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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2015, 01:25:49 PM »

You might want to remove your porn stash (or any other photos of a 'personal' nature) from your machine before you start the upgrade ;D ;D ;D

https://bgr.com/2015/08/03/windows-10-porn-screensaver/
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2015, 11:03:17 AM »

A few weeks back I needed an OS for a new build obtained from Newegg...a shell-shocker deal, so I downloaded an evaluation copy of windows 10.

Can't say much about it yet since I've actually bypassed any interaction with it by primarily accessing the 'net via Google Chrome.

I expect my free ride on Win 10 will end soon but there's a glimmer of hope that it won't since the part that said evaluation copy seems to have disappeared.

The one thing I love about the OS is the automatic updates since I'm an update fanatic.

Hell I don't even trust that to work right so I check manually anyway.
The insider build preview copy stamp has returned to my desktop and it appears the expiration for me will be 7/15/16.

That gives me a little time but I'm looking for the best deal out there...perhaps a retail copy.

I tried to leave another computer in the house with windows 7 just in case this one runs into any problems but while the update site listed a lot of updates...every time I tried to do it, the page went to the win 10 update site.

I tried deleting a bunch of previously installed "updates" that someone on the 'net said would stop the win 10 badgering and even modified a few win os files but nothing helped.

I finally relented and "updated" to win 10.

Sure hope I'm not sorry for doing that.  :-\
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No emails, no warnings, no communication whatsoever...just that ban

May be what happened to the other libs as well.

I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

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This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

1) I did nothing to warrant the banishment, it's political.

2) It's the router that's blocked but considering all the nonsense right-wing games being played by those running the site...it's just not worth it to bypass the banishment block.

3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2015, 08:23:07 AM »

Well, Windows 10 has been around long enough that it's getting it's first major 'update' already.

Interesting especially if you had already upgraded from a Windows 7 machine:

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/massive-windows-10-could-turbo-140500938.html
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2015, 07:35:20 PM »

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2015, 08:06:16 PM »

I'm doing the Chrome thing now.  I like it so far.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2015, 08:17:27 PM »

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2015, 08:26:49 PM »

I dumped Chrome about a year ago for Firefox but I'm ready to go back to Chrome.  I have to many problems with Firefox running off and hogging up all my computer. And then there is still the issue with Flash Player Plugin that they have not been able to solve for two years or more.  Sometimes it hogs up over 400,000k and nothing works until I kill it.
I have a 8 yr old or more Compaq running with Vista and not about to load W10.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2015, 10:21:00 PM »

Chrome has a serious security flaw.


http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/19/chrome-has-serious-security-flaw.html


Sounds like more so on phones than PC now...   

Good news is I don't play games with either - and that seemed to be how the malware got in.
I also use maleware checking software -

No problems for my system using Windows 10 for a while now.   
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2015, 10:24:17 PM »

yeah but i bet you have a newer computer than i do.  I'm not about to put it on a couple of old ones running XT and vista
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2015, 06:34:00 AM »

I dumped Chrome about a year ago for Firefox but I'm ready to go back to Chrome.  I have to many problems with Firefox running off and hogging up all my computer. And then there is still the issue with Flash Player Plugin that they have not been able to solve for two years or more.  Sometimes it hogs up over 400,000k and nothing works until I kill it.
I have a 8 yr old or more Compaq running with Vista and not about to load W10.

yeah but i bet you have a newer computer than i do.  I'm not about to put it on a couple of old ones running XT and vista

Several years ago I switched to Firefox as they developed to the point where I could actually work on websites open in Ff.  Today I've found 98% of everything I have to do online I can do in Chrome.  I still have a few sites bookmarked on Firefox and use it occasionally for those but I really should get those moved over to Chrome too.

I have't been on IE for months.  The only reason I used it then was the historic aerial maps that are on the Wayne College site absolutely will not open right in Chrome or Firefox.  I keep hoping they'll eventually get something figured out but so far not a thing. 

I loved my Compaq computers...   I probably have six or eight of them in the basement on a shelf.  I should take a little time this winter and pull the hard drives out of them and take the rest of the 'carcass' to the recycling box down at the Habitat Restore.

One of them still worked pretty good and then one day I was starting it up and I heard a big 'pop' and it died...   started it up again and it started just fine and then in a few minutes I heard the 'pop' again.  I'm guessing it's the power pack and they're probably the same in all of them so I might be able to come out of the pile with one or two that would run...  but they'd be running 'ancient' windows and be slow as could be.

You might think about using them for boat anchors and upgrading to something new.

If you can live with a 'laptop' computer and Chrome will handle everything you have to do with a computer then take a look at some of the new Chromebooks.  There are several manufacturers including HP.  You can get a pretty nice machine in the $250-300 range.  Even if you only get 3-4 years out of one you'd be in pretty good shape.

I still have my Google tablet I bought in 2012 and it was working great until I did an update and it had some issues.  About the same time I got my Samsung Galaxy tablet that has a 4G data link so I didn't really fool around with the old one much more.  If I can't sleep I fire it up and I can read in bed with it...   the Galaxy is just a little too big that close to my face!!!

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2015, 06:40:10 AM »

Here's a pretty good guide on buying a Chromebook:

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromebook-buying-advice


With a Chromebook there is no 'underlying' Windows OS to mess up either.

I know some people that are taking old laptops and erasing the hard drives and then booting them with a USB thumb drive loaded with Chrome and those make for a pretty low end Chromebook although they'd still have fans and spinning hard drives that are absent in the Chromebook.

I wonder if that could be done with some of these old computers I have?
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2015, 04:49:35 AM »

Just throwing this out there so others may be aware.

Latest Windows 10 Update Reportedly Removes Some Software Without Authorization

http://hothardware.com/news/latest-windows-10-update-reportedly-removes-some-software-without-authorization
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2015, 05:22:37 AM »

Just throwing this out there so others may be aware.

Latest Windows 10 Update Reportedly Removes Some Software Without Authorization

http://hothardware.com/news/latest-windows-10-update-reportedly-removes-some-software-without-authorization
I noticed my AMD Catalyst Control Center required an update yesterday so when I read your story, I thought that may have been why...but I would've noticed because I use it to scale my desktop so everything stays in my view-able area.

As for one of the other issues in the story about forcing Win10 onto Win7 machines...I'd say they did that to my spare machine since there a long list of updates available...none of which said Win10...but no matter what, it wouldn't allow any updates without changing over to Win10.

I even tried picking and choosing individual updates...but to no avail. I relented.
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This is what I see when I visit:

"Sorry Frenchfry, you are banned from posting and sending personal messages on this forum.
This ban is not set to expire."

No emails, no warnings, no communication whatsoever...just that ban

May be what happened to the other libs as well.

I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

Edited to add:

This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

1) I did nothing to warrant the banishment, it's political.

2) It's the router that's blocked but considering all the nonsense right-wing games being played by those running the site...it's just not worth it to bypass the banishment block.

3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.

bumfunkegypt@live.com

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2015, 06:06:55 AM »

I have no dog in this fight as I am happy running along on Win 8 and am holding out on Win 10 upgrade as they continue to debug this roll-out.

But glad the link caused you to pause and look. I'd hate for somebody's box to become disabled due to the Evil Empire knowing better than you do and taking over.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2016, 09:34:06 AM »

If you've upgraded from 7 or 8 then you probably don't have a recovery disc...

here's how to burn one or use a usb stick:

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/be-prepared-create-a-windows-10-recovery-drive/
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