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  1. Fall back (during the first 10 days) is easy. Select COntrol Panel, > System, > Backup & Restore. Then follow the prompts. There is a new option to 'fall back to previous build' John
  2. After a couple of days using the Creator edition, I gave up and restored back to my previous build. The problems are listed in my post of Monday. The fall back was quite fast, maybe 20 minutes. John
  3. I selected to download to a USB so I could install on several systems. Took about an hour on a DSL land line. Installed it on my Acer notebook - took about three hours. No issues during the install. Had the same problem twice now - after the machine goes to sleep mode, I get a blue screen crash on restart and it submitted a crash report to M/S in each case. The machine seems a bit slower now. Tried the new Defender protection for ransomware - it puts a fence around the standard system files and Documents folders and authorises standard windows programs access through the fence - at least that is what I understand. But I could not get it to work - I turned on the feature and then opened a word document in the Documents folder - and surprise - it would not allow Update, Yet that fits the standard description. I tried to add Word to the white list but could not make sense of the prompt screens - so right now the feature is turned off until I do more research. Have not done a fall back yet- will wait a few days to see if they send a fix for the blue screen crashes John
  4. I just ran Malwarebytes for a routine scan. It advised that there was a new release, so I downloaded and installed it. During the install it advised that the Malwarebytes Antiransomware was obsolete and incompatible with the new release as the function was now built-in and it uninstalled the antiransomware component.. When the new release started, it stated that it was a 14 day trial of the full product and would revert to the lower function free version after 14 days. The problem is that the antiransomware in now part of the full paid version and is no longer available free. I understand that they need to make money - but my concern is that they hid the full effect of the new structure until after it was installed and the prior software was already removed. Just be aware! John
  5. dedicated computer

    This discussion seems focused on a safe software platform for banking security - but don't forget that you expose your data stream, keystrokes, password etc to snooping when you connect through any public wifi network. Security is more than just the operating system of your computer. John
  6. GPS When is it time to replace?

    I got a Garmin Nuvi 2689 with lifetime maps and traffic John
  7. GPS When is it time to replace?

    I had the same problem - after a big update the GPS became very slow - searches took forever and sometimes failed. So I bought a new one with bigger screen and lots of new features. It has been great - very fast and that nice big screen. Useful new features include voice command, and some nice 'look ahead' features like approaching school zones (speed limit reminder), gas stations and rest areas. John
  8. It is easy to get rid of the tiles. Here is an article on 'how to.'. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2960788/windows/how-to-customize-windows-10s-start-menu.html I go rid of all the tiles and just added the ones I wanted - Control Panel, Backup, and windows update. My desktop looks like a traditional Win7 desktop and my frequent apps are pinned to the task bar. In other words, my Windows looks and works the way I want and not the default Microsoft way. John
  9. right click on the defender icon on the taskbar, and 'open' - then click on the Virus & Threat Protect icon and you get the Scan Now option. John
  10. I did the update on two laptops with no real problems, just a couple of observations. The new Defender has a couple of new checks - it want to protect your files on the cloud and your access to the Microsoft Apps store. I do not use either, but had to turn on those features to get rid of a 'system may be unprotected' warning. The new install must have reset the fonts, as one of our favourite fonts disappeared (again). No problem to download and reinstall. John
  11. Did some more digging. Verizon was using CDMA for voice comms, and the Canadian services (Bell, Telus etc) are shutting down CDMA in favor of newer technology -GSM and 4GLTE. But if you have a smart phone with a SIM card, you still need to check your phone for roaming in Canada as there are many different frequency bands and your phone may not be compatible with the Canadian towers. John
  12. Verizon users be aware that Verizon has changed how some cell phones may work - or NOT work in Canada. Although a Verizon customer for many years, I received no advance warning of this change. Background - We have two Verizon Pay as you go flip phones - cheap and convenient and meet our simple calling needs. We spend the summer in Canada and for thet past number of years our cell phones worked just fine in Canada on pay as you go roaming and less than $1. per minute. Just arrived in British Columbia and neither cell phone works!!!! We have hundred of $$ prepaid credit on these phones and they are currently useless. After spending time with customer support and reviewing teir web site, they have discontinued coverage in Canada for some models of phone - even though they worked in the past. To find out if your phone will 'roam' in Canada, check out this Verizon web page. They have various roaming options, including pre-paid, but only on certain models. https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/international-travel/ Now I have to wait until I get back to the USA so I can buy new Verizon cell phones that are on the 'approved' list, so I am without cell phones foe the summer. Not a happy camper! John
  13. Kofa Co-op

    Kofa web site is here http://kofako-op.com/ also by email to office@kofako-op.com John
  14. Canada National Parks Free in 2017

    Canada is 150 years old in 2017. As part of the celebrations, Parks Canada has dropped the entry fees to all National Parks in the country for the year. (Normal Camping Fees will still apply) http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/index.aspx John
  15. Computer shuting down.

    Not worth trouble shooting - junk it and buy a new computer. You can get a nice laptop for under $300, and Best Buy has a 19 inch all in one for under $300 on sale. Gift her your computer and buy a new one for yourself. John