Someplace to stash my stuff
Published on October 1, 2016 By starkers In Personal Computing

In the early days I made it quite clear that I did not like Win 10 and that I'd stick with Win 8.1 because it is fast, stable and reliable.  In fact, I'm still using 8.1 on my main rig and am happy with the choice to remain with it.  However, I have Win 10 0n my HP 2-in1 and like it much better now that I've tweaked it to suit my likes and needs.  In some cases I used 3rd-party apps to achieve the desired result, but often times I could adjust things in 'Settings' to apply my personal preferences.

In a nutshell, I like Win 10 better than when it was first released.  With my own tweaks and some Windows updates, 10 is a more usable OS and subsequently is getting better all the time.  Is it my favourite OS of all time?  No, and it may never be, but I have learnt to co-exist with it and find a happy medium.  It isn't all the way there yet, but I have high hopes that 10 will be made better, either through Windows Update and/or 3rd-party programmes.  Heck, I may even install it on my main rigs some time further down the track.


Comments (Page 3)
on Oct 11, 2016

Avatar137

Took the WIn10 plunge for free, am not impressed with it. Using Windows Ultimate Tweaker 4 combined with Ashampoo's WinOptimizer 14 I've pretty much taken over control of my update process. I've turned it off and only allow updates once I've read about them. I also use Stardock's WindowBlinds and Start10 to make things look more to my liking.

 

Starker's, one other option you have other than mucking around with your router/modem and its' settings is to use a program like Network Activity Indicator (http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/network_activity_indicator_for_windows_7.html) which gives back the old Win7 network graphic, all I do before shutting off my computer is just turn off my network connection. Right click on the icon in the notification area and click on "Network Connections" and then just disable it. Re-enable it when you want to go online. I do this all the time throughout my day. I only enable it when I actually want to go online... Yes, paranoid is my middle name.
Thanks for link, Avatar137.  Just what I was looking for.  I am paranoid too.  There's a lot of really bad stuff out there. 

on Oct 12, 2016

Cameochi
Thanks for link, Avatar137.  Just what I was looking for.  

Glad to hear it! Enjoy.

 

I am paranoid too.  There's a lot of really bad stuff out there. 

 

Yeah, sometimes I debate whether I want to leave the house in the morning...

on Oct 12, 2016

Avatar137

Yeah, sometimes I debate whether I want to leave the house in the morning...

If I were a little green muppet from a bad Science Fiction I'd likely stay home too...

on Oct 12, 2016

If I were a little green muppet from a bad Science Fiction I'd likely stay home too...

 

Who you callin' a little green muppet!?! Guards!

on Oct 12, 2016

Avatar137


Quoting Jafo,
If I were a little green muppet from a bad Science Fiction I'd likely stay home too...



 

Who you callin' a little green muppet!?! Guards!

Shouldn't that be: Who a little green muppet calling you are? {sounds of light saber being drawn}

on Oct 12, 2016

Hide all the breakables!

on Oct 13, 2016

Strange feature in Windows 10 worth knowing about: Auto-compression of wallpapers.

http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-automatic-compression-of-desktop-wallpaper-in-windows-10/

Especially if you have a nice screen you probably want your wallpaper in full glory.

on Oct 13, 2016


Hide all the breakables!

And beware of low blows... put on yer nut protectors.

on Oct 22, 2016

The latest with Windows 10.  Here is an upcoming build 14951 (Redstone 2) which has been released to the Fast Track insiders.  I am on the Slow Track so haven't had to deal with it yet, thank goodness.  This build may not install correctly (or fail) on computer using third party antivirus software.  That would be me.  Hopefully, temporarily disabling Kaspersky will be enough to allow it to install. 

The estimated date for full release is in January so I may see it in December.  If you see my avatar with flames, you will know it didn't go well.   I've included a link to the upcoming build below.  This way we will know what is heading our way as Microsoft is not very forthcoming.  

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/windows-10-redstone-2-build-tracker-pcs#slide-0-field_images-77191

If anyone here is on the Fast Track, I would love to hear your thoughts. 

 

on Oct 22, 2016

Windows ten is not working right.

on Oct 22, 2016

Cameochi

The latest with Windows 10. Here is an upcoming build 14951 (Redstone 2) which has been released to the Fast Track insiders. I am on the Slow Track so haven't had to deal with it yet, thank goodness. This build may not install correctly (or fail) on computer using third party antivirus software. That would be me. Hopefully, temporarily disabling Kaspersky will be enough to allow it to install.

Users should not have to disable 3rd-party AV programs.... or anything else 3rd-party to get a major update.  That's just wrong and MS needs to fix it before it alienates even more users.

admiralWillyWilber

Windows ten is not working right.

No, not out of the box it doesn't.  However, one can get 10 working reasonably well when using 3rd-party programs to adjust it to suit one's personal preferences and needs.  I use Win 10 pretty much the same way as I did Win 7, now that I've gotten rid of/disabled all the app crap and tiles bloatware.

on Oct 23, 2016

How and what would you recommend going about this.

on Oct 23, 2016

admiralWillyWilber

How and what would you recommend going about this.

Check out majorgeeks.com >left-hand side menu > System Tools > Windows 10.  That's where I went to find what I needed.

on Oct 25, 2016

 Good Morning everyone,

Here is the latest from the Windows Insider Program.  I am not sure if the links will work but at least this will give you an idea of where they are headed.  I already see some things I plan to live without.  Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct 26th at 10:00 am, there is a big meeting in NYC.  It will be broadcast live on Ars Technica and some other sites if anyone is interested.  Pardon the messy table.

 
 

The latest news from the Windows Insider Program.


 
   
 

 

Hello Windows Insider,

 

As usual, we’d like to kick off this newsletter with highlights from our latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for PC and Mobile. This build provides another wave of exciting new Windows preview features — available only to Windows Insiders.

 

As an Insider, you also have the opportunity to try new Microsoft Edge extensions before the general public. For example, these extensions were first made available to Insiders: Turn Off the Lights, Tampermonkey and Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant. Extensions are a quick and easy way to customize your browsing experience. You can get other free extensions for Microsoft Edge here like AdBlock and Microsoft Translator. Let us know what you think via the Feedback Hub or contact @MSEdgeDev on Twitter.*

 

If you haven’t yet seen what the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile brought to us, check out some of these highlights, including Panorama mode in the Camera app — a new way to see notifications on the lock screen — and cool updates to Cortana**, the Windows Store and more.

 

Here are a few other items that might interest you:

 
  • See what’s next for Windows 10. Join us online for a special Microsoft event planned in New York this week. We’re keeping details confidential for now, but you’re invited to watch the livestream at 10 am EDT on October 26, 2016.
  • Windows Insider T-shirts now available. A few months ago, we ran a global competition inviting Insiders to come up with a new design for the next Windows Insider T-shirt. Congratulations to our winner, E. Bautista from the United States, and to all of our finalists — and thanks to everyone who participated. The T-shirt is available for sale on the eCompanyStore.

 

 

Info for Developers

 
  • The Windows Desktop Bridge is now live. The Desktop Bridge enables you to bring your existing apps and games to the Universal Windows Platform.
  • The Desktop App Converter is now available. The converter turns standard Windows desktop applications into Windows 10 apps, allowing you to add UWP features such as Live Tiles, notifications and app services. Download it from the Windows Store.***
  • One Dev Minute videos. These short videos give Windows developers a quick look at how to use different Windows technologies to build great Windows apps. The videos cover a variety of topics — from implementing In-App purchases, to using Ink, Voice and Face Recognition, or to integrating with Cortana. Got an idea for another topic that you’d like us to cover in the future? Vote for your favorite topics here.

 

 

Info for IT Pros

 
  • Microsoft Ignite 2016 sessions on demand Watch over 800 hours of idea-provoking content including Microsoft Ignite keynotes, overviews, deep dives, and more.
  • Windows 10 Management and Deployment Lab Kit. Recently updated with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, this lab kit features a pre-configured virtual lab with the latest version of Windows 10, SCCM, MDT and more. Also included are over 600 pages of illustrated lab guides covering key management features and scenarios.
  • Microsoft Tech Summit. Get free, in-depth technical training on Windows 10 productivity, security, and deployment. There’s still time to register for sessions in cities around the world. Get more details and register here.

 

 

You can follow the lead for the Windows Insiders Program, Dona Sarkar, on Twitter @donasarkar. For other updates on the program, including special events and activities, follow us on Twitter @windowsinsider.

 

Thanks!

 

The Windows Insider Team

 

 

* Microsoft Edge extensions are available in selected markets; experience may vary by region and device.

 

** Cortana available in selected markets; experience may vary by region and device.

 

*** Language supported is English (United States).

 

This email is part of your Windows Insider Program membership.

 

Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our online Privacy Statement.

 

If you wish to stop receiving Windows Insider Program emails, you will need to leave the program.

 

This email is sent from an unmonitored address. Please do not reply. Please use links inline above to get additional information or help.

 

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
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Hello Windows Insider,

 

As usual, we’d like to kick off this newsletter with highlights from our latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for PC and Mobile. This build provides another wave of exciting new Windows preview features — available only to Windows Insiders.

 

As an Insider, you also have the opportunity to try new Microsoft Edge extensions before the general public. For example, these extensions were first made available to Insiders: Turn Off the Lights, Tampermonkey and Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant. Extensions are a quick and easy way to customize your browsing experience. You can get other free extensions for Microsoft Edge here like AdBlock and Microsoft Translator. Let us know what you think via the Feedback Hub or contact @MSEdgeDev on Twitter.*

 

If you haven’t yet seen what the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile brought to us, check out some of these highlights, including Panorama mode in the Camera app — a new way to see notifications on the lock screen — and cool updates to Cortana**, the Windows Store and more.

 

Here are a few other items that might interest you:

 
  • See what’s next for Windows 10. Join us online for a special Microsoft event planned in New York this week. We’re keeping details confidential for now, but you’re invited to watch the livestream at 10 am EDT on October 26, 2016.
  • Windows Insider T-shirts now available. A few months ago, we ran a global competition inviting Insiders to come up with a new design for the next Windows Insider T-shirt. Congratulations to our winner, E. Bautista from the United States, and to all of our finalists — and thanks to everyone who participated. The T-shirt is available for sale on the eCompanyStore.

 

 

Info for Developers

 
  • The Windows Desktop Bridge is now live. The Desktop Bridge enables you to bring your existing apps and games to the Universal Windows Platform.
  • The Desktop App Converter is now available. The converter turns standard Windows desktop applications into Windows 10 apps, allowing you to add UWP features such as Live Tiles, notifications and app services. Download it from the Windows Store.***
  • One Dev Minute videos. These short videos give Windows developers a quick look at how to use different Windows technologies to build great Windows apps. The videos cover a variety of topics — from implementing In-App purchases, to using Ink, Voice and Face Recognition, or to integrating with Cortana. Got an idea for another topic that you’d like us to cover in the future? Vote for your favorite topics here.

 

 

Info for IT Pros

 
  • Microsoft Ignite 2016 sessions on demand Watch over 800 hours of idea-provoking content including Microsoft Ignite keynotes, overviews, deep dives, and more.
  • Windows 10 Management and Deployment Lab Kit. Recently updated with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, this lab kit features a pre-configured virtual lab with the latest version of Windows 10, SCCM, MDT and more. Also included are over 600 pages of illustrated lab guides covering key management features and scenarios.
  • Microsoft Tech Summit. Get free, in-depth technical training on Windows 10 productivity, security, and deployment. There’s still time to register for sessions in cities around the world. Get more details and register here.

 

 

You can follow the lead for the Windows Insiders Program, Dona Sarkar, on Twitter @donasarkar. For other updates on the program, including special events and activities, follow us on Twitter @windowsinsider.

 

Thanks!

 

The Windows Insider Team

 

 

* Microsoft Edge extensions are available in selected markets; experience may vary by region and device.

 

** Cortana available in selected markets; experience may vary by region and device.

 

*** Language supported is English (United States).

 

This email is part of your Windows Insider Program membership.

 

Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our online Privacy Statement.

 

If you wish to stop receiving Windows Insider Program emails, you will need to leave the program.

 

This email is sent from an unmonitored address. Please do not reply. Please use links inline above to get additional information or help.

 

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052 USA

 

 

on Oct 25, 2016

Ho hum....

*no offense*

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