Thanks so much... Yes I am frustrated with Win 10 and No Old Dummy me did not back up MY BAD.. I am not upset that people BASHED me I deserve it for not backing everything up....
I do appreciate people trying to help me in my dilemma. I just woke up (I am on the west coast) and have read the entire thread. Please remember that I am on vacation.
I discovered that I did bring my external drive which I believe is 1tb...... All I really want is to back up my pictures and my Office 2003 and one program 2010 Streets and Trips.... I don't game or have any music on here or anything super important If this is something I can do sitting here in my Motor Home I will......
Can someone tell me how I can back-up (from Win 10) the above to my external Hard Drive and help me reinstall Win 7 I will forever be in your debt.... I am not oppose to doing a remote if need be. Just Pleae remember I am a novice and I need the answer's in Layman's terms....... Thank You so much LeeB.... I have a couple thing to take care of few the 1/2 hours or so but I'll be back
When I return I will re-read and try some of your suggestions along with Trying to back up Stuff...... Again thanks
I wasn't saying what I said to bash anyone. I was responding the way I did because the rant said nothing about the problems, and everything complained about were things that were related to choices made, not the issues with Windows 10 itself.
To backup all your libraries just create the appropriate folder name on your external HDD, so later you know what's in it, and mark the things(either turn on item check boxes or use your mouse and left-click-swipe till its all blue), and use "copy to" in file explorers ribbon. I don't know about the programs though, maybe in user folder app data?
Programs are going to be a problem, you would have to find registrations for them and install them from the beginning. You can't just copy them to new windows installation.
I have my HD plugged and I am going to back up my pictures right now....... Darn I do not have the programs with me (Office 2003 and 2010 Streets and Trips) and we will not be home until November. Yes we are traveling all around the US clockwise and we are in Oregon right now.....
If someone could teach me how to Download my Photos into my folder the way it did with Win 7 it would help. I used to be able to plug in the Memory Card and a box would come up and ask me to name it and then it would download to the folder with the name and date, right now I have to go to This PC and find the drive and open it that way....... I can find the folder (on my computer) and it looks the same, but DL is a pain because I have to open the card and copy the pictures and transfer them to the Old Win 7 looking folder.....
To answer Mystere
One of my MAIN complaints is it takes so long to load when ever my laptop goes to sleep or when I turn it on..
Then you clicked the "Internet Time" tab and the "Update Now" button:
As for Windows 10:
1. Double-click the clock display in your system tray.
2. Click the "Date and time settings" link.
3. Click the "Additional date, time, and regional settings" link.
4. Click the "Set the time and date" link.
After step 4 we are finally at the actual tabbed settings box which XP (and 2000, and so on) brought up after step 1, but even then, there is one additional step after you click the "Internet Time" tab (the "Update Now" button isn't there, you have to click the "Change settings" button to bring it up).
There are countless examples of crap like this. Windows has become like those automated customer service phone systems where you have to press a number to select such and such from a list of options, and then press another number to select such and such, and so on, about forty-eleven times, before you can actually speak to a human. Windows XP was like the old days, when a human always answered the phone directly.
Then there is the reduced functionality. For example, previous versions of Windows had settings in the UI for changing the default UI font. To do this in Windows 10, you have to hack the registry. In previous versions of Windows on things where you had an option to change the color of something (such as the desktop background), you could specify any possible color (out of 16,581,375 possible colors) by directly inputting the RGB values:
In Windows 10, you have a whopping 24 pre-selected color options:
Then there is the Start menu, which they screwed up in Vista by not having an option for a flyout menu for "All Programs", which continued with Windows 7. But the Start menu was still halfway decent in those versions of Windows; at least you could still pin program shortcuts to the left side of the menu. In Windows 10, they screwed the Start menu up royally (which, fortunately, can be fixed by installing a third-party program called "Classic Shell"), i.e., no option to pin program shortcuts to the left side of the menu, and the method to see the "All Programs" list is even worse than in Vista and 7. You have to click "All apps" ("Apps" being the "hip" new word I guess), which takes you to a different "page" of the wannabe Start menu, and then have a long list to scroll through because those asinine "tile" icons are taking up way too much space.
I could go on, but I'll stop there for now.
Last edited by MaximRecoil; 22 Aug 2015 at 12:37.