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Very Simply.....Should I "upgrade" to Windows 10?


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#1 djlen

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:48 PM

I have been using Windows 7 for years and really like it.  Know it well and 

it's always been dependable and secure for me.

With all the hype lately and the icon on the task bar offering a free upgrade to 

10 I'm tempted to try it.   

I'd like some feedback on those who have tried it.   Just want to make up my 

mind one way or the other before the free part runs out.

Good points/ not so good points/ bad points.

 

Regards, 
Len



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#2 Gorbulan

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:20 PM

Not yet.

 

By downloading Windows 10 you are allowing Microsoft to spy on you

 

 

Torrent Trackers Block Windows 10 Users Over Spying Fears

 

 

Windows 10 can disable pirated games and unauthorised hardware

 

 

Don't freak out. A lot of those threads were created in response to Microsoft's EULA for Windows 10. I plan to upgrade at the last second, after all the fires go out. Considering MS new stance on their OS I may never upgrade to 10. 

 

Time will tell...



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:40 PM

If it were me i would use Win7 until it's not supported and go linux. However I'm already on openSUSE linux and I'm happy.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:31 PM

Actually I was hoping for a more positive response.....lol.   I have yet to get a definitive response from

anyone I've spoken with, even those who have downloaded it.  I guess because it's so new that many

people haven't had much experience with it.  

 

Regards,

Len 



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:44 PM

I am FREE I did all the stop guards, I may give it a go months down the road.  Just scroll through the "10" section and troubles on Google that should put the brakes on for most.  There is quite a bit of MS spying that needs to be addressed with available fixes.  I say not for now you have plenty of time to take the plunge!  Speaking with one of the Geek Squad kids they are having to educate new buyers and fix up graders.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:53 PM

If you dont have a problem with Windows spying on you Go ahead

 

With that said, I have 10 and it runs great. I haven't had any trouble with it.



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:27 PM

Well, I'm not sure what that means......MS spying on me.   Is there a reason for them to 

watch folks using 10 that wasn't there previously.   Maybe I'm just naive.

I believe there is a lot of wisdom in those saying that we should give it some time.  Wait till

they get more of the bugs out etc.   

I really do love Windows 7.  Never had any issues with it.   I just know that the support will not 

go on forever.  

Norseman, my son who is a computer trouble shooter with several corporations has downloaded 

and is using 10 and says the same thing.  He hasn't had any trouble with it either.

 

Regards, 

Len



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:47 PM

Go down look for windows is spying on you,There are lots of links in there

 

You can disable a lot of the spyware but not all of it

 

I never had Win7 but they say 10 is a lot like 7

 

Like I said as far as an OS,its very good,I like it a lot



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:49 PM

I'm having a good experience with the 2 computers I upgraded from Windows 7. There was a bit of a learning curve, but I'm enjoying that. Win 7 was so reliable and comfortable, I guess I was craving a bit of danger. ~g~



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:02 PM

Yeah, I can relate to that, "bit of danger".   Can't think of any reason other than stupidity

that I'd want to go from a system that has always worked for me, never failed, to an unknown

quantity like 10.   

I'm actually enjoying the research though.

 

Regards, 
Len



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:05 PM

I went from XP to 8.1,talk about change! or culture shock :smilers:



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:56 PM

Have you actually seen Win 10 in action, Len? Maybe going to a store or a friend's house and checking it out in person would help you make up your mind.



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 10:27 PM

I went from XP to 8.1,talk about change! or culture shock :smilers:

I went to BestBuy to check out computers when I was looking for one for my wife.  At that time all they 

had were computers with Windows 8.  Man, you talk about a nightmare.  Culture shock.......  Finally found one 

I liked with 7 on it and bought that one.  Glad I did.

 

Have you actually seen Win 10 in action, Len? Maybe going to a store or a friend's house and checking it out in person would help you make up your mind.

No, but I'm going to my daughter's house on Labor Day Weekend and her husband has 10 on one of his machines so I'll get 

a chance to try it out then.  Might go to BestBuy as well and mess with them a little bit.   

I definitely will not switch until I can use the system on someone else's computer first.

 

Regards, 

Len



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:10 AM

There's already a two pages long thread (this is the most recent one) on the subject.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/586207/to-switch-or-not-to-switch/

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:32 AM

Actually I was hoping for a more positive response.....lol.   I have yet to get a definitive response from

anyone I've spoken with, even those who have downloaded it.  I guess because it's so new that many

people haven't had much experience with it.  

 

Regards,

Len 

I have it and love it.  Eventually, everyone is going to have to get it. Whether it's because their old computer has died or other versions of Windows have been retired (Support ended).  This is the last version of Windows and they will be building on it in the future instead of coming out with a new 'model' every few years. So might as well get it while it's free.  You have until July 28, 2016.






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