Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

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2rox
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Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby 2rox » May 29, 2018 20:54

Some (or all) of the updates from January on have changed Windows 7. Any day, a new wrinkle is added.
Icons that can't be entered.
Icons that can't be re-entered.
The function of Notepad is changed.
I spend most of my time looking for work-arounds.

Microsoft has done this before, when pushing a new version.
I've been trying to uninstall all possible candidate updates, but there are just too may of them, and it probably won't work anyway.

Does anybody have a solution?
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Re: Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby badidea » May 29, 2018 21:45

2rox
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Re: Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby 2rox » May 29, 2018 23:27

Thank you, but I don't think I could implement this very quickly.
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Re: Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby caseih » May 30, 2018 0:37

What do you mean "Icons that can't be entered. Icons that can't be re-entered?"

How has the function of notepad changed? I haven't used it recently, but it seems the same on Windows 10 as it always was.

What kinds of workarounds are you needing to do?
2rox
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Re: Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby 2rox » May 30, 2018 16:02

If you're not using Windows 7, then you're not having this problem.

I've been in hospitals, etc. since Feb 9, and I've gone a bit cold on nomenclature.
The entry screen has icons on it. Some have curvy arrows indicating the program is protected.

I can't get a new tab in internet explorer by clicking on the internet icon in the task bar.
The only way I know to get a new tab is by opening an internet program (MSN weather, e.g.) from my Favorites folder, and then repurposing it.

This is really upsetting.

Thank you for your interest, and I hope I've answered some of your questions.
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Re: Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby caseih » May 30, 2018 16:52

I'm sorry to hear of your health challenges.

The curvy arrow you speak of indicates that the icon is a shortcut to a program or other type of file. I'm not aware of any changes in how desktop shortcuts behave from Windows XP to the current Windows 10.

I'm still not sure what you are referring to when you say an icon can't be "re-entered."

As for IE, the standard way to open a new tab is either to click the "+" icon next to the existing tabs, or press Ctrl-T. I was unaware that clicking on the shortcut could get you new tabs. That is handy and I'm sorry to hear that doesn't work any longer. What happens now when you click on the IE icon in the task bar?
2rox
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Re: Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby 2rox » May 30, 2018 18:05

Why should Windows 10 conventions show up in windows 7 at all?
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Re: Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby caseih » May 31, 2018 5:16

What Windows 10 conventions? Everything I mentioned has been in place since Windows XP.
2rox
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Re: Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby 2rox » May 31, 2018 14:02

Hi, caseih.

I never used XP. I went from the latest version of 98 to Vista, which automatically upgraded to 7 a bit later.
Microsoft really messed up my 98 in the process of getting to Vista. Maybe. I'm a bit confused.

Have you ever used 7?

Do Europeans have better control over Microsoft's shenanigans?

At any rate, we seem to be talking from different perspectives. It's like being in alternate universes.

Thank you for your insight.
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Re: Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby 2rox » May 31, 2018 14:15

Hi, caseih,

As example of difference, In windows 7, we never had a "+" icon next to the existing tabs. We just left-clicked the icon.
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Re: Windows 10 updates as malware for Windows 7

Postby caseih » May 31, 2018 15:32

Yes, it does sound like different universes. I don't use Windows often, but when I do, it's Windows 7 on a laptop. I only have Windows 10 on one virtual machine. So yes, I have used Windows 7, probably much more than Windows 10.

Internet Explorer in Windows 7 certainly has a new tab button just to the right of the existing tabs and has for a long time. I was mistaken about it having a "+" on it, though. It's just a blank little tab button next to the tabs that shows the standard windows "new tab" icon when you mouse over it. It is there. I just looked at it. On Windows 7. All I'm saying is that this is an alternative to your clicking the quick launch icon. And Ctrl+T will always work too. Hopefully this knowledge will make whatever seems to have changed bearable.

Good luck with everything, and I hope your health improves.

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