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 Post subject: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Sat 28 May 2016 11:07 am 
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If you ,like me are still using Window 7 ,you will receive a message from Microsoft to the effect that they will update your system automaticly on 31/May , to Window 10.If you don`t want "10" ,Do not click on the red "X" at the top right hand corner,instead go to to the "Do not install " option in the text.
I think this is a bit high handed of Microsoft.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Sat 28 May 2016 16:10 pm 
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My computer is getting a bit past it. It came with Vista which I upgraded to Windows 7. I tried Windows 10 and it did not work well, the machine kept crashing, so I reverted to Windows 7 which you can do quite easily. It messed up my installation of Microsoft Flight Simulator though. :angryfire:

I still kept getting the annoying upgrade messages until I installed this: https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

It was simplicity itself to install, and put a complete stop to Microsofts bullying. :clap:

I also have a computer running XP and when MS stopped their anti virus software for XP they helpfully provided me with a link to buy a new computer. :rotfl: It's happily running on non MS anti virus and browser programs.

I use a computer at work with Windows 10 and it's no better than OK. Trying to make a desktop computer run like a tablet seems like a futile exercise and it no longer feels like I'm in control of what's going on.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Sat 28 May 2016 16:54 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Sat 28 May 2016 17:01 pm 
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Microsoft have now reversed the 'dirty trick' of hiding the box but still installing the 10 upgrade after a widespread uproar - the difficulty/possibility of reverting to 7 or 8 if you've already been snared will, however, depend on your original installation. Another example of why you should always try to keep hold of a systems disc, create regular restore points - or buy a Mac!

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Sat 28 May 2016 23:44 pm 
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I absolutely HATE, these upgrades! As far as I'm concerned, Microsoft have not made a decent operating system since Windows 98. I've got boxes of games and combat simulators, which no longer run. I recently upgraded one of my 2 notebooks from 7 to 10, (the other won't install), and lo and behold, I've lost even Solitaire and Freecell, (you have to "buy" them). Its a good job cars aren't you computer's, or each time you took it in for a service, you would be having to upgrade the Radio, or Engine, etc.
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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Sun 29 May 2016 09:46 am 
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wingnutmike wrote:
Its a good job cars aren't you computer's, or each time you took it in for a service, you would be having to upgrade the Radio, or Engine, etc
At the risk of going seriously off topic, it's funny you should mention that, Mike. My diesel Ford has recently been in to have a new auxiliary belt fitted, and I was impressed that I didn't have to enter the security code to revive the radio/CD/phone player, but have just found that the windows have reverted to only moving when you hold the switch down, instead of raising/lowering with a single flick. I've scoured the manual, but not yet worked out how I changed this last time it had a major service - seems trivial, but with the number of toll stations on the autoroutes here in France it can get critical when there's 20°C difference between air-conditioned interior and sun-blasted exterior!

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Sun 29 May 2016 11:18 am 
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I had a problem like that with a Landrover. Solution was simple and might apply to your Ford. When you bring the window up fully, pull the button up and hold for a second or two with ingnition on. That was/is my solution.
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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Sun 29 May 2016 11:29 am 
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wingnutmike wrote:
and lo and behold, I've lost even Solitaire and Freecell, (you have to "buy" them)
You can get them for free as long as you like watching 30 second ads before playing a game. They have updated the games to run in conjunction with XBox Live so you have to sign in using either your XBLive gamertag or a MS email address (Hotmail, Live etc). I actually like Windows 10. It's better than 8 and 8.1 and at least there is an actual start menu now (combined with a smaller style tile menu from Win 8). Microsoft is now going the same way as IOS and Windows 10 is the last actual operating system being produced by Microsoft. All future updates will follow the same path as IOS so there will be no distinctive changes to layout etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Sun 29 May 2016 14:38 pm 
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Opadag wrote:
I had a problem like that with a Landrover. Solution was simple and might apply to your Ford. When you bring the window up fully, pull the button up and hold for a second or two with ingnition on. That was/is my solution.
Thanks for that, David, proved to be very much the same on the Mondeo - fully down, fully up, hold a few seconds, flick up a couple more times, then fully down. Both front windows now work auto up and down with a short press, problem solved and no more excuse for not making a trip to IKEA in Toulouse ... Have a good Sunday! DD.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
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As a Mac user, I often used to get derided by Windows users for Apple's 'dirty' tricks, but here is clear evidence that all big companies are all the same, really..


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Mon 30 May 2016 05:59 am 
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My car, (Mitsubishi Magna), (Colt Gallant in U.K, Diamante In the states, don't think they got to the continent), has manual windows, (I like them like that). If I now have to sit through ads before I can play card games, I will get a deck out and do it the old fashion way. I had to smile at your comment Dordogne, about Air Conditioning. I was driving back from Sydney, a few years back, and it was getting quite warm in the car even though the Air Con, was going maximum. It was 46oC outside, and I am going completely off topic, (sorry).
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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Mon 30 May 2016 09:03 am 
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To get the classic games onto Windows 10 go to winaero.com and scroll down to the winaero specials section.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 warning
PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2016 20:46 pm 
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PhilR wrote:
If you ,like me are still using Window 7 ,you will receive a message from Microsoft to the effect that they will update your system automaticly on 31/May , to Window 10.If you don`t want "10" ,Do not click on the red "X" at the top right hand corner,instead go to to the "Do not install " option in the text.
I had this last week, using windows7 as normal then windows 10 started loading. As I didn't want it I shut the laptop down then restarted it. I then uninstalled windows 10 from my control panel. I still have the symbol displayed in bottom right corner though.


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