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  1.    13 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    Enough is enough!


    After a year of trying to get Win 10 running like I want, I've finally decided to take a break until Windows 10 is fixed. After untold hours trying to correct the number lock problem using all the suggestions out there, enough is enough! And I won't even mention the tin-can sounding Dell/MS audio problem! Both Dell and Windows are blaming each other but neither have come up with a solution that actually works, and I haven't found an audio card that appears to work properly!
    I plan on occasionally booting to the Win 10 HD to keep it updated until Win 10 is fixed.

    My question is: Can I simply disconnect the Windows 10 HD, install another HD and load a new Windows 7 OS on it? Is there anything else I should do before changing back to Win7? I have almost no personal data on Win10 because of Window 10's lifting personal data and selling it to marketers. I know, I know! 'They don't do that!'

    Would this simple HD/OS switch work on a Win10 PC considering the new CPU chip changes?

    Thanks
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  2.    13 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by frostburg49 View Post
    My question is: Can I simply disconnect the Windows 10 HD, install another HD and load a new Windows 7 OS on it?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by frostburg49 View Post
    Is there anything else I should do before changing back to Win7?
    Check for Windows 7 drivers for your hardware.

    Quote Originally Posted by frostburg49 View Post
    Would this simple HD/OS switch work on a Win10 PC considering the new CPU chip changes?
    Yes, but might have to disable secure booting in bios.
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  3.    13 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Windows 10 isn't broken, as the vast majority of people who are using it have no issues. If Windows 10 was the issue, everyone would be experiencing the same issue.

    Now that we can get passed that, what is this "num lock" problem you are having?
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  4.    13 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Google 'windows 10 problems' and read 53,400,000 hits and tell me Windows 10 isn't broken!

    Google 'windows 10 numbers lock' and read 24,300,000 hits of which I have tried the major three major suggestions (two regedits and a bios setting) which DO NOT WORK ON MY PC!

    Now tell me once again how Windows 10 isn't broken for those of us who use our PCs for something except games and actually have lives outside of worshiping Windows 10! I started out programming computers by using flip switches and have used every version of MS windows except Vista up to Win10, so I have an idea of what an OS should do without all the agony.
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  5.    13 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by frostburg49 View Post
    Google 'windows 10 problems' and read 53,400,000 hits and tell me Windows 10 isn't broken!
    First, Google's hit count is an estimate, it's not even close to reality most of the time. Further, many of those hits are duplicates, multiple messages in the same threads, etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by frostburg49 View Post
    Google 'windows 10 numbers lock' and read 24,300,000 hits of which I have tried the major three major suggestions (two regedits and a bios setting) which DO NOT WORK ON MY PC!
    Umm.. googling that doesn't bring up anything that looks like a major issue to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by frostburg49 View Post
    Now tell me once again how Windows 10 isn't broken for those of us who use our PCs for something except games and actually have lives outside of worshiping Windows 10! I started out programming computers by using flip switches and have used every version of MS windows except Vista up to Win10, so I have an idea of what an OS should do without all the agony.
    It's not broken. If you are really someone that understands how software works, then you know as much as anyone that if most people aren't seeing the problem you have, then that means it's something unique to your situation.

    Also.. Agony? Really? Your numlock key won't automatically turn on when you boot and that's agony?
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  6.    13 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by frostburg49 View Post
    Google 'windows 10 problems' and read 53,400,000 hits and tell me Windows 10 isn't broken!
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    Looks to me like Windows 7 is more broken than Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by frostburg49 View Post
    Google 'windows 10 numbers lock' and read 24,300,000 hits of which I have tried the major three major suggestions (two regedits and a bios setting) which DO NOT WORK ON MY PC!

    Now tell me once again how Windows 10 isn't broken for those of us who use our PCs for something except games and actually have lives outside of worshiping Windows 10! I started out programming computers by using flip switches and have used every version of MS windows except Vista up to Win10, so I have an idea of what an OS should do without all the agony.
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  7.    13 Apr 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 229
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by frostburg49 View Post
    Google 'windows 10 problems' and read 53,400,000 hits and tell me Windows 10 isn't broken!

    Google 'windows 10 numbers lock' and read 24,300,000 hits of which I have tried the major three major suggestions (two regedits and a bios setting) which DO NOT WORK ON MY PC!

    Now tell me once again how Windows 10 isn't broken for those of us who use our PCs for something except games and actually have lives outside of worshiping Windows 10! I started out programming computers by using flip switches and have used every version of MS windows except Vista up to Win10, so I have an idea of what an OS should do without all the agony.
    First, you made a mistake, you used the wrong quote brackets... use these for google "like so".

    Secondly, only 90,900 results show atm for "windows 10 problems"

    While "windows 7 problems" shows 90,400, so it's about even.
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  8.    14 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,634
    W10 Insider + Linux

    This one rates same as the guy that went back to W7 because of Solitaire wasn't as good on W8 !!!
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  9.    14 Apr 2016 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    This one rates same as the guy that went back to W7 because of Solitaire wasn't as good on W8 !!!
    Despite the fact that you CAN actually install the old games on Windows 10.

    I would not use Windows 7 drivers on Windows 10. Aren't they different enough to cause issues?

    To @frostburg49 did you install all the updates like the November update?
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  10.    14 Apr 2016 #10
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by frostburg49 View Post
    Google 'windows 10 problems' and read 53,400,000 hits and tell me Windows 10 isn't broken!
    I do have a life, so I don't have the time to explain what is so very wrong with your statement. Okay, maybe I will. Google "aliens exist". Does that hit count mean they really do for sure?? Do people post problems on the Internet when everything is working fine? Common sense, man...just plain common sense.

    Moving along, do you really think that insulting people is the best way to get their help?

    I've installed Windows 10 on 30 of our 120 client machines and haven't had a single issue to date with any of them. We're a fast-paced, fast-growing tech company. We do FAR more than just check e-mail. Windows 10 works perfectly fine for us, so are you really going to tell me it's broken because YOU can't get it working on your computer??? It I crash my A4 in to a tree, can I accurately claim that all Audis are broken??? Common sense, man...just plain common sense.

    Now, I'd love to help and prove to you that your isolated incident doesn't mean Windows 10 is broken, but you've chosen to be condescending rather than take a very small piece of your time to explain what is going on.
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