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  1.    28 Nov 2017 #21

    ""Random" Vanishing of files and folders
    "Random" behaviours forcing to reinstall reset re-image etc.
    "Random" reboots"

    Not experienced any of these problems, not once. I must be "just lucky" or have my system set up ok.

    As for playing DVD's I have no problems playing them and watching on Win 10. I use media player classic.

    I also have all the "metro" guff switched off or blocked, don't use any store apps, and have StartIsBack ++ installed
    Oh and use Spybot Anti-Beacon telemetry killer. All on a local account.
    I just wish the O/S was as easily customisable as W7
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  2. Posts : 442
    Ubuntu 18.04, win 8.1 pro
       28 Nov 2017 #22

    brotherboard said: View Post
    ""Random" Vanishing of files and folders
    "Random" behaviours forcing to reinstall reset re-image etc.
    "Random" reboots"

    Not experienced any of these problems, not once. I must be "just lucky" or have my system set up ok.
    Maybe i'm just unlucky, but if you want a bit of experience try as below:

    you need 2 pc and usb HD

    1 PC_A enable fast boot (if not already enabled) and turn off PC_A
    2 plug external usb HD
    3 turn ON PC_A
    4 change drive letter to high, let's say "T" on exterak USB drive
    5 turn OFF PC_A
    6 unplug external usb HD
    7 PC_B enable fast boot (if not already enabled) and turn off PC_B
    8 plug the same external usb HD with drive letter T
    9 turn ON PC_B
    10 turn OFF PC_B
    11 unplug external usb HD
    12 plug external usb HD in PC_A
    13 turn ON PC_A
    14 copy a couple of files (or more) from PC_A to USB "T", file_a and file_b
    15 turn OFF PC_A
    16 unplug USB "T" external HD
    17 plug USB "T" on PC_B
    18 Turn ON PC_B
    19 Browse USB "T" no file_a and file_b found
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 Nov 2017 #23

    brotherboard said: View Post
    As for playing DVD's I have no problems playing them and watching on Win 10. I use media player classic.
    Apparently it was the high cost of the MPEG-2 licences that led to the removal of the ability to play DVDs. I knew this was coming so before the 2015 launch of Windows 10 I installed VLC on my Win7 laptop. As it happens, for a limited time (as a sop to those of us upgrading from a Media edition of Windows 7) Microsoft issued a free install of their DVD Player app through windows update. So I have two ways I can play DVDs in Windows 10.

    As you probably have read, Microsoft removed the MPEG-2 codes from windows 8/8.1/10. ... Microsoft said they did so because of the high costs they have licensing the patents for MPEG-2.
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Fo...m=msdnmagazine
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  4.    29 Nov 2017 #24

    I have used almost every version of Windows since Windows 95, and it is true that W7 was an excellent OS, so was XP, but after switching (reluctantly) to W10 a short while after it's launch, my experience with W10 is nothing but brilliant! I honestly would never go back to any older Windows OS.
    As regards Linux, I tried Ubuntu once and absolutely hated it. I also own a late version 21" Apple Mac, which is an OK system but has many fiddly short comings, and will never replace my Windows 10 PC for any real work!
    We all have feelings/opinions regarding which is the best OS, the above is mine!
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  5.    29 Nov 2017 #25

    Have you at any point done a clean install in your upgrade route from 7? If not I would strongly consider it to iron out any possible issues caught using the multiple upgrade hoops from 7-8-8.1-10. Then give 10 another trial period.

    In my own experience, 10 does perform better than 7.
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  6. Posts : 442
    Ubuntu 18.04, win 8.1 pro
       29 Nov 2017 #26

    swarfega said: View Post
    Have you at any point done a clean install in your upgrade route from 7?
    That was an idea, but i cant even create the install USB to do the clean install, media creation tool does not work anymore
    code error 0x80072F76-0x20017, i do like the interface improvements, but there is too much random behaviours
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  7.    29 Nov 2017 #27

    roy111 said: View Post
    That was an idea, but i cant even create the install USB to do the clean install, media creation tool does not work anymore
    code error 0x80072F76-0x20017, i do like the interface improvements, but there is too much random behaviours
    I recommend using Rufus for that. It has worked perfectly fine for me so far. Just use the Media Creation Tool to download the ISO image. Then use Rufus to put it on an usb stick.
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  8. MrHudson's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       29 Nov 2017 #28

    Have you all tried using another computer to download the Media Creation Tool.
    I used Win 7 laptop, plugged my Seagate Free Agent in, clicked to format, when it finished, right clicked on the Media Creation Tool, started download to the Seagate, It took 9hrs to download, I went to bed after it came up verifying, woke up. hooked it to this HP and it installed.
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  9.    30 Nov 2017 #29

    cereberus said: View Post
    Of course, you conveniently omit biggest 'better than linux' ie vast range of applications that run in Windows that do not run on Linux. Linuxians will never admit as a general purpose tool it is vastly inferior to Windows.
    Totally agree:)
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  10.    30 Nov 2017 #30

    MrHudson said: View Post
    Abe I agree on the Windows Media not being able to watch DVD's like you can on 7, but problem with 7 I ran into a lot was CD Rom not recognized by Windows. I replaced the CD Rom twice, work fine for 3 months and back to Windows does not recognize it.
    I am wondering if I will have that problem with this 10.
    I do know that the CD Rom wont let me use my printer disk, I had to go to Canon website to install the driver for my Canon Pixma MG 2500 series printer.
    One problem I had with Win.10 was that I could not burn CD/DVD's. I could go online, download an iso file, and try burning it to a disc, only rarely would it work. I tried DVD's of other write speed, once in a while it would work, mostly no. I could take the same file, move it to my Win.7 machine and never fail to burn it. This prompted me to think, if I have to use Win 7 for the serious stuff, why bother with Windows 10 at all. I still have Win. 10 booted on 2 machines, but I rarely go there.
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