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Please Help WIN10 Has All But Made My Computer Useless!!

Discussion in 'GNU/Linux' started by TXKajun, May 6, 2016.

  1. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    Several months ago, WIN10 forced itself onto my mew computer, and there was no way ro stop the installation. Now my computer is damn near useless. It is so slow that it takes 10-20 minutes to wake up and another 15 minutes to load a web page. AUTOCORRECT is a total farce.

    Can someone pleeeaaassssee give me detailed instructions as to how to install linux on my system?? I have would like to download the installation program into a thumbdrive and install from there. Every time I tried, it either doesn't download properly or won't install. TIA.

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  2. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    You can roll back to your old opsys......
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Dont and stg58 like this.
  4. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    and there was no way ro stop the installation.
    yes there is & always was .
    Read & use google to understand .
    Im using XP still !! basic !
  5. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Heard about never 10 on the radio from LEO Laporte, he was on Tech TV and he is a good listen on weekends while driving.
    Shows how much of a spyware virus Billy G. forces down the unsuspecting throats or other orifices..That some created a program to block it[banghead]
    The Tech Guy | with Leo Laporte

    He mentioned this one I don't know if it is free.
    As usual YMMV..

    GRC | Never10

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  6. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    There are on-line downloadable programs that will stop the Win 10 so-called "upgrade". STG58 has it pretty well covered.

    Used to run a dual boot, Win 7 and Linux. Then I upgraded my mBoard and HDD. Now I run Mint 17.3 and occasionally DOS 6.22 in order to program some old radios that require native DOS to run the programming. Pretty much weaned off of Windows.

    Win 7 wasn't all that bad. Tried Win 10, didn't like it, and you're always "steered" toward it. It really screwed my three way boot and made it so I couldn't boot up at all. Had to restore from backup.

    Linux takes a little getting used to, but after a few months it's all good. Any more it's just a matter of finding everything. And it includes an office suite. You have to buy that (pricey) when you use Windows.

    Do yourself a favor and move to Linux because one day Microsoft is going to stop supporting Win 7.
    Windows [finger]
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  7. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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  8. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    And backup any important files before you move from the darkside to the force..
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  9. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

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  10. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    yep [ditto] @stg58

    backup first

    16.04 LTS is new. Some of the new features have big flaws** OPSEC

    Due to that or if your PC does not meet the specs download the previous LTS release.
    Last edited: May 7, 2016
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  11. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Still on 14.04 LTS, all is good.
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    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

  13. duane

    duane Monkey++

    Problem is buying a new computer,most only come with windoze and if you load Linux, then all the laptop goodies that come with the system won't work. Still use Dos 6 on a couple of machine tools. Doesn't decide to upgrade your system etc 2 hours into a job and ruin your piece if you are lucky, or your tooling if you aren't.
  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I have not up-graded to Windows 10 but I am having loading and slowing issues. I know the Up load Windows 10 advertisement slows everything while it pops up but my lap top has trouble re-starting or waking up. I have no clue what the issue is. I have to force a shut down and then I have to keep trying to get the start page to display. It takes a long time- I get a blank screen while it works. I think it is Windows doing something.
  15. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    Thank you each and every one! I have to go out of town today and most of tomorrow, but will get this done when I get back.

    How long does it take to download and install Ubuntu? I have used it many years ago on another mini-tower computer and really liked it.

  16. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Just a Thought... some of the colleges have old copies of earlier versions that they are trying to get rid of... might be able to find an earlier version on the cheap....
  17. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Should take no more than 2 hours, depending on your internet speed.
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  18. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    I had the same problem with the added trouble of one svchost.exe running my cpu and hogging my memory.
    To turn this off, go to start-msconfig-go to services-scroll down to Windows Updater and manually stop it. Laptop now runs smooth on W7. Have good anti-malware and a third party anti-virus installed and updated.
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  19. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Seems like I'm having far less troubles with W10 than most. Shaking it out initially was no great picnic (in fact it was beyond a PIA, and required reloading the OS by the M$ techs) and there are a couple minor tweaks I made that I need to untweak, but other than that, it's running as well as can be expected. (Note: ALL the web based stuff is either disabled or uninstalled; I don't do cloud computing, so there's no delay for connections other than outlook.) This is on a laptop bought with W10 aboard.

    The somewhat elderly (but plenty fast enough) tower is going to get the free upgrade to W10 (from W7) within the next month or so. I have yet to determine that the "upgrade" will retain my Office 2010 or piss me off by losing it in the background. I bought Office 2016 for the laptop rather than renting 365, and have to admit I don't like 2016 as well as 2010.

    The last aggravation with W10 is the games. The neat, clean, solitaire boards are now crapped on with horrible graphics and difficult fonts. Grrrr ---

    Linux will come later, to be installed on the retired Vista bearing laptop. Slow? Think glacial.
  20. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Where is the start button on Win 8.1?
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