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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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I received a new laptop for Christmas.It has Windows 10 installed & I hate it.(Windows 10 that is.) Don't get me wrong,I'm most grateful to my kids for buying it for me but I'd only just got used to windows7. Why cant some things stay the same??

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If you can't get used to it, try installing Classic Shell. It will give you a more Windows 7 or XP-style start menu and a few other older Windows features. Some things it can't fix though, like the new replacement for the Control Panel or the lack of colour and font customisation.

Does your laptop have a touch screen? Some do now. If it does, try to get in the habit of using it. I think Windows 10 seems really badly designed on a conventional desktop machine, but on a tablet or laptop with a touch screen it starts to make sense.
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I'd look into dumping 10 and goig to W8 or W7...
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With you Stick but easier said than done.
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James imo it's an abomination . They basically took everything and mixed it up in new locations to confuse the operator and called it new
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Agree with Rainman.
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I'm hanging onto my vista laptop, now that my xp tower finally died.
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I was forced to buy a 10 machine to test a revision of some software with an application we supply to clients. Everything else is 7 and a couple of XP desktops. I intensely dislike 10, although I like the new, lightweight laptop. It would be terrific with 7 in it, so after the testing is done, I'll take it to a great local shop and have it upgraded to 7. Support will end for 7 in 2020, but it will still be usable til 2022-23, just keep a good antivirus suite up to date.

One of the things that shows what low-lifes Micro$oft marketeers are, is that most retail stores only sell the home version, and to get the pro version, you must pay $99. I also noticed that when I disabled the touchpad, that when I restarted the machine, the touchpad was activated again! What is that about? Seems as if Bill knows best and you will do what Bill says, you dumb jerk user!

My wife has a MacBook, I think Micro$oft is still an Apple wannabe. But Apple is very rigid in how you use it.

Certification and manufacturer support of the operating system is the tool Micro$oft uses to force its inferior new products on a public that was very happy with prior versions.

But what we ordinary users think is of no importance to the buccaneers in Redmond.
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I'm getting used to Win10 on my laptop. The spying is the most annoying part. On the web there's several sites showing what to turn off to make it a little more private. The update system wants to use your network to feed others updates from your computer = not too great if you have limited bandwidth. M$ seems to be jealous of Google... first Bing web search and now the tracking (advertising) stuff.
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Paul; PM Stick! He's got all the info on defeating MS's spying.
In the meantime, this FREE program is a great start!!!
https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
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