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Windows 10 - again
« on: May 20, 2016, 09:04:23 PM »
Left my laptop on sleep, returned later and windows 10 was downloading.

Lots of flowery language from me as it wouldn't let me in to stop it. >:(

I've been rejecting it for ages as I had heard some bad reports.  >:(

It's installed now and fingers crossed just a few changes but nothing that I can't sort out.

Maybe any issues have been sorted out with it from the initial launching of it.

For now it seems to be working OK  :)
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Re: Windows 10 - again
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 10:46:03 PM »
Can't help you with your problem but had a similar thing happen on my tablet Google love downloading things on to it. All well and good but it slows performance on the tablet and you end up with useless apps and other features wanted or not.
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Re: Windows 10 - again
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 09:46:14 AM »
Can't help you with your problem but had a similar thing happen on my tablet Google love downloading things on to it. All well and good but it slows performance on the tablet and you end up with useless apps and other features wanted or not.

Hubby has a tablet and one of grandchildren put unwanted apps on it.
I managed to take them out, go into the settings.
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Re: Windows 10 - again
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 09:19:05 AM »
I taken it out and put Windows 8.1 back in - short lived I know but yesterday the bottom bar had frozen and I couldn't log out.  I needed to take the battery out of laptop.
As it's never happened before I can only assume it may be something to do with the 10 - so it's gone!!
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Re: Windows 10 - again
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 10:24:17 AM »
Newer version isn't always better on an older machine. Hence I'm still on Vista. The one before Win7  :)
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Re: Windows 10 - again
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 05:28:19 PM »
Dirty dealing schemes by Microsoft - does Dodgy Dave have a finger in their pie  ::)

Microsoft has faced criticism for changing the pop-up box encouraging Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10.
Clicking the red cross on the right hand corner of the pop-up box now activates the upgrade instead of closing the box.
And this has caused confusion as typically clicking a red cross closes a pop-up notification
The upgrade could still be cancelled, when the scheduled time for it to begin appeared, Microsoft said
The change occurred because the update is now labelled "recommended" and many people have their PCs configured to accept recommended updates for security reasons.
This means dismissing the box does not dismiss the update.
Brad Chacos, senior editor at the PC World website, described it as a "nasty trick".
"Deploying these dirty tricks only frustrates long-time Windows users who have very valid reasons to stick with operating systems they already know and love," he wrote.
Microsoft said: "With the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ending on 29 July, we want to help people upgrade to the best version of Windows.
"As we shared in October, Windows 10 will be offered as a 'recommended' update for Windows 7 and 8.1 customers whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'recommended' updates.
"Customers can choose to accept or decline the Windows 10 upgrade."


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