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  • Did they give Windows 10 an intentional headache? My conspiracy theory:

    Posted by Simon Worrall on April 27, 2023 at 1:34 am

    I think Microsoft are trying to get me to install windows 11 by underhand means.

    I have increasingly found various things getting slow or inoperable on my PC, running windows10.

    1. Thunderbird. It takes many minutes for an email to go out, then it has trouble saving it.

    2. Xero. Pages dont load first time, and it freezes when I send out a bill. It is also really slow.
    This happens on both Chrome AND Firefox.

    3. Even my bank. This often brings up a page that wont load properly

    4. Saving a file in Illustrator often wont save – in eps, pdf or ai.

    5. Most important of all; I cant tweet (!)

    My macbook pro has none of these issues.

    I keep getting endless loop popups trying to make me download 11.

    The problems began when they first appeared.

    Does anybody else have the same issues?

    I am resistant to it, because I have software I have had for decades (illustrator 10) and I think it wont work, and I refuse to pay again for software.
    MicroSoft however, claims that any software running on 7,8,or10 will run on 11.
    I just dont really believe them. I already had issues with 10 when I got that.

    RobertLambie replied 1 year ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Karen White

    Member
    April 27, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    It wouldn’t surprise me, I believe that Apple does this with their handsets. 😠

    • Richard Wills

      Member
      April 27, 2023 at 6:50 pm

      I believe that Apple does this with their handsets

      Eizo CG243 (for second screen, colour management not compatible)

      Fiery xPress

      Filemaker 12

      i1pro revD

      Imacon scanners.

      I have multiple old machines accessed via remote desktop, but they’re heading towards EoL.

      Recently offloaded a couple of mirror door G4’s to someone getting into drum scanning.

      My iphone6 no longer handles instagram, so not all progress is bad.

  • RobertLambie

    Administrator
    April 27, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    Might be worth running a virus check on your computer, Simon.
    I am not saying it is, but it could be “Adware” which is an unwanted bit of software that can work in the background presenting unwanted advertisements as you browse the internet. It may have detected you don’t have the most recent windows and just keeps presenting you with these same Ads.

    I am the same, I don’t like upgrading software, machines etc. until “I feel the need”. 😏

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