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..new computer - windows 10..
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:19:01 AM »
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bought a new desktop - a Dell with windows 10 - it's gonna be a        s   l   o   w        learning process :help: 
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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 09:04:13 AM »
I have 2 Windows 10 machines and 1 XP.
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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 09:14:12 AM »
Dell has help with learning to use Windows 10. Might be worth a try. Just go to Dell.com and search learning Windows 10 or go to the following site.

https://www.dell.com/support/contents/us/en/04/article/product-support/self-support-knowledgebase/operating-systems/windows-operating-systems/windows-10-support/learn-to-use-windows-10

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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 10:37:23 AM »
Its not that bad. Still better than WIndows 8 :)

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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 10:57:02 AM »
Im still running 8. It works fine for what I need.

Until this becomes so obsolete is wont function, Im stayin right here.,

I seen and heard to many people cussing 10.   :bangheadonwall:
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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 11:14:45 AM »
I liked WIn 7, personally. Win 10 is not that bad. I hated Win 8.

I have heard that WIn 10 is the last version of WIndows that Microsoft will make. So, what's next, I wonder.....

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 01:01:12 PM »
Its not that bad. Still better than WIndows 8 :)
Dos 2.0 was better than Windows 8.
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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 01:47:29 PM »
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our 2 main desktops run Win 7 but the Geek Squad said support will stop in 2 years so thought I'd best get with the program  :frown:
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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 02:28:00 PM »
Its not that bad. Still better than WIndows 8 :)
Dos 2.0 was better than Windows 8.

I was gonna say the same...  :th_thicon_funny: :th_thicon_funny:
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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 07:22:22 PM »
I hate Windows 10. It's evil, and a privacy invader.

Every optional "feature" they have is just a back-end for different ways they can snoop on your data and log your information. If you'll note, they even directly tell you in the settings that while you can request not to be hit with ads targeted specifically at you based on all the information they've collected on you, you can't actually opt out of advertisements or some forms of data collection. Cortana is also a huge security flaw, and equally threatening to privacy.

I used to like Windows 7, until the patches and updates to 7 they enacted after 10 had been out for a while made 7 basically do most of the same things 10 does now because so many people were trying to buck the data collection/monitoring trend by just refusing to upgrade to 10.

I am on Linux at this very moment, and it's what I've preferred to use over 7 for years now. It's as fast in most cases as Windows 10, only without the ridiculous privacy invasion. There are now long-term support distro's that last 4-6 years for people who prefer stability and usability rather than the sometimes difficult and cutting edge poweruser development that Linux's old reputation was known for, and they are free.

Unless you plan to use her often, I'd recommend telling Cortana to stuff it when she asks you for permission to snoop on you during your computer's first-time setup script. Additionally, go to the settings and deny permission to as many requests for privacy invasion as you can get away with. And, follow these how-to directions:

How to stop Windows 10 from using your bandwidth to update strangers' systems:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2955491/windows/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-using-your-pcs-bandwidth-to-update-strangers-systems.html

The fact that such a feature was slid in on the hope that most users would never know it was there really frickin' bothers me. There's dishonest corporate practices, and then there's real friggin' downright dirty corporate practices.

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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 08:15:59 PM »
I hate Windows 10. It's evil, and a privacy invader.

Actually, any computer connected to the network is a privacy invader.  And many computers that aren't connected to the network ("airgapped") are privacy invaded. (Can you say "Stuxnet"?)

If you want privacy, keep it between your ears. 
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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2018, 06:04:31 AM »
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thanks for the suggestions people, will check out the link and will keep pecking away at this nonsense   :thumbsdown:
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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2018, 07:08:44 AM »
I hate Windows 10. It's evil, and a privacy invader.

Every optional "feature" they have is just a back-end for different ways they can snoop on your data and log your information. If you'll note, they even directly tell you in the settings that while you can request not to be hit with ads targeted specifically at you based on all the information they've collected on you, you can't actually opt out of advertisements or some forms of data collection. Cortana is also a huge security flaw, and equally threatening to privacy.

I used to like Windows 7, until the patches and updates to 7 they enacted after 10 had been out for a while made 7 basically do most of the same things 10 does now because so many people were trying to buck the data collection/monitoring trend by just refusing to upgrade to 10.

I am on Linux at this very moment, and it's what I've preferred to use over 7 for years now. It's as fast in most cases as Windows 10, only without the ridiculous privacy invasion. There are now long-term support distro's that last 4-6 years for people who prefer stability and usability rather than the sometimes difficult and cutting edge poweruser development that Linux's old reputation was known for, and they are free.

Unless you plan to use her often, I'd recommend telling Cortana to stuff it when she asks you for permission to snoop on you during your computer's first-time setup script. Additionally, go to the settings and deny permission to as many requests for privacy invasion as you can get away with. And, follow these how-to directions:

How to stop Windows 10 from using your bandwidth to update strangers' systems:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2955491/windows/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-using-your-pcs-bandwidth-to-update-strangers-systems.html

The fact that such a feature was slid in on the hope that most users would never know it was there really frickin' bothers me. There's dishonest corporate practices, and then there's real friggin' downright dirty corporate practices.

I looked at your link, and my settings. Windows has changed since that story. My settings menu does not match the options in that story. I found something close to that setting, but it was asking if "I" wanted to be able to download from other systems, not if I wanted to allow other systems to be able to download from me. So, microsoft must have made some changes with updates

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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2018, 07:14:13 AM »
As far as updating to Windows 10, I don't think you have a good choice when Microsoft stops support of Windows 7. I think you have to stay up to date, especially with security updates. Microsoft has stated that support of Windows 7 will end in a couple of years.

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Re: ..new computer - windows 10..
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2018, 08:24:49 AM »
Windows XP was solid and I used it until support stopped. Then I upgraded to Windows 10. It seems to be a pretty solid OS too. I use it at work and home. The only issue I have had is: at work we have a scrolling marquis that I control via an ad hoc wireless connection. A combination of Windows 10 and my wireless will not connect to the sign. I have to keep an old laptop in my office just so that I can communicate with the sign. But other than that 10 is solid.
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