Re: help, can't get balloon about Win 10 back!
I question this information about the registry, at least in newer versions of Windows and with reasonably fast systems. for one thing, the registry doesn't just accumulate and keep information. When you install programs and then uninstall them, using add/remove programs, registry entries are usually left from the program. I don't know what is available for Windows 10 that is accessible, but there are third party unstallers that will remove the registry entries when you uninstall a program. Also, I think you would have to install and uninstall a lot more programs than a lot of people do to notice any difference in speed.
As far as junk accumulating in other places, why can't this be removed by utilities such as the Windows disk cleanup or some third party utility that may remove more. I don't know enough to compare if there are any significant differences.
I use computers for years and don't have slower performance. So I question these sorts of broad, unqualified, generalizations.
But that wasn't the question. The question is how an over the top installation can delete everything. As far as I know, during a Windows 10 upgrade, you are given a choice if you want to keep programs or not. I don't know when this choice is offered. But a lot of people upgrade to Windows 10 and keep their programs.
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One problem is that after a while, the registry gets bloated with information that it needs for all the programs installed, and Windows needs to cache the registry for information when it loads a program, and as the registry gets bigger and bigger, it takes longer to find the information, and that is why it slows down.
When you installed Windows 10, it needed to put in a new registry.
The new registry would have pulled in some of the old information so you can still use the old programs.
I learned that Office 2000 does not work on 10, as I had installed it on a friend’s 7 and it works fine on that, but when he had someone do the free upgrade to 10 before the first of the year, we found that his outlook no longer works.
I don’t know if Windows 10 will allow a clean install of Office 2000 though.
I use 2000 at home, and it does all I need it to do, I just installed Microsoft’s compatibility utility which allows me to access new Office files.
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I now have win10, and love it
My pc is very fast now
But, I still don't understand, how doing an overtop install, can literally delete everything.
I never told it to do that.
At least, I never heard "seeing AI" mention it.