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wb6kwt

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Windows 10 installed
« on: March 08, 2016, 06:35:35 PM »
without my permission >:( I left my computer on and went to the store, when I came back I noticed there was something downloading. It was Windows 10, which finished up without issues and now I need to find all my files etc. Has anyone else had this happen to them. I have a second computer that has software that won't run under Windows 10 so I'm worried about that now.

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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 07:20:10 PM »
no ,but I did download 10 a while back hopin it would be better than 8 and 8.1 but maybe a little bit better.Im getin tired of  windows and havin to change every couple of years,if I could afford it I would go to apple
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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 07:32:33 PM »
For the first 30 days after a computer is upgraded to Windows 10 it is a simple, one-button task to have it revert to Windows 8.1 or 7 (whichever it came from).  The button for the reversion is located in the Settings/Update and Recovery area.  I had to do it for one computer that didn't have all the necessary drivers and the reversion takes around an hour.
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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 09:52:43 PM »
I read 2-3 weeks ago that MS was going to start pushing 10 to computers whether you ask for it or not.  Life cycle support for 7 ended last year.  Windows 8 life cycle ends 1/10/2023.  Yes you can go back as stated earlier.

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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 10:17:55 PM »
I get this call often in my repair shop. You can revert back as docj and retusn points out. I have seen in some instances the reverting back process encounters errors and leaves the system in limbo. Not saying that will happen to you... Just reporting experiences from customers. Your files and data are not lost so don't panic.
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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 10:20:54 PM »
I read 2-3 weeks ago that MS was going to start pushing 10 to computers whether you ask for it or not.  Life cycle support for 7 ended last year.  Windows 8 life cycle ends 1/10/2023.  Yes you can go back as stated earlier.


You can still run a computer on XP if you wish, that's your choice to upgrade or not to any WINDOWS; the only difference, is that you won't get "ONLINE HELP" using XP or WINDOWS 7, and that's all.
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wb6kwt

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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 07:06:02 AM »
Thanks for the replies. I was able to find all my wife's Word files after I discovered I was logged in, on her computer, instead of my wife. Will see how she likes it and how many times I have to figure out/solve problems for her.

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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 07:51:50 AM »
Will see how she likes it and how many times I have to figure out/solve problems for her.
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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2016, 10:54:37 AM »
I installed Win10 and don't find it much different than Win7. A few commercial programs do not work, such as PhotoShop Elements 7. I bought the 14 version and all is fine. I like staying up with technology, but, yes, it is a pain when they start changing things for little or no reason.
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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2016, 12:28:00 PM »
I've found W10 to be better than 7 at running all sorts of older programs.  I've updated all but one of our on-net computers.  I wish Apple was half as good at supporting older hardware.

I have an older version of PhotoShop (7.2) and it works perfectly. I'm pretty sure it's older than the earliest release of Elements.  The difference might be that I'm running 64bit W10.
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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2016, 04:17:05 PM »
I read 2-3 weeks ago that MS was going to start pushing 10 to computers whether you ask for it or not.  Life cycle support for 7 ended last year.  Windows 8 life cycle ends 1/10/2023.  Yes you can go back as stated earlier.

Life cycle support for Win7 (Extended Support Period) does not end until 2020.  Lots of time left to enjoy Windows 7 if you still want to. 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?C2=14019

Windows 10 is not so bad.  Give it a workout and then if, within 30 days, revert back to your previous OS.
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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2016, 04:41:16 PM »
I never used Win-7 but Win 10 both broke and fixed a few things with Win-8.. I've done 3 Win-10 installs 2 upgrades and an OEM.

I need to tell you about the OEM.. this was a computer I gave as a Christmas Gift to a friend who seriously needed it, Once we got it all set up and working I installed the Free Virtual Fireplace app (Go to windows app store and search for fireplace)

While I had been setting it up she was talking about how much she wanted a fireplace in her "apartment" (there is one in the downstairs, but she (home owner) lives upstairs)  So when she found the Fire place app running she was like a Kid at Christmas.

Turns out her cats like to curl up in front of the "Fire" at night too,, She really needs to keep the cats off her bed (Medical reasons) and this works very well.

One of the most useful "Cute" things I'v e ever seen.
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Re: Windows 10 installed
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2016, 10:45:48 AM »
  Anyone who has an old computer that doesn't have support for W/10 can download the GWX Contol panel and follow the instructions to stop the automatic upgrade!
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