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Old 11-04-2016, 01:39 PM
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What people really hate most about Win 8 and 10

From talking to a lot of people the biggest complaint that I have gotten from those that started using Windows 8 (Not going into the other issues here) and Windows 10 (actually not that bad) is that they have trouble finding things they were used to in Windows 7

Things as basic as uninstalling a program is a bit different and more difficult to figure out for the average user. Using the search feature just typing "uninstall" or whatever other section utility you are attempting to find will pop up in a list for quick access.

I've also had instances on Windows 10 with software(Drivers) causing explorer to crash and restart continuously. Disabling the offending driver or app usually solves the issue...that is as long as it is not dire for your work...then it is an issue not of Windows 10 but of the software provider not keeping up...of course Windows 10/Microsoft gets the total blame...

What other types of issues have you had with Windows 10?
 

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Old 11-04-2016, 03:00 PM
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Of late, I've got Win 10 boot-up issues. I get stuck at the little animated circle - and, for lack of a better terms, the circle is "jittery" at the point I get stuck on the black screen

I was told it was a "peripheral" issue, and unplugging devices might help. So, I unplugged my wireless mouse/keyboard stick that is usually inserted in a USB slot in the front of the box, and then the machine immediately gets "unstuck" an begins to boot into windows. But, when it finally boots up, no matter if I insert the wireless stick in or not at that point, I've got no mouse or keyboard, and have to reboot.

During a reboot, I tried pulling the stick out quickly, then putting it back in quickly, and the last time it booted Ok.

This seems to be hit and miss. Sometimes it boots with the stick in, and other times I have to keep playing with the stick to get it to boot.

That last update (a couple/few weeks ago?) must be the culprit!

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Old 11-05-2016, 07:59 AM
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Yeah that update was very problematic in a lot of different ways to put it nicely. I have had several remote sessions having to fix an assortment of problems after that update.

As for your difficulty have you tried running the troubleshooter once you are able to get into Windows? It is a long shot to be sure but worth a try just to see if it finds any issues.

Type "troubleshooter" in the search bar and you can run it from there. It has several options you may want to look at including clicking the advanced link so you can set it to run as administrator or to go ahead and repair what it finds for example.

Another suggestion would be to see if there are new drivers available for your motherboard i.e. USB drivers and of course new drivers for your keyboard and mouse. I think my first step after running the troubleshooter and the

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

from an elevated command line would be to remove the drivers for the keyboard and mouse and let Windows reinstall them on a restart.
 
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:08 AM
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As for your difficulty have you tried running the troubleshooter once you are able to get into Windows? It is a long shot to be sure but worth a try just to see if it finds any issues.
Tried that and a couple other things, but the thought of deleting drivers, and hoping I'd get new ones installed on a reboot, I found a simple, painless (albeit not perfect) solution:

To ensure a good boot, I unplug the wireless stick whenever I boot, and then I usually grab a coffee, and upon my return, when windows has had it's necessary time to load, I then plug the stick back in, and the mouse and keyboard work.

Again, not a perfect solution by any means, but until I get my new machine (Santa says I have to wait until after Xmas), this is what I have to do.

Aside - what are your impressions of HP for office computers? I was looking at this one a little while back, and I'm sure there is a more updated version today (or after Xmas as Santa has said), but what do you think about this one: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/mo...233#!tab=specs
 
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:37 AM
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Personally I just don't find Windows intuitive enough compared to IOS. I find myself too often thinking 'why can't I just...'.

For context I used Windows for 10 years before using Mac for the past 4 years, so I sat on both sides of the fence before coming to this conclusion.
 
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Old 12-24-2016, 10:42 AM
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I prefer Windows to Mac...Win 10 and Linux Ubuntu Desktop aren't greatly different than Mac in all honesty. Except for the availability of utilities etc for free or inexpensive price as compared to Mac comparatives
 
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Old 12-29-2016, 03:42 AM
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In general, I think windows 10 is GREAT. I just hate the slow speed in windows explorer search. Many people have complaints about this on microsoft support forum. But I have already fixed this after googling. I think Microsoft should pay attention to this "bug" ..
 
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:25 PM
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I prefer Windows to Mac...Win 10 and Linux Ubuntu Desktop aren't greatly different than Mac in all honesty. Except for the availability of utilities etc for free or inexpensive price as compared to Mac comparatives
Similar to parts for Ford compared to Mercedes.
 
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:21 AM
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Thumbs up Window 10 is not for regular uses, I think so

I think there are many changes in window 10 compared to 7. For regular user window 7 is ideal OS to go with. And also due to driver problem many people hate window 10.
 
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My old games doesn't work on win10 that's why i hate it
 
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The problem with Windows 8 is that it is not intuitive. Neither as easy to use as android nor Windows 7.
 
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Windows 8 and windows 10 are very cool to use if you want really want to learn how to use them. Since win 8 is an imptovement on win 7 and win 10 is an improvement on on win 8. They are more user friendly than win7. The only issue so far has been their updates.
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:07 AM
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My old games doesn't work on win10 that's why i hate it
Yea it won't work. I have had that issue too. But if those games have newer versions with win 10 support, it should work.
 
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I have a 5 year old Macbook Air that runs Sierra without any problems. I have a similarly aged Windows laptop on Windows 7 that would most probably go dead if I updated it to Windows 10 - most certainly, if I were to go by some threads in this forum! Even on Windows 7, it has progressively gotten slower over the years. Now whenever I want to use it, I start it up 5-10 minutes in advance.
 
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:46 AM
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I have a 5 year old Macbook Air that runs Sierra without any problems. I have a similarly aged Windows laptop on Windows 7 that would most probably go dead if I updated it to Windows 10 - most certainly, if I were to go by some threads in this forum! Even on Windows 7, it has progressively gotten slower over the years. Now whenever I want to use it, I start it up 5-10 minutes in advance.
Don't you think maybe the hard disk if the system is beginning to have issues, and not because it's running of windows 7?
 
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:51 AM
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Have you checked your machines to see if they have the requirements to run that OS?

If your machine is very old chances are the system does not meet the requirements to run the OS with zero issues.
 
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The only thing I hate about newer versions of Microsoft OS is that they are not backward compatible. I mean, that old software and devices like scanners and printers cannot be used on Windows 7, 8, 10, which is why I feel my older devices are now useless.
 
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Have you checked your machines to see if they have the requirements to run that OS?

If your machine is very old chances are the system does not meet the requirements to run the OS with zero issues.
Yes, the machine came installed with Windows 7 & does have the specs to be able to run it. And it's the home edition of the OS, so not very resource intensive either. In fact I've even boosted the RAM at little bit through the SD card mechanism. That's improved it a bit, but it's still quite slow as compared to my other machines.
 
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I think these people should change their habits to suit the future trend.
Self-evaluation of win10 is very good. It's just a small change in the habits of many.
 
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:16 AM
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I like windows 8.1 and 10. However, to the everyday casual user and slow learners , a switch from 7 to 8 or 10 is a bit of a bane. But most of us out here , our adaptability is better. I still remember a lady friend of mine looking for the Start button in windows 8 that was pre-installed in her brand new laptop. Ended up reformatting to Win 7 .
It's like the Windows XP to Vista debacle. Some stayed in XP until the better Windows 7 was released.
I got a PC that are installed with multiple OS by the way (XP, 7 and 8.1) I intend to install a Windows 10 to a newer machine.
 
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