SENIOR CITIZENS: Anyone have advice r.e. getting Windows 10 to work right?

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I "upgraded" 3 days ago from Windows 7, because Microsoft has been threatening to stop supporting 7 sooner or later. But 10 is an unbelievable nightmare. Gone are "Favorites," Desktop Gadgets, Internet Explorer, the Google Toolbar and its helpful buttons, the little icons in the Start Menu to

I "upgraded" 3 days ago from Windows 7, because Microsoft has been threatening to stop supporting 7 sooner or later. But 10 is an unbelievable nightmare. Gone are "Favorites," Desktop Gadgets, Internet Explorer, the Google Toolbar and its helpful buttons, the little icons in the Start Menu to connect to the most used websites. And much worse: Google and IE now only produce "404 Error" messages when clicking on any of their search results. And the new, screwed-up "Bing" search engine ALSO only works about half the time, with many "404 Errors." And some images in the Pictures folders are now corrupted and half gray. I tried getting help at Windows.com but when I clicked on "Help" I got ANOTHER "404 Error." Then I tried going to Windows Forums.com, and when I clicked "Contact Us," there was yet ANOTHER "404 Error." I dunno what's wrong. Microsoft clearly could not stay in business if lots of other customers were having this kind of experience. (I would post this under "Computers" but Yahoo Answers does not even have a "Windows" sub-category.)

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Just The Facts, Carnac:
We are M$. Resistance is futile. Your puters and lappies will adapt to service us. We will add your technology to our own. M$ has announced that Windows is NOT a top priority. Pushing people to use the cloud and mobile has become their focus now. The truth about Windows 10 is coming out.

Windows 7 support does not end until January 14, 2020. They are just using scare tactics to trick and force people to downgrade to 10.

Going back to your original OS is your best bet. Windows 10 is a nightmare of an OS that is going to get worse as time goes by. Between the forced updates to the built in back door you will have no idea what is happening to your puter.

If it has been less then 30 days try this. Back up everything important and then try clicking Start, Settings, Update & security, Recovery, Go back to (last version)

If it has been more then thirty days then you're out of luck and are going to have to do it the hard way. You wont be able to use the recovery partition since you downgraded to 10. M$ deletes it to keep you from going back. It is my opinion that M$ deletes the recovery partition to keep people from going back to their old OS. I guess if you write as many bad OSes as they do you got to find a way to make it look like everyone likes it. If M$ deleted your recovery partition then you will need to order the recovery DVD's from the manufacturer. Some manufactures still have recovery DVD. Post your make and model and I'll see if they are available.

If you had Windows 7 then you will have to jump thru some hoops but it can be done. You will have to buy a 7 install DVD. We have had a lot of success so far getting people back to 7 if you are willing to do the work. No guarantees.

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When buying from Amazon make sure they have a high customer rating. DO NOT buy from the new comers.

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Make sure when you go back that you DO NOT let these updates in. M$ is now hard coding spyware (back door) into Windows 7 and 8. Go to the control panel and click on Windows updates. In the upper left corner click on change settings. Then change important updates to never check for updates. This puts your updates in the manual mode. Reboot the system and go back to your control panel. Click on Windows updates and then click check for updates. Find the update KB 3035583 and hide it so it does not get installed again. Let us know if this does not work, M$ keeps coming up with new methods to force 10 on people.

You should also hide these updates KB 3068708 KB 3022345 KB 3075249 KB 3080149 These updates give 7 and 8 the same spying capability as 10 has.

You should also hide these updates KB 2952664 KB 2976978 KB 2977759 KB 3050265 KB 3050267 KB 3068708 These have to do with compatibility with being upgraded to 10 and need to be dealt with.

Dominic:
Favorites are still there, desktop gadgets were a vector for remote attacks and were removed, Internet Explorer is still there, web browser toolbars are obsolete and all the stuff they used to do is now built into the web browser.

Computers, like everything, require maintenance from time to time. Seems like your PC is simply over due for a tune up. I personally recommend backing up your important files to an external hard drive then taking the PC to a nearby repair shop and ask for a clean install of Windows 10. Once you get it back all you'll have to is reinstall your previous programs and copy over your important files.

Higgy Baby:
You have few options-
1. learn w 10
2. revert back to w7 and run the "never 10" ap
3. consider Linux.

I tried Ubuntu Linux back in 2008….I never looked back. I still use it today- except a newer version of Ubuntu Mate. It is much easier than any windows ever, and you do not have issues like with windows.
I will never use windows again….its just not necessary.

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Check your network adapter settings.

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