|Great War Ace ||29 Jan 2016 11:57 p.m. PST|
My new laptop, a HP Notebook, 17.3 inch screen, AMD 10 processor, 6 RAM, has just aggravated me enormously. This is being tapped out on my almost 4.5 year-old HP Pavilion g7 (which has been showing signs of age. But I don't recall every having to go through what I just went through: a complete updating of the whole ball of wax baby. SLOW process, to say the least. So far, I don't like Windoze 10…
|ArmymenRGreat ||30 Jan 2016 6:02 a.m. PST|
Hang in there. Win 10 has been treating me well on an AMD 8 / 12gb. I'm less of a fan of HP's update tool. Win 10 did a massive update a couple weeks ago. That may have been what you went through. It certainly isn't the norm, so don't panic.
| Saber6 ||30 Jan 2016 7:11 a.m. PST|
I'm running 10 on a 8 year old Dell with no issues. So far it has been pretty painless
|RavenscraftCybernetics ||30 Jan 2016 11:58 a.m. PST|
|45thdiv||30 Jan 2016 1:42 p.m. PST|
Windows 10 is slightly better than windows 8.1, but at least it has a better navigation system. Windows 8.1 was designed for touch screen apps. Horrible whne you aer working on a workstation and not their surface tablet.
|Great War Ace ||30 Jan 2016 7:20 p.m. PST|
I'm still hard at it. A total slog fest. I've never had a 'puter throw so many "warning" "offers". Not sure what to make of that alone!? I mean on the NET: I will open a webpage and instantly get some crapola about my system being compromised. This has happened in one form or another a half dozen times in the last two days.
Trying to get my Canon scanner/printer to connect. Total pain in the arse. With Windoze 7 the Canon software went in and worked without a hitch. If Windoze 10 is better than 7, I am not seeing it yet….
|abelp01||31 Jan 2016 6:56 p.m. PST|
I can't say enough good things about 10! It's like 7 with all the updated tech stuff for apps & websites. I was able to connect to my wireless (not WIFI) HP 8600 printer/scanner after I loaded the drivers for it.
Great War Ace it sounds like your problems are not 10 but a virus. You also might need to turn on Windows Defender, as this doesn't turn on by itself everytime.
|Schogun||01 Feb 2016 5:53 a.m. PST|
From what I've read, upgrading to Win10 from Win8.1 works fine. From Win7 is a major task with lots of problems.
|ArmymenRGreat ||01 Feb 2016 6:16 a.m. PST|
@Schogun – While I don't doubt it, sounds like this is a new machine.
|Great War Ace ||01 Feb 2016 9:53 a.m. PST|
Brand new. What are the chances of a virus or malware? Pretty good, it seems. I finally stopped trying to use a freeware protection program. On my old laptop, when Security Essentials stopped being supported, I went with Panda Free Antivirus. I thought it was adequate. On this brand new machine, Panda did not detect what was causing new tabs to open in Chrome, splash the page right across what I was looking at, assault me with audio (from "offers" to threats), and keep doing this every few minutes. I gave in and installed the free trial of Webroot. Worked so well, instantly, that I took the plunge and set up my passwords management at my Webroot account page. And I am going to buy a subscription. Here's what happened: the instant Webroot was installed it detected a "presence" on Chrome and neutralized it. When I got home from church and flipped my lid open, there was a notification of TWO more efforts to attach crapola to Chrome, which I was offered the choice of accepting or eradicating; of course the latter, duh!? Since then, nothing further has manifested.
But I keep seeing things about Windoze 10 that are not any sort of "upgrade" over Windoze 7. The latest, just now, is trying to open music. Windows Media Player is not the default. WTH? Some crap player called "Groove" is the default player: and I can be stared down by Adele or some dude with a cowboy hat, or some other "star", while the window is up. If I try and play with Windows Media Player, I have to select it, even after I have told it to be "default player". If I want to play "all" I have to click and drag to select all listed tracks.
Nothing so far makes 10 better than 7. I'm just glad I didn't suffer with 8 and 8.1 before 10: I've read that after 8 and 8.1, the outcry was so great that Microsoft went back to 7 for much of the interface they used in 10. Thank goodness for small favors….
|Great War Ace ||02 Feb 2016 10:34 a.m. PST|
I do see that 10 is directed at multiple devices, coordinating them in ways that 7 was never equipped to do. But I don't have a cellphone of any description, much less an iphone. No tablets or otherwise cyborg devices. So 10 is unnecessary to me. I am not part of the target customer base.
And this morning everthing Net-wise is slow. TMP's pages open slowly. It took almost ten minutes for my Kindle account to spit up the tax form. It finally did, thanks be to Tai. Both Gmail nd Outlook are taking a long time to open emails and folders, etc.
Of course, this being a brand spanking new 'puter, I suspected a bung machine. But my CPU and Memory numbers are great. So is everything else physical about operations. Nothing is slow or hangs up except opening Net pages….
|abelp01||02 Feb 2016 2:11 p.m. PST|
Schogun I've updated four machines from 7 without a problem. It even runs my 8 year old laptop better than 7 ever did.
Great War Ace did you turn on the Windows Defender? WD has worked great for me as far as viruses are concerned. If you keep having the issues you've described, you may have to use the restore CD that came with your new computer and reset it to the way it came from the dealer. Also might want to turn off (not restart) the machine, turn it on and try using Chrome again.
Personally I'm still using I.E. To each his own.
|Great War Ace ||02 Feb 2016 4:10 p.m. PST|
Everything is fine today. I didn't get a CD with my machine. But that would be a "solution" of last resort.
WD has never impressed me enough to want to use it. Mine is turned off. As you say, to each his own.
And the Net this afternoon is swift again. One always wonders what is going on invisibly "out there" to clog up the "pipe" that feeds your connection….
|Great War Ace ||02 Feb 2016 7:20 p.m. PST|
And no Windows Movie Maker. :( Now I have to go look for something to make videos with.
And none of those "makers" available in the app store have good reviews. Most of them are one and two stars, or nave no reviews at all. Microsoft needs some serious kicking of butt all the way around the block, the blockheads….
|Great War Ace ||02 Feb 2016 8:24 p.m. PST|
However, it seems that a brand new computer with Windoze 10 can download the Movie Maker (2012 version) and it works just dandy. :)) See that double smiley?…
|Great War Ace ||03 Feb 2016 8:48 a.m. PST|
Heh, choice may be gone. What if you did not opt to not install 10? You didn't stop the install for whatever reason, and you got 10. You want to go back to 7, so you "roll back" to 7. How will that mess with your programs, all of that overwriting? The mind boggles….