What Do You Like Or Dislike About Windowz 10?

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What Do You Like Or Dislike About Windowz 10?

Post by Ken0069 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:46 pm

That new operating system has been out for a couple of years now and ppl have had a chance to use it for a while so I was just wondering what users think about it?
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Post by lefty o » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:50 pm

ive only had it about a month now, dont see what the big deal is. things are set up a bit differently, but nothing major.

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Post by 1989TransAm » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:20 pm

Works just fine for me. A few things that are different from what I was used to but after a couple of days I settled right in.

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Re: What Do You Like Or Dislike About Windowz 10?

Post by In-Tech » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:01 pm

Hi All,

I haven't tried it. Can it find a parallel port for old programs that program via true IEEE parallel on an old laptop? Can it automatically find an onboard serial db9 and parallel db25 IEEE port and use that?

Those previous questions actually work on winxp. I have some programs that are basically DOS based and although win 3.1/95/98 work just fine, WinXP does not work properly with these programs(and yes I know all about compatibility mode).

This is a good topic Ken, I need to acquire a new iso HD for one of my older laptops that actually has a floppy, CD and usb drive as I want to dual boot it for win98 and XP. Maybe I should dual boot win98 and win10? It's soooooo hard to keep up with everything. Shoot, I just formatted one of my laptops to win7 as the holley sniper software said win 7,8 or 10 compatible and that is truly because I couldn't find a REAL WinUSB 32 bit for my xp machine that didn't have malware embedded. :( The sniper software tries to install a 64 bit WinUSB which of course fails.

Anyway Ken, If you happen to know any of this first hand, I would really like to know. I have looked till my eyes bleed(literally, I have CRVO in my left eye). Many years ago I felt the king of serial and parallel protocol along with when It all went awry and I didn't keep up :(

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Re: What Do You Like Or Dislike About Windowz 10?

Post by RevTheory » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:49 am

I know once they crammed 10 down my throat in the middle of the night, I lost 90% of the functionality from my HP all-in-one printer :evil:

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Post by Ken0069 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:32 am

RevTheory wrote:I know once they crammed 10 down my throat in the middle of the night, I lost 90% of the functionality from my HP all-in-one printer :evil:
Rev did you try to find an updated driver for Win 10 and your specific printer on the HP Support website? I've got an HP 5510 Photo Smart printer, which is an "all in one" also and it's connected wireless on my network. HP had Win 10 drivers available for download for that one pretty soon after 10 was released so you may find yours there as well.

RE: Unwanted updates/upgrades....... That happened to a lot of ppl because of one simple setting in Windows Update on Win 7 that was checked by default, ie, "Give me recommended updates the same way I get security updates". This one hit ppl on metered services the hardest because they had to pay for that extra 3.5+ GB download which usually ran over their monthly data allowance.

When I first started in the Windows Insider Beta Testing Program back in 2014 one of the first things I did was search for "how to STOP AUTOMATIC UPDATES" and I've done that since then on all 4 of my Win 10 systems!
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Post by RevTheory » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:54 am

Oh, I just remembered another one, Ken. After my 10 installation, the dvd player no longer likes to play dvds. I have a dvd of an old dyno session that I used to pop in there when I was bored and it would just autoplay. Now it says that there's no program installed for the file and I need to fart around making associations in the Default Programs control panel.

I also had a Programs "button" down on the lower right of the task bar. I got another update one night and it disappeared. I also have a case of disappearing restore points.

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Re: What Do You Like Or Dislike About Windowz 10?

Post by Keith Morganstein » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:40 am

I like it better than 7 and it's much better than 8. I find that it's the easiest of windows to find and move files. It seems good at things like extracting files too. Also good on plug and play. 10 never crashes on me either.

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Post by Ken0069 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:42 pm

Did anyone else notice that last week Micro$oft released 1.3GB of updates for Windows 10 Pro? One cumulative update (kb4025339) alone was 1.2GB??? And this isn't a rare occurrence either and is like that about EVERY MONTH!!??

THAT IS THE MAIN THING I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT WINDOWS 10!!! And God help you if you are trying to do something else when it starts that download??? WTF were those people thinking when they design shit to work like this?? :roll:

Like I said, I turn automatic updates OFF until I decide to do them and even then I usually download the really large cumulative update for offline install version and then I manually install it on each of our 4 systems! This effectively cuts my Windowz update bandwidth usage by 75%.

FYI, there is suppose to be a way to have one version of Windows 10 update/upgrade the rest of the Windows 10 computers on your home network. What it does is when one system updates it transfers those files to others that need the same updates and that will also cut the update usage since the updates are only downloaded one time even if you have 4 systems like we do. If/when I ever get around to setting that up, I'll post the results here.
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Post by Keith Morganstein » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:26 pm

It's tough to understand what's in all the windows updates. However, if you turn off updates, your system is vulnerable to all the hacks out there

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Post by Ken0069 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:20 am

Keith Morganstein wrote:if you turn off updates, your system is vulnerable to all the hacks out there
I don't know what the actual number is but I'd bet that a very high percentage of Windowz systems that are hacked are done because of the lose nuts behind the keyboard, ie, some dumb ass clicking on something to see what it is?? I'd also bet that a very high percentage of that stuff comes in Emails producing the same results, ie, opening Emails from people you don't know. That old saying of "curiosity killed the cat" applies here. Just like some guys over in the politics forum can't help themselves and are always clicking on the M0R0N's posts knowing full well it's just more of the same old crap and then they bitch about it....again??

But back to the update issue, Microsoft issues updates on the second Tuesday of each month (and sometimes the fourth) and it's not that I DON'T do them, it's just that I want the ability to do them on my own schedule not theirs.

FYI, two of my systems run Windowz XP x64 and they haven't had even an antivirus program on them for like 5 years now since Micro$oft Security Essentials never worked on the x64 version and the other free stuff is usually a memory hog. I do run an online scan called "House Call" by Trend Micro about once a month and Malwarebytes once a week or so and to date neither system has ever had a detectable infection.

As usual though, your mileage may vary! :wink:
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Post by Walter R. Malik » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:57 pm

They kept offering it to me for free but, I still kept my Windows 8.

I have my AUTOMATIC updates turned off however, it notifies me whenever those updates are there so, I can update when I am finished, at that time.

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Post by John Wallace » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:20 pm

I don't have W10, but I use these guys:

Windows Secrets

They usually have good articles on 10 and also what updates to download/use.
(plus the other windoze versions)

I was waiting for most of the kinks to get worked out of 10.
Most seem to be better now.

But I'll use 8.1 for awhile more probably.

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Also agree with the people clicking on anything, the reason most problems happen.

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Post by exhaustgases » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:15 am

It is spy software and a virus all in one. It reports thousands of times everyday to Microsoft servers and very likely some others that you wouldn't want it reporting to. I read about that all some place on the net along time ago.

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Post by exhaustgases » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:17 am

Ken0069 wrote:Did anyone else notice that last week Micro$oft released 1.3GB of updates for Windows 10 Pro? One cumulative update (kb4025339) alone was 1.2GB??? And this isn't a rare occurrence either and is like that about EVERY MONTH!!??

THAT IS THE MAIN THING I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT WINDOWS 10!!! And God help you if you are trying to do something else when it starts that download??? WTF were those people thinking when they design shit to work like this?? :roll:

Like I said, I turn automatic updates OFF until I decide to do them and even then I usually download the really large cumulative update for offline install version and then I manually install it on each of our 4 systems! This effectively cuts my Windowz update bandwidth usage by 75%.

FYI, there is suppose to be a way to have one version of Windows 10 update/upgrade the rest of the Windows 10 computers on your home network. What it does is when one system updates it transfers those files to others that need the same updates and that will also cut the update usage since the updates are only downloaded one time even if you have 4 systems like we do. If/when I ever get around to setting that up, I'll post the results here.
And how do you know its updates and not a complete down load from your PC ?

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