Windows 10 query

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  1. Ali n Tim

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    With some trepidation I clicked to accept the offer to upgrade to Windows 10 :eek: But so far I have managed to do everything I wanted to - until now.

    I wanted to burn photos to a disc but couldn't.It appears that my CD burner is not connected o_O

    Have Googled and tried a few suggestions but no go. Anyone had the same problem? And how did you resolve it?
     
  2. Mack100

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    If you can identify the make of your cd burner you should be able to download and install the Win10 drivers.
     
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  3. Flamenca

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    Maybe you should go back to the version of Windows you had previously. I have not as yet seen any good reason for changing to Windows 10.
     
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    Must agree - hubby downloaded it onto our spare laptop to see what it was like ... couldn't see much point in it - maybe good if you have a new pc with a touch screen but otherwise might as well stick with the tried and trusted Windows 7.
     
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    Some hardware might not have drivers that work with Windows 10 so you might have no option but to go back to Windows 7 (assuming that's what you had previously). We had a lovely scanner but it wouldn't work with Windows 7, and with XP being obsolete now (which it did work with) we just had to ditch it and but a combi printer/scanner/copier but I much preferred the old scanner!
     
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  6. Flamenca

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    Yes Mel, Windows 7 Pro IMHO is better than all the later editions. I believe that Windows 98 Second Edition was the pinacle and it has been downhill since then.
     
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    You might want to try working through this.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060
     
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    Or spend c£20 on a new drive (if you're a scatter cash!):p
     
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    Or revert to a half decent operating system?
     
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    Or install a new one for free.(y)
     
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    The operating system he had was already paid for. Why downgrade?
     
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    Not really a downgrade. Just free.
    But anyway, doesn't really answer the OP's question.

    OP will also need to be aware the rollback timeline is now only 10 days (not 30) if that is the preferred route.
     
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    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    @Gellyneck As they say, no free lunches in this world.
     
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    Fortunately the OP is only looking for a solution to a pc problem then!;)
     
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    Well......it seems to me that he is really looking for an operating system problem.
     
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    Don't think they are. Seem to have one already?
     
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    I read his post that he did not have a problem until he 'accepted' Windows 10. Therefore, most definitely an operating system problem for him.
     
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    "he" how do you work that out from "Ali n Tim"?

    But what do I know. Complete mystery these computer thingies. :)
     
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    Yes, my mistake and I do apologise. I did get carried away. Best to leave computer 'thingies' as a mystery and get on with more important things in life :oops:
     
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