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i had it listed in system specs so would been quick to check but its X-FI. Bought my board that had pci slots so could keep using it for little longer, even debating if would get next one with it just to get a few more years outta it.
I didn't check your System Specs. Not everyone keeps them up to date, or have more than one system and didn't want to assume. If you can make it work, get more use out of it.
I think i will start to use next year Linux Zorin there is even CAD if price will be ok combo whit 7 that slow 10 performance on my tablet and other computers, security is disgusting.
Zorin is nice and getting better. Whether it, or any other Linux distro, can replace Windows for you is something only you can decide. But if it can, it a great way to go. If you do a lot of gaming, you may want to find a way to make Windows work for you. Dual booting is an option that work great for may people.
 
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Windows is transforming in to Android and Android is no good for privacy.
 
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You know instead bitching and moaning about how bad Windows 10 is for user privacy why not do something about it.... There's a little program put out by O&O software called O&O Shut up 10 that'll allow you to turn all the stuff you don't like about 10 off whilst still allowing you to use the bits you do like
 
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You know instead bitching and moaning about how bad Windows 10 is for user privacy why not do something about it.... There's a little program put out by O&O software called O&O Shut up 10 that'll allow you to turn all the stuff you don't like about 10 off whilst still allowing you to use the bits you do like
Oh I'm way ahead of you. There are many utilities and methods that can be used to neuter Windows 10. The problem is that every damn time an update is applied, all those things are reset and reinstalled leaving you no choice but to disable Windows update. But then you don't get security patches and updates. It's insidious BS.
 

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Oh I'm way ahead of you. There are many utilities and methods that can be used to neuter Windows 10. The problem is that every damn time an update is applied, all those things are reset and reinstalled leaving you no choice but to disable Windows update. But then you don't get security patches and updates. It's insidious BS.
Start using askwoody.com for info on updates that bork the os.
 

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He is the writer of the Windows Dummybooks, also from infoworld too.

Check out MSDEFCON
the Askwoody web site has been around ever since the days of Windows XP - more than a decade of great stuff there.

Oh I'm way ahead of you. There are many utilities and methods that can be used to neuter Windows 10. The problem is that every damn time an update is applied, all those things are reset and reinstalled leaving you no choice but to disable Windows update. But then you don't get security patches and updates. It's insidious BS.
well there's Win10 enterprise LTSB or LTSC, which does not get feature updates or upgrades, only security updates (minus Cortana, MS Edge, Windows Store, etc.) and slightly better privacy controls - I kinda like the LTSB editions of Win10 better than the "normal" or regular editions of Win10 Home & Pro. the tricky part is to obtain the LTSB version.
 

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I use them for MSDEFCON definitely
 
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the Askwoody web site has been around ever since the days of Windows XP - more than a decade of great stuff there. well there's Win10 enterprise LTSB or LTSC, which does not get feature updates or upgrades, only security updates (minus Cortana, MS Edge, Windows Store, etc.) and slightly better privacy controls - I kinda like the LTSB editions of Win10 better than the "normal" or regular editions of Win10 Home & Pro. the tricky part is to obtain the LTSB version.
It should be noted that Enterprise LTSB requires a Volume Licensing Agreement. This version is not intended for the general public. However, it can be used if you can deal with the nag screens. Additionally, LTSB version does not install Cortana, Edge, the MS Store or other "apps". It doesn't even have support for "apps" with the exception of the "Settings" app.
Having said all that, this is the version MS should be giving to people who are not willing to play by the "Windows as a service" playbook. Take note Microsoft, you want Windows 7 "hold-outs" to switch over, this is what is required; a version of Windows 10, that lets us control how our OS functions. That of course is assuming that some of us are willing to tolerate the ugly and childish looking UI..

EDIT; Here's a good article on LTSB; https://www.howtogeek.com/273824/windows-10-without-the-cruft-windows-10-ltsb-explained/
 
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