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07 Jul 2016   #11
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 
Microsoft

O'K' folks. You are all wondering why I hate Microsoft and why I think they're a criminal organization. I had been running Office 10 or whatever version of their software I was running. (Running the latest version of some fancy new program so I can tell everyone how up to date I am doesn't do a thing for me. I find that equivalent to people who will boastfully tell you the name of every drug they are taking for every disease that that they can give you an acronym for. I only want a program that does its job as simply as possible without all the fancy and unnecessary bells and whistles.) Out of the blue I get a message from Microsoft informing me that the password I have been using is no longer valid. They will give me a new password if I repurchase the app. So, to avoid giving an explanation to some tech who doesn't care, I went to the 365 app. I spent three days and four tech calls before someone told me that there was a conflict with another program. That's after I ran the compatibility check which told me there was no problem. I was sent to three different sites and told to open my account. The only problem was that none of these sites had a link to my account.. Now I was perfectly happy with my previous version, but MS just tells me the password is invalid and I can buy a new one. So that answers one of you folks who says MS doesn't force you to buy anything. No they don't. They just deny you access to your old app. So if you don't buy it just say goodbye to all the files stored on disks. Since I have Windows on a disk that I purchased I'd call that denial of service and a criminal act.
As for trying a new O/S I tried to install Windows 10 (which, by the way is so good that everyone I know who switched from Windows 7 to Windows 10, switched back. However I tried three times to download Windows 10 even though I don't need or want it. The download froze in the middle of the download. I then tried to install Linux. Same thing it froze. When I attempted to reinstall my AV program it also froze so I've been running for days without protection. Since it is possible that the problem lay in the fact that Windows Update may contain a file I needed. It took over 24 hours to download the updates, let alone installing them. However now that they are installed I get the following message when I try to access three years worth of work on my disks:
"The program can't start because api-ms-win-runtime-11-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." So I have to attempt to reinstall my O/S for the fifth time in three days. (By the way, I can't send you a screenshot of this message because my snipping tool is not working.) My conclusion is that MS is attempting to coerce me into buying Windows 10. So right now I have a system that tells me I have to reinstall my O/S which I am certain MS does not want me to do as they don't make any money from people who keep using a perfectly satisfactory system. Therefore they will make it difficult to get a clean download of an older version. This not a new occurrence. With every iteration of a new Windows O/S I have had reinstall, by hand, one at a time, over 1000 music files. I have been running MS Windows since its first version as well as a number of other MS apps. Ever since MS quit giving anyone the possibility of purchasing a disk and decided to only issue new apps on a download basis things have been a wreck with them failing to recognize activation codes or the number of allowable reinstalls because their system is garbage and constant reinstallations are necessary.
Now, before I hear some nonsense about how other folks have no problem with the system, I assume they use it for such activities as sending e-mails or visiting chat rooms. I have at least 40 different apps on my hard drive, everything from photoshop to a working (unlike MS) disk eraser and I use them all. This machine is not a toy for my amusement. It's a working computer. I have a TB of hard drive space and 6 Gigs of ram, so I expect that this machine is more than capable of handling the load. Unfortunately the O/S doesn't seem up to the task and I would expect that switching to Windows 10 (which as far as I can see is designed for mobile devices which I don't have) will not give me any better functionality.


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07 Jul 2016   #12
indianacarnie

 

Well, I too use my machine for work (small import/sales) and I've had absolutely no problems at all with my 10 installation. Excepting Edge freezing all the time of course. In my experience if you expect the worst that's what you'll generally get. If MS isn't to your liking try something else. Zorin comes to mind

Zorin OS - Home
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07 Jul 2016   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So why not just stay with Windows 7 ? We are
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07 Jul 2016   #14
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 

For all you folks who are suggesting that I try another O/S: believe me I've tried, but as I have already explained, they will not download. Everything I try to download freezes.
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07 Jul 2016   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

@ Powell41

Because of all the problems you are having, in my opinion installing a backup you have made or a Repair Install of Windows 7 would be a good options.
Sometimes going from Windows 7 to W-10 and back to Windows 7 does create problems.

Another option would be backing up what you want to save and do a Clean Install of Windows 7.

If Microsoft is having a problems with your Microsoft passwords they might be having a problem with your systems activation. Sometimes when doing the W-10 thing you can loose proper activation of Microsofts programs.

If you would like to check your system and programs for proper activation you could start a thread here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/


This will also be helpful.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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07 Jul 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Powell41 View Post
For all you folks who are suggesting that I try another O/S: .
Freak them out and install Zorin
Zorin OS - Home

Ha Indiana beat me to it
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07 Jul 2016   #17
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 

Layback Bear: Thanks for the suggestion but I have a backup drive and I reinstalled the data. It makes no difference. Windows acts as if it wasn't even there. All I get is a message telling me Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and will shut down.
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07 Jul 2016   #18
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 

Well indianacarnie I don't use my machine for simply accounting purposes, and as far as Windows 10 goes I have no idea how it functions since it won't download. In fact almost nothing will download including Windows update which tells me it can't download because of an unknown error 80244019. So I'll head back to adventureland and try another install just to see what new reason it gives for not functioning properly.
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07 Jul 2016   #19
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 

ThrashZone: Will Zorin open my Word documents? I'll use any system that will download and function. I've got 400 plus pages of a history tutorial on a disk That I can't open.
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07 Jul 2016   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I forget the office suite Linux has but do know all you need is to download Micro... fonts package
But you could also use Wine to install micro... office version too.

I may also load Zorin next week I finally got a spare ssd
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