So, I have been sitting on a 2tb nvme for since december, its suppose to be my new os drive because enough stuff is either made a pain in the butt for windows 7, or just does not work because of how I installed updates, I decided to bite the bullet for 10
i’m still on windows 7, have near 0 space on my current nvme, and have several hardware issues that do affect day to day life, should be an indication on how much I don’t want to move to 10.
I have prepped every program I need to move for the move, what can’t be prepped now and needs to be last minute ‘screenshot everything, export everything’ is left, and then my brother let me use his win 10 laptop to set up a ‘portable’ game solution. this was a few weeks ago, I hate damn near everything about windows 10 ui that they changed from 7.
so here I am trying to figure out what would be the best way to do this.
so, I install 10 with 0 internet access, this will force it to make an offline account.
few questions here, is it possible to just have windows log onto a single account and never have that splash screen for logging in? I have always hated this but i have never see windows 10 that doesn’t do this.
also, one of the first things I want to do on windows 10, after everything is set up, is play forza 7, yes, its technically not sold anymore, but you can still get working keys for the game, the problem is you need to sign into the windows store or something, will this force my account to be non local? sadly even if I got out to the seas for this installation form there requires a online log in to do that so there is no avoiding it, would be nice if I could play that game, but not to major a loss if I can’t.
from here, I 100% hate explorer in windows 10, is there any way to have it just look like windows 7?
for anyone who may not remember what it looks like, this
for what a window looks like, I absolutely despise flat design and I don’t like not having the borders around windows.
I also dont want a search bar in the taskbar, windows built in is garbage and will never be used, and on the… not sure what to call it, the area by the clock on the taskbar, is it able to always be expanded I like seeing everything that is opened there, and im on a 55 inch 4k screen, the icons being spread out is a non issue for me.
how do you get back windows 7 style startmenu
I know, it’s a bit of a mess however I never want to see windows 10’s garbage tile system
as for symbolic linking, I do this quite a lot for programs as it’s just easier to move big things around and symbolically link then it is to move them much of the time, see steam games installed on hdd that I want to move to the nvme (I use to use this when I had space) or in chrome, because I cant save outside of the download location I choose, symbolically linking other folders into it was a godsend.
and while im at it, is there anything like aero on windows 10, it’s really nice to have programs that have notifications that change color up in corners and being able to see them through is very useful for me.
what do I need to do about drivers? I can get motherboard drivers and such but if I remember with win 10 does the update automatically download newest drivers? I know there was some issues with windows installing older or newer drivers regardless of if they caused issues early on
also, how do I tell windows update to no to anything? I know I can’t stop it completely on 10, I think you can push them back for a year, I would love to do that and just install things on my terms rather than ‘welp, eff what you are doing its happening now’