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Has the dust settled enough to upgrade from 8.1?


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#1 Rapier

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:21 PM

And maybe a weekly yea or nay poll would help us E.A.M. equipment fossils.



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:23 PM

It depends on what you mean by "dust".

And what kind of weekly poll do you want?

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 01:56 AM

It depends on what you mean by "dust".

And what kind of weekly poll do you want?

 

 

I'm asking if people think Win 10 is stable enough to take the free upgrade.

 

A monthly poll would probably be best. The poll would pose the same question to see if more people think Win 10 is stable enough to take the free upgrade.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 03:59 AM

No nothing but troubles for me...wish I'd never upgraded



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 04:29 AM

8.1 should probe the path of least resistance.

Hey just back up your stuff and see for yourself 


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:22 AM

Personally, I never had any issues with my Windows 10, so to me, it's stable.

And there's no need for a monthly poll. Just create one that never expires and check the results each month I guess.

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:20 AM

There's more than one way to skin an upgrade/update.

First off, most technicians recommend against doing an upgrade/update.

We prefer to recommend a clean install - it avoids the problems associated with older, well-used systems being updated.

 

But we're also realizing that BIOS/UEFI updates play a larger part in Windows than they did in previous versions of the OS.S
So, with W10, it's essential to have the latest version before updating.

 

Finally, it depends on the actual system that you're updating.

I've had W8 work on a number of systems that were "borderline" for W8 - and I definitely wouldn't suggest that you put W10 on them.


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 02:11 PM

For me, the currently released build seems stable. I'm running it as my primary system. I do very regular backups and scheduled images. I'm not trying to beat it to death, just my normal tasks and surfing.

 

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 07:02 PM

jct5509, how long ago did you upgrade? there may be hope of getting back to your old OS. Also, did you have any system images, recovery disks or manufacturer's recovery media from before the upgrade?
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Posted 29 March 2016 - 08:07 PM

I'd say it's stable enough. I haven't had *many* problems and it's quite nice from an aesthetics point of view. Defenitly do a clean install though, less problems.



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:02 AM

 

It depends on what you mean by "dust".

And what kind of weekly poll do you want?

 

 

I'm asking if people think Win 10 is stable enough to take the free upgrade.

 

A monthly poll would probably be best. The poll would pose the same question to see if more people think Win 10 is stable enough to take the free upgrade.

 

I've upgraded all our computers - 3 desktops, 2 laptops and one tablet.  No problems at all.



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:34 AM

I have been using Windows 10 for over a year and it has been stable since the beginning. I upgraded the entire family's computers about 8 months ago, no problems with any of them.


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 07:37 PM

 For desktops it seems to go pretty smoothly and be stable.  However Murphy can always strike, so unless there's something in 10 that you want, I'd practice the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule".  Windows 7 is supported 'till 2020 and 8.1 'till 2023.

 Now for laptops I recommend against it because most of the parts are proprietary and people upgrading have often found devices that don't work, especially touchpads and WiFi adapters.

 In any event check with your computer's manufacturer to be sure they provide Windows 10 drivers for your PC because the upgrade may not.

 

 Good luck.


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 11:35 PM

I have found Win 10 to be extremely stable.  The only hitch I have discovered on any of my computers (1 Desk top Upgraded from Win 7 Pro, 1 laptop upgraded from Win 7 Pro, 2 Dell Laptops upgraded from Win 8.1 Home) is a problem on some Forum Sites when using the EDGE browser the Back button rarely works.  Other than that even on older hardware for me it has been flawless.



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 12:08 AM

Just upgrade all ready. Its easy peasy. It pretty safe now to do so if you have not yet.


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