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  1. Quite true... So, without tweaks, Windows 10...

    Quite true...


    So, without tweaks, Windows 10 is not necessarily the best OS Microsoft has released? Are you saying that Windows 10 is not ready Out-of-the-Box, without resorting to tweaks and...
  2. Great for you, but not for all of us; hence the...

    Great for you, but not for all of us; hence the reluctance to install Windows 10 on many systems, and the Patch Watch for inspecting these updates prior to blind installation...


    This also...
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    Digital River was not a third-party site. As an...

    Digital River was not a third-party site. As an authorized licensed distributor of Microsoft products, it was in fact a second-party site. Majorgeeks is not. It is actually an unlicensed third-party...
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    The truth

    Unfortunately, Microsoft released Service Pack 3 for Windows XP in 2008, and they are currently cleaning house of older non-supported operating systems (which includes an end of support for Windows...
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    KB3123862 Desperation

    It seems like Microsoft is desperately trying to influence the migration to Windows 10 with the release of KB3123862, but "experts" recommend avoiding this update.

    If you want Windows 10 (and have...
  6. IMHO Microsoft is playing the Shell Game (pun...

    IMHO Microsoft is playing the Shell Game (pun intended) with the Get Windows 10 application and unintended upgrades.

    User interaction through sleight-of-hand (especially when the GWX application...
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    Free Upgrade Ends

    Microsoft has stated that the free upgrade eligibility to Windows 10 will end on July 29, 2016. After that, it will cost USD $119 to upgrade...

    Does that finally mean that those of us that do not...
  8. Update to GWX Control Panel to block Windows 10

    GWX Control Panel has been updated to version 1.7.4.0 on March 30, 2016. This version adds some new features and fixes incompatibilities with some tools.:D
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    The original post was about Adobe Acrobat, not...

    The original post was about Adobe Acrobat, not Adobe Reader. There is a major difference.

    That being said, Adobe Acrobat 9 is also seriously out-of date. It may be time to upgrade...
  10. This is the kind of obfuscation that Microsoft is...

    This is the kind of obfuscation that Microsoft is falling to...

    I do not want to start an argument regarding this PUP. This is desperation on Microsoft's part.

    Just by the fact that we need to...
  11. Already done and done, a long time ago when I...

    Already done and done, a long time ago when I first tried Windows 10 unsuccessfully; it's very useful to install the latest version of GWX Control Panel.

    That being said, it almost seems that...
  12. Get Windows 10 patch KB 3035583 suddenly reappears on Win7/8.1 PCs

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/3037393/microsoft-windows/get-windows-10-nagware-patch-kb-3035583-suddenly-reappears-on-win781-pcs.html

    Those of us that can successfully upgrade to Windows 10...
  13. Maybe it's because many keyboards no longer have...

    Maybe it's because many keyboards no longer have the Pause/Break key, especially on notebooks.
  14. I have always had problems with Outlook.com, so I...

    I have always had problems with Outlook.com, so I changed, years ago, to IMAP usage for Outlook.com with my email apps:

    Use the following settings in your email app (which works just fine with...
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    Do you like Windows 10? I do not like it. User...

    Do you like Windows 10?

    I do not like it. User I am.
    I do not like Windows 10.

    Would you like it here or there?

    I would not like it here or there.
    I would not like it anywhere.
    I do not...
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    +1 on Cyberlink PowerDVD. I also use this...

    +1 on Cyberlink PowerDVD. I also use this software, sometimes. It's very versatile. It's just not free...
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    I like VLC media player...

    I like VLC media player, but I have always preferred to use the K-Lite Codec Pack Mega Pack which includes an optimized Media Player Classic. It just seems a little more versatile to me.

    (NOTE 1:...
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    Personally, I use Flashblock ...

    Personally, I use Flashblock in Firefox, which not only blocks Flash, but also HTML5 Video and Silverlight (in the options). It displays a clickable button to temporarily enable...
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    Version 11.0.13 is the latest update to Adobe...

    Version 11.0.13 is the latest update to Adobe Reader 11.x, it is not the "DC" version (and it doesn't come with all of the baggage of the "DC" version".) See the release notes.

    The latest release...
  20. Frankly, if other third party companies produced...

    Frankly, if other third party companies produced software that caused so many problems, they would soon be out of business. Even if the problems are only 1% of 110 million installations, that is 1.1...
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    Thanks, RetiredGeek, for explaining what I was...

    Thanks, RetiredGeek, for explaining what I was doing here, especially defining the Unicode character definitions for certain letters.

    Alternatively, to return the system back to the default Segoe...
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    Aside from alternate programs, I am not aware of...

    Aside from alternate programs, I am not aware of any GUI application to change the fonts in files explorer for Windows 8.1 ( because Microsoft removed "advanced settings" to support new desktop...
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    Personally, my upgrade experience was terrible....

    Personally, my upgrade experience was terrible. How many have returned to the previous OS?

    Windows 8.1 with Update 1 (and other enhancements, such as Classic Shell) work excellently on this...
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    I was mostly wondering how many mission critical...

    I was mostly wondering how many mission critical programs were hosed by the update to Windows 10, and how many had to downgrade due to these problems. Albeit, Windows 10 seems relatively promising,...
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    How many have returned to the previous OS?

    After many problems associated with the Windows 10 "Upgrade", I restored my previous OS. Even though the GWX app incorrectly said that my computer was ready for the upgrade, the driver...
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