Windows 10 - part 1

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Windows 10 - part 1

Post by Fern1 » 02 Jun 2015, 08:29

I've been notified that Windows 10 will be available free for download from July 29, for Windows 7 & 8.1 users. I've got very used to Windows 7, has anyone read up on 10 and the likes and dislikes?

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Trishia » 02 Jun 2015, 10:57

I was about to post the same question Fern.
I also have Windows 7. I hated windows 8, and I don't want to go through that again.
I have read the promotion info. that they sent, but I don't altogether trust Microsoft.
I think they will stop supporting 7, and then I will be in danger of becoming infected with viruses etc.,
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Fern1 » 03 Jun 2015, 07:54

Hi Trishia, yes in time we will all have to use Windows 10, in the meantime I'll just look & listen.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by terra » 03 Jun 2015, 09:14

Stay with windows 7...... if it 'ain't broke, don't fix it !
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Post by lighthouse » 03 Jun 2015, 10:36

terra wrote:Stay with windows 7...... if it 'ain't broke, don't fix it !
Terra........Win7,and without further support. :thinking:
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Re: Windows 10

Post by terra » 03 Jun 2015, 20:54

Huh ?
I still get regular W7 updates.

.... and W7 is the choice of more than half of the worlds PC users.
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Re: Windows 10

Post by lighthouse » 03 Jun 2015, 21:22

Terra you are lucky they have extended Win 7 now till Jan 2020
XP Stopped
Vista till 4/17
8 till 1/23
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Re: Windows 10

Post by Perrorist » 04 Jun 2015, 12:35

If you've seen the icon in your taskbar notifying you of the Windows 10 upgrade, you can be assured that your copy of Windows is both legitimate and eligible for a free upgrade.

Only Windows 7 and 8.1 users will see the icon.

I'd recommend upgrading if you have Windows 7. Windows 10 is much more efficient, robust, and secure. If, like me, you have 8.1, you might want to hold off for a month or two after it's released to allow for any glitches to surface.

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Fern1 » 05 Jun 2015, 08:16

Perrorist wrote:If you've seen the icon in your taskbar notifying you of the Windows 10 upgrade, you can be assured that your copy of Windows is both legitimate and eligible for a free upgrade.

Only Windows 7 and 8.1 users will see the icon.

I'd recommend upgrading if you have Windows 7. Windows 10 is much more efficient, robust, and secure. If, like me, you have 8.1, you might want to hold off for a month or two after it's released to allow for any glitches to surface.
I'm curious as to why you say, "you have 8.1, you might want to hold off for a month or two after it's released to allow for any glitches to surface", wouldn't that apply to Windows 7 as well.?

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Perrorist » 05 Jun 2015, 18:14

Fern1 wrote:
Perrorist wrote: I'd recommend upgrading if you have Windows 7. Windows 10 is much more efficient, robust, and secure. If, like me, you have 8.1, you might want to hold off for a month or two after it's released to allow for any glitches to surface.
I'm curious as to why you say, "you have 8.1, you might want to hold off for a month or two after it's released to allow for any glitches to surface", wouldn't that apply to Windows 7 as well.?
Good point. Yes, the same caution applies, but Windows 7 is already unsupported (except for security upgrades) and I'll upgrade two of my Windows 7 PCs straight away (the other I need for testing).

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Re: Windows 10

Post by Perrorist » 02 Jul 2015, 08:27

Interesting to note that with only a few days to go before the public release of Windows 10, Microsoft is still fixing hundreds of bugs. There have been two builds in the last couple of days.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 1

Post by Maggs » 16 Sep 2015, 15:44

Thank heavens we have you to guide us Perrorist.....keep it up please!

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Re: Windows 10 - part 1

Post by Perrorist » 16 Sep 2015, 16:48

Thanks, Maggs. My experience, having updated two PCs so far, is it was successful for one and a disaster for the other. They were both Windows 7 machines.

So maybe bide your time and let Microsoft sort out the glitches before upgrading.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 1

Post by godfather » 23 Feb 2016, 22:24

Perry, has there been any changes with Win10 since you posted the above message?

I mean have there been upgrades, patches or such to get the system working properly?

I haven't installed Win10 as yet but will have to one day when I feel lucky.

Answers, suggestions can wait until you return safely from Fiji!

Others using Win10 successfully are welcome to post more pros and cons for us cowards who are dragging their knuckles.

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Re: Windows 10 - part 1

Post by Perrorist » 24 Feb 2016, 06:47

I'm not sure if I'll get to Fiji, GF!

There have been more updates and it seems to be much more stable now. However, we still have some months to go before we have to make a decision to install the free upgrade. My 8.1 version has proven rock solid, so I'll be particularly cautious.

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