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Old 06-15-2018, 07:10 AM
 
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Whenever I hear people moaning and groaning about Windows (in this case 10), I suggest to them that they use a different system that will make them more satisfied.

That's not to say everything about Windows 10 is lovable, but I figure most of it is as it is because they're trying to please MILLIONS of people around the world.
I only moan when they switch to a new system and then you can't find where anything is, happens with a lot of things such as emails or Google maps. They change it for themselves not the user.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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If you want Windows 10 to be like an older version,(start menu, etc.), spent $4.99 and install Start10: https://www.stardock.com/products/start10/
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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My only beef with them is that when each of their OS's gets
to where it is good, they replace it, and we have to start all over.
I have felt that way in the past. Although I think that now the idea is to let the system evolve rather than change drastically.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:10 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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I have felt that way in the past. Although I think that now the idea is to let the system evolve rather than change drastically.
I would have been happy if they had gone the "evolutionary" route starting with Win2K.

Meanwhile, I think I might look into a couple of the ideas put forth in this thread.
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Old 06-16-2018, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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If you want Windows 10 to be like an older version,(start menu, etc.), spent $4.99 and install Start10: https://www.stardock.com/products/start10/
Why pay for what's free?


Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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For Win 10 64bit pro I made shortcut icons for things I use often and put them on my desktop or pinned them to the Quick Accesss bar at the bottom of the screen. Some of the shortcuts on my desktop and icons on my Quick Access bar are for System, Contro Panel, Cmd.exe (a DOS window), This PC, File Explorer, Chrome, Paint, Notepad, Wordpad, Open Office, Photoshop and the other Adobe programs, the weather and my favorite programs and websites. I have disabled most of the apps that gives MS access to my computer and my information. I have even disabled my updates. No more watching Microsoft load hundreds of useless updates on my PC.
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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A good article re cleaning up the crap and blocking other crap.

https://www.howtogeek.com/356642/how...9s-annoyances/
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:54 AM
 
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A bit OT, but if you have a screen that is wider than it is tall place the taskbar on the side of the screen. Mine is on the left side and I like having the max display vertically.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:10 PM
 
Location: ohio
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Windows 10 is actually very much like Windows 7. Windows 8 was the odd duck that needed much massaging to get it to function like 7. I don't think you really need Classic Shell with Win10 - I have it on my home PC with Windows 8.1, but on the PCs at work with Windows 10 the start menu was very much like 7, other than the tile area which I basically ignored.
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Windows 10 is actually very much like Windows 7. Windows 8 was the odd duck that needed much massaging to get it to function like 7. I don't think you really need Classic Shell with Win10 - I have it on my home PC with Windows 8.1, but on the PCs at work with Windows 10 the start menu was very much like 7, other than the tile area which I basically ignored.
From what I have seen, Win 10 is very much like Win 7 that has been hacked, and infested with virus and spyware. With a couple hours work, it can be made to work as well as Win 7.

I think someone should write a manual (could be a series of PDF's and MPG's) telling how to fix Win 10.
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