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bookie32 last won the day on October 3 2016

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About bookie32

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  1. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Yes, we can say without risk of being wrong....MIcrosoft believe...or want us to believe that Windows 10 is the greatest creation....BUT we know different....don't we.... bookie32
  2. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Well, I have to admit that I have been burying my head in the sand regarding a lot of the new updates from Microsoft for Windows 10.... I have customers ringing me regarding the fact they are asked to review their privacy settings for The Creator's Update.....When will Microsoft realise that this is blackmail... If the user keeps asking to be reminded about reviewing their privacy settings....then it doesn't popup any more and then they lose use of their computer until they check their settings....?!! Just had a customer saying he has put it off because he didn't know what to do.....and then he gets the popup telling him to choose his privacy settings or else....!!! Of course, I tell my customers to ring me if they are uncertain about anything.....but many are pensioners that haven't a clue what they are looking at.... Microsoft call these settings "Privacy Settings" privacy settings my arse.... Sorry, if I am a little behind on this winge but just can't get over the stupidity of Microsoft....!! bookie32
  3. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Now, now vinifera....behave yourself OK! mistakes are being made and that will continue to happen with human error.... BUT....I don't think I am alone in thinking Microsoft have ulterior motives for the collection of data... It won't be the first time Microsoft have been in the firing line for invading the privacy of email subscribers....hiding behind laywers is no excuse... I just don't trust their motives.... bookie32
  4. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Well, I might of known you would show this one....... trust you.... Never said it was perfect here either....human error or incompetence always are a apart of the equation...it is scary that such a blunder could occur.... BTW I am a Brit living in Sweden..... You can be sure of one thing...more heads will roll... bookie32
  5. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Well, this thread and similar like it have really opened my eyes.....even if I need glasses nowadays... I think we can all agree that something is seriously wrong in the Microsoft camp.... I don't like the idea of Microsoft taking care of any data at all....Yes, I understand that is hard to avoid....just have no respect for them as a company any more... bookie32
  6. Remove Edge link Internet Explorer

    Hi fysics! Thanks for the info bookie32
  7. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Trying to get this over to my customers is not easy...."I can tweak your version of Windows and make it more easy to manage...but can't guarantee anything because Microsoft in its infinite wisdom likes releasing updates that **** up all your hard work and you're back to where you started"... Not exactly something that will inspire confidence in customers bookie32
  8. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Thanks jaclaz.... My thoughts and sentiments exactly.... The basic Windows 10 upgrade killed off thousands of computers....and now the creators update is no ****** better...!!!! Microsoft have released the worst ever OS and it is utter crap!! bookie32
  9. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Well, a little update on this... I always am quite clear about telling my customers that have a computer upgraded from a previous version of Windows to Windows 10...without the support of the manufacture...that this will only get worse as time goes by because Windows replaces drivers with those it thinks you should have just like all the so called software that people tend to try that basically ***** up your computer... The above customer came to me again with the creators update stuck on download and problems getting it installed or downloading....does this sound familiar......he was also getting problems connecting to the Internet and his broadband supplier said it must be a Virus in the computer causing the issues because they were'nt experiencing problems from their side..... I have had loads of problems with the different broadband suppliers here in Sweden....if I don't find any problems in the computer with virus/malware etc or that while the computer is on test in my workshop the network connection never misses a beat...then most often it is the broadband suppliers router or other mechanical problems...and when I ring from the customers to the broadband supplier I get someone with either a competence level of 1-5 (my grading) 1 being someone that is good at his job and can see the problem.... or 5 just a plain so called support id***.... Of course it is the customer that gets the raw end of the deal trying to get money out of a supplier for my time... Anyway...rambling on here...the broadband supplier support person had mentioned Virus but hadn't asked what version of Windows was installed...or whether it was an upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 without support from the manufacturer...but you can't expect them to ask all the right questions especially with the level of competence the guy or girl my customer had on the line when ringing for help The customer came to me and I found no Virus or Malware in the computer that would be causing any problems with the Internet....that is if we don't assume that Windows 10 is a Virus All computers that have been in my workshop have a network profile for my router and the computer connected without problems and installed the creator's update without any problems....that I noticed while on test..... I checked the network and removed the old profiles and everything seemed OK.....BUT not forgetting my warning to the customer about Windows 10....I even said about the problems with the creators update...... Well, the customer went home and everything seemed OK...but then the computer started to go slower and then freeze without mouse or keyboard working....even the external one.... From reading numerous threads about the Creator's Edition causing such problems....I reminded my customer about the warning I gave before I first looked at the computer the first time....now he is coming on Monday and is going to decide whether to scrap the computer or I reset it to Windows 7!! So, the moral of this long story is .....I will keep to my comments written before about fixing Windows 10 crap on computers not supported by the manufacturer....it saves my customers a lot of money if I just reset the computer and forget the Windows 10 crap!! God, I hate Windows 10!!! bookie32
  10. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    A finished version of Windows 10 would possibly be a version that actually works....
  11. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    I agree with you hundred procent....
  12. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    OK let me try and make sense here....what I write on this forum is a long way from the service my customers actually get....If I have a penny/dollar/krona what ever currency you choose - for the lost time trying to solve customers problems then you will understand that I am being blunt here and not with my customers... My girlfriend will say out loud here that the hours I don't get paid for and my commital to my customers....not giving up on problems that have cost me hours that I wont get paid for - then I don't think out of the hundreds of customers I have ...there is more than two that will try to say I gave them a bad service...and those two ended up in court for non-payment of my bill.... and I will point out before anyone says anything...that I was actually in the right to take them to court.... I don't like to boast but....never give up on my customers regardless the problems and as far as Windows 10 goes it is a matter of ecconomics for my customers...do they want to pay to sort out a particular problem or the cheaper option and reset the computer.... This is why I say what I say....I need to try and make money but the truth is a problem has to be solved even if I lose sleep over it...that is what my customers get and nothing less. Sorry, If it looked like I was just being nasty.... bookie32
  13. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Hi jaclaz! Just new you would be around... As a professional, I don't take the position of refusing a customer help without good reason....been there got the T-shirt... When a customer comes with a computer upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 and the manufacture doesn't support Windows 10 on their machines it usually means that things just go from bad to worse...Microsoft adds drivers that basically stop certain functions from working and even if I find a fix an update from Microsoft usually puts me right back where I started.... Customers have a hard time parting with their cash in the first place and for something that they have to repeatedly come to be fixed...they just don't want to pay and it has cost me more than I earn out of a job looking for a solution.... So, instead of wasting time trying to look for a solution to their problems - I do exactly as is recommended by all manufacturer's and that is ...recommend resetting the computer to the previous version which is supported on the hardware.... It is bad enough having to fix such problems on computers that so called support Windows 10....!!! So, as long as the id*** at Microsoft don't listen to their users - and keep dishing out this s***, then I will refuse to do repairs for hardware related issues that have been caused by Windows 10.... I am refusing because my customers don't basically want to pay for a fix that gets changed as soon as Microsoft release another update.... Hope that clears things up a bit bookie32
  14. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Just another nail in the coffin for Microsoft....I still get customers ringing to say they need help with their computers and they turn up and there and behold they have upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and several functions do not work properly.... I point blank refuse to try and fix these issues on computers that don't have support for Windows 10 from the manufacturer... One guy recently came with such a computer and had bought a separate keyboard for his laptop instead of asking himself why the laptop keyboard had stopped working....go figure... I use OneDrive just for forum stuff now....don't trust microsoft at all... This video on facebook from one of the computer store chains is about the so called Microsoft IT support ringing people and conning them...they still ring me and I just say **** *** now and they hang up... even though it is presented in Swedish ...listen to how they wind the scammers up....I even recognise the woman from this video...she has rung me twice...they never learn...
  15. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Hi guys! It is a d*** shame that Microsoft doesn't listen to the views of its users... I have seen some winging over the years regarding a number of different problems releated to all versions of Windows....and I have done my share - BUT I have never seen the amount of discontent as has been show for Windows 10. How can anyone sell this crap to their customers.... Newsflash! most of my customers still use Windows and Windows 10 is what is available for them...Will add Windows 7 Professional preinstalled on computers is still available but not that cheap now and it is not often my customers will pay a little extra for Windows 7... I just don't see a viable future with the latest version but Microsoft seem to have other ideas on the subject.... bookie32