1.    04 Dec 2015 #1
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    The BIG win 10 update today is total disaster


    I upgraded to win10 couple of months ago. I managed to solve several problems with DVD drives, printers, Office 2007 hangs etc etc and it worked quite good afterwards. With today's update lot of problems reappeared and I have to undergo all those tuning again. WHY?
    Edit: the first problem is - Outlook 2007 hangs when started. I kill it and start again. It offers "safe mode" the next start, and it runs OK in safe mode. I remember I had this very problem after the original upgrade. I solved it somehow. I forgot how. Now I have to re-invent the wheel. It's frustrating.
    Edit2: I absolutely need to use legacy HLP help system, so I replaced the default WIn10 hlp proxy with real working winhlp32.exe. Now after this upgrade all is restored back and I have to repeat the replacement again.
    Moreover, it seems that I'll have to reinstall printer drivers for my shared printer.
    Summary: this first major upgrade means that you will have to *** re-tune your system again *** . For me it means hours and hours of of extra work.
    Last edited by Roman Krejci; 04 Dec 2015 at 13:48.
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  2.    04 Dec 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roman Krejci View Post
    I upgraded to win10 couple of months ago. I managed to solve several problems with DVD drives, printers, Office 2007 hangs etc etc and it worked quite good afterwards. With today's update lot of problems reappeared and I have to undergo all those tuning again. WHY?
    Edit: the first problem is - Outlook 2007 hangs when started. I kill it and start again. It offers "safe mode" the next start, and it runs OK in safe mode. I remember I had this very problem after the original upgrade. I solved it somehow. I forgot how. Now I have to re-invent the wheel. It's frustrating.
    Edit2: I absolutely need to use legacy HLP help system, so I replaced the default WIn10 hlp proxy with real working winhlp32.exe. Now after this upgrade all is restored back and I have to repeat the replacement again.
    Moreover, it seems that I'll have to reinstall printer drivers for my shared printer.
    Summary: this first major upgrade means that you will have to *** re-tune your system again *** . For me it means hours and hours of of extra work.

    I agree; after hours of work I discovered that One Drive is slowing the computer to a crawl, and the only way prevent this is to unlink One Drive altogether. Anyone else had this?
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  3.    05 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Outlook 2007 hang on startup somehow became fixed after running it in safe mode and couple of PC restarts.
    I also managed to restore the legacy winhlp32.exe that opens HLP files so I can use my legacy software on win10.
    I removed shared printer , re-added it and re-installed printer driver. Now I can print on my printer that is connected
    to different PC (with win XP) on LAN.
    This is the second time I had to perform those steps after the original win7->win10 upgrade.
    However, I just noticed that I cannot SEND mails from Outlook 2007. ((((((((
    OMG, is this what I should expect after every "major update"?
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