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Should I upgrade back to Windows 10?


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#1 gigawert

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 05:44 PM

I remember upgrading the first day Windows 10 came out, then going back to 7 after two weeks because of a certain Wi-fi issue, which might have been solved afterwards by getting a new router, but I'm not sure.

 

What bugfixes have been made since August?


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 07:02 PM

Not enough to warrant going back, IMO

 

I have a separate pc here with Win X installed.

 

It functions ok.....that is the best I can say about it.

 

It does not compare favorably with Win 7.1

 

Win X still shows signs of being a beta edition....it is not stable....too many strange things happening, .....inconsistencies.;....


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 07:04 PM

Not enough to warrant going back, IMO

 

I have a separate pc here with Win X installed.

 

It functions ok.....that is the best I can say about it.

 

It does not compare favorably with Win 7.1

 

Win X still shows signs of being a beta edition....it is not stable....too many strange things happening, .....inconsistencies.;....

Windows 7.1? Is there such a thing?


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 07:13 PM

Windows 7, Service Pack 1 :guitar:


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 08:01 PM

gigawert, you could instead go with the Insiders program and their new build, if it will let you do a clean install separate from your Win7 install.  That way you don't lose the Win7.  Thus you could separately test for Wifi and other issues.

 

I would think that the Insiders version allows you to clean install Win10 on a separate partition or maybe even on a different drive.  Don't you have more than one computer?  An old laptop spare will work.  Win10 will even work on an old Dell D630 (as will Win8).  Key is to do a clean install so you don't wreck your existing Windows.


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 08:39 PM

My mother's old laptop from 2012 might do. I recently did a fresh install of Windows 7 on it and it runs awesome.

 

I already am an Insider, so that sounds like a great idea. ;)


Edited by gigawert, 29 September 2015 - 08:39 PM.

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 08:47 PM

Wait, no. I set up my dad's account to be an Insider. I created my own MS account since I already turned 13 but then it says you have to be 14 to be an Insider. So, I'm just using my dad's account (with his permission).


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 11:02 PM

Okay, so you can use your mom's account, or you can use your own account once you are 14.  That's not too far away, right?  Don't do either without your parents' permission, k?  They might have really important stuff on the computers, and you should clone and back up first, okay?


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:55 AM

Yea, I got their permission, and I backed up this laptop long ago, in a land far away... jk.  :hysterical:


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 05:22 PM

I'm and Insider and am currently on build 10547.

Still very stable.
W10 is a nice OS, but it's not for every system out there.

I suggest newer hardware and a clean install to take full advantage of it's capabilities.


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 05:31 PM

The laptop I'm installing Windows 10 on has an i5-2450M and 4 GB of RAM, which is pretty good for a 2012 laptop, I guess.


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 06:39 PM

I had successful upgrades on a 6-year-old laptop and a 5-year-old desktop. Lappy is a Dell 1545, Pentium T4200, 4GB RAM. Shipped with Vista. No clean install, because stuff works great. I think it's more about the drivers than the age of the machine.






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