Windows 11 Stinks - My new laptop will be a Mac

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As a techie specialist friend of mine has said for many years - Outlook should be called "Look Out!!!" After upgrading to Windows 11 (most stupid decision I made in 2022), so much has changed, including in all my MS programs, too (i.e., Outlook). The MS software keeps trying to make decisions for me as if I don't know the settings I want (I have the settings I have for a reason!!!), and each "upgrade" in the past couple of months brings new settings changes. Make it stop!!!

I have grown to hate Microsoft products and will be going all Apple with my next laptop (soon).

In the meantime, I am tossing Windows 11 and returning to 10. However, since it's past the 10-day timeframe to do this - never saw that; must have been in fine print - I have to start all over with my laptop. I don't mind. At least I'll have what I want again!

MS + Windows 11 = (another) F.A.I.L.
 

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In one respect, I can agree with you.....Outlook is truly a nasty piece of work. I just took one look at it, years ago, and said "OH heck NO!" And I think, at that time I used Outlook Express, a really user friendly EMail Program.
That was replaced by "Windows Mail", which I ran up to and including Windows 8.1. That pretty much met its end with Win-10.
A friend put me on to "O.E.Classic" which is almost an Outlook Express Clone.
I'm still using that program today. There were some limitations, but nothing serious, using the FREE version, and I really wanted more, so I bought the program. The price was Right, and the benefits were many. And if I have any problems, I can email the author and get immediate help.
So, rather than sink the ship to get rid of one rat, why not learn how to tweak Win-11 to make it yours, and try O.E.Classic for your email.

Good luck Mate
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Windows “Mail” is still builr in as part of 10/11. Limited in functions but ok as a basic mail fetcher.
By the way. No details given in either post, but, as a constant user, I am curious. What are your beefs about Outlook?
For what its worth - I am using the Office 2016 release - the last my budget allowed. But the latest is avaiable in the free online edition of Office
 
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OH, I forgot to mention, MS Office is another 'Real Piece of Work'. Way over priced and constantly bugging you for one thing or another, like the endless updates. Arggg!
A much more civil replacement for office, is the 100% FREE "Libre Office", or if you like, "Open Office".
I've used both and found them a welcome replacement for MS Office.
Cheers Mate!
Shadow :cool:
 

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It's now several time you said "Cheers", meaning that you would leave !
I take you seriously.
What a relief !
 

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don't stress just use one of the alternative office programmes ie ability office better than MS no hassle works well and update regular and powerful
 

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I solved every problem with MS Office back in Office 2007 days. It seems like a lifetime ago now.
I uninstalled it off'n my computer, then cleaned out the registry of the 30+ MB of crap it left behind.
Then I installed Open Office and the rest is just history and smiles.
Just for Grins, I recently Installed Libre Office on one of my Win-11 PC's and found it to be more than just Satisfactory. It's every bit as good as Office and any Office clone that I've ever tried.
 

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Davehc,
I can't even remember why I put Outlook on my sh** List, so many years ago, but there it remains.
All through Vista, Win-7 and Win-8.1, I used "Windows Mail" which came with Vista as a replacement for Outlook Express. But it was easy to use and had a lot of really neat features. That ended with Win-10, and a friend of mine turned me on to "O.E. Classic" which is almost like a clone of "Outlook Express".
I'm still using O.E. Classic today, on all my PC's, and I love it. It's free, for two accounts, but has in-line spell checking, which I really like. I even bought the program, to get all their bells and whistles. Give it a look see!
 

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Ok. Fair comment. The “Mail” app built in to Windows 19/11 is, as I said in my previous post, ks quite sufficient, but I have jsed outlook for si many years, I am reluctant to change horses.
I did experiment with the free Emclient, which was almost a replica of Outlook.
One advantage of Outlook is, of course, that therd ard several avenues through the internet in the event lx anything being wrong with the computer.
 

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Another really good one is Foxmail. It's Chinese.
Good solution between Scylla (Microsoft, US) on one hand and Charybdis (Chinese Outlook): https://www.foxmail.com/win/en/
You are staying under the radar of the US and Chinese nuclear rockets, as both are using you as a subject of "feeling the temperature". Because they are both spying on you, you are protected! ;)
 

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I must be pretty lucky. I have been building PC's since the 90's.
I have installed or upgraded to Windows 11 on about 30 PC's. My family uses about 10 of them and I am not seeing any problems.
I do see where they have relocated some things but that happens with major updates with any OS. I am getting along with it fine.
All sub programs seem to run as normal.
I wouldn't judge the OS, based on Office or Outlook. I use OFC365 with no issues, don't use Outlook, I have used Thunderbird email for several years. The MAIL program in Windows 10/11 seems to be pretty good, I just prefer Thunderbird for now.
 

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Windows 11 just looks different, and that is easily fixed. All my main PC's (the ones with 64 bit CPU's) are now running Windows 11, and to the casual observer they look just like Windows 7, or 8.1 with the Classic Shell.
It's stable, and for an OS of it's size, it's pretty darn FAST!
And by the time my Startup Music finishes, my O.E.Classic email program is on the screen and downloading my email. I like that email program so well, that I bought the PRO version, and I'm not one to BUY software.

Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?
Shadow :cool:
 

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I now have 2 Win11 Desktops and 2 Win11 Notebooks, Pro and Home. I purchased the Pro machines but was given the [broken] Home machines as part of my setup/repair of clients, fixed them and they work well. I did come across a change in the Home Notebook after a clean install, set up with a Microsoft account but wanting to shorten the displayed name was able later to also change it to a Local account with only a reboot required [Control Panel, Users].
 

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