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  1.    03 Feb 2015 #231
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    Quote Originally Posted by WightWalker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Emma View Post
    WHS, I have wayyyy to much free time and I enjoy setting up it gives me something to do. When the time comes to install my 20+ games, I bring a good book in here and read while they install. I am not saying my way is the best for you all, it is for me.

    By the way I am probably the oldest PC user in this forum. I was 78 last month. Right now I feel like I am 100, but hopefully the surgeon will fix that problem tomorrow. I have a torn meniscus, the pain is so bad when stand up it makes me want to scream. Right now I am sooooo thirsty, no water until after surgery.
    You are indeed a few months older than me. I wish you lots of luck with the surgery. I know the pain. Both my knees should be done but as long as I can still walk, I will avoid surgery.

    It is funny that you like reinstalls. I hate them. I have 7 systems and I do a lot of 'experiments' that brick the systems. If I had to reinstall each time I would not have enough time to eat, LOL.
    Sometimes a re-install is better as Windows tends to run slower with time; a re-install focuses the mind to install just those programs that you actually need & not to 'bloat' the OS unnecessarily.
    Even better would be to make an image of the system shortly after installing the OS and downloading/installing all the updates and use that to "reinstall" the OS the next time. One could make another image after restoring the first image and downloading/installing the updates that came after the first installation. It would save a lot of time.
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  2.    03 Feb 2015 #232
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I think the too long, didn't read of this thread is; if you're a luddite against new features and are not entertained by them, Windows 10 isn't your cup of tea. If you like new features and can see the worthwhileness of them, go to 10.
    What is it about people assuming people are luddites when they don't automatically embrace all new technology, especially when it doesn't benefit them? Based on your comment, I assume you bought into laser discs and Betamax, too.
    We've definitely come a long way! My first vcr was a Betamax. Paid over $700.00 for it.
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  3.    03 Feb 2015 #233
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Florida
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    W10 CU & W10 Insider

    [ Restoring from an image is easier and faster plus images require less room to store. About the only time I clone a disk anymore is if I'm replacing it, such as replacing the HDD in a notebook with a SSD.[/QUOTE]

    Could not disagree more. Rebooting to a clone thats already installed takes 20-30 seconds. Images are not faster and not easier than a clone if it is set up right, meaning hot. This does not mean I don't also do images, I do. I am over run with backups, that have saved my butt more than once.

    Just checked my latest clone of W7 I have. It is 66Mb as compared to Macrim's image of 46Mb. 20Mb, IMHO is not that much. My files that I either archive or are seldom used are on a separate HD than the two in use.
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  4.    03 Feb 2015 #234
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    I actually miss my beta vcr. I actually liked beta(or betamax) better than vhs. I am still using vhs today to record programs. You can still get vhs tapes.
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  5.    03 Feb 2015 #235
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    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Sometimes a re-install is better as Windows tends to run slower with time; a re-install focuses the mind to install just those programs that you actually need & not to 'bloat' the OS unnecessarily.
    In principle you are correct because there are always a bunch of gremlins in a system after a couple of years running. But a reinstall is still a pita. In that case I would rather go with what the Lady says.

    Even better would be to make an image of the system shortly after installing the OS and downloading/installing all the updates and use that to "reinstall" the OS the next time. One could make another image after restoring the first image and downloading/installing the updates that came after the first installation. It would save a lot of time.
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  6.    03 Feb 2015 #236
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    KS
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    W 7 desktop Home Premium 64 - OS

    With windows OS before windows 7, reinstall made the computer run faster. With W 7 it doesn't seem to make a difference. Others in a PC help forum said it was a way to clean their PC and it was faster for them. I think every new version seems better and faster than the last. It was always exciting to buy a new PC.
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  7.    03 Feb 2015 #237
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    In principle you are correct because there are always a bunch of gremlins in a system after a couple of years running. But a reinstall is still a pita. In that case I would rather go with what the Lady says.
    You mean like a bunch of these?
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  8.    03 Feb 2015 #238
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 493
    Windows 7/64 Professional

    My basic question is still the same.
    What does W-10 bring new to the table that I want or can use?

    So far I haven't found anything. Having a conversation with my computer is a maybe.
    I just got 9926 and so far not a lot of joy.
    I don't fly around the world being very important so a lot of the sharing things on the fly doesn't mean anything to me.
    Email is simple. Receive email and send email. I will check it every week or two.

    If I'm not careful every time on want to search for something that is on my computer I end up with Bing online to some dumb ass place. I have no desire to use Bing for anything. If Bing can show me something new that I think is good then I will use it. I still don't want it going on line until I ask it to in the old fashion way. Ticking on the icon on my desktop.

    Somebody point me to something that W-10 does for a person at home doing just normal things or maybe have a small home business. So far I haven't been able to find Windows Media Center so I can watch a DVD movie.
    What ever Windows -10 Pro will cost is really not much of a concern if I get value for the money.

    Now I will go back to reading some more post on this forum to learn more about W-10 and why I should buy it.
    I haven't given up on W-10; just looking for a reason to buy it.
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  9.    03 Feb 2015 #239
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 8,260
    Mint 18.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
    My basic question is still the same.
    What does W-10 bring new to the table that I want or can use?

    So far I haven't found anything. Having a conversation with my computer is a maybe.
    I just got 9926 and so far not a lot of joy.
    I don't fly around the world being very important so a lot of the sharing things on the fly doesn't mean anything to me.
    Email is simple. Receive email and send email. I will check it every week or two.

    If I'm not careful every time on want to search for something that is on my computer I end up with Bing online to some dumb ass place. I have no desire to use Bing for anything. If Bing can show me something new that I think is good then I will use it. I still don't want it going on line until I ask it to in the old fashion way. Ticking on the icon on my desktop.

    Somebody point me to something that W-10 does for a person at home doing just normal things or maybe have a small home business. So far I haven't been able to find Windows Media Center so I can watch a DVD movie.
    What ever Windows -10 Pro will cost is really not much of a concern if I get value for the money.

    Now I will go back to reading some more post on this forum to learn more about W-10 and why I should buy it.
    I haven't given up on W-10; just looking for a reason to buy it.
    The only way I will switch to 10 is to get rid of the bad taste of W8 if W10 does not come with Media center there will be no switching period.
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  10.    03 Feb 2015 #240
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    Deleted by me. Someone's been messing with posts in this thread and removed all my content from this post, making it appear that the messed up quote was what I wrote.
    Last edited by Lady Fitzgerald; 07 Feb 2015 at 20:03.
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