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Is Windows 10 Making You Crazy?

TweetIs Windows 10 Making You Crazy? Is your Windows 10 computer really aggravating the daylights out of you? Do you spend more time waiting for the Spinning Circle of Confusion than actually getting anything done? Do you find yourself longing for the days of Windows 7 – when you could actually find your stuff? Do Continue Reading

Microsoft Warns Against Installing Latest Update

TweetWindows 10 Update Might Be Painful As any of you who’ve followed my posts over the last couple of years know by now, I’ve been advising against Windows 10 since the beginning. It’s still very buggy and unstable. It does things one day that it didn’t the day before. It’s a source of random chaos Continue Reading

Anniversary Update Hell Redux

TweetAnd the Fun Continues… While for many people Windows 10 has been an improvement, the majority simply DO.NOT.LIKE the interface.  It is one of the least friendly designs Micro$oft has ever unleashed on an unsuspecting population.  Navigating this hell-hole of an Operating System (OS) is like navigating the Seven Circles of Hell (nod to Dante).  Continue Reading

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Weirdness

TweetThe Anniversary Update from Hell? Starting on August 2, 2016, The Windows 10 “Anniversary Update” started shoving itself down the throats of an unsuspecting populace.  In many cases the results were unremarkable.  However… Those were the fortunate ones.  In far more cases that should exist, people have experienced a plethora of vexing problems that did Continue Reading

Decline Windows 10 Upgrade While You Can

Decline This Offer

TweetWindows 10 is a mixed bag at best. On a new computer it usually behaves itself.  For Windows 8 or 8.1 users (I’m sorry) it is actually an improvement most of the time.  If you have a Windows 7 computer you do NOT want Windoze 10 to change your entire computer interface to something you Continue Reading

One Wrong Click – and Windows 10 is Installed!

TweetMicrosoft has recently become even more aggressive in their tactics to get everyone upgraded to Windows 10.  The aggravating popup windows and nagware are becoming more invasive with the latest revision announcing “Windows 10 is a Recommended Update for this PC”.  This appears in conjunction with a proposed time for this “update” to install. Up Continue Reading

Stop Being Nagged to Upgrade to Windows 10

TweetTired of Being Nagged to Upgrade to Windows 10? You and pretty much everybody else.  Would you like to know how to stop this permanently?  You’ll get rid of that cutesy little Windows 10 icon in your task bar too. Ready? Good. First we need to disable Automatic Updates.  This is something we always recommend Continue Reading

Windows 10 Upgrades Wreaking Havoc

TweetWindoze 10 Wreaking Havoc is Nothing New Since before Windows 10 became the ubiquitous option it has become – and now being force-fed to a computer near you, we have been warning of compatibility issues and performance problems.  We have gone so far as to recently publish a recommendation for disabling Automatic Updates to protect Continue Reading

Need a New Laptop but Hate Windows 10?

TweetIf you are in a position where you need a new laptop, but absolutely HATE Windows 8 – and would rather have an UN-anesthetized root canal than use Windows 10 (like most people) there are still options out there.  You do have to shop carefully though. I have had the need to recommend a few Continue Reading

Win 10 Upgrade = Total Data Loss

TweetAs you all may know by now, I try to make a point of documenting avoidable disasters as an educational tool.  Today’s complete clusterf*ck comes courtesy of Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade process and was further enhanced by Microsoft “Support” (if you want to call it that).  If you don’t want your data to go up Continue Reading