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Old 07-30-2015, 04:39 PM   #11
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Linux has a version (flavor) that looks and feels like XP. Beats fighting virus and such. I may go back to Linux when I have an issue with 7. Not yet tho, waiting for their answer to Win 10.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:55 PM   #12
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My upgrade (from Win 7) is loading as we speak. I like 7, 8 not so much, but 10's free and I have time to fool with the inevitable Version 1.0 goofiness. I also imaged my drive before updating, just in case.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:14 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the feedback. I agree with Tango, let them work out the issues then upgrade...but I decided to just go for it.

I LOVED XP but my boat anchor just couldn't keep up with the times. I upgraded all I could and still had many programs (don't ask/don't remember) that I wasn't able to load. I went wireless at home and had to deal with all the little doo-keys I had to buy since my PC didn't support wireless.

That's when I decided to just bite the bullet and go with a new laptop (which also would fit in better in the bus). Unfortunately I also had to deal with Win7 which came with it. Many days & nites swearing & screaming till I finally made friends with it. I now can say I don't remember what it was about XP that I loved. I imagine it'll become the same with Win7 once I make friends with Cortana.

BTW: My download has failed 2 times now. I am just going to wait till I get my new allotment of data for the month & try again. I think it may have to do with my MalwareBytes program (which makes you wonder).

As far as "THEM" watching me & tracking me and counting my keystrokes. Come on boys & girls, if your not doing anything wrong then you shouldn't give a rats azz who's watching you.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:43 PM   #14
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My desktop upgrade went smoothly, even to the point of retaining my bus wallpaper and desktop files. All my programs work but my Mahjong Titans game has disappeared (boo, hissss). The new interface is different but not too jarring. Lots of new apps that want you to log on to Microsoft networks.

I use my laptop far more than the desktop so I'll wait awhile before upgrading it but so far, so good.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:02 PM   #15
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Well, it's done. I'm now on Win10 and I think "I hate it, but it hopefully will grow on me"

I couldn't find where to "log off"

I couldn't find my "favorites list"

I've since learned how to log off without just hitting the power button on my PC

I've since found my "favorites list" but not sure yet how I did it.

Win10 DOES have a great search function, which I find I have to use all the time.

It does have quite a few new functions that I'm sure, once I get use to them will really like.

I don't like the fact that the "button" on the bottom of my screen DOESN"T seem to toggle me back & forth from 10 to 7 as I thought it would...that really sucks big time.

I appreciate that I have the time to play with it and will get use to it quickly but if you don't have the time.....save the dime.

I had problems logging in here & actually got locked out for trying to many times, then I had to get a new password & all that fun crap. I tried to post but when I hit the "submit" button I had been logged out & had to write this all over again.

Duh!!!!
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:38 PM   #16
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I couldn't find where to "log off"
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:43 PM   #17
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Thanks...I did a right click on the start button and it showed me the old way to log off.
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:28 AM   #18
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Figured I'd take advantage of free wifi at son's house, so far not too bad except 10 doesn't recognize my nvidia display card.
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:22 PM   #19
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especially since 10 can be monitored and info saved by microsoft, read fine print and see what you agreed to
To turn off all that monitoring/sharing click the Start icon then click Settings then Privacy.

I turned off most everything.

Edit: I also turned off Wi-fi Sense in the Settings>Network & Internet>Wifi tab.
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:16 PM   #20
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I was able to go to all my sites (via favorites list) to check monthly payments due and have managed to get to my bank & paid them all. Yahoo, big hurdle jumped.

Now that I can EASILY find my favs I am one happy camper. It turns out to be much quicker & easier than before. So far so good.

I have checked for & have gone into all the happy places I go to throughout the day without a hitch. The only place I had a problem was here and I just had to go thru the verify I'm a human and get a new password then change my new password etc.

Today, logging in here was a piece of cake.

I love the "adding to my favorites" function, so easy and right there for when I want to add a site.

The more I play with it, as I said before, the easier it's getting and actually much quicker than trying to learn Win8. I must have sat around for a month trying to get comfortable with Win8 before I just packed up the new PC & sent it back.

So far so good, everything is still where I left it when on Win7 (It just takes a little hunting & pecking to find it and remember where & how I found it.)
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