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  1. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Malware? Good question, she was online a lot with minimal protection. And one app caused Explorer to abort. That problem stopped her from using the PC. Also, other friends used her PC before the Explorer issue. Thanks for the ublock information. What I find with Win 10 that no blocker blocks the operating system. It would have to be locked down like NoelC suggests. W10 is to play with and then shut it down. Best security.
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    Interesting proposal. It brings to mind some of Tom Clancy's books that focus on a governmental "Net Force" that is directed to correct such allegedly illegal practices. There are quite a few voters in this country that plan to do some personnel changes in our government this voting season. Some of the current staff seems to think that such practices are under control of the highest bidder. In the mean time, spreading the word as you have is the start. Many people have already decided not to use the "Worst Crap Ever" as an operating system. I helped a friend stay on Windows 7 that had some real problems. Malwarebytes found 3079 "malware files" on the PC, the most I've ever seen at one time. Uninstalled a program that was causing windows explorer to abort/crash. Also, did fundamental security blocking with Ghostery on the browsers. This forum has had great solutions from people to lock down Win 10 to keep the issues you mentioned to a minimum or to zero. I prefer the "powered off" secure mode on the Win 10 test PC.
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    An interesting evaluation of corporation and government tracks, libertarian is a word that comes to mind. With MS, the apparent solution is don't use the product or change the product so that it can't do the allegedly illegal software tasks. I like the thought that payment for the use of owned hardware is a viable concept. Keep an eye on the government elections this year. In the US trenches, there seems to be a change occurring. Similarly, that may be why so many people are changing the company that they use to get their computers. There also seems to be more software available to throttle what information comes and goes to their computers. Remember, secure mode is "powered off."
  4. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    You are my hero! I only do serious Windows stuff on the Windows 7 Pro Latitude with the SSD. The Windows 10 PC only gets to stay up long enough to check Insider Mail and then back to secure mode, powered off. I have trouble understanding why anyone would want to use Windows 10 as a production PC but then many people don't understand why our production computer is an iMac with both Apple and Microsoft software installed (It just works.). Too busy to b***h but I laugh a lot. (US politics is comedy central.) Probably running Windows 10, too.
  5. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Just curious: Has the government there switched back to Windows 7 or are they still trying to use Windows 10? I agree, someONE does???!!! I think there is a Windows 10 government here. Seems to be a lot of crap.
  6. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    The crap churns on. Win 10 Pro Insider Preview just updated from 17074 to 17074.1002 in the 4 hour range on the Dell laptop. The software is working (starts, restarts, shuts down and powers up). Just another clean update. In secure mode now, powered off. ************* Just after 17074.1002 completed, 17083 Updated cleanly as well. Even Windows Defender worked on the Dell with 17083, even though other people said that Windows Defender was trash???!!! A different sort of crap. Back to secure mode.
  7. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Very well put! I will help people with W10 so that they can do emails or use browsers but no way will I trust my home computer to be running OS s***. My home Windows PCs are Win 7 Pro if the need arises. However, I wonder if the Insider Updates are running differently? Over the past 7 updates, I've not lost the multiple users or browser functionality with an extension like Ghostery on the W10 test Dell laptop. Something appears to be working intrusively destructive with the released W10 updates? It seems that other vendors are not providing updated or compatible drivers or software to keep up with new W10 releases. Compatible apps seem to be problematic as well. Thanks Bookie32 to keep us focused on the issue. You are the "score keeper."
  8. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    At the point of the update/upgrade where it asks or tells it is ready to "Restart", by not doing the restart then, an ISO can be made from a file. That ISO can be used to do the "normal offline install." I don't know the file name, but the procedure is out there on the internet someplace.
  9. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Unusual W10 Crap: Why has Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview, 17074, installed cleanly in about 3 hours on the Dell laptop? With the Restart" to complete the update, one has the path to go back to the previous instead or going forward (Maybe that is not even a good choice). It's still W10 but some parts seem to be working. Beware, beware!?
  10. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Another example of a situation that has reduced the "Good Will" value of MS. The sun is bright today in Sun City, AZ, no snow, and it is warm. Just got oranges off the tree for a snack. It would be nice if someone would write a program to emulate Windows 10 on Windows 7 to fix your issue.
  11. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    iPhone 7 Plus: The rest of the story: While going to the Apple Store to look at computers I checked out the new iPhones in the store over a year before I bought one. The marketing seed was planted. May not have bought a new iPhone if I hadn't gone into the Apple store for a different reason. Customer "Good Will" is actually carried on a companies books with a cash value. Free iPhone battery replacement would show up on the company books as "Good Will." Bad press subtracts from the company "Good Will" thereby lowering the company value which is what has happened with the battery issue. The title of this forum thread is an example of the bad press that has reduced MS W10 "Good Will."
  12. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Partly, a good description, gullible, yes. I had to go to the Apple Store and take a free course to learn how to turn the iPhone 4S on and off. When the Phone started to run slow, went back to the Apple Store and found out that 34 programs were running in the background that I thought were stopped. Learned how to really stop the programs then so none ran in the background. Didn't go to Apple for the battery because of the price (ordered the battery and free tools online for $20). High income Apple customer? Bought the maxed out iPhone 7 Plus to replace the 4S with 3 weeks wages working as a custodian part time. Actually make more money as a custodian than being a computer technician at a middle school in Arizona, also part time. Maybe gullible again but the Apple products just work for me whereas Windows products, hardware wise, don't come close. Still, 2018 is beginning as an exciting year!
  13. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Yes, the Apple computers had the "Bad Capacitor" issue as well.
  14. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Sometimes it seems that the "Worst Crap" comes from management or marketing decisions. If an iPhone has a battery with a life of 2 years, don't mess with the software and the logical solution is to replace the battery after the 2 years for free. Or use the other solution and replace the battery yourself for $20 with a product that also included the necessary tools. If I could do the battery replacement on an iPhone 4S in less than 15 minutes, wouldn't a trained technician at an Apple store do it more efficiently? And it would have brought the customers into the store where they may have bought something else! The marketing plus would far outweigh the negative press brought about by the current decisions. Even though more computers seem to be running Windows 10 better, The aura of "Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever" continues. While the aura of "Windows 7 Pro works great" also continues. I guess the money from data mining, telemetry and "Big Brother" control may influence some company decisions. Technical comedy!
  15. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    The question is a good one: Why does the old MacBook run Windows 10 better and faster than a modern PC even if Apple implies that this unsupported combination probably shouldn't work? The next question is: Why don't all Surface PCs run Windows 10 better than any other computer running Windows 10? The follow-on question is: Why are computer manufacturers still having computers build in China after the "bad capacitor on the motherboards and power supplies" of 10 to 15 years ago fiasco?