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I have being using Windows 7 and found it satisfactory. Recently, under pressure, I agreed to "update" to Windows 10. It was a terrible decision. Have any others made that mistake?

e-mail is through Outlook.com. It is a complete hit-and-miss if it works at all. It was not available at all yesterday. It became available this morning after delays and rummaging around the desktop.

Is there a solution?


I haven't upgraded to Windows 10 yet, but I do avoid Outlook email. I prefer Gmail, as it is free, independent of which internet service provider I use and also independent of which device I may be using at the time.

Outlook is what my employer uses, and I'm fine with that as long as there is an I.T. department to support it so I don't need to fight with its quirks. But for personal email, Gmail has worked much better for me.
Thank you for that. My advice: stay with Windows 7!
I was very unhappy with Windows 10. I operate two Win98 systems, two XP systems, two Win 7 systems and one Win 8 system. I upgraded the Win 8 to Win 10, used it for a week of frustration, and finally removed it returning back to Win 8. There is a short window of opportunity (I think it's a week, it may be a bit more) where you can revert back to your original operating system without consequence or charge. If you truly don't like Win 10, do that ASAP and get your old operating system back.

Win 10 did strange things to my computer and actually locked me out of some programs, so finding how to revert back was difficult, but some Google work finally gave me the answers I needed. I actually needed to do two different system restores - one to get Win 10 back to its original configurations, and a second one within Win 10 to revert back to the original operating system. It took most of a day to get it all completed, but I'm much happier being back with Win 8.

- Erulisse (one L)
That's interesting about the difficulties of reverting to Windows 7. In spite of these problems they still have the gall to push Windows 10 on the unoffending public!

If you upgraded...

It saves the previous operating system and you can restore it for some period of time. I'd either google it or check windows help for a how-to.

Re: If you upgraded...

And after you get Win 7 restored, download this here: http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/08/using-gwx-stopper-to-permanently-remove.html and do what it tells you to keep Win 10 from forcing itself on you. Which it started to do with me, but I got the download stopped in time. This GWX program removes the Win 10 downloader and makes it quit bugging you.

Re: If you upgraded...

Thank you. I'll have a look at how one can/cannot do it.

Re: If you upgraded...

Going back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
Applies to Windows 10

If it’s been less than a month since you upgraded to Windows 10, you can go back to your previous version of Windows by going to Settings > Update & security > Recovery and selecting either Go back to Windows 7 or Go back to Windows 8.1. This won't affect your personal files, but it will remove any apps you installed after the upgrade to Windows 10. Learn more.

If it’s been more than a month, this option won’t be available in Settings and you’ll need to use a different recovery option.

I really like Windows 10 and have had no problem with it - my mail is Windows Live Mail - actually I thought that is what I had on Win 7 as well, though.