Comments on Windows 10

I just got an HP Laptop with a native installation of Windows 10 on it.

  • The scrolling when you use the mouse pad was intuitive if you are used to “dragging the point of view/cursor” on your tablet.  Otherwise it was “backwards” to what you are used to.
  • I have had 3 different Windows 10 machines so far.  Two were upgraded from Windows 8 and later 8.1 to Win10.  I am simply trying to get used to a pure Win 10 laptop so I can more easily provide technical support when my Sister calls me 🙂
  • Unless I go with say “Light Linux”, Windows 10 is where I will spend at least the next decade, so I need to acquire the same proficiency I had with Ms-Dos, XP/Pro and then Windows 7 with Windows 10.
  • In Windows 7 you could easily set up an Administrative account and standard accounts so that the machine was somewhat better protected from accidental or malicious software installations.  In Windows 10, any account that you integrate into the Microsoft Infrastructure apparently turns into an Administrative account. Only if you add a “local” account can you get back to the “standard” account.
  • It’s too soon for me to determine that the excessively easy way this Laptop will suddenly open a url or other hot button which I was just passing by is a problem of the OS or a problem of how sensitive my mousepad setting is.

This is a report in progress.  I will get back to you on it.


Author: Tom G

A baby-boomer with a long Technology-Geek history and a even longer career in non-Technology-Geek work (I took what I could get, when I could get it). Do you remember IBM punch cards? I do. I am working, semi-retired, moderately Senior Citizen with a need to not get bored. So I am considering the possible insanity of going to graduate school. If it happens, I expect to come out with an MA in Communications Study that will allow me to write better and speak about what I know better.

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