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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #675 on: August 06, 2015, 04:30:17 PM »
Just installed Windows 10 an everything works apart from Avast.

Contacted helpdesk, they had a look at my PC and said that I should have prepared the PC before installing 10.

It appears I had some bits and pieces of Avast that should or shouldn't be there for Windows 10 - how the hell I was supposed to know this is beyond me, and if I wanted it fixed I had to go to second level support which I would have to pay for.

Avast didn't warn me that Windows 10 may be a problem. The only time I receive any communication from this company is when they want to renew my license.
How come every other software supplier has successfully updated their products to work with Windows 10 and Avast hasn't.

Needless to say as Avast don't appear to be a professional business, it's goodbye to Avast and hello to a different product.
The latest version of Avast works very well with Windows 10.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #676 on: August 06, 2015, 04:33:42 PM »
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #677 on: August 06, 2015, 09:23:58 PM »
When she upgraded did she select the right bits to save ?  There are 3 options available

I asked her if she selected the right bits to save and she said she didn't know anything about bits.  I'm glad I didn't upgrade because just like her I don't know what bits are.  All I know is 32 and 64 bits.  What are the three options?

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #678 on: August 06, 2015, 09:55:26 PM »
They are :

Keep programmes and personal files
Keep personal files
Keep nothing
 

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #679 on: August 06, 2015, 09:56:28 PM »
When she upgraded did she select the right bits to save ?  There are 3 options available

I asked her if she selected the right bits to save and she said she didn't know anything about bits.  I'm glad I didn't upgrade because just like her I don't know what bits are.  All I know is 32 and 64 bits.  What are the three options?
This is what she should have checked:
 
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #681 on: August 06, 2015, 11:32:23 PM »
Had she chosen to keep program and personal files would she not have lost her pictures?

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #682 on: August 06, 2015, 11:46:51 PM »
Had she chosen to keep program and personal files would she not have lost her pictures?
NO she would have lost nothing.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #683 on: August 07, 2015, 12:42:01 AM »
I'm confused.  She would have not lost her pictures?

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #684 on: August 07, 2015, 03:16:02 AM »
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #685 on: August 07, 2015, 03:16:54 AM »
Had she chosen to keep program and personal files would she not have lost her pictures?
No, you lose nothing. Pictures are personal files.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #686 on: August 07, 2015, 05:32:07 PM »
I wonder if you all know about the change in Microsoft's privacy statement, I saw this in an article I read, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/windows/11782807/windows-10-privacy.html?ref=yfp.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #687 on: August 07, 2015, 05:51:16 PM »
I wonder if you all know about the change in Microsoft's privacy statement, I saw this in an article I read, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/windows/11782807/windows-10-privacy.html?ref=yfp.
It basically comes down to NOT using the default options when you install Windows 10 (or any other program).
None of my upgrades were set up with default settings and/or permissions.
Default means I'll be doing things your way. Custom means I'll be doing things my way. :)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #688 on: August 07, 2015, 06:38:03 PM »
Windows 10 privacy settings

This will help you decrease some of the information that's shared by default in Windows 10.
(The only way to totally protect your privacy is to never go online, never use a smart device.)

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #689 on: August 07, 2015, 06:49:58 PM »
Yes, I have thoroughly gone threw all the Privacy setting and for my use means turning off the Vast Majority including Camera and Microphone until I'm ready to use; then I enable.
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