Default user rights in Windows 10

@topffer (28569)
France
August 10, 2015 6:15am CST
A friend asks me to help him with a few problems he has with Windows 10 : his scanner scans but does not authorize him to save a file, and he has also troubles to delete emails. He has upgraded to Windows 10 a desktop with Windows 7 where the scanner is connected, and a laptop with Windows 8. Windows is not my cup of tea, but I suspect that his troubles are due to a problem of user rights. Is it possible to modify users rights under Windows 10 or to switch to root to check if it would solve his problems ? How to do it ? Help, please. Update : the problem is fixed. Thank you.
2 responses
@sharon6345 (98820)
• United States
12 Aug 15
Tonight I got a pop up to install windows 10 for free. I just got the hang of windows 8 and know how to refresh in case I get a virus. I am not updating to windows 10..
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@topffer (28569)
• France
12 Aug 15
Nobody is forced to upgrade, but as it is a free upgrade, many people are doing the upgrade. For what I saw, Windows 10 is not very different than Windows 8. If you are satisfied with 8, it can be wise to keep it and to not upgrade.
• Philippines
12 Aug 15
This is why I'm sticking to windows 8.1, they seem to have issues with their own operating system. Windows 10 would be too early for me, i think they should explain why we should consider w10. I don't buy it, somethings not right.
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@topffer (28569)
• France
12 Aug 15
I have always seen issues when a Windows version was new, and this one is not an exception. My opinion is to wait a few months before upgrading to a new Windows version, until Microsoft has debugged it. But here, it is a free upgrade, and people have only a few days to upgrade, so I understand the temptation. I don't know what I would have done. Maybe is it free, because Mac 0S X Mavericks was given for free by Apple ? The main interest for Apple and MS is to not maintain many versions of the same OS to save money. I would bet that they will stop soon to support Windows 7, and that in a near future, only one version will be available. But to do this, they have first to offer to their costumers to upgrade for free to keep them.