Did you know that registration to Civilian Aviation is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Windows 10

Please use this area for non-aviation related chat.
Post Reply
User avatar
Mike
Administrator, SPOTM winner & a close 3rd place too!
Posts: 8087
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Up North.

Windows 10

Post by Mike » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:42 pm

Has anyone else taken advantage of the free upgrade yet, if so, how are you doing with it?
Image

Please support our monthly photo competitions by entering and/or by voting !

My Airliners.net photos

User avatar
andygolfer
Administrator, POTM and SPOTM winner
Posts: 6363
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:51 am
Location: Rayne Essex - 12 miles east of Stansted

Re: Windows 10

Post by andygolfer » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:48 pm

no, I like vista - every time it hangs for a while I can go off and make a cup of coffee! :D

I've got windows 8 on my laptop which is fine but would be even better if I had a touch screen, not even looked at 10 yet and will leave it a while to allow them to sort out the glitches before I consider it.
Andygolfer (or at least I was once), now just plane crazy

Image
please support our photo competitions by entering and/or voting!

co-owner of UK Light Aviation Enthusiasts google group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/uklae
and Stansted Aviation Enthusiasts google group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/stnae

my photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545@N07/

EGVP
POTM winner
Posts: 1903
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:50 pm

Re: Windows 10

Post by EGVP » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:43 pm

Working beautifully for me Mike :)

User avatar
Mike
Administrator, SPOTM winner & a close 3rd place too!
Posts: 8087
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Up North.

Re: Windows 10

Post by Mike » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:44 pm

I installed W10 on my W8.1 laptop on Saturday and am quite happy with it, I've only found a couple of glitches so far :-

1. The up and down arrow keys don't always work when scrolling.
2. The favourites menu includes each URL on a second line plus a large gap above and below which makes the menu much, much "longer" than before.

Hopefully "Service Pack 1" will sort this out. :)
Image

Please support our monthly photo competitions by entering and/or by voting !

My Airliners.net photos

User avatar
Mike
Administrator, SPOTM winner & a close 3rd place too!
Posts: 8087
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Up North.

Re: Windows 10

Post by Mike » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:45 pm

EGVP wrote:Working beautifully for me Mike :)
Cheers, Chris - did you get my PM? ;)
Image

Please support our monthly photo competitions by entering and/or by voting !

My Airliners.net photos

User avatar
Mike
Administrator, SPOTM winner & a close 3rd place too!
Posts: 8087
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Up North.

Re: Windows 10

Post by Mike » Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:38 pm

andygolfer wrote:no, I like vista - every time it hangs for a while I can go off and make a cup of coffee! :D

I've got windows 8 on my laptop which is fine but would be even better if I had a touch screen, not even looked at 10 yet and will leave it a while to allow them to sort out the glitches before I consider it.
Windows 8/8.1 is awful Andy, it's like looking at a smart phone for kids but you can't phone anyone !
Give W10 a try as it is miles better - hardly any glitches at all. :)
Image

Please support our monthly photo competitions by entering and/or by voting !

My Airliners.net photos

User avatar
andygolfer
Administrator, POTM and SPOTM winner
Posts: 6363
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:51 am
Location: Rayne Essex - 12 miles east of Stansted

Re: Windows 10

Post by andygolfer » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:11 pm

I will sometime soon but would prefer somebody else to find the glitches in it first!
Andygolfer (or at least I was once), now just plane crazy

Image
please support our photo competitions by entering and/or voting!

co-owner of UK Light Aviation Enthusiasts google group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/uklae
and Stansted Aviation Enthusiasts google group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/stnae

my photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545@N07/

User avatar
Mike
Administrator, SPOTM winner & a close 3rd place too!
Posts: 8087
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Up North.

Re: Windows 10

Post by Mike » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:20 pm

andygolfer wrote:I will sometime soon but would prefer somebody else to find the glitches in it first!
I'm doing my best, but can't really find any ! :lol:
Image

Please support our monthly photo competitions by entering and/or by voting !

My Airliners.net photos

User avatar
norwichmike
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 354
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:52 pm

Re: Windows 10

Post by norwichmike » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:33 am

Dowloaded this yesterday. A quick look seems a good little update.

Think it's got a more professional look to the Windows 7 I had before.

Mike B
Mike B

User avatar
Mike
Administrator, SPOTM winner & a close 3rd place too!
Posts: 8087
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Up North.

Re: Windows 10

Post by Mike » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:12 pm

One for the experts (I work in IT, but we use the good old W7) :- My brother has downloaded W10 and has always had a Hotmail email account, W10 has set up an @outlook.com email account for him - how does he add his previous Hotmail account to be able to continue using it? :???:
Image

Please support our monthly photo competitions by entering and/or by voting !

My Airliners.net photos

EGVP
POTM winner
Posts: 1903
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:50 pm

Re: Windows 10

Post by EGVP » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:18 pm

Like this: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window ... m-account/

How that translates to practice I don't know, I've never had a Hotmail account!

User avatar
Mike
Administrator, SPOTM winner & a close 3rd place too!
Posts: 8087
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Up North.

Re: Windows 10

Post by Mike » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:06 am

Thanks Chris, I spent ages Googling but didn't find that one ! :thumb:
Image

Please support our monthly photo competitions by entering and/or by voting !

My Airliners.net photos

User avatar
Mike
Administrator, SPOTM winner & a close 3rd place too!
Posts: 8087
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Up North.

Re: Windows 10

Post by Mike » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:19 pm

Another one for you about W10, Chris (or anyone else !)..............

How do you make the favourites list shorter? On all previous versions of Windows it was just the name of the favourite, on W10 it's the name + the URL in the line below?

Any ideas? :)
Image

Please support our monthly photo competitions by entering and/or by voting !

My Airliners.net photos

EGVP
POTM winner
Posts: 1903
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:50 pm

Re: Windows 10

Post by EGVP » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:37 pm

Now that I don't know; I use Chrome!

User avatar
norwichmike
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 354
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:52 pm

Re: Windows 10

Post by norwichmike » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:07 am

So after using Windows 10 for a few days I came across my first problem. Photoshop CS6 wouldn't open up! Kept giving me an error message. Reverted back to Windows 7 and it works fine.

Not sure if that's a problem with W10 or my set up.

Either way I have gone back to W7 for now.

Mike B
Mike B

EGVP
POTM winner
Posts: 1903
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:50 pm

Re: Windows 10

Post by EGVP » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:32 am

Not a Windows 10 issue: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ ... e=Software

Presumably it came up with an error message? Did you take note of what it was? :)

User avatar
norwichmike
POTM & SPOTM winner
Posts: 354
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:52 pm

Re: Windows 10

Post by norwichmike » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:46 am

Chris,

I didn't take a note of the error. Something along the lines of can't open location. Even tried a re-install of it but still error message.

Went back to W7 and worked fine again no error messages. So not too sure what happened.

I'm not a computer whiz so gave up with the prospect of about 500 photo's needing editing I wanted to get on.

Mike
Mike B

User avatar
Mike
Administrator, SPOTM winner & a close 3rd place too!
Posts: 8087
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Up North.

Re: Windows 10

Post by Mike » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:16 pm

Hmmmppphhh...................I've just found another glitch.

Every time there's a W10 update it crashes my PC completely instead of updating in the background. :grr:
Image

Please support our monthly photo competitions by entering and/or by voting !

My Airliners.net photos

Post Reply

Return to “General Chat Area”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests