In the last few days I have seen loads of YouTube videos extolling the wonders and virtues of w10!
However, I have also read loads of reviews from those who bitterly regretted upgrading from w7 to w10!
So I am tempted NOT to take the free upgrade to w10 and wait and see what happens after July. Maybe MS will extend the free upgrade period?
I have no issues or problems with my w7 system -it does everything I want. My only concern is that it will be totally unsupported after 2020 - sounds a long time away but is only around 3+ years!
Maybe the best option is to wait and eventually buy new hardware with w10 pre-installed. I will forfeit the free upgrade - but some who have upgraded to w10 have had so many problems which have then cost to fix - so they have then spent more than they saved on the free upgrade!
Thoughts on my proposed action would be welcome.
My ten cents worth...ive just upgraded this system from 7 to 10 (Bout 4 mths ago) just to see what its like,it was a very standard 7 with no issues,10 upgrade was seamles for me and really none of the horror stories ive seen others go through with it.Ive customised it hugely since the upgrade partly to experiment,partly for security and partly for productivety.(partly cos i cant resist fiddling);-)
Its ok...i still have a really nice 7 i use all the time...long story short i think the 7 is overall a better system...to me unless your gaming a lot win 10 just isnt that great a computer,poor design,updates are a complete nightmare
From"Why Windows 10 Su""cks"
Windows 10 s""ks terribly if you are an unlucky user of a metered Internet connection:
It features huge mandatory system and apps updates (you cannot disable them, you can only postpone the
system reboot after their installation). A note for smug commentators: certain home users/companies use a 3G
uplink connection (for instance via a router which supports USB 3G modems), which means Windows 10 doesn't
and cannot know how it's connected to the Internet.
As if it wasn't enough, Windows 10 gets downloaded automatically if you run Windows 7 or 8.1. We are talking
about 3-6 gigabytes of data some people absolutely do not need.
It uses your free bandwidth to distribute updates to other users nearby you.
In Windows 10 certain not so old games and applications either do not work or have severe problems.
Windows 10 shows full screen ads on your lock screen.
A new shocker: Windows 10 installs apps behind your back without your approval.
Windows 10 resets your default applications to built-in Microsoft's ones after each major update.
With Wi-Fi sense enabled anyone you have in your Skype, Outlook or Hotmail contacts lists — and any of your
Facebook friends — can be granted automatic access to your Wi-Fi network as long as they're within range.
A newly created user profile weighs over 300MB (!) while containing zero (!) information about the user.
A newly created user profile is populated with all the default apps instead of giving the user a choice.
Apart from that its great :-)..So i really like my 7,its had loads of work on so it fit my audio,graphic interests..no way am i ever upgrading it to clunky monster 10
When it goes EOL ill just use it less online and keep it (still have a great little xp that zooms allong.
If you really like that 7 and are happy with it,id keep it,maybe buy a10 to try it,even buy a 7 and upgrade it.Later you could always take it offline,upgrade it or dual boot it with Linux.
My real dislike of 10 is its design,over the top telemetry,lack of user choice (unless you massivly hack it) and the fact the update process is a nightmare.
10 is current but i still think 7 was/is a much better computer.
Just my 10 cents worth.
Edited by Wolverine 7, 29 March 2016 - 04:53 PM.