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Dave Smith    Posted 06-25-2017 at 15:08:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Windows 10 My take on it
  • I bought a Lenovo desk top with windows 10 installed. Windows 10 was not fully installed, They set it up so that you have to go online and downloads apps. Also any programs I bought on CD .Print shop, Adobe photo shop elements, Hoyle card games did not come complete and they want you to get the apps and try to sell you some more stuff. Every time I boot up they phone home looking for more updates etc. and want to sell you more. They slow the computer way down. They have cost me a bundle of money with their downloads. i use Verizon mi fi and have to pay for a lot of overage gig bites. The people that thought that up should be taken behind the barn and put out of their misery. Windows 98 was even better than this
    Dave

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 06-29-2017 at 13:09:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yep, programmers and tech support for moneysoft do not comprehend that everyone isn't on an unlimited high speed account. They are, so everyone else must be. They act like anyone living where there isn't unlimited high speed access wouldn't be able to afford or understand a computer anyway. No point in providing support for the ignorant country bumpkins. I've been down the same path with support for computers and phones and it's no point in even trying to convince them we exist.

    The best way I know to limit seemingly endless updates for Win10 is to change the default windoze metered service setting for my home wifi to ON.
    GoTo: All Settings/Advanced Options/ and make sure Metered Connection is turned ON

    There is another setting for downloads/uploads.
    GoTo: All Settings/Update & Security/Advanced Options/Choose how updates are delivered/ On this page there are several choices. I leave this turned ON because we have several computers in the house. It's better if they can share updates. However I make sure the box is NOT checked for "Pcs on the internet".

    Dave Smith    Posted 06-30-2017 at 17:37:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Tried that, this is what I got. And had to go on line to get that

    Stupid. Is there anything worth while in the computer itself?

    Windows 10 does not let you set metered connections the same way it did in Windows 8.1. Here's how it works.

    Island Mike    Posted 06-26-2017 at 12:11:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I bought a slightly used Toshiba from a computer tech guy.It seems it is best to have the tech dude work on a new unit to get it running right. No way around the updates, so you need gazilllions of free space.
    I use this one to stream sports, so it has to have the latest versions of some programs. NZ is one win away from beating the US at the America's cup races in Bermuda. Race starts 0700 Eastern time I think.
    I run adblock. Without that all kinds of crap shows up. Some of it XXXX rated.

    My travelling computer went offside for room. But had an HP support program. I told it to clear everything and start from scratch, which it did. I bought a memory chip and we are relatively happy.

    Island Mike

    Gaspump    Posted 06-26-2017 at 10:57:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Windows 10 will constantly update and change much like the Mac system. I preferred XP on my desktop but love 10 on my Surface especially when in tablet mode. If you use a smart TV 10 to me is way preferable over Android. I hate change but 10 is here to stay and all others including 8 are or will soon be unsupported. I'm cheap and only have purchased essential apps, virus protection being one. Lots of free apps and 10 built ins that suit my needs.

    Dean    Posted 06-25-2017 at 16:29:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I bought a new HP computer with Windows 10 about 15 months ago. I didn't want to but didn't have much choice.

    The changeover from Vista was not as bad as I expected, though I certainly liked XP (even Vista) better.

    There are so many differences that appear to be change for the sake of change, forcing me to relearn once well honed skills.

    I seriously considered Mac before buying but decided against it at the last minute. If there is a next time, I will likely bite the bullet and make the change to Mac, or perhaps, simply do away with a PC and rely upon a future phone/pad, etc.

    For whatever reason, MS seems to go out of their way to annoy their once overwhelmingly loyal market.

    Dean

    Dave Smith    Posted 06-25-2017 at 15:10:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Then this morning
  • This morning while reading my emails, My window went black and the computer went into restart.
    When I got the computer back up my desk top was all changed, Now all my icons are in alphabetical order.
    I don't know yet what else was changed.
    Dave <*)))><

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