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JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
I still have IE9 but ditched FF as it was to unreliable, I have found Opera to be solid up to now "fingers crossed"
 

Dorsetmike

New member
What do you find unreliable on FF, I've been using it for years no significant nor lasting problems.

The only reason IE is on my computer is because you can't remove it without having a few other Windoze applications fail, like some bits of control panel
 
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JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
Re FF, the main problem is that it just fails to load at times, I have removed several times and re-installed but just the same even a complete DELL restore did not work. I am running Vista??? Opera is 100% solid ml,
 

teddy

Duckmeister
Can you upgrade Vista to Windows 10 for free? I think you would find an improvement.

teyy
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
Windows 10 may be my next change and I am told it is free, but Opera is great at the moment
 

Krummhorn

Administrator
Staff member
Like some others I have always used FF since my XP days, and currently on my Win 7 Professional system.

I have zero problems with FF ... I did disable Java (as per their recommendations) and that resolved any troublesome issues that would creep up once in a blue moon.

I would urge caution on upgrading to Win 10 ... although there is lots of hype out there claiming how much better it is, be sure to check out the Forbes Tech pages and other reports on it first.

I am eligible for the free upgrade, but have decided to pass up that opportunity. Win 10 would require me to update older laser printers and my scanner, either with new equipment or new drivers. Win 7 works for me ... and if it ain't broke, why fix it? I don't need all the new bells and whistles ... and the headache of learning a new OS after just figuring out how Win 7 operates and where it hides files :lol:.

I removed the "GWX" files from my machine totally disabling the Win 10 upgrade. Those files came in with the last Win 7 updates and consumed 3.0 Gb of drive without my knowledge ... very sneaky Microsoft there ... and suddenly there was a new icon on my task bar. My brother-in-law accidentally clicked on that icon and spend the next 12 hours undoing the entire mess trying to return to Win 7.
 

wljmrbill

Active member
I use windows 8.1..after getting used to it I find it good enough for me. to old to learn a new OS anyway. LOL
 

Albert

New member
My main browser is Firefox, but I also use Google and have relegated my Windows "handle" to Edge - the new IE replacement by Microsoft. It's a bit better than Explorer, but not much.
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
Chrome is ending support for both XP and Vista, also Chrome tracks every move you make.
Windows 10 seems to have a lot of problems at the moment.
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
I have installed AVG on my old XP Lap top it seems ok at this stage, I have d/l AVG installer but will wait until my McAfee sub runs out in 7 days, apparently McAfee can be a real pain as you can’t uninstall completely just using windows removal tools but hats of to McAfee they recognise this a supply a free remove and clean up tool, so 7 days to go.
 

teddy

Duckmeister
Stuck with IE but recently have started to use EDGE. No problems so far and no problems with 10 either.Haqve used Macaffee and Norton in the past but found problems with oth of them. Am using DEFENDER the free antivirus with 10 and quite happy with it

teddyi
 

Albert

New member
I am not having any problems with Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. What problems are you having?
 
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