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FocusWiz
07-27-2015, 01:06 PM
One of the things I have done over the years to protect myself from bad Windows updates is to install them manually.

While this may not be a good idea for most users, it has certainly helped me avoid at least a few problems where the Microsoft fix was not available for a couple of weeks.

The ability to turn off these automatic updates is eliminated in the new Windows 10 operating system except in the professional and enterprise versions. I generally have the professional versions installed on my machines, so I am not really impacted. For those who are and who might want this control, there seems to be an option that Microsoft will make available:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-releases-tool-to-hide-or-block-unwanted-windows-10-updates/#ftag=YHFb1d24ec

cj
07-29-2015, 12:58 PM
Anyone took the leap yet? Not sure I want to take the chance just yet.

upthecreek
07-29-2015, 01:01 PM
Anyone took the leap yet? Not sure I want to take the chance just yet.
I'm going to wait a few months so they get any bugs worked out.

NorCalGreg
07-29-2015, 03:00 PM
I'm going to wait a few months so they get any bugs worked out.

I've always just had windows update automatically, because I trust Microsoft, and know them to be a fine American Co. that would NEVER let any harm come to my computer. :liar: You all fascist Doubting Thomas' should be ashamed of yourselves.

FocusWiz
07-29-2015, 03:05 PM
I've always just had windows update automatically, because I trust Microsoft, and know them to be a fine American Co. that would NEVER let any harm come to my computer. :liar: You all fascist Doubting Thomas' should be ashamed of yourselves.I apologize.

I feel so ashamed and dirty right now. :blush:

Canarsie
07-29-2015, 06:00 PM
Here's some help from good sites and savvy users. If it saves one person from computer frustration I'll be a happy camper.

Stop Windows From Automatically Updating Your Hardware Drivers

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/07/stop-windows-from-automatically-updating-your-hardware-drivers/


How to Stop Windows 10 Auto-Updates

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/stop-windows-10-auto-updates/


Insiders can use new utility to stop problematic Windows 10 updates cold

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-quietly-releases-utility-to-let-insiders-filter-out-automatic-updates/

Tom
07-31-2015, 11:11 AM
You might want to read the new licensing agreement really careful.
You are agreeing to not just allowing updates, but an other changes MS wants to do. Also, by-passing updates could lead to W10 ceasing to function.

I am pretty excited - this is the week I update to the new Windows....Win7!
With Windows going to subscription relatively soon, I am sure this is my last MS OS. Time to find alternatives such as Linux, but I am not usre much of horse racing stuff will carry over.

Greyfox
07-31-2015, 11:20 AM
I'm not very computer literate.
So when Microsoft sent me Windows 10, I just pushed the button and went for it.
It took about 10 to 20 minutes or so to put whatever they were putting in.
So far everything seems to work fine, although I had to hunt for where my Word Processor and Excel programs went.
No complaints so far (fingers crossed).

cj
07-31-2015, 04:05 PM
I'm not very computer literate.
So when Microsoft sent me Windows 10, I just pushed the button and went for it.
It took about 10 to 20 minutes or so to put whatever they were putting in.
So far everything seems to work fine, although I had to hunt for where my Word Processor and Excel programs went.
No complaints so far (fingers crossed).

I'm not that brave, backing up my system now in case I don't like it so I can go back to 8. But I doubt it will happen. I'll have 10 installed (probably between Saratoga and Del Mar today) and see how it goes. I did quite a bit of reading on it last night.

cj
07-31-2015, 07:56 PM
So far so good with Windows 10. Easy to install and done in like 30 minutes for me. Haven't explored much but I'm back working and everything has been perfect. Going to learn as I go rather than try to figure it all out in the beginning.

therussmeister
07-31-2015, 11:49 PM
Anyone took the leap yet? Not sure I want to take the chance just yet.
I'm waiting for someone to tell us if BRIS custom PP generator works with windows 10, but since I have two windows tablets, I will eventually just try it with one of them.

whodoyoulike
08-01-2015, 01:45 AM
Any problems with video i.e., replays or YouTube?

If so, what are our alternatives?

I read that Windows Media will not play with Win 10.

Greyfox
08-01-2015, 02:38 AM
Any problems with video i.e., replays or YouTube?

.

No problems playing video, replays You Tube for me.

barn32
08-01-2015, 09:51 AM
So far so good with Windows 10. Easy to install and done in like 30 minutes for me. Haven't explored much but I'm back working and everything has been perfect. Going to learn as I go rather than try to figure it all out in the beginning.Does Windows 10 have start button? Did you have to reinstall any of your browsers.

Other than that did you have to do anything special before you installed, or was it just install/and bam, you're up and running?

cj
08-01-2015, 11:37 AM
Does Windows 10 have start button? Did you have to reinstall any of your browsers.

Other than that did you have to do anything special before you installed, or was it just install/and bam, you're up and running?

The start button is back. I didn't have to re-install anything. Everything so far is working fine.

Tom
08-01-2015, 12:42 PM
I heard yesterday that life of machine has been defined as 5 years.

FocusWiz
08-01-2015, 01:07 PM
I heard yesterday that life of machine has been defined as 5 years.
See Clocker's thread here:

http://www.paceadvantage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=124230

Greyfox
08-01-2015, 02:06 PM
A glowing review (propaganda?) of Windows 10.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/techandscience/final-version-of-windows-might-be-microsofts-best-ever/ar-AAdEdmh?ocid=spartandhp

Greyfox
08-01-2015, 02:23 PM
I just restarted my computer for the first time with Windows 10.
It seemed to take longer than usual.
I was worried by a black screen for several seconds (10 or more)and then it ultimately came up. Whew.

FocusWiz
08-01-2015, 02:36 PM
Bootup times seem to be longer here, too. Plus, my machine is running much hotter than before. It is possible that Microsoft has a lot of background things going on after the installation and that these various delays and heavy processing will subside (at least I hope they will).

Canarsie
08-02-2015, 11:21 AM
Bootup times seem to be longer here, too. Plus, my machine is running much hotter than before. It is possible that Microsoft has a lot of background things going on after the installation and that these various delays and heavy processing will subside (at least I hope they will).

You can run one of these programs and verify your thoughts about overheating.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

The above two are on this list but they are programs I previously used and didn't have a problem with.

14 Best Free CPU Temperature Monitor Software For Windows

http://listoffreeware.com/best-free-cpu-temperature-monitor-software-windows/

Clocker
08-02-2015, 09:29 PM
A glowing review (propaganda?) of Windows 10.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/techandscience/final-version-of-windows-might-be-microsofts-best-ever/ar-AAdEdmh?ocid=spartandhp


Windows propaganda on the MicroSoft News site? Nah! :p

sammy the sage
08-04-2015, 11:12 PM
as I stated previously in another thread...w10...glorified spyware....marketing 101...

opt-out if you've committed the sin of signing up....

https://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/

FocusWiz
08-04-2015, 11:24 PM
You can run one of these programs and verify your thoughts about overheating.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

The above two are on this list but they are programs I previously used and didn't have a problem with.

14 Best Free CPU Temperature Monitor Software For Windows

http://listoffreeware.com/best-free-cpu-temperature-monitor-software-windows/Thanks, Canarsie. I think Microsoft was pushing the machine to the limit (and a bit beyond) as part of the update. It has returned to what looks like "normal" now.

Rebooting (i.e., restarting) takes about twice as long as before (seems like three times, but I get impatient, so it is more likely twice.).

whodoyoulike
08-05-2015, 12:13 AM
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Rebooting (i.e., restarting) takes about twice as long as before (seems like three times, but I get impatient, so it is more likely twice.).

Haven't upgraded as of yet. So, what are we talking about more than 1 minute currently my wait time is about 30 seconds or less.

Any one have problems with DVD song or movie playbacks or any other problems?

FocusWiz
08-05-2015, 12:19 AM
Haven't upgraded as of yet. So, what are we talking about more than 1 minute currently my wait time is about 30 seconds or less.

Any one have problems with DVD song or movie playbacks or any other problems?
A boot takes less than a minute on my machine. A restart (shut down and restart) takes about a minute.

My understanding is that DVD playback is not natively supported. I have not tried to play a movie on this machine. Here's a recent article on movie playback:

http://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/

PaceAdvantage
08-06-2015, 03:15 PM
as I stated previously in another thread...w10...glorified spyware....marketing 101...

opt-out if you've committed the sin of signing up....

https://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/Microsoft bashing never gets old... :rolleyes:

Hope you never use google or an iPhone or an Android-based phone...or almost everything else in this world, including a new Samsung smart TV... :lol:

cj
08-06-2015, 04:27 PM
My boot up and restarts actually seem faster, but even if wrong they aren't slow by any means.

kingfin66
08-06-2015, 04:40 PM
The only thing I have encountered, and I do not know if it is related to 10, is that I have trouble launching Chrome out of sleep mode and have to reboot. The laptop is less than a month old. This problem has happened during padt 2 days. I upgraded on the first day.

letswastemoney
08-07-2015, 01:33 PM
I'm happy with my modified Windows 8 with Classic Shell.

Unsure if it's really worth it downloading Windows 10, as Classic Shell made it so I have a start button in Windows 8 and can skip the modern interface.

barn32
08-13-2015, 07:42 PM
I upgraded to Win 10 and there is good and bad, first the good.

Excel spreadsheets took forever and a day to open and even longer to close with Win 8. Now it is very, very fast. And just for that reason alone I'm glad I upgraded.

However, I lost most of my font settings for Windows and for Firefox, and it took a long time to figure out how to get things "close" to the way they were.

But my biggest problem right now is sound volume. With everything set to maximum I can barely hear the audio, and if air conditioning or something is running in the background it's impossible to hear at all.

I've been searching for a solution, but there isn't really much out there yet for Win 10. I did find this little trick (http://superuser.com/questions/948954/very-low-sound-in-windows-10), but it doesn't work for me.

Any suggestions?

MONEY
08-14-2015, 05:30 PM
I installed windows 10 on 08/12.

Yesterday 08/13 I got an email from my internet provider warning me about stealing music files.
The file that I was accused of stealing was called " You and Your Friends (feat. Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign).mp3"
I've heard of Snoop Dog in the news & I've never heard of Ty Dolla $ign.

Anyway I checked my programs & found that along with Windows 10, a program called "sugarsync" was installed in my
computer. "Sugarsync" is a file sharing P2P program that can be used for sharing programs & music illegally.

I just finished uninstalling the program and I hope that it doesn't come back.

Just letting you know, to check on may have been installed into your computer along with the upgrade to Windows 10.

headhawg
08-15-2015, 11:02 AM
Sugarsync is like Dropbox; a cloud drive that let's you store files. It is not a P2P file sharing program. If something like that was included in a Windows 10 update it would be all over the Interwebz. The warning that you got sounds like a scam to me.

MONEY
08-15-2015, 01:20 PM
Sugarsync is like Dropbox; a cloud drive that let's you store files. It is not a P2P file sharing program. If something like that was included in a Windows 10 update it would be all over the Interwebz. The warning that you got sounds like a scam to me.
I checked with uverse & they did send the warning.

FocusWiz
08-21-2015, 07:17 PM
My boot up and restarts actually seem faster, but even if wrong they aren't slow by any means.I believe that I found the cause of the delays on my machine in the days after upgrading to Windows 10.

Without me realizing it, Microsoft reverted to their earlier 8 rule that your SkyDrive/OneDrive local store could not be on a removable drive. On this machine, the OneDrive data was located on a Micro SD card while I was using Windows 8.

Once I upgraded to Windows 10, the OS thought to itself, "I can't let this data reside there." and it created a new OneDrive location on my C: Drive. The delays and heat and thrashing I was seeing was likely Microsoft copying everything on my OneDrive back to my C: Drive where I do not want it.

That plus the fact that you need to trick the system now to make it think your removable drive is part of your C: Drive has been a small relearning experience.

I am glad I discovered this before I got a Drive Full error.