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!
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! ?
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?
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 -
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.