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Yes, I see the icon and when I click it then I see I am connected to the correct WiFi node!
Presuming you aren't doing the o/0, Capslock/integrated numberpad, z/y thing. The typical helpdesk response here is "select logon as another user and type the password, does the text come out as what you think you are typing?"

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http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-...in-windows-10/
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Re: Windows 10

Ah, stupid me.
Thanks for the replies.

I eventually realised that I was resetting the pw for my MS account but on my PC I log in with an outlook account! So I reset the pw for my outlook account and now it all works
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Ah, stupid me.
Thanks for the replies.

I eventually realised that I was resetting the pw for my MS account but on my PC I log in with an outlook account! So I reset the pw for my outlook account and now it all works
You're welcome.
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Old 11.08.2016, 11:51
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Depends what you mean by shit - if you want a reliable server and you can handle the CLI for all configuration then Linux is fantastic - it just keeps going with no problems.

On the other hand if you want a GUI and you want it as a workstation then it starts getting disappointing, and then you start realising that the whole Linux world is just a fractured buggy mess.

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What if Operating Systems Were Airlines?

Published on Friday, 01 February 2002 00:00
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DOS Airlines

Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again, then they push again jump on again, and so on.

OS/2 Airlines

The terminal is almost empty, with only a few prospective passengers milling about. The announcer says that their flight has just departed, wishes them a good flight, though there are no planes on the runway. Airline personnel walk around, apologising profusely to customers in hushed voices, pointing from time to time to the sleek, powerful jets outside the terminal on the field. They tell each passenger how good the real flight will be on these new jets and how much safer it will be than Windows Airlines, but that they will have to wait a little longer for the technicians to finish the flight systems.

Once they finally finished you're offered a flight at reduced cost. To board the plane, you have your ticket stamped ten different times by standing in ten different lines. Then you fill our a form showing where you want to sit and whether the plane should look and feel like an ocean liner, a passenger train or a bus. If you succeed in getting on the plane and the plane succeeds in taking off the ground, you have a wonderful trip...except for the time when the rudder and flaps get frozen in position, in which case you will just have time to say your prayers and get in crash position.

Windows Air

The terminal is pretty and colorful, with friendly stewards, easy baggage check and boarding, and a smooth take-off. After about 10 minutes in the air, the plane explodes with no warning whatsoever.

Windows NT Air

Just like Windows Air, but costs more, uses much bigger planes, and takes out all the other aircraft within a 40-mile radius when it explodes.

Mac Airlines

All the stewards, stewardesses, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look the same, act the same, and talk the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are told you don't need to know, don't want to know, and would you please return to your seat and watch the movie.

Unix Airlines

Each passenger brings a piece of the airplane and a box of tools to the airport. They gather on the tarmac, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they want to build and how to put it together. Eventually, they build several different aircraft, but give them all the same name. Some passengers actually reach their destinations. All passengers believe they got there.

Wings of OS/400

The airline has bought ancient DC-3s, arguably the best and safest planes that ever flew, and painted "747" on their tails to make them look as if they are fast. The flight attendants, of course, attend to your every need, though the drinks cost $15 a pop. Stupid questions cost $230 per hour, unless you have SupportLine, which requires a first class ticket and membership in the frequent flyer club. Then they cost $500, but your accounting department can call it overhead.

Mach Airlines

There is no airplane. The passengers gather and shout for an airplane, then wait and wait and wait and wait. A bunch of people come, each carrying one piece of the plane with them. These people all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they're building. The plane finally takes off, leaving the passengers on the ground waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting. After the plane lands, the pilot telephones the passengers at the departing airport to inform them that they have arrived.

Newton Airlines

After buying your ticket 18 months in advance, you finally get to board the plane. Upon boarding the plane you are asked your name. After 6 times, the crew member recognizes your name and then you are allowed to take your seat. As you are getting ready to take your seat, the steward announces that you have to repeat the boarding process because they are out of room and need to recount to make sure they can take more passengers.

VMS Airlines

The passengers all gather in the hanger, watching hundreds of technicians check the flight systems on this immense, luxury aircraft. This plane has at least 10 engines and seats over 1,000 passengers. All the passengers scramble aboard, as do the necessary complement of 200 technicians. The pilot takes his place up in the glass cockpit. He guns the engines, only to realise that the plane is too big to get through the hangar doors.

BeOS Air

You have to pay for the tickets, but they're half the price of Windows Air, and if you are an aircraft mechanic you can probably ride for free. It only takes 15 minutes to get to the airport and you are cheuferred there in a limozine. BeOS Air only has limited types of planes that only only hold new luggage. All planes are single seaters and the model names all start with an "F" (F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18, etc.). The plane will fly you to your destination on autopilot in half the time of other Airways or you can fly the plane yourself. There are limited destinations, but they are only places you'd want to go to anyway. You tell all your friends how great BeOS Air is and all they say is "What do you mean I can't bring all my old baggage with me?"

Linux Airlines

Disgruntled employees of all the other OS airlines decide to start their own airline. They build the planes, ticket counters, and pave the runways themselves. They charge a small fee to cover the cost of printing the ticket, but you can also download and print the ticket yourself. When you board the plane, you are given a seat, four bolts, a wrench and a copy of the seat-HOWTO.html. Once settled, the fully adjustable seat is very comfortable, the plane leaves and arrives on time without a single problem, the in-flight meal is wonderful. You try to tell customers of the other airlines about the great trip, but all they can say is, "You had to do what with the seat?"
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Re: Windows 10

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What if Operating Systems Were Airlines?
Published on Friday, 01 February 2002 00:00
This post clearly shows his age...

It should have been something like

Windows 7 airlines:
It's in fact a rebound of a bankrupt Vista Airlines, but somehow manages to keep flying. The planes get to destination on time, except that on many routes you have vomit on the seats, billions of bacteria on the food trays and aliens and predators in the cargo hold. And snakes in the luggage space. The planes fly at half speed due to cleaning staff operating continuously but at the end they just keep getting dirtier and dirtier.

Windows 10 airlines:
Used to offer free rides until the end of July, now in limbo. Not much better than W 7 Airlines, in fact it's hard to see why they even exist.

Ubuntu airlines:
Flies for free, works as expected, great staff and comfortable seats. Yet still very few people fly with it, probably due to the poor in-flight menu.

Android airlines:
Carries a fleet of a zillion planes, the older ones are falling to pieces and you may end up being offered an in-flight transfer to another plane for an additional fee. You have a choice of 2 billion in-flight menus and half a trillion drinks, but you have to sell your soul to the mothership before you try any of them.
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Re: Windows 10

Thank god finally a successful Windows upgrade product... that is actually an improvement on Windows 7. And yay, even the snipping tool now has the most basic logical print option added!!
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Old 15.08.2016, 21:54
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Re: Windows 10

After the update I had problems with the login screen. Clicking with the mouse simply had no reaction.Seems to have gotten better. Never had this problem before the update
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Re: Windows 10

did the update. love it! thank you Microsoft
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Old 18.08.2016, 13:02
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Re: Windows 10

Spent the week-end with the neighbours win-10 laptop 'cause she wanted it to be sorted out. I'd call the experience an educational nightmare.
After being true to microsoft since the 80-ies I will definitely turn to ubuntu after win-7.
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Spent the week-end with the neighbours win-10 laptop 'cause she wanted it to be sorted out. I'd call the experience an educational nightmare.
After being true to microsoft since the 80-ies I will definitely turn to ubuntu after win-7.
I did a 7 to 10 upgrade on a really small footprint machine and it took forever. Nothing actually went wrong, but it did take something more than 30 hours for the process to complete, I just glanced at it every hour or so to see if it needed another reboot.

My experience with win 7 is that PDP 7's were more reliable.
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Old 18.08.2016, 13:13
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Re: Windows 10

well my win10 experience, it sucks! my pc (very high spec) now runs slower, I have to reset it after I turn it on as it fails to boot (just the mono windows icon in the middle of the screen) EVERY TIME, it keeps deciding what resolution my monitor is, and changes it as it sees fit, re-arranging all my icons

AND WORST OF ALL

it contains adverts!!!! constant notifications, trying to get me to play some shit game or other, seriously, an OS pushing adverts to me??????
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Old 18.08.2016, 13:21
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well my win10 experience, it sucks! my pc (very high spec) now runs slower, I have to reset it after I turn it on as it fails to boot (just the mono windows icon in the middle of the screen) EVERY TIME, it keeps deciding what resolution my monitor is, and changes it as it sees fit, re-arranging all my icons

AND WORST OF ALL

it contains adverts!!!! constant notifications, trying to get me to play some shit game or other, seriously, an OS pushing adverts to me??????
Odd. Are any bios updates available? That might be part of your boot issue. Games in autostart? That would be new to me. What Manufacturer is it, and is factory preloaded software part of the problem (Acer used to do this). I usually just uninstall all the OEM bloatware.

I've had the resolution thing on a laptop, with a GeForce card IIRC, if you install the GeForce update util it will give you something to do about every 3 weeks or so.
So far, in my experience 10 has been faster, in all cases.
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Old 18.08.2016, 13:25
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Odd. Are any bios updates available? That might be part of your boot issue. Games in autostart? That would be new to me. What Manufacturer is it, and is factory preloaded software part of the problem (Acer used to do this). I usually just uninstall all the OEM bloatware.

I've had the resolution thing on a laptop, with a GeForce card IIRC, if you install the GeForce update util it will give you something to do about every 3 weeks or so.
So far, in my experience 10 has been faster, in all cases.

pc is self made, a clean install of win7 then the win10 upgrade so no bloatware or anything dodgy at all on it, game ads are on the tiles when you click the windows icon.

pc was fine on win7, oh and my dvd drive isn't recognised by win10 (I read this could be causing the boot issue)

so all in all I'd say unless you REALLY need win10, don't bother
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pc is self made, a clean install of win7 then the win10 upgrade so no bloatware or anything dodgy at all on it, game ads are on the tiles when you click the windows icon.

pc was fine on win7, oh and my dvd drive isn't recognised by win10 (I read this could be causing the boot issue)

so all in all I'd say unless you REALLY need win10, don't bother
Does anything change on the boot issue if you unplug the DVD and uninstall the drivers?

Ah, I thought you meant nagware was autostarting. I just don't look at the crap on the start thingie. If I want to know what the weather is, I have a different kind of window for that.

Virus protection?

Some utilities (Garmin, or printer software updaters) can sap performance.
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Re: Windows 10

Your high spec PC is then not so high spec.I did the update and I also have a pretty good PC and I had nothing of what you describe in your post. So dont blame Microsoft-its probably your shitty PC
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well my win10 experience, it sucks! my pc (very high spec) now runs slower, I have to reset it after I turn it on as it fails to boot (just the mono windows icon in the middle of the screen) EVERY TIME, it keeps deciding what resolution my monitor is, and changes it as it sees fit, re-arranging all my icons

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it contains adverts!!!! constant notifications, trying to get me to play some shit game or other, seriously, an OS pushing adverts to me??????
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Re: Windows 10

Hi,

Windows 10 running very well here. Still on the insider programme and so already the first post "anniversary" build....onward to Redstone 2.

Every day I use Windows 10 at home, 8.1 on my company machine and 7 on the customer's computer. It means I can compare the different versions. Of the 3 I prefer 10 the most.

Have fun

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Re: Windows 10

Absolutely.

Three Windows 10 machines. Desktop, Surface and Phone. They all work without issues.

Windows 7 seems broken in comparison.
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Re: Windows 10

Happy with my Windows 10 on an old machine I thought I put it on another old machine I have lying around.

It is currently on XP but keeps asking me for my password. That I do not remember anymore as it is many moons ago I used the machine and there is no administrator I can ask. There is a product key sticker on it.

Thoughts on how to get it going again? many thanks
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Re: Windows 10

dont think xp can be updated to 10
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Re: Windows 10

Reboot into safe mode - F8. Start, Run... Control userpasswords2 - Return. Choose the account, reset the password. Reboot. Log in. Profit.
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