Windows issues

Windows issues

25 posts
19 Dec 2015
PHP_Photography
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PHP_Photogra..
Ladiesman

And the fact that Windows 7 has not been properly updated for at least 6 weeks is very concerning.


There is a "Patch Tuesday" every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Posted 27 Dec 2015
Mr_Catz
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Mr_Catz
PHP_Photography

There is a "Patch Tuesday" every 2nd Tuesday of the month.


I wish I had known that sooner indecision
Posted 27 Dec 2015
Mr_Catz
Photographer
Mr_Catz

I have Windows 10 of my old laptop. It does seem to have given it a bit of life and it seems ok. However, I downloaded Windows 10 onto my PC a couple of days ago and had problem after problem. Needless to say I have restored Windows 7.

Everything worked fine when I 1st installed Windows 10. Problems started after I switch my computer off and then turned it back on again. My antivirus had stopped working, windows mail would not open, I had to keep recalibrating my display every time I restarted my computer etc.

I found it to be a step backwards from Windows 7.

It's also worth noting that most businesses have not upgraded to Windows 10.

All in all I would say that I have had bits of malware on my computer in the past that have been less of a problem than Windows 10.

I suspect Windows 10 is a one size fits all solution. What if you haven't got a standard PC....
Posted 29 Dec 2015
Edited by Mr_Catz 29 Dec 2015
PHP_Photography
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PHP_Photogra..
Ladiesman

What if you haven't got a standard PC....

No such thing as a standard PC.

Posted 29 Dec 2015
Plymjack
Photographer
Plymjack
I have updated over 20 users to win 10 - ONLY issue I have found is that windows " mail" stops working and cannot be exported over easily. Other wise the only issues is with web based programs and that dont work with edge so the user reverts to using previous IE.
Win 8 was a pain, Win 8.1 was ok, Win 10 is fine...

Posted 31 Dec 2015
Mr_Catz
Photographer
Mr_Catz
Plymjack

I have updated over 20 users to win 10 - ONLY issue I have found is that windows " mail" stops working and cannot be exported over easily. Other wise the only issues is with web based programs and that dont work with edge so the user reverts to using previous IE. Win 8 was a pain, Win 8.1 was ok, Win 10 is fine...



Having spoken to a friend who is a bit of a computer expert, I think I realise what I have done wrong. laugh
 
I will download Windows 10 again when I have a few free hours. cheeky
 
It's a shame about Windows mail.

Posted 31 Dec 2015
carlosw
Photographer
carlosw
I'm no PC expert and am pretty lame on all things technological. I 'upgraded' to 10 from 7 about 3 months ago. At first everything went swimmingly though I could see any benefits except for an 'outlook-lite' mail function. (I also got quite a shock when all my images started to rotate on my home screen apparently unbidden. Even when mode to the hard drive they continued seemingly driven by 'one drive' whatever that is.

Then one day All my mail disappeared. When I tried to reload it gave me a long error message. I followed the instructions to fix it from the Microsoft community the mail didn't come back and all my tiles emptied including images!

I followed the instructions to see if I could fix the next error message but after virtually a whole day I as still missing everything.

So I have 10 with none of its 'benefits' but at least Cortana has disappeared too...yay!

I am back to short cuts to mail and getting my images when I need them...except now the faculty which allows you to double-click on a thumbnail to enlarge had disappeared to be left with error 0xlx. Oh well.....

If you are still on 7 stick with it as long as you can....I may uninstall 10 and start again.

Any other ideas I can try other than my friendly neighbourhood geek?

Carl

Posted 3 Jan 2016
RedChecker
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RedChecker
The golden rule with anything computer related.... If it ain't broke, don't fix it. So if you're happily running Windows 7, why tempt fate?
Posted 3 Jan 2016
DougRossPhotographic
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DougRossPhot..
Still using Vista - bit of a sod in that I can't use LightRoom - or purchase a legit earlier version that works with Vista - but other than that - fairly happy with the Operating System. Doug
Posted 3 Jan 2016
Edited by DougRossPhotographic 3 Jan 2016
xtiggerx
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xtiggerx
Just a Quick update..........Yes ive managed to bypass windows 10...I managed to get my computer expert to update my windows to windows 7 pro that i had before. Cause im a useless computer guy and at the time was suffering very negative thoughts which effected my competence and confidence to upload the correct items,my IT guy remotely accessed my laptop and did it from his home..Was amazing to watch as i could see exactly what he was doing... Now my laptop is working as it was before and dont get annoying win10 prompts.. Thanks to everyone who gave advice and responded to my dilemma
Posted 1 March 2016
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