Goodbye Notepad

In the next update from Microsoft, you will be able to uninstall Notepad, Word Pad, and the beloved MS Paint. Those have been a staple product as of 1985 in every Windows OS, and until now, you have never had the option to remove them. They will be listed in the Settings menu as Optional Features that will allow you to remove them; however, you won’t save a ton of space doing so. That itself, makes me wonder, just what they are thinking about and why? I mean really, I use note pad all the time, my kids grew up on MS paint. WordPad is a stripped down version of Word, and if you have the option to remove them, would you?

On the flip side, just days after Microsoft stopped support for Windows 7, they released the KB4539602 stand-alone update to fix a bug that caused Windows 7 wallpapers in ‘Stretch’ mode to display a blank black screen. Also, “You don’t have permission to shut down this computer.” error is preventing Windows 7 from shutting down or restarting their computers according to user reports that came in during the last few days. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed this issue but users have several theories, including problems caused by broken User Account Control group policies, the latest Windows 7 Monthly Rollup updates, or telemetry updates acting out.

That said, this may be the beginning of the end for Windows 7. I have loved Windows 7 for what is was, a shiny candy coated version of Vista, and yes you read that right. Vista back in the day was getting so much flak that when it was time for another service pack update SP3, Microsoft decided to call it Window 7 instead. Windows XP had SP1, SP2, and SP3. Vista had made it to SP2, and SP3 was on the horizon, but because of the hatred of the public wanting to go back to XP, they gave it a shiny candy coating and presented Windows 7. But under the hood, it was still Vista. Now you feel kind of cheated right?

The giveaway to all this was when you started Windows 7 in safe mode, the green barber pole that is present during the startup of vista was the same. Microsoft never lets go of anything, and goes forth, they always drag some part of the past with them, like Windows 8 “Metro” interface, you remember all those tiles on your screen, and no true “desktop”, that was carried over to windows 10 now in the start menu when you click on the Windows Icon. And you thought they were creative?

If you are running Windows 7, you are running a risk every day, for it won’t be long before the hackers find a way in, and keep you out. We are updating PC’s to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Get in now and avoid downtime or worse, data loss. We also install a free anti-virus for 1 yr. with the upgrade. Thanks for reading, and remember at “Hunt Technology”, you always get “Quality Service & Individual Attention” you deserve. Hunt Technology, 320 Watson St., Ripon WI, 920-290-0936

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