Windows 10 - part 2

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Windows 10 - part 2

Post by godfather » 04 Aug 2015, 20:08

Unless you have the attitude of Ned Kelly, I would hold back on downloading the new MS Operating System for a few months.
There are a lot of problems surfacing as it is being rolled out, and some of those problems are not simple and need patching.

Read this one today and thought it worthwhile posting here:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/03/ ... is-asking/

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Buck_naked » 04 Aug 2015, 20:28

heard on another forum win 10 is not compatible with Telstra 4G wireless broadband dongle.
that puts me out of the equation.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by grandduke » 04 Aug 2015, 21:41

I just received an email security alert that said it was corrupted.
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Perrorist » 06 May 2016, 07:40

We have until 29 July to upgrade to Windows 10 for free if we have Windows 7 or 8/8.1. After that, the cost will be US$119 (probably around $150 here).

A couple of weeks ago I upgraded a Windows 7 PC with heaps of software on it and it took 10 hours! However, it worked. When I'd tried previously to do that, it always failed. Windows 10 is definitely more stable now.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by grandduke » 06 May 2016, 10:33

I have the current version 10-11-4 el capitan, now these
are major upgrades and cost us nothing. :wqoohoo go
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by godfather » 22 Jun 2016, 21:43

We are just a few more days away from missing out on the

FREE download of WIN10 which ends 30/6/2016!

Keep an eye on the deadline if you are a fan of WIN10, if you are not...........like me............ you may have to pay for WIN10 after the freebie has expired.

Here is a question that is unclear in my mind. Perhaps one current user of Win10 could answer with some certainty.

"Is the Anti-virus within Win10 as good as AVAST Premium"?

For the last 2 years I have used paid versions of AVAST Premium and closed all MS security programs, and not a single issue.
However, if Win10 is up to scratch I am willing to save myself $30/year.

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ps: I also use "Malwarebytes - Anti Malware Premium" which I will retain regardless!
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Perrorist » 23 Jun 2016, 07:50

If you have Malwarebytes, you don't need Avast anyway.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by godfather » 23 Jun 2016, 13:20

Thanks Perry but I can not find a "boot scanner" on Malwarebytes, hence AVAST Premium.

I was reading through a lot of comments about WIN 10 on Whirlpool last night, and even the more recent ones are being very careful in recommending Win 10 if you are happy with Win 7 or 8.1!
There seems to be very little in the way of improvements and according to several users Win10 is no faster or safer but is collecting a lot of telemetry from users. WHY?

Cunningly, MS have decided to give WIN 10 a large update in mid August, just after the "30 day reverse to Win 7/8.1" policy expires. Another WHY?

I smell a dud and feel like Win10 is a Beta-Tester for maybe Win11 or 12!

How do you feel now after having used Win10 for sometime?

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Perrorist » 23 Jun 2016, 15:06

The Pro version can do boot time scanning, if you set it to do so.

I'm sticking with 8.1 for the time being. I'm not willing to risk Microsoft's version of BREXIT. I have a laptop and a PC on Win 10 and I don't find them anywhere near as easy to use as my 8.1 PC, which is my main workhorse.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Dreamweaver » 10 Aug 2016, 17:19

Apparently a common fault with Win 10 is the start button stops working. There are cures for this which are easy for most people, but not for computer dummies like me. But hooray! A simple solution is to click on it with your right mouse button, instead of left!
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Perrorist » 10 Aug 2016, 18:01

That's crazy. I'm glad I stuck with 8.1 for my main PC, by which I earn a living.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Phantom » 04 Apr 2017, 22:49

Bought my Dell 10" laptop / notebook ???
Windows 10 pre installed
So far no problems but
.....Not sure if it was Win 10 glitch or not
I could not download and install Kaspersky internet security Got to 99% and just hung......Was able to download and install AVG

Bought mine for $300 to use in my recliner in lounge rather than use main PC in bedroom Am using wireless router for laptop :icon_biggrin:
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Phantom » 04 Apr 2017, 22:52

Forgot ....................... Unable to download Windows Updates (There was a problem Please try again latter GRRRRRR)
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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Perrorist » 05 Apr 2017, 06:14

Have you run the Troubleshooter? In the search box of the Start menu, type "Troubleshooter". If it doesn't show, go here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/ins ... bleshooter to download it from Microsoft.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 2

Post by Biggdad » 05 Apr 2017, 08:50

Thanks Perry: just got a new comp. & am finding my way through windows 10. :character-oldtimer: \:D/
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