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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    With Microsoft if you tried to delete their favorite bloat ware it would cause a lot of problems. For example I deleted internet explorer to and added another web browser. I had to hit reset to get the system to work.
    Internet Explorer is part of the OS. M$ was sued, in France, I think, for that, and lost, but can't undo it.

    Windows 10, Settings, Apps, you can remove a lot but I don't bother. Just get a big hard drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I got my HP desktop in 2011 and it is still running just fine. Switched it to 10 like you did but a year or two later. It does start up much slower with 10.
    MS worked out the bugs in 10. Seems to be working just fine now with the upgraded drive for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    It an HP Envy 17.3" Touchscreen Laptop - Silver (Intel Core i7-8565U/1TB HDD/128GB SSD/12GB RAM/Windows 10). It's not a gaming computer per se but it has a NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card, so it is capable of gaming. The display is amazing. It's so much crisper than my 5-year-old Gateway and it has Bang & Olufsen speakers.

    Now I just have to get used to Windows 10. The first thing I noticed was the absence of the familiar "Computer" and "Control Panel". Fortunately they still existed under Windows System and could be pinned to start, which is currently full of default garbage that I will shortly be editing.

    One good thing is that I was able to sync my chrome account, so I have all my favorites and stored passwords.

    Any tips and tricks for Windows 10?
    First of all, congratulations! I know that you must be very proud of your new system.

    I am using a quite old system--an Acer CPU coupled with a Dell monitor and keyboard--and the hard drive is a mere 232 GB (which is probably a bit less than tiny, in these days of terabytes, rather than gigabytes).

    And I am still using Windows 7. (I am familiar with it, and see no need for an upgrade--or, more precisely, a mere change for its own sake).

    I see that you are using Google Chrome. I do have Chrome--as well as Mozilla Firefox--but I really prefer to use Internet Explorer 10 for most things.

    Again, however, I sincerely congratulate you on your new computer!

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    Amazon tells me my computer will arrive today before 8PM. That last time they said that the package arrive a 7:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Download 10antispy.exe from here, theres also a tutorial you can dl there if you need it. win10 is loaded with spy bloat that records everything you do.

    https://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/mg_search.html?q=1
    It might delete cortana, which I don't want to do. Does it allow you to pick what it deletes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    First of all, congratulations! I know that you must be very proud of your new system.

    I am using a quite old system--an Acer CPU coupled with a Dell monitor and keyboard--and the hard drive is a mere 232 GB (which is probably a bit less than tiny, in these days of terabytes, rather than gigabytes).

    And I am still using Windows 7. (I am familiar with it, and see no need for an upgrade--or, more precisely, a mere change for its own sake).

    I see that you are using Google Chrome. I do have Chrome--as well as Mozilla Firefox--but I really prefer to use Internet Explorer 10 for most things.

    Again, however, I sincerely congratulate you on your new computer!
    Thank you. I had IE, Chrome, Firefox and the new one that Common mentioned which I was trying out, on my old laptop. I am partial to Chrome but I like to have alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    Sounds nice! I have a mini touch-screen laptop, but I'd like to upgrade by big (work) laptop to a touch screen. I hated Windows 10 at first, it spies on you, but what doesn't? I'm used to it now and I like it much better.

    To find virtually anything, tap the little "Windows" icon in the bottom-left menu bar and just start typing. It'll pull up the program, folder, whatever. That's probably the handiest thing. You won't see a "Search" bar so don't let that confuse you -- just type whatever you're looking for.
    Ah, that's useful, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    It might delete cortana, which I don't want to do. Does it allow you to pick what it deletes?
    Do a search for Classic Shell. It's a free program that brings back the Win7 desktop to Win10.
    I installed it on dozens of Client's computers and they love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenjaminO View Post
    Do a search for Classic Shell. It's a free program that brings back the Win7 desktop to Win10.
    I installed it on dozens of Client's computers and they love it.
    I think I'm starting to like 10!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    I think I'm starting to like 10!
    Don't worry, that feeling will pass.....
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