Norton Causing Problems with Windows 10

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Update: Norton has released a repair tool. Here’s how to use it

Norton looks to be causing screen flickering with Windows 10. Many users around the internet have reported flashing or flickering screen after upgrading to Windows 10. 

We have the solution for this problem. Norton 360 and Internet Security seems to have some compatibility issues with Windows 10 so all that is needed is uninstalling Norton software for now, until it’s fixed.

  1. Open task manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Press ‘More Details’ if needed.
  2. Open Services tab.
  3. Right click any of the services and click ‘Open Services’.
  4. In the services, double click ‘Problem Reports and Solution Control Panel Support’ and select ‘Disabled’ Startup Type. Do the same for the ‘Windows Error Report Service’.
  5. Uninstall Norton and all the other Symantec applications.
  6. Reboot your system.
  7. Run Norton Removal Tool.
  8. Reboot your system.
  9. Do the steps 1 to 4 but this time select Startup Type of ‘Manual’.
  10. Reboot your system.
  11. Open Windows Defender, Microsoft’s own free security software and turn it on. You are good to go.

If you want to reinstall your paid Norton software, we suggest you wait for a couple of months to be sure Norton is updated to be compatible with Windows 10.

If you have Norton and you haven’t yet upgraded to Windows 10, we suggest you uninstall Norton and run the Norton Removal Tool before upgrading. Windows Defender is perfectly capable to keep your computer secure.

Windows 10 is now available

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Microsoft has started the Windows 10 updates. New version of Windows is available for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users for free. 

It’s 29th of July. That means that Windows 10 is finally available. Users with Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 should receive their free copy from Windows Update. If update is not available, it’s also possible to download and install it by using a specific tool from Microsoft website.

Windows 10 brings a fresh new user interface and unifies the Metro UI and the traditional desktop to one modern desktop. Live tiles are now in the Start menu, which is now back in its familiar place, down left corner.

Windows 10 introduces Windows users to multi desktops that Linux and Apple users have been enjoying for years. User can add multiple new desktops and keep their work and home desktops separated.

There are still many unclear thing for me in the Windows 10. For example after removing all the live tiles from the start menu, it seems to be impossible to remove the left blank space.

We might be writing a full review of Windows 10 after a few weeks of use but it depends if there’s any surprises or problems.