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General Discussion / PC World: How to cure Windows 10's worst headaches.
« on: August 27, 2015, 08:13:05 PM »
PC World:  How to cure Windows 10's worst headaches. This article might help alleviate a few anxiety inducing foibles in Windows 10:


PC Worldhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/2975289/windows/how-to-cure-windows-10s-worst-headaches.html#tk.nl_pwr

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General Discussion / Lots of useful Windows 10 information here.
« on: August 21, 2015, 10:49:50 PM »
Look over this webpage for all kinds of useful Windows 10 info:

http://www.windows10update.com/2015/08/cheap-ways-to-upgrade-windows-xp-or-vista-to-windows-10/


YouTube videos on WIN10:

Windows10update (on YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkBhnZIarJT-bOtptarL_wA 

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Dave,

Perhaps this article can be of some use in confirming your activation status in Windows10.

Good luck.

Doug

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-windows-10-activated/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10082015

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General Discussion / Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2015
« on: August 11, 2015, 09:32:35 PM »
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2015.

There are four critical and ten important security updates.


MS: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-aug.aspx

ZDNet.comhttp://www.zdnet.com/article/august-2015-patch-tuesday/

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Some reality considerations about Windows Ten. Although Windows 10 is regarded as being a worthy successor to Windows 7, and a long overdue apology for Windows 8/8.1, there are evidently still costs to be considered in making the upgrade. Here is an article reflecting on this topic and another one explaining that you can revert to windows 7 if 10 turns out to be a disappointment.

PC Worldhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/2957365/windows/why-windows-10-isnt-really-free-the-subtle-new-world-of-built-in-costs.html#tk.nl_pcwbest

PC World: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2960692/windows/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-and-go-back-to-windows-7-or-8.html#tk.nl_pcwbest

But wait!!!

PC World: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2955711/windows/12-obscure-new-windows-10-features-that-eliminate-everyday-hassles.html#tk.nl_pcwbest



Added 8-8-15:

PC World: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2875600/windows/windows-10-the-best-tips-tricks-and-tweaks.html#slide2

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Hello Ralph and Dick,

I have been relying on MS Security Essentials and periodically running Malwarebytes. Looks like I will experiment with Avast, Avira and Bitdefender, and see what they come up with.

Thanks very much for your comments.


Doug

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Firefox boss attacks Microsoft over the default browser settings in Windows 10 - Looks like another sachet around the mulberry bush on Microsoft's browser options.


ZDNet.com:  http://www.zdnet.com/article/firefox-boss-attacks-microsoft-over-the-default-browser-settings-in-windows-10/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

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Are there any opinions as to the best anti-virus programs?


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Microsoft sinks in antivirus tests, as Avira, Bitdefender and Kaspersky, hit top scores

Windows Defender scraped through the tests with the worst score of all. McAfee, Norton, and Trend Micro products fell short of top points with scores of 17.5, a de facto joint second-place in the consumer rankings.


ZDNet.comhttp://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-sinks-in-antivirus-tests-as-avira-bitdefender-hit-perfect-scores/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

PC Maghttp://www.pcmag.com/reviews/antivirus


Bitdefender  (free):  http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html

Avira  (free):  https://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus

Kaspersky (free trial):  http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/free-home-trials/internet-security?domain=kaspersky.com




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Computer Shopper: How to use and tweak the start menu in WIN10.   Lots of tips in this long article.

http://www.computershopper.com/windows-10/windows-10-how-to-use-and-tweak-the-new-start-menu


Which version of WIN10 is best to upgrade to, etc.http://www.computershopper.com/windows-10/the-free-windows-10-upgrade-which-version-will-you-get

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