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Old 05-17-2017, 08:21 AM   #41
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I think you'll find Win 10 a lot more bearable than Win 8. It no longer *insists* on pretending that it's a gigantic mobile phone.

   
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:30 PM   #42
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andrew: But this is Windows 10 and I think I'll be able to live with it.
Better you than me...'-}}

I'm sure it will be fine...keep us posted on what you find when using it...



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Old 05-17-2017, 04:40 PM   #43
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So far not much. I started it and got some setup screens. There was one point here it gave me the option to turn a bunch of things off. I turned them all off except smartscreen.

   
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:59 PM   #44
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But I did print out the article about what to turn off and I checked out the O&O ShutUp10 software site.
Please don't try to improve it until you have really gotten used to it!

It's a different approach to many things we are used to but once acclimatized I really like Win 10 -- as a computer user rather than a geek, if I ever was one!

Forget the cheat sheet. Starting up as a non-tablet it should boot the a desktop you won't tell from Windows 7 -- there's a task bar you can pin stuff to.

Keyboard shortcuts are many the same but there are downloadable tables of them.

More later I'm chef on duty.

   
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All I turned off what the call home features, and the one where MS uses my computer as a server to upgrade other users. These are the ones MS asked me about during initial startup. But I left smartscreen on. And there are a couple that I turned off that I might turn on again.

As for other features, I'm leaving it alone. I started finding my way around pretty quickly and those tiles on the start menu look useful.

   
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:45 AM   #46
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Oh those indeed! With a clean install first time I disable all those at the initial screen where they give you a choice (in very small blue on blue type) of let us do it or not now but I can do it later.

I'm told you don't need to set up a Microsoft Account at all unless you want to get Apps from the Store but I prefer at least to do that (mainly because the therapy apps my wife uses do come from the Store: Mahjong and Flow.

In any case I had one anyway.

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those tiles on the start menu look useful.
I am one reasonably old-timer who agrees completely. Not only can you delete, move, resize etc but you can pin them to the task bar etc (look for Right Click ... / more ....)

Also I think if you Right Mouse Click or CTRL+Click (not sure at the moment) on START you can get either a complete alpha list of apps etc on the left of the Start Screen or a Techies' list which I found really useful because it lists the items I do use that are buried in Win 7 All Programs ... Sorry to be vague but I'm running W10 at present.

There's lot's of stuff .... for those who don't moan about kiddie's version or it's not like in 7!

But we are all too grown up here for that!

I believe there's a Dummies book that in part was written by Marte Brengle the Wizop for computing over on CIS.

   
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hugh: But we are all too grown up here for that!
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The disappointing news is I sent the computer back. For about 10 years (following a viral infection) I've had some odd cognitive problems that make little sense. One of the early one was if I walked next too someone, meaning they were in my peripheral vision, I found it so disorienting I had to stop. I've had other strange things that are even harder to describe. And now with this computer the screen seemed visually overwhelming. And it didn't seem like I was sensitive to the light. It was that it extended outside my central vision.

   
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How unfortunate. And isn't it odd (and sometimes downright annoying), the mischief the mind can get up to?

   
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I'm sorry you had to send the system back.

Do you think it was the Win10 (default) desktop that was disorienting--vs. let's say the Win7 or Win8 desktop?


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