Windows 10 observation

  1. Mothie's Avatar
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       #1

    Windows 10 observation


    This is just a personal observation of a Windows 10 user.

    There have been so many faults, hiccups, and general ongoing problems and traumas with this latest offering of Microsoft's operating system, it amazes me that their sales have not reached an all time low.

    Problem is, where does the user go for an alternative. Microsoft have seen to it that there is no where to go, having removed, non supported, any alternative that was previously available.

    Simple example to the All Microsoft policy of "YOU gotta control, man"! is that on all of their previous systems they have produced, to get into "Safe Mode", you would press F8 to access a variety of necessary alternative options at some time essential ie; safe Mode, safe Mode with Internet etc.

    Not any more is apparent. "Mushroom Syndrome applies". Hide/cover with brown paper and place in a dark drawer/hidden file to fester.

    I have just been trying to clear up a couple of problems which necessitated going into "Safe Mode" to get the job done.
    Result, restarted computer and went into advanced settings to open repair and also needed to eventually go into"Safe Mode" Outcome Screen appeared asking me to identify user name. How? The mouse did not work neither did the Keyboard. What the hell!

    Not to be deterred, changed both the mouse and keyboard for alternatives! Result:- No difference whatsoever. This system as far as I am concerned is a disaster in the making. Totally unreliable and a mystery to operate.

    I absolutely loath it and it's makers for forcing this geek guided experiment onto the general public without asking or leaving us with an alternative.
    Happily used a Computer for approx 25 years prior to this fiasco, however, no longer.

    Microsoft answer to sorting problems out for the public. RESTORE!! Spend next 2 weeks getting back to where you were previously. HAVE YOU ALL GOT THAT TIME TO SPARE?

    Yours sincerely.
    Totally disgruntled.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    Last edited by Brink; 01 Jul 2018 at 14:29. Reason: typo
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  3. Mothie's Avatar
    Posts : 129
    windows 10 pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Many thanks, this is a help.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
       #4

    You're most welcome.
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  5. spunk's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    There are always alternatives. You can do a clean install of Windows 7 if that is what you want. Or you could forget Microsoft all together and install any of the free Linux OS's and it's various flavors like Ubuntu.
    I too am frustrated with the (F8) Advanced Boot Menu missing, but enabling it, as shown, solves a lot of problems doing this. However if your computer has Secure Boot/Fast Boot/UEFI Bios enabled it will also cause problems booting into Safe Mode easily. This is NOT a Microsoft issue, as it is enabled from the Motherboard Bios, not Windows.
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  6. Mothie's Avatar
    Posts : 129
    windows 10 pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Many thanks gentlemen. I at least know now how to get into safe mode.

    Love to go back to Windows 7, however, it's unsupported. Enough problems with hackers and crooks out there without courting extra trouble.

    Thanks all for your advice and input.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,954
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
       #7

    Glad we could help.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (2004) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    Mothie said:
    Love to go back to Windows 7, however, it's unsupported. Enough problems with hackers and crooks out there without courting extra trouble.
    Windows 7 SP1 is still supported and will continue to receive security patches until the end of extended support on January 14, 2020.

    Client operating systems End of mainstream support End of extended support
    Windows 8.1 January 9, 2018 January 10, 2023
    Windows 7, service pack 1* January 13, 2015 January 14, 2020
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet
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  9. lehnerus2000's Avatar
    Posts : 1,808
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #9

    Backup Images


    It seems like every W7 update this year has been broken, or introduced worse security holes than the holes that MS were trying to patch (Total Meltdown).

    If you want to go back to W7, I suggest that you make lots of regular Backup Images, rather than rely on MS' updates.

    Tutorial
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...e-macrium.html


    According to various other forums I've visited, W8.1 has had the least update problems of any version of Windows (this year).
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