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Just got the advice that they will soon be stopping support for Windows 7.    So it almost looks like I will have to get another computer just for the internet, my two laptops will have to remain Windows 7 as certain programms will not work in 10! (My wife has Windows 10).    Microsoft can be very annoying with this continual updating and supposed "improving!"     But there don't seem to be any alternatives!  

Bob

 

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I agree Bob, so frustrating. I was getting along quite nicely as I had mastered XP when they changed to Windows 7 and I had to learn new ways. Having done so I wasn't expecting Windows 10 which apparently was not compatible with my desktop and I had to purchase a new laptop, with Windows 10 preloaded. I then discovered that if I wanted to use Office 365 I had to pay extra. Money grabbing or what?

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Yes, it is not that I object to learning a new system.    When my wife got a new laptop with Windows 10 in it, we soon sorted it out.    But what I do object to is having to pay for a new system that I wouldn't even need if they continued supporting Windows 7.     I have never used Office 365 and have no trouble at all with the free Apache Open Office.       It will probably not be all that long before they are bringing out Windows 11! ? 

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I have just got a new (2nd hand) computer with Windows 10 in it, in preparation for the demise of Windows 7.     Can't say that I am very impressed with it, although I may get used to it eventually.   I managed to get Apache Open Office and even Word 2000 into it OK.   But when it came to Adobe Photoshop, it got so far and said "Uninstall Shield is preventing installation, turn it off and try again!"     So - what on earth is the "Uninstall shield?" what is it for, and how can I turn it off and on again?    I have searched all over Google, and found plenty of similar complaints, but no solutions!    Has anyone here got any idea?

Bob

 

@shipbuilder

Adobe say that Photoshop Elements 14, Premiere Elements 14, and later versions are compatible with Windows 10.

When updating to W10 from W7 my Adobe Photoshop Programme just followed into the new OS (as did all other programmes, but not all widgets) with no problems.

With a new computer with W10 already installed, adding old programmes seems to be problematical. Is your version of AP compatible with W10?

@gothicman

Apparently not, as it is being blocked by the Uninstall Shield (whatever that may be!.     I did get Word 2000 to install in it, and that is a lot older.   My Photoshop is Photoshop Elements 2.0      I can't even find how much it costs to purchase a later Photoshop, or even where to get one - they are all so vague about it.      It looks like I will have to keep my old PC just for photo editing.    

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I can't check it for compatibility because it isn't installed, and that is the problem.    This is a new (2nd hand computer) that had nothing in it when I got it.   I have been able to install most of my other programmes in it, but not the Photoship.     The instruction that it is being blocked by the Uninstall Shield is no help whatsoever, because I don't know what, or where, the Uninstall shield is!      Lots of others are having the same problem on Google Search, and there are plenty of clear and concise answers that are totally beyond me to implement! ?    I am generally pretty good with computers, but this thing has got me beat -

Bob

 

@shipbuilder

It seems it depends too on which verion of W10 you have on that laptop. Try using the Add Feature wizard in Control Panel and it may unlock the Pro edition. Takes about 5 to 7 minutes apparently, although I haven't tried this suggestion myself. You may have to upgrade to a more recent AP, the more years between an OS and a programme, the more they cease to be compatible. 

 

Or: When you get the error message 'uninstall shield' when trying to install AP. you can go in 'Uppdating and Security' then 'Error Search' or 'Trouble Shooting' (my W10 is in Swedish so not sure what Window translation for 'Felsök'), then 'Trouble shoot for programme compatibilty' then 'Run Trouble Shoot'. This may work.

@gothicman

It isn't a laptop, it is an Acer Veriton refurbished PC that originally had Windows 7 in it, but was updated by the refurbisher to Windows 10.   I am reluctant to mess about with it too much as I would probably get all the settings wrong.    I think I will just accept the fact that the Photoshop is out of date with this PC, and do all my photo processing on either my laptop, or the old computer that I will just set up in another location, never to be connected to the internet.     May even purchase new Photoshop software if I can find out where to get it!   Thanks for trying to help

Bob

 

 

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UnInstalShield is software from Iolo technologies. See if it's in your Add/Remove programmes (or under CCleaner's 'Tools' if you have it). It will also show up in your Programme Files in My Computer or whatever W10 calls it.

It can be temporarily disabled by the Task Manager  Ctrl-Alt-Delete under the Processes tab. Look for SysShield.exe

 

@stevef

It is definitely not in the Uninstall section of the control panel.    I can't even find My Files on the new PC, although I know where it is on my other PC.   

Bob

 

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My Computer is now This Computer. It should be That %*@?$& Computer. ? 

I cannot stand the W10 desktop navigation; it slows things down rather than speeding them up imo. Change for the sake of change. B**ger being unsupported, I'm staying with W7; I've got some old indispensable programmes that won't run on W10. I'll keep my documents backed up on a W10 laptop.

Signed,

A. Luddite.

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Debug? Thanks Luigi.

Yes, it's trying to apply computer system OSs  to function together with smart phones + trying to get you to use added pay-functions that has complicated desktop navigation. Difficult too, to help someone with a problem on this new W10 desktop layout when not in place to navigate to the files needed, or to use the search function (right click when on bottom left corner) to get for example .exe files, where access is needed to resolve your AP incompatibility problem.

The amount of updates ongoing in W10 takes so much time too, on Macs, updates are far less frequent. 

 

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Thanks for replies.     I once used Debug to fix a tablet problem.    sysshield.exe is not in the processes.    Another annoyng thing is that Norton keeps popping up to try and get me to get their anti-virus.    I can't see it in any fo the files, so at the moment, I can't get rid of it.    Most things are working OK, but still preferred Windows 7.    I got Microsoft Word 2000 to install correctly by continually pressing "Ignore" when it came up with an installation error! ? Apache Open Office went in without problems.    Avast went in OK  I will probably get a new Adobe Photoshop soon.

Bob

 

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I have been struggling with Windows 10 for about 7 hours today.    Very hard going, and nowhere near good as Windows 7.   I have at last managed to get most of the things I want in it, and installed the printers etc.   A real pain!  

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Does anyone know how to find a link of the website I am on? how would I find the link?

In my old Windows 7 version, I would right click the mouse button and then select View Page Info, and would be provided with the link.

When I right click on the dreadful Windows 10, it says: Paste, Select all, Print and Read Aloud, none of which is any help!

Bob

@shipbuilder

You just click on the top line (show web information line shown as a padlock) where it will automatically highlight all the information needed in blue, and, right click, COPY, then you can paste it in where you want it as a link to that page. For example this page is:

https://ukauthors.com/community/weekly-flash-challenge/windows-10/paged/2/#post-8044

Hope this helps.

@gothicman

Thanks, but it is all academic now as today, it has lost everything I put in it, files, programs, the lot!   I have not actually lost anything because what I put in came from an external hard drive, and is still safe.    But I have had enough.   I am putting the old Windows 7 PC back, and using that regardless of the ending of support.     I guess if the two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers can fudge along on Windows XP, the Windows 7 version will be safe enough for me!

Bob

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Microsoft can't bear to leave things alone. Even if the W10 operating system core  is better, why do they need to change the interface. ?  It's NOT user-friendly compared to previous versions; most of my acquaintances say the same. It's easy enough to download look-alike shells for a W7 appearance but the issue is non-compatibility with certain older programmes.

Not many users, me included, will migrate to Linux or Apple so we've got the two choices: stay with W7 and its  *possible* security hazards or bite the Microsoft bullet and lose a lot of useful applications. Me... I've got a good internet security suite so I'll keep on with W7, like you. 

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