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Old 07-06-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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Did any of the forum members have windows 10 automatically download. It happened to me and really messed up my format and eliminated a lot of things. And then AT&T changed out our modem and could not get us back online. I was down and out for the month of June but our son stopped by and got things somewhat straightened out. It is now a whole new format and takes a little to get used to it. I have heard a lot of griping about windows 10 and from what I have read, I was not alone. And that is the main problem with getting old. You get left behind. Loren
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It's a case of fixing something that wasn't broken imho. By the way, you can roll it back in most cases. Microsoft pushed it out because Windows 7 is EOL. No more patches or support.


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Old 07-06-2016, 03:18 PM   #3
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Yes, I downloaded free version. I did it to myself. Major issue was for my husband as there are stand alone programs that just don't work, but are beginning to be addressed. So I guess Windows 10 will eventually be ok. Hopefully for you.
Our issue was a SSB radio program. Ships' communication through Pactor Modem. By the time I had gotten confused- worried about my lack of computer savy, then turned off my computer for a 4 month trip on the boat
then turned computer on again- thereby negating my ability to switch back to Windows 7, I found lots more issues. W10 has some difficulties keeping me connected to my marinas'wifi. A professional told me the wifi settings I needed were changed during one of the uncontrollable updates. Additionally other updates are happening all around users. My photos from 8 year blog using Picasa and Blogger have been changed to another Google program Google Photo. The folders are now misaligned and don't show on the blog. And just don't get me started on Cloud use and storage options.
Again back to windows 10. Here are two things that recently helped me. Use Chrome instead of Edge browser. Instead of using search in say Google omni bar, use the white bar at bottom left to ask for anything on your computer, like a special file or program err now called app, you may need to use and right click the start button on left to bring up lots of useful settings and adjustments. I never found any video or other info that helped me to move comfortably to the program. Good Luck. Kathy
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Yes, I downloaded free version. I did it to myself. Major issue was for my husband as there are stand alone programs that just don't work, but are beginning to be addressed. So I guess Windows 10 will eventually be ok. Hopefully for you.
Our issue was a SSB radio program. Ships' communication through Pactor Modem. By the time I had gotten confused- worried about my lack of computer savy, then turned off my computer for a 4 month trip on the boat
then turned computer on again- thereby negating my ability to switch back to Windows 7, I found lots more issues. W10 has some difficulties keeping me connected to my marinas'wifi. A professional told me the wifi settings I needed were changed during one of the uncontrollable updates. Additionally other updates are happening all around users. My photos from 8 year blog using Picasa and Blogger have been changed to another Google program Google Photo. The folders are now misaligned and don't show on the blog. And just don't get me started on Cloud use and storage options.
Again back to windows 10. Here are two things that recently helped me. Use Chrome instead of Edge browser. Instead of using search in say Google omni bar, use the white bar at bottom left to ask for anything on your computer, like a special file or program err now called app, you may need to use and right click the start button on left to bring up lots of useful settings and adjustments. I never found any video or other info that helped me to move comfortably to the program. Good Luck. Kathy
Sounds like you're getting the hang of it. I'm not a Windows guy, and do alot more with Linux, but my favorite Windows OS was 7. Takes a bit of getting used to with 'apps' instead of programs, and Cortana instead of the classic search. You'll get it.

Interesting side note: Cortana was the name of the AI in the Microsoft videogame called Halo....
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:48 PM   #5
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I have Windows 10 on my newest laptop. I like it. Right-click still works. I have Windows 8 on a ThinkPad, Vista on an older laptop and Windows 7 on a desktop. Sometimes I have all of them running as I'm working and boy does it get confusing!

I find it cheaper to buy a new laptop than to upgrade some of the software I use. Especially since everything now is subscription based. I hate paying monthly fees!
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I have Windows 10 on my newest laptop. I like it. Right-click still works. I have Windows 8 on a ThinkPad, Vista on an older laptop and Windows 7 on a desktop. Sometimes I have all of them running as I'm working and boy does it get confusing!

I find it cheaper to buy a new laptop than to upgrade some of the software I use. Especially since everything now is subscription based. I hate paying monthly fees!
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Biggest things I've run into... My TV Tuner does not handle 10, so it's useless. MS did away with the Media Center.

Tried but didn't like MS's new browser Edge, stayed with Chrome till it developed issues with 10 and kept hanging. Loaded Firefox, it's working very well. Note: MS has updated Edge to actually work, I haven't tried the new improved version.

You need to learn the new user interface. If you know pc's, you can set it up pretty similar to Windows 7.
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:35 PM   #8
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In February, Microsoft classified Windows 10 as an upgrade to Windows 7. This was an underhanded way to get more people to install W10. Most users, by default, have windows updates set to automatically download and install.

You can roll windows 10 back to windows 7; however, there is a time limit. After seven days, Windows 10 will once again re-install and then you don't have the option to roll back.

Windows 10 is like a bad virus. You don't want it, but eventually you're going to catch the disease.

It's no wonder Apple users are such fanatics!
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:45 PM   #9
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For me, it's not the OS, it's the fact that very expensive software will only go through three OS upgrades then it quits being compatible. Hence so many pieces of technology. Mac users aren't immune to the compatibility issues. Those that use Adobe products know how expensive upgrades to software becomes. You CAN turn off auto updates. And I recommend it for nearly everything except your anti-virus.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:09 PM   #10
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In February, Microsoft classified Windows 10 as an upgrade to Windows 7. This was an underhanded way to get more people to install W10. Most users, by default, have windows updates set to automatically download and install.
Yeah, this was MicroSoft at its' finest. Their ethics suck. People trust them and let MS do automatic updates in the guise of security. So they slip in this little bomb with the updates and all of a sudden a whole bunch of folks have an unwanted version of Windows. Totally underhanded way of doing it.

I knew about it before it showed up on my computer. I found the file in Automatic updates and deleted it. No Windows 10 on my computer, too bad, so sad.

Then as my wife and friends computers started having the Windows 10 no choice, or any choice you make is the wrong choice, window pop up I had to delete the stealth file in their updates.

Google it, you'll get the update #. Hopefully you can still delete it.

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