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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Question regarding Win10 upgrade on: Today at 03:53:03 PM
go to Windows Update and cancel it.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: Today at 11:04:11 AM
For a day and a night I have been searching here, there and everywhere (on this Win 10 Pro) to find a useful media player. No, nothing. Just a silly thing called Groove. What a bad joke! Each and every version of Windows Media Player in this millennium was better than this! Just two small examples: 1) If you point at the player's thumbnail in the toolbar, there is no tooltip to tell what track you're playing! But the user has to first move the mouse even further, to point at the Groove Music tile that slides forward - and this is an enormous and UGLY window, not a nice, discrete tooltip. 2) I have found no way to make the player small.
Groove Music is unbelievable poor; I am so disappointed.  thumb down

Now please tell me I haven't searched properly, and that the options I want are just there...!  tellme
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 30, 2015, 04:43:56 AM
Win 10 comes with a very fine "Print to pdf" + pdf reader  thumbs up

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Agnitum's Outpost Security Suite Pro does not (yet) support Windows 10   Sad
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 30, 2015, 04:19:35 AM
"Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 does not support ActiveX, Silverlight, Java, JavaScript" !!
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http://www.thewindowsclub...internet-explorer-message

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>Edge displays "This website needs Internet Explorer" message<

This happens due to this due to compatibility issues with some of the websites. Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 doe not support ActiveX, Silverlight, Java, JavaScript or some other legacy technology. So if you visit a website that uses such technologies which are not supported by Edge, then you will see this message.

In such cases, you should click on Open with Internet Explorer. The web page will open with IE.

Maybe I really should try Edge instead of automatically replacing it with my usual browser?

5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 30, 2015, 03:07:24 AM
Instead of the ribbon they should have a "context menu" but with a horizontal menu that pops up above the mouse.  That way if you have to do an extra click at least you save the space by avoiding a toolbar just to have one ribbon button.

Maybe you were a fan of Circle Dock?  Wink

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"Windows 10 Tips and Tricks" is of course already a theme. There is (also "of course") however still very little substance:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-tips-and-tricks

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Actually I just came to warn that "Let the apps use your camera" is on per default!

6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 05:43:32 PM
What happens when you type AppData in?  You should still have a data folder unless you are Guest.

I only get the Windows.old's AppData.

But now I have found my AppData; it was just hidden - and at first I couldn't figure out where to 'unhide' it (because I come from Win 7, I am not used to "Ribbon"). Now I have it visible but 'dimmed'. I  still need to be the boss of my computer.

7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 05:18:36 PM
You seem to already have forgotten that I was reduced to being a simple user, not in command.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 05:03:43 PM
another (third) thing I didn't imagine is that Windows 10 has not reminded me in any way that I have no security program installed. Does Microsoft have a new chief programmer who doesn't drive SAAB?
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 04:20:13 PM
... since Windows 7 won't really allow you to move your User directory to another drive, I did the Next Best ThingTM and moved as much as I could to another drive and then used SymLinks/Junctions...

I must say, Deozaan, I was surprised you got all the way to 85%, hehe! The very idea of this silent_background upgrade is to let the user keep his User Directory - which you didn't have. Why not redo the User_Directory in the Windows way and get a free upgrade? Well, you have plenty with time.

One unthinkable event I was not prepared for was the fact that Windows did not save my Internet shortcuts (Bookmarks)!  ohmy

Thanks to both tomos and Deozaan for showing empathy. I must tell that I am pleased with the speed this Win 10 WITH NO PROGRAMS INSTALLED is demonstrating: Wow, it is fast! ;-)

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Modified:
Oh, yes, just like last time I upgraded a Windows system, I must now figure out how to become chief of my own computer! It really is a weird feeling being unable to find AppData. I am not even told I am not allowed, no, Windows just puts the monocular to the blind eye; "What AppData? There is no AppData to look for!". Hmm...
 tellme
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 01:39:27 PM
I hope to be back (here at DC) in a couple of months or so...

 undecided

My first half an hour with Windows 10 has been saddening. Everything is worse than I feared. Maybe it would have been easier to accept if I first had been using Win 8. But I come from Win 7. Right now I envy Deozaan ("restoring to your previous version of Windows")!

The first serious problem was that Windows wouldn't accept my bi-language Win 7 installation, so to speak. First it was English, then I installed a Danish version on top. It used to work fine, but Win 10 said that now I had chosen (rubbish; I was never given any choice!) to install a Danish Win 10 version and I would therefore loose all my third party programs. ALL of them!!!

I cried a little, but hey, a fresh clean installation instead? so I dried my tears and accepted.

The settings were a chok (why does this browser not have a spell checker?!) to me. I knew from what I have heard about Win 8 that drastic changes were introduced. Changes that made (some) people used to the idea that Microsoft or whoever has the right to know everything about you; you must log in, you must give us access to all informations about your life and your friends and your bank account, and your... etcetera. Now this is even more in your face. With Win 10 there are incredible many boxes where I recommend to click the opposite of what is the default.

Forgive me for sounding as if the future is hopeless. Of course it is. Meanwhile I have a huge job waiting: Finding, downloading, installing and registering half a hundred programs.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 11:04:09 AM
okay, I am trying:


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12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 10:37:51 AM
I can either 'manually' download Windows 10, and have it now

-I am not sure you can do that, unless you are ready to "create a media".

My laptop doesn't have a CD drive, so in my mind I am depending on a normal installer, because their silent background installer doesn't work on my laptop. But I can't find a full, normal Windows 10 installer! All I could find was "Use the media creation tool to download Windows".

PS! >Tool includes:

    File formats optimized for download speed.
    Built in media creation options for USBs and DVDs.
    Optional conversion to ISO file format.

http://www.microsoft.com/...ftware-download/windows10
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from my "Windows Update":

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13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 06:38:23 PM
Argh! Even as we were speaking!


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Once is a coincidence, but 3 isn't. I have the feeling that this machine not will accept Windows 10.

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14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 06:29:14 PM
here it's GMT+1 (also called CET, Central Europe Time)

I have been trying all sorts of useless tricks to get Win 10 trying to install again. In vain. Maybe my machine will try again at the same time tomorrow; around four o'clock in the afternoon.

15  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Perfect Effects 9.5 free on: July 28, 2015, 04:47:38 PM
The full Perfect Photo Suite is not a normal editor, but a collection of addons ("Work as standalone apps or as plug-ins for Adobe® Lightroom®, Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements."). Layers is just one of these addons ("Blending photos and making selections has never been easier.")


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The full suite is on offer at $79.95 instead of $150. 64-bits only, so I will not be purchasing.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 03:49:48 PM
... I decided that maybe Curt hadn't yet even installed the "Reserve your Windows 10 today!" thing yet, and that it was that.

-I did that on page 10 in answer no. 234  Wink

I don't think it's weird they began upgrading several hours before midnight; they are serving quite a lot of machines.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 11:25:05 AM
so, what's it like, this new Windows 10?
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Maybe KB2952664 was the reason why Win 10 failed to install on my machine?
Maybe Win 10 was the reason why KB2952664 at first failed to install on Stoic Joker's machine?
I too needed several attempts before KB2952664 was installed properly!
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google Earth through proxie? on: July 28, 2015, 02:29:49 AM
this (old) article may (still) be useful: http://www.hermann-uwe.de...ous-google-earth-over-tor

19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 01:54:08 AM
Windows 10 what you need to know before you upgrade - gHacks Tech News

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Windows 10 Prices
http://www.ghacks.net/201...-know-before-you-upgrade/

If you plan to purchase Windows 10, for instance to install it on a new PC or to upgrade a non-genuine version of Windows to a genuine-one, then you may be interested in the retail pricing of the operating system.

    Windows 10 Home will be available for $119.
    Windows 10 Pro is priced at $199.
    Upgrades from Home to Pro are available for $99.

Update: Microsoft Germany announced the price for Windows 10 Home and Pro that customers buy directly. The price of Windows 10 Home is €135 (currently 148 US Dollar) and that of Windows 10 Pro €279 (currently $305 US Dollar)

It is interesting to note that it is cheaper currently to purchase Windows 7 or Windows 8 instead to perform the free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year than to purchase Windows 10 outright.

Amazon for instance lists system builder editions of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit for $134 and $131 respectively so that you'd save about $60.

Please note that it means an additional step during installation as you need to install the operating system that you have bought first before you can upgrade to Windows 10. If you buy Windows 10 directly, you will save that step.

Hm...  I paid Microsoft merely $30 for 64-bits Windows 8 Professional. What a price increase!
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: July 27, 2015, 06:14:35 PM
http://www.palemoon.org/


The first 4 of many new, listed features / fixes:

Quote from: new Pale Moon 25.6
Pale Moon 25.6.0 (2015-07-27) Release notes.
Fixes/changes:

    Canvas anti-fingerprinting option: Pale Moon now includes the option to make canvas fingerprinting much more difficult. By setting the about:config preference canvas.poisondata to true, any data read back from canvas surfaces will be "poisoned" with humanly-imperceptible data changes. By default this is off, because it has a large performance impact on the routines reading this data.

    Added a feature to allow icon fonts to be used even when users disallow the use of document-specified fonts. This should retain full navigation for icon-font heavy websites (no more dreaded "boxes" with hex codes) when custom text fonts are disabled.

    Added a feature to prevent screen savers from kicking in when playing full-screen HTML5 video. This is currently not yet operational on Linux because of stability issues we've run into on that OS, but Windows should properly benefit from this change.

    The "autocomplete=off" parameter for signon forms is now completely ignored by default, to keep the user in control of their browser's behavior and allowing credentials to be saved if wished. If you prefer the previous behavior, allowing a website to determine whether autocomplete should be allowed or not, then change the about:config preference signon.ignoreAutocomplete to false.

-etcetera, etcetera: http://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml

There are many versions:

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21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AV testing: Is your antivirus app doing its job? on: July 27, 2015, 07:17:39 AM
Thank you, April, for your thorough answer and legit questions & reservations! It was a moment of "purple pill deja-vu zen", when I realized we don't use the exact same programs! -and you even made me remember why!  thumbs up

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I had half a year without any anti this or that -program installed. Nothing bad happened to my computer. Common sense is of course the best anti-virus and anti zero-day-exploit.

But one may try EMET https://www.microsoft.com...oad/details.aspx?id=46366
or MWB Anti-Exploit 7 Premium https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/premium/ all the same.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :) on: July 25, 2015, 10:39:24 AM

-so totally Russians!!!  ohmy  Thmbsup

23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 'create Restore Point' question on: July 24, 2015, 01:35:37 PM
Almost all of the free Adobe products were updated recently. Do you have auto-update enabled? If not, Adobe will be pesky, by having their products work badly, when they need to be updated.

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24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 24, 2015, 01:13:48 PM
Thank you, both MilesAhead and ayryq  thumbs up

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Now who think this could be something:

Quote from: EaseUS
EaseUS System Goback Free

System GoBack is the best solution to protect your Windows 10 upgrade experience, and allows to easily go back to previous Windows Operating System and restore old applications & games with only one click.

Supported OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP


What can System GoBack do for you?

    Protect your Windows 10 upgrade experience to avoid data loss.
    Restore operating system, applications and games without reinstalling.
    Downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7/8/8.1 if necessary.
    Go back to the previous system station when you need.

All you need is only one click   , System GoBack is ready to protect your system with 100% security.

Go read http://www.easeus.com/system-go-back/
 tellme
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 23, 2015, 03:15:07 PM
the title of this thread is "Windows 10 Announced", not like "Have you tried the beta versions of Windows 10?"
I don't install beta versions of anything.
Further more, you all have debated it as if everybody knows it, but not really telling what it can do.

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Sorry, that first answer was much too hasty and rude.  embarassed

The case is, (I have not tried Windows 8, and) I still know nothing about Windows 10 Explorer.
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