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  1. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Anyone install windows 10 and lose wifi capability? Need to either make it work or go back to the last isht that worked...
     
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    I've done two of our computers so far and it has been flawless. I know that isn't super helpful.

    Have you tried updating the driver for the wifi adapter? I would try that first.
     
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    drivers. ha.
     
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    No. What's the computer manufacturer and model?
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Its a Dell...Inspiron 15R.
     
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    I'm guessing that you'll have to chase Dell for a driver. They tend to be teh suck in offering new drivers for older computers.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Trying to figure out how to simply revert to 2 weeks ago...when all was right and good with the world.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    No backup before your upgrade? :disgust1:
     
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    You can always use an external wifi.
     
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    Finally upgraded to Windows 10 and have not had the best experience, so far.

    Microsoft Edge sucks more than IE 11. It constantly misses my mouse clicks or it lags behind pretty badly while creating tabs and other things. It also doesn't use the favourites folder anymore?

    The biggest issue has been constant BSODs. EVERYTIME that I try to copy a bunch of large files to my network storage, the video card driver (or something related to it) crashes and then the computer will BSOD.

    :banghead:
     
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    You didn't get the memo like 13 Internet Explorer versions ago? Chrome and never once thought it would be a good idea to open whatever that IE is in W10.

    That said, apart from the initial flaw with the start bar not working and the virus software interfering with it, it's been stable. I had to do some registry edits and work-arounds for the anti-virus stuff to get it off my computer, which is not acceptable in this day and age.
     
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    Friends don't let friends install windoze 10.
     
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    Can't comment about Edge since I use Chrome.
     
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    Try out all those stuff in this video

    If this problem still exists try resetting your pc -

    Hope this helps :)
     
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    Windows 10 is definitely better than Windows XP.
     
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    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    In regards to virus protection and running a 64 bit OS, yes, in every other aspect I prefer XP.
    Last week my computer started saying that my copy of 8 is registered to another machine, hasn't done it this week, maybe they gave up because they knew nobody would pay for it :)
     
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    Why.the.hell are you running 8 v. 10?
     
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    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Because it boots really quickly and doesn't look like it was made to introduce basic humans to technology.
     
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    At the cost of exposing yourself to a host of security vulnerabilities...
     
  22. HardtailHack

    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    In what way, a virus? I run Hitman every now and again, it and MBAM only ever found cookies.
    With ten I had to set every individual Wi-Fi connection to metered so it didn't do updates when you didn't want it to.
    If you want to stop uploading loads of stuff to your lizard overlords you can run something like this-

     
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    Read https://www.theregister.co.uk/ if you want threat reporting. I spent a couple of decades paying attention to security issues and I want updates installed about a microsecond after they're released.
     
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    #Russians
     
  25. HardtailHack

    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Ahh, okay, I have an Android phone now so I see Windows as a non issue for security concerns.

    Windows 10 on the phone was good(excluding the lack of apps), had a HP X3 for a brief while, it could stream video to the TV and send an email on the phone Simultaneously. I really miss the auto hands free function and how few permissions apps needed, Android is a pain in regards to finding a reading all the app permissions.

    I did buy a Sony phone so I could use the OS that the Russian Gov uses, sadly the phone was a piece of shit and was returned before I got a chance to install Sailfish.
     
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    i tried all windows versions since windows 98, for me windows 10 is the best