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Upgrade or patch to Windows 10?


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#1 EHbobo

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 01:20 PM

I saw somewhere on this site that there is a win 10 upgrade or patch available.  Anyone have experience with it.  My initial expierence with upgrading from win 7  to 10 was so unpleasant, I am considering a switch to Apple.



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 10:33 PM

i did this major upgrade to windows 10.  the only thing i would suggest is that if you are dbious of this do a disk image before it starts.  All restore points are deleted and i am no savy enough to know how to revert if you have problems with this update. i did discover that it is best to upgrade to pro. On home versions you don't have group policy editor.



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Posted 03 December 2015 - 11:55 AM

I saw somewhere on this site that there is a win 10 upgrade or patch available.  Anyone have experience with it.  My initial expierence with upgrading from win 7  to 10 was so unpleasant, I am considering a switch to Apple.

 

The very nature of Windows 10, which has been touted from the outset, is the operating system "as a service" which means that there will be continuous Windows Updates (like there always have been) with occasional upgrades, like the recently rereleased Fall Upgrade [AKA 1511 or Build 10586], which are more akin to mini-service packs.

 

You really can't, and shouldn't attempt to, avoid these and if that's genuinely your wish you are far better off to to back to Win 8.1, since Windows 7 regular support is already discontinued and extended support stops in 2020.

 

Lots of early adopters of Windows 10 have had a hard and bumpy ride, particularly if they did the GWX upgrade on a well-used system.  The experience seems to be the worst for Win7 GWX upgrades on systems that have been in use for long periods of time.  That being said, once the initial hell is past, there haven't been reports of the same sort of ugliness with the mini-service-pack updates since, and Microsoft actually pulled the first one once telemetry told them that there were issues occurring on certain hardware that could be classed as "their fault" and that needed to be addressed before it could continue to be rolled out.  That's exactly why system health telemetry is such a desirable feature.   It allows Microsoft to detect issues very early that might have taken months and would have required enough end users to report things to them, and we know that many people don't do that because they have no idea of what to report or are afraid (and justifiably, in my experience) that they will have to pay for support from Microsoft.


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