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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 4 months ago rhiannon

I looked up the font, it appears it's a Google font. You may have to download and reinstall it. I did find an article relating to some other fonts missing that might help:

Fonts Missing After Windows 10 Update

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 4 months ago rhiannon

I'm not sure there's one of those yet, but it would be good to see. So far the best site I've come across is this one - it's on the technical side but quite useful:

The Ultimate Windows 10 Security Guide
https://heimdalsecurity.com/en/windows-10-security-guide
There's a section on Security and a section on Privacy

For step by step less technical assistance this is a good site:
The Windows 10 privacy settings you need to change right now
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/the-windows-...

I don't know how much of this will still work in the Anniversary Update, but at the least, choosing a custom install gives you the option of turning things off at the beginning. Most of the settings can be changed after installation.



 

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 4 months ago rhiannon

I can also suggest a program called Blackbird.
http://www.getblackbird.net/

It has a green WOT rating, but as the site says "*Note: Some anti-virus products may detect Blackbird as malware. We assure you it's a false-positive; Blackbird does nothing that is not clearly advertised, leaves no files behind, and can be safely deleted after usage".
Works on Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista

VirusTotal has two flags on the program or it would likely have been written up here. You can view the analysis of the 64 bit version here:
Blackbird Virus Total analysis

For a more complete description of what Blackbird does check the listing at Major Geeks:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/blackbird.html

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 4 months ago astral_cyborg

That's very helpful. I will also keep in mind the steps from the link. Thank you very much for your time.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 4 months ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome. :)

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 4 months ago inverloch

Thanks Rhiannon, it appears you are correct, it appears that the windows 10 update had wiped my NVIDIA drivers and after I ran the free slimdrivers software as recommended on gizmo some time back, it found drivers missing and reinstalled them. Now the Taskbar is again up and running.

Alan

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 4 months ago rhiannon

Excellent news! I am so glad that's fixed. :)

Windows 10 is running fine on my laptop, but I had enough issues with it on my desktop that I rolled back the installation and I'll be sticking with Windows 8.1.

An issue I encountered with Windows 10 on my laptop is that it turned off System Restore. I've read that can happen in some installations so if you use it System Restore, it's something to be aware of.

I'm not crazy about the Start Menu and tiles on either Windows 8x or Windows 10 so I use Start8 and Start10 from Stardock as start menu replacements. Both Stardock products are paid software, around five dollars US. I've had Start8 for years and I Start10 came as a free upgrade. Classic Shell works as well and is free.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 4 months ago Lugh

Great article Rhiannon, thanks.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 4 months ago rhiannon

You're welcome, I'm glad you like it. :)

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 3 months ago eikelein

I'm late to the party but here is a snippet that becomes relevant if you use CrashPlan:

I am on Win10 (64-bit) Version 1607 (Anniversary Update).
CrashPlan downloads it's installer.
The installer works.
But there seems to be no way to get the CrashPlan program to work - it just does NOTHING!

Anybody has a hack or a workaround or any relevant info?
TIA

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What You Need To Know Now 3 years 3 months ago rhiannon

Did you install it and are you running it using admin rights? That's the only thing I can think of. Maybe someone else has some suggestions. :)

Other than that, I would check the developers site forum, troubleshooting or support areas.

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Win Real Money From This Trivia Game Show 1 year 9 months ago crosseyedlemon

Some interesting background for this app can be found at Wikipedia. Average payouts according to that source are $10-12....so don't quit your day job just yet.

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Win A Copy Of This Superb Information Manager [Updated] 3 years 8 months ago crombierob

I sent mine

Beware the Ides of March,
Rob

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Win A Copy Of This Superb Information Manager [Updated] 3 years 8 months ago ehorwitz1

Looks like a fascinating and very flexible, useful product for planners. Unfortunately, not something I need. Thanks for showing it off!

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Win A Copy Of This Superb Information Manager [Updated] 3 years 8 months ago Xavier Torres

Thanks for contest. The program is very interesting. I would like to test the full version.

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WildBit Viewer 2 years 4 months ago Kenith Olson

Hi marcdarkin,

Read your review and tried WildBit Viewer but was overwhelmed by the options available. This is good but I am a beginner.

Did some searching for a User Guide or Manual but found nothing.

Is there something to help beginners?

Thanks

Ken

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago bernardz There are a few alternatives A good place to start is https://userstyles.org/styles/browse/wikipedia view
Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Somehow I doubt the Gizmo page would score many style points as it appears to be even more dated than Wikipedia. Both sites are favorites of mine because of the incredibly useful content and the esthetics are less important.

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago Gil Mensch

This is just my opinion, but I prefer the Wikipedia format over Wikiwand's. In comparing the respective pages for Sergey Brin, I notice immediately that the Wikiwand font is much bigger and the main text column is narrower, meaning that you get less information per screen and you will have to scroll more in Wikiwand. The top of the Wikiwand page is a really large photo of Brin. You have to scroll almost immediately to get any information at all. The speed difference for me isn't a factor (a 2 second load time vs 4, approximately). I contribute to Wikipedia occasionally, usually just small edits, but sometimes more. I didn't install the browser plug-in, but in accessing the site directly, I didn't see where you could sign in and edit the content, which is what the "wiki" part of Wikipedia is all about. For me, that's a non-starter.

Thanks for bringing this site to our attention. I won't use it, but I'm sure some people will really like it.

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago Australia

I agree with crosseyedlemon

The format of both Wikipedia and Techsupportalert are established, and they are effective

Nothing worse than change for change sake, including reducing the amount of information on a web page

Increasing font size is unnecessary for the majority of users - simply press the "CTRL" key while using the middle wheel of the mouse. I hope most TechSupportUsers know this basic function

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

Good recommendation Bernardz. By using the browse feature at Userstyles you can find new skins for Google, Facebook, Youtube and many other websites plus a section for tweaking Mozilla Firefox browser components. You will need Stylish to implement the changes but that is available as a Firefox add-on.

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago bernardz I am not so sure that they are effective for most users. If you look up a Wikipedia entry, what you will see is on the left-hand side a column that is for almost all users useless. On the top, you may see an advert and several entries for editing which few people do. I find that this style sheet works for me https://userstyles.org/styles/95435/wikipedia-autohiding-left-side view
Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago dallas7

"I didn't see where you could sign in and edit the content, which is what the 'wiki' part of Wikipedia is all about." -Gil Mensch

No sign in that I can find, too. And a Wikipedia account not only allows editing, but the creation of watchlists and the use of gadgets (navigation, tooltips, etc.) - and that's just the tip of the iceberg of the wiki features available with an account.

IMHO, that skin adds new levels of annoyances to HTML. Cheers.

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago eikelein

bernard,

If you see ANY ads in your web browser then your browser is not set up safely in the first place or maybe even you use the wrong browser to begin with. But that may be besides the point.

Wikipedia and techsupportalert have worked for me as they are. I will give the add-on a try to see if it really adds informational value and/or enhances ease of use. But that will take time to tell...

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago West Swan

Hello,

Firstly, thank you for this find which will be of use to many people I am sure.

I also think many people (including myself) will prefer the regular style without all the eye candy stuff.

But then again I kicked up a stink when the free fastmail service got taken over by Opera and they tried to 'modernise' the look and feel.

We won. They reverted back to having a 'classic' interface option.

Cheers,

An old bloke who thinks if it aint broke then don't fix it :-)

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago bernardz The wikipedia has ads. There are many style sheets, one might work for you. On my notepad, I use this style sheet https://userstyles.org/styles/95855/wikipedia-simplified view
Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago zdub

Thanks for this. The Contents implementation on WikiWand is FAR superior to that of Wikipedia.

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago godzonekid

You're lucky. I brought up Eric Clapton on Wikipedia... page loaded in under 1 second. Tried it on Wikiwand... bloody hell... in excess of 10 seconds.

Pain to scroll down as well.

Aesthetically better? Debatable.

User friendly? Uh uh!

I'll stay with the old tried and true original.

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago godzonekid

Ads? I see no ads at all. I don't have any ad blocker in my browser... maybe it's because I use Opera 12.x, maybe not. Perhaps ads don't travel to this part of the planet... ; )

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Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface 5 years 3 months ago bernardz Wikipedia have their appeals on a banner on top view
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Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought 5 years 8 months ago Rick Grunwald

Nice article. I believe it also follows and counts Hard links as their full size even though that is not the case. There is software out there that will give you the real story on what is actually used

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Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie What hard links are you referring to? As far as I know, none of the items in the article involves hard links. Windows uses "junctions" for some things but these are not hard links and anyway are not involved in this article's discussion. See http://windows7tips.com/symlinks-definition.html view
Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought 5 years 8 months ago Rick Grunwald

I use symlinks and hard links on my drives. I HAVE HEARD that when WINDOWS figures the size of used space, it (incorrectly) reads the the hard linked file as actually being there. I may be wrong. I felt it pertinent at the time to mention that as you may have more hard drive space than windows is reporting
As for the tool you posted, 5 stars. I was able to use it to reclaim 16 GB of space by clearing some things of which I had not been aware

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Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought 5 years 8 months ago v.laurie You are right that Windows does not always report hard links correctly. Perhaps you are thinking about the WinSxS directory, which does use hard links. view
Why You Have Less Space on Your Hard Drive Than You Thought 5 years 8 months ago Rick Grunwald

I use them for a lot of things most notably backing up. I use hard links into my Dropbox which works like a charm (but the stuff is counted twice as far as space used is concerned)

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Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 7 months ago Joe A.TT

I think it should be Details and not List View in Explorer. Nevertheless, thanks for the informative article Jojo.

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Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 7 months ago musicollector

I did this but I either see Normal under Orientation or nothing at all. The remaining pictures are blank in that field.

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Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 7 months ago Jojo Yee You're spot on Joe A.TT. It has not been corrected in the article. Update: Using Explorer to rotate images is found to have inconsistent results in relation to the Exif orientation tag at times. So it's better to do without this method. view
Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 7 months ago Jojo Yee @musicollector, the Orientation tag value can be altered or removed by some image editors. In which case you may see a blank Orientation tag for some jpeg files in Windows Explorer. view
Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 7 months ago David Roper

and good old IRFANVIEW has been doing it for years as well. My Fave.

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Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 7 months ago musicollector

Good to know. Thanks. The culprit might be Irfanview, which I have had on my machine for years.

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Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 6 months ago Sid in Extremis

Windows Photo Viewer does this, at least the version that comes with W7. I'm sure earlier versions could do it too.

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Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 6 months ago Jojo Yee @Sid in Extremis, do you mean a manual rotation with a click of its button by the user or an auto rotation by the Photo Viewer based on the Exif data? According to Microsoft Support, "some camera manufacturers set the JPEG EXIF Orientation flag based on an orientation sensor built into the camera. This image attribute is currently not supported by Windows Explorer or the imaging applications that ship with Windows." "Applies to Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1" view
Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 6 months ago Sid in Extremis

My mistake, I misread the original post, sorry.

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Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 6 months ago zdub

A top pick here, Zoner Photo Studio, also has the option to rotate images to match EXIF (Preferences, General) and makes it quite easy to rotate & save if need be.

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Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 6 months ago Jojo Yee You're welcome Sid in Extremis. view
Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 6 months ago Jorpho

While it is quite possibly one of my favorite freeware programs of all time, IrfanView is a bit clumsy in that regard, alas – "lossless rotation" uses a somewhat awkward plugin. I wish it was simple as ordinary rotation.

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Why Are Your Photos Upside Down? 5 years 6 months ago Jacal

No problems here. It has some useful additional options, like removing (some or all) metadata. In fact better than XnView.

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Who's Been Using All My Internet Bandwidth? 4 years 9 months ago EldonW

I have been using NetWorx for almost 3 years - it's an excellent program. I have the graph permanently showing and see the download/upload speeds and totals. Thank you SoftPerfect Research.

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Who's Been Using All My Internet Bandwidth? 4 years 9 months ago Remah NetWorx is the current Editor's Choice in Best Free Download-Upload Meter. Apart from metering, the most useful feature is the NetStat showing what software is using network connections and what they are connecting to. It has the option to resolve IP addresses to host names so you can see which websites are being connected to. view
Who's Been Using All My Internet Bandwidth? 4 years 8 months ago lowndesw

THANK YOU, Rob!!

Looks like SoftPerfect has several very interesting free products, also. WiFi Guard and Bandwidth Manager, etc.

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Who's Been Using All My Internet Bandwidth? 4 years 8 months ago txeng

Hello,

A problem with NetWorx.

A scan with VT did NOT come out clean. Unfortunately, I do not know how to attach the complete report, but here is the result.

The scan heading:

SHA256: 166b420c0121ad8615712744eef918e77880e9f4c9c91267715d50bb5a53291f
File name: networx_setup.exe
Detection ratio: 1 / 57
Analysis date: 2015-03-15 12:49:00 UTC ( 0 minutes ago )

The offender:

ESET-NOD32
a variant of Win32/NetFilter.A potentially unsafe 20150315

This scan is for the 32 bit install version. The portable version did come out clean.

Any idea what went wrong?

Regards, DM

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Who's Been Using All My Internet Bandwidth? 4 years 8 months ago jason Glasswire has an excellent usage monitor. https://www.glasswire.com/features/#Bandwidth_Usage_Monitor It does a lot more, but if you are only interested in usage reports, you can disable the other features. The only issue I found was the heavy logging that defaults to your system drive - If you have a SSD for your system drive you might choose to move the logs/database files to a standard hard drive to prolong the life your your SSD. https://forum.glasswire.com/t/database-location/225 view
Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

Good article Vic with some useful common sense. The world isn't going to end in the next few months if we take a wait and see approach with Windows 10. I wish more websites adopted that "if it ain't broke dont fix it" mantra.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago garydavid711

i think windows 7 was best system ever--when i cc & tool wiz i notice it requires less maintenance than 8.1
thanks for the update

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago abrandt

Appreciate the overview. As a former software applications and evaluation consultant... I have found a 1-year wait after a Microsoft OS release to be safer, allowing time for multiple updates and fixes.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago gazzag

So if I decide to wait should I cancel My Upgrade Reservation

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago lowndesw

Well, shucks. I was all set to try out this new os when Vic comes along with a bunch of common sense and I feel let down!!

I used XP on several desktops and a laptop until about 3 years ago. Was still using DOS before that!! I think it was Vic that finally convinced me to leave XP. But I was expecting another "quantum leap" in features, gadgets, security, etc with 10, but Vic says not, so it has to be so.

THANKS, Vic!! AGAIN!!

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago v.laurie

As I understand it, you don't have to install the upgrade as soon as it is downloaded to your system but can install later. Others are asking similar questions and some answers are at this Microsoft site

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago dwainwood

I downloaded the Windows 10 Beta a few months ago and it worked very smooth and efficient. Later they pushed out an automatic update and suddenly my Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Version 3.1.00495 for VPN suddenly stopped working. It may be that Cisco will push out an update to their VPN when the official Windows 10 is released, but I am hesitant since I have to be able to connect to my corporate network with the VPN.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago runbei

Amen. Installed a late Win10 Beta on a ThinkPad X201 and experienced a memory leak where a service (svchost.exe?) used 3GB of RAM, and climbing. Wasted day installing 10 and reverting to 7. Happy to await the bug reports.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago George.J

My advice would be to wait for a few months to upgrade to Windows 10 if you are using Win 7 or Win 8, 8.1 until it's really stable, all the bugs are ironed out and most softwares are compatible with it. Windows 7 mainstream support ended in January while extended support ends in 2020. Since Windows 10 will be the last big splash O.S from Microsoft and future updates will all be incremental, it's best to get it while it's free. 

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago MikeR

Typical commonsense article from Vic: much appreciated, as ever. Waiting a while for Microsoft to bring something out that actually works as it should has long been the only way to approach Redmond's offerings, hence why there are so many happy bunnies (including me) who never raced to embrace Balmer's epically misconceived Windows 8. Microsoft's handling of the complaints and frustrations arising from that was an object lesson in how not to treat your customer base and nothing I see in its corporate psyche persuades me it'll be any different this time if Windows 10 turns out to be flawed.

For me, the greatest benefit of staying with Windows 7 is that (a) it works and (b) I'm spared the hassle of having to familiarise myself with a new OS. Best of all: Windows Mail works in Windows 7 -- a simple importing of the Vista executables does the trick -- so I've never had to contend with the appalling Live Mail and its propensity to reveal the contents of all your email accounts on-screen simultaneously. I've no idea if Windows Mail will work on Windows 10 and am not about to run the risk of finding out that it, er, won't.

Meantime, I'm hoping to find someone specialising in the sale of T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase I LOVE WINDOWS 9. Microsoft could do with a reminder that no, we aren't all as stupid as it thinks we are in its absurd pretence that the Windows 8 fiasco was long ago and far away.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago jivadas

I use Win7 on a Dell Desktop
Long ago I began getting updates that were preparatory for Win10
I installed the first few
then learned that they were affecting and slowing my PC
particularly when using Chrome
but when I tried to remove them with SysRestore
they would not go away

If you want the option to keep Win7
beware the dog!

xØx
jd

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago Nodrog

Just imagine if everyone were to adopt the *wait and see* approach - would the new OS ever be developed by user experience to the point that you would consider it to be safe to go ahead with the upgrade?

I have been using the Insider Preview builds on a spare laptop (a Toshiba Satellite that was supplied with Windows 7 and was not supported by the manufacturer beyond Windows 8) since October 2014 and have been impressed with the whole experience. I will be upgrading to Windows 10 on my main machine (currently 8.1) as soon as the download is complete.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago pauloz

What I'd really like to know is whether I can expect a more seamless operation from Windows 10. I use Linux Lite about 90% of the time - a fantastic OS but there's the inevitable program that I need to use in Windows that I can't get in LL. Almost every time I use Windows 7 I'm confronted with bloated security updates, Adobe wanting a piece of the action, hanging issues, general slowness and all very annoying. Will Windows 10 lessen this problem?

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago HA

I find Win 8 to be faster than Win 7, so after a month I'll upgrade my Win 7 computers to Win 10.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

Tech companies that achieve a dominate market share somewhere in their history inevitably succumb to an attitude of entitlement and simply tune out all customer complaints. We've seen this happen with Microsoft as well as Blackberry and it will most certainly occur with Apple (if it hasn't already). Ironically too much success usually costs these companies in the long run.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

I understand the point you are trying to make but history has shown that more often than not testing of operating systems prior to public release is rushed and not thorough enough. I don't blame developers for this because in most cases they are under severe pressure from the company bigwigs and marketing people to meet unreasonable deadlines. You wouldn't rush out and take the latest "wonder drug" offered by a pharma company unless it had been thoroughly tested and side effects were documented. Taking a wait and see approach is usually the prudent course of action.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago jorgeem1717

WOW.... I'm just confused and confused and more confused ... I really don't know what to do. From what I understand Wins 7 will still be receiving updates until 2020 and I am very pleased with it. There are so many comments about possible driver issues and programs and software that might not work with Wins 10 Upgrade that I still don't now what to do and I haven't even mentioned the BUG issues that the new OS might have. Maybe I'll just stay on the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" wagon that Vic Laurie mentioned... BTW, excellent article and very informative, thanks Vic for your hard work. I really appreciate it...

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago Anupam

If you want to check whether the drivers and software, or even your hardware will be compatible with Windows 10, then you can download and run Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant on your computer.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-8/upgrade-assistant-download-...

Since system requirements of Windows 10 is similar to Windows 8/8.1, so running this tool will tell you if your computer is ready for Windows 10.

As regarding bugs, Windows 10 should be bug free, since beta testing of the OS has been going on for quite sometime, but if you really want to play it safe, better to wait for a few months, and keep a watch.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago Anupam

System updates occur on Linux too, same as Windows. If you are going to install Windows 10, of course there will be Windows Updates like usual... and mind you, Home version will have forced updates. And of course, all other quirks of Windows system will be there. But, since you require Windows for only a few software, why bother to update at all. But well, since Windows 10 is free, and you use Windows for short time only, then again, what's the harm?

Another thing.. people who use Windows 7 never complain about it being slow. If your computer is slow, and is hanging too, there's something wrong with the system... either the configuration is not good enough for Windows 7, or there are other problems like malware, hardware issues, etc.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago century

Very thoughtful article - thanks. I have a Win 7 laptop. It is running well so far. Will get support for another 4-5 yrs. I am not going to upgrade to Win 10. Here are the reasons:
1. Do not want to sail in uncharted territory.
2. There may be driver issues.
3. There may be unknown bugs.
4. Do not need faster boot time.
5. Some of my old softwares may not work in Win 10.
6. Do not like the forced update issue.
7. The free offer is for the lifetime of this laptop only - I can't install it to a new machine.
8. Have reservations about all such free offers.

May be I end up as a fool. May be I turn up a loser. But I am with Win 7 now.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago Nodrog

Historically you have a point, but the release of Windows 10 has not followed that path, has it?

I, and several million others, have been testing it and sending feedback for more than nine months now and through a good few iterations, so I'd suggest this is the most thoroughly tested new OS ever.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

As Vic Laurie and others on the staff have mentioned, the decision to upgrade is a personal one. I've had no problems with Windows 7 so I will be standing pat for now. I hope Windows 10 turns out to be an excellent OS and provides the customer satisfaction we all deserve. It will probably be another year before we can accurately grade it against other operating systems that have been released in the past.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago MidnightCowboy I stand with crosseyedlemon. In fairness I should only be classed as a part time Windows users because the majority of my time is spent on Linux. That said, I do need to boot into Windows to respond to visitor queries and test Windows apps. I have two dual booted systems with Linux/Windows 7 both of which are configured how I like, with programs that work and are secure thanks to my security configuration so why should I risk any of this to "upgrade" to something that for me at any rate provides nothing new except loads of work? MC - Site Manager. view
Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago eikelein

MIkeR,
generally agree with you 100%.
Except we should not blame Balmer for Windows 8; that seems to have been to a much larger degree Steve Sinfosky's failure.
For whatever it's worth ;;-)

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago eikelein

@jorgeem1717
Jorge, I have summed it up on my blog for my customers like this:
. Wait and see.
. If you have a stable and well working Windows 7 system don't upgrade (yet). Windows 10 has IMHO only marginal improvements.
. If you have a Windows 8.1 system then Windows 10 irons out quirks and annoyances of Win 8.
Either way, it's your decision.
I have learned over 33 years with MS products that the cautious approach (wait and see) has paid off BIG time.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago Mighty

I use three systems in my everyday life, all Win 7. My two-year-old main production/game machine machine. A 7-yr-old previous main/game machine, that is now dedicated to chatting, email and surfing. And a 5-yr-old laptop that, while not bottom-of-the-line when I bought it, is no powerhouse.

I have played a little with Win 8 and Win 8.1, mostly doing tech support for friends. But, I've never spent enough time with it to become intimately familiar with it. I do know that I don't like it, much. I'm usually a form-follows-function kind of guy, but man, I think the tiles in Metro are ugly. And, since I have no touch monitors and likely never will (I usually sit with my eyes literally 4-5 feet from the monitor) I felt that Win 8/8.1 offered nothing I found compelling over Win 7.

I admit I am mildly curious about Win 10. And, I will probably have to do tech support for people who will be using it. So, I'm leaning toward checking it out.

So, I will likely upgrade my secondary chat machine to Win 10. I am sure it will have the power necessary for the latest OS. And, that's a machine I can live without for a day or two, if I feel the need to nuke the drive from orbit and reinstall Win 7. I will probably wait a couple of weeks, to watch for any serious issues, since I'm not in a big hurry.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago Kipster

I've been using an old HP desktop that originally came with XP as a test machine. This old box is only a Pentium duo core with just 2 gigs of ram.
After XP support was discontinued, I installed a Linux distro, scrapping XP. When Win 10 preview came out, I figured I'd try it on this box. I have had ZERO problems running anything on it, even run old Yahoo widgets!.
Today, Sunday, July 26, I ran Windows update on this old box. It took over an hour, but when it was finally finished, it looked very different. Checking the system/about it now shows I have Windows 10 PRO, not the evaluation copy. This old machine runs so well, I can't wait to update my other 3 desktops, 3 laptops.

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago ntri99

Thanks to all team members of Techsupport alert. You are doing wonderful job of maintaining the site providing with lot of helpful information and discussion..
the topic "Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10?" is also very interesting discussion.
I have always liked win7 than any other version of windows for the reason of stability and no issue at all.
that said. I reserved new win10 for spare laptop (but will not upgrade my main desktop with win7 for a while) and when offered by windows update to free upgrade to win10 on 29th july, (after backing up the win7 image) i happily accepted and allowed the upgrade without any hesitation.
I was surprised and impressed with the absolutely perfect upgrade to win10 without any input required by me.
The new software win 10 has not disturbed any of my existing software in my first impression.

Still I will upgrade my desktop only after some reasonable time only just to make sure there is no problem with my main desktop win7 computer. Also the new win10 app called Cortana is not available in Australia sadly.
overall i will give 5 out of 5 star to microsoft win10 upgrade for smooth upgrade and nice new interface.
will wait some more time before upgrading my main desktop computer. Thanks

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago raymond4500332

I checked my Window 8.1's Microsoft Update page last night and noticed two failed attempts to automatically update the OS to Windows 10. I opted to manually search for the official MS Windows 10 update page and download the software. I left my computer on all night for the 3Gb download. At 1:00 AM this morning, I checked the PC and followed all the prompts for installing the now OS. One hour and thirteen minutes later, my new Windows 10 OS was completely installed, so I returned to bed.

When I checked on my PC this morning, I found several needed features of my new OS had been removed. I am now unable to load a Microsoft Update page and download any update, Critical, Important, Recommended, or Optional. I have tried to research the cause of Microsoft's blunder of removing a vital part of Windows 8.1's Update function, but found only references to some 'Current Branch" crap. Every article stated that the new Update function is now automatic and normally cannot be turned off.

I use the Microsoft Update function to check on Optional updates. Will Windows 10 now automatically download and install ALL updates, including the Optional ones? I need my Microsoft Update page back. It's sad Microsoft doesn't listen to conservative PC users like me. They tend to cater to the Generation X and Millennials liberals for new ideas and functions.

My PrivateFirewall had also been disabled.

Is it any wonder Windows Vista and 8.0 was viewed so horribly?

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Who Should Upgrade to Windows 10? 4 years 4 months ago Anupam

It seems like you did not read enough on Windows 10, and neither did you look at the compatibility report before deciding to upgrade. If you had read the compatibility report, you would have known which installed software on your system were not compatible with Windows 10.

Also, if you had read up on Windows 10, you would have known in Windows 10 Home edition, there will be no option to choose Windows Updates, they will be automatic.

You really cannot blame Microsoft for you not reading enough before you performed the upgrade.

Anyway, if you are not satisfied with Windows 10, you can still downgrade to your previous OS within a month.

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