Disappointments with Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #1

    Disappointments with Windows 10


    Thank you for accepting me as a member. I admit I'm very novice in trying to correct the arborization
    created with the installation and upgrades of Windows 10
    Having Windows 7 for almost 9 years they promoted "10" as an improvement.
    However, they neglected to say; it would delete the following:
    1) Delete and/or recognize my Internal DVD Drive. they offered an alternative, which is not the same and doesn't even work.
    2) Delete and/or recognize my 2 External Drives in which I stored, Backups, Documents, Program installations, etc. etc,
    3) I purchased a Samsung c27f396fnxza, they provided me with a downloadable installation program.
    When I did, I've got the message "Parameter is incorrect"

    Conclusion; I was lucky and glad to find the Ten Forum website. in the hope, you would guide me to get out
    the above-described frustations. Looking forward to your reply Respectfully Yours. Alexander Jansen
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 4,387
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
       #2

    Not sure why 10 did any of that Alex.

    Hopefully you made a image of 7 with Macrium.

    Did you upgrade 7 to 10 ?

    Macrium Software | Reflect Free Edition

    W7 is, was, and will always be the best OS ever made

    OK so......

    1) W10 doesn`t see your dvd drive and who is "they gave me a new one" is it very old or something ?

    2) W10 Deleted your external drives ?

    3) and this is the weirdest, you can`t use a Samsung monitor you purchased ?

    and why would it need a program ?

    Let`s see if we`re all on the same page.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 23 Sep 2021 at 02:06.
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  3. kado897's Avatar
    Posts : 43,046
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #3

    XandorCan said:
    Thank you for accepting me as a member. I admit I'm very novice in trying to correct the arborization
    created with the installation and upgrades of Windows 10
    Having Windows 7 for almost 9 years they promoted "10" as an improvement.
    However, they neglected to say; it would delete the following:
    1) Delete and/or recognize my Internal DVD Drive. they offered an alternative, which is not the same and doesn't even work.
    2) Delete and/or recognize my 2 External Drives in which I stored, Backups, Documents, Program installations, etc. etc,
    3) I purchased a Samsung c27f396fnxza, they provided me with a downloadable installation program.
    When I did, I've got the message "Parameter is incorrect"

    Conclusion; I was lucky and glad to find the Ten Forum website. in the hope, you would guide me to get out
    the above-described frustations. Looking forward to your reply Respectfully Yours. Alexander Jansen
    Welcome to Ten Forums Alexander. This thread is probably not the best place to post you problems. I will ask admin to move it to a new thread.
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  4. z3r010's Avatar
    Posts : 10,332
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       #4

    Moved.
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  5. kado897's Avatar
    Posts : 43,046
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #5

    z3r010 said:
    Moved.
    Thanks John.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 33,188
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #6

    Hi, there were reports of external disks being reported as RAW after certain upgrades. Not an issue I've looked into, but you can see if there's anything in these threads that may help:
    Windows 10 Anniversary update problems, not recognizing external hdd
    UPDATED How To Fix: External Disk Drive Suddenly Became RAW – Unknown Kadath
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...m=winservergen

    - if indeed that's what's happened to them.

    Perhaps you could post a screenshot showing them using Disk Management or perhaps better a 3rd party partitition manager thus:
    Disappointments with Windows 10-screenshot-.png

    Unfortunately you've not given your PC specs. Click My computers under my post for comparison. Tutorial available.
    How old is your PC? Is it specified to support Win 10? Were you offered Win 10 by Windows Update, or did you manually upgrade to Win 10?

    In some cases, using the driver provided by the manufacturer for a specific device can help (even if the last available was for Win 7, say).
    Last edited by dalchina; 4 Weeks Ago at 09:41.
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  7. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 3,210
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #7

    Windows 10 doesn't delete physical drives in the computer. Let's see if we can find them.
    When your computer is booted up, can you press the Eject tray button on the DVD drive itself? Does it eject the tray? If so, it is getting power. It not, it's not plugged in.
    Press the Windows key +X choose Device Manager. Do you have a listing for CD/DVD Rom Drives? If so, Windows recognizes your DVD drive. Also while here Expand Disk Drives, do you see your External HDD's here? If so, Windows recognizes them too.
    Now press the Windows key +X and choose Disk Management. Scroll down to the lower pane, this shows all the drives on the computer. Do you see your DVD drive there? Does it have a Drive letter ? If not, you can Right click it and choose Change Drive letter or Paths. If it already has a drive letter, then you should see it in This PC under Devices and Drives.
    You should also see your External Drives if they are plugged in here as well.
    You do not need an installation program for a monitor. No software required. You may need to update your video driver though.
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  8. farrellart's Avatar
    Posts : 207
    Win 10, Win 7 & KDE Neon
       #8

    I had a few issues with my DVDs not being recognised, the drive would see CDs without an issue. My solution was to ditch the drive and use the SATA port for an extra 2TB hard drive. Probably not useful in this case. Having said that an external DVD player works fine - win10 is a weird thing sometimes.
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  9. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 21,310
    10 Home x64 (21H1) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #9

    XandorCan said:
    However, they neglected to say; it would delete the following:
    1) Delete and/or recognize my Internal DVD Drive. they offered an alternative, which is not the same and doesn't even work....

    Due to the costs of licensing, Microsoft removed the Windows Media Player's ability to play DVDs in Windows 8 and later. For similar reasons Windows 10 also removes the Media Centre when upgrading from Media Centre editions of Win7 or Win8. These changes are documented by MS:

    https://www.microsoft.com/windows/wi...ions#primaryR7

    A good free alternative for playing DVDs is the VLC Media Player.

    VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS! - VideoLAN
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  10. Posts : 1,369
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       #10

    If you've run a computer with Windows 7 for nine years, it's not time to install Windows 10.
    It's time for a new computer.
    And the list of problems would not have surfaced.
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