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Jux Sun 09-Aug-15 22:23:56

I was quite excited when my laptop said I could have, so I downloaded it etc and now I'm using it.

How do I go back to 8?

My laptop has slowed down absolutely ridiculously, I cannot find anything, nothing seems to work. I am currently waiting for the damn system to find a document I have just saved. There are a limited number of places it can be. I have about 25 photos stored, and maybe as many as 2 dozen documents. So far, it's been searching for over 15 minutes.

Other than that, it takes about half an hour from waking up from sleep to log me in and take me to the desktop.

It has made a job which should have taken an hour take all evening. I haven't finished yet, and estimate about 5 more minutes if I'd been using 8, but expect to be up until midnight at this rate.

I am cross.

And it won't let me onto my homegroup which would have allowed me to do this job on a different machine which is running 7.

Microsoft, I think I hate you.

EasyFromNowOn Mon 10-Aug-15 16:32:50

try this: which loooks fairly straightforward.

I have really only noticed minor changes since I upgraded, and it sounds like I have a lot more crap stored on my machine than you do!

Jux Mon 10-Aug-15 19:49:58

Ah, nice link! Thank you.

I'm going to hang in there for the moment, but it's nice to know that I don't have to grin

I was ranting. It was fun - for me at least.

cozietoesie Thu 13-Aug-15 21:55:03

I think you're right and it is slower. It's only supposd to be - what - 0.5% (?) slower than 8 but it feels more sluggish than that to me. What I don't really know yet, though, is whether I'm just using it the way I've always used laptops and forcing it to do things it wasn't meant for or whether I should be adapting my thinking to whatever the machine now provides - if you see what I mean?

That way madness may lie so I'll keep on watching the space.

Jux Thu 13-Aug-15 23:06:57

grin that's the stuff of sinister sci-fi back in the 50s! Adapt your way of thinking to fit the dictates of the machine which is meant to serve you!

Jux Thu 13-Aug-15 23:08:13

Oh, my brother managed to sort out the homegroup problem, but only by getting rid of the existing hg and seting up a new one. Well done, 10, well done.

cozietoesie Thu 13-Aug-15 23:34:10

Ah - so you had to adapt to fit the 10's requirements, eh? grin

(It takes a flipping age to boot up compared with 8 but it gave me a traditional desktop screen on upgrade so maybe it has to go through several Circles of Hell to get there. smile)

CharleyDavidson Thu 13-Aug-15 23:38:08

I'm getting really fed up just with one aspect of the upgrade. I wasn't on 8 before, possibly 7. As soon as I upgraded, it enabled gestures on my touchpad. I googled how to disable them and got sensible instructions - only in 10 my computer has the box I need to tick to disable them greyed out so I can't choose to switch them off. sad

I have to disable it each time I switch my laptop on on the shortcut on the start bar at the bottom, but I often forget. And I have to do it anew every time I switch the computer on. Grrrrrr.

cozietoesie Thu 13-Aug-15 23:47:19

Charley - just a thought. Have you checked for machine upgrades? (I only say that because as soon as I upgraded to 10, the machine that I upgraded on whopped in with a whole bunch of punchy new system changes including new drivers for touchpad etc etc etc.)

Jux Fri 14-Aug-15 11:55:54

Yes, I have cosie, though technically it was my brother who has forced me into it. The effect is the same. The adaptation to system requirements is as subtle as an emotional abuser setting up a new partner.

Should we fight back, join the Luddites? Or lie back and think of Microsoft England? grin

Someone told me it was slow because everything you do has to be backed up in two formats, one to revert back to in 10 and one to revert back to in 7 or 8. so yes, Seven Circles of Hell, if not 8 or 9!

Charley, my solution to touchpad problems was to tape an old credit card over it grinblush and plug in a mouse. Couldn't be bothered to go through the rigmarole of trying to fix the bloody software on a laptop which refused to work at all if I disabled the touchpad. Years ago now. Good luck with yours.

cozietoesie Fri 14-Aug-15 13:10:44

7 8 9 remember!

I'll confess to not using a touchpad for 99.9% of the time - I much prefer a mouse and for the time being, 10 is allowing me to do that. (Who knows what tomorrow may bring - doesn't 10 do automatic changes now without telling us?)

Do you think it watches us when we're asleep?

Jux Fri 14-Aug-15 14:33:19

Yes. "do Androids dream of electric sheep" springs to mind

cozietoesie Fri 14-Aug-15 15:23:32

They ought to take people who have upgraded to 10 and force them to watch 'Humans' or 'She' - measure the gales of laughter that ensued. The notion that someone could set up an all-singing all-dancing operating system in - what - 30 seconds? raised a few eyebrows in this house. (Upgrading to 10 on one machine took me 4 hours.)

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