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Windows 7: W7 Prediction

View Poll Results: Yes or No
Yes 13 40.63%
No 19 59.38%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

02 Dec 2014   #91
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The way I look at this or any other Preview or Development situation is quite simple ...

If Microsoft or another developer asks for my help with testing, and I can spare sufficient time and resources to do the job, and if the project interests me enough to participate, or I wish to add my point of view to the mix of feedback then I get involved.

I always accept that to provide the information that the developer needs I will have to follow their set-up and usage guidelines, this is not a major issue as I would expect the system to be unstable or at best unpredictable so would never even consider using a preview level software on a critical system, so I would always anticipate that the system would totally wiped at the end of testing and so would only be temporary.

on the subject of a Microsoft login or local login I have absolutely no issue with this - I have had a Microsoft ID for years without any bad effects, I use whatever is best for me at the time, whilst I had a mix of windows 7 and 8.1 systems in use I used a local account Now I have all Windows 8.1 I use a Microsoft log-in as this provides more advantage than disadvantage,

Oh and by the way, as of yet the sky hasn't fallen


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02 Dec 2014   #92
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

One thing I've found over the years is that Microsoft servers/ databases are terribly unpredictable,
And their support is even worse,

Just correcting or changing a secondary email address has become major freaking surgery or changing/ viewing any existing security information,
Microsoft has to do it for me because all it does is spin me into another 30 day freeze of the account
This type of stuff is supposed to get better attaching a email account to a computer login I call b-s !
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02 Dec 2014   #93
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The use of a Fully Qualified Domain Name based User name, which is basically the user email address, has been the de-facto standard for logging into a Microsoft Client server networks Since the instigation of Active directory with Windows 2000. It's still in use for millions of users to this day - It could be seen as a logical progression to extend this to home users
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02 Dec 2014   #94
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That's all good and fine but it has never been more of a ball buster to update information,
I have to ask Microsoft for permission to update information and to please do it for me
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02 Dec 2014   #95
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Mike,

It looks like either I've been extremely lucky or you've been extreemly unlucky - I've had my Microsoft account for ten years or more It's been a Hotmail, Live and now Outlook account over that time and cannot remember any real issues, I have added, changed, and removed aliases, use it to access free and paid services without problems, certainly nothing of the level of yours, I can fully understand your feelings on this with your experience
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02 Dec 2014   #96
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

My original Hotmail account has never seen any issues,
It's just a new ...outlook.com address that is just so irritating yet accessible from cell phone without issue
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02 Dec 2014   #97
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Jody, are you aware that you can create your own toolbars on the task bar on from any folder of shortcuts ? Am on phone atm but will get some further info for you when I'm back on pc if you are interested
Well I may be interested for use on Windows 8.1 (same situation there). But I run Vista right now so it's not an emergency. Thank you though.
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02 Dec 2014   #98
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Depends

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Oh and by the way, as of yet the sky hasn't fallen
Depends on your definition.
It could easily be argued that the sky fell years ago (and almost no one noticed).

Botnets, cyber-crime, email spoofing, corporate & government spying and ID theft are rampant nowadays.
Even megacorporations & governments can't keep hackers out and information secured.

My friend received an email purportedly from me, sent from my Yahoo account.
It was also supposedly sent to me and a couple of other people.

Apparently he was the only one who did receive it.
I never received it and there was no trace of it in my account.
No one else I emailed has reported that they saw it either.

Avast & Malwarebytes did not detect/report any anomalies and nothing was listed in the automatic scan logs either.

The other day he told me that his workplace was being bombarded with mass DNS requests.
They had to get a technician in, to reconfigure their Cisco router, to deal with the issue.

One of my other friends told me that his laptop got hit by Ransomware.
It was inevitable though as he refuses to use an AV program (real-time or on-demand).
He forked out over $250 to have it cleaned up.
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03 Dec 2014   #99
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
My friend received an email purportedly from me, sent from my Yahoo account.
It was also supposedly sent to me and a couple of other people.
Well that's a worry.

For me I'd like to know when my system has been compromised and revert to a system image even 6 months+ ago. The problem is you never really know. I have licensed software so clean installs are an absolute pain.
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03 Dec 2014   #100
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...My friend received an email purportedly from me, sent from my Yahoo account.
It was also supposedly sent to me and a couple of other people.

Apparently he was the only one who did receive it.
I never received it and there was no trace of it in my account.
No one else I emailed has reported that they saw it either...
The problem is with Yahoo, not with your computer; it's not uncommon with Yahoo accounts. Just change your password.
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