update 1607

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  1. Michael Bell

    Michael Bell

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    does an one know what it was about thought they tested anniversary before it was released ? One thing that happens on some up date and builds yet to be fixed. When my computer re starts on the task bar a icon always is not there mostly battery meter. I know what to do right click blank spot on task bar / look for explorer exe./ end task / run new task / explorer exe. But you would think that would be fixed after 12 months .
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    Michael
     
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    The insiders test all Windows 10 updates before they are released to the public.
     
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    The trouble with these Windows 10 insider tests, are just that...someone playing around with their computer. I signed up as a Insider, and I can vouch that on a scale of 1- to 100, I'm about "zero" on how to test computer software. Now you know the rest of the story.
     
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    I was an insider and i used the computer the same way I use it as a non-insider. The thing is whenever you turn the computer on you are using the OS. Anything you do uses the OS.
     
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    I am an Insider and I tested these things I use. I found that by early spring this year all the normal stuff worked fine on a laptop and a desktop. But I don't use Skype, games, MS maps, IE, Bing, Cortana....just the regular old s/w like Chrome, Firefox, Office. I am sure I saved myself a LOT of grief as I don't use any mail products from MS!
     
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    When I was an insider I used the PC the same as I do now. If I found interesting things I would try them. I did my normal stuff when I was an insider. I tested VPN to work and other things.
     
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    i was an insider and every new release seemed to fix a problem i had. install public 10 on a laptop and it never updated unless I used the iso on a usb. anniversary release wouldn't update either and froze constantly. This also occurred when I upgraded my desktop to the anniversary edition. I have spent countless hours going thru fixes and so far nothing has worked, (outside of a host of other issues). so I solved the problem with 10 by putting both computers back to 8.1. Gee, everything updates without a hitch and no freezing. (outside of a host of other issues). I can't recall when i last saw a 100% when updating. 5 folks I ran into last week had similar things with 10: 2 bought macs, 2 installed Linux mint and 1 went back to 7. I'm constantly amazed that some folks seem to have no problems. This makes windows 3.1 seem fantastic. Maybe I'll upgrade in a year or two if they ever fix the issues. They didn't listen to me when I said they needed a lite version. oh well. Have fun people!!!!
     
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    its crazy because i have installed windows 10 on more than hundred computers and its working fine? and since windows 3.1 its the best os i see ... even mac or linux its less safest
     
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    I haven't iinstalled it 100 times but over 10 and I had no issues either.
     
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    I'm glad to see some folks are having a fine time with this. I know many installations go off without a hitch. Sadly mine did not. I know MS is keeping tabs on the number of win 10 downloads, I wonder if they're keeping a tally of folks who download and then abandon windows 10? Probably not..As I said, I do like 10 and will probably try again later or perhaps on the purchase of a new ssd (may it didn't like my samsungs). lol. Good computing folks!!!
     
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    I just joined about a wk ago, I'am realizing that the newest update (Anniversary 1607) is causing headaches
    for many users, the configuration of settings was entirely re-arranged, many users I would imagine LOST their
    pre-set Settings as I did. It was more like the entire OS was altered, and many have complained about losing
    their profile add-ons (if I can call it that).What's going on ? Updates are suppose to make things better, and not
    worse.
     
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    I'm not a techie expert, but I guess that MS wanted to make many significant improvements to W10 as a result of a year's experience. The aim was probably to make W10 a much more powerful and feature-rich OS. I think they have succeeded. Until last year I was on an Apple Mac since 1996 which is fabled for it's power, features and ease of use. In my opinion, W10 post-Anniversary is now comparable in those respects to Apple.

    Inevitably, inconvenience was caused to many as a result of the changes, although MS could have worked harder to explain these rather than leaving people to find, annoyingly, something they used a lot had disappeared, either completely or to some other unknown place.

    ADDED: My tech guy told me that older computers are being stretched by W10 post-Anniversay, (because it is more powerful) and that might be a reason for some of the difficulties. (I don't know what "newer" means in this context - any machine older than 3 to 4 years perhaps).
     
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