Radio five live tech prog dishes more dirt....
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Additionally some things which were in with Windows no longer are, Media Centre, DVD Player etc
My XP "Media Centre" never got enabled, like most Windows stuff it's too intrusive and talks to its secret friends far too much
Much easier to install a standalone windows media player app
The thing I miss the most on the newer windows stuff is their bundled games, which were quite slick. Pinball in particular was a beautifully written game
|Brian H||31/08/2016 10:11:56|
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I have reverted an old PC to Windows 7 and I found that it is much faster than a new PC with Win 10.
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Thank goodness there are not any games, the bane of modern life.
|Fowlers Fury||31/08/2016 11:24:59|
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Quote - "Additionally some things which were in with Windows no longer are, Media Centre,...."
Perfectly true, if fact "Windows Media Center" was an excellent prog and the only one which would run my usb HD TV tuner with recording etc. However, it's easy to run it under Win10 thanks to someone, in Italy I think, who developed a work-around. Here's one of many links:-
As for the 'old' games, tho' not for Pinball AFAIK, most these can also run under Win10, again herewith one of many links:-
I'm happy enough with Win10 but it took a long time to become so. Blocking all the M/soft spying took time & effort but the hardest challenge was blocking the unwanted "Cortana" from hogging huge amounts of RAM. I eventually found the solution via extensive 'Googling'.
Were it not for my several costly bits of s/w which only run under Windows, I'd have switched to Linux ages ago.
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|Fowlers Fury||31/08/2016 23:41:40|
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Quote - "As far as I know VLC - which is arguably a better media player than the Windows one ever was - still works with Windows 10 ..... although I haven't checked out the W10 Anniversary Update yet (since I haven't been non-optionally upgraded yet on my trial W10 installation)."
Agreed, the free VLC is excellent in many respects except one.
It's accepted to be virtually unusable for playing TV progs via a usb or card uner on the pc. I tried and tried but gave up as have many others. That's why I wrote above of the old Windows Media Center which was dropped from Win 10.
Anyone who has a TV tuner card or usb tuner "needs" WMC as IMHO those players supplied by the tuner manufacturers are poor (& I include Hauppage's in that). WMC is stable & reliable under Win10, even in its latest incarnation.
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