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Postby mjnelson99 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:12 pm

I downloaded Windows 10 iso and after imaging my Win 7 partition,
managed to get it installed from DVD.

It did have the drivers for the Intel networking that did not come with
Win 7 plus my printer also was picked up. I had to use a Vista driver to
get audio on USB speakers to work. The internal speakers worked but they
are too soft to be practical.

Personally, I like having shortcuts the most frequently used apps &
things like C & D on my desktop. It was not that easy to get them there
in Win 10. I know where my shortcuts are placed so they are easy to find.

I could not find a Computer option to just look at what is there. Not
sure it is even available. I finally found Control Panel.

Thunderbird with Lightning (calendar) installed and working. I used a
Mozbackup file to ease installation. It worked fine.

I wish MS would ask us if we want to login locally or using MS. That is
a pain. Since I was not going to leave it on my laptop, I did not seek
to change it.

That login detail might have complicated logging into Skype since I do
not use the MS login info there.

At this point, I will not be rushing to move to Win 10 myself.
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Re: Win 10

Postby Brian K » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:06 pm

Mary,

To put the "Computer" icon on the desktop...right click the desktop, click Personalize. Click Change desktop icons, put a tick in Computer. The new icon on the desktop is called "This PC".

You can pin apps shortcuts to the Taskbar. If you want desktop shortcuts, right click the exe in Program Files and choose Create shortcut. It will be placed on the desktop.

When you install Win10 you can choose to use a Local account and not have a Microsoft account. I never setup a Microsoft account.
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Re: Win 10

Postby mjnelson99 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:27 am

Thanks, Brian.

I only saw using the MS acct as an option. Maybe I was not persistent
enough? Then MS security kicks in and wants to email a code when the PC
is not yet set up for email. At least there was an option of saying I
cannot do that yet. Yikes!

I did not want all the apps (about 20) on the Taskbar. It would get too
crowded. It is more useful to me as links on the desktop.

The info in This PC is less easily informative than Computer in Win 7
has been.

The Taskbar is useful yet does not list things like Printer readily
available.

Programs did not list Libre Office in either setting. Fortunately, I had
already put a link on the desktop for it. That is a good, free, option
to MS Office.

Made me wonder if any other apps would not show up there?

I put Win 7 back on last evening. I don't have an extra PC to play with.
Mary

On 12/26/2014 10:06 PM, "Brian K" wrote:
> Mary,
>
> To put the "Computer" icon on the desktop...right click the desktop,

click Personalize. Click Change desktop icons, put a tick in Computer.

The new icon on the desktop is called "This PC".
>
> You can pin apps shortcuts to the Taskbar.

If you want desktop shortcuts, right click the exe in Program Files

and choose Create shortcut. It will be placed on the desktop.
>
> When you install Win10 you can choose to use a Local account

and not have a Microsoft account. I never setup a Microsoft account.
>
>
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Re: Win 10

Postby Brian K » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:44 pm

Mary,

When you install Win8 or Win10 you are asked about your Microsoft Account. You don't have one so click "Create a new account" and then on the new account page, choose Continue using my existing account. Easy.

The Win10 Start Menu is a hybrid of Win7 and Win8. You can choose to have both types, the Win7 type only or the Win8 type only. There is a vocal minority who hate the Win8 Start Menu (Metro). Coming from Win7 you probably won't like the tiles. I prefer them as they are easily customized and I have my Program shortcuts in Metro rather than on the desktop. In Metro you will see dozens of apps you will never use. Simply "Unpin" them so Metro only shows apps that you use. Lean and mean.

Win8 and Win10 are different from Win7 but "everything" is there. You just have to find it.

By the way, installing Win8 or Win10 is much faster from a UFD than from a DVD. About 8 minutes installing from a UFD to a SSD and not much longer installing to a HD.
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Re: Win 10

Postby mjnelson99 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:20 pm

I made a short attempt to put Win 10 on an SD card. I could boot it but
it only took about 100 MB of space on the card so could not have had Win
10 there.

I had already created a DVD I knew would boot & start the process so
went with that.

Maybe I will check it out again closer to RTM.

I did experiment with Win 8 a couple of years ago(not 8.1). One program
had about 5-6 exe files and it was hard to even find which one I would
want to keep on Metro. There were others with similar useless exe tiles.
At least that can be avoided in Win 10.

In Mar 2014 my daughter had been using Win 8 for about 6 months. I asked
her how she liked it. UGH!!! She had gone from Win 7 to 8 with a new
computer.
Mary

On 12/27/2014 1:44 PM, "Brian K" wrote:
> Mary,
>
> When you install Win8 or Win10 you are asked about your Microsoft Account.

You don't have one so click "Create a new account" and then on the new
account page,

choose Continue using my existing account. Easy.
>
> The Win10 Start Menu is a hybrid of Win7 and Win8. You can choose to have both types, the Win7 type only or the Win8 type only.

There is a vocal minority who hate the Win8 Start Menu (Metro). Coming
from Win7 you probably won't like the tiles.

I prefer them as they are easily customized and I have my Program
shortcuts in Metro rather than on the desktop. In Metro you will see
dozens of apps you will never use. Simply "Unpin" them so Metro only
shows apps that you use. Lean and mean.
>
> Win8 and Win10 are different from Win7 but "everything" is there. You just have to find it.
>
> By the way, installing Win8 or Win10 is much faster from a UFD than from a DVD. About 8 minutes installing from a UFD to a SSD and not much longer installing to a HD.
>
>
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Re: Win 10

Postby DrTeeth » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:17 pm

On Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:12:41 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
MJNelson disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>At this point, I will not be rushing to move to Win 10 myself.

I quite like it. I do not like the way many user options have
disappeared from user access in Win 10 (and also Win 8.1).

In 10 is much nicer than Win 8.1 - hello start button, long time no
see. It is not bad enough yet for me to forego several years of
under-the-hood progress.

Hopefully MSoft will come out with some good deals for Win 10 like
they did for Win 7 after the Vista fiasco.
--
Cheers,

DrT

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** but by then it is too late.
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