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Old 06-27-2015, 08:01 PM   #1
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Windows 10?


Anybody planning to upgrade right away?


Whats it going to do for me?
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Re: Windows 10?


Signed up...

Now if I'm actually gonna?

Need to check compatibility on some apps and for sure hardware before I do.

Does not look like it's going be anywhere the quantum leap, from the user experience, of 7 to 8. I'd say off the top of my head security and permissions will likely be even tighter than 8. Really my only beef with 8 is the nazi level of security with networking other earlier operating systems.

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Hmmmm I'm still on XP, and everything works as good as or better then 9 on the GFs puter. think I'll pass

Probebly one of a few who like simple and working VS bells n whistles
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Hmmmm I'm still on XP, and everything works as good as or better then 9 on the GFs puter. think I'll pass

Probebly one of a few who like simple and working VS bells n whistles
Problem with xp is all its vulnerabilities, which requires a billion and one patches and updates. Which i don't think they are even updating anymore. Not good for protecting your files. With that said, xp was one of the best things that ever came out of Microsoft.
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When you have a stable platform stick with it as long as you can
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The only thing I use my pc for anymore is contracts and quickbooks. Everything else is done on Android mobile devices. It's amazing what my phone does for me these days. It has almost made my desktop obsolete.
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I have signed up for it, would like to see more information on it though. Have 7 on my desktop which has been ok . And 8 on my laptop, never really have cared for 8.
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I have an icon that appeared on my desktop that wants me to join...that I can't get rid of.
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Re: Windows 10?


Just uninstall Update KB3035583 to get rid of the annoying upgrade notice.


There is a lot to be wary of with Win10, especially in a business environment. Last bad news I heard is that once they put you on an upgrade cycle that's it. You have no choice about updates. You are forced to get each and every update even if they use them to remove features from the OS. Also us regular users will be issued updates very quickly and used as a test bed for them to work out the bugs before the longer business cycles get them. MS was very open about that fact surprisingly.
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I have signed up for it, would like to see more information on it though. Have 7 on my desktop which has been ok . And 8 on my laptop, never really have cared for 8.
I recently installed a $5 program (30 day free trial) "start8" that gives back the Windows 7 start button that has made Windows 8 bearable for me. Otherwise my new laptop had been mostly just sitting unused. My old laptop is physically falling apart but running Windows 7 I just kept using it instead of the new one.

I've "reserved" my Windows 10 upgrade and will probably check it out when the time comes.
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I "reserved" 10 as well. I'm thinking about "unreserving" it though.


is there any reason to update though? My wife has windows 8 and I completely hate it. Although her computer is slow and lags. I'm in a state of irritation anytime I use it.


I've had vista (laptop) and windows 7 for a total of 10 yrs, and never had a single issue. "It just works" I love windows 7 compared to 8.


I still use my desktop for a majority of my online stuff so I want an OS designed for a desktop.
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is there any reason to update though?

I still use my desktop for a majority of my online stuff so I want an OS designed for a desktop.

two reasons to update

1. Stay current with operating systems.
2. Higher levels of security.

Don't see any advantages? Stick with what you like/know/have.

Your issue with win 8/10 from vista/7 is a "change" thing. Hard to move to something new, when what you got works fine or worked hard to get used to it. Absolutely nothing wrong with that

Win 8 was not much more than 7 with a new user interface wrapper. Really sucked and much swearing while adapting to 8 by me. Don't know if it's better, but it is a slightly different user experience and the direction of MS operating systems all the way around. Days of the desktop being an operating systems primary focus are gone.
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My windows 8 is exactly like 7. I downloaded an app to make it the same as the old desktop view. Complete with start menu and everything. I can go back and forth anytime I want.
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My windows 8 is exactly like 7. I downloaded an app to make it the same as the old desktop view. Complete with start menu and everything. I can go back and forth anytime I want.
What app is that one mike?
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Tried the upgrade path on a desktop system that is 1 year old and Windows10 would not install, said "not enough memory", even though the PC has 8gb memory. Microsoft's response was "you need a newer PC.."

Been running Win7 w/out any hassles, will probably stick with it..

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What app is that one mike?
There's one you pay for and one you don't. I think the v one vi have want paid for. Everytime you start your computer it prompts you to upgrade. Just say no each time. Here it is.

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/
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Most people hate Win8 for one reason. It's got a stupid UI. The OS itself is fine. The UI is non-intuitive and they changed so many things just to change them. They didn't exactly make any improvements to the UI. They dumbed it down and made it harder to find things for people that actually knew what they were looking for. 10 is suppose to fix some of that, but I doubt it'll fix everything. The "improvements" in 8 are here to stay.
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Problem with xp is all its vulnerabilities, which requires a billion and one patches and updates. Which i don't think they are even updating anymore. Not good for protecting your files. With that said, xp was one of the best things that ever came out of Microsoft.
I just read somewhere that the navy or some branch of government is going to pay millions of dollars to continue to use XP.

We invented modern computing. It's sad to see that we can't stay on the cutting edge.
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I run windows virtually using parallels on a mac so I'm not in any hurry to upgrade from 8 to 10. No doubt I would have to buy a new version of parallels to be compatible or some such thing.

Was there a compelling reason why they skipped version 9, or was it simply a marketing decision?
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I think they wanted to distance themselves from 8 a bit and did a version skip to try and make it appear this was a very different windows.

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