Register on the forum now to remove ALL ads + popups + get access to tons of hidden content for members only!
vintage erotica forum vintage erotica forum vintage erotica forum
vintage erotica forum

Go Back   Vintage Erotica Forums > Information & Help Forum > Help Section

Follow Vintage Erotica Forum on Twitter
Best Porn Sites Meet Our Girls Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices
Help Section If you have technical problems or questions then post or look for answers here.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-16-2018, 12:23 AM   #1
DTravel
InterDimensional Traveler
 
DTravel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Between universes, lost in another TV series project
Posts: 11,758
Thanks: 8,594
Thanked 107,604 Times in 11,644 Posts
DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+
Default Forced to Windows 10, what do I need to watch out for?

Well, I am being forced, kicking and screaming, to upgrade from my reliable WinXP to a Win10 machine. For various reasons Linux and Mac are not viable options for me. There are some things I already know to watch out for, such as:
terabyte sized "updates"
spyware/key stroke recording built in to Win10

What else do I need to look out for? What problems have others had going to Win10 and how did you get around them?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If you have a request for reupping any of my screencaps, please send a PM.
DTravel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 15 Users Say Thank You to DTravel For This Useful Post:


Old 06-16-2018, 03:52 AM   #2
lagerlout
Veteran Member
 
lagerlout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,149
Thanks: 28,612
Thanked 50,485 Times in 4,022 Posts
lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+
Default

Settings you have changed, telemetry for example often revert after the next update
__________________
Nice girls are nice but BAD gals are much much better
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Please Pm me with any of my links that are not working. Please do not repost my links
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
lagerlout is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 14 Users Say Thank You to lagerlout For This Useful Post:
Old 06-16-2018, 07:37 AM   #3
lagerlout
Veteran Member
 
lagerlout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,149
Thanks: 28,612
Thanked 50,485 Times in 4,022 Posts
lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+lagerlout 250000+
Default

Take a look at Spybots " anti-beacon "
This is also available for Windoze 7
__________________
Nice girls are nice but BAD gals are much much better
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Please Pm me with any of my links that are not working. Please do not repost my links
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
lagerlout is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to lagerlout For This Useful Post:
Old 06-16-2018, 09:07 PM   #4
welderman
Veteran Member
 
welderman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Industrial Midlands
Posts: 2,323
Thanks: 32,619
Thanked 36,069 Times in 2,368 Posts
welderman 175000+welderman 175000+welderman 175000+welderman 175000+welderman 175000+welderman 175000+welderman 175000+welderman 175000+welderman 175000+welderman 175000+welderman 175000+
Default

Firstly DT, Embrace the new technology,
If you are running W10 on a new computer then you will have no problems..
But if you are loading W10 on an older machine, you will need to save your original settings/Documents, Setup will guide you through the process..
As for Terabyte size updates, That ain't the case..
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Arc welding is a given talent, performed by the chosen few..Welderman
welderman is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to welderman For This Useful Post:
Old 06-16-2018, 11:15 PM   #5
DTravel
InterDimensional Traveler
 
DTravel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Between universes, lost in another TV series project
Posts: 11,758
Thanks: 8,594
Thanked 107,604 Times in 11,644 Posts
DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+DTravel 500000+
Default

I will be getting new hardware. The shop I use has copied my current XP HD and will be doing the setup and upgrading. They also suggested software to setup a virtual machine for XP on the new computer. Assign a couple of the CPUs and some HD space to running a virtual XP environment to be able to keep running stuff that won't continue to run under W10. I'll probably do that.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If you have a request for reupping any of my screencaps, please send a PM.
DTravel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to DTravel For This Useful Post:
Old 06-17-2018, 03:44 PM   #6
SanteeFats
Moderator
 
SanteeFats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Santee, Ca
Posts: 17,257
Thanks: 91,910
Thanked 211,843 Times in 17,136 Posts
SanteeFats 1000000+SanteeFats 1000000+SanteeFats 1000000+SanteeFats 1000000+SanteeFats 1000000+SanteeFats 1000000+SanteeFats 1000000+SanteeFats 1000000+SanteeFats 1000000+SanteeFats 1000000+SanteeFats 1000000+
Default

I have a laptop and a desktop both with 10. The laptop came with it and I have had no problems. Of course I am not a real techie by any means.
My desktop tower was built from scratch and a tech set it up including my old data so again no problems.
__________________
TANSTAFL- There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SanteeFats is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to SanteeFats For This Useful Post:
Old 06-17-2018, 06:21 PM   #7
CARLTON BROWN
Vintage Member
 
CARLTON BROWN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ruraltania
Posts: 1,654
Thanks: 16,287
Thanked 15,358 Times in 1,642 Posts
CARLTON BROWN 50000+CARLTON BROWN 50000+CARLTON BROWN 50000+CARLTON BROWN 50000+CARLTON BROWN 50000+CARLTON BROWN 50000+CARLTON BROWN 50000+CARLTON BROWN 50000+CARLTON BROWN 50000+CARLTON BROWN 50000+CARLTON BROWN 50000+
Default

I currently run Windows 7 64 bit on a machine I built around an Asus board three years ago and I now have Windows 10 Home 64 on an almost new Dell. The Dell uses less power and runs perfectly with 8 gig of RAM, which is about all you need for general use - IMHO. The Dell has a better processor and runs much faster. The system is okay once you get used to it and it's not so much a matter of dealing with things that are annoyance, but learning how to work with them. So far, I am running the Windows 10 machine on almost entirely free software. I have Avast, which I use on the older machine, Firefox and Chrome, Libre Office which is pretty good, Foxit, PDF Writer, CCleaner, I'm trying out GIMP, but still mainly use older Paintshop Pro and Adobe on the old machine for photo work, Audacity for audio, VLC for all video playback Nero and Win X for video conversion.

It's some time since I used XP, but really, it shouldn't be a big deal to switch to Windows 10 and I'd be very surprised if you don't get a handle on it fairly quickly. The only thing I'm not using on Windows 10 is the email system. Haven't bothered as everything I use is online these days and I've found software like Thunderbird very troublesome.

I would agree with an earlier comment that if you are using Win 10 on a new machine it should be very easy. An upgrade on old hardware might be trouble. Updates have not been an issue for me, but sometimes you have to leave the machine on for a while when you finish off so it can get stuff.
CARLTON BROWN is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to CARLTON BROWN For This Useful Post:
Old 06-17-2018, 09:58 PM   #8
buttsie
Porn Archeologist
 
buttsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: earth
Posts: 10,432
Thanks: 64,207
Thanked 172,116 Times in 10,575 Posts
buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+buttsie 750000+
Default

The bloatware / privacy issues are easily nobbled or removed

How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps (and How to Reinstall Them)
by Chris Hoffman on October 27th, 2017

https://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how...einstall-them/

Similar article here
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easily...re-windows-10/

The only unwanted large GB downloads are likely to occur is when the OS is upgraded
W8 to 8.1 etc - signing up for a free W10 upgrade...hardware driver updates are something else

How, When, and Why to Set a Connection as Metered on Windows 10
by Chris Hoffman on April 28th, 2017

https://www.howtogeek.com/226722/how...on-windows-10/

How to Stop Windows 10 From Automatically Updating Hardware Drivers
by Chris Hoffman on April 11th, 2017

https://www.howtogeek.com/302595/how...dware-drivers/

https://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how...ading-updates/



The biggest issue as always with all versions of windows is its updates
more specifically - cumulative forced updates

Worst offender is security updates appearing in non-security updates i kid you not
as reported on www.askwoody.com several times

To that end paying attention to Martin Brinkmann at ghacks.net
is smart as he dissects the Monthly Tuesday update in depth.

June
http://vintage-erotica-forum.com/sho...postcount=1460


If i were upgrading to W10 i'd be asking for the Pro version - costs more BUT
Home users get no choice but to accept what ever MS is serving up
If its a botched update - bad luck - pro version can allow updates to be delayed / deferred

7 Ways to Temporarily Turn Off Windows Update in Windows 10
Tina Sieber April 2, 2018

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways...te-windows-10/
__________________
current avatar - Zoe B / Penny B / Nicky S


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by buttsie; 06-18-2018 at 09:00 PM.. Reason: adding
buttsie is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 14 Users Say Thank You to buttsie For This Useful Post:
Old 06-18-2018, 08:17 AM   #9
pigulici
Senior Member
 
pigulici's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 128
Thanks: 1,260
Thanked 619 Times in 114 Posts
pigulici 2500+pigulici 2500+pigulici 2500+pigulici 2500+pigulici 2500+pigulici 2500+pigulici 2500+pigulici 2500+pigulici 2500+pigulici 2500+pigulici 2500+
Default

For win10, beside usually antivirus,adblocker, firewall, I use O&O ShutUp10, it is a free antispy tool for Windows 10, with this you can block forced updates too.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
pigulici is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to pigulici For This Useful Post:
Old 06-19-2018, 01:50 PM   #10
Rommelbommel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 268
Thanks: 103
Thanked 511 Times in 173 Posts
Rommelbommel 2500+Rommelbommel 2500+Rommelbommel 2500+Rommelbommel 2500+Rommelbommel 2500+Rommelbommel 2500+Rommelbommel 2500+Rommelbommel 2500+Rommelbommel 2500+Rommelbommel 2500+Rommelbommel 2500+
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DTravel View Post
my reliable WinXP
LOL, it's 2018. As others wrote, find a tool of your choice that adjusts the privacy options, other than that, enjoy Windows 10.
Rommelbommel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Rommelbommel For This Useful Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT. The time now is 06:50 PM.






vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.