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Windows 10 is coming ... #1016941
06/01/15 01:41 PM
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What's everyone's opinion on Windows 10 ? idea

Should I download it in July ? I got a message to reserve my free copy.

Any advice much appreciated.

smashpc < As I don't want to be doing this... lol


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1016964
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There is some good advice and tech help here, Darleen. http://www.techradar.com/news/software/o...dows-10-1290644
Think I'll give it a try just on my laptop not on my pc, can easily re-install windows 7 if its too buggy! woozy

Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1016969
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That link is for one of the earlier Technical Preview versions. But there might be some things in there to consider.

If you don't have Windows 8.1, do some research first. Your Windows 7 will be supported until 2020. But consider how far behind you will be if you don't move forward sooner or later. This will be the last time you will be able to upgrade for free with a Windows 7 installation. I'm not going to upgrade several of my people as they are in their 80's and Windows 7 is working just fine for them. But there are quite a few others that I am going to recommend they upgrade.


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1016974
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Drac.. I got a notice also giving you the option when 10 releases to upgrade.. full version... I am on my surface pro 3 but I am holding off on the desktop as I am concerned about the older hp 7310 all in one printer... if they provide drives I might..
bottom right side of windows.. a microsoft window icon appears... click on it
Edit
I just received an answer to my question to HP support... will they be providing windows 10 drivers.. he said "yes" so I will probably go to 10... what the heck!

Last edited by Winfrey; 06/01/15 06:23 PM.

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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1016975
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I've already "signed up" for it too. So far I haven't seen anything I don't like about it... so far. I checked for driver support on my old 5 year old printer too and they said yes.


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1016985
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/9-reasons-why-i%e2%80%99m-ready-to-love-windows-10/ar-BBkkRUI#image=9

I looked at this article and I didn't see anything that I liked or care about at all! Just makes it sound like they're making a big cell phone. I don't even use a cell phone, well almost never and it is a very old type cell phone that I inherited.

Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1016992
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Makes me nostalgic for Windows 3.1 ...

Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1016993
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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Jenny100] #1016996
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Makes me nostalgic for Windows 3.1 ...


Yep. I really liked Windows 98 too. smile

Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017034
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Windows 98 had wonderful screensavers, as I recall. smile

I've signed up for Windows 10 too. Being on Windows 7 at the moment, I'm glad that all my programs and files will be carried over with the upgrade, and I won't have to reinstall anything, because that's always a pain in the cahooey.


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017038
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That brings back memories! I dearly loved my Windows 98 and 98SE and hated XP. In fact, I resisted moving to XP for many years because I hated the way it looked and worked.


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Rushes] #1017040
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Originally Posted By: Marian
Yep. I really liked Windows 98 too.

Windows 95 and 98 were and still are the best for games from the late 1990's.
Windows 3.1 is the first version of Windows I used though.

Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017068
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Ahhhh the good old DOS days ! To run a game you had to work off a command prompt ! go to your C: drive then dir to see your directories\files - then go to C:\sierra dir then......... oh well - this could take some time .... all kidding aside, I am partial to Windows 7 right now and, as a tech person, I am anxious to see how Windows 10 handles things. If it passes, then I make the switch, if not, I still have my Win 7 to work with and wait for the string of service packs to "fix" Windows 10. rotfl


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: sureshot] #1017071
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Originally Posted By: sureshot
Ahhhh the good old DOS days ! To run a game you had to work off a command prompt ! go to your C: drive then dir to see your directories\files - then go to C:\sierra dir then......... oh well - this could take some time .... all kidding aside, I am partial to Windows 7 right now and, as a tech person, I am anxious to see how Windows 10 handles things. If it passes, then I make the switch, if not, I still have my Win 7 to work with and wait for the string of service packs to "fix" Windows 10. rotfl





Download the Insider Preview, and load it up under VMware Player - If you're anything like me, you're going to wonder what Microsoft has been smoking lately smile Is it better than Windows 8, somewhat... But they still seem fixated on turning the desktop environment into a tablet experience (and I for 1 can't stand it).

Windows 10 Insider Preview

Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017107
06/02/15 10:11 PM
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My opnion is that a I need s apsm remover that remopve the unwanted advertisement Microsoft stuck on my tool bar without asking if I wanted it. Which I don't. I purposly bought a Windows 7 syster, why the hell would I want Windows 10?


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017112
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All you need to do is click on the up arrow for your hidden icons, select Customize and select Hide Notifications. No spam there...


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017132
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But all that does is hide it. The program still runs, taking up memory. I found out how to get rid of it. You have to remove update KB3035583 which doesn't actually do anything but add this ad. And it is spam when when you didn't ask for it. And they sneak it in pretending its an system update. Removing that update gets rid of GWX.exe which is the program (Get Windows 10).


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: GuybrushThreepwood] #1017139
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"But they still seem fixated on turning the desktop environment into a tablet experience (and I for 1 can't stand it)."

My sentiments exactly, InlandAZ yes

I have Win98SE, WinXP and Win7 all working fine - all of which I really like smile

I don't like tablets. [The only one I permit myself to own is a "passed me down" original version iPad.]

I certainly don't want to have to learn how to use a new operating system that behaves like one !! lol


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Mad] #1017149
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Originally Posted By: Mad
"[i]I certainly don't want to have to learn how to use a new operating system that behaves like one !! lol


The only problem is, in five years time we'll all have to, whether we like it or not (at least, if we want to be secure whilst online), when security updates for Windows 7 end.

The upside is, that's still five years away. grin


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017165
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I can't say it any better than Inland did.
They'd get more takers if they made it look like XP.

And apparently I need to make sure I don't have update KB3035583 installed. After Guybrush's post, I found this
http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-stop-windows-10-upgrade-downloading-your-system

Quote:
In preparation for that, back in April, Microsoft released an update (KB3035583) for Windows 7 (Optional) and 8.1 (Recommended) that is called the Get Windows 10 app. It provides the prompt that started appearing on users systems (Windows 7 and 8.1) yesterday and gives you the option to reserve your copy of Windows 10.

I'm unsure whether even updating Windows 8.1 is a good idea. With 3rd party add-ons, Windows 8.1 at least looks like Windows 7, though some games (Still Life, Post Mortem) don't work and I'm sure those aren't the only two.

Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017183
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Thanks Jenny.
I followed the instructions through the link and it worked fine.
I just checked my windows updates again and the same update showed up again.
I just hid it this time instead of installing it again.


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017219
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"All you need to do is click on the up arrow for your hidden icons, select Customize and select Hide Notifications. No spam there..."

When I did this, it came back the next day when I turned my computer on again. (Well, I think it said only show notifications (no icon), but the icon came back anyway.)

Last edited by oldbroad; 06/03/15 10:23 PM.
Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017221
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You should have selected "hide icon and notifications." But go ahead and do what Jenny suggested.


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Draclvr] #1017243
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"The only problem is, in five years time we'll all have to, whether we like it or not (at least, if we want to be secure whilst online), when security updates for Windows 7 end.
The upside is, that's still five years away.
grin"

Well in another five years I could very well have become "doolally" and "computer non-competent" from trying to solve too many PC games - so I'm not worrying for the moment rotfl


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Re: Windows 10 is coming ... [Re: Darleen03] #1017244
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I had to kid of grin when I read that from Marian! It makes me wonder if I'm being unfair to all my older people in their 80's and a few of my less computer literate folks by leaving them on Windows 7! Am I assuming they will all be "doolally" by 2020? lol

And then I wonder if I'm just making more work for myself because I will have to slowly teach them all to use whatever version of Windows 10 is out there... Right now, I can set Windows 8.1 up to look and act just like Windows 7 with no need to ever see the tiled Start screen ever. And the new Windows 10 has done away with that Start screen totally. Hmmm... maybe I'd better rethink this! woozy


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