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Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Zygmo, Sep 23, 2018.

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  1. Zygmo

    Zygmo Thread Starter

    Feb 21, 2009
    on Windows 10. It will eventually force an update when doing a deep scan for lost files on the C drive. When that happens, a program that can take 5 to 7 hours to run will be interrupted and at least some of those files will be overwritten. Just removing the computer from the internet won't necessarily work because the update may already to downloaded. I would recommend relocating the drive to a previous windows version to use a recovery program.

    That, and the many other problems is causing me to just give up on Win 10. I have been using it since beta-testing, and the latest major updates just create more problems to fix. The latest one caused Win10 to decide I was not who I say I am, and won't let me open my email. It doesn't like my VPN. It said that Atube Catcher is a virus, and won't let it run. And don't get me started on the actual viruses! It also deleted (!!!) some freeware from Gizmo's off two of my USBs. Since that happened, I have been using CDs to load programs onto Win10.

    I have always thought that Win7, and for it's time (and quite a while past) WinXP were the best Windows OSes. After beta testing, I had high hopes for Win10 joining that group. Now, IMHO, I don't think there is any question that Win7 is still the best. I'm going back to it for my main OS.
  2. lynx1021


    Jan 7, 2014
    Just got changed over to a new windows 10 computer here at work. Yesterday had something weird happen, I have two screens and I had outlook open on one and internet explorer open on the other one. I closed internet explorer on my left screen and all my icons were gone, nothing but a mouse pointer. I closed outlook on my right screen and it was black also. I hit escape, nothing, windows key, nothing. Finally hit Ctrl, Alt, Delete and was able to log off with task manager. After I logged back on and every thing was back?? Humph, Windows 10
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    FYI, you should always move a hard drive you are trying to do data recovery from to another system and never do recoveries on a running OS drive.
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