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  • JulianneSwanson
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    Thanks for sharing this information about Windows 10 S. It's always important to know the limitations and differences between different versions before purchasing. Windows 10 S has some unique features, like the ability to run only apps from the Microsoft Windows Store and the inclusion of Microsoft's BitLocker encryption system. However, it's worth noting that some popular apps like iTunes, Chrome, and Adobe's Creative Suite are not currently available in the Windows Store, so they won't be compatible with Windows 10 S. If those apps are essential for your needs, it's definitely a good idea to reach out to the laptop manufacturer and confirm whether their device supports Windows 10 S or if it offers other versions like Home or Pro. By the way, if you're looking for more discussions and insights related to Windows 10 and its different versions, you might find the windows 10 product key reddit sub quite helpful. It's a community where users share their experiences, tips, and recommendations regarding various aspects of Windows 10.
    Last edited by JulianneSwanson; 16-06-23, 02:45.

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  • Jennie H
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    Thanks for all the comments. Very much appreciated. I took the plunge and removed the S. I have now uploaded the FTM program. It gives be a bit of breathing space to decide the way forward

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  • Grimsqueaker
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    There is gramps as well which is free... https://gramps-project.org/blog/

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Originally posted by Jennie H View Post
    I would like to try something else but how on earth do I move 4000 people plus media?
    If you have it on FTM now you can create a gedcom with media i think

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  • Jennie H
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    I’ll have a look at that

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  • GallowayLass
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    I haven’t started using it yet but I will be moving over to Family Historian. There’s a few devotees of it on here and there is a very good User Group. There’s a link on the company’s website or use the one in this post. You can join before you buy the software if you like http://www.fhug.org.uk/

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  • Jennie H
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    I would like to try something else but how on earth do I move 4000 people plus media?

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  • GallowayLass
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    Originally posted by Jennie H View Post
    Just a quick update. Contacted Mackiev who told me it would download on 10s. Have a screen shot of conversation.
    I bought a laptop the other day running Windows 10s…and yes you’ve guessed it. It won’t run FTM.
    I can take it out of s mode which as far as I can see won’t matter. It’ll just be slower to start up.
    I think it’s a fairly straight forward operation.
    Fingers crossed it works
    Things like that are part of the reasons why I have dumped FTM. mackiev are not a good company to deal with. Hope you get it sorted out.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Originally posted by Jennie H View Post
    Just a quick update. Contacted Mackiev who told me it would download on 10s. Have a screen shot of conversation.
    I bought a laptop the other day running Windows 10s…and yes you’ve guessed it. It won’t run FTM.
    I can take it out of s mode which as far as I can see won’t matter. It’ll just be slower to start up.
    I think it’s a fairly straight forward operation.
    Fingers crossed it works
    oh wow that is mighty annoying.

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  • Jennie H
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    Just a quick update. Contacted Mackiev who told me it would download on 10s. Have a screen shot of conversation.
    I bought a laptop the other day running Windows 10s…and yes you’ve guessed it. It won’t run FTM.
    I can take it out of s mode which as far as I can see won’t matter. It’ll just be slower to start up.
    I think it’s a fairly straight forward operation.
    Fingers crossed it works

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  • Caroline
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    Originally posted by Jennie H View Post
    I contacted Mackiev online chat.
    Ok I’ll remember that. Thought afterwards it was a silly question as should’ve contacted them first. !!
    No question is a silly question if somebody needs to ask it - and who knows who will find the answer here now you've asked it. Especially as we often get people joining who think we are the support website for FTM.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    It is worth knowing

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  • Jennie H
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    I contacted Mackiev online chat.
    Ok I’ll remember that. Thought afterwards it was a silly question as should’ve contacted them first. !!

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  • Caroline
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    Originally posted by Jennie H View Post
    Yes it will do!
    How did you find out?

    By the way you can't delete your own post and we don't remove posts in case they are useful to somebody else later on.

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  • Jennie H
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    Yes it will do!

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Originally posted by Jennie H View Post
    Sorted but cant delete post
    what was the answer?

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Saw this on the Guardians website
    "How is it different from Windows 10 Home or Pro?
    The big difference between Windows 10 S and any other version of Windows 10 is that 10 S can only run applications downloaded from the Windows Store. Every other version of Windows 10 has the option to install applications from third-party sites and stores, as has the majority of versions of Windows before it.

    Windows 10 S will also come with Microsoft’s BitLocker encryption system for securing your files in case of theft, which some versions of Windows 10 Home do not have available. It will also receive the same updates at the same time as other versions of Windows 10.

    Which apps will run on Windows 10 S?
    Anything downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Store will run on Windows 10 S, which has thousands of applications available, including free, paid and trial versions of software. That will soon include the full Microsoft Office suite and Spotify, while Slack, Evernote, Netflix, Facebook, Adobe Photoshop Elements and many others are already available.

    Which apps won’t Windows 10 S be able to run?
    Any apps that are not currently available in the Windows Store will not be able to be installed or run. That includes Apple’s iTunes, Google’s Chrome browser and the full versions of Adobe’s Acrobat, Photoshop and the rest of the Creative Suite – or anything else that’s installed via the traditional Windows 7 or earlier way."

    So it is looking unlikely - I would email them and get it in writing before I committed to buying a laptop, there is no mention of 10s on their website at all.

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  • Jennie H
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    Sorted but cant delete post

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  • Jennie H
    started a topic Windows 10s

    Windows 10s

    After realising I can’t run FTM 2019 on my iPad I’m now looking at getting a budget laptop to run the program. The cheaper ones run Windows 10s ie with limited capability. Is anyone using the 10s to run a family tree program please?
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