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Old 08-01-2015, 08:03 PM   #21
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I am noticing since the upgrade...let me put that in quotes "UPGRADE" my wifi constantly needs reset...
me wonders if it is coincident...
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:49 PM   #22
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I use a mobile "hotspot" for internet and I had many problems with it just dropping from 4G to "E" or 2G causing me to have to go outside and wave the little sucker around till it found a 4G sat.

On Win7 I had to restart my computer probably 2 or 3 times every hour, since getting on Win10 I haven't had to restart even once.

My PC and service "seem" to be much more stable.

Go figure, the opposite of what your going thru.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:16 PM   #23
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I build my own PC's and had an xp computer for 7 years virus free. went to windows 8 and hated the **** out of it, downgraded to windows 7 on my new custom pc and love it, just a bit more updated but will never replace good ol' XP.
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We had a forced upgrade to new Win 7 PCs at work a few months ago. XP was great, never, ever crashed, and I could work quickly. I had links to commonly used programs and local and network files on the taskbar, never the desktop (which is usually buried). I can still put programs there, but now if I try to put files there Win 7 only remembers Windows Explorer without the location.

The outside contractor swapping the machines copied my "documents" files to the new machine, but the new PC chose to not copy all the files in every folder. I hid my old hard drive from the shredder, and with it installed in an external enclosure I can hunt there for files I know I once had but are lost.

I now spend half of my productive time searching for files that Win 7 hid on me, or hovering over trees of folders that don't stay open unless you right-click on them. The PC creates duplicate folders of the same name, one in "Documents" and another in "My Documents," but though my files are usually duplicated, they are not always in both. I can be heard multiple time per day saying out loud, "I hate Windows 7."

I have used Basic, several versions of DOS, Win 95, Win 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 7. XP followed by 98-SE are my favorites. I would rather use Vista (ugh!) and deal with all the crashes every day than use Win 7. I can't imagine trying to re-program my brain for Windows 10.

Maybe I should join the Navy, if I weren't too old. I understand they have a "secret" contract with Microsoft for ongoing Windows XP support as a stable platform for their critical systems.

Disclaimer: I am an quickly becoming an old phart. I know MS is trying to make PCs look like tablets that look like smartphones in a unified universe. But I'm not seeking to keep up with Facebook or Twitter feeds. While it's sometimes nice to get emails on a BlackBerry when out of the office, I would go back to my company flip phone if I could.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:28 AM   #24
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:55 AM   #25
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I am using Ubuntu 14.4 on two laptops. I run into the occasional issue that I need to work through like needing to install Google Chrome so I could watch Netflix.
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:19 PM   #26
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Redbear, you didn't mention Win3.1 I even tried 3.11 I looked over Linux Mint's site and think I may go back. I really enjoyed the simplicity and everything worked. My only issue was with skype but I heard that is fixed.
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:02 PM   #27
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We had a rainy weekend here so I decided to try to do a clean install of Win 10 over the upgrade version. It went pretty well so if there's any interest I'll post up the process.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:19 AM   #28
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Redbear, you didn't mention Win3.1 I even tried 3.11 I looked over Linux Mint's site and think I may go back. I really enjoyed the simplicity and everything worked. My only issue was with skype but I heard that is fixed.
lots of things have been fixed in linux, even the ability to see file structures on iphone/pod/tablet!!! and ya still dont need anti-virus or malware junk.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:54 PM   #29
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I quite like my Android tablet. Occasionally I might use my 2007 macbook but that's rare now. Windows? Haven't used it since vista came out.
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My biggest gripe with Win 10 is that I lost my Win 7 "time waster" games - solitaire, chess and mahjong. Never to fear, I found the identical games for Win 8/8.1 and Win 10. Unlike half the files I download this installer had no viruses and installed the games just fine.

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