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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:52 pm 
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I bought this Acer Aspire Switch 10 "2-in-1" netbook/tablet a while back. Pre loaded with Windows 8.1, which sucks donkey. But it was sold as Windows 10 ready and free when rolled out down the road. So after months of waiting and fucking waiting for my name to come up as approved to get the Windows 10 image download, I called Microsoft and actually got a live human on the other end of the line. Nice woman, who said "OK how's about you give me access to your computer and I will load Windows 10 on your device and make sure it's running properly." OK says I. Took about an hour, but it was done. At first I liked Windows 10 much more than 8.1. I has a pretty nice desktop mode, close to XP, but of course no cigar. But again much better than 8.1. I had already given up on using the tablet function of the Acer 2 in 1, or the Microsoft app tiles. The selection of apps was, and IMHO remains pitiful compared with either Apple or Android, and the whole tiles system pretty much sucked anyway.

Pretty soon however...the Windows 10 system began running slower and slower. I had added maybe a half dozen software items, that's it. Saved every file to an outboard hard drive, so the equipment is not overloaded. It got to the point of being so agonizingly slow as to be pretty much useless for even simple internet access to things like this forum, getting email, and going on other non-graphics demanding websites. YouTube was fucking impossible. Lots of time spent watching the spinning Microsoft arrow spinning and spinning. So I went out on to the Microsoft Community forums and asked "Why is Windows 10 so fucking slow?" I am apparently not the only one. Hundreds and hundreds of posts to dozens of forums looking for help. The typical help from Microsoft people inhabiting these Community forums is to tell you to make sure your HD isn't overloaded...and then to give you 75 steps to use to change 15 different Windows functions...none of which work for pretty much anybody posting on the forums who actually tried to get through one of these processes as I did. Pretty fuckin' frustrating. So I called Acer and Microsoft about it (the Microsoft agent who loaded the software gave me a direct phone number and said "call anytime if you need help" - pretty amazing, eh?). Guess what, after an hour or so with an agent from each company here's what I got. The Acer agent said, "It's a Windows problem." The Microsoft agent said, "It's an Acer problem.

So the other day I was at the goodwill and sitting there in the locked case was a brand new sealed box Verizon 8" Ellipsis Tablet for 25 bucks. So I said...what the hell...and I bought it. Charged it up...went through the "wi-fi only" set-up. It's fast as lightning. I even found a Logitech folio with bluetooth keyboard designed for use with the Ellipsis 8 so I don't have to fuck around with the annoying virtual on-screen keyboard bullshit.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:02 pm 
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I've used Windows 10 on my desktop and laptop and I haven't had any problems. Sorry to hear about the problems you're having. My only problem is Firefox on my desktop runs slow but it's running normal as usual on my laptop. Like you, I went to forum boards but they haven't been of help. I've used the Firefox troubleshooting in Help but that hasn't solved my problem either. I've go so far was to delete and reinstall Firefox, after I exported my bookmarks, and it still is slow. I'll keep trying but for now I'm using Chrome of which I'm not much of a fan.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:07 pm 
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any lappie ive ever bought croaks by the end of the 2nd year.

i just bought a diff one a week ago becuz i just simply sensed one of these POSs was going die on me.
sure enough!!...the new one arrived the day after the other one started its death spiral--still sitting
over there trying to do or undo some thing, round thingy spinning.
i Always keep Two pcs.

i was told however by a, by two diff sales and tek humans to stay away from chrome
for obvious spooking reasons. id NO intention of getting one of them.
now i have 3, count'em, three, dead lappies in the corner. one had a NEW HD and died again
a month later...then the repair place was gone out of business retired. ROF.

i REFUSE to spend big money on these elec boxes of rocks.
you did good ike.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:09 pm 
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now i have two working lappies and one thats..thinking..about suicide. ROFLMAO.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:31 pm 
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I also have an old HP/Compaq laptop running XP quite smartly. And a 7 year old iMac that I run with XP on the Windows side of Boot camp. That one is running exceptionally well. Is also bought a reconditioned Dell at the goodwill with Windows 7 loaded. It's pretty good but there's XP software I use a lot and it won't run on Windows 7.

All of it runs like lightning compared with Windows 10.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:25 pm 
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any lappie ive ever bought croaks by the end of the 2nd year.



I'm accustom to getting 8 to 10 years of use from my family's lappie machines. I get them last and wear them out because I don't need the current custom cutting edges like my children do:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:44 pm 
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the 3rd one arrived.
the other HP, the suicidal one...is still working!!! :mrgreen: :rw)

idk...it went thru some weird hours of shit today while i went to the city and upon return
i clikked something and whaalaa it restarted and seems so far to...run. to work.
at least i have a backup #3 now.

i dont do nuthin but dumb regular shit on lappies yet they croak so often.
no porn no games no bullshit. and still they croak around two years in.
maybe this time im inaccurate.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:35 pm 
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the 3rd one arrived.
the other HP, the suicidal one...is still working!!! :mrgreen: :rw)

idk...it went thru some weird hours of shit today while i went to the city and upon return
i clikked something and whaalaa it restarted and seems so far to...run. to work.
at least i have a backup #3 now.

i dont do nuthin but dumb regular shit on lappies yet they croak so often.
no porn no games no bullshit. and still they croak around two years in.
maybe this time im inaccurate.


I take them apart about once a year to clean out the dirt and lint which clogs the cooling heat sink and fan.


My daughter uses hers on a bed a lot and so it clogs up with lint about twice as often. I take her's apart twice a year to clean it out instead of telling her what she ought to not do. :)


I also oil the tiny fan motors when I have the computer apart. I take the cover off of the fan and lift the rotating part off, that leaves the inner winding and shaft bearing exposed. I take a tiny sewing needle and dip the end with the loop where the thread is supposed to be threaded through in sewing machine oil, kind of shake the excess off leaving less than a drop in that loop. Then apply it into that tiny bearing hole. Then I reassemble the thing. All these years I've been oiling them, and I've never had to buy a new fan.


I did have to buy a set of tiny screwdrivers. I keep a small magnet in the pouch the screwdrivers go in so when I need them the screwdrivers are magnetized a just bit so the screws stay on the tip of the screwdriver when I want to put it back together.

I also have a magnifying glass with a crookneck stand and battery powdered light.

I use Google to look up the make and model number of the laptop i'm about to work on and find a video about how to take the thing apart. There are hidden catches along with the screws, and knowing where they are, and how to pry or squeeze the case just so helps keep me from breaking the plastic parts.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:30 am 
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now i have two working lappies and one thats..thinking..about suicide. ROFLMAO.

well, ok then, suicide was completed.
it came back and now its gone for good. seeya.

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