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Offline thundley4

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Screw Windows 10.
« on: September 04, 2015, 07:22:32 PM »
I got tired of having to reset my network adapter after every single restart. Fortunately, reverting to Win 7 took only a few clicks and letting it do the whole thing itself.

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Re: Screw Windows 10.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 07:31:06 PM »
One short and sweet reason why I shouldn't *upgrade*.  Thanks. :cheersmate:
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Re: Screw Windows 10.
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 09:40:48 PM »
I got tired of having to reset my network adapter after every single restart. Fortunately, reverting to Win 7 took only a few clicks and letting it do the whole thing itself.
Wow, I thought Windows 8 had lousy NIC support.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2015, 10:07:48 PM »
Wow, I thought Windows 8 had lousy NIC support.

We have 3 computers with Win 7 and my wife has  a laptop with 8. No problems with Win 7 or the one running 8.

The one I had "upgraded" to 10 had a few problems.

 Wireless headphones quit working even after reinstalling.

Randomly wake from sleep and stay on.

The NIC problem.

Google Chrome crashing often.

It stopped recognizing my phone as a mass storage device.

The built in card reader stopped reading memory cards, but wanted to format them.

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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 01:24:10 PM »
I've had issues with Bluetooth devices and wireless network adapters staying connected/online with Windows 8.  It's annoying as hell, especially when you need admin privileges to access the Device Manager.
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Re: Screw Windows 10.
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015, 02:28:17 PM »
I've had issues with Bluetooth devices and wireless network adapters staying connected/online with Windows 8.  It's annoying as hell, especially when you need admin privileges to access the Device Manager.

The first computer we owned came with Win XP when it was out for only a few months. I liked it, and I like Win 7 which is very similar to XP.  Vista sucked as much or more than Win 10, but at least it worked most of the time.

I think Win 10 was an attempt, albeit a poor one to combine Win 7 and 8.

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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2015, 03:11:31 PM »
I thought Windows 7 was relatively stable compared to Vista and not a bad OS at all.  I never had the problems with it that I do with W8.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2015, 03:24:13 PM »
I thought Windows 7 was relatively stable compared to Vista and not a bad OS at all.  I never had the problems with it that I do with W8.

I'm hoping that Microsoft continues to support Win 7 for some time to come. I plan on buying a couple more installation dvd's for Win 7.

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2015, 03:20:18 PM »
Running W10 on both computers. Not using their new browser, however. Laptop never loses connection, never has. Desktop did on older builds, but not since the release build and a new nic adapter driver.

Edge, the new browser, does not support ad blocking software and until it does, it is useless to me. It is slow loading with all the ads, and generally a pain in the ass to use like that. Until there is good ad blocking s/w, Edge is out of the question.

The o/s works with all the 3rd-party 64-bit software so far, so that is a plus.

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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2015, 04:00:33 PM »
After reading more reviews about Win 10, I still can't see any benefits to upgrading from Win 7. That's completely ignoring my own bad experience with it.

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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2015, 12:42:14 PM »
After reading more reviews about Win 10, I still can't see any benefits to upgrading from Win 7. That's completely ignoring my own bad experience with it.

You know what irritates me?

Every time after I turn on the computer, say some minutes later, a little pop-up screen appears on the lower right-hand side, asking me if I want to "tour" one of the features of Windows 10.

It also offers me the option of "don't bother me about this again."

I take that second option, but still it bothers me, every time the computer's been shut off and I come back on.
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2015, 12:56:36 PM »
You know what irritates me?

Every time after I turn on the computer, say some minutes later, a little pop-up screen appears on the lower right-hand side, asking me if I want to "tour" one of the features of Windows 10.

It also offers me the option of "don't bother me about this again."

I take that second option, but still it bothers me, every time the computer's been shut off and I come back on.

I still get the pop up telling me to upgrade to Win 10 for free even after getting rid of it.