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    I ended up with a Windows 10 update today, fortunately it appears to have gone OK. There was a bit of trouble at the beginning on boot up but that seemed to sort itself out thank goodness. It was only a small update so I am dreading the big one when it comes.
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    Chris I received something today which said if I did not press install in 200 seconds I could not have the update.first of all there was a siren going off real loud I had to look around to see what it was and as it happened it was coming from my computer with the above message.On top of the message was another notice I'm not sure if it was firewall warning me that it was a security warning.I left it all until my son came down he said it looked like a scam as it did not say it was from Microsoft (it had the Microsoft logo etc) it gave another company name,he googled that name im not sure what he came up with now.He has now installed some extra security on my laptop and give it a good scan he reckons no virus found.Has anybody on here ever had a loud siren coming from their laptop to get their attention.
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    Hi Jim, thanks for that, fortunately mine was a genuine Microsoft Up date. Never heard of the siren, thanks for the warning and glad your Lap Top is OK. You never know whats coming at you these days.
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    Never heard of that Jim, but coincidence today had a telephone call from a guy, not obviously Indian, telling me was from Microsoft security, and my windows had been corrupted, when i told him to go and get an honest job, he said believe me your windows security has been breached !!, as i run a Mac computer , i told him to get stuffed, kt
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    Jim, it happened to me about a year ago and came up to call this microsoft number but it was a scam and cost me 94 quid to get my computer back, I am a lot wiser these days. Regarding this latest update from MS I also had trouble on opening programs so I put myself into restart and things seem to be back to normal. Rgds Den

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    Well I sorted the Prob out but again Today it started to play silly games,it would load and all Icons showing etc. But when I try and click on an Icon ZILCH HAPPENS! Sorry for the shouting I am just MAD! lol
    So here I ma now again with a Brand New Puter went out This Morning and bought this one.
    Now all setup again and on the go. So nice to see things happening again! After $899 smackeroos! Oh well its only Money!
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    Had a similar thing with a caller some weeks ago.

    Told me my computer was in danger and I should go to it and follow his instructions.
    As it was not on I told him how to do the impossible to himself, he did not reply!!
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    That John sounds very familiar to me ,as that is what I got the time I was Blind to the Scam,as you know cost me a Bundle,never again now I just Hang up on such calls or dont even bother it pick up the phone if Number not known!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Allman View Post
    I ended up with a Windows 10 update today, fortunately it appears to have gone OK. There was a bit of trouble at the beginning on boot up but that seemed to sort itself out thank goodness. It was only a small update so I am dreading the big one when it comes.
    I changed from Windows XP PRO to Windows 10 last year. Biggest mistake ever, it is much harder to work with than XP, WISH i NEVER BOTHERED.

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    I got in touch with Microsoft definite scam,they were pleased that I reported it and will trace the source and blank it.Whilst I was talking to him he cleaned my laptop up got rid of all kinds of stuff and emptied by trash bin.
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