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I've been using Win 10 for quite a while and it isn't any harder to use than any previous version. Mind you, I spent 15 years as a Network Administrator, so computers (specifically servers and networks) was my business. I've also got an iMac, but use the Windows based laptop 99% of the time, 'cause I like to use my computer while sitting in the den in front of the TV.

Tom - I disabled the touch pad on my laptop and have never had it "come to life" on its own. Is yours still acting up?

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I still vote for my MacBook Pro laptop in front of the TV, and elsewhere.
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I still vote for my MacBook Pro laptop in front of the TV, and elsewhere.
Yea, tough to set a 21" iMac on my lap

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iMac is still a great computer though. Had one until it was stolen along with a lot of other computer gear.
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Tom - I disabled the touch pad on my laptop and have never had it "come to life" on its own. Is yours still acting up?
I haven't rebooted since resetting it. But I don't recall hitting the apply button last night. Just rebooted and after waiting for the updates to install, found the pad reactivated. Guess I'll have to google it. I have heard complaints about this very issue, that 10 undoes all your customization when it boots. PITA I think XP was their last, great OS.
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I have 5 computers, running 7 on four and vista on the other. gave away my new Dell Win.10 laptop, didn't like it.
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James........I've had pretty good luck installing Classic Shell (as Andy said) on the computers of friends and family who don't like Win 10. When you run it, it will ask you to choose what older OS you want it to look and act like. Read the choices thoroughly, and you will be able to get pretty close to what you want.

One thing. Sometimes when Win 10 does updates, it resets your system to look like the Win 10 you're seeing now. So you would have to rerun Classic Shell. It's only happened once to my Mom's computer, but it's an easy fix.

For those of us trying to bite the bullet and learn Win 10, one thing that helps a lot is that you can RIGHT click on the start button, and a menu will appear from which you can run Control Panel, Device Manager, Command Prompt, Network Connections, and a few other things.

As far as why things can't stay the same, I ask myself that question every time I accidentally look in the mirror. But doing so has broken almost all of mine, so relief is in sight.
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I've been using Win 10 for quite a while and it isn't any harder to use than any previous version. Mind you, I spent 15 years as a Network Administrator, so computers (specifically servers and networks) was my business. I've also got an iMac, but use the Windows based laptop 99% of the time, 'cause I like to use my computer while sitting in the den in front of the TV.

Tom - I disabled the touch pad on my laptop and have never had it "come to life" on its own. Is yours still acting up?
Vince I just found that Microsoft keeps rehashing the same old crap , but making it much harder to navigate so they can confuse us all and relocate everything we're used to and call it new .
At the very least , have a classic view that mimics XP . I changed mine to classic , but it still leaves a ton to be desired . I can navigate it a bit better now , but the first day I couldn't shut the thing off
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@vchiarelli Disable touchpad when mouse is attached. I found this setting on the mouse and touchpad settings in Win 10. I guess this is to allow you to control the computer if you forget your mouse. Will test to see if this setting holds on reboot. Will get back to you....

UPDATE The setting to disable the touchpad if a mouse is installed worked on reboot.
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@DesertRatTom @vchiarelli

Just followed Tom's advice on the mouse pad and the setting holds on reboot. Thank you Tom.

I am no fan of W10 but was forced to it as my old W7 based notebook died an ugly death over the holidays. Definitely an uphill battle and the biggest struggle was privacy. I plan to follow up with stick on that issue.

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