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  # 1361193 8-Aug-2015 16:12
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I have so far upgraded 10 x WinTel PCs from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.
All of these PCs had SSD system drives, 4-core CPUs, and at least 4GB of RAM.
Once I learned how to use the USB installer (created using the MS Media Creation Tool), upgrades were quick and easy, and all activated OK.

I'm very happy with Windows 10 (but hate Windows 8 for all the usual reasons).

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The next step was to try out Windows 10 on a (very) low-spec PC - an old ASUS EeeBox with a single-core Intel Atom N270 1.60GHz CPU and 1GB of SSD2 RAM, running a cut-down version of Windows XP on a slow 80GB 2.5" HDD. (No optical disk).

Step 1: a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro 32-bit booting from a USB

To my surprise this worked well (but slowly), and all drivers were installed automatically at the initial install.
Activated with a legit key.

Step 2: upgraded to Windows 10 Pro 32-bit booting from a USB

This was painfully slow (2 hours plus), but worked first time without asking for a key, and updated and activated automatically.

The Win10 EeeBox is slow, but no slower than it was on XP - great for the kids to play with.




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  # 1361196 8-Aug-2015 16:15
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joker97: Or use a right click


You are just guessing. You cannot have tried the above because it doesn't work. (at least for me.)

Proof...

Right click on jpg file, choose open with/ choose another app/more apps

Windows photo viewer is not in the list. 

You could try 'browse for another app' under 'more apps', but, windows photo viewer is a DLL not a program so that cannot be done either. 

You need to do a registry update to link the windows photo DLL to common formats such as GIF/JPEG.

My registry solution is in an earlier post , works well.



 
 
 
 


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  # 1361197 8-Aug-2015 16:20
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And another thing, how do I disable windows updates on win10?

my machine rebooted last night when I didn't want to. 

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  # 1361211 8-Aug-2015 16:40
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surfisup1000: ... Right click on jpg file, choose open with/ choose another app/more apps  Windows photo viewer is not in the list. ...
'tis on the list on my W10 Pro 64-bit, without registry edit & .jpg opens in Photo Viewer.



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  # 1361217 8-Aug-2015 17:01
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surfisup1000: And another thing, how do I disable windows updates on win10?

my machine rebooted last night when I didn't want to. 


Apparently you can't. You can however choose when the reboot happens, somewhere in the settings, so it doesn't just reboot on you at any old time. 




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  # 1361224 8-Aug-2015 17:31
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lapimate:
surfisup1000: ... Right click on jpg file, choose open with/ choose another app/more apps  Windows photo viewer is not in the list. ...
'tis on the list on my W10 Pro 64-bit, without registry edit & .jpg opens in Photo Viewer.


Ditto the right click gives me options including photo viewer




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  # 1361612 9-Aug-2015 16:47
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More and more, Win 10 reminds me of Windows 98, or Vista. Not that it’s that bad (probably), but niggling little things keep turning up.

I couldn’t get hyperlinks to work. Then I discovered that installing and uninstalling a browser in two different locations left a mess behind that Windows couldn’t clean up for some reason. By repeating the installations and uninstallations in the two locations I managed to finally sort everything out. At least I thought so.

My hyperlinks started working again. Then I realised that only part of them was working. For some reason, forum message IDs after the hash are being discarded so a link will send the browser to the right page, but not the right message.

This only happens with Chrome browsers. Edge works as it should. However, I prefer Chrome.

I decided to try reinstalling my browser yet again, but there was no trace of it to uninstall, in spite of it filling the display on my computer. I decided to take a look at the registry, and found many references to the other version of the browser in the non-existent folder that I thought I had eliminated. I manually deleted all the references, while wondering why I should have to, rebooted, and suddenly I could uninstall the browser again.

Unfortunately it did not make any difference. The hyperlinks are still being truncated.

All of which makes me wonder, didn’t I go through something like this with Windows 98?





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  # 1361647 9-Aug-2015 17:44
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Hi Rikkitic, your experiences are the type of thing I started worrying about. Never go to the bottom of everything, but weird things happening, and differently on very similar laptops.

I keep wondering about all the beta testers. From what Microsoft say, thousands tested. Why didn't they find some of these serious problems

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  # 1361667 9-Aug-2015 18:51
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Rikkitic: More and more, Win 10 reminds me of Windows 98, or Vista. Not that it’s that bad (probably), but niggling little things keep turning up.

I couldn’t get hyperlinks to work. Then I discovered that installing and uninstalling a browser in two different locations left a mess behind that Windows couldn’t clean up for some reason. By repeating the installations and uninstallations in the two locations I managed to finally sort everything out. At least I thought so.

My hyperlinks started working again. Then I realised that only part of them was working. For some reason, forum message IDs after the hash are being discarded so a link will send the browser to the right page, but not the right message.

This only happens with Chrome browsers. Edge works as it should. However, I prefer Chrome.

I decided to try reinstalling my browser yet again, but there was no trace of it to uninstall, in spite of it filling the display on my computer. I decided to take a look at the registry, and found many references to the other version of the browser in the non-existent folder that I thought I had eliminated. I manually deleted all the references, while wondering why I should have to, rebooted, and suddenly I could uninstall the browser again.

Unfortunately it did not make any difference. The hyperlinks are still being truncated.

All of which makes me wonder, didn’t I go through something like this with Windows 98?



I already described this problem in the other thread and reported it via the Feedback tool. You should do it too.





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  # 1361899 10-Aug-2015 09:56
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MikeB4:
lapimate:
surfisup1000: ... Right click on jpg file, choose open with/ choose another app/more apps  Windows photo viewer is not in the list. ...
'tis on the list on my W10 Pro 64-bit, without registry edit & .jpg opens in Photo Viewer.


Ditto the right click gives me options including photo viewer


I wonder, did you do an upgrade or clean install? 

I did two clean installs of win10 pro and in both cases the windows photo viewer is gone (without doing the registry tweak). 

This website explains exactly my issue (there are many other posts on other websites with similar issues too)....

http://winaero.com/blog/how-get-windows-photo-viewer-working-in-windows-10-rtm/


I can only presume that the version/install method has some effect. 





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  # 1361918 10-Aug-2015 10:21
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i only upgraded, no clean install




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  # 1362049 10-Aug-2015 12:58
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Interesting. I found a hack to make gpedit work on the Home edition of 10, and I changed Update setting to notify when downloads are ready. That part seems to work but it doesn't actually change anything on the Update page.





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  # 1362074 10-Aug-2015 13:25
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An automatic update on my Surface Pro 3 this morning kicked me off our Network, stopped my external displays working and basically wrote off my day. Still not working, just googled how to go back (on my phone) and it said don't bother because as soon as you do it will update again! Windows 10 is great as long as you have all day to fart around trying to fix problems and you don't need the Internet......

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  # 1362366 10-Aug-2015 20:18
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Not me

Any mods like start 8 that are free?

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  # 1362367 10-Aug-2015 20:19
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TimA: Not me

Any mods like start 8 that are free?


accept change, the new start menu is far more enjoyable than 8/8.1




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