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Lieutenant General
Nov 22, 2009
The Jungles of Canada
Good stuff Terry. I just upgraded to a new laptop and 10 last month; lots to learn. The first thing I did was hookup a wireless mouse, no sense having bacon grease all over the screen


Benevolens Magister
Aug 24, 2008
Cheshire, UK
I think I may need the condolences regarding Win 10 - I'm getting the hang of it, but I don't like the way some features have been re-arranged or changed. If it ain't broken, why fix the bl**dy thing !!
Apart from that the new computer is much faster, and small enough to have on a side table, with the printer/copier/scanner on top, allowing much more free space on and around the desk / workbench.
Almost finished re-arranging things in the lounge/office/modelling room/bar - just got to move and / or dump some bits of furniture, and dispose of the rubbish.
Anyone want two sacks of dust and cobwebs ?


Chief Master Sergeant
Sep 19, 2012
Reluctantly, from W7 to W 10, and a new, compact PC. Just about to close down and disconnect all the various cables etc.

My commiserations on downgrading to Win10

You do know why there was no Windows 9 don't you

When given a preview power users yelled NEIN, NEIN, NEIN.


Honourably banned
Mar 26, 2007
I have been round pc from dos up. I think win10 is nice and stable. Certainly for normal use. I would suggest taking a good look at the privicy settings though. And kill every automated startup from programs. Depending on browser, it is worth to look how many are starting up. Firefox with clean install start up 3 . That eats many resources.
So look round the net about win10. Adjust wat you can and have fun.
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Chief Master Sergeant
Sep 19, 2012
Power users use Linux....

Or Unix but unfortunately I never learned it early enough. My computer was fitted with a new SSD and Win7 reinstalled in January so it does not suffer from bloat. Four 4tb hard drives give me adequate storage and 64gb RAM keep it fast. External backup is via 4tb discs in trays.

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