Author Topic: Windows 7  (Read 1984 times)

richmond62

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #15 on: Jan 13, 2020, 09:38:15 AM »
OpenOffice is not very good at all.

But LibreOffice is up to scratch:

https://www.libreoffice.org/

I, also, would not recommend MINT at all.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #16 on: Jan 13, 2020, 10:06:41 AM »
OpenOffice is not very good at all.

But LibreOffice is up to scratch:

https://www.libreoffice.org/

I, also, would not recommend MINT at all.

I've used OpenOffice for years & I've never had a single problem with it but I'll install LibreOffice just to compare the two.
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #17 on: Jan 13, 2020, 10:21:36 AM »
Windows 10 is different from Windows 7 but still a perfectly usable operating system. The installation material is a free download from Microsoft to a USB drive which will be set up as boot able. You'll maybe need to get into the bios to set it to boot from USB to install it. A Windows key can be bought for a couple of quid on eBay.


Using Google will throw up step by step instructions for the entire process.

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« Reply #18 on: Jan 13, 2020, 12:04:38 PM »
Did it install far enough for you to get the icon?
No, it was just a little white box that said MB licence , I was expecting the blue M logo.    I've tried to uninstall it from Control panel, but that's not working.  Not to worry I'll persevere this morning  ;D

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #19 on: Jan 13, 2020, 12:10:47 PM »
No, it was just a little white box that said MB licence , I was expecting the blue M logo.    I've tried to uninstall it from Control panel, but that's not working.  Not to worry I'll persevere this morning  ;D

This should help you.

https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-2674
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #20 on: Jan 13, 2020, 12:14:27 PM »
I'll give that a go, thanks Phil

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #21 on: Jan 13, 2020, 04:55:02 PM »
I have had a Mac and iPad  for some years now. I would never go back to windows a Mac is so much more user friendly
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #22 on: Jan 13, 2020, 05:16:39 PM »
Indeed so. Apple will softly massage your wallet so gently and thoroughly you hardly notice the enormous dent it makes.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #23 on: Jan 13, 2020, 05:50:44 PM »
This may be true klondike but you hardly feel the pain
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #24 on: Jan 13, 2020, 05:57:05 PM »
Apple is well over priced & succeeds because many people don't have a clue with computers.
Apple technology is not that brilliant.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #25 on: Jan 13, 2020, 06:11:36 PM »
Actually mick607 I learnt about computers many years ago on a old thrown away computer with DOS believe you me I know quite a lot about windows computers
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #26 on: Jan 13, 2020, 06:43:07 PM »
[size=100%]Apple technology is not that brilliant.[/size]
Isn't it essentially Linux with an enormous price tag instead of free?

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #27 on: Jan 13, 2020, 06:48:17 PM »
No: MacOS does not run on Linux, it runs on a modified form of UNIX.

As a programmer the "expensive plastic bath-toy" image doesn't wash.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #28 on: Jan 14, 2020, 10:07:47 AM »
Actually mick607 I learnt about computers many years ago on a old thrown away computer with DOS believe you me I know quite a lot about windows computers

In that case it would have been nice if you'd chipped in & offered to help Alex22 with her Windows problem.

The forum depends on people who have a good knowledge of a particular subject, to help out.

I have had a Mac and iPad  for some years now. I would never go back to windows a Mac is so much more user friendly

In May 2019, a computer technical site did an in-depth analysis of the Windows 10 v macOS.

The analysis had 17 categories & the two operating systems scored as follows.

Apple macOS              =3 wins
Microsoft Windows 10 = 9 wins
Tie                            = 5 draws

Personal preference is no indication.
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #29 on: Jan 14, 2020, 12:53:21 PM »
"a computer technical site did an in-depth analysis of the Windows 10 v macOS."

So it would seem.

I have seen other 'computer technical sites' slanted the other way.

I have a feeling that all depends on who is smearing margarine on your kneecaps.  ;D

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