Windows 10: Microsoft messing me around with Windows 10-not sure what is going on

  1.    25 Apr 2016 #1

    Microsoft messing me around with Windows 10-not sure what is going on


    Hi,
    I have a laptop with Windows 7. A few weeks ago I suddenly found that Windows had appeared, I had not requested it-I assume that I must have ignored a message from MS saying that they were about to upgrade.
    I didn't really like it it messed up some activities but it appeared to be a bit quicker. Yesterday my pointer(mouse) stopped working so I managed to reboot it. The pointer re-appeared but I suddenly found that my desktop picture had disappeared, I then found all "links" from programs to data had all disappeared in fact my "documents" folder was empty. It seemed that W10 had completed the activation and left me in the lurch. Amongst problems were, no bookmarks or history for Mozzilla firefox, access to other computers in the network suddenly required an unknown user name & password, my editing video program lost its links. I managed to find the bookmarks and the files for my video editing program. I left everything else.
    This morning when I switched on my laptop everything was back to normal - the desktop picture was back and everything seems okay. What an is going on?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       25 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello Peter, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like you may have been signed in to a temporary account or everything didn't sync yet when nothing was available.

    Did you want to go back to Windows 7, or stick with Windows 10?

    Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows
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  3.    25 Apr 2016 #3

    going back


    Hi Brink,
    Thanks for your quick response.

    I would probably have preferred to go back - then I would know what was going on. I was told that if I did some of my files may get lost - unlikely but diffcult to confirm or otherwise. Also it seemed sensible to convert to W10 before MS start charging for it. I would have left it a few months so that I could check with friends who might have converted for their experiences.
    The event yesterday included loss of many activities from the 4 box thing (which I assume is the new start button). This included no "control panel" in fact very little there at all.
    How could it have got out of Sync? Or set up a temporary account - I agree that something of that sort probably happened. How did it recover today and, probably more important, can it happen again?
    Regards,
    Peter
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       25 Apr 2016 #4

    It could have just been something temporarily gone wrong during the upgrade and now sorted. It should be fine.

    If you wanted to go back to Windows 7, you will have up to 30 days to do so using the method in the tutorial above. This will give you some time to play with Widows 10 to see how you like it if wanted.
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  5.    25 Apr 2016 #5

    Hi Brink,
    I suspect I am too late to go back to Windows 7. I think I found the bookmarks for firefox in a .old file. I cannot find any .old files today. Very odd.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       25 Apr 2016 #6

    If it's been over 30 days since you upgraded to Windows 10 or you deleted the Windows.old folder, then it would be too late other than to clean install back to Windows 7.
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  7.    25 Apr 2016 #7

    lost data what is going on?


    I mentioned that today my system seems to have reverted to the situation before the loss of data links etc. Once I restablished the links including finding the video file I was editing using Pinnacle Studio, I continued editing that file. I saved the file last night.
    Now that everything has gone back to where it was I discover that the editing I did last night has disappeared. How did W10 manage rollback those amendments from my datafiles. Windows 10 is clearly in an unstable state and thanks to Microsoft's unwanted action to upgrade me without my permission I am potentially in a mess. I no longer trust this operating system. Any ideas how I can prevent Sundays mess occuring again please?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       25 Apr 2016 #8

    If you were signed in to a temporary profile, that could explain why it did that.

    Windows 10 has been pretty stable for me, but it is best if clean installed instead of upgraded to.
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  9. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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       25 Apr 2016 #9

    I have not clean installed on any of my systems yet
    But I can confirm that Windows 10 is the best most stable Windows I have ever installed and use
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  10.    26 Apr 2016 #10

    Brink and others,
    Thanks for responses, now seems okay - still confused as to why the temporary blip occurred. The rollback is partially explained. I forgot that when I edited my video file on Sunday - the Temporary odd situation , I changed the name of the file in case it was currupt. I forgot this and on Monday when , normality returned (sort of!) the "last file updated" must have been "rolled back" to the original file. So Pinnacle was editing the original copy of the file.
    I will do a back up of my files in case this occurs again. Still don't fully understand W10, I will have to read it up when I get time. I am very busy as chairman of the LEO computers Society (a historical Society commemorating the World's first business computer LEO l).
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