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Old 17-03-2017, 17:16   #1801
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Re: [Update] Windows 10 Discussion

With the aid of Classic Start I have my windows 8.1 looking and working just like win 7 only newer... I won't be going to win 10 ever though, if there's a win 11 I'll take a look, but Win 10 is a joke.
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Old 19-03-2017, 18:33   #1802
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My Son Win 10 last update set Browser Default to the microsoft one and
he could not get it back on settings to Firefox . he set as default that Failed
i got it right by going to the old Style settings Page an did it by clicking
set Defaults selected firefox that worked and has stayed ok.
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Old 20-03-2017, 12:36   #1803
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With the aid of Classic Start I have my windows 8.1 looking and working just like win 7 only newer... I won't be going to win 10 ever though, if there's a win 11 I'll take a look, but Win 10 is a joke.
Microsoft have stated that Windows 10 is the last and that they will be doing updates to 10 instead of full blown releases. I think this is the way Apple are now doing OSX. I read somewhere the other day that company’s IT depts. are not moving to Windows 10 because of the extreme amount of snooping that Microsoft do via 10. There even putting ruddy adverts in the file manager screen now so what is next for there adverts maybe a advert on login that you cannot skip

https://betanews.com/2017/01/09/micr...eators-update/
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Old 20-03-2017, 12:43   #1804
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Microsoft have stated that Windows 10 is the last and that they will be doing updates to 10 instead of full blown releases. I think this is the way Apple are now doing OSX. I read somewhere the other day that company’s IT depts. are not moving to Windows 10 because of the extreme amount of snooping that Microsoft do via 10. There even putting ruddy adverts in the file manager screen now so what is next for there adverts maybe a advert on login that you cannot skip


Many companies are still on XP.
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Old 20-03-2017, 13:12   #1805
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Re: [Update] Windows 10 Discussion

I'll bet that most companies would only leave windows 7 at the latest kicking and screaming when MS cease meaningful support for it.

Businesses probably need something like the old NT4 style where business & home use were completely separate products.
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I'll bet that most companies would only leave windows 7 at the latest kicking and screaming when MS cease meaningful support for it.

Businesses probably need something like the old NT4 style where business & home use were completely separate products.

I remember being on a BETA for NT4
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Re: [Update] Windows 10 Discussion

I loved NT4, I used it until XP came along, as the 16 bit versions of Windows at the time were so poor and would fall over if you gave them a hard stare. By the time SP6 came out, there wasn't anything that 16 bit windows could do, that it couldn't do as well (multimedia stuff mainly)
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Many companies are still on XP.
My main desk system is, along with office 2000 pro with the later docx, xlsx etc translators. Partly as I need legacy support for older 16 bit applications that can never be updated. A lot of NC* machines (Lathes, routers) are still on old DOS based systems with their data on 3 1/2" floppy drives.

A lot of applications are still 32 bit underneath and with a bit of fettling will run quite happily under XP. It's usually the installer that is the issue.

I was able to bash W7 pro into submission on the laptop with classic shell and some strategic registry hacks. W10 is a whole new can of worms.

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Windows 10 Creators Update confirmed for 11th April

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...PTFti8wotTp.97
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Windows 10 Creators Update confirmed for 11th April

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...PTFti8wotTp.97
Oh god no, that means even more adverts inserted in places i dont want them. I have just had a read of the info in the link and it goes on about all the new extras but it omits that they are now going to hit you with adverts they call information pop outs

https://betanews.com/2015/10/15/micr...o-display-ads/

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/...rts-share-tool

And finaly

http://www.pcworld.com/article/30398...stop-them.html
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Oh god no, that means even more adverts inserted in places i dont want them. I have just had a read of the info in the link and it goes on about all the new extras but it omits that they are now going to hit you with adverts they call information pop outs

https://betanews.com/2015/10/15/micr...o-display-ads/

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/...rts-share-tool

And finaly

http://www.pcworld.com/article/30398...stop-them.html
been running the 15063 built as a insider for few days it runs fine. NO ads yet but lots on twitter saying can be turned off we will see sure they be away around the ads
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I'll bet that most companies would only leave windows 7 at the latest kicking and screaming when MS cease meaningful support for it.
This might happen sooner that you'd think..

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...cle-fact-sheet

Windows 7 SP1 has already gone past the end of mainstream support. Extended support finishes in 2020. IIRC, After that, Microsoft will support it, but will charge a *lot* of money per machine to update it.
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They do sort of have that in Windows 10. For consumers, there is Windows 10 home. For "power users" and small to medium businesses, there is Windows 10 Pro. For large businesses and other enterprises, there is Windows 10 Enterprise (which is only available if you are on one of Microsoft's Volume Licensing schemes).
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been running the 15063 built as a insider for few days it runs fine. NO ads yet but lots on twitter saying can be turned off we will see sure they be away around the ads
Just gone through the list on my bottom link and turned off as much as i can. should they make it impossible to remove the ads then my final machine still running 10 will be rolled back to 7.
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that looks like Big trouble Ahead you should be given choice Download yes\no
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Just gone through the list on my bottom link and turned off as much as i can. should they make it impossible to remove the ads then my final machine still running 10 will be rolled back to 7.
Can we leave your bottom out of this please?

You can't "roll back" to w7 although you can reinstall a fresh copy and then install a back-up copy if you have one.

The "roll back" option is only available for 30 days and doesn't always work successfully.
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