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Ray Bobo
19 Nov 2015

I have two PCs running Win10. When one of them is awakened from sleep/hibernation, whatever was on the screen when it went to sleep scrolls all the way to the top of the screen and stays there until a key is pressed; only then can I scroll the screen back down. Any ideas about this?

Also, I have an iDrive B/U hard drive connected to one of these PCs and it consistently take over a minute to shut down (the other one takes about 12 sec). Is this normal?

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Reg
19 Nov 2015

If you update 10 now, since it will interfere with the ability to roll back to 7 or 8 will you be able to roll back at some time in the near future?

Posted by:

Ian Webb
19 Nov 2015

Bob, may I suggest that you investigate the problems that a lot of people (me included) are experiencing installing this latest upgrade to Windows 10. I have Win 10 on a desktop and a laptop and until a few days ago they were at the same level of Windows.
Threshold 2 installed like a charm on my desktop but I have tried to install it about 10 times on my laptop without success. Take a look on Google and you'll see the scale of the problem. Perhaps an investigation by you might jerk Microsoft into fixing the problem.

Thanks.

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Bob Hill
19 Nov 2015

It's my understanding that after installing the update, you can no longer downgrade to Win7 or 8. (Except by restoring an image backup). For this reason, the update isn't offered until you've had Windows 10 for at least 30 days, or outside the downgrade window. Am I right?

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Dave
19 Nov 2015

I don't understand all the fuss about faster boot times ( my PC is never off). I need an OS that functions properly AFTER it boots. If 10 doesn't improve dramatically I'll be switching to Linux.
Has anyone ever attempted to figure out the cost of the 10's of millions of hours Microsoft has wasted around the world.

Posted by:

JackSalemi1
19 Nov 2015

Why even mention Vista? Windows10 is the finest release ever created. I can't list a single CON to this OS !! It's great. I switched 1 of my computers. After testing for 2 weeks I upgraded the other 4 :)

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Robert Van Bodegon
19 Nov 2015

At this point I would rather have my less buggy Windows 7 back. Too Late, it performed well for the first 30 days.

Posted by:

Nezzar
19 Nov 2015

Bob,
Thanks much for the info on the November update. I can finally print out of the Edge browser since the update was installed.I could only print in Chrome until the November update.
However, now the Google Chrome browser is very slow to come up, while the Edge browser whips up right away. Did Microsoft play dirty and cause the slowdown in Chrome, somehow? Is anybody else having this problem? Any solution?
As always, thanks for keeping everybody updated.

Posted by:

Nigel
19 Nov 2015

I received the update last weekend and it installed over my existing Windows 10 flawlessly. One warning for those with limited internet service - it is a very big big download! I haven't explored the changes yet, but have been very happy with Windows 10.

Posted by:

Bob Greene
19 Nov 2015

This commentary happens to be very useful, since its first point is that a direct, clean installation now permitted by the W10 process (using a W7/W8 product key). My question now is simple-- once I have installed W10, using the W7 product key, am I forever committed to running W10? What if-- weeks into the "shakedown cruise", I find W10 is so full of gotchas and other problems, I want simply to return to W7? Since Microsoft has registered my Windows as version 10, is my W7 inaccessible? Must I call Microsoft to retrograde to W7?

EDITOR'S NOTE: You can make a system image backup, and revert to Win7 by restoring from the backup.

Posted by:

Lou Zane
19 Nov 2015

Had to do a restore to a previous build, after updating to "T2", due to loosing my internet connection and the use of my printer. It seems to me that Microsoft is forcing everyone to be a "Beta" tester; as the OS has become so complicated they don't have enough employees to put out a polished system.

Posted by:

virginia henry
19 Nov 2015

Good Info---but still not sold on updating to W-10 from W-8

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Bob D
19 Nov 2015

If I try to install the new W10 with its faster boot, will it turn my new computer into a brick more quickly than the earlier version did?

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Robert
19 Nov 2015

A friend has been trying to update to 10 for months but it bombs partway through the install every time. I think they gave up.

And now I've heard they removed the games from 10, and as MineField, Solitaire, and the like are about all my housemate uses the computer for (except eBay and email) looks like I won't be touching it. Win 7 is doing just fine for me so why bother switching to another "end user is the Guinea Pig" OS?

EDITOR'S NOTE: The games were not removed from Windows 10. They were removed from Windows 8. You can download all of those freebie games from the Windows Store.

Posted by:

Gerry
19 Nov 2015

I updated Win10 Pro yesterday and it took about 2.5 h. However several things happened: (1) task manager disappeared (it previously didn't work with bad parameter), BSOD Video_TDR_Failure (atikmpage.sys) was cleared and ok now, and Edge (formerly working became a not default Browser. So far it's functions but not faster then the original Win7. I guess I will use chrome as a default. The labtop appears ok after an overnight update (so far). How do I get Task Manager back although Process Explorer seems to do the same functions?

Posted by:

Andrew
19 Nov 2015

Need to block Epson printer updates - they block the usage of third party cartridges so that you have to buy theirs at 3 to 4 times the price.

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Jeff
19 Nov 2015

It updated my girlfriends computer which came with Windows 10. But mine, which I upgraded from 7 to 10 a couple of months ago, will not update. I tried the regular update method and the media creation tool. But both failed. The regular update method failed during restart. The media creation tool update failed during the install.

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James
19 Nov 2015

My question is:If I upgrade to 10 what happens to all my favorites I have bookmarked and my desktop icons? My email server? Do I have to do it all over again?
I've been tempted to give 10 a try although I don't know why. I'm using 7 pro at the time and am really quiet pleased with it. It even plays a European dvd that none of my other computers will play.

Posted by:

Dave
19 Nov 2015

Thanks for the info Bob. I'm still not in a hurry, but nice to know one can do a clean install. However, with ms, igo w/if it ain't broken, don't fix it.

Posted by:

Tim
19 Nov 2015

Guess what folks? - Windows 10 is still in the "development phase", and all who have installed it are the one's doing the testing/development for Microsoft, plus giving up TONS of personal information too, - have fun, it might be civilized in a couple years, or a relic - LOL

I turned off Auto Updates July 28th on all my W7 computers, and nuked all the spy KBs too, and haven't had to deal with any screwball problems at all!

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