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Post Posted July 30th, 2015, 6:36 am

The things you learn when you wait before jumping into the new Windows version abyss.

Can't beat 'em? Join 'em! Demand data and location for all the things!: (to be fair, I also hate this about Android's Google Services)
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/

Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Solitaire this time:
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07 ... -terrible/
http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/30/907255 ... -to-remove

Media Center is gone, here's your consolation prize:
http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-ro ... dia-center

MANDATORY Updates for W10 Home...that breaks machines:
http://betanews.com/2015/07/26/windows- ... -computer/

Not too bad for the first day.
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Post Posted July 30th, 2015, 7:37 am

At least there's a sort of a fix for the auto-crammed-down-your-throat, updates.
> http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft- ... 0-updates/
&, there's a goodie from Kaspersky...
> http://support.kaspersky.com/12194

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Post Posted July 30th, 2015, 1:14 pm

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Post Posted July 30th, 2015, 4:40 pm

Omega X wrote:Media Center is gone, here's your consolation prize:
http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-ro ... dia-center


I wonder if Media Player Classic will still run in this mess? At least it still works in W7.
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Post Posted August 1st, 2015, 9:38 pm

I like it. Hope the GUI tweaks start rolling out soon.:)
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2015, 7:26 am

Omega X wrote:The things you learn when you wait before jumping into the new Windows version abyss.

Can't beat 'em? Join 'em! Demand data and location for all the things!: (to be fair, I also hate this about Android's Google Services)
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/

Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Solitaire this time:
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07 ... -terrible/
http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/30/907255 ... -to-remove

Media Center is gone, here's your consolation prize:
http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-ro ... dia-center

MANDATORY Updates for W10 Home...that breaks machines:
http://betanews.com/2015/07/26/windows- ... -computer/

Not too bad for the first day.




The Privacy Settings can be edited or disabled.

The Solitaire fee is dumb but then the game was not that good anyway.

Microsoft has been trying to drop Media Center for a while anyway. Use VLC.

Automatic driver updates can be disabled.

Next? :-)
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2015, 7:30 am

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2015, 7:44 am

Boris, does (like XP/7) it have the excellent MS Backgammon?
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2015, 7:55 am

I haven't explored the game part, yet. I'm installing Win 10 on 2 more computers and setting them to my preferences. Is this it? I'll try installing it in a bit, and report back here. Image
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2015, 8:25 am

Internet Backgammon's 'come with' with 7, part of the 'games package'...

Edit: In 7 > Click Start, type: 'turn windows' (Turn Windows features on or off)> Games..activate the ones you want
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Post Posted August 6th, 2015, 8:14 pm

The Tinsmith wrote:
Next? :-)

Really crappy video drivers and an insistence that you use the "recommended" DPI settings. that is the ones that work for the ms devs who have twenty twenty vision
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Post Posted August 9th, 2015, 1:10 pm

Hello everyone, haven't been around in a long time lol.

I have been using Win10 for almost a week now, no problems at the moment. Just one thing and it is that I don't like that much how it looks, it feels tablety at some point idk, I used a wp device for a while and dropped it because native applications such as skype worked better on iOS or Android, same with office (Someone would expect this apps to work better on Windows, but its not the case).

Facebook and twitter apps are ok, basic... but I dont like newsfeed load times, tend to be slow tbh.

I still think this M$'s OS is on the build, it needs to be improved in certain areas imo, because I think the home version it is really limited right now.
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Post Posted August 11th, 2015, 4:32 pm

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Post Posted August 16th, 2015, 12:34 pm

So, as an update. Everything seems to load faster for me now, and Win 10 uses 0.5GB less of RAM, than Win 7 did. This is true across the 3 computers that I upgraded. Anyone else with a few GUI tweaks?
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Post Posted August 17th, 2015, 5:13 pm

Any driver problems?
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