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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2016, 04:14:10 PM »

... market totally sown up
Aargh! Colin, how could you?  :police:


But back on topic, thanks for the heads up. I went and checked our update status and blow me there was W10 trying to get in again (and this even without the little flag thing appearing in the notification area).
I'll be glad when (if) they end the "free" offer - maybe then they'll stop trying to shove W10 into every crevice they can  >:-o

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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2016, 04:39:09 PM »

Latest on BBC news page Microsoft to offer tab to cancel any prompt to install  Windows Ten.It says along with install button you will also a cancel button they are bowing to complaints from Windows users



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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2016, 08:18:21 PM »

Somewhat off topic, however, I installed 10 on my HP notebook where it worked fine. The problem has arose when I was at college I had to leave quickly so just shut the lid down without shutting the machine down via the button or whatever way you're supposed to do it. When using win 7 I just lifted the lid again and off we went as normal. When I got home this time I opened the lid to re-start and nothing, all I have now is a blank screen with a flashing curser in the top left hand corner. I can't find any reference to this on forums, so anybody with any idea's as to what to do now?

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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2016, 08:41:04 PM »

A hard reset might help LB. If there is a power or reset button press it down for several seconds. If the battery is removable, take it out and replace it after a few minutes. There may also be a key combination that will perform a hard reset, the usual one is CTRL/ALT/DEL but there may be others.

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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2016, 08:56:53 PM »

Thanks Colin, but I've tried all those.....hence being lost.

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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2016, 09:04:47 PM »

hard reset, disconnect power - remove battery and hold the power button down for 30 seconds or more, then it should boot from a fresh boot - reloading everything from scratch.
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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2016, 09:12:47 PM »

LB, there are lots of online references to Windows devices with the problem you describe. Google 'notebook frozen with flashing cursor'. There are various reasons and various solutions some of which entail holding certain keys down as the machine powers up - have you tried these?

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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2016, 12:01:01 AM »

Latest on BBC news page Microsoft to offer tab to cancel any prompt to install  Windows Ten.It says along with install button you will also a cancel button they are bowing to complaints from Windows users



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Doesn't help me , it's too late , my gripe is I build my own machines  / I buy legitimate Microsoft OS systems , alright I don't OWN the software I only get a licence to use it / they have NO RIGHT to interfere with my machine with out permission / AND my graphics card has quit & will not function properly, so that's a new one . . .  >>:-(  Any one thought how their going to re instal 10 without a disk ?
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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2016, 12:07:36 AM »

With regards to my problem, Thanks for the suggestions and I will give them a try When time permits and report back.

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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2016, 08:49:00 AM »

Any one thought how their going to re instal 10 without a disk ?
Bill

Microsoft provide a "Media Creation Tool" which allows you to do a clean install using a DVD, ISO or USB.

If Windows 10 has previously been installed on that hardware it will automatically activate your installation, else you need to input a valid key from Windows 7 etc

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2016, 11:18:11 AM »

The graphics card failure just confirms to me that this is a deliberate act by Microsoft as that's what happened to my Mothers PC last week , it was a RAM access problem that caused my last PC to be bricked by MS after I stopped Win10 installing, confirms its a malicious act to force people to buy a new computer with Win10 on it.

Well stuff that I've sorted the problem on my last PC and will download Linux Ubuntu tonight to set it up see how I get on with that, My sister is getting her man to sort up a Laptop they have for my Mum so once I get everything transferred from her PC to the laptop I'll see if her PC is repairable and if it is put Linux on it
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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2016, 11:18:21 AM »

Kinmel , Very nice , if you can get to it . . . I was locked out of my password , nothing would bring it back even have a HIRENs bootable CD , reset everything as it should've been & still got the two fingers .
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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2016, 12:39:09 PM »

Kinmel , Very nice , if you can get to it . . . I was locked out of my password , nothing would bring it back even have a HIRENs bootable CD , reset everything as it should've been & still got the two fingers .
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http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-password-in-windows-10/
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Not Windows 10...
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2016, 07:25:19 PM »

My laptop has Windows 8.1 installed...nice, I like it, but : every time I move my finger across the mouse pad, there's a black bar thing that appears out of the side with all sorts of "Apps" on it. It drives me mad!   >>:-(

Please tell me there's a way of stopping it....
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Win 10
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2016, 02:50:22 AM »

 If you log onto the Aeromodeller forum you can have an overview done by Mike Woods who will no only sort out any probs with your comp but will block all attempts to install Win !0 I'm going to get him to do mine .There may be a SMALL charge but not much.I tried Win 10 but A it looked odd and B things only half worked. Also since I had it I can't access some of my files .They ask me for a password on some of them and since I  never encrypted them I can't open them
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Re: Not Windows 10...
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2016, 04:16:39 AM »

You can go into Control Panel, open up the trackpad dialogue box and change what dragging your finger across it does. You could turn this off.
What I did. I always use an external mouse. There is a setting that if you are using another mouse, the track pad is disabled. If you unplug the external mouse it works again.


The exact menu options are different for different track pads. But if you go into Devices and Printers (usually to the right of the start pop up menu) you can see the name and make of your trackpad. If not you can do it from the control panel.
Once you have the name, you can Google how to disable it.
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Re: Win 10
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2016, 04:18:13 AM »

Google
How to stop win10


There are several walk through tutorials on this.

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Re: Win 10
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2016, 08:56:09 AM »

 OK! Thank you
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Re: Not Windows 10...
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2016, 09:22:57 AM »

While wandering through my local Pound Shop I spotted a display of optical mouses.  Turns out that they cost 1.  Amazingly, they work well apart from the minor downside that they are formed from clear plastic and I assume that this is what prevents the PC from being put into sleep mode (varying ambient light kidding it on that it has moved).
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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2016, 09:55:19 AM »


Couple of good Apps out there to stop Windows 10 installing:


https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/
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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2016, 11:10:04 AM »

Latest on BBC news page Microsoft to offer tab to cancel any prompt to install  Windows Ten.It says along with install button you will also a cancel button they are bowing to complaints from Windows users



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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #46 on: May 27, 2016, 11:34:17 AM »

I think what MS are doing is illegal anyway , under the Misuse of Computer Act anyone who forcefully changes you computer to take information off it to sell is committing an offence in exactly the same way as a hacker does so MS should be up in court for this.

They have no God given right to the data we have on our computers , no right at all to force us to change operating systems so what they are doing is illegal as far as I'm concerned
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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2016, 11:37:53 AM »

Hear Hear  I second that
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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #48 on: May 27, 2016, 11:45:35 AM »

I'll bet deep down in your user agreement with MS is a disclaimer that you will have agreed with at some time or other.
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Re: Windows 10 update - Let's be careful out there!
« Reply #49 on: May 27, 2016, 11:51:53 AM »

Most likely
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