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  1. Posts : 4
    microsoft xp, 7 and 10
       07 Mar 2016 #1

    Problems with windows 10


    I dislike windows 10. A few of the reasons follow. I do not like to have to sign up for a microsoft account, I don't like how I have to save favorites, I don't like the microsoft having spyware on my computer, With XP I could choose what e-mail i would be using when checking on a send e-mail link, I have had numerous crashes, I have to be signed up to a microsoft account to use a lot of the features. I have a number of other complaints but if I listed them all I would have blisters on my fingers from all the typing. I think microsoft has been going down hill since XP as I wasn't that fond of 7 but I did like it better than 10. I will tell one other reason I hate windows 10 on the one computer that I still have 7 on microsoft tries to make me download 10
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  2. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       07 Mar 2016 #2

    You don't need to use a Microsoft account! And you can use any email program that you like and set it as the default. The so called spying stuff can be easily turned off. Settings Privacy.
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    microsoft xp, 7 and 10
    Thread Starter
       07 Mar 2016 #3

    Explain how I can set my e-mail as I have tried a number of times.


    wyldman68 said: View Post
    You don't need to use a Microsoft account! And you can use any email program that you like and set it as the default. The so called spying stuff can be easily turned off. Settings Privacy.
    I would like information on how to set all of these things.
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    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Mar 2016 #4

    It isn't 'spying', but when you click on the start button, click settings and click privacy you are at the part where you can configure all those stuff. If you go spend a few minutes there you can configure it the way you like. Be aware that changing some of those settings may affect other apps/programs to not function proper.
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  5. Posts : 4
    microsoft xp, 7 and 10
    Thread Starter
       08 Mar 2016 #5

    enough of it not operating properly


    axe0 said: View Post
    It isn't 'spying', but when you click on the start button, click settings and click privacy you are at the part where you can configure all those stuff. If you go spend a few minutes there you can configure it the way you like. Be aware that changing some of those settings may affect other apps/programs to not function proper.
    I am pretty sure I tried the settings to try to make yahoo mail be my primary mail.
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    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       08 Mar 2016 #6

    Where did you try to change that? What I described is for the privacy, not for the default apps.
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    Posts : 3,417
    10.6 Home 1809 x64
       08 Mar 2016 #7

    twdeb said: View Post
    I do not like to have to sign up for a microsoft account,
    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    twdeb said: View Post
    I don't like how I have to save favorites,
    That can not be helped, unless you use a different browser or a standalone app for saving favorites.

    twdeb said: View Post
    I don't like the microsoft having spyware on my computer,
    How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece | PCWorld

    Comparison of Windows 10 Privacy tools - gHacks Tech News

    twdeb said: View Post
    With XP I could choose what e-mail i would be using when checking on a send e-mail link,
    Well Microsoft apps are sad, you better use a standalone app for email.

    10 Best Email Client Apps for 2015 | Best Windows 10 Apps

    twdeb said: View Post
    I have to be signed up to a microsoft account to use a lot of the features.
    They are Microsoft services, you do not complain to have to sign in to Google to use Youtube, Gmail and such.

    twdeb said: View Post
    I have had numerous crashes,
    Most crashes are related to outdated drivers or software. Check, if you have the recent ones.

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    twdeb said: View Post
    I still have 7 on microsoft tries to make me download 10
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    If you have got any more questions or problems, let us know, that is, what are we here for.

    For the record, I do not like 10 either, most people do not, but they have got used it, not like there is a choice.
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  8. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       08 Mar 2016 #8

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Most crashes are related to outdated drivers or software. Check, if you have the recent ones.

    Driver Easy Free 3,000,000+ Users Trusted Driver Updater
    @twdeb, I would strongly advice to not use any driver update program to install drivers with, checking is fine but don't install. There are numberous crashes due to drivers from such programs.
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    Posts : 3,417
    10.6 Home 1809 x64
       08 Mar 2016 #9

    axe0 said: View Post
    @twdeb, I would strongly advice to not use any driver update program to install drivers with, checking is fine but don't install. There are numberous crashes due to drivers from such programs.
    That is why I recommend only checking, its download speed is pathetic anyway, good for small drivers like CPU or network, but it has found drivers, even critical, which were not found by Windows, nor are listed on manufacturer webpages. For example AMD SATA drive does not even install, when you use AMD installer, it has to be done manually.
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  10. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,707
    Windows 10 Pro
       08 Mar 2016 #10

    Some understand with checking, see if updates are available and if there are > install them, hence the reason why I added my post.
    AMD sata drivers are usually included in the chipset drivers, chipset drivers are shown in driver update programs, is my experience.
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