Scott, if Win 10 is the startup speed of 8.1 and the UI of windows 7, I'll be fairly happy.
Yes, depending on which 8.1 you are running: Student, Home, Ultimate, yada will translate into one of two (three?) similar versions of Windows 10.NR4P said:I am running W8.1.
So I think I am all set but is there a particular version of W10 that I would get?
I wouldn't be surprised if there is a registry setting to turn that off.NR4P said:Looks like I will get W10 Home. Not crazy about auto updates being mandatory. Wish I had the Pro edition as I read those updates can be deferred if desired.
Have to think about jumping on this.
Then disconnect your computer from the network, unplug the power cord, and wait it out for a year, maybe two. Your computer will be safe from both the Windows 10 virus as well as all other known viruses.SayWhat? said:Yeah. Sure. And I got a bridge over the Everglades for you .. cheap.
I don't want them downloading anything first, then telling me about it.
For the time being. But will it install itself later sometime when they decide they no longer want to give you the choice?
I have NO intention of going to 10 for at least a year, maybe two.
Exactly! I don't like some of the WIndows 8 "charms" popping up--so I turn them off. Problem solved. Move on and have fun.dpeters11 said:It will not just upgrade itself. I've seen an odd amount of negative comments regarding 10. I have a friend that is somehow upset that their adding a virtual desktop function and new window snapping options and keyboard shortcuts. I just told him, if you don't like virtual desktops, don't use them. The APIs have been there for years, it's just that an extra download is no longer needed.
Sounds great! Thanks for sharing that link. I likie!dpeters11 said:They've made some good improvements to Snap.
Actually I think the insiders also get it in groups, the "fast lane" will be getting it the moment it goes gold, slow lane will get it a day or two before the 29th. The first reserved copies will go out on the 29th, presuming the plan stays as scheduled.dpeters11 said:Absolutely nothing. They aren't exactly rolling this out worldwide to everyone day one. I think the only ones to actually get it on the 29th are Insiders.
They likely are using the BITS data channel (or equivalent) which can run all the time. There is so much data, it will run around the clock worldwide.MysteryMan said:Microsoft had a brain fart this morning and attempted to download Windows 10 on my PC. I had no idea they were doing this. I perform daily maintenance on my PC every morning using System Mechanic Professional and need to restart my PC after running the maintenance program. The restart caused the Windows 10 download to fail. Microsoft did give a heads up that when the time comes to download Windows 10 they would do so in the background but you would think they would have chosen to download Windows 10 in the wee hours like DIRECTV does when they download new software when usage is at a minimum.
Yupper!WestDC said:What I would suggest is that you buy another Laptop HD the same size as the current one (example) 1TB get another 1TB - Order one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G6TG5YE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00- Remove the orginial HD - put both drives into the Device (Standalone) and it will clone your orginial drive perfect.
Then Install the new Cloned drive into the Laptop boot it up and upgrade it to Win10 - Should it fail - No loss as you still have the orginial HD ready to pop back in. If you are good to go after that - Remove the nOW upgraded drive and clone it over your old one (NOW) you have a complete Hot Swap backup you can go to anytime (reclone it every 6 months or so to stay current.
The HP and Toshiba laptops I have (and others I've used in the past) have let me create restoration disks from the recovery partition(s). Did Dell do that too?WestDC said:Dell has a boot Save config Sector on your Dell Hard drive - That's why you don't have the orginial Copy of Windows (unless) you called during the time of warrenty and they would have sent them to you (U HAD TO ASK FOR IT) - When going back to the boot config on your dell it will revert to the day it was created - Losing everything except the operating system and soft ware you ordered at the time.
To boot it Restart the PC When you see the dell logo Press F10 and it should give you a warning about turning back the software clock. and losing your data files (not the win7) - The F key may be different SO I suggest if F10 doesn't do it - Start with F1 and go one at a time.
If you take the drive out and put it in a usb Dock and connect it to another PC you will see how it is sectored off - That's why dell after 2010 stopped sending oem disks out (cost cutting Shipping) and they can get you back to square one if a problem comes up. Forgot to add you can also go here http://en.community.dell.com/?~ck=mn
And Get user help on your Dell product model and finding the correct F key to get you OPS back
Hope these helps you
Yes, there are a few things that can't be done in Paint.net that can be done in Paintshoppro... (snarky comment) and yet they are still easier to do in Paint.net than paintshop...Mark Holtz said:
Until our society finds and generally adopts a gender neutral set of pronouns (yes, I am aware some have been suggested, none generally adopted), as you know, the default is the male set for unknown predicates.SeaBeagle said:I do not know what "he" is asking about but, I know what she is asking about. I hate male dominated places.
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Umm.... So all conversations would be:SeaBeagle said:that is because when in other forums guys instead of answering questions from women ask them personal information and things like that.
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Is that how it goes on other forums? I've never seen it, but I suppose it could happen.SeaBeagle: Comment, yada, yada
Person A: SeaBeagle, before I respond, I need to know, are you male, female, or prefer another pronoun set?
SeaBeagle: Thanks for asking, female.
Person A: Thanks. now I can respond to your original post....
She said her stuff yada, yada, yada,
Or using Inkahauts:
inkahauts: I'm in favor of this, that, and da other.
Person B: inky, be ye dude or dudette?
inkahauts: can't you tell?
Person B: No
Person C: No
Person D: No (he or she was late to the game...)
Person B: Cool, now what was the comment?