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icon13.gif  Windows 10 [message #302981] Fri, 05 February 2021 07:37 Go to next message
Kakugo is currently offline  Kakugo   Italy
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(19) John Surtees
So after many fully satisfactory years of Windows 7 I have decided to give Windows 10 a go on the new PC I have built.
Is this some sort of practical joke on Microsoft's part? think
I genuinely honestly cannot understand this thing.

I need to do a few simple things: remove the password at startup, remove the "welcome" screen and change the theme. On Win7 it would take a minute at most. On Win10 it's literally impossible. OK, so maybe I can download iTunes to get some mus... wait! I need a Microsoft account for that! To downloand Apple freeware? Are we joking?

No thanks: I'll keep on using my old Win7 POS and Microsoft can go and pound sand. The PC was running well but I have zero intention of spending my next few years fumbling around with the Nanny State version of Windows 98.
Re: Windows 10 [message #302982 is a reply to message #302981] Fri, 05 February 2021 13:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
The problem with Windows 7 is its now End Of Life (EoL) with Microsoft being >10 years old and no longer receives security (or other) updates except for very severe security updates. Windows 10 may have issues but in many ways its an improvement (unlike Windows 8) let down mostly imo by the crap start menu which is easily resolved

OpenShell - to make the start menu like Windows 7. I Install this as default on all our office PC/Laptops and Servers with the crappy Win10 type start menu and everyone likes it as its just like Win7 again. Note only install the Start Menu and Update option.. Imo dont go for Classic IE or Classic folders during install) https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases

PS I mostly use Control Panel still for settings rather than SETTINGS but a combination of both for preferences is still required.

Themes are pretty easy, right-click on desktop choose PERSONALISE and its in there
Itunes - not sure of the problem here, perhaps you've found an Windows "app" version of itunes, normal itunes is here https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/itunes12/001-50023-2020101 9-A1CA6082-1239-11EB-990E-FA5946985FC9/iTunes64Setup.exe
Autologin - Although I don't recommend autologin for security reasons I use this on a Win10 tablet at work we have for recording sign in/out of the office and this makes setting it up pretty easy (free from Sysinternals which was bought by MS years ago but still producing great little utility programs) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/auto logon

If you setup Windows Hello, then you can sign in/out with a PIN, Webcam (faceID) or in my case I use fignerprint as I have a Lenono KB with a fingerprint thing smile

Proper Start Menu with OpenShell (Opensource/freeware)
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Re: Windows 10 [message #302986 is a reply to message #302982] Sat, 06 February 2021 08:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gearbox is currently offline  Gearbox   United Kingdom
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(15) Kenny Roberts
Plus 1 for Openshell. Great little utility.

Without it Win 10 makes no sense. Thumbs Up
Re: Windows 10 [message #302993 is a reply to message #302981] Tue, 09 February 2021 18:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kakugo is currently offline  Kakugo   Italy
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(19) John Surtees
Thanks. I will install Openshell as soon as I can bring myself to deal with that abomination of an OS, meaning tomorrow after work.

As soon as that, Open Office and iTunes are set up I will proceed to get a bit angrier by transplanting the HDD. Wink
Re: Windows 10 [message #302995 is a reply to message #302993] Tue, 09 February 2021 20:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
good luck with that, I assume the OS is on an SSD and HDD will be for storage, games and large data?
Re: Windows 10 [message #302996 is a reply to message #302981] Wed, 10 February 2021 19:02 Go to previous message
Kakugo is currently offline  Kakugo   Italy
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(19) John Surtees
I am almost embarrassed to say that everything appears to be working fine right now. eek

Openshell is really really useful to bring some order back from chaos, big thanks. Thumbs Up
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