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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #585 on: August 01, 2015, 06:35:49 PM »
If you upgraded then I would recommend that you run Xboot to clean the start.  I did that as my initial boots were 4 minute... Now 40 seconds from power on :)

Thanks! Mine went from 7 minutes down to less than 1 minute.  8)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #586 on: August 01, 2015, 06:39:20 PM »
Has anyone else have problems with third party firewalls?  ???
Win10 won't let me install Private Firewall. And I'm getting ticked off.  >:(
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #587 on: August 01, 2015, 06:41:24 PM »
Has anyone else have problems with third party firewalls?  ???
Win10 won't let me install Private Firewall. And I'm getting ticked off.  >:(

Is there not a 'Private Firewall' forum? They might know
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #588 on: August 01, 2015, 06:47:14 PM »
Has anyone else have problems with third party firewalls?  ???
Win10 won't let me install Private Firewall. And I'm getting ticked off.  >:(

Is there not a 'Private Firewall' forum? They might know

I'll send them an email. I have found email is the best way to contact them.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #589 on: August 01, 2015, 06:49:31 PM »
Has anyone else have problems with third party firewalls?  ???
Win10 won't let me install Private Firewall. And I'm getting ticked off.  >:(
Avast's firewall installs and it's technically a third party firewall. :)
Don't know if what you use is compatible ?
I'm quite happy with the firewall that comes with Windows. :)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #590 on: August 01, 2015, 06:50:18 PM »
Okay, I installed Classic Shell and I now have a Win7 style "start button".
The problem is I still can't get rid of the search box in the lower left corner. Any ideas?  ???
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #591 on: August 01, 2015, 06:53:32 PM »
Well I've found it very useful and not a bit of a bother
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #592 on: August 01, 2015, 06:55:57 PM »
Okay, I installed Classic Shell and I now have a Win7 style "start button".
The problem is I still can't get rid of the search box in the lower left corner. Any ideas?  ???
Right click and find cortana context menu, u can change it to a icon or off I think...
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #593 on: August 01, 2015, 06:57:16 PM »
Has anyone else have problems with third party firewalls?  ???
Win10 won't let me install Private Firewall. And I'm getting ticked off.  >:(
Avast's firewall installs and it's technically a third party firewall. :)
Don't know if what you use is compatible ?
I'm quite happy with the firewall that comes with Windows. :)

I like the HIPS in PFW. It's stronger than Windows Firewall and I'm not to the point of trusting the HIPS in avast free.
I need more information before I activate the HIPS in avast free. To me it seems like another attempt at the old behavior shield.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #594 on: August 01, 2015, 07:06:46 PM »
Okay, I installed Classic Shell and I now have a Win7 style "start button".
The problem is I still can't get rid of the search box in the lower left corner. Any ideas?  ???
Right click and find cortana context menu, u can change it to a icon or off I think...

Found it.

Right click in the "search box">highlight "search">click "hide".  Click "show search box" to undo.
Or click "show search icon" to show icon next to start button.

After all this time and all of the beta testing I have done, you would think I would know how to "explore" new things.  :-[

IMHO, I have come to the conclusion Win10 is way better than Win8.1. All you have to do is get it set up the way you want it.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #595 on: August 01, 2015, 07:10:28 PM »
Okay, I installed Classic Shell and I now have a Win7 style "start button".
The problem is I still can't get rid of the search box in the lower left corner. Any ideas?  ???
Right click and find cortana context menu, u can change it to a icon or off I think...

Found it.

Right click in the "search box">highlight "search">click "hide".  Click "show search box" to undo.
Or click "show search icon" to show icon next to start button.

After all this time and all of the beta testing I have done, you would think I would know how to "explore" new things.  :-[

IMHO, I have come to the conclusion Win10 is way better than Win8.1. All you have to do is get it set up the way you want it.

Window 10 is way better in my opinion as well.. I'm going to upgrade back to it.. I miss the edge browser. I just need to buy a laptop coolant fan pad to help prevent overheating.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #596 on: August 01, 2015, 07:17:15 PM »
Okay, I installed Classic Shell and I now have a Win7 style "start button".
The problem is I still can't get rid of the search box in the lower left corner. Any ideas?  ???
Right click and find cortana context menu, u can change it to a icon or off I think...

Found it.

Right click in the "search box">highlight "search">click "hide".  Click "show search box" to undo.
Or click "show search icon" to show icon next to start button.

After all this time and all of the beta testing I have done, you would think I would know how to "explore" new things.  :-[

IMHO, I have come to the conclusion Win10 is way better than Win8.1. All you have to do is get it set up the way you want it.

I've found that to be true for any software installed
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #597 on: August 01, 2015, 07:21:10 PM »
Okay, I installed Classic Shell and I now have a Win7 style "start button".
The problem is I still can't get rid of the search box in the lower left corner. Any ideas?  ???
Right click and find cortana context menu, u can change it to a icon or off I think...

Found it.

Right click in the "search box">highlight "search">click "hide".  Click "show search box" to undo.
Or click "show search icon" to show icon next to start button.

After all this time and all of the beta testing I have done, you would think I would know how to "explore" new things.  :-[

IMHO, I have come to the conclusion Win10 is way better than Win8.1. All you have to do is get it set up the way you want it.

Window 10 is way better in my opinion as well.. I'm going to upgrade back to it.. I miss the edge browser. I just need to buy a laptop coolant fan pad to help prevent overheating.
Maybe you need to open it up and blow out the built up garbage ???
Simply elevate the back end of laptop to make airflow easier.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #598 on: August 01, 2015, 07:41:24 PM »
I have Avast Enterprise Security, Education. I have Installed Windows 10 professional on 5 computers since the final version was punished, all upgrades from Win7 and Win8.1, all finished within 30-40 minutes. All work perfectly, and all software has worked, except Avast Endpoint Protection. I tried re-installing it. Windows 10 will not let it install. So be aware and don't upgrade until Avast fixes it. :-[
Welcome to the forum. :)
I've notified Avast. Hope it helps.
I've been told that Avast is working on the problem but at the moment there is no ETA for the fix.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #599 on: August 01, 2015, 10:37:33 PM »
Get Puran, it's much better than the built in tool.
Puran isn't for Win10 as of yet, the installer is only recommended for XP - Vista - Win7 - Win8.
That doesn't matter. It works perfectly on Win 10. No program has to say Windows 10, or any other version, for it to work just fine.
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