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#21
Go to Settings, Privacy. It is in there that you can turn off all the data sharing options. You can also turn off the voice thing and the sharing across computers thing. Unless you want to sync across your computers, it isn't needed and if not used right, can really fubar a document. Most of the things to turn off are in the General tab but you can find them all over the place within the Privacy section.

There's a website called BGR that has a good article out titled "Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out" that describes how to do all this. It has another titled "Windows 10: The first 5 things you need to do immediately after you install it" but I've not read it yet.

A die-hard Mac tech friend of mine has actually said he likes Win 10 which has me concerned. He is either on drugs or taken over my aliens.
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#22
He is if your new avatar is a portrait of your friend. Too-funny

I did all that in 10 too. I duplicated the original drive and had 10 install on the new drive. This way if it really is that bad I can just reconnect the old drive and 7 is back.


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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#23
The more I hear about Win 10, the more I intend to stay with Win 7. Thanks for all of the info.
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#24
I'm glad I have an extra system to try thing on. As for Win10, I readily see why they are giving it away. The performance is slower than Win7 due to some enhanced effects that it contains and some added features that I will never need or use. The worse offender that I don't want or need but is not possible to uninstall is the new feature called "One Drive". It puts your private files into cloud storage and subject to scrutiny by M$. With that the files no longer reside on your local drive and must be accessed from the internet. Slows things down considerably. You can elect to have the files available offline but that's just something else to master. I see Win10 as a downgrade from Win7 and an invasion of privacy along with a hit on performance. YMMV but I doubt it.
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(08-03-2015, 10:12 AM)surferdude2 Wrote: I'm glad I have an extra system to try thing on. As for Win10, I readily see why they are giving it away. The performance is slower than Win7 due to some enhanced effects that it contains and some added features that I will never need or use. The worse offender that I don't want or need but is not possible to uninstall is the new feature called "One Drive". It puts your private files into cloud storage and subject to scrutiny by M$. With that the files no longer reside on your local drive and must be accessed from the internet. Slows things down considerably. You can elect to have the files available offline but that's just something else to master. I see Win10 as a downgrade from Win7 and an invasion of privacy along with a hit on performance. YMMV but I doubt it.

I agree 100%
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(08-03-2015, 10:12 AM)surferdude2 Wrote: I'm glad I have an extra system to try thing on. As for Win10, I readily see why they are giving it away. The performance is slower than Win7 due to some enhanced effects that it contains and some added features that I will never need or use. The worse offender that I don't want or need but is not possible to uninstall is the new feature called "One Drive". It puts your private files into cloud storage and subject to scrutiny by M$. With that the files no longer reside on your local drive and must be accessed from the internet. Slows things down considerably. You can elect to have the files available offline but that's just something else to master. I see Win10 as a downgrade from Win7 and an invasion of privacy along with a hit on performance. YMMV but I doubt it.

You can disable the One Drive function. I still save files on my local drive. Seeing as I am not at my Win 10 laptop, but on the Mac, I can't remember where the setting is.

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(08-03-2015, 10:12 AM)surferdude2 Wrote: I'm glad I have an extra system to try thing on. As for Win10, I readily see why they are giving it away. The performance is slower than Win7 due to some enhanced effects that it contains and some added features that I will never need or use. The worse offender that I don't want or need but is not possible to uninstall is the new feature called "One Drive". It puts your private files into cloud storage and subject to scrutiny by M$. With that the files no longer reside on your local drive and must be accessed from the internet. Slows things down considerably. You can elect to have the files available offline but that's just something else to master. I see Win10 as a downgrade from Win7 and an invasion of privacy along with a hit on performance. YMMV but I doubt it.

I have not had any problems since I upgraded our W8.1 laptop to W10 a few days ago. Barely tell any difference, just some new screens. No performance issues noticed (laptop with an i7 processor, 16M of RAM, 1T hybrid hard drive).

As for OneDrive, it is not new at all. I have been using it for years for backup, and to easily distribute pictures. It used to be called "SkyDrive" until MS lost a lawsuit to some unknown little company (unknown to me anyway) that had already been using that name and wanted MS to change SkyDrive to something else, so, "OneDrive" appeared. If worried about MS looking at files (I am not) it is easy to encrypt them locally before sending to the cloud. Also, it is easy to avoid this if it is an issue, just put your data files into your own folders (such as "Data Files") then you have to tell the your computer to send them to the cloud. I also use SugarSync to backup/share data files automatically between computers, and SyncBackFree to automatically backup multiple files from multiple computers to a standalone external hard drive. LOL - - I backup a lot.
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#28
Let me clarify, "One Drive" being imbedded and "not uninstallable" is something new on Win10 that hasn't been inflicted upon users in the past. If I needed Cloud or equal, I'd likely opt for Drop Box since I doubt they're in bed with big brother.

Like you sptrout, I make lots of backups. However, I keep all of my files locally (unless I've been hacked) and perform daily incremental backups of my system drive and keep a min. of one month and max. of two month of those, which are maintained automatically with no detectable impact on system performance.

Putting my personal files in some location with a slower response time doesn't sound good to me. My external drives are faster than my internet speed although I do get 90 megabits/sec DL speeds. I can't help but wonder how many folks will hit their max. bandwidth cap and end up paying extra just to access their own files. Wink Did you notice the pay tiers on One Drive?

The processors on my machines aren't up to i7 specs (2.7 GHz typical here) that's likely why I noticed the performance hit. The general run of Win7's upgrading to Win10 won't have i7 processors. I daresay many won't have 2.7 GHz capability. That's why I hedged my opinion with the YMMV. Smile In my opinion, any performance hit without a good reason isn't acceptable. I didn't see the good reason.

BTW, The Win7 backup images served me well after testing Win10. Wink I did make an image of Win10 in case I need to deploy it in order to help someone with an issue.

Please keep us posted on how it works out for you over a longer period. Obviously many of us will have it inflicted upon us someday and any advance information will no doubt be helpful.
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#29
Even if you use OneDrive for storing your documents they are still local - on your computer. OneDrive replicates files from a folder (or multiple folders) on your computer to your OneDrive account in the cloud. So they'd be accessible through a web browser or any other device that uses the same OneDrive account. OneDrive syncs changes in the background, so if you make a change to a file locally and save it, the OneDrive sync tool will update the cloud version of the file shortly thereafter. It's similar to Google Drive...
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#30
How turn off OneDrive:

Quote:Disable OneDrive in Windows 10

Since OneDrive is still included with Windows 10, you cannot completely uninstall it, however, you can still disable it:

Right-click the OneDrive icon in the notification area (bottom-right) and then select "Settings"
Click "Unlink OneDrive" in the Settings tab
Follow the instructions to unlink OneDrive from your Microsoft account

Once disabled, none of your OneDrive files will sync on your machine. Please note though, you may have to delete all contents still stored in the OneDrive folder.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/onedr...86c0a01cf6
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