Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


  • Content count

  • Donations

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

113 Excellent

About BudwS

Profile Information

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64
  • Country

Recent Profile Visitors

2,104 profile views
  1. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    There does seem to be a lot of money in sales of computer related seminars. Maybe more money to be made with seminars than with hardware or software products.
  2. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Worked on a Win 8,1 PC that had lost half of it's marbles. Had the symptoms of a Win 10 update gone amuck, super slow, black screen, blue screen, HD running at 100% usage and no control to get to Settings or to copy files. Mouse did move the cursor around. All the customer wanted were the Word files that did eventually show up on the Desktop. She bought an Apple laptop, her solution to the Win 8.1 problem. But back to Win 10. It's rumored that a Spring Delight is coming soon and that RS4 17133.1 is the source. Crap or Delight? 17133 did update on the Dell test laptop and seems to be working, with occasional slowness. Well, it is a new year.
  3. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    RS4 And RS5 have been added to the Build, so the "Fast Ring" is now RS4 Build 17120.1. Also, been techsplained that the proper name of the current crap release path is "Fast Ring" not "Fast Track." Been splained. That's a lot of crap to handle. Sounds like the Insider Previews are in better shape than Patch Tuesday. Now that's some interesting crap. Maybe it's the old Dell laptop but haven't seen an Insider Fast Ring W10 Pro crash in over 9 months.
  4. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Insider Windows 10 Pro is up to Build 17110. A little problem with the Store icon in the Task Bar that was there and not visible but in any case didn't work. Another tech came up with a fix that worked. Some blocked settings in Ghostery were unblocked again. Takes a Restart an extra couple of minutes to get past a black screen and then a blue screen that says "please wait" with the spinning dots before the login desk top appears. Another few hours for this release on the old laptop but the update completed OK. I am amazed by how many problems other people are having installing this update with newer computers. Some need an iso install and even some of those updates don't work. Crap report.
  5. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Just another update in the great Insider program from Wonder Windows, 17107. Again, installed cleanly in 3-4 hours, about normal. Was testing browsers and found an interesting situation. Some or all of the blocks were no longer blocked. No change was made by the end user. All blocks were then blocked again. Just another adventure in the world of Wonder Windows. Reminds one to follow the money trail.
  6. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    The Windows 10 Pro Insider OS Build 17101 is up on the test PC. It shows Version 1803. Works but seems slow with a lot of background programs running. Some of those programs use 100% of the HD bandwidth. It's a dual boot with Windows 7 Pro. Two hard drives in the PC. Each operating system has its own HD. Win 7 run great with no slow downs.
  7. 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.
  8. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    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.
  9. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    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."
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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."
  14. 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.
  15. 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!?