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Post  johnp on 3/28/2016, 4:53 pm

OK I planted lettuce and chard, spinach and carrots, kale and radishes, leeks and a new dill today. What is the big mistake- I installed windows 10 and it has taken me 1 hour to return to this forum and the print is too small and I can't find any of my favorites. I am hoping I can find my pictures. Big mistake Sad Sad


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Post  sanderson on 3/28/2016, 5:06 pm

Sad   I'm so sorry.  I haven't heard a decent thing about Windows 10.

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Re: Big mistake - Windows 10

Post  trolleydriver on 3/28/2016, 6:30 pm

johnp ... Sorry to hear about your Windows 10 problem.

Others are experiencing the font size issue. Here is one example with a possible solution:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-desktop/font-size-problems-in-windows-10/2f0ddb9e-079b-4efd-93de-17e83ca4e6e5?page=~pagenum~

BTW I used the free Windows 7 to Windows 10 update on both my desktop and laptop computers.
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Re: Big mistake - Windows 10

Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/28/2016, 6:32 pm

Me either...sorry! You will eventually get the hang of it, John, I am told by my 20 year old son....steep learning curve.
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Re: Big mistake - Windows 10

Post  StrongAsMeat on 3/28/2016, 7:06 pm

Hold CTRL and tap +
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Post  johnp on 3/29/2016, 8:01 am

I will try the control + and look at the font article, thanks all. I just got a little ding and a tab came up ( How satisfied are you with he Windows 10 update). I resisted with everything I had not to throw my coffee cup through the screen affraid
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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/29/2016, 11:39 am

Let's let this little guy take care of it for you, John.  That way nothing really gets damaged.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 3/29/2016, 11:49 am

I, too, lost my Favorites, but there IS a way to retrieve them.  Unfortunately, I don't quite remember how I did it.  However, I may be able to retrace the steps.  If so, I'll post them here.  At least I now have my gardening favorites at hand.

I had other problems with Windows 10, as well.  I lost access to Windows Live Mail.  Eventually, it was restored, but now my ISP doesn't recognize my e-mail address using that platform!

There was also an initial problem accessing my printer.  That cleared up within a few days, probably thanks to Microsoft updates in response to many complaints.

Overall, I wish I'd stayed with Windows 7!
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Re: Big mistake - Windows 10

Post  trolleydriver on 3/29/2016, 11:57 am

@donnainzone5 wrote:Overall, I wish I'd stayed with Windows 7!


If you did the free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you can revert back to Windows 7. As for me I am quite liking Windows 10.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 3/29/2016, 12:05 pm

Yes, I used that free upgrade, but don't want to risk any unintended consequences if I revert to Windows 7.  I'm a strong believer in Murphy's Law!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/29/2016, 12:13 pm

I'm too nervous to upgrade from 7, even though that little 10 pop up is so annoying on a daily basis.

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Re: Big mistake - Windows 10

Post  plantoid on 3/29/2016, 8:16 pm

@johnp wrote:OK I planted lettuce and chard, spinach and carrots, kale and radishes, leeks and a new dill today. What is the big mistake- I installed windows 10 and it has taken me 1 hour to return to this forum and the print is too small and I can't find any of my favorites. I am hoping I can find my pictures. Big mistake Sad Sad
 If you have any printers , scanners or drawing tablets that are over 3 yrs old you may also find that windows 10 does not communicate with them . You may also find that some of the older cameras cannot be down loaded off the camera .

  Another thing I hated with win 10 was thespecially selected adverts that I got slapped with ..it became a nightmare trying to log on to sites , because WIN 10 tracks with cookies  all & everything you go to , then decides what adverts to throw into your face as well as pouring in the ones they think are applicable to your age , sex , family or location .etc.etc. 

 In the end I migrated to Ubuntu 14.4 TS and had to relearn everything I know  about computers but at least this way I can choose where I go on the internet and am still well protected against nasties .
 Another big advantage is that I'm using a programme called "  i block " it is very effective .

Since I've started using it on my Ubuntu platformed computer it has speeded things up tremendously as it blocks all the rubbish before it gets onto the computer .

 Downside is that having to learn a new system is hard , as my memory is not what it was as a 15 yr old trainee radar technician .
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Re: Big mistake - Windows 10

Post  johnp on 3/30/2016, 8:21 am

I can't remember what day it is let alone trying to learn a new computer. My saving grace is my Ipad which allows me to read my mail etc. This has been and is a struggle. Going to try pictures when my camera comes back and so far I haven't needed the computer for work related stuff (books are on wife's com.) and we will not touch hers. I have gotten to the forum everyday but how I get here seems different each time.  Frustrating, haven't tried printing anything so that's my next step. We will see....
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Post  cpl100 on 3/30/2016, 5:18 pm

I have a desktop that has Win7 and a laptop that has the dreaded Win8.  There is no Win9 apparently.  I would never consider upgrading my Win7 to either 8 or 10.  Ever, ever, ever!  Can't stand Win8 and Win10 has a lot of bugs and 'presets' that I don't want.  Unless I make myself a lot more proficient in Win10 so that I can 'unset' those unwanted things (including tracking and sharing of files), I will not be upgrading to 10.  Would like to chuck the Win8 machine out the window.......except that I need it and it's not that old.....
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/1/2016, 7:41 am

We did the upgrade. I hate 10! It's awful! But at least my printers are all working...
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Post  sanderson on 4/6/2016, 6:32 pm

Marie, How is it working, now?

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