Did anyone else have problems after last Tuesday's Windows update? Thankfully internet access wasn't affected but otherwise "Crash Wednesday" lived up to its name for me and it took days to get everything working properly again. All my files are OK but sadly I've lost my favourite graphics editing prog and Windows will not allow me to reinstall it. I didn't have a suitable restore point either - I thought Windows created one prior to installing updates - so I'll be wary of clicking "OK" to future requests to install updates.
Yes Dave - it's Win 10 and I didn't seek out an update - just got a notice on screen (as I do from time to time) saying there was a new set of Win updates which did take a while to download. I've always been under the impression that it was important to download these for security reasons. The computer is protected by "Webroot" which is administered by a local computer firm and it's pretty good at stopping any malicious stuff. The problem is with Paint.Net - an excellent free to download graphics prog which Ive used for some years. Microsoft now says it contains a potentially dangerous .exe prog and will not let it run nor will it allow me to download and reinstall. Annoying things computers! I'll have to contact the geeks who manage my antivirus I think.
To the best of my knowledge you don't get a choice as to whether or not you download updates with windows 10 and it's known for disabling programs as it likes I've hardly read a positive review of win 10 but so many negatives, like piggy backing of your bandwidth, phoning home more personal information than it should.
The issue for me started before it was released and even though you opted out it still tried to surreptitiously download and even install on your machine, not for me.
I bought the bits nailed them together plugged 'em in and gave it life. This is my computer. I'll not have some muppet at microsoft tell me how to use it. Long live windows 7 which you do still have some control over. rant finished
As for running your favourite programs I'm not sure win 10 will allow it but could you run a duel boot system ' win 7 and win 10 ' I did this with vista and win 7 some years back it's not hard to set up and when you start up your given a choice of which OS to boot into ian
I can't see why you can't dual boot Win 7 and 10. You'd need to partition the drive you were installing to and install '10' on one '7' to the different partitions. I'm sure there are online guides.
I liked Windows 7 (its the OS that Vista should have been), though liked XP too (I never understood the problems some folks had with it, it was rock solid for me). I moved to Win 10 with the new machine. Perhaps I've been lucky but other than learning the new layout of the desktop and finding where things are, it has been fine.
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2017 10:30:00 GMT by Tringa: typo