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Windows 10 - First Impressions


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  • The Start Menu doesn't work. I click on it and it lights up, but nothing more happens.
  • The Search function on the Taskbar doesn't work -- clicking on it doesn't bring anything up. My Taskbar has a little magnifying glass icon; if I right-click to change it to a search bar, nothing happens.
  • The Notifications pop-up says that I have two notifications, but when I click on them nothing happens.
  • I have a Windows Update available (KB3061161), but it keeps failing to install. Actually I'm not even sure if it finishes downloading completely.
  • The irony of the Start Menu not working is that I have no way to access the Insider Hub app in order to report the problem. And of course I can't even do a search for it.
  • I think I do have translucence on the Taskbar (blur), but needless to say I can't tell what that looks like on the Start Menu.

 

KB3061161 finally installed properly. Once again I did not get a choice to reboot right away or at some other time, it just went ahead with the reboot. Isn't there any way to modify improve this behavior?!

 

Anyway, Start and Search are now working, but the two notifications that I can't do anything with are still showing up.

 

I do have the translucent Start Menu, and it looks much nicer than the previous blob of solid color. However, although Microsoft claims that you can now resize the Menu, this only works on the vertical axis (i.e., you can make the menu taller or shorter, but not wider or narrower). (The double-headed arrow in the top right corner is to make the menu fullscreen.)

 

And d*mned if the menu doesn't take up even more room on the Desktop than the previous incarnation. Here's how ridiculous the thing looks when you have no use for Metro crapps:

 

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If this is the way the Windows 10 Start Menu is going to be like, then if I ever have to make the move to Win10 I will be using Classic Shell or Tihiy's StartIsBack.

 

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I know, I am really wasting my f***ing time there, but some metroistas are completey in the freetard-zone (Linux fanatics back in the day) now with their "but this year it will work!"-talk:

Channel9 yet again

I really had to laugh at all the "Year of the Windows Tablet" wishful thinking going on at that thread.

 

That really is funny, in light of your earlier post here about iPad sales tanking. Yeah, like Microsoft is going to make it in mobile devices where even the masters of mobile devices (Apple) can't sustain their success. Dream on, fanboys...

 

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how can I change the desktop icons? doing a right click goes to the ugly settings app


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how can I change the desktop icons? doing a right click goes to the ugly settings app

 

The old (and simple) way to do it was to right-click on the Desktop, then choose Personalize in the Control Panel, then select "Change desktop icons." I used that method in a recent Win10 build to change some of my icons. But now the folks at Microsoft seem to have done away with that option. :angrym:

 

Here's what I did. You can still change the icons by typing "Desktop Icon Settings" in Search. That will bring up the familiar interface, from where you can go to Windows/System32/imageres.dll. If you're multibooting, then you can Browse from there to the corresponding imageres.dll file in the other OS that you have installed on the same PC. There are a few other files in the System32 directory that have useful (and prettier) icons, too.

 

Hope this helps. Enjoy your new icons while Microsoft still allows you to change them.

 

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For those who are on 10074 but didn't get the blur feature:

 

Windows 10 build 10074: How to enable blur (Aero) for the Start menu

 

According to Reddit, there is a way to enable the aero look (blur) on Windows 10 Insider Preview for those of us that didn't get it in the 10074 build. Some people got the Aero look, and some people didn't. So, here's a look at how you can get the Aero look (if you want it). Redditor skittles92 found this work-around:

"Seems some didn't get the aero look "blur" . If you want to enabled just run Regedit and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\themes\personalize and set blur behind to 1. There is also an option in the theme color settings though not sure if it will show for non-blur previewers. enjoy!"

 

I have not tried this tweak (my copy did come with blur enabled), so I can't speak for the results or any risks this might entail.

 

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By hook or by crook...

 

Microsoft: 1 billion Windows 10 devices within 2-3 years of launch

 

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One-two punch on the core concept of Windows 10:

 

Tablets generally are a stagnant, possibly declining, market. Now there's this MSFT-specific news:

 

Microsoft’s Phone Hardware Business may be ailing worse than thought

 

Over the last few weeks we have discussed the Windows Phone ecosystem at length and it seems our concerns about the platform are not unfounded based on information in a recent financial filing from the company.

 

Read further at the link for an enlightening discussion of "write-offs" vs. "write-downs."

 

Mobile-friendly Win10 may arrive just in time to become totally irrelevant, while remaining distinctly unfriendly to PC users.

 

--JorgeA

 



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how can I change the desktop icons? doing a right click goes to the ugly settings app

 

I was able to get to the "legacy" control panel applet that controls desktop icons by (in Classic Shell) searching for "desktop icons".

 

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Is your son a metrotard?

Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are all versions of an illegal hacker operation system, invented by a Soviet computer hacker named Stevos Sinofkos, before the Russians lost the Cold War. It is based on a program called "Windows", which was written by Microsoft for the US government. These programs are used by metrotards to turn other people's computer systems into oversized smartphones. They may also be used to break into people's PC to turn their local accounts into a "Sinofsko Account", using the "universal apps" program. Sinofkos is a notorious hacker, responsible for writing many hacker programs, such as "metro", which is used by metrotards (inept followers of Sinofskos) to break Windows machines on the internet by replacing their applications with "apps".

 

Are you finding programs on your computer that you don't remember installing?

 

Your son will probably try to install some metrotard software. He may attempt to conceal the presence of the software in some way, but you can usually find any new programs by reading through the programs listed under "Install/Remove Programs" in your control panel. Popular metrotard software includes "PrepareWin7ForWindowsTechnicalPreview.exe", "KB2990214" and "KB3035583".

 

The best option is to confront your son with the evidence, and force him to remove the offending programs. He will probably try to install the software again, but you will be able to tell that this is happening, if your machine offers to "download" one of the metrotard applications through Windows Update. If this happens, it is time to give your son a stern talking to, and possibly consider punishing him with a grounding.

 

Has your child asked for new hardware?

 

Metrotards are often overwhelmed by conventional computer hardware. They may request "easier" input methods, like a touch screeen, even on a desktop computer. If your son starts requesting these devices, it is possible that he has a legitimate need. You can best ensure that you are buying legal, trustworthy hardware by only buying replacement parts from your computer's manufacturer.

 

If your son has requested a new "Surface RT" from a company called "NuMicrosoft", this is genuine cause for alarm. NuMicrosoft is a third-world based company who make inferior, "knock-off" copies of the American company Apple. They use child labor extensively in their third world sweatshops, and they are deliberately incompatible with software made for the operation system of the once proud American company Microsoft. Surface RT devices are never sold in stores, and you will most likely be told that you have to order them from internet sites or go to seedy "NuMicrosoft Stores". Do not buy this "2 in 1" tablet! This is one request that you must refuse your son, if you are to have any hope of raising him well.

 

Does your child read metrotard propaganda?

If you pay close attention to your son's reading habits, as I do, you will be able to determine a great deal about his opinions and hobbies. Children are at their most impressionable in the teenage years. Any father who has had a seventeen year old daughter attempt to sneak out on a date wearing make up and perfume is well aware of the effect that improper influences can have on inexperienced minds.

There is, unfortunately, lots of metrotard propaganda available on the internet today. A few propaganda pieces to be on the lookout for are: "Windows 8 will stomp everything" and "Who needs the Start Menu?" by Dotmatrix; "Windows 8 is beautiful" by Ed Bott; "Sinofskos is a genius" by Hal Berenson and "Metro is untouchable" by Paul Thurrott.

If you find any of these metrotard propaganda on your child's computer, delete them immediately. You should also petition websites to remove these articles from their CMSes. You may meet with some resistance at first, but even media networks have to bow to community pressure.

 

How much time does your child spend using the computer each day?

If your son spends more than thirty minutes each day on the computer, he may be using it to shill other peoples sites. Shilling involves spreading Windows 8 and metro on other people's machines, and using it to tie up vital internet services. This can take up to eight hours. If your son is doing this, he is breaking the law, and you should stop him immediately. The safest policy is to limit your children's access to the computer to a maximum of forty-five minutes each day.

 

Does your son use the Windows 8 app-store?

The app-store is an online marketplace used by metrotards. It is a unpopular meeting place and trading ground by the general public, but highly frequented by metrotards, where they buy third-rate knock-off programs called "apps" for the Sinofkos Windows 8 OS. Many metrotards develop anti-social tendencies due to the use of this virtual world, and it may cause erratic behaviour at home and at school.

If your son is using the Windows 8 app-store, you should make him understand that this is not acceptable to you. You should ensure all the credit cards in your house are carefully locked away. You should also bring your concerns to the attention of his school.

 

Is your son becoming argumentative and surly in his social behaviour?

As a child enters the electronic world of online-shilling for Sinofkos, he may become disaffected with the real world. He may lose the ability to control his actions, or judge the rightness or wrongness of a course of behaviour. This will manifest itself soonest in the way he treats others. Those whom he disagrees with will be met with scorn, bitterness, and even foul language. He may utter threats of violence of a real or electronic nature.

Even when confronted, your son will probably find it difficult to talk about this problem to you. He will probably claim that there is no problem, and that you are imagining things. He may tell you that it is you who has the problem, and you should "back off" and "stop smothering him." Do not allow yourself to be deceived. You are the only chance your son has, even if he doesn't understand the situation he is in. Keep trying to get through to him, no matter how much he retreats into himself.

 

Has your son radically changed his appearance?

If your son has undergone a sudden change in his style of dress, you may have a metrotard on your hands. Metrotards tend to dress in ironic, vintage rags. They may wear scarfs even in the middle of July, ridiculous caps and unkempt facial hair to match their clothes. They may also wear fake oversized glasses. (I have no idea why they do this). There are many such metrotards in schools today, and your son may have started to associate with them. If you notice that your son's group of friends includes people dressed like this, it is time to think about a severe curfew, to protect him from dangerous influences.

Is your son struggling academically?

If your son is failing courses in school, or performing poorly on sports teams, he may be involved in a metrotard group, such as the infamous "neowin" metrotard association. Excessive time spent on the touchscreen, communicating with his fellow metrotards may cause temporary damage to the eyes and brain, from the electromagnetic radiation. This will cause his marks to slip dramatically, particularly in difficult subjects such as Math, and Chemistry. In extreme cases, over-exposure to computer radiation can cause schizophrenia, meningitis and other psychological diseases. Also, the reduction in exercise may cause him to lose muscle mass, and even to start gaining weight. For the sake of your child's mental and physical health, you must put a stop to his shill-activities, and limit his computer time drastically.


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Yeah, I was bit bored..



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Yeah, I was bit bored..

 

That was pretty funny, though.  :thumbup

 

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Yeah, I was bit bored..

 

That was pretty funny, though.  :thumbup

 

--JorgeA

 

 

The neotards are as stiff as always though.

Tried to test them and posted this there (neowin). They moved it promptly into their "jokes" area. I was extremely surprised they didn't delete it. Can the metrotards be saved after all?

Too late: After a few stary-eyed "huh?"-comments, they deleted it a few minutes later.



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when I typed Desktop in the search I was able to run the dialog to change icons.


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