My Apples and Oranges post.
I am going to try to make this a synopsis of my findings but at times may need to provide back ground information.
The first thing I discovered was my poor PC and printer had been trying to tell me from the git-go that it did not have enough Horse Power to actually run a modern OS.
Why I ignored the warnings I can not say. Maybe because it was so gradual and exhibited the same symptoms as malware or system corruption. Or I am just too hard headed. Lol
In my defense I did not even know Win 8 or 8.1 even existed and certainly did not know that 10 was even coming out. To be honest in the store there were only 5 computers that were not Vista or Win 7. at the time of my purchase.
To shorten this up I had more issues getting this PC and printer to work with windows 10 than linux.
Instead of having the membership try to read 900 some odd posts. I will summarize.
When win 10 was first installed the PC and the printer both worked ok.
However the longer I used it the more issues developed. Longer duration I also installed more stuff putting more strain on a marginal CPU the more strain the worse performance.
A funny thing I did find is even a .2 Ghz bigger can make a lot of difference. Several members trying to help me had nearly the same PC resource wise yet did not have the problems I did with win10.
I suspect I have somehow damaged the CPU.
Even running Linux which uses nowhere near the resources as win 10 the CPU is often at 90% or better. Breaking it down by hardware I had more than enough ram and HDD it was just the CPU that couldn't cut the mustard.
I think I will close this out know, things have shown that my printer issues are more command and control from the PC. The printer itself works fine when run from the console on the printer itself no matter which OS I am using.
Thank you for reading and your indulgance. I welcome any comments.