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Goodbye Windows 10


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#1 heavydude

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 10:04 PM

Like many, I waited until the last minute and then installed Windows 10 yesterday in spite of all the complaints I'd been reading.

 

Here's my list of complaints from just one day of use.

 

1 - Slowed down my computer.

2 - Found my desktop icons shuffled when the computer woke up.

3 - Restarted to see if icons would go back to normal. Didn't. And the restart took 17 minutes while updates were happening.

4 - Watching little dots running around in a circle during restart - very annoying.

5 - And that opening logo - The circle on top of a bigger semi-circle. Is Microsoft laughing at fat people. I wonder who the moron was that thought that up.

 

My take: If you are having problems with Windows 10 and were happy with the previous version, just fire up the WayBack Machine and get your good Windows back like I just did on all my computers.


Edited by hamluis, 31 July 2016 - 08:01 AM.
Moved from Win 10 Support to Win 10 Discussion - Hamluis.


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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:20 PM

Seeing you have already taken that step....you are not in need of support.

 

However, there is another alternative.

 

Linux  

 

....with BC's renowned support area


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 06:20 AM

I've gotta say that there are many different alternatives:

- Linux

- Mac OS X

- other alternative operating systems (too numerous to list them all)

- Your old version of Windows

- Purchasing a newer version of Windows than your version (but not W10)

- Or this long list of things to try to get W10 running well for you (as you probably already have the digital entitlement for it on this hardware):
 

- continuing to attempt to fix this copy of the OS
- System Restore to a point before the problems started happening.
- Repair install of W10:  https://www.winhelp.us/non-destructive-reinstall-of-windows-8-and-8-1.html
- Reset of the OS (considering both the "Keep My Files" and the "Remove Everything" options)
- revert to the previous OS (both at less than 30 days, and at more than 30 days since initial update)
- revert to the previous OS with another attempt at installing W10 (I don't recommend this)
- clean install of the previous OS
- clean install of the previous OS, then update to W10 (only needed if a clean install of W10 fails)
- W10 clean install

Edited by usasma, 31 July 2016 - 06:22 AM.

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#4 JohnC_21

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 12:07 PM

I imaged my old Windows 7 laptop that initially had Vista but was eligible for the free upgrade to 7. Clean installed Windows 10 and imaged it. Received the Digital Entitlement and immediately almost immediately imaged back to 7.

 

I found that it actually ran slower than my Windows 7 especially when opening Settings or Control Panel. I saw these default flashing tiles on the start screen, promos for candy crush and an ungodly amount of switches in Privacy Settings. In Ubuntu I had one switch in privacy settings and that is off by default.  I got lost trying to find Device Manager or Control Panel. I had to use the Search Box for those.  I think having settings in two different locations i.e. Settings and Control Panel is kind of ridiculous. Well, at least I have an image of 10 if I ever decide to place it back on the computer;


Edited by JohnC_21, 31 July 2016 - 01:34 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 12:11 PM

Now I'm actually really curious.

Was I the only one that said  "THANK GOD!!!!!" after seeing "Free Windows 10 upgrade offer has ended" message on their system tray? lol



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Posted 01 August 2016 - 04:46 AM

Now I'm actually really curious.

Was I the only one that said  "THANK GOD!!!!!" after seeing "Free Windows 10 upgrade offer has ended" message on their system tray? lol

 

Nope. I thought I heard a collective sigh throughout my entire neighborhood.  :lol: 


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Posted 01 August 2016 - 04:49 AM

Seeing you have already taken that step....you are not in need of support.

 

However, there is another alternative.

 

Linux  

 

....with BC's renowned support area

 

+1

 

Just took my Windows 7 machines (about 4 years old) backed up my stuff and did a breezy install of Mint 18, which is running crazy fast on my old desktop.

 

Can't recommend it enough.

 

I'll always work on Windows machines due to my job but I'm spending the next couple of years learning how to tweak this new OS the way Windows used to let me.

 

Windows 10 really has been a slow-moving train wreck.


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 06:18 PM

Problem free since moving ahead to Linux.






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