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Re: Windows 10 upgrade!
« Reply #27 on: Friday 20 November 15 10:12 GMT (UK) »
My PC upgraded a few days ago, apparently successfully. It did change some of my privacy settings but I soon changed them back (not that I'm complacent - I'm sure we'll never know just how much they can find out about us).

For anyone in doubt the upgrade does a full re-installation, just like the original upgrade from Windows 7/8, but leaves all your program and data files intact as far as I can tell.

I have disabled just about all the special features of Windows 10 and use a third party browser, email client, etc. In this state it is hard to tell it isn't Windows 7  8)

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Re: Windows 10 upgrade!
« Reply #28 on: Friday 20 November 15 11:30 GMT (UK) »
Interesting, might help friends of mine who haven't upgraded. I seem to be OK with it now, but still from time to time use 7 on my Netbook.
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Re: Windows 10 upgrade!
« Reply #29 on: Friday 20 November 15 20:02 GMT (UK) »
You can still use Internet Explorer 11 instead of Edge if you want.

You have to run it manually though by using File Explorer to navigate to:

C:\Windows\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

Microsoft have often stated they do not want to collect person data but they are being forced to by various government agencies around the world.  I doubt if changing your browser or using various privacy settings is going to make a great deal of difference because governments demand that ISPs provide them with customer browsing data - justifying it by saying they are trying to catch criminals and terrorists etc.
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Re: Windows 10 upgrade!
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 09 December 15 13:48 GMT (UK) »
I bit the bullet (took the upgrade) at 3.40 this afternoon. I shuddered at the 20 minute interval on screen, but in the event the upgrade took less than 5 minutes, no problems so far and no noticeable changes. No doubt I have those privileges to come!

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You were quite right Simon; I saw it was coming at around 6.45 last night and as I knew dinner was imminent and wanted to watch at least some of the football I decided to take it there and then. The 20 minutes suggested was total nonsense, it took around 65, twenty of those being over the last 1%!! Then the fun started. I have a virtual machine (VMWare) on this computer and the previous evening i had a little difficulty getting it to run the internet. I fixed that; but after the upgrade in retaliation the net didn't work in my real machine. I eventually fixed that and then had a go at the virtual machine, which I eventually fixed. Main problem is I am not sure how or why in either case. I eventually logged off at around 11.30p.m. This morning all OK (so far) except that Chrome was no longer my default browser.Anyway, all done and my earlier postings were obviously a false alarm.

The Windows 10 upgrade takes well over an hour (more like 1 1/2 to 2) including a 20 minute download period. It's like a new installation. I think your five minute update was just an ordinary update.

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Re: Windows 10 upgrade!
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 16 December 15 09:43 GMT (UK) »
I had W7 and took the free upgrade to W10.
Transition was lengthy but no problem. :)
Just one problem that I am not technically able to fight off (and it is hard) microsoft's insistence that I do not use Windows Live Mail but instead use Microsoft's Windows 10 system which is not my preference >:(..... so I am being bombarded by microsoft  >:( >:(to switch and I resent their strong arm  >:( >:(tactics but too technically weak to know how to fix it :'(
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Re: Windows 10 upgrade!
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 16 December 15 09:48 GMT (UK) »
I had W7 and took the free upgrade to W10.
Transition was lengthy but no problem. :)
Just one problem that I am not technically able to fight off (and it is hard) microsoft's insistence that I do not use Windows Live Mail but instead use Microsoft's Windows 10 system which is not my preference >:(..... so I am being bombarded by microsoft  >:( >:(to switch and I resent their strong arm  >:( >:(tactics but too technically weak to know how to fix it :'(
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Re: Windows 10 upgrade!
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 16 December 15 09:50 GMT (UK) »
I had W7 and took the free upgrade to W10.
Transition was lengthy but no problem. :)
Just one problem that I am not technically able to fight off (and it is hard) microsoft's insistence that I do not use Windows Live Mail but instead use Microsoft's Windows 10 system which is not my preference >:(..... so I am being bombarded by microsoft  >:( >:(to switch and I resent their strong arm  >:( >:(tactics but too technically weak to know how to fix it :'(
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Re: Windows 10 upgrade!
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 16 December 15 10:42 GMT (UK) »
Windows 10 works best with ALL the new features turned off, and using third party browser, email, etc  ;)

The biggest problem is that they released it before it was finished . . . that, and trying to make it touchscreen friendly for the kids at the expense of the more serious users ::)
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Re: Windows 10 upgrade!
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 16 December 15 19:18 GMT (UK) »
Isn't that usually the case though? Incidentally my W7 netbook is taking its time (30minutes +) to shut down. Why?
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