If you have purchased a
new computer recently, it most likely came with Windows 10.
Like it or not, this is the new Windows. One big problem with Windows
10 is that some people still like the familiar Start Button menus of XP
and 7. Many users who were comfortable with XP and 7 are now
forced to navigate differently with 10 which among other things, has
some of its program shortcuts and configuration features in different places.
In response to this need,
I've learned some configuration changes that will make Win10 look and
behave like older versions of Windows.
Microsoft change Windows?
Things change. Windows 10 was developed to run leaner apps in
addition to desktop programs. People are buying smaller
tablets with touch screens and Windows 10 in Tablet Mode can facilitate the operation
of these new devices.
Windows 10 can run on faster on more efficient processors which
means longer battery life between charges. Microsoft's new "Edge"
browser shows promise as a problem-free replacement for Internet
Windows 10 is an improvement in an ever-changing tech world but the transition to Windows 10 might be daunting for many.
This is where I come in.
Windows 10 Desktop with default Start Menu
Windows 10 Desktop with "Windows 7 Style" Start Menu
My Windows 10
First - if
you prefer the default Windows 10 start menu, more power to you. People
are learning it and are making it work. I prefer a start menu
style like the one on Windows 7. I find that I
am quicker with that navigation menu. And instead of Windows 10's default apps
(limited function app-style picture viewer, PDF viewer, sound and video
player), I prefer a different image viewer,
a familiar PDF viewer and I like for Windows Media Player to
open audio and video files.
I make to Windows 10 systems do not remove the Windows 10 menu - it can
still be accessed in Desktop mode and there will
be the option to use the Windows 10 apps.
Windows 10 setup by A-Tec Computer:
If desired, convert
the user account to a Local account instead of a Microsoft account.
Add a familiar Windows 7 type
Start Menu on the bottom left side so programs and directories
can be accessed like Windows 7. A link to the new Windows 10
menu is also retained and can be quickly accessed if needed.
Demonstrate the difference between
the two Internet browsers (Microsoft Edge and Internet
Explorer) and make your desired choice the default browser and
configure it to your specifications.
Install necessary desktop software and configure the system so that common files
(images, music, videos, documents) open with appropriate more
Desktop programs instead of the default Windows 10 apps.
Test thoroughly to make
sure all common file types are handled by Desktop programs and
Instruct the user on their system
including Start Menu and Desktop configuration.
Remove bloat-ware, disable
unneeded add-ons, tasks and auto-start programs which will
speed up your system.
Turn off the analytics,
biometrics, and telemetry (spying, tracking, marketing) features of
Call me today if you are dissatisfied with your new Windows 10
computer. I can get you back to something that looks
familiar and put things as they should be.