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Old 08-05-2015, 02:20 PM   #61
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well it's a mess then, as that page says:
The latest version of the Kindle for PC app can be used on any computer running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, or Windows 10 in Desktop Mode.
so it is clearly intended to link to the desktop version. if it doesn't them amazon have screwed up.

I'd go one step better than saving the correct link and save the actual .exe desktop installer for future use.

but actually - i am finding that the link
https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindleforpc
leads to a choice of : download app from store ( that will be the metro version) or "enter your email " for amazon to send you the download link.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/digital/...ort_kindleapps

( which is the merry go round I recall riding some months back) . if you open that email , once received, on a win 7 PC, and click the link it contains what do you get then ?
I ( a few months back) got the desktop installer...
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well it's a mess then, as that page says:
The latest version of the Kindle for PC app can be used on any computer running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, or Windows 10 in Desktop Mode.
so it is clearly intended to link to the desktop version. if it doesn't them amazon have screwed up.

I'd go one step better than saving the correct link and save the actual .exe desktop installer for future use.

but actually - i am finding that the link
https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindleforpc
leads to a choice of : download app from store ( that will be the metro version) or "enter your email " for amazon to send you the download link.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/digital/...ort_kindleapps

( which is the merry go round I recall riding some months back) . if you open that email , once received, on a win 7 PC, and click the link it contains what do you get then ?
I ( a few months back) got the desktop installer...
I saved the .exe installer. I tested it tonight and it works perfectly. I've kept the app installed as well just in case Amazon ever update it to be a proper app.
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:57 AM   #64
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You missed 2.... ME & 8.1
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You missed 2.... ME & 8.1
3.1 Windows for Workgroups and 98SE might count as separate versions, as well.
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3.1 Windows for Workgroups and 98SE might count as separate versions, as well.
So really what we must realize then is that there really are an infinite number of versions between 1 and 10.
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So really what we must realize then is that there really are an infinite number of versions between 1 and 10.
That would be correct! :chin scratch:

BTW, I should have called it just 3.1 which started that new branch of Windows... as Windows for Workgroups was technically some added functionality...

Oh well.
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:55 PM   #68
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That would be correct! :chin scratch:

BTW, I should have called it just 3.1 which started that new branch of Windows... as Windows for Workgroups was technically some added functionality...

Oh well.
Also, "Windows" died a well deserved death with ME. What survives today is MS's fork of OS2 (when they split up the deal with IBM to cross develop both DOS and OS2) which they called Windows NT and began with v3.

There was a 3.2 and 3.5 and then 4.0, which is likely the "NT" listed in the picture. MS then did a major rev. and released v5.0 as Windows 2000 and then its "dot release" version 5.1, marketed as Windows XP. They then reved the core build to 6.0 (aka Vista) and proceeded with "dot releases" as 6.1 (Windows 7), 6.2 (Windows 8.0), 6.3 (Windows 8.1 which was really Windows 9) and now 6.4 (aka Windows 10). No wonder Johnny can't read...or count.
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That would be correct! :chin scratch:

BTW, I should have called it just 3.1 which started that new branch of Windows... as Windows for Workgroups was technically some added functionality...

Oh well.
I would have called Windows 3.1 the very first version that worked!

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Sorry to be a downer But I need to ask.... How can I get my games to work with Win 10! When I install them they are so Huge they Off the Monitor! & my Mouse Pointer Vanishes! They are Pop Games ... others like Jewel Quest, etc. PC HP Desktop

My son got his to work so I thought I try it again! Windows 10 is a PAIN!
Son plays different games from me ...so hes no help!

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I would have called Windows 3.1 the very first version that worked!

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3.1 is the first version that actually at least felt like it worked properly. Before 3.1, I had only used Macs and DOS based systems... so... I thought 95 and particularly 98 SE were superb, at the time. 2000 was great as well. I STILL preferred Mac OS but I did have a lot of fun with those versions of Windows.
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I converted from Windows 7 to 10 last weekend. Everything looked okay until I noticed my anti-virus software wasn't working. The icon was there, but it would open up. I spent half the day with tech support before the problem was fixed. I'm wondering what else I will discover that didn't survive the conversion.
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There are issues with Norton. I hate it anyway and just removed it. Using the built in windows defender with no issues so far.
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I'm with you there - bloatware that has a negative performance impact. I use ESET which is fully W10-ready and I have never had a problem with it.
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well it's a mess then, as that page says:
The latest version of the Kindle for PC app can be used on any computer running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, or Windows 10 in Desktop Mode.
so it is clearly intended to link to the desktop version. if it doesn't them amazon have screwed up.

I'd go one step better than saving the correct link and save the actual .exe desktop installer for future use.

but actually - i am finding that the link
https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindleforpc
leads to a choice of : download app from store ( that will be the metro version) or "enter your email " for amazon to send you the download link.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/digital/...ort_kindleapps

( which is the merry go round I recall riding some months back) . if you open that email , once received, on a win 7 PC, and click the link it contains what do you get then ?
I ( a few months back) got the desktop installer...
This is a link to the K4PC in the UK.

Link for the U.S.

I have bookmarked the link, the merry-go-round of the email and link is not what I call up to Amazon standards of customer service.

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