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BudwS

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  1. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Yes, you've identified an interesting dilemma. Living in a community that is an age restricted 55 and older area adjacent to Phoenix, AZ. Sun City is an area around 3 miles by 7 miles in size and is not incorporated as a city by preference. Many of the residents are very sharp mentally and use computers easily. However, Windows 10 installed on a PC has many turning to the local Apple Store to buy compatible products. I have been able to get some of the Windows 10 users oriented to be able to use their Win 10 PC. Also, suggested that their Win 10 PC can be turned into a Friendly Windows 7 Pro computer. My Dell Latitude E5410 is only allowed to run Win 7 Pro and it is "Senior" friendly, thank you. The 64 bit Win 10 test computer is a dual boot with Win 7 Pro. Otherwise, Linux Mint has been very friendly as well although a bit more challenging than Apple OS X. Yes, in full agreement, "Bit of a dilemma....;)". Saved up for 2 years to get the iPhone 7 Plus which is fully compatible with the big iMac. Life is good and it was cool enough to sit outside to read this morning.
  2. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Alert! There's a new W10 preview insider crap agreement. To paraphrase, some of the crap may have worms in it. (So, what else is new?) Some crap may make you sick, unless you are a crow. If you do get sick, the maximum benefit from arbitration is $5.00. Acceptance of the new agreement is 'do the update' which by the way starts when power is on the computer. (An amazing business model!) Reality check: Three test computers made the update to 16288. 1. MacBook was first with no problems and minimal time expended. 2. 64 bit Dell was second with no problems but took several hours to complete. 3. 32 bit Dell was last but required great perseverance. First try failed and didn't restore to 16251. Required an iso clean install to wipe the hard drive and get a clean 16251. (About 12 hours to complete that part.) The Dell then updated to 16278 with no problems. However, the final update failed on the first try but made it on the second try to get to 16288. (About 24 hours to complete that part, just really slow.) Anyway, once the computers got to 16288, they seemed to run OK. (End of current crap experience.) Still hot but dry here. (Note: All test computers are in secure mode now, powered off.)
  3. Remove Edge link Internet Explorer

    Windows 10 Insider 16257 IE 11 had the Edge tab back. Just used the above procedure to remove that Edge tab. Another thanks.
  4. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    This crap is a moving target. Well, as expected the Apple MacBook, on the second try, updated from Win 10 (32 bit) Insider 16251 to 16257.1. However, the Mail icon was gone. Used outlook.com to get to emails. After the next restart, the Mail icon was back? Now you see the crap, now you don't. The Dell laptop is 3 hours into the second try to update from Win 10 (64 bit) Insider 16251 to 16257.1. Reminds me being back on the farm shoveling the crap. (Childhood memories) (No computers, just crap) (Well, now it's crap and computers) ****************** The Dell laptop is on Win 10 Pro (64 bit) Insider 16257.1 after 4 hours and a little bit. The little bit was for believing that the update made it. So far the Win 10 at least starts up and shuts down. Very important features for a computer.
  5. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Back to the old Win 10 crap. Win 10 Update was in to process of going from 16251 to 16257 which was running several hours. Win 10 Update managed to update from 16251 to 16251. Perhaps this is the new circular Update?
  6. Remove Edge link Internet Explorer

    Great question. Great answer.
  7. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Three out of three computers updated to 16251 Pre-release Win 10. Took awhile but they all made it. Had to learn how to get into Safe mode to fix some old crap application software for one old Dell laptop. All computers are running OK. Don't know what to think of this crap? They did all take several hours to make the transition. Malwarebytes found no malware. Ghostery stopped a lot of tracking, etc. All three computers are now in safe security mode, powered off.
  8. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Some of the small people have a computer skill set greater than the Lord of the Castle. This was a tablet laptop and the display was rotated 180 degrees. The Lord did not know that was possible. A short seminar was required for the Lord. Perhaps it was an "Oh-Oh" moment for the small ones as well like "What did we do?" and "How do we fix this." and "I hope they don't find this before we go home." I have the occasional impulse to see what happens when a different key is pushed. Sometimes it's a learning experience and sometimes it's "Oh C***." This time it appears to be a "No harm, no fault" moment. The Deep Impression moment was that the password was reset. That was the learning experience for me. Didn't know that could be done on a none server connected computer.
  9. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Grandchildren and nieces and nephews of a young age. Other details are not known. Pure speculation may be required.
  10. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    A Win 10 feature that was new to me: A Win 10 neighbor had small visiting relatives and when they went home the Win 10 laptop could not be logged onto with the normal password. If one is logged onto Win 10 with a Microsoft password then a server password reset feature is available. Working at a university this feature was used quite a lot for users who logged onto the server. By using the Win 10 online password reset, using Safari on the iPhone, the laptop password was reset and the neighbor was very happy with Microsoft. The appropriate security procedure worked to verify that the password reset was actually requested by the laptop owner. Had not thought about logging on to a Win 10 system with an online Microsoft logon was like logging onto a university server computer. To me, this made a "Deeper Impression."
  11. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    A good day for crap: 2 out of 2 computers updated to 16241 on their first try. OK, several hours to complete this task is a little long. OK, one computer looked like it was searching for an available source to download the update before the download actually started. OK, why does the CPU run close to 100% before the update seems to really start. OK, I'm impressed that the update software can drive the storage device at close to 100% thru-put for long periods of time. Seems like a lot of activity just to accomplish the update? OK, the restart takes a long time, too. Other than a few "OKs", Win10, 16241 is running "OK." Arizona, a lot of rain actually made it to the ground. OK!
  12. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Except in Phoenix, AZ with the "Heat Dome" that suspends the "where" and the "why for" with "certainty" as we all know,,,,, Who knew that water could fall out of the sky? Except here it looks like the water is falling but then it isn't! This "flux" thing is difficult to understand. Probably an OS (Outer Space) thing.
  13. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Some good crap: The Dual Boot PC, Win 7/Win10 Dell, is now updated to Win10, 16237. Did an iso clean boot to an old release, 15063, and wiped the Win10 HDD as part of the process. (Each OS has its own HDD) Had used BCDEDIT to verify the dual boot controls which got changed to reflect the new Win10 information. Today's load of crap is fertilizer. Monsoon Arizona: Water falling from the sky, now that's a change! Still don't understand why the update runs the CPU at close to 100% at some periods and the HDD at close to 100% at other periods? Or why it takes several hours to complete? It's probably just a computer thing.
  14. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Perhaps, we need to follow the money that MS gets from advertising and marketing hooks set in W10. And what about data tracking? The W10 computer doesn't have to compute as long as money is generated by the background software that gathers information to sell or provides advertisement to market products. The money trail explains a lot when trying to understand why things are done the way they're done today. Conspiracy theory? No, just marketing protocol. My computer that refuses to update to the next W10 release is becoming more valuable every day. Arizona: Maybe it's just the heat. (Monsoon may start over the weekend!)
  15. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Mixed Crap: 2 out of 3 computers updated W10 Insider Preview to 16232. One was an SSD and one was an HDD. One came from 16226 and one came from 15025. Both took several hours to complete the update. The third computer tried 5 times times to update to 16232, 4 times from 16226 and 1 time from 16216 but never completed the update. The end result of the update was that the computer was back at the release that it started from after several hours on each try. This may be the smart computer that refuses to upgrade to another questionable Win 10 release? This is a dual boot, Win 7/Win 10. The computer is now running WIndows 7 Pro as the main choice. Yup, more Arizona heat.
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