Windows 10: So Very Disappointed With Win 10

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  1.    22 Aug 2015 #31

    Apps is not just a hip word, they are defacto standard on all other devices and once they get unified thru all windows devices and same ones work on all of them, they will come handy. Apps work in their own space, only problem is that there's not enough of good ones yet. They could be removed from start if you don't want them.
    Coming from W8/8.1 I'm quite used to them, specially Live tiles that are replacement (and even better) for Gadgets, that many are so fond of. Never liked them as you had to drop all the way to desktop to see them. Live tiles are much easier to get to, only a click on Start button, no closing all the open windows. I made a combination of tiles to go with All programs, most used programs are set to start from tiles, much easier to find than to dig thru menu in W7.
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  2. Posts : 133
    Windows 10 Pro (14393) / 7 Pro
       22 Aug 2015 #32

    MaximRecoil said: View Post
    .... 7 was a downgrade from XP. The main thing that irritated me about 7 was the loss of direct access to the fundamental tabbed settings boxes.
    If your PC works correctly, I don't think that tabbed settings boxes were important then. 7 was one of the best releases of Windows in a long time, considering how much of a mess Vista was, and how insecure and slow XP was. For me, 10 is what 8 should have been, however, 8 was badly executed. As someone who still uses 7 on a secondary computer, I still think it's good. But, Windows 10 is not bad either. I think what many people don't like is change. The more there is change, the more people will dislike it.
    To me, I take functionality and security over something as small as color personalization and the way settings are presented.
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  3.    22 Aug 2015 #33

    MaximRecoil said: View Post
    From my perspective, Windows 10 is a downgrade from 7, but 7 was a downgrade from XP. The main thing that irritated me about 7 was the loss of direct access to the fundamental tabbed settings boxes. Starting in 7 (or did it start with Vista?) they often put "wizard"-type pages between you and the settings boxes, and it is worse than ever in Windows 10. One example is the should-be-simple act of manually synch'ing your clock with an internet time server. In XP, you double-clicked the clock display in your system tray, which directly brought up the tabbed settings box:



    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.
    Or, just type "date and time" (you don't even have to type the whole thing) in the search box and hit enter. Then click Internet time tab which looks similar to the dialog you listed above.
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  4.    22 Aug 2015 #34

    Date and time is still at same place in Control panel as it was in W7.
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  5.    22 Aug 2015 #35

    Superfly said: View Post
    Agree... getting all defensive over Windows is really irritating... instead of pointing fingers let's try to help. Rollback doesn't always work, I had the same issue as the OP.
    @LeeB, the important thing is the windows.old folder - we can grab your key from it and clean install if required.
    I can't find windows.old folder where do I look? I also went to your page ShowKey and don't really understand that either...
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  6.    22 Aug 2015 #36

    LeeB said: View Post
    I can't find windows.old folder where do I look? I also went to your page ShowKey and don't really understand that either...
    It should be in main folder on system drive.
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  7.    22 Aug 2015 #37

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Hi there

    You obviously don't understand how an IMAGE RESTORE works --the computer is RESTORED to EXACTLY the state it was BEFORE you did the upgrade -- could be 5,000 YEARS EARLIER --assuming the hardware lasted that long.

    The BACKUP IMAGE doesn't even know that you've attempted an upgrade and no activation of your existing (i.e previous OS - be it W7 / W8 or W8.1) is lost or even changed.

    Also provided you use the SAME computer you can attempt as many upgrade attempts as you like for up to ONE YEAR from Jul 26 2015.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       22 Aug 2015 #38

    Go to this web page and download the program called "Everything" it will search your windows hard drive for any file name you put in, then give you options to go to the file location, delete file, view, all kinds of options. Its a FREE search engine.
    http://www.voidtools.com/
    Then install everything and just type windows.old if its any where on your hard drive you will see it. I've been using this search tool for last 3 or 4 years now. Really great little tool to have.
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  9.    22 Aug 2015 #39

    Mystere said: View Post
    Or, just type "date and time" (you don't even have to type the whole thing) in the search box and hit enter. Then click Internet time tab which looks similar to the dialog you listed above.
    That's still more steps than just double-clicking on the clock to bring it up, plus there is an additional step within the Windows 10 version of that settings box to get to the "Update Now" button. And the concept of a search function is supposed to be for something which is hard to find or hard to get to. So they made this hard to find / get to so that resorting to a search becomes the easier method ... brilliant.

    CountMike said: View Post
    Apps is not just a hip word, they are defacto standard on all other devices and once they get unified thru all windows devices and same ones work on all of them, they will come handy.
    It is just a program, which has also always been known as an application. Any distinction made between a program and an "app" is arbitrary.

    Apps work in their own space
    As do programs, if they are programmed to do so.

    Michaelvas17 said: View Post
    If your PC works correctly, I don't think that tabbed settings boxes were important then.
    It has nothing to do with "working correctly". Settings are for configuration. If something is actually broken, settings won't help.

    7 was one of the best releases of Windows in a long time, considering how much of a mess Vista was, and how insecure and slow XP was.
    XP was not even remotely "slow", especially if you disabled the Themes service and the "visual effects". I first ran XP on a 733 Mhz Celeron machine with 256 MB of RAM in 2002, and it had good responsiveness. By eliminating a lot of unnecessary services, I've had it running reasonably well on a machine with 64 MB of RAM, ironically better than Windows 2000 on the exact same machine. As for security; I ran XP for 13 years with no security problems. Security is mainly between your ears.

    I think what many people don't like is change. The more there is change, the more people will dislike it.
    I love change, when it's for the better. For example, I was thrilled with the change when I went from WinMe to XP.

    To me, I take functionality and security over something as small as color personalization and the way settings are presented.
    Except, functionality has been reduced. I've given examples, which are not an exhaustive list, and the added steps in the paths to settings boxes do not constitute an exhaustive list of complaints (which I made clear when I said, "I could go on ..."). In other words, your summary isn't accurate, because I didn't provide enough information to summarize (I don't want to write a novel).
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  10. Posts : 119
    Windows 7 (reverted back)
       22 Aug 2015 #40

    I agree with both sides.
    Windows 7 was (as far as my opinion has any value) the best OS so far.
    Win 8 was a disaster and for my laptop (which I can't downgrade to Win7) Win10 is the best option.

    For my Desktop both are possible, but to tweak Windows10, you need to have a PRO edition
    The Home version of 10 has a lot less options in settings compared to what we had in Win7 Home.
    So I tend to agree with the majority of responders here.

    Win7 - Win10 (HOME edition only) is a downgrade
    Win8(1) - Win10 is an upgrade (even when just a Home edition)

    What is a concern (at least for me) is the amount of data and information that Microsoft wants to get their hands on.
    In Windows 10 it took me really over 45 minutes (that included searching the net) to switch off all sharing of data.
    And even now I am not sure that indeed my data is not shared.

    I will go back to Win7 on my Desktop PC
    I simply fail te see the advantages of Win10 (Home)

    I will remain on Win10 (Home) on my Asus Zenbook and buy a PRO license.
    The tiles thing does not make sense to me (at all)
    The possibility to "speak" to my computer I find personally a Toy and also very disturbing for people around me
    The need for automatic updates and absolutely no influence on what is updated (In Home editions) I find frustrating.

    For me enough reasons to roll-back to Win7 on Monday
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