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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #495 on: July 29, 2015, 06:12:56 PM »
Hi Hermie,

Never there existed a Windows OS that was re-written from scratch. It always has been built with new layers on old layers, and a lot of tweaking has been taken away from end-users. Think of what one could do in the past with your old DOS-malnual in hand? Even their new browser, edge, has lots of old IE code. Remember the days of the New-York hired-in spaghetti coders that had to help Redmond meet some timeline. Propriety code is almost entirely written in C, C++, and C# for Windows. Some areas of code are hand tuned/hand written assembly.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #496 on: July 29, 2015, 06:39:19 PM »
Thanks @Pol for replying.

Off-topic:
Not rewritten from scratch > software is not set up to do the job as fast as possible.
Money rules the world.
That's why modern computers are still "slow".

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #497 on: July 29, 2015, 06:45:24 PM »
Well it not only seems, that bob3160 is Windows10 compatible  ;), avast now also is:
http://www.av-comparatives.org/windows-10-approved-products/
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P.S. I see DrWeb´s has not met qualifications yet.  :( But on their page they say for Win 10, etc. etc.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #498 on: July 29, 2015, 07:00:34 PM »
I updated and gateway hasn't released any updated drivers for this laptop yet. I did notice a few issues like start menu wouldn't show up bbut i fixed it by going into tablet mode and out of it, and such. Has anybody else noticed with MS Edge if you go to whatbrowser.org it says chrome 42
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #499 on: July 29, 2015, 07:11:50 PM »
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I read somewhere that people who are using win 7 and win 8.1 home edition didn't have the option to choose a different browser
That pertained strictly to this addition: "Free "Windows 10 Home with Bing" Edition" Even on that edition, you may still use an alternate browser but you can't make that browser the default.

Since I can't make Firefox my default browser I won't be ugrading to win 10.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #500 on: July 29, 2015, 07:26:24 PM »
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I read somewhere that people who are using win 7 and win 8.1 home edition didn't have the option to choose a different browser
That pertained strictly to this addition: "Free "Windows 10 Home with Bing" Edition" Even on that edition, you may still use an alternate browser but you can't make that browser the default.

Since I can't make Firefox my default browser I won't be ugrading to win 10.

After the upgrade got to "default programs" and change your default browser to which ever one you desire.
People I know there are still some questions to be answered but...don't make a mountain out of a molehill.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #501 on: July 29, 2015, 07:34:09 PM »
I'll be looking for a place to buy a win 10 desktop so I won't have to do the upgrade. 

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #502 on: July 29, 2015, 08:07:21 PM »
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I read somewhere that people who are using win 7 and win 8.1 home edition didn't have the option to choose a different browser
That pertained strictly to this addition: "Free "Windows 10 Home with Bing" Edition" Even on that edition, you may still use an alternate browser but you can't make that browser the default.

Since I can't make Firefox my default browser I won't be ugrading to win 10.
You need to read more carefully. Don't jump to conclusions. Actually read what was written. The version of Windows 8 that you have, does allow you to pick your own default browser.
I even posted a video that showed you exactly how to do it. (I know, I can't make you watch it. :) )
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #503 on: July 29, 2015, 08:15:58 PM »
I have read every post in this topic, also watched your video  I have win 8.1 not win 8.  It would be much easier for me to buy a computer with win 10 installed.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #504 on: July 29, 2015, 08:21:52 PM »
Is the brightness set by the graphics card driver or by windows 10 itself? By default it has it set by 40%.. wasn't it a little brighter in windows 8.1? I know easy to make it brighter  ;D

Also there is a battery saver mode now..
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #505 on: July 29, 2015, 08:34:12 PM »
I have read every post in this topic, also watched your video  I have win 8.1 not win 8.  It would be much easier for me to buy a computer with win 10 installed.
You may send me the Windows 8.1 computer that you don't want to upgrade.
An upgrade is virtually the same as installing a very large update like SP 1 on Windows 8
(Windows 8.1 is still Windows 8 it's just been updated.)


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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #506 on: July 29, 2015, 08:49:48 PM »
@Midnight: how about to purchase a chromebook? Always up to date, silent, fast, low price, no issues with drivers etc. (off-topic)

Question:
Do I have to delete all third party programs before upgrading?

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #507 on: July 29, 2015, 08:58:38 PM »
@Midnight: how about to purchase a chromebook? Always up to date, silent, fast, low price, no issues with drivers etc. (off-topic)

Question:
Do I have to delete all third party programs before upgrading?

Kind regards, Hermie
If you're doing a clean install that that's what happens. If you're upgrading, you get to keep your programs, etc
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #508 on: July 29, 2015, 09:02:43 PM »
Thanks @Bob3160, everything clear to me so far.

Kind regards, Hermie

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #509 on: July 29, 2015, 09:34:27 PM »
Guys if gateway website says my model isn't a compatible model but yet I got it installed.. Should it be worried?
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