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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by bob shovel, 4th Aug, 2015.

  1. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    alright computer savvy peeps, whats the go?? is it an improvement and has it got lots of good stuff going for it?

    i must say the price was definitely right ... FREE! how can you not click the link :D

    ..yes, i clicked it... i am shallow, i saw a brief demo on tele and they brought back the start menu!! that sold it for me. im not concerned about the gigatrons and capacitors and working parts of it..... have i made a big mistake?:confused:

    we'll see if i can even get it to install first! gets to "preparing for installation", freezes, then fails.
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Every second edition of Windows alternates between being good/bad. Given Windows Vista was crap, 7 was great and 8 was crap, 10 is due to be good.
     
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    I upgraded the other day (from 8.1), it took a little over half an hour to install.

    Wasn't overly impressed with all the default settings in the setup (tightened up privacy as much as it allowed). I also had to buy a new displayport cable for connecting my external screen (as Windows 10 didn't seem to recognise my screen connected to a USB dock that I use). Also I had to play around with the display settings to get text showing clearly on my nonstandard resolution display, but once that was all sorted it works fine.

    Not really much of an improvement over 8.1 that I have noticed except for the return of the start menu, but a I rarely used that anyway, got accustomed to using taskbar shortcuts to avoid the dreaded 'Start Screen' in 8.1.
     
  5. Kinnon Bell

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    If you don't like Windows 10 can you uninstall and go back to 8?
     
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    I installed Windows 10 and my Kaspersky anti-virus got uninstalled without any notifications. I tried the latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security but still didn't work. I replaced with Avast and it works ok. I think there are some web sites saying not all the anti-virus software is compatible with Windows 10.
     
  7. bob shovel

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    ok ill stick with it. I just googled.... window.JPG

    @Simon Hampel hahaha computers would have to be the worst thing to help someone out with. i once told my mother in law her laptop was rooted after she clicked on the dodgeiest link ive ever seen and killed her computer. and of course me deleting all the "free toolbars" she was running - you could barely see the text on the page! i was to blame when the computer tech told her to replace it... but she didnt need to buy the $1200 laptop!!
     
  8. Bullion Baron

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    I read a review where they had rolled back the install (to 8), but then some applications didn't work, giving error messages with missing files and the like. So technically yes, but may not be smooth.
     
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  10. Emoi

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    It has made my aging laptop with recent SSD upgrade boot up even faster. (22 seconds)
    But it is different to win7 which means it takes me longer to do the same tasks.
    I hate bing and their crap maps so I am trying to change that to google.
     
  11. bob shovel

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    I upgraded my old laptop from XP to win7 a few years back and I was really happy with it. Like yours it gave it a new lease on life, running faster and smoother. I got 6+ years out of it, probably bought an extra 2 years by upgrading, evetually the screen blew up. so may have kept going longer otherwise.
     
  12. Emoi

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    I heard that they've named it version 10 instead of 9 due to some bad programming in determining the version number. Apparently there's a lot of applications out there that were getting Windows 9 mixed up with Windows 95.

    It's unconfirmed, but there's probably some truth in it.
     
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    ... Better than Windows 8.
     
  15. Simon Hampel

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    Yes, a lot of apps check for "Windows 9*" when testing for Windows 95 or Windows 98 vs Windows NT or something else. Would have caused a lot of old apps to break if they went with Windows 9.
     
  16. Emoi

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    I had the same issue.
    I had to give the C Drive more space for the install as it seems win7 remains just in case you want to change back.
     
  17. Chilliblue

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    Yes you can perform a roll back
     
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    Bleeding edge...its going to have its problems. Wait for the first Service Pack.
     
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    Is Microsoft's Defender Anti Virus software that comes with Windows 10 any good?
     
  20. Chilliblue

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    Had no problems with my Kaspersky anti-virus software when I updated