Windows 10: So many things don't work

Discus and support So many things don't work in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Brand new Dell XPS 8900 with Windows 10 and IE 11. Tried everything I could find on Google to no avail. - Can't eliminate the initial password sign-in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by little2late0, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. So many things don't work


    Brand new Dell XPS 8900 with Windows 10 and IE 11. Tried everything I could find on Google to no avail.
    - Can't eliminate the initial password sign-in
    - Can't get Control Panel to stay with Large Icons
    - Can't get Google to be my default browser in lieu of Bing
    - Can't get Edge out of the way so /pdfs will be opened with Acrobatic Reader
    - NVIDIA Control Panel shows up in my Control Panel but isn't accessible

    Can anyone help with any of this?

    :)
     
    little2late0, Feb 14, 2016
    #1

  2. cant continue with W10 so many things dont work as well as with W7

    good news My main laptop still has W7

    Bad news PC and tablet both went from 8.1 to w10

    worse news i have w10 phone as well.

    Yesterday i bought new phone (android) cant deal with WPhone either doesn't work with pc like it says. its a mess

    will donate pc and but new one. and sell tablet.

    after decades finally thinking maybe go apple ?

    as there is no option 3. ( or is there)

    w10 is just to

    a) create obligatory yearly cost (so no pressure to create new OS)

    b) control our access to all things not MS

    c) invade our privacy as i have noticed my pc woking hard even when im not Hmmmm??

    thanks for reply
     
    NigelNelson McCann, Feb 14, 2016
    #2
  3. cant continue with W10 so many things dont work as well as with W7

    i really need to return to windows 7 !!

    i have given w10 the better part of all my patience

    how do i get my W7 pc back as 2-3 months have passsed
     
    NigelNelson McCann, Feb 14, 2016
    #3
  4. SonicBlue Win User

    So many things don't work

    Settings-Accounts-Sign in Options.
    Google has an Extention to ad on to Chrome browser called "Bing2Google" you can dl so when you use the search box in the task bar it will go to google instead of Bing.
     
    SonicBlue, Feb 14, 2016
    #4
  5. This will work with IE 11?
     
    little2late0, Feb 14, 2016
    #5
  6. If you want Google instead of Bing
    Go to the 3 dots ... top right hand corner
    Click scroll down to settings
    Then scroll down to
    Advance Settings
    Click again

    Then where it said show the home page on
    Type in Google
    Click Save
    Then that will make Google your home Page
    Also can do that with Search as well
    Just change that from Bing
    To Google or whatever

    Control panel

    Right click
    Start Button
    Then Control Panel
    Then show icons
    Click and then click whatever ones you want
    Small
    Medium
    Large

    On password
    Go to Tutorials
    It can be found in there how to do it
     
    hTconeM9user, Feb 14, 2016
    #6
  7. davidhk Win User
    RE : Can't get Google to be my default browser in lieu of Bing

    Open IE11 > Tools > Manage add-ons > left side, click Search Providers > bottom left, click Find more search providers > select Google > click Add.
    Come back to Search Providers window > click Google > click Set as default > click Bing > click Remove.

    Open IE11 > Tools > Internet Options > General tab > under Home page, erase Bing > enter www.google.com > Apply/OK
     
    davidhk, Feb 14, 2016
    #7
  8. So many things don't work

    I never trust an OEM install on any OEM system I've ever purchased, between poor performance, old drivers, and crapware installed.

    My suggestion is always to make your recovery discs, put them somewhere safe, then clean install from a blank drive with the latest drivers. It's amazing how much better an OEM system runs once you do this.
     
    DeaconFrost, Feb 14, 2016
    #8
  9. davidhk Win User
    RE : Can't get Edge out of the way so /pdfs will be opened with Acrobatic Reader

    Do it the Windows 7 way........................
    Right click at Start button > Control Panel > View by at either small or large > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program > left side, scroll down to pdf and click it> under Current default, it should say Microsoft Edge, in your case > top right, click Change program > locate and click Adobe Acrobatic Reader ( you might have to click More Apps to find it ) > click OK when done.



    So many things don't work [​IMG]



    So many things don't work [​IMG]
     
    davidhk, Feb 14, 2016
    #9
  10. Thanks for trying guys but NONE of your recommendations worked.
    - Don't want Google to be my home page. Just want Google to open when I want to search.
    - Control Panel does not remember my selection of Large Icons.
    - Google does not show up in the Search Provider window after adding it.
    - Windows 7 way does not work. I set Adobe Acrobatic Reader as default for pdfs and it still open with Edge.
     
    little2late0, Feb 15, 2016
    #10
  11. If you have only just brought this laptop. then it is still under warranty.
    Take it back to where you brought it from and tell them it has a fault on it
     
    hTconeM9user, Feb 15, 2016
    #11
  12. SonicBlue Win User
    When you click on "More Apps" you should get a box that allows you to check to set the app you choose to Default.
     
    SonicBlue, Feb 15, 2016
    #12
  13. So many things don't work

    My window in Set Default Programs doesn't look like that. There is no "More Apps" option. I have a long list of programs to select and I select Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. At the bottom of the screen I click on "Set this program as default" and then click on "Choose defaults for this program. Then I select all extensions of which .pdf is one. Then I click on Save. But this doesn't work. When I click on an Internet link which opens a .pdf file, it still opens with Edge.
     
    little2late0, Feb 15, 2016
    #13
  14. lx07 Win User
    Would you mind pressing the "Reply with Quote" button?

    It really isn't hard. You just click the "Reply With Quote" button.

    If this is too hard for you David, please let me know and I'll point you towards some other threads explaining how to press the "Reply with Quote" button in more detail.

    Bottom line though is it is easy. You click it. Then everyone knows who you are replying to.
     
  15. davidhk Win User
    You are not using my methods.
    Would you please read my reply on Post #7 ?

    Would you mind post a screenshot of what you used ?
     
    davidhk, Feb 15, 2016
    #15
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