficult to save files where I want them.  Hours of Googling provided tons 'how to' info, but unfortunately must all be based on earlier versions of Win 10 because those menu options do not exist on mine.

OK, so absolutely no advantages whatsoever, or speed improvement.  I will have to replace my printer and Bluetooth devices so not a "free" upgrade.  However MS now get to monitor everything I do and pass it on to advertisers for profit.

Impressed?    NO WAY.   All been downhill since XP
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #148 on: August 01, 2016, 10:06:18 PM »

I loaded W10 a couple of days ago. It was slow. emails were 4+ hrs behind my smartphone. It was slow. I hated it so I reset W7. Now I have to reset all my forum logins. But it's good to have7 back. My 14yr old g'son says 10 is great but says it can be rubbish if you have an old machine running 7, cheeky little s*d just because he has built his own PC. Mine does what I want. Double Grumpy Dave.
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Re: Windows 10 update - Go for it it!
« Reply #149 on: August 01, 2016, 10:54:26 PM »

So far no probs with 10 this time except it turns comp off if left too long instead of hibernating and I have to reboot
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