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  1.    07 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    microsoft xp, 7 and 10

    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.    07 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home

    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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  3.    07 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 4
    microsoft xp, 7 and 10
    Thread Starter

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


    Quote Originally Posted by wyldman68 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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  4.    07 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 12,972
    Windows 10 Pro

    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.    08 Mar 2016 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 4
    microsoft xp, 7 and 10
    Thread Starter

    enough of it not operating properly


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 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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  6.    08 Mar 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Where did you try to change that? What I described is for the privacy, not for the default apps.
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  7.    08 Mar 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,983
    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by twdeb 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

    Quote Originally Posted by twdeb 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.

    Quote Originally Posted by twdeb 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

    Quote Originally Posted by twdeb 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

    Quote Originally Posted by twdeb 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.

    Quote Originally Posted by twdeb 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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    Quote Originally Posted by twdeb View Post
    I still have 7 on microsoft tries to make me download 10
    GWX Control Panel Download

    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.    08 Mar 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami 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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  9.    08 Mar 2016 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 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.    08 Mar 2016 #10
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 12,972
    Windows 10 Pro

    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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