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Sharpend

Windows 10?

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Sharpend

So bought a new laptop, was going for a MacBook but don't know if I could justify the money as only do some browsing and a few documents, so landed a windows laptop.

Now the laptop and processor is very nice but what the heck happened to windows? 

It seems very restrictive now in terms of having only Microsoft products readily available. Where is YouTube? Can't get the google play store up? 

To navigate the thing is complex. What happened to hit the menu button and the program lists opened up. 

Just can't seem to get on with it?? 

 

Any tips pointers gladly welcome

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Andy™

you can get a windows 7 start menu mod

 

of course you cant get the google play store up, thats for android OS. bit like says you cant get the apple store up on android device

 

youtube is still accessible the way it always was, simply go to yourtube.com

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Blue Duck
4 hours ago, Sharpend said:

So bought a new laptop, was going for a MacBook but don't know if I could justify the money as only do some browsing and a few documents, so landed a windows laptop.

Now the laptop and processor is very nice but what the heck happened to windows? 

It seems very restrictive now in terms of having only Microsoft products readily available. Where is YouTube? Can't get the google play store up? 

To navigate the thing is complex. What happened to hit the menu button and the program lists opened up. 

Just can't seem to get on with it?? 

 

Any tips pointers gladly welcome

 

It's windows 10.... 

 

You should've plumped for a Mac book, the additional cost is equal to the time saved getting windows to do what you wanted in the first place.

First job would be get it back to being a vanilla copy of windows by uninstalling of all the bloatware that came with it.

 

Then go to Google,  get chrome back &  start searching for all the useful applications that you know and love.

 

Keep out of the Microsoft store it's just trying to keep you in the Microsoft universe, think of it as North Korean internet.

 

Just Like when you get into a new van or car, it beeps at you and you don't know why, it's uncomfortable because you can't work out the seat and you can't see anything because you aren't used to the mirrors, same with windows computers; its there you just haven't worked out where they have moved everything to.

 

Failing all that you could try Ubuntu.

 

4 hours ago, Andy™ said:

you can get a windows 7 start menu mod

 

of course you cant get the google play store up, thats for android OS. bit like says you cant get the apple store up on android device

 

youtube is still accessible the way it always was, simply go to yourtube.com

 

You can get the chrome / Google app store on any device running chrome.

 

Dont go to your tube dot com unless you like pop ups &  want to start cryptomining for the Chinese mafia.

 

:)

 

Edited by Blue Duck

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Andy™

i always use youtube.com, never have any problems. adblockers take care of all the popups

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Blue Duck

Yourtube seems to be a squatter site pretending to be devoted to London transport but looking to infect your device with computer aids.

 

Would have thought YouTube would have bought it.

 

www.youtu.be

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Andy™

fat fingers

 

at least thats my excuse

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Richard-the-ninth

For what its worth, I have had windows 10 for some time, works for me, as does youtube.

 

I have attached a picture of what I can see (But to get rid of the big box, i just click outside of it.

 

 

lt.jpg

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Sharpend

Don't you think it looks messy? Disorganised? 

Can you close all that tosh? 

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Richard-the-ninth

Yes, like I said, I don't have to look at that, here is a pic of what I normally see.

lt2.jpg

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binky

windows 10 is rather annoying, but like everything, you just have to get used to it. 

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Sharpend

So I can get a screen as yours Richard however if you want a programme then the moment you go near the windows button up all the carp comes again, does that mean all programmes need a shortcut on the desktop screen. 

I will continue to explore. 

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