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Hugh Gautier
26 Aug 2016

IE was secure, or so we thought, that is with the thought that there has been an un-patched MS-credentials leak since about 1999 that we weren't aware of. Microsoft hasn't plugged it in all that time, And not it is endangering Windows 10 users as well. Here again, it doesn't appear that Microsoft will fix this issue in the near future either, leaving ALL Windows users at risk. It's a shame that this never came to light until a few days ago. And most people in the TECH field don't care about their systems or their users systems as well.

Posted by:

Mikey
26 Aug 2016

I took care of a lot of these things right after installation (but honestly, why not have a Microsoft account, esp. if you're a paying customer?).

Some of these things, I'm either reserving judgement on or I just don't care about.

The one change that really bothered me in all post-XP operating systems I've used has been that I can't edit Properties>Details information of my media files without using a separate app.

Posted by:

Larry Petz
26 Aug 2016

I guess I'm lucky. If I want a webpage shortcut on my desktop I just click and hold the far left end of the address bar and drag and drop it on my desktop. Have had no problems doing it this way for several webpages.

Posted by:

Peter
26 Aug 2016

I don't understand. Win 10 is an awful, intrusive, restrictive, and invasive piece of malware. Why do otherwise intelligent people continue to support it?

Posted by:

Sandy
26 Aug 2016

Haven't seen this addressed. Ever since installing Win 10 a year ago, I have to reboot on startup to get the monitor going. Since my daughter-in-law's computer had the anniversary update, she has the same problem. On first boot the graphics (window and circle) are pixillated, and screen goes black. On reboot, all is well. Darn nuisance!

Posted by:

Chris
26 Aug 2016

Hi Bob I fixed windows a while ago by taking your advice and upgrading to Linux from XP. Wonderful choice but would love to see some articles on Linux from you. Keep up the good work making users more intelligent.

Posted by:

gtodon
27 Aug 2016

Regarding the first "annoyance": What's the advantage of creating a local account instead of a Microsoft account?

Posted by:

BaliRob
27 Aug 2016

@Geek A.J.

Thank you so much - there is always a God Samaritan
around the corner.

I will NOT of course pay any ransom.

Posted by:

BaliRob
27 Aug 2016

@Geek A.J.

Unfortunately they were unable to help must be
pretty sophisticated then

Posted by:

gbsk
27 Aug 2016

I downloaded Win 10 from 8.1 on the last day we could download. Since then I like Win 10 except it seems to take up all my resources like memory from both RAM and HD. I keep less tabs open but keep getting low memory indicators and often have to reboot or slow loading of programs. I also have low memory on my HD. I have 32 GB of memory and I only have less than 1 GB of HD space left. i do not have many files stored on my computer. I also looked to see if Win 8.1 was still there but I cannot seem to find it. Where is all my memory going and how can I get this back. I had over 20 GB of memory before this. Thanks.

Posted by:

Doug Brown
27 Aug 2016

I downloaded Windows 10 when it was free, didn't like it, reloaded Windows 7- which I like very much, and finally reverted back to a new, fresh install of Windows 10 using MS "create tool" from their web site. Each Windows 10 version downloaded was in some way slightly different. Then the Update Anniversary issue of Windows 10 came along. I downloaded it thinking I'd get something better. Wrong! Reverted back to the original Windows 10. With time I went back an downloaded Windows 10 Anniversary. Things eeem to be going along somewhat okay. But I do have a couple of problems. First, I have to put in a password for my at home desktop computer at the "Welcome" window. I can't find a way to remove that feature. Second, When I first turn on the computer, I have to restart the "NUM LOCK" button before entering the Password. Both of these features are VERY unnecessary for me. I'd sure like an answer to these two questions so I can get back to enjoying computer work.

Posted by:

bb
27 Aug 2016

Doug Brown: If you use a Microsoft account, you *must* have and use a password to use your own computer. If you switch to a local account, a password becomes optional. With a Microsoft account, some things 'just work' like OneDrive, Mail, Calendar, People and the Microsoft Store. With a local account each of those things will require a separate login. (Of course, if you don't use those things it make no difference!)
Remember that Windows 10 is a *Phone* and *Tablet* operating system and so has to have the capability to do all those (intrusive) things that your phone has to do like knowing who you are and what you're doing and where you're at all times.
Second, check your BIOS/UEFI setting for the NumLock setting; this is outside of Windows.
And since Bob asked ... my complaint about the Win10 Anniversary Update is on Windows Defender: it's good that it's now in the system tray, it's unfortunate that MS decided to use a different icon, it's bad the Defender now feels it's necessary to announce every time a scan is needed and after one is done (shades of Norton advertising - look how good I'm protecting you!) and terrible that one can *not* turn off these notifications.

Posted by:

Butch
27 Aug 2016

Boy! Am I glad I heeded Dell's recommendation *not* to switch to Windows 10. Windows 7 and I just keep rolling along.

As I'm not in very good health and am definitely a _senior_ citizen, I may not be around when the Windows 7 support dies in 2020. If I'm still alive and competent, I'll happily _not_ be using Windows 10.

Posted by:

cal67
28 Aug 2016

I've run Win10 since the Insider testing prior to actual release. I like some things, don't like others. One annoyance is the expectation or requirement to be constantly connected. I can't even waste 5 minutes on a game of Solitaire or Mahjong without logging in to XBox and waiting through the advertisement. Sometimes the little things are among the most annoying.

Posted by:

krishnan
28 Aug 2016

Every time I set default browser as Chrome, the next log in the default goes back to "edge".What d I do I do to permanently set the default to chrome?

Posted by:

Betty
31 Aug 2016

This was an excellent article, especially for me for a couple of reasons.
First, I have changed to 10 as yet, I still have 7. However, I do assist in classes, for seniors, at our local university. I have learned a lot, but still have not changed to 10 here at home.
That makes it difficult, as I have to use a computer with 10 on it to assist in the classes.
Your article is used by quite of few of people who work with students, to be better informed.

Posted by:

Jesse Sprayberry
04 Sep 2016

The annual Windows 10 update not only caused my Internet link to disappear but removed my email contacts from the address book to an unknown location.

Posted by:

Piquerish
07 Sep 2016

New Gigabyte computer with Windows 10. I have no idea why this happening, but I find it damned annoying when a black and white cmd window pops up on the upper left corner, runs a string of data and drops back out, all in the space of about one second or less. This happens about every 15 to 30 minutes. It's annoying to see and triple annoying when it jolts a video I'm watching or -- worse! -- drops a spinning little blue wheel on my screen when I'm playing a game. I can partially clean that thing via Task Manager just by bringing it up. I HATE this crap, but I remain clueless as to what it is, why it's happening or how to kill it dead, dead, dead! These scripts do not appear to be the same string each time and they occur whether or not I have a program in use or a screen or browser running. Wut - The - Hell?

Posted by:

ge standard
10 Sep 2016

I have the same problem sometimes when the computer goes to sleep, when I go to use again the video display will not cone up have to reboot to get a screen very annoying, have a fix for this?

Posted by:

louis chapman
11 Sep 2016

how do I get my cd drive to work It just stopped working. I hear it trying to start but will not run a cd I am using win 10

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