How to stop the Windows 10 Upgrade..

This is how you do it. The manual method is easy enough¬†but if you get something wrong in Registry, it can be terminal. Lucky for you, there is a download link to two REG files. Download and run both to stop the constant requests. The benefits: If you have a Windows 7 machine, especially an early one, you may well be saving yourself a lot of grief. My thinking is that you shouldn’t try to upgrade a pre-2011 computer because decent hardware support before that date may not be good enough. The last thing that you want is a computer … Continue reading How to stop the Windows 10 Upgrade..

Internet Explorer 11..

.. has become very slow to respond to anything over the last few days, and as slow as I can be, IE is worse. I now have Edge running again, and it is way faster at the moment, so all is well until the next round of updates. I used to like Update Tuesdays. At least you could brace yourself for the event. These days, updates sneak up on you.. ūüôā

Windows 10 isn’t a phone OS..

What part of the image looks anything like what you might see if you fired up a cellphone? The Start menu perhaps, QuickLaunch, MS Word 2010, the notification area? Why do some persist in calling Windows 10 a phone OS? If anything, my Windows 10 looks a lot more¬†like Vista or Windows 7, and that’s a good thing, right? No, the Start Menu is NOT the default. It is Start10, but could as easily be Classic Shell. Microsoft Office 2010 predated Windows 8, and actually appeared during the Windows 7 watch. So, between the Start menu and my main application … Continue reading Windows 10 isn’t a phone OS..

My new keyboard..

It is a Logitech desktop set MK710, and I bought it from my local Staples store for $70 incl. tax. In the box: A nice Mk710 keyboard, soft and quiet keys, mimimum of crap around the perimeter (basic controls). Batteries are pre-installed. An¬† M705 mouse which will be a spare as I already have one. Batteries for the mouse are included separately. A Unifying wireless adapter, and a USB extension cable to allow for better siting of the wireless transceiver. I have been supplying my own from the outset of wireless anything, and it is a nice touch by Logitech … Continue reading My new keyboard..

A totally unbiased view?

I haven’t changed anything in the text, not punctuation, not spelling, not the format. This is EXACTLY as I first read it..   “windows 10 is dead..!!! the only one who doesn’t know yet is microsoft the people who already try windows 10 are walking away from that and those who are smart enough to go read some unbiased reviews they won’t even try to install windows 10..!! the price of windows 7 OEM had increased since windows 10 was released because nobody want to install an operating system for a mobile device to a computer desktop especially the gamers … Continue reading A totally unbiased view?

Upgrading to Windows 10..

Microsoft have allowed for free upgrades from Windows 8 and Windows 7, so why not Vista and XP? Windows 7 didn’t become public until 22 October, 2009. Computers on sale in stores after this date were of varying quality, some not too good running Vista with full driver support, let alone Windows 7. Personally, I wouldn’t upgrade a computer of mine unless it was at least a late 2010 release¬†because of patchy to non-existant hardware driver support XP machines are almost in a different galaxy. As good as some were in their day, without full driver support, one has the … Continue reading Upgrading to Windows 10..

Importing into Windows 10 or 8’s Mail..

It’s a trick. You can’t import addresses or Calendar events into the new Mail app. BOO HISS MAILSUCKSBIGTIME. Whoa up. There are two other apps in the Windows 10 arsenal which will work as standalone apps OR in conjunction with the Mail app.. 1.. People, as in the app named ‘People’ This is how you import a contacts list into People.. 2.. Calendar, as in the app named Calendar This is how you import calendar events into Calendar Now that you know as much as I do about the Windows 10 Mail app, you can¬† use it to your advantage, … Continue reading Importing into Windows 10 or 8’s Mail..

Windows 10 Mail..

OK. I have been playing with the Mail app again because Windows Live Mail 2012 is getting to be long in the tooth and Microsoft doesn’t seem to care whether it works or not.¬†Mail (or WLM previously) isn’t my primary email client. I just use it for email IDs which are NOT Rogers accounts (my ISP)¬†or my MVPS account, these being held in Outlook 2010. So now Windows Live Mail is gone from the two computers which I use, and I will work on the other two when I have more time. It isn’t the end of an era because … Continue reading Windows 10 Mail..

Windows 10 annoyances.. (Updated)

The Mail app.. There appears to be no way to remove an account, and no way to bulk delete email that is no longer relevant. If there is a way to do either, I apologise for not looking more into it. If there is no way to do either, please place developers who know something about the older email clients in charge, because the current bunch appear to be partly clueless.. The Lock Screen.. I like the lock screen but for a couple of issues. Issue #1.. On my desktop, time shows as 24hr, but on the smaller screened Netbook, … Continue reading Windows 10 annoyances.. (Updated)

Windows 10 is not the bad guy..

Windows naysayers have been around for a long time, and the current reasons put around for not using Windows 10 are not that much different than the reasons used for every other Windows version.. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet puts his two cents in.. see here..