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  # 1360755 7-Aug-2015 16:29
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Presso: I like it in general except on boot it takes around 2 - 5 minutes before it presents the sign in window.


That is a long time, do you have fastboot activated?




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  # 1360757 7-Aug-2015 16:31
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SumnerBoy: Run the disk clean up tool on that drive and select the advanced options - there should be an option there to remove *old windows* installations.


Thank you and I know have +16.2GB 


FYI it deletes itself automatically after 30 days, its there to allow you to rollback if need be etc

 
 
 
 


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  # 1360760 7-Aug-2015 16:34
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Presso: I like it in general except on boot it takes around 2 - 5 minutes before it presents the sign in window.


That is a long time, do you have fastboot activated?


Is fastboot the default, if not where is it enabled ?

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  # 1360761 7-Aug-2015 16:36
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MikeB4:
Presso: I like it in general except on boot it takes around 2 - 5 minutes before it presents the sign in window.


That is a long time, do you have fastboot activated?


Is fastboot the default, if not where is it enabled ?


look in the power options in the 'traditional' control panel





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  # 1360763 7-Aug-2015 16:39
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freitasm: I am actually about to change to Firefox because Chrome is just about unusable on Windows 10 for me.

IF/when Edge supports LastPass I will consider it a browser alternative.



What sort of instability are you getting?

im sitting at 5 days 18 hours system uptime (Yeah i know, i need to update and reboot at some point >.<), chromes uptime would be identical to that, running at a minimum of 50 tabs, im yet to see any even tab crashes or issues.




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  # 1360766 7-Aug-2015 16:44
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After upgrading a Dell Venue 8 Pro I was left with 2GB free space of the 32GB. Cleaning up the old files etc made little difference in the scheme of things.

Clean install after removing the now defunct recover partitions (there were two) has now given me about 20GB (yet to reinstall Office though). (If you try this make sure you update the BIOS first and don't delete/format the OEM partition or the UEFI partition). Only a couple of drivers (had downloaded all drivers prior to the install) from Dell required to make everything work sweet.

Very impressed with how well this tablet runs on Windows 10.

Also dumping Chrome for now and using Firefox. At least until Edge supports LastPass.




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  # 1360769 7-Aug-2015 16:53
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Task bar won't auto hide except right after a restart then it stops working again after I open a program or app. On the mail app all my mail (3 gmails and an apple account) works except my Microsoft account mail does not; I can't figure out how to see the mail in it and you can't delete it to re-add it.

Does anyone know how to fix either problem? Is the auto hide taskbar broken for everyone or just me?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1360775 7-Aug-2015 17:08
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MikeB4:
Presso: I like it in general except on boot it takes around 2 - 5 minutes before it presents the sign in window.


That is a long time, do you have fastboot activated?


Have been down that road and tried turning it off but has made no difference. I think its a driver issue with amd so can only hope there is a fix in works.




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Why did they dump the windows photo viewer in Win10?  

The replacement 'Photo' app is not good for my purposes, as it has a bunch of unnecessary functions (albums/collections/settings) when all I want is simple photo viewing.   You cannot even use the arrow keys to move to the next photo in the folder containing the photo you clicked.   It is not easy to bring back the win photo viewer either, you need to do some system tweaks from what i get. 

Windows needs a 'quick' windows photo viewer, why bother disabling? -- if we want a photo management application then I can just use windows live photo (from the essentials pack). 

Overall, I think win 10 is 'almost' as functionally good as win7.   The start menu is still inferior to win7, although not so bad as win8.    Some things are worse than windows 7, some things are better.

I like the right click in the lower left corner to get into control panel/cmd/device mgr etc. 

It must be rather frustrating for microsoft people given they haven't improved on windows 7. Rather they have gone backward (win8), then forward (win10) , and largely ended up back to where they started - and spent a lot of money to go nowhere. 












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  # 1360783 7-Aug-2015 17:27
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It must be rather frustrating for microsoft people given they haven't improved on windows 7. Rather they have gone backward (win8), then forward (win10) , and largely ended up back to where they started - and spent a lot of money to go nowhere. 


That is a very good summation. I also thought they were getting rid of the old control panel, as it duplicates the new system.

I am using windows 10 with a touchpad, and don't think it is as good as a tablet OS, as windows 8 is. It doesn't seem to have the same gestures, and is more of a flat looking windows 7 interface.

I wonder if this really will be the final version of windows, and all the rest will be updates. Wonder if it will develop the abbreviation of WX overtime, and will get names added to it like OSX Tiger etc.

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  # 1360784 7-Aug-2015 17:28
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Presso: I like it in general except on boot it takes around 2 - 5 minutes before it presents the sign in window.


Also boots slow for me. I checked fastboot and it is enabled, for whatever good it does.





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  # 1360788 7-Aug-2015 17:37
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mattwnz:

That is a very good summation. I also thought they were getting rid of the old control panel, as it duplicates the new system.


MS are like John Mitchell, ex-all black coach. 

It is the journey that is important :)


I solved my windows photo viewer prob..... 

Put this into a .reg file and click it....(works for me)....

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open]
"MuiVerb"="@photoviewer.dll,-3043"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\print\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{60fd46de-f830-4894-a628-6fa81bc0190d}"

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  # 1360789 7-Aug-2015 17:38
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God, what a hassle! I finally solved my browser issue (at least the most recent one). Turns out that upgrading to 10 corrupted my Chrome profile so now I can look forward to an evening of restoring bookmarks, settings, etc. Don't know whether to blame Chrome or Windows for this one, but I do know that all the things that were sweet under 8.1 now have problems. Hardly what I would call a plug 'n play experience.

I intend to soldier on unless something really catastrophic happens. I'm not thrilled with the Windows 10 experience so far, but it remains just below the threshold of horrible that would be sufficient to make it worth my while to chuck it all in and try to return to 8.1 (with all the uncertainty that entails). 10 may still turn out to be ok over time (some of my initial problems have magically fixed themselves) but I have definitely decided  to put off upgrading my other machines for the time being.





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  # 1360791 7-Aug-2015 17:47
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surfisup1000: Why did they dump the windows photo viewer in Win10?  

The replacement 'Photo' app is not good for my purposes, as it has a bunch of unnecessary functions (albums/collections/settings) when all I want is simple photo viewing.   You cannot even use the arrow keys to move to the next photo in the folder containing the photo you clicked.   It is not easy to bring back the win photo viewer either, you need to do some system tweaks from what i get. 

Windows needs a 'quick' windows photo viewer, why bother disabling? -- if we want a photo management application then I can just use windows live photo (from the essentials pack). 

Overall, I think win 10 is 'almost' as functionally good as win7.   The start menu is still inferior to win7, although not so bad as win8.    Some things are worse than windows 7, some things are better.

I like the right click in the lower left corner to get into control panel/cmd/device mgr etc. 

It must be rather frustrating for microsoft people given they haven't improved on windows 7. Rather they have gone backward (win8), then forward (win10) , and largely ended up back to where they started - and spent a lot of money to go nowhere. 







Arrow keys in the photos app works fine for me... Make sure you're in a folder with multiple pictures

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  # 1360792 7-Aug-2015 17:48
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Out of interest how many of you are doing clean Windows installs?  I get the feeling that problems are more frequent on upgrades (moving files etc. in) than a clean install.  I did a clean one and had no issues.

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