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scoxv1s
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9/3/2015 | 1:54:05 PM
Further to on screen keyboard
There are at least two on-screen keyboards.  One is smaller than the other.  The smaller seems only available at boot time and the larger appears at all other times.  The larger is so large that it obscures a significant portion of a small display and isn't movable more than 50% off of the display.  You can't toggle between the large and small one.  This larger one lacks a dedicated title bar and so cannot be moved at all if it thinks that it needs to suggest spelling for you.  No way to toggle off the spelling fn so that the keyboard can be moved. 

Settings app lacks back button and close button.  So do a large number of these sorts of metro(?) things.  The windows they run in also cannot be resized.  Transfering information or using one of them as reference while filling out another is kaput. 

Even if they kill support for 7, as they did with XP, I'll not degrade my machines to 10.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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9/3/2015 | 11:36:58 AM
Re: Windows 10
Personally I do not like the UI in Windows 10. I even did not upgrade to Windows 8 even. I cannot simply say that Windows 10 UI is bad - anyway there is personal preference factor. Nowadays I use Mac OS X quite often.:-)
scoxv1s
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scoxv1s,
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9/1/2015 | 9:17:16 PM
Windows 10
Inconsistant, fractured user interface.  On-scrren keyboard lacks title and therefore cannot be moved while it displays spelling suggestions.  If it's over top of what you're trying to fill in, well tough!  Looks like what's worked in the past was thrown out without review of ramifications. 
NJ Mike
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NJ Mike,
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9/1/2015 | 9:29:03 AM
Subtract 1 from the total
Well, you can subtract 1 from the number of downloads.  I installed Windows 10 on my laptop, and it was working fine for a few weeks, then all of a sudden, the start button stops working.  I clicked on it, and a dialoge pops ups saying there is a critical error with the start button.  It tells me I will get logged off, and hopefully the error will be fixed next time I log on.  Guess what!  It didn't fix the many times I logged on.  I Google search told me I wasn't the only one with this problem.  Hey Microsoft, if  you're going to tout the return of the Start button, MAKE SURE IT WORKS.  Glad I could go back to 8.1 .  I'll stay there for a while so our friends at Microsoft can fix their problem.
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yalanand,
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8/31/2015 | 11:36:19 PM
Re: actually, there is more!
@mejiac: I too haven't had any issues, although I installed the Windows 10 on a virtual machine atop my windows 7. I do have noticed that there is absolutely no lag on the VM but when I had installed windows 8 it used to lag a lot.
mejiac
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mejiac,
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8/31/2015 | 11:33:36 PM
Re: actually, there is more!
@yalanand,

This is one of the reason I think Microsoft did a brilliant roll out strategy. By offering Non-license user the option to upgrade for free, they are doing away with just that. This also leads the way for more third party to come onboard, since for the windows app store assuring a steady stream of revenue for all parties is critical.

 
yalanand
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yalanand,
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8/31/2015 | 11:32:01 PM
Re: actually, there is more!
@vnewman2: I think most numbers are exaggerated by Microsoft. This is a basic marketing policy. The numbers would be far less than actually stated.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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8/31/2015 | 11:29:10 PM
Re: actually, there is more!
@mejiac: indeed this OS is superb, and everybody needs to know. However for homes we kind of end up using pirated software, and thus the Home edition of this OS would do no good because it disables the pirated software. Although it hasn't still happened on my home computer, although I am using it on a virtual machine atop my windows 7.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 6:02:07 PM
Re: actually, there is more!
I really do appreciate your feedback and opinions about MS10. I think I may try it out on my sons PC first... ; )
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 5:41:36 PM
Re: actually, there is more!
I think you might be right. This is why I think I will ponder the decision a but longer before I take the plunge so to speak. ..
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