with windows10 you can just go into settings and under accounts and just tell windows to switch you over to a local account. but if you do that you won't be able to buy apps like knfb reader. and the microsoft account is useful for using cortana. personally I like having the microsoft account. I also use ok google on my android phone even though it records all your speech that you say to it. I don't mind. privacy is no issue for me because I have nothing to hide from anyone.
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On 3/22/2017 9:48 AM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
If you have a Microsoft Account, what do you do to close the
Bye for now,
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7, is it still available?
you can turn off a lot of the privacy settings and if you do
not want a microsoft account you can just make a local
account like you did in older windows versions.
On 3/22/2017 7:18 AM, Carlos wrote:
Windows 10 has some advantages such as improved
security, a few useful new features, support for newer
hardware, blah blah blah, but it also has privacy issues and
forced updates. In addition, it's "Start" menu does not
resemble the "Start" menu in older versions of Windows at
all and is not very useful in my opinion. Of course, these
are only my opinions and does not mean you shouldn't try it.
At least it is a free upgrade for the disabled. And
fortunately, Classic Shell
still works on Windows 10 as well.
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From: Rich De Steno
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7, is it
Just go to Windows 10 at this point. The
Microsoft Disability Help Desk can assist you with
installing it. There is no deadline for blind users.
Windows 10 is not difficult to use.
Rich De Steno
On 3/22/2017 6:53 AM, Keith S wrote:
Hi, this past X-mas, my wife bought
me a used windows 8 laptop from a coworker at the casino she
works at. I have window eyes installed on it, and have
installed the shell start menu program to add more to the
start menu so it more resembles windows xp (which I am
Is windows 7 even still available,
and if so, where can I get it? I absolutely hate windows 8
and wish windows would just leave things alone that were so
popular in windows xp. seems that nearly every person in
the world, and almost every company, even banks, that I
heard of, used xp and now poof.
yes, the learning curve is very
steep with windows 8, and even with the classic start menu
somewhat back, it's a pain in the (blank) for me to work
So, i basically have put the laptop
on a shelf and still use my windows xp notebook to do
everything. I know, major security holes and what not due
to MS not supporting XP updates anymore, but whatever.
Thanks for any info on windows 7