Dell Inspirion New Computer

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  1. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    So the time is come to begin my long delayed saga with going new with a Windows 10. The selected Dell computer system sports a Windows S mode which as I understand can be via settings opted out internally but will not allow to switch back once it's done or no option to reengage it. Which is ok with me because as most members know I prefer to add and install Third Party software, not locked in to Store Only apps/programs.

    Does any one have a take on that? Anything a member can add feel free to share your results.

    If I can stomach it im perfectly aware using Win 10 will for me anyway be akin to starting anew with a system I have avoided for a very long time from the old trusty familiar Windows 8.1

    Thanks Team
     
  2. JRViejo

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    EASTER, I did switch out of S Mode on a then new HP laptop because I wanted to use the PortableApps platform and some of their software. Working great, so far.

    More reading: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...mode-faq-851057d6-1ee9-b9e5-c30b-93baebeebc85

    The Start Menu is probably the first thing that you might want to tackle: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-customize-your-start-menu-windows-10

    Tips: search for Control Panel, then pin to Taskbar. Change View by Category to View by Large Icons (my preference). Search for Command Prompt, pin to Taskbar. Knowing your past tweaking efforts, both these tips will come in handy. :)

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/free-...-ed-botts-tech-support-troubleshooting-guide/
     
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    EASTER Registered Member

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    Thanks @JRViejo Many Thanks!!
     
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    EASTER, you're welcome! Take care and stay safe.
     
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    Much appreciated as always @JRViejo

    I put it off way longer that most would but I think it will be satisfactory. The CPU is miniature solid state and if that's any indication, the speed and response will certainly be a welcome advance for all tasks involved.
     
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  6. JRViejo

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    Win10 is not bad at all, however, my desktop is still Win7 64-bit, and I'm hoping it lasts a bit longer. :shifty: :D
     
  7. Brian K

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    EASTER,

    Does it have a M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive? They are fast.
     
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    @Brian K -YES

    Intel® Celeron® Processor N4020
    Windows 10 Home (S mode) 64-bit
    Intel® UHD Graphics 600 with shared graphics memory
    4GB, 1x4GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
    128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
    15.6-in. display
     
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