Has anyone tried Windows 10?

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Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« on: 15/11/2014 20:45:44 »
Has anyone tried windows10 9878 some things are improved in the GUI but my version has an annoying thing the caps lock and number lock lights do not come on on the keyboard  although the function are OK.
« Last Edit: 06/12/2014 00:32:36 by chris »
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« Reply #1 on: 16/11/2014 20:08:47 »
Apparently you're not alone ...
http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10-technical-preview/322926-windows-10-i-have-no-caps-scroll-num-lock-lights-my-logitech-g510-keyboard.html

Maybe the current keyboard-drivers aren't compatible with the cutting-edge windows 10 ? ...

Quote from:  Ganesh Achar , Microsoft Support Engineer
... Most of the Windows 8/Windows 8.1 drivers will work for Windows 10 technical Preview, very few devices have issue like you are facing. Install the available driver using the compatibility mode

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_tp-hardware/keyboard-not-working-on-my-laptop-after-upgrading [to W10]
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Re: Latest windows update
« Reply #2 on: 16/11/2014 22:41:31 »
The lights not lights not running I could live with but I get frequent dropouts of IE11 which takes about 30 seconds to reload the page !, I have gone back to Windows 8.1 + Start8 which is pretty stable.
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Re: Latest windows update
« Reply #3 on: 20/11/2014 16:59:25 »
I thought I would be clever and move the 9860 drivers into the 9879 version, don't try this at home it kills the keyboard operation and there is no way to recover only a reload !!!! 
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Re: Latest windows update
« Reply #4 on: 22/11/2014 11:43:35 »
Windows 10! What happened to windows 9 - did I miss that?
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Re: Latest windows update
« Reply #5 on: 22/11/2014 15:46:19 »
There is a superstition that only every other one is a success so they gave nine a miss!
For practice I loaded 10/9879 onto a USB HDD with the aid of Win to USB which was quite successful and I notice they fret you should load drivers for a Logitech mouse and key board but when you try they say not compatible.
Also although I obtained the Windows 10 ISO from a perfectly legitimate source it comes up not activated but any of the semi legit activators will due the job (you need activation to get your picture on the boot up but it does not seem to affect anything else much)
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Re: Latest windows update
« Reply #6 on: 29/11/2014 13:21:56 »
I have actually found a solution for one annoying 9879 problem i.e the print spooler constantly dropping out , this might be my fault using a 1995 HP printer with an unsigned driver but it drops out for all printers.
The cure go into services - printer spool and tell it after two attempts to recover to keep on trying, my next goal to get the keyboard lights working.   
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Re: Latest windows update
« Reply #7 on: 05/12/2014 07:30:56 »
Version 9888 of windows 10 is now available and the print spooler drop out problem has been cured but still no keyboards lights, all the available printer drives come up immediately you do not have a ten minute wait while they trickle in !.
I am sure there are other improvements but I have not found them yet .
« Last Edit: 05/12/2014 17:16:49 by syhprum »
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #8 on: 17/12/2014 17:21:58 »
I think I have a cure for the frequent dropout problem with IE11 ,go to Programs and features remove IE11 restart then put it back this seems to have cured it.
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #9 on: 12/01/2015 21:07:04 »
Version 9901 is available now if you know where to find it , the browser IE12 ? is more stable but the lack of keyboard lights has not been fixed which I would have thought was trivial.
It seems only to be an update not a new load and takes about 2 hours to get going.
It now includes Contana which I don't understand !!
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #10 on: 26/01/2015 21:01:36 »
Windows 10 gradually keeps improving, in the 9926 version the keyboard lights have been fixed at last but IE11 has rather a problem with google toolbar but it can be coaxed in with some low cunning and is quite stable now.
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #11 on: 29/01/2015 22:34:23 »
This is odd as it is not scheduled to be released until late october.

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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #12 on: 30/01/2015 19:44:12 »
The reasoning is that Win 10 will be free to owners of licenced versions of Win 7 onwards but OEM,s will have to pay for it.
Windows are making it readily available to enthusiasts provided they report back problems to get the bugs out before the official release.
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #13 on: 30/01/2015 23:15:40 »
If I don't have it, how am I going to judge how it works? If it is anything like Vista and 7 and 8, it is probably going to continue to digress from XP.

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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #14 on: 31/01/2015 23:07:36 »
It is easy enough to get just ask Google toolbar or some such to get it for you, make a new partition on your drive with free software such as  AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.5 load it and away you go
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #15 on: 15/02/2015 09:23:20 »
I find IE11 with windows 10 a continual source of annoyance with frequent stoppages needing page reloads, I hope when the genuine customer version is issued this will be dealt with meanwhile when I get fed up with it I revert to a TOR browser which is not so convenient to use but never drops out.
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #16 on: 19/03/2015 21:06:18 »
The latest update version 10041 seem to have got rid of all the IE11 bugs but you must take care to use compatibly versions where appropriate.
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #17 on: 29/03/2015 02:26:35 »
If you use money manager with Windows 10 you must ensure that each individual account is listed in the compatibly list then the YBS manager works fine.
The latest version 10041 is now available as an ISO which makes it far easier to set up a new drive rather than the update that had to be used previously.
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #18 on: 05/04/2015 23:18:43 »
Version 10041 is very good and stable but we have lost the control panel and the much liked Google toolbar on IE11
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #19 on: 14/04/2015 19:45:04 »
The control panel can be found if you hunt for it!, it is possible to update to version 10049 which is supposed to include a new browser but after waiting 5 hours for it to come thru I found it was missing but if you download a 10049 ISO you get it.
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #20 on: 17/04/2015 21:59:39 »
I am beginning to despair of Windows 10 after four months of experimenting with various versions I find there is nothing is does better than windows 8.1 and many things that I rely on just do not work such as money manager,  Google toolbar and smooth working on IE11 so I am abandoning experimentation until a finalised version is released.
Windows 8.1 works fine with small additions and I think in years to come will be regarded like XP32 or Windows 7
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #21 on: 24/04/2015 06:30:43 »
Windows 10 have downloaded a new update to version 10061 both Google toolbar and money manager now run OK !, it's almost as good as XP32 now.
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #22 on: 30/04/2015 22:04:06 »
We are now up to version 10074 , it has a facncy new browser "Spartan" in which money manager does not work (it works OK in IE11) the input list is not too bad but not as good as Start8 which can be added.
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #23 on: 05/07/2015 23:05:53 »
We are now up to version 10162 which can be downloaded from legitimate sources as an ISO and used either as a fresh load or an upgrade.
I have put it on to two computers as an upgrade one runs perfectly while the other had some desktop problems which were resolved by a video card driver reload.
I use Start8 on both which give a more familiar GUI.
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #24 on: 18/07/2015 10:33:14 »
We are up to version 10240 which it no longer lists as experimental so that should be the "final" one.
It can be downloaded from file sharing sources free of viruses (checked with three different AV software) and loaded preserving all your programs even if you are not a member, it is activated but I do not know for how long or whether it can be legally used for commercial purposes.
Windows 10 is rather perverse as regards video card settings my GS8400 cards require version NVIDIA 310 for the video processing programs to run in accelerated mode but windows 10 does not like this and as soon as an internet connection is available alters in back to 341 !
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #25 on: 23/08/2015 16:23:52 »
I use it.. and it's quite awsome!

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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #26 on: 23/08/2015 20:01:44 »
apparently Windows 10 is awesomely sneaky ....

Quote from: boingboing.net
By default, Windows [10] listens to you, gathers your keystrokes, watches your browser history and purchases and sends them to Microsoft and its partners -- but even if you turn off all the tickboxes in the hellishly complex privacy dashboard it still gathers and sprays your data.
http://boingboing.net/2015/08/14/even-when-you-turn-on-win-10.html

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/

I can see why they can afford to give Windows 10 away : if it generates valuable marketing data, [ it's similar to spyware ].
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #27 on: 25/08/2015 20:47:07 »
If you read my posts from the last year you can see how it has evolved from something rather useless to something brilliant
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #29 on: 08/10/2015 01:41:25 »
I tried it and am having problems with it. I don't think its bad. In fact I like it a lot. The problem is that it's very hard to get help for things like bookmarking a site and adding websites to the favorites bar in Windows Explorer. So for now I want to go back to windows 8.1. Does anybody know how to do that?

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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #30 on: 08/10/2015 13:46:54 »
Pete, when you upgraded, the system creates a roll back point and there is an option somewhere in the windows update screens that allows you to roll back.

I think its brilliant and rolls the great features from 7 into the new features in 8.. and thankfully away form the smart phone/tablet feel of 8...

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« Reply #31 on: 08/10/2015 14:47:19 »
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Pete, when you upgraded, the system creates a roll back point and there is an option somewhere in the windows update screens that allows you to roll back.

I think its brilliant and rolls the great features from 7 into the new features in 8.. and thankfully away form the smart phone/tablet feel of 8...
Thanks. I'm sure that will be very helpful if I can figure out how to do that. Do you know how? If so can you post the step by step procedure to do it, please?

But before I do that I think that I'll try to figure out how to use it before I roll it back. Can you, and others of course, tell me how to bookmark webpages and make visible the Favorites bar. Thanks.

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« Reply #32 on: 09/10/2015 11:19:39 »

Thanks. I'm sure that will be very helpful if I can figure out how to do that. Do you know how? If so can you post the step by step procedure to do it, please?

But before I do that I think that I'll try to figure out how to use it before I roll it back. Can you, and others of course, tell me how to bookmark webpages and make visible the Favorites bar. Thanks.

Best wishes,
Pete

I will have to go squirrelling around on my lappy later tonight to see if I can do screen dumps etc for you..

Is this within the browser? or on the desktop?

The browser that comes with Win 10 is windows edge.. which I am also struggling with (and keeps crashing on me) try downloading firefox or google chrome which should have the same functionality that you are used to.

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« Reply #33 on: 12/10/2015 17:21:12 »

Thanks. I'm sure that will be very helpful if I can figure out how to do that. Do you know how? If so can you post the step by step procedure to do it, please?

But before I do that I think that I'll try to figure out how to use it before I roll it back. Can you, and others of course, tell me how to bookmark webpages and make visible the Favorites bar. Thanks.

Best wishes,
Pete

I will have to go squirrelling around on my lappy later tonight to see if I can do screen dumps etc for you..

Is this within the browser? or on the desktop?
Thank you. Any luck yet?

The browser that comes with Win 10 is windows edge.. which I am also struggling with (and keeps crashing on me) try downloading firefox or google chrome which should have the same functionality that you are used to.
Thanks.
Any luck yet?

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Re: Has anyone tried Windows 10?
« Reply #34 on: 23/10/2015 07:35:49 »
Has any one tried alternative operating systems recently.
How does Linux stand up these days.
Does it do all the annoying updates and security checks windows and various internet search engines want to do.
Does it turn your computer into a brick[:-\]

I love linux. Over the last couple of years I have built several standalone machines and a few servers / webservers (LAMPs) based on the Debian distro. It installs like a charm, there are drivers for everything I have tried to use, including even on a machine that was about 10 years old, and it's extremely stable.

For me, the most memorable thing as it installs is the message "Prepare to re-take control of your PC!".
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