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       01 Nov 2015 #111

    Trust_No1 said: View Post


    Well yes, that is what I thought I had said. But my question was how or why did 8.0 get left out of the mix? Not that it matters. I have several machines that run 8.0, I was going to upgrade to 8.1, BUT now I am thinking I am better off, just so I don't have to deal with the whole Windows 10 issue.
    It didn't get left out. You can't upgrade 8.0 via Windows Update method but you can using the Media Creation Tool and Update this PC now or create a flash drive to upgrade with.
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  2.    01 Nov 2015 #112

    Trust_No1 said: View Post


    Well yes, that is what I thought I had said. But my question was how or why did 8.0 get left out of the mix? Not that it matters. I have several machines that run 8.0, I was going to upgrade to 8.1, BUT now I am thinking I am better off, just so I don't have to deal with the whole Windows 10 issue.
    Ok, I'm with you now. I don't know why they did it that way? I often wondered the same thing? 7 with SP1, but not 7 without it? 8.1 but not 8.0? If your still running 8.0 do you get nagged to update to 8.1?
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       01 Nov 2015 #113

    kenC said: View Post
    Sorry, Brink, I should have been clearer. I was referring to this blog: Making it Easier to Upgrade to Windows 10 | Windows Experience Blog

    and the fact that it says in there:

    "You can specify that you no longer want to receive notifications of the Windows 10 upgrade through the Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 settings pages. "

    I was wondering if anyone had found it in the settings for 7 or 8.1
    Ah, ok.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...s-7-8-1-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...s-7-8-1-a.html
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  4.    01 Nov 2015 #114

    Thanks, as usual, Brink.
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       01 Nov 2015 #115

    Headsup: This is about Bing in answering a post and not the topic. No need to read if not interested.

    zooburner said: View Post
    I find Bing returns lots of what I call 'frivolous' results, I should have added 'in my opinion'
    I find I need to spend more time on Bing finding what I want than on Google, in my opinion whatever search criteria Google uses is in my opinion more accurate.

    Here is an example I typed in (to keep on topic) 'Uninstall Windows 10' into both Bing and Google.
    First Bing, seemed to think i was talking about the preview..
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    Now below are the google results in my mind more to the point.
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    Everyone will of course use their own search engine of their choice, but for me I prefer Google.
    Yes. Everyone has their preference. This post will be about why I like Bing vs Google. I may have a few questions about Google search engine and/or page as well so to learn. Would you be as so kind to answer those? Except for the integration in this site I haven’t used Google in years. I changed to Scroogle, then Bing.

    1) I’m a Windows user, so I’ll probably get more results concerning Windows and MS divisions such as MSDN, TechNet, MS Community, etc using Bing. I think any company's search engine will “lean/favor” this way. We are in different countries/regions so we’ll get different results too. The first result we got in Bing was directly from MS help on how to uninstall 10 and you call it 'frivolous'? I see Google more or less highlights a few 3rd party sites with a faint line. Does Google get a slice of the pie when people link from that as with their ads?

    2) I like Bing points and rewards program. Not only receive various items like Skype time, enter sweepstake drawings, OneDrive space, and other promotions, but can also donate to a worthy cause as well. I get a monthly report with incentives via email. Search Bing. Earn free rewards

    3) Bing via OS integration. With my 8.1 and 10 I use WinKey/S to search right from wherever I’m at in my OS. 8.1 brings up a Modern window using Bing to which I can always reference back to. Each result link opens up the default browser tab. In 10 Cortana brings up results in a default browser window or tab using Bing, again getting points. (Does Cortana use default browser search engine to do so?) Therefore, I like the system so far as speed with search tasks in that regard.

    I like 8.1 search better. If the Bing page/tab opened results in a different tab, then it would equal 8.1, but it doesn’t, therefore I need to Alt/Back arrow to get original results page. Not a big thing, but a "thing" none the less.

    4) Bing home page much better than Google home. Bing gives me/us a pic of the day with info at lower right. Google gives me/us a “white desert”. I know we're there to search, but I might like learning something along the way if I'm interested. My personal interests set via Cortana's Notebook at the bottom of my page. My Bing points count. Links in upper left corner, especially my Outlook.com where it’s linked to everything as seen below plus Skype in the upper right of that page. I see Google mimicked the Outlook matrix in the upper right. What does it link to? I sign into my devices using my MS account, so wherever I go on the MS domain I’m automatically signed in. (Does Google do this via Chrome?) Again, therefore I like the system so far as speed with tasks in that regard.

    5) Bing’s results page is better. Gives me choice of time range above the search box if I want to filter results time wise. What’s with the drop-down menu in Google results page there? It’s hiding controls. Is that the same as Bing’s “Related searches” to the right in its result page? I thought it was the browser giving me that menu, but I tried different browsers with the same results. Left clicking on the page doesn’t rid it, but I found the Escape key does. Not a big thing, but still a “thing” if I’m using touch.

    6) Call me a fanboy if you must, but I don’t like Google as a company. I feel Google is all about Google and not the consumer. Google is and always has been about advertisement with making their main revenue. That’s their beginnings and remains their mainstay. I realize MS has ventured into this area as well to make some revenue, but I think they have/are creating a better system for the ease of computing whether it be consumption and/or production. Google, and even Apple, don’t come close IMO.

    Three’s more, but this is getting rather lengthy. I covered the major bases. Enjoy your Google. I switched to Bing a long time ago. Much better IMO. Perhaps you may want to suggest a different search topic to compare again.


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       01 Nov 2015 #116

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Good question. I don't and won't know since I hid the 2 updates that starts the process to download GWX.exe. Hopefully someone else has that answer.
    Optimistic, you are.

    I had to hide one of the updates 3x and another update 2x.

    Clam said: View Post
    Wait, what's wrong with Windows Updates? Is there something I'm missing and updating to latest version & doing updates is wrong? Why are people against it? Someone here even said they're going back to Windows 7 if they'll be forced to update Windows 10, lol. :/
    Because they don't want to "upgrade" their W7 or W8 series to W10.
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       02 Nov 2015 #117

    I am like HippsieGypsie
    I Love Bing I very rarely used Google
    Have not used it since using Edge Browser
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  8.    02 Nov 2015 #118

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Ok, I'm with you now. I don't know why they did it that way? I often wondered the same thing? 7 with SP1, but not 7 without it? 8.1 but not 8.0? If your still running 8.0 do you get nagged to update to 8.1?
    No I don't get nagged, but I think I did a registry disable on it, can't remember. The only nag I get, is if I use some Metro app, that wants you to upgrade. I think the MS Media app does that. But I don't use any of the stock apps. I use my 8 machines to play around with only. But if I want to do serious game playing or programming, etc. I always use my Windows 7 machine.
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  9.    02 Nov 2015 #119

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Headsup: This is about Bing in answering a post and not the topic. No need to read if not interested.........
    If these are the things you value, then yes clearly Bing is for you.
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